Sunday, March 02, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

  • INDEPENDENT VOTERS
    So far, election breaks conventional wisdom (Detroit Free Press editorial)
  • Urban Perspectives: Obama's success taking this skeptic by surprise (By Acel Moore, Philadelphia Inquirer)
  • The Tin-Eared Talk Show Wing's Declining Influence (Pajamas Media) Independent voters hold the balance of power in American politics, now and even more so in the future.


OHIO
'Cross-over' voting has baggage (Cincinnati Enquirer) Local African American talk show host Lincoln Ware switched from Repub to Dem to vote for Obama... Dems and independents can vote in the Ohio Dem primary with no questions asked, but Repubs have to say they want to become Dems.... but who cares?



TEXAS TWO-STEP -- Vote Early, Vote Twice!
The Texas Democratic Primary is a two-step process: 1) vote in the Primary -- vote early anytime before and including Tuesday, March 4 and then, 2) go to your local caucus site and vote again. This is important because your primary vote is worth 2/3 of your vote, and the caucus vote is worth another 1/3.

  • East Texas may hold key to Democratic primary (Houston Chronicle) independents favored Obama by at least 13 percentage points.
  • Dem Voting and Caucus Problems in Texas on March 4th (OpEdNews)
  • Clinton’s fate in hands of Texas, Ohio (News Tribune Tacoma WA)
  • Why are voters confused about Texas primary-caucus system? (The Beaumont Enterprise)


RHODE ISLAND

  • 10,000 turn out at a campaign rally for Sen. Barack Obama in Warwick (Providence Journal) Lincoln Chaffee endorsed Obama
  • In R.I., Obama Makes Inroads/Tiny State Seen as Clinton Stronghold (Washington Post)
  • In ’08 Politics, Rhode Island Defies Its Size (NY Times)

WEST VIRGINIA



The Race Card (By ALEXANDER COCKBURN, CounterPunch)



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