Bill Spaulding

Vanity Fair Weighs In

Vanity Fair is owned by Condé Nast. So is The New Yorker. According to the Vanity Fair web site, the folks at Vanity Fair had an opinion about their sibling publication’s recent Obama cover. Well, sure — didn’t most everyone? Well Vanity Fair’s opinion was along the lines of, better you than us. With that…

One Less 527 & Some Thoughts on Campaign Funding

UPDATE: Quite a few people continue to donate. According to Talking Points Memo and others, MoveOn.org is closing its 527 advocacy group in deference to Obama’s call to end such groups. “This is an affirmation that we, like Senator Obama, believe that this election can be won by ordinary Americans giving small donations,” according to…

Al Gore to Endorse

Tonight in Detroit, Michigan at 5:30 pm PDT, Al Gore will announce his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama. Finally. A few hours from now I will step on stage in Detroit, Michigan to announce my support for Senator Barack Obama. From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure…

¡Felicitaciones a Gustavo!

This past Saturday, Orange County’s very own and favorite Mexican was given the first place award for Best Column in a publication with a circulation of more than 55,000 for what is the first thing I read every week in the OCWeekly, Ask A Mexican. The award was given out at the 13th annual AltWeekly…

Edwards, NARAL Endorse Obama

Another Middle-Aged White Guy For Obama! In separate announcements timed no doubt to dominate the evening news, John Edwards today announced his endorsement of Barack Obama. In a campaign event in Grand Rapids, MI, home of the late president, Gerald Ford, Edwards has appeared on stage to throw his support to the apparent front-runner in…

Just What, Precisely, Is the Plan?

Up front: 1- Yes, I am an ardent Obama supporter. 2- I do not claim a monopoly on good ideas; neither do I possess crystal clear insight. 3- Sen. Clinton has every right to continue her campaign. 4- Florida and Michigan will somehow be seated with voting delegates. 5- I will vote for her in…

This is Support for the Troops?

After five years of bumper stickers and magnets on cars proclaiming support for our troops, reality has begun to rear its ugly head. Yes, it is ugly. For lo these five years, the right wing – who still controls the White House agenda as well as the results of what comes out of the Democratic-majority…