Archive for December, 2008

December 31, 2008

As 2008 comes to an end and we begin a new year in Alabama politics let us look back at what happened politically in Alabama in 2008. Presidential politics took front and center stage. Barack Obama won the presidency in an impressive margin nationwide, but not in Alabama. Republican John McCain won Alabama overwhelmingly. The […]

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December 24, 2008

It was 1971 and a 35 year old educator named Paul Hubbert took on the Goliath of Alabama politics, George Wallace, in the heyday of his political power and beat him. It was a remarkable David vs. Goliath victory that propelled Dr. Paul Hubbert to stardom and power in Alabama politics. Hubbert became the King […]

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December 17, 2008

Many of you have asked the question why Paul Hubbert is such a power in state government. In addition, people are curious as to whether his power is perceived or overrated by the media or whether it is real. The answer to the second question is yes, it is real. Hubbert is unquestionably the most […]

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December 10, 2008

As we approach the end of the year, we have had a month to let the dust settle on the historic 2008 election and can now analyze the results that have crystallized. On the national level the election of Barack Obama is indeed an historical event. African Americans have rejoiced and reveled in this landmark […]

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December 03, 2008

Alabamians have established definite trends in our voting patterns. We have made a clear delineation between national and local races. We prefer Republicans for national office and Democrats locally. The state races are somewhere in between. It is apparent that we are a very red state when it comes to presidential politics. Since 1964 we […]

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