Doug Bailey to be on XM Radio's "P.O.T.U.S. '08"

posted by BobRoth on October 3, 2024 - 8:37am

***UPDATE*** Doug and Kinky got moved into the drive-time slot!

Doug Bailey, co-founder of Unity08, and Kinky Friedman, former independent candidate for the governor of Texas, will be on XM Satelite Radio's new show, "P.O.T.U.S. '08," today at 3:45pm ET 430pm ET.

P.O.T.U.S. '08 (XM Channel 130) provides news and opinion from both traditional media and unconventional outlets, such as political bloggers and podcasters. Presidential candidates will be offered free time each day to speak to listeners across the country.

Award-winning journalist Rebecca Roberts will serve as managing editor and on-air host for the P.O.T.U.S. '08 channel. Roberts comes to XM from NPR News. She will anchor the program "1600" at the XM studios in Washington D.C. weekdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm PT).

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Study Results, Part 2: Issues Press Release

posted by BobRoth on September 13, 2024 - 9:26am

Although we posted the results on Tuesday, we staggered the press releases over two days. One day covered the candidates and the other covered the issues. I just thought I'd include some of the quotes from yesterday's release here.

Read the full release.

View the results of the study.

When asked what qualities they seek in leaders, participants responded that they "did not want leaders who pander, rather those with the integrity and character to make tough decisions." Co-founder Jerry Rafshoon added, "The people answering this survey want to end the bickering and game-playing. They know the issues are tough and difficult, but figure that is what you have leaders for. They aren't getting leadership from either party and they know it."

Too bad, Florida and Michigan Democrats, but you don't count!

posted by BobRoth on September 10, 2024 - 12:44pm

The national Democratic chairman in Washington has actually told his loyal party members in Florida and Michigan that they might as well not vote in their early presidential primaries, because their votes won't matter.   

The two states had moved up their primaries to be part of the early primary bonanza that will decide the presidential nominee of the party, but now the voters are told that their votes will simply be thrown out. 

How typical of Washington to ignore the people.   

Exporting Unity

posted by BobRoth on September 10, 2024 - 8:52am

General Patraeus and Ambassador Crocker are putting the best face they can on it, but it seems obvious that the Iraqis can’t get their act together for the sake of their own security and our troops too.

The unity and common ground that has eluded the religious sects for 1400 years continues to do so. 

But what is our excuse.  Unity has been the hallmark of American politics ever since the United States were founded.  The tougher the going, the more determined we were as a country to pull together, the more likely it was that the political parties would find the common ground for progress. 

Who's Hsu in Washington?

posted by BobRoth on September 10, 2024 - 8:39am

The story of Norman Hsu, the fund-raising businessman who collected contributions for both Senators Clinton and Obama only to be found to be on the lam from California legal authorities is not typical.

Most of the campaign "bundlers" have not broken the law.  As columnist Michael Kinsley has written about the nation's capital:  "The scandal is not that what they do is illegal; it's that what they do is legal."

We are the Mountaineers!

posted by BobRoth on September 10, 2024 - 8:30am

In their first game of the season, the Appalachian State Mountaineers, a Division 1AA school in Boone, North Carolina, went to the hallowed halls of the legendary football Wolverines of Michigan, and put a whuppin on them – 34-32.

Stunning. Impossible. Inconceivable. Michigan and college football will never be the same again.

But what of Appalachian State? Will they just be thought of as a spoiler? Or will they have a chance to compete for the national Bowl Champion Series? Forget it. The big boys control the BCS and they don't want any upstart playing on their field.

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