Countdown: McCain’s Problems + Obama’s Appalachia Problem + Hillary Compares Seating FL Delegates to Freeing Slaves

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May 21, 2008

McCain’s Problems w/Chuck Hagel & John Hagee

New Yorker magazine’s Ryan Lizza discusses Sen. John McCain losing the support of Republican senator and Vietnam vet Chuck Hagel and the latest backlash from comments made by Pastor John Hagee that may affect McCain’s campaign.

Obama’s Appalachia Problem

Political blog First Read pointed out that Sen. Barack Obama does not seem to have a problem with white-working class voters, just white working-class voters in the Appalachian states. Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson discusses.

Hillary Compares Seating FL Delegates to Freeing Slaves

Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe talks about what should happen to the votes in Florida and Michigan.

World’s Worst – Romney, Gillespie, Hewitt

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt doesn’t realize Countdown’s Keith Olbermann hasn’t been a “sports guy” for about 10 years.

GOP Compares McCain to Jesus Christ

Chairperson of the Georgia Republican party Sue Everhart said, “John McCain is kind of like Jesus Christ on the cross.” She said that McCain was tortured by the North Vietnamese but did not turn on the U.S. and that she was looking at the similarities in pain between the two men.

Kevin Spacey on HBO’s Recount

Despite the current angst, the state of Florida is not expected to hang the Democratic nomination on a hook or create problems like it did in 2000. Actor Kevin Spacey speaks with Countdown’s Keith Olbermann about the HBO film Recount which takes a look at the 2000 presidential election.

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Jim Webb Interview May 21, 2008

Keith talks to Jim Webb about the Presidential race and his new book, A Time to Fight.


McCain Endorser Hagee: God Sent Hitler, Jews Have Dead Souls

3 thoughts on “Countdown: McCain’s Problems + Obama’s Appalachia Problem + Hillary Compares Seating FL Delegates to Freeing Slaves

  1. Hi Jason, good luck with your new blog, it takes time to get noticed but if you keep on posting it will eventually.

    Sorry I won’t be linking to your blog as this blog is not supporting Obama.

  2. Hi I just came across your site and wondered if you wouldn’t mind linking to my blog, “Bitter White Folks for Obama” – I’m trying to get the working-class, rural, white, Protestant “Appalachian” demographic (and their descendants and diaspora, of which I am one) behind him as much as I am able by sounding off from my own vantage point. From what I’ve been reading about Obama’s “Appalachian Problem”, this is going to be an absolutely crucial task for the next two months as it may be them who decide where things go (many of those battleground areas, for instance in eastern Ohio are primarily Appalachian migrants to the North). My biggest obstacle so far is that my blog is not yet showing up in Google even after almost a week of existence because not enough other sites are linked to it yet, although I’ve already gotten over 400 hits even without that – so would you mind linking to it so that I can start making more of an impact? I’d really appreciate it! I’ll link ya
    back. Jason.

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