September 6, 2012 |
At the risk of inviting legions of conservatives to swoop down and tell me I'm drowning in the Obama Kool-Aid (actually, it's not just a risk; it's a guarantee), I'm just going to come out and say it: Michelle Obama was spectacular at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. She managed to do in 25 minutes what her husband has been struggling to do for nearly four years: remind us why we were once so excited about the prospect of seeing this family in the White House. Almost immediately, the speech was being called "politically masterful," "a devastating attack on Mitt Romney" and "history making.
August 1, 2012 |
Just two weeks ago, Chick-fil-A was a fast-food restaurant best known for chicken sandwiches and cross-cut fries. Now the chain is known for much more, chiefly its opposition to gay marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared Aug. 1 -- today -- Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, encouraging residents nationwide who support traditional values to plunk down some money and let the Christian-run company know it's not alone. "We are closing in on 500,000 attendees for Chick fil-A Appreciation day," Huckabee said on his Facebook page this week, urging other like-minded individuals to continue to get the word out about the counter-protest.
January 18, 2012 |
Rick Santorum's presidential campaign stormed into this sleepy town with a message geared at small-town conservatives. "The voters who are necessary for us to win [the general election] aren't the white-collar liberal elite or moderates in New York City,” Santorum told a crowd of about 50 voters, many of them still undecided. “The swing states in this election, they're going to decide this race. Well, that's where I come from.“ Santorum touted his background, having grown up in public housing, the son of an immigrant and coal mining family.
October 28, 2010 |
Of all the mom categories used to identify (real or imagined) voting demographics ? soccer moms, hockey moms, Wal-Mart moms ? the one that appeals to me most is mama grizzly. I've always been in favor of "rising up," and I'm tired of being left out of this mom thing just because I don't have kids. That's why I decided it was time to seriously explore my options. After all, when you're over 35, you can't mess around. Being a soccer mom requires having an actual kid. Being a hockey mom somehow seems less strict (or at least the kids seem more likely to have their own apartments before they're out of high school)
September 8, 2010 |
President Obama laid out a sweeping argument for retaining Democrats and punishing Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, calling on voters Wednesday to reject economic policies advanced by the GOP that he said favor millionaires at the expense of struggling families. Obama took the unusual step of describing the financial and medical struggles he, First Lady Michelle Obama and their families have faced, personalizing a deeply political debate as he sought to position himself firmly on the side of middle-class families.
March 5, 2008 |
Spain's most prominent Roman Catholic priests have stepped into the center of a bare-knuckle election campaign here, igniting a firestorm by seeming to tell voters how to cast their ballots. The powerful Spanish Bishops Conference, in a recent widely disseminated "message to the public," reminded Catholic voters of their duty to defend traditional values and to elect leaders "responsibly" when they go to the polls Sunday. Catholics make up the vast majority in this country.