Archive for July, 2008

July 23, 2008

When we Alabamians change course politically we go from one extreme to the other. The facts are obvious. From 1916 through 1960 we voted for a Democrat for President all 44 years, 12 out of 12. We were a Yellow Dog Democratic state. That phrase was coined because of the analogy that Alabamians would vote […]

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July 16, 2008

The protracted Democratic Presidential Race is finally over. Freshman Illinois Senator Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee. The 46 year old will be the first African American to be the presidential nominee of one of the two major parties.

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July 09, 2008

Most political observers including myself have never seen a Governor in his second term work as hard as Gov. Bob Riley. The Constitution prohibits Riley from running for a third term but you would never know that when you look at him everyday. He is in full campaign mode. His ubiquitous daily schedule points to […]

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July 02, 2008

When California Democrat Nancy Pelosi took the oath as the first female Speaker of the House it garnered enormous nationwide media attention. The fact that a woman was second in line to succession to the presidency brought attention to the fact that women are taking their rightful place in politics. It is a trend that […]

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