Separately, each means nothing more than a headline but together, we can see the tightrope Mitt Romney is walking as he tries to reach out to Latinos, the demographic juggernaut and emerging voting bloc that he’s losing by significant margins to President Obama. He's trying to reach them in campaign ads like this one by avoiding immigration but laser focusing on the economy and jobs....more
The first time President Obama stopped in our neighborhood, I happened to be walking home from the hair salon. Secret Service agents stood guns ready on rooftops near the coffee shop and a crowd was gathering outside the Dairy Godmother, our small custard shop with a national reputation. ...more
I wanted to write a blog about responsibility. I guess after reading numerous news stories this week that highlighted the ‘lack’ of responsibility. Whether it was in the Penn State child abuse, Cain sexual harassment, or the Europe debt crisis. The lack of responsibility from so many diverse quadrants simply made me wonder if there was an epidemic far worse than the swine flu going around! ...more
I listened to President Obama’s address to the UN September 21, 2011. Overall he thinks the world is doing rather well, democracy is breaking out. He did not address the potential financial tsunami headed for Greece and by proxy the rest of us....more
The political and economic analysts claimed that President Barack Obama had to show leadership and be bold with his jobs plan. I believe everyone got what they asked for from his American Jobs Act (AJA) plan.
I must say that this aggressive plan to put Americans back to work infused some sense of hope, especially for African Americans.
In 2007, the Obama campaign knew they couldn’t win with existing voters. The momentum for the Democratic nomination was with Hillary Clinton. In order to win, his campaign had to generate new voters....more
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