The Race Speech

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Independence Hall [Runs With Scissors / Flickr] Barack Obama spoke about race yesterday in Philadelphia. This morning, rants aside, the "regular-person" blogosphere mostly praised Obama for nuance and bravery and uncommon frankness. We're still looking for a thoughtful but largely negative critique -- so send us a link if you find ...

Republicans for Billary

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, March 6th, 2008

[Daniella Zalcman / Flickr] As a small addendum to the previous post, this from Republican John Rich, who voted for Clinton in Virginia: The Clintons are a team. You get one, you get both. And that’s good news for Republicans like me: he’d be a steadying influence on Hillary’s more leftish notions. Stated ...

Republicans for Clinton

Posted by Katherine | Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Were they talking up Clinton? [chix0rgirl / Flickr] Before Tuesday's primaries in Texas, Ohio, Vermont, and Rhode Island, Rush Limbaugh urged Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton. His reason: a bruising ongoing Democratic race helps the GOP. Republican John Ruwe, who did vote for Clinton on Tuesday, sees very much eye-to-eye with ...

Farewell, Fair Tax

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

[trialkat / Flickr] This picture by trialkat was taken at a Fair Tax rally in Jacksonville, FL, where Mike Huckabee played his bass. The boy is holding a dollar bill autographed by Huckabee, and the photo seemed a fitting adieu to the candidate, who, after last night's primaries, conceded the GOP ...

Hillary: Buzz or Buzzkill?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

[Litandmore / Flickr] [Litandmore / Flickr] John McCain clinched the Republican nomination last night, but the buzz belonged to Hillary Clinton for winning Ohio, Texas, and Rhode Island. Ohio blogger The Critic explains the vote he cast for Clinton yesterday: Today I was up by six thirty, dressed by six forty, and out the ...

On the Vermont Primary

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

A Vermonter and self-described "housewife and homeschooling mom" had this to say last night after watching the Vermont primary results on TV: On the Channel 17 exit interviews, when asked what comment she would write on her ballot for her elected officials, if she could, one woman said, “I would tell ...

Richardson Was No Dean Online

Posted by Katherine | Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Connecting the old-fashioned way [Jay Tamboli / Flickr] Emmett O'Connell lives and blogs -- largely about politics -- in Olympia, WA. He was enthusiastically involved online in the Dean campaign in 2004; this time around, he helped set up a community site for Bill Richardson long before Richardson even declared his ...

Admit You’re Wrong

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

[Mike Licht, NotionsCapitol.com / Flickr] Jen, a Californian blogger who also writes for a group blog called MOMocrats, is frustrated with both Democratic candidates after last night's Cleveland debate. All it would take to get her support, she says, is this: Stop hedging. Stop couching everything. Admit you could have done something ...

Romney Redux?

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

[ThrasherDave / Flickr]Everyone's piling on to the McCain-Iseman story, but it's been hard to find local bloggers doing more than quoting the MSM and the political blogosphere. HatCityBlog from Connecticut relies on those quotes but gathers the plot twists ardently... and ends on a nice local note pegged to the ...

Fake Homemade Signs

Posted by Katherine | Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Washington-state blogger Joshua Longbrake writes about his experience at an overcrowded, spirited Obama rally in Seattle earlier this month. He has this gem of an observation: It was really fascinating to see the Obama campaign team pass out two types of signs: the first set of signs were professionally made [...] ...

Suggestion for John McCain

Posted by Katherine | Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Conservative blogger Sean Hackbarth argued a couple of days ago that John McCain is missing a good opportunity to rally conservatives. In Berkeley, CA, the City Council and antiwar protesters like Code Pink have been resisting the local Marine recruiting office -- and Hackbarth points out that McCain, unlike many ...

Democrats in Rural Texas

Posted by Katherine | Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Karl-Thomas Musselman from The Burnt Orange Report, a Democratic group blog based in Austin, TX, has this to say about last night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama: I have occasionally taken the liberty of talking about my hometown of Fredericksburg in Gillespie County out west of Austin in the ...

First Flickr Photo

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

In some sidebar avoidance a few days ago, we bookmarked our first Flickr photo: [Steve Rhodes / Flickr] Steve Rhodes' Flickr profile says he's a blogger who covers media, culture, and politics; it wasn't until I checked his profile just now at Tiger Beat that I realized he's a journalist. We'll be ...