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The Young Left’s Anti-Capitalist Manifesto | FiveThirtyEight
“I’ll clearly support whoever the nominee is,” McElwee told me. “I think all of these people can be moved. They’re pieces on a chess board that’s so much larger than them. And I want to be helping move those chess pieces.”
capitalism  history  politics  democrats  2020  elections  power  campaigns 
23 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Sometimes it hits you... - Ta-Nehisi Coates
"And then something like this happens, and after years of feeling ashamed you look up and you see what you represent on your best days, what you hope your fam represents--vision, courage, competition, confidence--is represented at the highest levels of this country. You wake up and realize that your best face, is the face of the country, is the face of the world."
obama  elections  campaigns  politics  identity  black  aesthetics  usa 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Business Technology : Swing-State Voters and the Social-Networking Sites They Love
RapLeaf, which collects and analyzes information from across the Web, took a look at which of these sites the presidential candidates should target to court voters in each swing state.
social  politics  election  obama  socialnetworking  information  data  web  online  voting  campaigns 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Huffington Post: Chuck Todd On McCain-Palin: No Chemistry, No Trust, Possibly No Chance
"Both of these candidates are on the verge of pulling a Bullworth," said Todd, referencing the late '90s political classic about a pol who stopped spinning. "We are at a critical juncture inside this campaign for the McCain folks and that is who is trusting who? You have got people worrying about their reputations. Now you are wondering do the candidates trust the staff? Does the staff trust the candidates? This is a dangerous time in a campaign that is behind. They desperately need some good news because you do wonder if cohesion is disappearing on the inside."
mccain  palin  elections  campaigns  media  movies  film  cinema  politics  republicans  gop 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Magazine Preview - John McCain - The Making (and Remaking and Remaking) of the Candidate - NYTimes.com
I asked him a rather basic question: “Leaving aside her actual experience, do you know how informed Governor Palin is about the issues of the day?” The senior adviser thought for a moment. Then he looked up from his beer. “No,” he said quietly. “I don’t know.”
mccain  elections  republicans  campaigns  politics  gop  palin 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Schwarzenegger Says Palin Would Be Great VP - Advertising Age - MediaWorks
"As you know, it's such a difference between when we have a normal discussion about something or when you are on the campaign trail. You sometimes end up talking like a machine."
humor  politics  california  palin  president  elections  campaigns  republicans  movies  film  cinema 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right: McCain and Michigan
"It's annoying that intrade just lists the EV totals, since what we're really interested in is probabilities of each candidate winning.

I've put together a tool that takes the Intrade state-by-state prices and runs them through a Monte Carlo sim like the one used here (mine uses 100,000 runs instead of 10,000 because I'm more manly). You can see the results here:

http://xkcd.com/intrade "
elections  obama  mccain  democrats  republicans  campaigns  data  information  polls 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
AdWeek: Advertising: Oh No, We're McBama!
"[...] As a candidate, advertising is neither Obama nor McCain. We're a youthful face with a long, heroic history. The candidate who has been tortured by sinking economies and world events but hasn't given in. We're also the candidate of change(ing). Maybe slower than most people want -- but every year, we're making more progress than the last. [...]"
marketing  business  corporations  obama  mccain  politics  elections  campaigns 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
globeandmail.com: The first North American election?
"As environmental problems get worse, however, politicians will be increasingly forced into confrontations between the urban and rural coalitions."
urban  cities  usa  canada  politics  elections  campaigns 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Marc Fisher - For Working Moms, 'Flawed' Palin Is the Perfect Choice - washingtonpost.com
"She's just as flawed as we are. It's not the fact that she's a woman but the way she does it all. And let me tell you: There're more American parents with unwed pregnant teenaged children than American parents with Harvard grads. She's real."
republicans  palin  parenting  feminism  women  mccain  politics  election  campaigns 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Palin: average isn't good enough - Los Angeles Times
"No one wants an average neurosurgeon or even an average carpenter, but when it comes time to vest a man or woman with more power and responsibility than any person has held in human history, Americans say they want a regular guy, someone just like themselves."
palin  elections  campaigns  republicans  politics  power  usa 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Greetings from the energized GOP base - Los Angeles Times
"That family is so American. The pregnant daughter, the baby with Down syndrome, the husband who doesn't have as big a career as his wife." "The boyfriend with the embarrassing MySpace page. That's real life! Go Sarah Barracuda!"
palin  republicans  elections  campaigns  usa  politics  family  social  losangeles 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Who is the Gamer’s Candidate? | Edge Online
"Though the situation is no longer so clear-cut, Senator Obama and Senator McCain (as well as running mates Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin) do differ in opinion on several political matters that are critical to industry health. These are the things you as a gamer should know before you cast your ballot in November."
gaming  elections  campaigns  politics  democrats  republicans  obama  mccain  clinton  biden  palin 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
John Kerry: The road bike warrior - How the World Works - Salon.com
"Here are some excerpts from an account of a ride during the convention Kerry did with Jonathan Vaughters, the director of one of the two American teams to compete in this year's Tour de France, Garmin-Chipotle (named after the team's two sponsors)."
bicycling  kerry  democrats  transit  transportation  sports  politics  campaigns  elections  france 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Stuck in A Groove - washingtonpost.com
"In the world of political stagecraft, where songs are used as stimulants and signifiers, lyrics often don't matter, particularly if they fall outside of the chorus. (Very notable exception: Barack Obama's surprising use of Brooks and Dunn's country-rocker "Only in America" following last night's speech. "One kid dreams of fame and fortune/One kid helps pay the rent/One could end up going to prison/One just might be president.")"
music  elections  campaigns  obama  president  country  songwriting 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tech & the convention - now Obama’s got Biden emailing | csmonitor.com
“I don’t think folks expected that Barack himself keyed in the message on his Blackberry and sent it out. But signing up for the alert and then getting the word directly to your own mobile is a lot more personal than seeing it in a newspaper some kid threw up on your front porch. Beside, many of the younger text generation don’t read newspapers anyway.”
politics  campaigns  elections  media  news  democrats  obama  technology  social  newspapers  mobile 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Media Equation - A Campaign Not Filtered by the Press - NYTimes.com
"Credentialed guests at the gratis media party jointly hosted by The Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post whooped it up on rides, gorged on junk food and lined up at game booths where they got as many chances as it took to win. It’s probably the last time in the coming week that the odds will be in their favor."
medianews  denver  journalism  newspapers  colorado  media  social  news  politics  democratic  communication  campaigns  elections 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com / Comment & analysis / Comment - In an online world, the party is over
"[...] Politicians must have audiences: democratic practice demands it. As those audiences mobilised by parties age and dwindle, new ones appear on the internet. The termites of indifference and contempt, corruption and manipulation, special interests and private cynicism, eat away at parties: the able and ambitious can scarcely be expected to decay with them. [...]"
politics  parties  organization  labor  unions  facebook  yasns  social  campaigns  elections  activism  uk 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Statesman.com: Conservatives playing catch-up to liberals on Web utilization
"Young Republicans and young Democrats are basically doing the same stuff. There's just a lot more (young) Democrats."
democrats  online  republicans  youth  austin  texas  activism  campaigns  elections  blogging  yasns  social  socialnetworking 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The case against foreign language study | FP Passport
"In short, Obama shouldn't worry: Americans will start picking up foreign languages in larger numbers (think: Mandarin) when they really need to."
obama  spanish  language  china  education  usa  campaigns  elections  politics  europe 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Facebooker Who Friended Obama - NYTimes.com
"You can have the best technology in the world, but if you don’t have a community who wants to use it and who are excited about it, then it has no purpose."
facebook  social  socialnetworking  yasns  community  technology  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  mccain 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Hancock, Obama and the summer of heroes - Los Angeles Times
"Who doesn't want somebody to come save the day when the world is a mess? Life is hard. We are going through bad economic times. The environment is in trouble. There are looming terrorists."
fiction  writing  story  politics  obama  elections  campaigns  creativity  cinema  film  movies 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Maureen Dowd - Mincing Up Michelle - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com
“She isn’t sitting with a fixed, adoring gaze. But she obviously loves him deeply and believes in him, and more than that, she believes in this. And that motivates him.”
obama  politics  democrats  campaigns  elections  2008  love  marriage 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Bob Dylan says Barack Obama is 'changin' America - Times Online
"He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to."
dylan  europe  uk  politics  elections  campaigns  democrats  obama 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Obama Hones His Partisan Image in Attacks on McCain - NYTimes.com
"He is like a minimalist musician hitting a new note; the slightest change in his look excites speculation. Are you sure he undid his tie?! What depths of emotion must roil beneath that cotton dress shirt!"
obama  politics  fashion  elections  campaigns  aesthetics  identity 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Clinton comment at Sioux Falls editorial board unleashes a whirlwind (May 29, 2008)
"Digital tools give every newspaper, no matter the size, the ability to deliver news and information to audiences we previously only dreamed of reaching. And politicians know that."
newspapers  video  online  clinton  media  information  news  elections  campaigns  politics 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
James Brown - Funky President « Funky16Corners
"Not like anyone gives a crap, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to put the idea out there again, to paraphrase the great George Carlin, I’m putting on my beret and going down to the rally."
obama  elections  campaigns  democrats  2008  politics  music  1970s  president 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Swamp: Edwards to endorse Obama
"Before he dropped out of the race, Edwards won 18 pledged delegates. He has the power to release his delegates and encourage them to vote for Obama, which could widen the Illinois senator's lead by a sizable chunk."
democrats  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  politics 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
RJ Eskow: Even The Racists Are Deserting Hillary - Politics on The Huffington Post
"[...] They're so reluctant, in fact, that 7% of the voters in West Virginia voted for John Edwards, who isn't even in the race. [...] Faced with a black man and a white woman, these voters chose a white man who isn't running."
politics  democrats  elections  campaigns  2008  obama  clinton  westvirginia 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Roger Ebert's Journal: Hillary and Bill: The movie
"There would be a limited budget, because you wouldn't need a stadium filled with thousands of people so much as you'd need lots of lonely hotel rooms after midnight."
movies  president  politics  clinton  elections  campaigns  democrats  cinema  film 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pants May be Touted as the Coming Thing, but Women Seem to Prefer Dresses - New York Times
“Instead of spending days thinking about your wardrobe, you can concentrate on who you’re voting for for president.”
fashion  women  nyc  president  elections  campaigns  2008  identity  marketing 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Race Matters | The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
"I still believe a black president is possible in America. Within another generation, it is far more conceivable than it would have been a generation ago. But I also now understand better why it will be an almighty struggle. [...]"
race  president  obama  clinton  2008  elections  campaigns  democrats  pennsylvania 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Salon.com | Turn down that thermostat, permanently
"The most pressing decision facing the next U.S. president and Congress may be how best to accelerate the transition from a fossil-fuel-based energy system to a system based on climate-friendly energy alternatives."
oil  energy  usa  politics  elections  campaigns  2008  russia  iran  congress  president 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
AP Chairman Refers to "Obama bin Laden" -- In Posing Question to Barack Obama
"That’s Osama bin Laden." "If I did that, I am so sorry." “This is part of what I have been going through for the past months, which is why it is impressive that I am still standing here.”
medianews  ap  journalism  media  obama  elections  politics  campaigns 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Not listening | yelvington.com
"Today I see journalism falling into two traps. One is the passive abandonment of responsibility that sometimes comes along with the 'objective' mode, and the other is the crass exploitation of divisive opportunities that you see from infotainers [...]"
journalism  television  cable  media  politics  elections  obama  campaigns  radio  newspapers  blogging 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Anatomy of a Stump Speech - washingtonpost.com
"Following is a partial transcript of a representative speech given in Boise, Idaho, on Feb. 2 to a crowd of about 14,000 in the Boise State basketball arena."
communication  rhetoric  politics  obama  elections  campaigns  2008  story  thinking  writing  creativity 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Lobbyist, The Drudge, The Times, The Fixer -- Courant.com
"In New York, there are other kinds of newspapers that handle stories like this. They are called 'tabloids,' from the Greek root "'tab,' meaning 'SLAIN FROZEN PROSTITUTE,' and the Latin suffix '-loid,' meaning 'IN QUEENS LOVE NEST WITH HALF-GOAT POPE BABY
newspapers  news  ethics  law  nytimes  politics  campaigns  mccain 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cafe Talk | Talking Points Memo | You Can’t ‘Xerox’ Change
"So beginning in the 1980s, Xerox Corporation launched a major advertising campaign designed to keep 'Xerox' from becoming 'generic.' The future of their corporation depended upon it."
campaigns  elections  obama  clinton  marketing  debates  corporations  politics 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Points Memo: Teflon John
"[...] I would not broadcast to the world that I am going to bomb a sovereign nation in order to accomplish my goal."
elections  politics  mccain  2008  campaigns  gop  republican  war  iraq 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Cafe Talk | Talking Points Memo | Cultus, not Cult: Obama and the Rationality of Civic Religion
"Cultus by contrast, is a term used in the study of religion to denote those ritual practices in which a community comes together to establish a collective picture of the world, themselves, and their place in it."
elections  2008  campaigns  obama  religion  behavior  ritual  aesthetics  community  story 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Campaign Stops: Patterns of Distinction
"[M]any of the men who said they were considering gender in casting a ballot, gave the New York senator more, not less, support than did other men. [...]"
men  women  gender  elections  data  feminism  voting  identity  newyork  2008  campaigns 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Campaign Reporting in Under 140 Taps - New York Times
“If you tell people how to consume their content, they will ignore you. Let people do what they want to do and try to be in their circle of choice.”
social  socialnetworking  politics  media  writing  journalism  newspapers  democrats  republicans  elections  2008  campaigns 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Political Scene: The Relaunch: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
“If we are really serious about winning this election, Democrats, we can’t live in fear of losing it.”
politics  democrats  2008  clinton  obama  iowa  campaigns  identity 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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