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JibJabs 2008 Campaignn

JibJab's 2008 Campaign'n

Anyone who remembers JibJab‘s hilarious rendition of the 2004 presidential election between Bush and Kerry will greatly appreciate the political subtleties exploited in this year’s campaign parody. We’re always told to be informed and politically active, maybe we can finally live up to those expectations, only I’m sure this isn’t what they had in mind.

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Romney Interview: Being President Would Be “An Apprenticeship” For Obama

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Mitt Romney has seemingly disappeared off the campaign trail, but in an Interview hosted by Ahsley Martella on Newsmax.TV, Romney comes out in full support of John McCain while also suggesting that he may run again for the conservative nomination in 2012. As for Obama, he states that he has the most liberal voting record in the country and that his inexperience makes it look like he is running for the apprenticeship of the United States. Romney states that Barack Obama has done almost nothing in government and that Americans generally want a known commodity.

On the whole, I feel that Romney mellowed his commentary and took an acceptably conservative stance on immigration and offshore drilling. At the end of the clip, however, you can catch how Romney alludes to himself as the young and energetic candidate who could win the election in 2012 or 2016, which I thought was at least mildly tacky.

Hope you enjoy,

-Chris


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Mudslinging 2.0

John McCain’s early-on campaign ads (like the one above) are absolutely brutal. Usually they come equipped with movie-thriller-voice narrations, insinuating captions, and revealing snap-shot photos that measure Obama’s character by the less-than-desirable remarks uttered by those he closely knows.

They are the kind of campaign ads that play off people’s fears, created to frighten viewers and voters over to McCain. With Barack Obama recently voted as the Democratic Presidential Nominee, more slime ads can be expected from both camps. Being able to sift through the slime is what’s important. Here are the repercussions, as described by Mike Huckabee, of making the huge mistake of demonizing Barack Obama early-on in the race.

Dick Morris Interview: No Chance Barack will pick Hillary

Political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax correspondent Ashley Martella that “America is a better country today” because Hillary Clinton did not win the Democratic presidential nomination.

I’ll leave it to you to make that call for yourselves.

Obama Seals Nomination: Clinton Won’t Let Go

Cry me a river; build me a bridge, and get-over-it.

Over the course of the past 16 months, Democrats have been anxiously waiting for their presidential nominee. Yesterday, the epic battle came to a close as Barack Obama delivered a 30 minute speech that claimed his victory of the nomination. Mathematically, this is correct. It takes 2,118 delegates to “clinch” the nomination at the convention, and Obama has 2,144 by the latest AP count.

Still, Hillary has made no indication of withdrawing from the race. With the primary season over and the curtain lifted on the stage of the national election, the last thing people want is another Bush v. Gore standoff when what’s on everyone’s mind is the soaring costs of gasoline, mortgage foreclosures and the Iraq War.

The race must move on and the candidates need to get along. Here’s the scoop on the latest news, and a good story on what Hillary wants, but not what she will do.

Obama Clinches Nomination

When it comes to the campaign trail, I always wonder how every major US news organization can choose a candidate and come up with countless charts and pretty pictures that all invariably show their lead in the race. To me it’s all hogwash.

Opensecrets shows that when it comes to Banking on Becoming President, all the candidates are going into debt over getting ahead in the race, because they all know that there is no certain lead until the actual vote count–and even then–Floridians can’t be too sure. But, reports show that the Democrat guessing game on who is their nominee is winding down. With Obama only 40 delegates shy of clinching the nomination, Clinton is said to be backing out. Here’s the scoop on the latest news.

For all other speculations, I like to rely on good ol’ Forbes, which has recently published a fantastic photo-op that matches the three candidates with what ordinary people identify as their most negative and positive attributes.