Posts Tagged ‘ virginia ’

Right to Smear

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

Posing as a mere “issue advocacy” operation, the “Real Truth About Obama” group’s ad attacks Mr. Obama’s character and trashes the candidate’s nuanced position on abortion. To spread these lies, the group wants an injunction against the Federal Election Commission’s disclosure and spending rules, instituted after the 2004 campaign.



In Virginia, Large Voting Blocs for McCain and for Obama

Sep 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

No Democratic presidential candidate has won Virginia since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, and the selection of Sarah Palin has improved Mr. McCain’s chances of carrying the state. Even so, Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, still clearly sees an opportunity here, and has opened more than 41 offices in the state.



With Palin at His Side, McCain Finds Energized Crowds

Sep 11th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Tellingly, the McCain campaign has announced no large rallies with Senator McCain alone, and a senior McCain aide said Wednesday that the campaign was considering keeping Gov. Palin and Mr. McCain together for appearances more often than is usual for running mates — perhaps more so than any ticket in recent times.



Feeling a Challenge, Obama Sharpens His Silver Tongue

Sep 10th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Senator Obama’s advisors said that combative edge was essential to blunt any progress Senator McCain was making as he sought to encroach on Mr. Obama’s trademark message of change. But Mr. Obama’s remarks are curiously reminiscent — right down to that mocking tone — to words he spoke nearly a year ago when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton suddenly tried to swipe the mantle of change and Mr. Obama demonstrated a fight that many had doubted he could muster.



Voter Registration by Students Raises Cloud of Consequences

Sep 8th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Election 2008

Inaccurate media releases by the registrar of elections warned that students registering to vote could no longer be claimed as dependents on their parents’ tax returns, a statement the Internal Revenue Service says is incorrect, and could lose scholarships or coverage under their parents’ car and health insurance.