Obama HQ in Indiana Vandalized

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Barack Obama must be pretty happy with his big victory in North Carolina and slim loss in Indiana. The days leading up to yesterday had some fairly ugly moments, though. This picture, emailed to Kate Sherrill, a college librarian, shows one of them in Vincennes, Indiana (hat tip to James ...

Democratic Delegate Math

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The delegate math is looking tougher than ever for Hillary Clinton after the Indiana and North Carolina primaries. This barbed advice on how she might rejigger the numbers was found by our very own John Barth. The video was made prior to the Pennsylvania primary, so a few of the ...

Indiana and North Carolina Primaries

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Democrats in Indiana and North Carolina voted today after days of rallies and knocking on doors. (Republicans voted, too, but...) These two pictures are from the last couple of weeks on the campaign trail. In Indianapolis, Brian Bruner captured what may be the best Hillary hat of the entire election ...

More Criticism of PA Democratic Debate

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 24th, 2008

These two videos found by Sue Salinger make it worth revisiting last week's ABC Democratic debate -- a debate that has been thoroughly trashed (by Democrats, anyway) for it near-total irrelevance. In this vein, up first: New York hip-hop vlogger Jay Smooth's mashup of debate footage and Soulja Boy: And next: ...

On to Indiana and North Carolina

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Next up for the Democrats: Indiana and North Carolina on May 6th. Litandmore -- Chicagoan, teacher, and library student -- has attended a bunch of Hillary rallies and appears to be fired up to take the fight to Indiana. Here he is on his way there before Clinton even won in ...

Montana Republican Caucus

Posted by Katherine | Friday, April 18th, 2008

Driving in to Bozeman [meganpru / Flickr] An anonymous moderate Republican student at Bozeman High in Montana attended the local Republican caucus on Super Tuesday. He/she may be voting for the first time this year but is already an astute observer of the way primaries can play to polarized voters (hat ...

Get Out the Vote: In Vietnamese

Posted by Katherine | Friday, April 18th, 2008

This video found by Ann Raber seems to explain -- in Vietnamese -- the steps for voting and caucusing for Clinton in Texas's Democratic primary last month (we don't, though, have any Vietnamese speakers here at PRX, so no promises). How cool is that? As Ann pointed out, Texas (or ...

Can’t We Talk About Issues?

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 17th, 2008

[desi.italy / Flickr] Last night's Democratic debate in Philly -- specifically the performance by anchors Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos -- has been widely panned: in the mainstream media, in the high-traffic political blogosphere, in thousands of outraged comments on ABC's site, and by regular people writing on their personal blogs. ...

PA Prom for Clinton

Posted by Katherine | Monday, April 14th, 2008

Three days ago, at a Drexel University rally in Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton got asked on a date. To a prom. Apparently she politely responded that it might be a little tough to coordinate with her campaign schedule. (Via Ann Raber.) [Noel Dietrich / Flickr] If you look at the original-size version of ...

Swingin’ for Obama in PA

Posted by Katherine | Monday, April 14th, 2008

The Pennsylvania Democratic primary polls show Clinton still in the lead, despite a narrowing gap. But Earl Pickens (from Lewisburg, PA) and The Band Named Thunder think otherwise. They're so sure Obama's going to win everywhere in Pennsylvania they had to sing about it. Notice how they work in "Yes ...

Sweet on Clinton or Obama?

Posted by Katherine | Monday, April 14th, 2008

In a bakery somewhere near Philadelphia, a sweet proxy campaign is underway. You get to choose a Hillary cookie or an Obama cookie. Or, in total infringement on democracy, both. (Thanks, Ann Raber!) [Apuch / Flickr] As of two weeks ago, Barack was winning the bakery race, but only because his campaign ...

Pennsylvania: Rival Neighbors

Posted by Katherine | Monday, April 14th, 2008

The Pennsylvania primaries are a week from tomorrow, and it's all about the Democrats. Courtesy of Ann Raber: photographer Nikos G says that Clinton and Obama signs have popped up in windows all over Philadelphia: [Nikos G / Flickr] Imagine the neighborly front-stoop conversation.

Clinton or Obama: Who Cares More?

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Another find from Ann Raber. This card was sent with apparent fondness from a Republican dad in Florida to a Democratic daughter in Texas. The daughter's note below the photo describes previous teasing in which dad sold daughter his truck and delivered it outfitted it with Bush memorabilia. [cmt2779 / Flickr] The ...

Bras for Hillary

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Hard to know how to introduce this one. It comes via Ann Raber. The photographer -- Marc Brodsky -- is a pinhole-camera enthusiast from New Jersey who captured the scene in Jerome, Arizona. [mbrodsky / Flickr] We're assuming the display is intended as genuine, humorous support for Clinton. But do you think ...

Super Tuesday Tweets

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

People are tweeting about everything from everywhere. It can be overwhelming. So the beauty of this Super Tuesday mashup found by Sue Salinger is the way it bites off one small and very digestible piece of Twitter: [estragon / Vimeo] Doesn't the simple Google map somehow emphasize how cool it is that ...

Citizen Ads

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

They're everywhere on YouTube and Flickr and in the blogosphere: ads made by supporters to promote their favorite candidates. They're 2008's Web 2.0 version of homemade posters and banners -- fuelled by digital media gadgetry. This video is a good example because its creator, Phil de Vellis, explains both why ...

Chinese Opinion

Posted by Katherine | Monday, April 7th, 2008

Whether or not you believe China's trajectory puts it on track to rival the US as a world power, there's no question that we're bound together economically. It's natural that Chinese should take an interest in the US election; we in turn might want to know what they make of ...

Dallas Students Evaluate Democrats

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Via co-curator Ann Raber, a largely conservative student perspective -- from the University of Dallas and the University of Texas at Dallas -- on the Democratic candiates: Sirmontag, who made the video, grew up in Dayton, OH, and currently lives in Dallas. He is a man of many hobbies, from blacksmithing ...

Obamamania: In or Out?

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Like many clubs, Obamamania looks pretty fun from the inside; less so if you're on the outside. First, the inside: This is another video found by co-curator Sarolta Cump. It shows avid Obama supporters waiting in the cold at 5:30 a.m. to see the senator and passing time with some ...

Monday Memory of Mike

Posted by Katherine | Monday, March 24th, 2008

Since it's Monday, a dose of lightness. Mike Huckabee's been out of the race for a few weeks now, so think of this also as a final salute to his candidacy. Sarolta Cump, one of our new co-curators -- who will all be introducing themselves soon -- found this video. ...