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2008 Democratic National Convention

August 30, 2008
Illinois Senator Barack Obama with his family react to applause on the stage at Invesco field to accepts his parties nomination for President of the United States of America. The final night of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Co. John Leyba, The Denver Post (THE DENVER POST | John Leyba)

Illinois Senator Barack Obama with his family react to applause on the stage at Invesco field to accepts his parties nomination for President of the United States of America. The final night of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Co. John Leyba, The Denver Post (THE DENVER POST | John Leyba)

I recently came out of shock.

The speeches, the emotions, everything was overload. Never would I have imagined that this year would be the year to change history.

We are all making history right now, the 18 million people who voted for Senator Obama, the 18 million people who voted for Senator Clinton. All of us, joined together to make Barack Obama the first African American candidate for President from a major political party. From Ted Kennedy’s emotional speech recalling John F. Kennedy, to Dennis Kucinich’s spine chilling speech telling American to “wake up”, to Hillary’s speech telling us “no McCain” to Democratic Presidential Nominee Barack Obama’s speech.

All 80,000+ Americans in Denver witnessed it 38,300,000 Americans watched it from their homes, even more watched it online, or read about it in their papers.

Every word was one to remember. Every moment was historical. Below I have chosen two parts of Senator Obama’s speech which stuck with me for one reason or another.
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Congratulations Barack Obama

June 3, 2008

Today Barack Obama a senator from Illinois has received enough delegates to effectively sucure the democratic nomination for president. This was a tight race, Hillary Clinton was a worthy opponent and now we all will unite together to make sure a democrat wins the White House!

Dem Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

May 20, 2008

So it begins. Barack Obama is the New Hope for the Democratic Party, he is the Luke Skywalker that will save the Democrats from the Evil Republican Empire. Barack Obama has won the majority of pledged delegates. It is now mathematically impossible for Hillary Clinton to win the nomination without having the super delegates overturn the will of the people. What does this mean you ask?

JACK SQUAT!

Really? Hahaha, you poor fool, you thought that the long flat seemingly endless Bataan death march to the nomination would end so soon?

Hillary Clinton and her supporters are still trying to raise money, and will even make eleven year old Dalton Hatfield sell his bicycle to get it. This woman must be stopped before her junior high school antics continue.

Whats next Hillary? Are you going to get your buddies to beat up the nerds and take their milk money to run ads in Montana?

WHEN WILL THE BLOODSHED END?

Hopefully not soon, because then I wouldn’t have much to write about. In the meanwhile, nothing has changed, Hillary will continue to fight and say that the bastard children of the DNC (Michigan and Florida) should count, which I have my own thoughts on.

Until Hillary Clinton officially says that she’s finally dropping out of the race and supporting Barack Obama and his Vice President John Edwards nothing will change. Hillary will contest him in South Dakota, Montana and Puerto Rico. Chances are Obama will not get the 2,026 delegates necessary to lock up the nomination before the June third primaries in South Dakota and Montana. Nothing changed tonight, nothing will change anytime soon, but it’s like wrestling. You know what the outcome will be but you still watch!

So despite all the stuff you’ve been hearing, it is not over…. every time you try to get out, they just pull you right back in.

I have a question, Where in the World Is John McCain?
(He’s probably with Carmen Sandiego)

Barack Obama

Michigan and Florida… the bastard children of the DNC

March 8, 2008

We all know the story…Florida and Michigan were to hold their primaries on Super Tuesday along with a bunch of other states. Mind you, they agreed to this 18 months ago. However Florida and Michigan wanted to go before Super Tuesday.
In response, the Democratic National Committee decided to strip Florida and Michigan of their delegates at the convention. Perhaps a bit draconian some would argue, but none the less, Howard Dean decided to punish the states for going against the will of the party.
Today, Howard Dean is backing off his punishment and wants to seat them at the convention. He wants the state parties to submit a plan which fit in with the DNC’s rules. This way everyone is happy! Hooray!
I’m sorry but as a child I was brought up to believe that if you broke the rules you were punished. Florida and Michigan broke the rules and they were punished. Why must democrats insist on making everyone happy all the time? The party structure is falling apart already, we have to face it. However, if Dean does this, it will be the final nail in the coffin of the democratic party structure.
Super-delegates were just a small piece of the puzzle. We see that this party is flawed. Howard Dean is a man of great foresight and he should be able to fix this, I am very confident in his ability to do so. However, allowing Florida and Michigan to vote in these elections will set a dangerous precedent. I won’t see why New York shouldn’t move up it’s primary to January in 2012, I mean our delegates are going to count anyways. We wouldn’t want to “disenfranchise” anyone now would we. Give me a break!
WAKE UP DEMOCRATS! We have to realize that there are rules. If states follow them, they should be rewarded. Maybe with delegates at a convention. If they break them, they should be punished, maybe by not having delegates at a convention.
What incentive will other states have to follow the DNC rules if they’ll be given delegates anways? This is the Democratic party’s last stand. If they don’t stand firm here, then we’ll see the end of the party shortly. Unless there is a thorough overhaul of the system.
No one wants to see a repeat of the 1968 convention, although how fun would that be to watch? Can we please come to our sense here. If you break the rules, you have to live with the consequences.