I am a lurker who is presently de-lurking. Your site is always awesome, Matthew. Thank you for the intermittent, extreme belly laughs, dude.
I notice that Obama (D-IL) is not on that list. My excitement cannot be effectively contained, yo! Just another reason for the 10th month of the year to be renamed BARACK-TOBER. (See: YouTube, Obama giving the Top 10 list on Letterman. Good stuff.)
If Hillary gets the Democratic nomination, I think I will actually cry.
Alright, back to lurking. Until I feel the need to comment again, that is. Happy Barack Kicks Hillary’s Ass in the Potomac Primaries Day!
Seventeen Democrats and one independent joined 49 Republicans in voting against the Dodd-Feingold amendment. Among those voting with the majority was Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the leading candidate for the GOP presidential nomination. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who is battling for the Democratic nomination, voted in favor of the amendment. His chief rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), did not vote.
Don’t just blame these useless people. How about getting better Democrats in the leadership positions? Replace Reid, Durban, Pelosi, and Hoyer with people who will get the job done. The same thing goes for ineffective committee chair persons (e.g. Jello Jay). After we elect a Democratic president, why don�t we roll out Democratic Leadership 2.0?
You’re unlikely to have an opportunity to not vote for Feinstein — her term expires in 2012, when she turns 79, I think. So now she’s free of electoral restraint, and we get to find out just exactly who she is.
I should add: perhaps you could redo your cheatsheet in reverse-year order so people could tear off each election year as they pass. All four Democrats up for re-election in 2008 are running again, with the West Virginia Democratic primary on May 13 and the South Dakota primaries on June 3 (Arkansas and Lousiana’s primaries have been held on February 5).