The Talk Show American

THE TALK SHOW AMERICAN: 08/17/2008 - 08/24/2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's Obama / Biden: Obama Picks VP

The hype over who Obama would choose as VP ended last night when news leaked before Obama announced to supporters via text message his selection of Sen. Joseph Biden.

Biden sought his party's presidential nomination this year but dropped out after the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3. He also ran for president in 1988 but withdrew after he was accused of plagiarizing a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock.

Obama has made his opposition to the war in Iraq a central part of his campaign, but Biden voted in October 2002 for the final resolution authorizing military action.

This may not sit well with the extreme anti - america left wingers who have hijacked the Democratic Party, or with African Americans who recall this statement he made last year while seeking his party's nomination for the presidency:

Biden said Obama was "not yet ready" to be president, and described Obama as:"the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice looking guy."

He was forced to apologize for the statement which drew accusations of racial insensitivity.

Biden has a history of making statements that required him to apologize.

While campaigning in New Hampshire, Biden remarked to an Indian American supporter,
"you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."

And get this folks:

Biden is up for re-election to the Senate this year and, according to Delaware election law, he can remain on the ballot and run for both seats. If he wins both seats, he can take the Senate oath and then resign. Then, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, a Democrat, could appoint his replacement who would serve until 2010.

John McCain has already released a television ad responding to Obama's VP pick.

The ad highlights the fact that Senator Biden questioned Obama's lack of experience and said he would be, quote, "honored" to run with John McCain before he was selected as Obama's running mate.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

DNC Credentials Disrespect The Flag

Some viewers contacted 9NEWS Saturday, questioning the design of the credentials to see Sen. Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party's presidential nomination at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

The viewers say with the stars and blue field in the lower left corner, it looks like an upside down American flag. Published flag etiquette states the stars should always be displayed in the upper left corner. An upside down flag represents an international symbol of extreme distress.

Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama's shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.

Natalie Wyeth with the Democratic National Convention Committee sent 9NEWS the following statement Saturday night: "The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements. They do not depict an actual American flag.

J.R.'s Take: More proof that the Democratic party has been hijacked by the Anti-America crowd who won't pledge allegiance to the flag, wont salute the flag and take every opportunity to disrespect it !

Electoral Map (including leaners) Shows McCain Victory

The website Real Clear Politics reports that the Electoral College Map has John McCain winning the election:

John McCain 274
Barack Obama 264

Click Here: RealClearPolitics - Electoral Map

McCain Takes 5-point Lead Over Obama

In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a 5-point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

McCain leads Obama among likely U.S. voters by 46 percent to 41 percent, wiping out Obama's solid 7-point advantage in July and taking his first lead in the monthly Reuters/Zogby poll.