April 22, 2008 |
It was an unlikely setting for Republican presidential hopeful John McCain to campaign in Monday: the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where black protesters were beaten in a 1965 march for voting rights. McCain joined hands later with black women who sang gospel spirituals to him as they rode a ferry across the muddy Alabama River near Gee's Bend, a community famous for its quilts and for its role in the civil rights struggle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2012 |
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while under hospice care in Sioux Falls, S.D., said family spokesman Steve Hildebrand. He had been hospitalized for various illnesses and injuries since suffering a serious fall last December. A three-term U.S. senator from South Dakota, McGovern won the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1987
Molly Yard, National Organization for Women president, and Eleanor Smeale, former president, do not speak for all NOW members when they say they will not work for any current Democratic candidate (Part I, Aug. 25) other than Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-Colo.). Granted, there probably isn't a feminist alive who does not respect and admire Schroeder. I, for one, would rejoice to have her as our President. But it is erroneous to suggest NOW members will sit out the 1988 elections because the other candidates are dull.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1987
Your Times Poll headline "Hart Quickly Emerges as Top Democratic Candidate" (Part I, Dec. 17) seems to me to be reaching beyond what your evidence can bear. From the data you report, even Sen. Paul Simon may have Hart beaten. Your story does not appear to recognize this possibility. You report a margin of error of 7%. This means that if you drew and surveyed a similar sample from the same population the results could vary by plus or minus 7 percentage points. You report Gary Hart being supported for his party's nomination by 21% of the Democrats interviewed, followed by the Rev. Jesse Jackson at 13% and Gov. Michael Dukakis at 12%. The finding you report for Gary Hart could, in theory, vary down to 14% (21 less 7)
May 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney used a Latino business gathering as a forum to assail President Obama's leadership of the economy and blame teachers unions for problems facing American education. The Republican presidential candidate is making education the focus of his brief public campaign schedule this week. On Thursday, he will tour a charter school in Philadelphia and lead a discussion on education in the most heavily Democratic part of that swing state. In Washington on Wednesday, Romney assured Latino businessmen and women that they would never have to “wake up every day, wondering if the president is on your side.” Photos: The search for Romney's running mate Obama, he charged, “has decided to attack success,” apparently referring to attack ads by the president's reelection campaign that targeted Romney's business record as an executive of Bain Capital, a private investment firm.
January 17, 1988 |
The Democrats face an unpleasant fact: There are not enough votes in today's Democratic base to elect a President. Unless the party can nominate a candidate with a message that appeals to the traditional base and broadens that base to former Democratic white middle-income voters--particularly in the South--they cannot win. The party needs a candidate with a populist message that appeals to economic concerns of a black millworker in Macon, Ga.