’08 Rep Convention

Coverage of the 2008 Republican National Convention

On Message On Camera; Off Camera, Right Wingers Let Loose

[youtube]CrG8w4bb3kg[/youtube] This clip is spreading like wildfire on the Net.  Conservative pundits Mike Murphy and Peggy Noonan say what they really think about the McCain/Palin ticket and its not pretty.  Host Chuck Todd plays along. Noonan has a column about Palin in the Wall Street Journal today.  Credit the Right Wing Punditocracy.  They lie to…

Women Voters on Palin: “So What”

The Associated Press is reporting that most women voters don’t think all that much of Sarah Palin.  The McCain camp is “angrily defending” her selection. From the story: Six in 10 women voters see McCain’s choice of a female running mate as a calculated political decision rather than one based on Palin’s experience and qualities,…

Observations on the RNC

Diversity isn’t a strong point among rank and file Republicans.  There’s the occassional African-American man or Asian woman, but the RNC stands are filled with white faces.  Nothing wrong with that, but in contrast with the DNC last week in which 25 percent of the delegates were black, 5 percent Asian, 10 percent gay/lesbian, and…

WDYT: McCain-Palin, The Winning Ticket?

Last Friday, the whole political world was stunned by John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin for VP. Today, we’re still wondering why he did it. With scandal after scandal falling out, it seems like McCain didn’t really vet the Alaska Governor. But am I missing something? Can the Palin pick really propel McCain to victory?…

RNC: Arresting the Press?

Amy Goodman, journalist from Democracy Now, was arrested today by the RNC Stormtroopers. This is in addition to the raids on meeting places for people gathering to protest outside the Republican National Convention (RNC). http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/09/01/protests/ I guess that from the Republican point of view, the change we need is the shreading of the Bill of…