Latest On Election 2008

  • Joe The Plumber Won’t Let “Queers” Near His Kids

    Remember Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher? Unfortunately, so do the good folks at Christianity Today, who decided to let him announce that he would never let “queers” near his children. Furthermore, he claims to have gay friends who, despite his opinions, are going to “do their thing.” Wurzelbacher, however, declined to specify whether “their thing” included “eating children.” Read More ›

    Eliot Glazer 5 years ago 36 responses

  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    It’s pretty much a done deal: Barring some juicy scandal, Hillary Clinton will be nominated as Secretary of State after Thanksgiving, according to aides from the Obama camp. The Wall Street Journal reports that “the Obama transition team has resolved the financial disclosure issues surrounding the work of her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and the president-elect feels comfortable moving ahead with the nomination.” Does this mean that we’re now officially out of interesting political things to talk about until the inauguration? Read More ›

    Jack Shepherd 5 years ago respond

  • Reactions From Around The World: Photo Gallery

    It wasn’t just America who celebrated Obama’s win last night. Check out this amazing collection of photos taken from around the world, showing the international community’s reactions (including one of Barack’s step-grandmother, Sarah Obama, celebrating in Kenya).

    Lauren Cook 5 years ago respond

  • Reverend Wright Ad Finally Runs

    After months of threatening to run an ad dredging up Reverend Wright, a group called the National Republican Trust made a splashy ad buy at the eleventh hour, running it nationwide during Monday Night Football, SNL, and (inexplicably) The Rachel Maddow Show. Given the millions of dollars this cost, you’d expect some more strategic thinking about where the ad ran (like, a blitz in battleground states for instance), so what was their actual intention here? Read More ›

    Jack Shepherd 5 years ago 1 response

  • Voting Celebrity Sightings

    Celebrities: They’re just like us! If they didn’t vote early, they’re waiting in line with the rest of us peons to cast their vote - just like Conan O’Brien. So send in any and all celebrity sightings at the polling stations. (B-list actors and reality TV stars count too.) Read More ›

    Lauren Cook 5 years ago respond

  • Obama and McCain on Sports Reform

    Democrat Barack Obama tells ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” it’s time for college football to pick a champion with a playoff system while Republican John McCain wants to put an end to performance-enhancing substances. Gee, let’s just wait until most people have already voted to start bringing up the REALLY pressing issues. Read More ›

    Peggy Wang 5 years ago respond

  • What Will I Be Voting On?

    Even if you’re undecided, you know about the presidential race. What other issues will you be voting on in the booth? Another clever site from the League of Women Voters helps you figure out what other races and propositions you’ll be deciding on come election day.

    Scott Lamb 5 years ago respond

  • This. F*cking. Election

    A concise typographic guide to the 2008 election, with a few words yet to come. Ugh. Remember the yellow pantsuit thing, the $400 hair cut debacle? Can’t wait for this sordid mess to be over.

    Scott Lamb 5 years ago respond

  • The Halloween Primary

    Can sales of Halloween masks predict the winner in the upcoming election? A poll of 625 stores nationwide has been eerily accurate in predicting the next President for the last 12 years. Bad news for independents: The Bob Barr masks haven’t exactly been flying off the shelves.

    Jack Shepherd 5 years ago respond

  • Obama On The Daily Show

    Because a full half-hour infomercial wasn’t quite enough, Barack Obama also made a guest appearance on last night’s Daily Show. Though he generally doesn’t believe in the Bradley effect, he has been going to therapy to make sure his white half doesn’t mess it up in the voting booth.

    Scott Lamb 5 years ago respond

  • Synchronized Presidential Debates

    You could probably do this to just about any politician who’s used to repeating the same talking points, but it’s still pretty incredible to watch. Some impressive (and painstaking) video editing that peaks with a chorus of McCains saying, “My friends”.

    Jack Shepherd 5 years ago respond

  • Post-Obama Chaos

    If Obama wins the presidency, will celebration turn into mass chaos? The suggestion was put forth in an NPR piece in which an elderly Pennsylvanian McCain supporter said, “I don’t want to sound racist, and I’m not racist, but [if Obama wins] I feel a lot of black people are going to feel it’s payback time.” We’re not sure if “payback time” is meant to connote a gory action movie sequence, but it sure does sound…well, racist.

    Eliot Glazer 5 years ago respond

  • Redistribution of Wealth

    Blogs are making a big deal of Obama’s comments on a radio show in 2001 about the court system and the redistribution of wealth. Here’s John McCain’s final campaign talking point, a conversation from eight years ago about the Warren court. Watch Video ›

    Scott Lamb 5 years ago respond