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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Today in Obama News

Colorado will turn blue for Obama:

The latest polling in Colorado by Rasmussen Reports shows that Sen. Barack Obama would be a decisive victor in a general election campaign over the presumptive Republican nominee, but that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton would be trounced. The results: Obama 46% - McCain 39%, Clinton 35% - McCain 49%.

Obama proposes $210 billion for new jobs:

Barack Obama said Wednesday that as president he would spend $210 billion to create jobs in construction and environmental industries, as he tried to win over economically struggling voters. Obama's investment would be over 10 years as part of two programs. The larger is $150 billion to create 5 million so-called "green collar" jobs to develop more environmentally friendly energy sources. $60 billion would go to a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank to rebuild highways, bridges, airports and other public projects. Obama estimated that could generate nearly 2 million jobs, many of them in the construction industry that's been hit by the housing crisis.

Economic manifesto to include "Credit Card Bill of Rights":

Obama pledged to ease the pain of home owners defrauded in the mortgage crisis and to introduce a "Credit Card Bill of Rights" to protect consumers from punitive charges. "We are not standing on the brink of recession due to forces beyond our control. The fallout from the housing crisis that's cost jobs and wiped out savings was not an inevitable part of the business cycle. It was a failure of leadership and imagination in Washington," he said.

Obama stealing Clinton's base:

Obama won the Potomac Primaries by eating into Clinton's core. In the Super Tuesday states, Obama won 43 percent of women. He took 55 percent in Maryland and 60 percent in Virginia. In the Super Tuesday states, Obama was supported by only 35 percent of voters over 65 years of age. In Maryland and Virginia, a touch more than 50 percent voted for him.

Within all the Democratic constituencies Clinton relies upon, Obama not only made gains, but won. He won among voters making less than $50,000 a year. He beat her among those with no college degrees. He won Latinos. He won Catholics. He won white men by a substantial margin. And Obama triumphed in every part of that state: urban, suburban and rural. Of the subdivided demographic groups, only white women stood with Clinton tonight. The rest of her base—at least in these states—collapsed.

Michelle Obama - "It's now or never":

Mrs. Obama says she dislikes politics -- she insists there will be no second run for the presidency if her husband falls short this time -- but relishes a good fight, the competition of it all.In the beginning, she had significant questions about an Obama candidacy. She pressed advisers for a blueprint of how the campaign would raise money and compete with Mrs. Clinton and other candidates. She gave her approval after seeing a concrete plan presented in strategy meetings in late 2006, all of which she attended.

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Blogger Angie said...

Thanks for the summaries. Gotta love Michelle Obama! Did you see her on Larry King?

title="comment permalink">February 15, 2008 2:54 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

No. I heard it was good tho!

title="comment permalink">February 15, 2008 9:50 PM  
Blogger C.J. said...

love love LOVE Michelle Obama!!

title="comment permalink">February 16, 2008 10:11 AM  
Blogger John Good said...

CJ - I wouldn't cross her!

title="comment permalink">February 16, 2008 11:18 PM  

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