FactCheck.org’s take on the claims made during the debate.
I missed the debate since it was on during the day and have not had an opportunity to watch the replays, but I have heard the “buzz” about Barack Obama’s quip about him looking forward to Hillary Clinton advising him. It got quite a chuckle out of everyone, and rightly so. It was a joke. But, let’s be real here, if Hillary had said that to Obama, don’t you think that old “she thinks she’s got this sewn up” meme would have been a full-throated roar?
Just saying…sauce for the goose and all.
Biden – No statement on Senate web site. No statement on campaign web site.
Clinton – Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Her Opposition to the Nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey to be Attorney General of the United States Will vote against.
Dodd – No statement at Senate web site. Late breaking banner on campaign web site. Will vote against.
Edwards – No statement on campaign web site.
Kucinich – No statement on House web site. No statement on campaign web site.
Obama – No statement on Senate web site. No statement on campaign web site.
Richardson – No statement on campaign web site.
Also, Harry Reid is voting NO.
Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a Hillary for President campaign rally this Friday evening (August 17th).
Location: Reno-Sparks Convention Center (4001 S. Virginia Street, Reno).
Time: The doors will open at 5pm.
Admission is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Admission is available on a first-come basis, so get there early as they are expecting a heavy turnout.
You may RSVP by calling the Reno campaign office at 333-6655 or by visiting www.hillaryclinton.com/reno.
Be advised: The event is standing room only, that is: No seating except for disabled attendees.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be in Lyon County next Wednesday, August 22nd
This is the first visit by a presidential candidate to Lyon County.
Location: Fernley High School
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm
Volunteers needed to help distribute flyers and to assist with the event.
Please call the Lyon County Democratic office at (775) 575-1133 or reply to this email if you can help out or to RSVP.
This just popped into my inbox from Steve Platt, chair of the Carson City Dems:
My videographer buddy with C-SPAN just called to let me know that some of the footage he shot of Bill Richardson at Comma Coffee on April 30, will air tonight at 9pm PT on C-SPAN2. Also parts of the April 30 Comma Coffee event with Governor Richardson will be aired on CSPAN this Sunday evening, May 13 as a part of it’s “Road to the White House 2008″ series. The “Road to the White House 2008″ is a weekly C-SPAN show that looks at the electoral process in the United States and the candidates, issues and events shaping the 2008 presidential race. It airs Sundays on C-SPAN at 3:30pm, 6:30pm PT & 9:30pm PT. For more details go to http://www.cspan.org/.
Wow. Goes to get the remains of six soldiers killed in the Korean War, and helps broker a nuclear deal while he’s there. Color me impressed. Video (MSNBC)
The Reno Gazette-Journal has an excellent piece featuring northern Nevada’s four Assembly members discussing the Democratic agenda for the upcoming legislative session.
Also in the RGJ, a story on last night’s Douglas County Dems dinner with interviews with Bill Richardson (Gov-NM) and General Wes Clark (Ret). Lots of ink given to Richardson, who has not only set up an presidential exploratory committee, but has hired local Nevadans to head up his campaign here in Nevada. General Clark, who has yet to declare his intentions, gets about a paragraph at the end of the article.
The Nevada Appeal
covered the event as well with, again, a bit more attention to the declared candidate. Good wrap up of Richardson’s bio as well as his strategy for competing in Nevada. (Photo by Cathleen Allison/ Nevada Appeal)
Channel 2 and Channel 4 were at the event (warning, video linked at Channel 4 story is not at the dinner but a piece shot for the early evening newscast featuring an interview with General Clark. No mention of Richardson. Perhaps there will be video of the dinner later. The even ran long and they may not have gotten it on the late night newscast).
I’ve got to go through my notes and, as promised, my impressions will follow in another post.
On Edit: Reno Rambler points to this article in the Albuquerque Tribune about the 2008 caucus in Nevada and the growth of progressives in Nevada (with special mention of the the Pneumatic Diner -I love the place.)