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02.14.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Bill Dixon told me that "politics ain't bean bags" and he was correct, but even politics has some rules. The Clintons have always operated as if the rules don't apply to them--especially when running behind. Look at Florida and Michigan. They were told not to move their primary and they did. The candidates agreed not to compete in those two states--delegates won't be seated....
02.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Some 20,000 people met at the Kohl Center to experience the Obama magic. Our Superdelegate Senators were not there; and no members of the House delegation. Why not? Even without endorsing him, they could have been there to welcome Barack. (Too clever by half for those who want to be wooed by the Clintons to rescue her flagging campaign?) The NY Times reports Hillary has already cede...
02.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Last night 250 supporters of Barack Obama came to the progressive party at Madison's Majestic Theatre. They gave more than $6,000; heard and danced to great music from VO5, and, had fun! Peg Lautenslager started the program and she warmed up the joint for John Nichols, Joe Parisi and the star of the evening, Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Gwen was on fire.While some of us thought the arrival of Oba...
02.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Barack won 'em all--Washington, Louisiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Maine. Hillary can't slow down the momentum. If she loses Virginia and Wisconsin it's over. She should take comfort. No one could have defeated Barack Obama in this year. Tonight I'll be at the Majestic on King Street in Madison at 5:15 discussing super delegates and other stuff. Should be fun, and that is what...
02.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Read the following comments on so-called Super delegates. The first from Barack Obama, winner of Nebraska, Louisiana, and Washington state yesterday. He believes delegates should follow the will of the voters.Howard Wolfson, communications director for Hillary Clinton responded, "It should be whoever [sic] they think would be the best president." Go ahead, Howard, finish the thought--experi...
02.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
It is almost unbelievable but the Catholic Church, the church of my upbringing, is racing back in time to remind every Jew and Catholic that the Church has a disgraceful record in dealing with the Jewish faith. Centuries of holding Jews responsible for the death of Christ were momentarily altered by Pope John XXIII. But that was John; we have Benedict. Hot news from Pope Benedict X...
02.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
If you need proof that we need The Cap Times, read the Wisconsin State Journal editorials for a week. Today is no exception. The WSJ condemns Peg Lautenslager, again, for challenging the nuisance caused by a cranberry operation. Do they get this stuff through a pneumatic tube hooked up with WMC? Or do they just let the Farm Bureau write guest editorials? It is not a question of wh...
02.07.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
John McCain has a lock on his party's nomination in part because he supported the "surge" and, Johnny says it is working! Don't you wonder what he is on? I'd like some. GOP Senator,John Warner, a former hawk said yesterday, "By any fair standard the level of progress to date has fallen below expectations." Take that John McCain. By any "fair standard." And the costs? Gates testifi...
02.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
�Hard to believe but FightingBob.com will celebrate our 5th birthday on February 23. OK, let's get it out of the way. How about a contribution? C'mon. You can do it. We have paid our way by passing the bucket at events, free help, and small contributions. We are excited to announce that Jim Hightower will be our guest and will help us raise money in Stevens Point, Madison, and Milwaukee in early A...
01.30.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Probably 20 million raised and spent for a third place finish in the New York suburb of Florida, and Rudy is ready to walk the plank. How sad. Think about the advisers to Rudy, including Bob Kasten and Norman Podhoretz who demanded that we bomb Iran--now! What will they do? Perhaps join another campaign?And I can imagine the conversation in Mitt Romney's office. "How do we keep him from endorsing ...

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