November 5, 2008
My piece on Barack Obama’s not-at-all liberal campaign is now up at Jewcy.
February 14, 2008
“Because Republicans want someone completely fresh faced to look pretty and raise taxes?”
February 4, 2008
January 29, 2008
Oh yes, it was during the Howard Dean campaign and then again during John Kerry’s. Errol Lewis in today’s NY Daily News:
The big untold story in the race – the greatest, most unpredictable factor – is Obama’s creation of a powerful youth movement that pollsters and pundits often overlook. On the day before the primary, Clinton got a tepid response from about 600 students at a black college and Edwards spoke to about 200 – but Obama wowed 5,000 kids at Clemson University, and another 1,000 or so at a late-night rally across the street from the University of South Carolina.
I spoke to students who traveled from places like Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and New York to volunteer for the campaign. One group of out-of-state twentysomething volunteers I spent time with arrived from up north like old-style civil rights workers, knocking on doors by day and bunking with local families at night.
They were charged up and happy to be working for Obama – and positively delirious at the rallies.
“Young people are voting at rates we have not seen in the history of this country,” Obama told a cheering crowd on Friday night. “It’s your generation that can imagine not just the world as it is, but the world as it could be.”
Let me, again, quote myself the day after the last presidential election from my “lessons from an election” post:
Young people don’t vote. They have never voted. They will never vote. Even when you threaten them with death. Even when Eminem makes a ‘cool’ video about it. Even when they’re lied to and told that they’ll get drafted. Counting on the young vote (or, really, ‘new’ voters of any age) is just about the worst strategy for any campaign.
But, as you all know, I’m rooting for Obama because I think he will be easier to beat than Hillary here’s hoping they keep on keeping on with the strategy of attracting new voters to the polls. It might totally work this time.
October 25, 2007
Me: Obama said he would take up arms himself to prevent another 9/11.
Dawn: Obama would take up arms at 7/11?
Me: No, doofus, to prevent another 9/11.
Me: OH! And he also said he would have no trouble “going down low and throwing elbows” if opponents went after him. Which is a bad…
Dawn: …because black men really shouldn’t say the phrase “down low” out loud. Ever.
July 17, 2007
Dawn Summers thinks the NY Times headline comparing Obama’s fundraising to crop cultivating is racist.
June 26, 2007
Dawn Summers gave Obamamania a shot:
I didn’t want to be the black chick for the half black guy, but then Oprah went and all endorsed him, so what was a sychophant to do?
April 21, 2007
Barack Obama, who has been in the U.S Senate for a little over two years, is running as the candidate of experience. Stop laughing in his face, that’s just not nice.
February 11, 2007
In his first news conference as a candidate, Obama says the mainstream media is looking at him superficially rather than based on the issues.