Saturday, October 04, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

MEASURE 65 OPEN PRIMARY
  • One measure can change state voting (The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College) “In Oregon, we have a closed primary system and you have to be a member of a party. (This way) independent voters can be a part of it,” said Campbell.
  • Business associations look at ballot measures - Oregon’s four largest business organizations explain their stands on Measures 57, 59, 61, 65 (Daily Journal of Commerce) And Steve Holwerda, board chair of the Portland Business Alliance, solidified the group’s views on Measure 65, which would create an open primary for state elections. The business associations favor the measure because, as Holwerda put it, “good government makes for good business.” “It’s a much-needed reform to the state’s increasingly partisan atmosphere,” he added.

NEW YORK POLITICS/INDEPENDENCE PARTY
Bloomberg Could Be Independent or Independence Candidate (NY Times/City Room) “The disappointment comes from the fact that the mayor has wound up in an alliance with the state chairman,” Ms. Salit said. “And he has spent the bulk of his time trying to disenfranchise the Independence Party membership in New York City.”

BOOK REVIEW
What’s Left of the Old Right (American Conservative) Reclaiming the American Right: The Lost Legacy of the Conservative Movement, Justin Raimondo: The Right became home to ever more ex-Communists, Trotskyites, social democrats, and a myriad of pro-war liberals. Neoconservatism rose in intellectual influence.

2 comments:

Kestrel said...

If you are an independent voter in this election, please take a moment to watch this video on the way the McCain-Palin campaign is handling themselves:
http://planetpalin.wordpress.com/2008/10/20/mccain-palin-and-the-politics-of-hate/

N. Hanks said...

Thanks for your comment -- I think Obama appeals to our better nature -- let's hope our better natures get out there and vote!