Archive for April, 2008

April 30, 2008

Presidential election years are generally less interesting or exciting political years in Alabama. We have very few state races on the ballot. Historically, we Alabamians have gotten more excited about state gubernatorial races than presidential races. I guess our forefathers suspected that our political interests would be more geared toward state and local politics so […]

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April 23, 2008

The recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to release former Gov. Don Siegelman, while his appeal is pending, is significant. The federal panel gave a stinging rebuke to District Court Judge Mark Fuller for his harshness to Siegelman. Even Siegelman’s detractors felt like the instant shackling of Siegelman in federal court and […]

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April 16, 2008

The phenomenal success story of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is the political story of the year, regardless of who wins the presidency. Concurrently, if polls are to be believed, he could very well indeed be our next president. Two years ago who would have ever dreamed that a 46 year old African American Senator from […]

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April 09, 2008

The recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to release Don Siegelman pending appeal has added fuel to the fire ignited by the CBS 60 Minute documentary featuring Siegelman’s case and imprisonment. Even though it has been six weeks since the documentary was broadcast, the coffee shop and internet chatter continues. It seems […]

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April 02, 2008

In the 1992 presidential campaign, where Bill Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush, the economy was in the doldrums which contributed greatly to Bush Sr.’s defeat at the polls. Clinton’s chief strategist James Carville saw the economy as being the pivotal issue of the campaign and stressed the importance of staying on message. Carville’s entire election […]

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