Archive for January, 2008

The 123 Meme

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

I was tagged by Pat over at Stubborn Facts. Here’s the game… Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages). Open the book to page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the next three sentences. Tag five people. Right now I’m reading Marketing to Moviegoers: A Handbook of Strategies Used by Major […]

January 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »’s Live Blog of the CNN / LA Times / Politico Clinton – Obama Debate In Hollywood, California (January 31, 2007)

By | Related entries in Barack, California, Debates, Democrats, Hillary

[Re-published from This liveblog on Donklephant will be updated periodically. For the latest please visit the active liveblog at] 6:36: Tonight, it’s not about hope, it’s about hype. The final scheduled debate of primary season is here. Finally. After 19 Republican debates and what will be tonight be the 21 debates for Democrats, […]

January 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

On The Civil Rights Act of 1964

By | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary

[Republished from] I was going to let this go, but then the whole “Ted Kennedy was incensed” thing surfaced. Let me be as frank as possible: To narrow the passage of the Civil Rights Act to one party let alone one person, is about as foolish as you could possibly be. If anyone wants […]

January 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Gallup: Dem Race Tightens; McCain Starts To Pull Away

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Polls, Republicans

First the Dems: As you can see, Hillary made a small gain, and Obama keeps rising. This definitely shows that Florida had absolutely no effect on Hillary’s numbers at all. In fact, her claiming victory in a state with no delegates may have slightly backfired. Now the Repubs: Big uptick for McCain after Florida. He’s […]

January 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Obama Raises $32 Million In January

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Money

What’s more, he added 170,000 new donors this month alone for a total of 650,000. I believe that’s the most of any candidate, including the scrappy Ron Paul. Another thing to consider is that this is just fundraising for the month January. Any candidate would kill for this to be their 3-month total. Given that, […]

January 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

McCain Was Running On Fumes Before Primary Wins

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

McCain won with message, not money. I guess he really is the comeback kid after all. From TPM: The McCain campaign filed their year-end fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission yesterday — and it shows just what dire straits he was in before he proceeded to win New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. McCain […]

January 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Romney Not Buying TV In Feb 5th States? (Updated: He Is)

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Money, Romney

Is this a sign he knows he’s done? From TPM: With five days to go until Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney’s spokesperson is confirming that the Romney campaign has bought exactly zero TV ad time in any of the states that vote on Feb. 5. “We currently haven’t purchased any ad time yet,” Romney spokesperson Kevin […]

January 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

John Edwards Makes His Endorsement

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Comedy, Democrats, Edwards

Honestly, I thought it might come to this. (NOTE: Apparently the link is down, but I contacted the webmaster and it should be back up shortly.) Tweet

January 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Will Ron Paul Or Michael Bloomberg Run?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bloomberg, Ron Paul

What about both of them? Rasmussen has the numbers… Twenty-six percent (26%) of American voters believe New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is at least somewhat likely to make a third-party or independent bid for the White House in 2008. That includes 5% who say he is Very Likely to do so. Twenty-nine percent (29%) […]

January 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Polls Show Obama Closing On Hillary

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, California, Connecticut, Democrats, Hillary, Massachusetts, New York

First the national poll from Gallup, which shows that last week Clinton was up by 16 points. Now the gap is 6 points. Clinton 42% (-2) Obama 36% (+3) Edwards 12% (-2) Then Kennedy’s endorsement has helped Obama in Massachusetts… A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the Massachusetts Democratic Presidential Primary finds Hillary Clinton attracting […]

January 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »