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02.25.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I think I will run for president and I hope you will as well if you disagree with Hillary and Barack on any serious national issue. We could create an Internet game entitled "Pick-a-Party" and assign all candidates to a party for a November scrum. Why not? Let me see, our old friend Tom Harkin is better on almost all issues than Barack or Hillary (or Ralph Nader) in my view, so why...
02.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Bill Clinton threw down the challenge to his wife: Win Ohio and Texas or you are done. One could almost hear her teeth grinding a thousand miles away as her spouse said, in essence, you can't win Hillary but I did. Since the Clinton challenge, the papers describe her as "somber" or "wistful" or "a realist" or "resigned." And the finger-pointing is in full swing. The titl...
02.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
And so year six begins. Five fascinating years since we started FightingBob.com. Time flies when you are having fun. Our thanks to Dave Zweifel for his nice column celebrating our birthday and to our pal Jim Hightower who will be in Madison and Milwaukee April 5 & 6 to help raise money for FightingBob. Jim's latest book is Swim Against the Current: Even a dead fish can go with the flow. You wi...
02.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Some of you are of an age where you remember the old party-line telephones. One felt guilty if he or she lingered for a moment before hanging up--just to find out who was talking to whom. (If mother saw you linger, it was off to bed!) The modern day equivalent of the party-line phone is open records, especially when people sending emails think they are shielded from public scrutiny. ...
02.20.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Not in my lifetime has there been a campaign like this one. Starting with the indefatigable candidate with his unique delivery and an incredible ability to reach into an audience and grab their attention, mind and soul; a family history that makes him a folk hero from the start; and a wife who is every bit as smart, articulate and committed to change as he is, and the message has been shouted...
02.19.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Yes, we are relevant. Yes, a lot is on the line. If Hillary wins she temporarily halts the Barack Express and gives a shot in the ribs to Jim Doyle in the process. If Barack wins, he may set the stage to win Ohio and Texas. So, friends, vote! I had fun yesterday. Took our grand daughter to hear Michelle Obama, a brilliant speaker, at the Overture. If they put spouses on the ticket...
02.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
One thing I do not miss are the "people in the know" vs. the rest of us in Washington. As the wine flows at expensive restaurants, grand Pooh-bahs tell the younger would-be Pooh bahs about the sanctity of the Super Delegates and almost all of it is nonsense. The idea was to guarantee control of the Party's nominee by the money boys--the Poo bahs. They were determined to avoid anothe...
02.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Tuesday we get a chance to tell the nation how this blue state, with an open primary, feels about Barack and Hillary. There have been no polls to speak of and so we go with our gut. In watching the Democratic Party fundraiser last night, my impression was of an exhausted and troubled Hillary Clinton. Her enthusiastic introduction from Barbara Lawton seemed out of sync with the ca...
02.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
As panic in the Clinton camp hits the media, the latest Ickes "surge" to seat the Michigan delegation, where only Hillary's name was on the ballot, becomes a bit too obvious. If they thought they had most of the Superdooper delegates they would have waited until after Wisconsin and Ohio to come up with a new plan, but apparently they don't. Or, have they concluded that she will lose Wisco...
02.15.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Bob Lutz, CEO of the General Motors that reported an incredible loss last year, gives us some idea about his I.Q. Not since Michael Moore's brilliant Roger and Me has G.M. been so naked. Lutz told a private luncheon group that "global warming is a crock of shit." One can only imagine a conversation between W. and Lutz. (This country is in trouble!) Hot News: Some Sheriffs endorse W...

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