The suspense over John McCain’s selection of a running mate is now over. While Governor Palin is unknown to many of the beltway pundits and talking heads I think she is going to resonate well with the people of Alabama. Her down to earth people skills and experience as an outdoorsman make her someone [...]
Tomorrow’s first day of the convention will be business only with no political speeches. It will be shortened due to the impending threat from Hurricane Gustav. It sounds like the RNC has decided to go ahead with the full convention but the celebrations will be greatly scaled back.
Alabama Delegates to the Republican National Convention are enthusiastic about a new poll released this afternoon showing John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate negated any post convention bounce enjoyed by Barack Obama. The latest nationwide Zogby poll which began Friday after John McCain announced Sarah Palin as running mate and [...]
While we prepare for a convention here in Minnesota everyone has their eyes on Hurricane Gustav and the potential danger it poses for the gulf coast. We should know sometime today what the rest of the convention will look like and if we will have to cancel part of the week. Although I am [...]
1939: Musician Cleveland Eaton was born in Fairfield.
A lot of the Friday chatter was about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s pick for VP nominee. Most of the Democrats were pretty pleased with her selection. More than one said it was reminiscent of George Bush’s 1988 pick of Dan Quayle, suggesting that both picks overlooked more experienced and/or qualified candidates in an [...]
The highlight of the Democratic National Convention? I asked a few people for their personal choices…
The best moment was when Hillary Clinton moved to suspend the rules and declare Obama the nominee by acclamation. It showed strength on her part. – Kelly Dittman, NJ
Hillary. The way she helped bring everyone together. – [...]
Notes from the Democratic National Convention…
The Wednesday morning breakfast meeting featured former president Jimmy Carter addressing the combined Alabama and Georgia delegations.
Carter spoke of his admiration and respect for Obama, and told of how moved he has been during an Obama speech.
On the matter of whether the Democrats would be divided [...]
Don Siegelman made the rounds of the Democratic National Convention, speaking wherever he could find an audience, including Air America, the Alaska delegation, and a Press Club event.
Monday morning he spoke at a breakfast meeting of the Colorado delegation. In conversation afterward, Siegelman said that his point was that “it’s not about me.”
I was going to count how long I spent standing in line the last two days (Thursday and Friday), but gave up when I got to double digits. I was supposed to arrive back in Alabama yesterday at 1:40 or so but didn’t get home until after 11 last night.
There is a lot [...]
With the Democrat Convention over the public will now have the opportunity to turn their attention the Republican gathering in Minnesota. I have a link on my web site at www.camward.com where I have added pictures from the last four conventions under Republican History. Every time I look at it I see how old [...]
1813: Creek Indians attack Fort Mims in what is now Baldwin County, killing nearly 250 settlers gathered there for protection. The attack caused fear and hysteria among frontier settlers, who quickly raised militia companies to fight the Indians in the Creek War of 1813-1814.
1908: Officials of the United Mine [...]