Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Surges, Bounces, & More...

Does it seem that this bold New Year has taken off in sling shot fashion? Well, if it's not happening in your life, it certainly has been taking place in my own as well as, the production of this forum. I'm known for burning the candle at both ends and adding new task to my already dizzying schedule. Whew, where does the time go, when you are trying to keep on track with the latest updates, links, commentary, video, podcast and so much more here at CorneliuOnpoint. O.K. with all that said, let's go get em!...

Defrosting Hillary: What's all the brouhaha about the "emotional" moment that the candidate had during a campaign stop this week. Is Mrs. Clinton not human? Can anyone tell me that being tested, vetted, compared, reviewed, scrutinized, analyzed and villified not take it toll once in and awhile? For goodness sake, not even armored titan like myself is immune. I have had many moments when potshots give me pause and sometimes a weepy embrace. Despite it's historical significance in which the candidate field is as varied as I've seen in my lifetime, I can't imagine the pressue nor the spotlighting grinder that these individuals go through to reach the highest office stateside. From my vantange point Clinton get's kudos from me for dealing with the "Damned if I do, Damned if I don't" paradgim that has dogged her publically, privately and professionally. It takes a strong women to stay in it to try to win it. Clinton's breif moment of humanity is one that we all share whether we want to admit or not.

ObamaRama: It's voting day in New Hampshire and the "O" Force is raging the machine as candidate Obama is hoping to keep his changing America stomp speech takes him to victory in the Granite state. According to the pundits and observers, it seems that those under 30 are

seeking change and want to participate in the process. Ultimately, what I've heard from many accross the board is the cryptic, "AAB" which translates to "Anybody or Anyone After Bush," Boy, isn't that a mouthful. Therefore, the new yuppies( young urban professionals), guppies( gay urban pros), tuppies( techy urban professionals) are taking it to the streets and it's going to interesting if they make change and are surpisingly disillusioned if things somehow remarkably stay the same. Mr. O has made some broad statement including his recent reach in juxtaposing his speech credentials along the margins of JFK and MLK. Also, he's got a mountain of promises and vision to live of too if he's eventually elected. It's a tall order and if he can deliver then more power to him, However, if things fall short, then he'll find out who his real friends are quickly. American people can love ya one moment and then cast you on the has been pile in a New York minute. Does the name Jimmy Carter stirke a chord? It's an exciting time in the body politic and I'm watching with baited breath as to who will be the nominee. It's gonna be a barnburner at best. If you've not register to vote by now, you won't get to cast your ballot in Super Duper Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. I'll be there with bells on, will you?

DPA Political Watch: I wanted to share this E-blast exceprt from the Democratic Chair Bill Gwatney on the upcoming election cycle and his assessment of the year ahead. I'm registered to be an elector and hope to go the Special Convention, and then on to Denver for Convention 08. Stay tune for updates and perhaps what you can do to help me get their!

.....The Election Year is here. Welcome to 2008!
I know everyone is excited about the presidential election. It is an exhilarating time for Arkansas and for our country, but this is a very full election year and we have other things to focus on as well.
We must re-elect Senator Mark Pryor. We must re-elect Congressmen Marion Berry, Vic Snyder, and Mike Ross. We must hold on to our majority in the state legislature and elect more good Democrats to join them in their fight to help Arkansas families.
Enjoy following national politics. I know I’ll be watching to see what happens in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, and all the other early primaries. However, please keep in mind that the one thing we can truly affect is what happens here in Arkansas.
We will elect a president, we will carry Arkansas’s six electoral votes for our Democratic nominee, we will re-elect our members of Congress, we will retain our majority in the state legislature. This can happen only if we think and act locally. This is where you can make a huge difference in Arkansas’s political landscape.
Many of the Democratic County Central Committees and Democratic Auxiliaries meet monthly. This is exactly what we need you to do. For those of you meeting every month, thank you for staying organized and active. Keep up the good work. If you haven’t done so already, please begin reaching out to your local Democratic candidates. Invite them to attend your meetings and to speak to your members about what they want to do once elected.
Local politics are important. If the Democratic Central Committee in your county has not scheduled a meeting yet for 2008, we need you to get involved. Please plan a meeting as soon as possible. Please let the DPA staff know when and where you are meeting and what you need us to do to help you succeed.
We want to know what is going on in your county. Just send information to info@arkdems.org or call (501) 374-2361 to bring us up to speed on your events.
I have a couple of other things for you to keep in mind as we move through this thrilling year.
Monday, January 7, 2008 is the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary to be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008. If you haven’t registered to vote, please do so immediately.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that Mariah Hatta is coming on board as the DPA’s chief operating officer in charge of policy and procedure. She will be your point of contact for delegate selection, the filing process, and national convention. We are excited about the experience that Mariah brings to the party. Please feel free to reach out to her, as well as to Amy Kelley, with any questions you may have regarding these issues.
Every race is important to the DPA. We will elect Democrats from the White House to the County Courthouse.

Pageants-R-Us: Yes my pretties, talk about political races, it's that time again for the Arkansas Pageant Season to begin. First up: Miss Gay Little Rock America, 2.10.08, a official prelim to MGAA being held at Backstreet. Check their website for times and registration info. Gather your loins, get your fashion on and get ready for the throwdown for the crown later this year. We'll be covering more about this race on our myspace page in the coming weeks.

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