Ed Velasquez

DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee

Perhaps I’m the only “Process Nerd” glued to coverage of the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws hearing on a beautiful Spring afternoon. But I’m sure there are others out there. What do you think so far? Here is the link to the Live CNN.com webcast. I think that Donna Brazile summed it up best…

Great American Write-In Returns to Irvine

One of Orange County’s best political events returns on Saturday. From the Women For: Orange County website – THE 23RD ANNUAL GREAT AMERICAN WRITE-IN Saturday April 5, Lakeview Senior Center, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM The Pen is Mightier than the Sword ~ Raise Your Voice by Writing! Meet representatives of local and national advocacy…

Madame Tussaud Sees the Future?

Are the folks at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Washington DC showing us what the future might look like? Today’s New York Times Political Blog reports that they have unveiled their newest wax figure – of Senator Barack Obama behind the desk in the oval office – just in time for tomorrow’s “Potomac Primary” in…

Orange County Trending. . . PURPLE!

Democratic turnout in all of the primaries so far has been huge. As people get caught up in the horse races on each side, turnout difference is the big, mostly unreported story. Here in OC (as in CA, and nationwide, I believe) the two major parties have been losing ground to independent voters. By registration…

Election Day Mid-Afternoon Report

Well, we’ve just passed the midpoint of voting hours and things seem to be running pretty smoothly throughout OC. I’ve heard a few reports of polling places opening late or not having the appropriate supplies right at 7 am, but it seems most problems were resolved early in the day. The major confusion this time…

MoveOn.org endorses Obama

Even now that it’s down to two candidates, I had my doubts that either would get the 2/3rd majority required by MoveOn.org for an endorsement. So this morning I was shocked to see that over 70% of MoveOn members voted to endorse Barack Obama for President. This is the first time that MoveOn.org has endorsed…