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Campaign 2008

Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:33 am

It's down to John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hilary Clinton.

What say you?

I know we don't get into politics here much and I'd understand if you cringe at the thought of going there here on the forum, so, I'll just kick this off by saying we can keep it as light or as heavy as you see fit.

Personally....I like to keep it light. :wink:

I find it's all a gettin a little too soap-opera like in the media these days.

Hilary and Obama......doin each other no favors.

Bill Clinton there muddyin up the mix for his wife.

John McCain seems like more of the same and his recent trip to visit the troops in Baghdad was as political a move as I've seen in some time. It was like he was conveying the message picture me as commander in chief keepin America safe from terrorism. Vote for me. Saw right through that one and it made me cringe.

Anyone wanna talk about the race for the White House '08?
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Postby KarenZ » Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:31 pm

On this date in 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights marchers — protected by federal troops — left Selma, Alabama, for a march to Montgomery (their third attempt). Some 25,000 marchers join along the way. The marchers reached Montgomery on March 24 and camped out at the Catholic complex City of St. Jude. That night, a "Stars for Freedom" rally was held, with singers Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Frankie Laine, Peter, Paul and Mary, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Nina Simone all performing. Upon reaching the capitol, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., handed a petition to Governor George Wallace, demanding voting rights for blacks. Less than five months later, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Now....a mere 43 years later....a Black man is running for President of the United States. Maybe we are part of a collective gradually-awakening of humanity....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_to_M ... ry_marches

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Postby paddyinthepub » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:46 pm

Well that will give one reason to pause and reflect.

Amazing how the winds of change sometimes blow unnoticed.

Thanks for sharing that historical reference and story here, Karen.
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