campaign ’08

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Obama’s campaign manager gets million-dollar-plus book deal

Google Image   President Obama’s campaign manager/Internet wizard, David Plouffe, has snagged a mega-book deal worth between $1.5 and $2 million, according to the publishing news site GalleyCat. Plouffe now heads Organizing for America, a new entity that aims to mesh 13-million or so supporters of the Obama campaign into a powerful force to help push the President’s message and issues for change. I […]
Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009 the year of change!!!

This is our moment. This is our time – to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth – that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we […]
Saturday, December 20, 2008

Barack Obama 2009 calendar a best seller and collector’s item

Time to pick up a calendar for the New Year. If you’re planning to buy the popular 2009 Barack Obama Wall Calendar: Words of Hope and Inspiration, you may have to order it or search around for it. Sourcebooks has shipped at least 100,000 copies since the calendar first published back in August of 2008, according to Publishers Weekly. The […]
Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Barack Obama: Time magazine’s person of the year 2008

One of the most prestigious and meaningful honors has been announced. Time magazine’s person of the year for 2008 is President-elect Barack Obama. The former first-term U.S. Senator’s message of change has not only resonated with millions of Americans, but with millions of other people around the world. Obama was a long shot when he officially declared his candidacy for president in […]
Monday, December 15, 2008

A record turnout in the state for the November 4 election

FLLewis / A Writer’s Groove Voters in line at a Burbank polling place on November 4, 2008    We first got a hint at the historic turnout in the November 2008 General Election from the many reports of voters waiting in long lines to cast their ballots. Now the numbers are in for California and they confirm that the turnout was indeed huge!  Secretary […]
Sunday, November 30, 2008

Obama campaign book goes into second printing

Another Obama book is racking up the dough for another publisher — even before it’s official release date. PowerHouse Books reportedly has sold all 55 thousand of the first edition of “Yes We Can: Barack Obama’s History-Making Presidential Campaign,” by photographer Scout Tufankjian. The publisher has now ordered up 25 thousand copies of a second printing by the book’s release set for early December. The […]
Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving, Barack Obama, and the dreams of black folks

The political landscape of our country has changed dramatically since last Thanksgiving. Back in 2007, many of us were just trying to survive the last leg of the George Bush administration; keeping our fingers crossed that the glaring domestic and foreign policy problems would hold until a new president could be elected. That did not happen. We’re in the middle of two […]
Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Missouri, McCain, and President-elect Obama

Three weeks ago today, Illinois Senator Barack Obama won the November 4 presidential election; he gave a gracious victory speech and his challenger, Arizona Senator John McCain, delivered an eloquent concession. However, the presidential election of 2008 did not wrap up until a few days ago when Missouri, the last state to complete counting presidential votes, announced its results.   Missouri’s ballot count did not change the outcome, […]
Friday, November 21, 2008

Joe the Plumber becomes Joe the Author

  Joe the Plumber is really stretching his 15 minutes of fame. He’s that Ohio plumber who had a chat with then Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on the campaign trail, early last month. Joe, whose real name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, came away from that encounter criticizing Obama’s tax plan. Republican Presidential candidate John McCain leaped on this and outed Joe […]