Jindal Possible GOP VP Candidate

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Bobby Jindal [Marc V. Genre / Flickr] John McCain appears to be narrowing the field of potential running mates. A handful -- including Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal -- will be visiting with McCain in Arizona this weekend. Jindal is 36 and was born to parents who had just immigrated from India. ...

Undecided Democrats

Posted by Katherine | Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Dixie Wells -- aka "young and with it" (possibly more young and with it than her subject) -- is from Austin, TX. It appears that she caught this conflicted donkey outside the local Alamo movie theatre the night of the Democratic debate in Austin. [young and with it / Flickr] Is any ...

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. ...

Small-Town Bitterness

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Billionaires' Row in CA: where it all went down [zombietime] Barack Obama's remarks in CA about small-town bitterness are in their umpteenth news cycle. It's hard to know how they'll affect next Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary. One recent poll shows Obama plummeting in PA; another shows him holding steady nationally. The blogosphere, of course, ...

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 ...

Co-Curator: Ann Raber

Posted by Ann | Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

[Ann Raber] I live in Texas and spend my time cleaning, reading, studying and occasionally making radio news for Pacifica. Ballotvox is a perfect opportunity to give my internet habit some direction. I'm interested in what much younger and much older people are thinking about American politics, and in how they ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...