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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Team Obama


Time to take back the White House ...

17 Comments:

Anonymous Rogelio Guevara said...

Dream On, ain't gona happen.
Won't run together.
Cant win the general.
But, it's good to have dreams.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  
Blogger Kurgan said...

M,

The sheen of Obama has all but worn off for many voters. Hillary still sweeping PR, WV and other areas is a very bad sign.

He should be 15-20%+ on McCain in the pols right now, but he is sometimes up and sometimes down.

Truth is: he needs her as much as she needs him.

IF they run together, they will win.

K

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completely agree Kurgan. With Hillary as VP, Democrats are all but assured a victory in November. Ya era tiempo!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  
Blogger BobbyWC said...

If Obama wins in 8 years the run for Prez will be wide open - why possibly tie herself to a failed presidency in Obama when she can serve as a key Cabinet member now and resign if things begin to go bad. She can still run for Prez without the bagage of being tied to a failed Obama Prez as his Veep.

Just an idea

Bobby WC

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why possibly tie herself to a failed presidency in Obama

Obama is already a great president that will transcend history books. All that is left is for him to serve out the eight yerars. Whatever goes wrong can be molded into the larger narrative that has already been written of him being a geat president. He would have to screw up colossally to not be considered a great president by the creators of popular culture and shapers of our collective memories, mainly Hollywood. There will be movies and there will inevitably be TV characters that talk to their rebellious, teenage kids about how when they were young, they stood for something: they protested the war and campaigned for Obama. At this point, I think that in the unlikely event that he loses, he will still be considered a great president.

On Clinton, I think she is more of a liability than an asset. There's two Democratic female governors with executive experience that can attract the women's vote.

Patricia A.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  
Blogger The Merovingian said...

They imploded.
There is always the Libertarians....

Why not? How could they make it worse?

I have less care about who is stealing the china at the Whitehouse than I am about who is stealing in my own back yard.

It was said that all politics is local, so lets do our best to clean up our own backyard and vote for none of the above if someone is unopposed in the general election. I know that we don't have that on the ticket, but no vote for unopposed candidates sends a message that we are not happy about not having choices.

M.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up with BEDC dropping the ball on the tax abatement request to the County from TMobile? The county denied their application and rightly so. The company is already in operations and BEDC is barely asking for the abatement. Okay, I'll cut them some slack, BEDC originally went before commissioners court in December. But state law is clear that abatements can't be granted once a company is already in operation. Wasn't the groundbreaking for TMobile done back in May 2007? What a disgrace of BEDC to promise the tax abatement to TMobile and then not follow through on the application process to qualify them. What an embarrassment to our community to have such an entity like BEDC. They City should stop giving this entity money to operate IMHO.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  
Anonymous Rio Grande V said...

Mrs. Zamora and all,

I hate to disagree with you all, but I do not believe that Obama should even think about choosing Mrs. Clinton.

Many point to JFK and how he chose LBJ. But the reason JFK chose LBJ was not because LBJ put up a great fight and deserved to be the nominee. The press and politicos are doing it for us.

JFK did it because LBJ could deliever certain votes that JFK could not otherwise get. Remember, 1960s was so close that JFK should have lost it. Oh, yeah, LBJ was able to pull off the white vote, southern white vote.

Remember the 1988 election? How often has a Massachusetts man run for president and lost (includes primary and general)? The only one to win other than JFK was John Adams and guess what? John Adams barely won the presidency, and he lost the South. He ran for re-election and lost to a Southerner. There is something about New England that the South just doesn't like. Red Sox and Yankees!

Anyway, back to Obama, he wouldn't be choosing Hillary because she can deliver any votes he isn't already going to obtain...liberal votes.

So what is he to do? He will choose a more moderate person to give him, and I hate this word, gravitas.

He still will not win in November because there is something about the South that will not allow them to vote for Obama. There is also something about us Brown folk that may not want to vote for a Black man.

Finally, does anyone really vote for the under card? In some degree yes, but the undercard can't be Hillary. Oh, and here is a kicker, if she isn't, boy will she wine about it; thus, hurting Obama in November.

Oh, and I am gettin' so drunk tonight celebrating a possible libertarian victory in November.

V

Tuesday, June 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up here in south texas and love the area that I call home. But there are times that I see my area the way the rest of the country see's it. The fact that a historic moment in time is about to happen and all that is judged of this candidate is that he's black. The most impoverished area in the country , with mostly hispanic minorities and you can be against another minority because he's not brown is absurd! Oh he is a closet muslim , oh he's actually a terrorist , oh you cant trust him,,, no your just what alot of people around the country and most that want to put a wall are , close minded (and for the sake of "keeping it clean", lack of a better word or words). We have elected our share of winners down here that have really done a number on us, because they looked and played guitars and spoke like us. But all in all , im glad the majority of the country and a minority of the voters down here could see thru the rose colored glasses of prejudice and elected the right person for the job.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Rogelio Guevara said...

Rant, Rave, Debase, Chastize, Pontificate and expound all you want.
With the exception of Austin & the RGV, the vast majority of Texans will vote for McCain.
All of Texas's electorial votes will go to McCain, that's the reality. Accept it or reject it, your choice, but that is what will happen come November.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Obama is already a great president that will transcend history books."
Patrica A.


Thanks, now we can avoid the cost of an election. You have spoken, albeit a bit presumptive and stupidly. Did you visit your curendara for the prediction?
Current national polls say your wrong.

That is your opinion, you could be wrong, again.
Chevy Chase

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Rio Grande V said...

Latest Anonymous,

Not to be a total ass, because I usually am, but Mr. Obama has not been "elected". He did not receive a "majority".

It is not all because he is black. Nope, it is also because he is an unknown, has no record, and the record some in the moderate and conservative section of the country see they don't like.

He has skeleton's in his closet as many candidates do and that will also deter voter's voting for him.

I like to say, there is only so much times a man can say hope this, hope that, hope for our future, hope for our past, hope for our present, hope I win, hope you like me, before people start thinking is that the only word you know? I know Bush can't speakee English, but at least we knew were he stood.

How many of you got tired of hearing these words in 2004: Hello, I'm John Kerry. I fought in Vietnam!

Yeah, it gets old. Obama talks hope. I want reality and another word! Yeah, and "change" doesn't count.

V

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

For some reason, some of the comments posted went straight to my SPAM folder. I apologize for the delayed approval.

~Melly

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MZ
Maybe you need to turn the PC Police filter add-on off, lol
Thanks for the forum

Chevy Chase

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have spoken, albeit a bit presumptive and stupidly.

Chevy Chase (very appropriate name),

I don't think you understood what I meant, but I'm too lazy to explain it, so why don't you read my comment a few more times--whatever it takes.

Patricia A.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

Maybe you need to turn the PC Police filter add-on off, lol


hardy har har har ...

;-)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008  
Anonymous senorita said...

Oh Patricia
Noooooooo ur breakin my heart! :(

I think Hillary should run as an independent. She would win the way Leiberman won - taking loyalists from her own party plus the Republicans who consider McCain a lost cause anyway. Remember those Republicans voting in the dem primary for hillary so Obama wouldn't win - an indication of what they might do in the general.

"He would have to screw up colossally to not be considered a great president by the creators of popular culture and shapers of our collective memories, mainly Hollywood." LOL! But Obama's message is so canned he just freaks me out. I don't think anyone has seen the real Obama or has any idea what his real plans are. That's why I'm not supporting him. Of course Obama could be incredible in the Middle East, maybe even patch things up with Iran and make headway with the Palestinians. I don't know. He's like a giant manufactured image. Obama reminds me of George Bush in 2000, we could be in for a real shocker. But anyway, I like the way you express yourself, insightful as always.

Thursday, June 05, 2008  

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