Want to see some of the old Presidential campaign commercials? Fellow blogger, Otto, posted this fun link. It's a fun time killer. I watched some and remembered them from the past. The campaigns span the years of 1952 up to 2004.
This was a convention-free household last night. And, we'll keep it that way, thanks. I watched John McCain on Leno last night and that was fun. It was his 13th appearance on the show. He mentioned that Cindy has gone to Georgia to see how the country is doing since the Russian invasion. They joked about the silliness of the houses question and McCain said he was proud of his now deceased father-in-law, a WWII vet shot down three times, who came back to Arizona after the war with nothing and built a successful business that he could pass down to his daughter. The audience was very receptive to McCain and frequently clapped and cheered. One audience member yelled out, "You're gonna win!", which was a funny surprise. He was going to a fundraiser after the taping. A Republican fundraiser in Hollywood? That's the change I'm looking for.
Sunday afternoon brought an awkward moment for a discussion panel with Sunday chat show moderators Tom Brokaw, George Stephanopoulous and Bob Schieffer. Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania, was to give the closing remarks. Now backing Obama, Rendell was originally a strong Hillary supporter.
"Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing," said Rendell. "It was embarrassing". "MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign." "Chris Matthews loses his impartiality when he talks about he Clintons."
According to Politico's Michael Calderone's blog, "at that point, PBS's Judy Woodruff, who was moderating the moderators event, said, "Why don't we let Governor Rendell sit down." "That was met with applause from the crowd of big-time media figures, which included Arianna Huffington, Gwen Ifill, Al Hunt, and Chuck Todd." Al Hunt is Judy Woodruff's husband. Gwen Ifill is a gushing Obama cheerleader and will moderate the upcoming VP Debate.
Can't have anyone calling out the media for blatant campaigning disguised as 'reporting' or 'journalism'.