Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Obama News for Feb 26

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Endorses Obama
"Citing hope for "a new direction in American politics and a positive change in Washington," U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-South Dakota, at-large) today endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for President of the United States. ..."

Stories from the Obama Grassroots
"The Obama campaign has singlehandedly done more to rebuild the Democratic Party of Texas in 2 weeks than the TDP has been able to in probably 10 years. ..."

Army General: Obama's Military Shortage Story Fine By Me
"Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey, testifying on troop strain before the Senate Armed Forces Committee Tuesday, said there is "no reason to doubt" Sen. Barack Obama's military shortage story during CNN's debate..."

Two More DC Superdelegates Endorse Obama
"Shadow United States Senators Paul Strauss and Michael D. Brown endorsed Obama, citing his longstanding commitment to the rights of DC residents and his ability to unite Americans to bring change. ..."

Chelsea Says Texas is Must Win
"I think we do have to win in Texas," Chelsea said. "And I think we will win in Texas if we work hard. ..."

Obama's Test: Close Out Clinton - Now
"...Obama needs to close out Clinton so that he can start to define himself before the GOP makes it all about lapel flag-pins. ..."

Ohio Debate Primer on Trade
"Ohio is a state that has been hit hard by trade-related job losses and wage cuts. The economy will certainly be center-stage tonight at the debate: ..."

Clinton Bets the House, Release Rash of New Ads in Ohio, Texas
"Days after former President Bill Clinton described the importance of the Texas primary in stark, do-or-die terms, the former first lady's campaign released a slew of new ads targeting voters in both states..."

Obama's Campaign Bends Gender Conventions
"Obama is a female candidate for president in the same way that Bill Clinton was the first black president. ..."

MSNBC: Tonight is Hillary's Last Stand
"But if Clinton can’t dramatically convince voter/viewers of her essential point – that Obama is dangerously vague and ill-prepared for a fall campaign, let alone for the presidency – then it is very hard to see how she can stop the Obama Express in March. ..."

Fact Check: Clinton's Misleading Mailer
"But what she offers is certainly not the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The quotes about Obama and NAFTA she uses are completely out of context. ..."

Richardson Endorsement Could Come Within Days
"...Richardson praised both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and suggested now might be the right time he publicly backs one of them. ..."

McCain Apologizes for Supporter's Comments About Obama
"Republican John McCain quickly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who while warming up a campaign crowd referred repeatedly to Barack Hussein Obama..."

Gallup Daily Poll: Obama and Clinton Tied
"The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update on Democratic voters' presidential nomination preferences show equal percentages preferring Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. ..."

Former Clinton Administration Official on Obama's Foreign Policy
"John Holum -- who served for eight years under the Clinton administration, first as Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and then as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security -- writes about why Obama is the best candidate on foreign policy..."

Obama's Ohio Grassroots Advantage
"... Now that I've been with both campaigns, I see that Obama's has a lot more volunteers, and they're all grassroots people from the neighborhood," Conwell says. "I didn't think this movement would grow. I was wrong. It's strong."

Finding Political Strength in the Power of Words
"Not since the days of the whistle-stop tour and the radio addresses that Franklin D. RooseveltNew York has a presidential candidate been propelled so much by the force of words, according to historians and experts on rhetoric. ..."

Washington Post: Team Clinton - Down and Out of Touch
"They are in the last throes, if you will. ..."

Clinton Lead in Ohio Shrinks on Day of the Debate
"The 50 percent to 44 percent margin for Clinton is three percentage points less than one week ago, when she led 52-43. ..."

Chris Dodd Endorsement Official
"A former adviser for Dodd said the timing of the Connecticut senator's endorsement "works pretty well" given that foreign policy has become a key issue of the campaign. ..."

Rasmussen: Clinton Lead Slipping in Ohio
"With just a week to go until the crucial March 4 Democratic Presidential Primaries, Barack Obama continues to gain ground on Hillary Clinton in Ohio. ..."

Rasmussen Daily National Poll: Obama leads Clinton
"Obama now earns support from 46% of Likely Democratic Primary Voters while Clinton attracts 43%..."

Obama Support Surges Past Clinton
"Barack Obama has taken clear leads over Hillary Rodham Clinton among white men, middle-income earners and liberals, allowing him to catch his faltering rival in their race for the Democratic presidential nomination..."

Clinton Camp: March 4th will Determine if Clinton Moves Forward
"When the dust settles after next Tuesday’s election battle in Texas and Ohio, Hillary Clinton will know “whether to go forward or not” in the quest for the White House, in the opinion of one of her top campaign strategists. ..."

Obama's Real Experience: His Candidacy
"The best evidence of Obama’s readiness to lead the nation is the ability with which he has run for president. ..."

Dean's Plan - Avoiding Division Going Into the Convention
"...he offered a perhaps slightly improbable image for preventing a fight at the convention: He, Obama, and Clinton will simply sit down and hash it out..."

Finger Pointing, Frustration in the Clinton Camp
"With a week to go before climactic tests in Texas and Ohio, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign team has slipped into full recriminations mode. ..."

Senator Christopher Dodd to Endorse Obama
"Dodd will endorse his colleague, a senator from Illinois, in Cleveland on Tuesday, according to a Democratic official close to Dodd who requested anonymity because no formal announcement had been made. ..."

The Clintons in Defeat
"In defeat, the Clintons are remarkably adept at picking up the pieces. ..."

Obama's Support Grows Broader, New Poll Finds
"... Mr. Obama has made substantial gains across most major demographic groups in the Democratic Party, including men and women, liberals and moderates, higher and lower income voters..."

Clinton Campaign Starts 5-Point Attack on Obama
"After struggling for months to dent Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy, the campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is now unleashing what one Clinton aide called a “kitchen sink” fusillade against Mr. Obama..."

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