IN-Sen: Dan Coats to Run – Bye Bye Bayh?

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Dan Coats, Evan Bayh

Former Indiana Senator Dan Coats

Republican Dan Coats has made it official.
Former U.S. Senator Dan Coats confirmed this morning that he will run for U.S. Senate. During a live interview with Charly Butcher on WOWO radio Coats said his campaign is “up and running, with thousands of volunteers on the ground”.

The campaign is still collecting the necessary signatures to enter the Republican primary in May. The former 4th District Congressman said he never expected to be back in politics, but the recent turn the country has taken concerned him, leading him to enter the race.

This will be a clash of the Titans race in Indiana and may indeed determine which party controls the next United States Senate.  Watch for Bayh to pick fights with national Democrat leaders and do not expect President Obama to do any events for the Senator any time soon.

Stay tuned…….


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Barack Obama Watch: It is Bayh?

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MSNBC says Tim Kaine and Evan Byah have been informed that they have not been chosen. Fox News is stocking the home of Senator Joe Biden where there has been some activity. Likely scenario is a text message at 12:01 AM and then Biden leaves home and flies to Springfield, Illinois.

But, stay tuned…….

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This would be the “SAFE” choice. But, can Obama tolerate Mark Penn and Hillary looking over Bayh’s shoulder?

KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reports a company in Kansas City, which specializes in political literature, has been printing Obama-Bayh material… MORE… Gill Studios, would not confirm information about the material. They would not deny it either. At least three sources close to the plant’s operations reported the Obama-Bayh material was being produced…

Remember earlier in the week about preparations in Indiana? And, where is Obama today? Right next door in Illinois.

Stay tuned……..


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Mitt Romney Watch: Top of the McCain VP List?

Posted 31 CommentsPosted in Barack Obama, Evan Bayh, Joe Biden, John McCain, Mitt Romney, President 2008

Senator John McCain and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney tops John McCain’s list for Vice Presidential candidates? So, it seems.

Surprising many Republican insiders, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is at the top of the vice presidential prospect list for John McCain. But lack of personal chemistry could derail the pick.

“Romney as favorite” is the hot buzz in Republican circles, and top party advisers said the case is compelling.

Campaign insiders say McCain plans to name his running mate very shortly after Barack Obama does, as part of what one campaign planner called a “bounce-mitigation strategy.”

The Democratic convention is in late August, a week ahead of the Republican convention. That means McCain can size up the opposing ticket before locking in his own.

Flap made the argument for Romney a number of weeks ago.

In the meantime, Barack Obama has opted out of public campaign financing and Team McCain finds itself vastly underfunded.

McCain sources tell Politico that they believe Romney could raise $50 million in 60 days. One close Romney adviser said it could even be $60 million.

McCain’s choice will come down to the three M’s:

  • Mitt
  • Money (business, economics and fundraising)
  • Michigan

Flap predicts McCain goes with Romney. Of course, this will not be my favorite choice (which is Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska) but in a match-up against Obama and Biden/Bayh it is a winning combination.

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Barack Obama Watch: The Real Vice President?

Posted 2 CommentsPosted in Barack Obama, Evan Bayh, Hillary Clinton, James Webb, President 2008

Barack Obama and James Webb

Photo Courtesy of Skeptical Brotha

Is Team Obama “FIGHTING OFF” the Clintons for payment of their campaign debt by channeling Senator James Webb for Vice President?

Another way to stop the Hillary-for-Veep speculation: Fire up some other speculation.

And so Obama announced this morning that he’d be campaigning in Virginia with Senator Jim Webb and former Governor Mark Warner.

Senator Webb has been touted as the Vice Presidential candidate who best augments the lack of military experience of Obama, comes from a possible pick-up state in the Electoral College, Virginia, and is a former Reagan Republican.

Flap thinks Webb is in the running and look at what Intrade says this morning:

Intrade on Obama Democrat Vice President

As of this morning, Webb’s stock is up and Hillary’s is down. Obama has to balance the loss of white working class women who are pissed at him for beating Hillary with bolstering his foreign policy and military credentials.

An Evan Bayh from Indiana would be a “SAFE” choice.


Indiana Senator Evan Byah Says GOP May “Swift Boat” Obama Over Jeremiah Wright

Posted 5 CommentsPosted in Barack Obama, Evan Bayh, Hillary Clinton, President 2008

Dan Balz of the Washington Post interviews Indiana Democrat Senator Evan Byah

Hillary Clinton surrogate and Superdelegate Indiana Senator Evan Byah today warns that the GOP may “Swift Boat” Barack Obama over the Jeremiah Wright Flap.

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) today praised Sen. Barack Obama for denouncing his former pastor, but warned that Republicans will use the association to try to “Swift Boat” the Illinois senator if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee this fall.

Bayh, who is supporting Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, said he hoped other issues — the economy, gasoline prices, health care and the cost of college — will drive the decisions of most voters in Tuesday’s Indiana primary. Obama has struggled in other states to win the votes of white, working class voters, and they could be the deciding vote next Tuesday.

The politics of fear and personal destruction are the trademarks of the Clinton Cabal of which Byah is a prominent member. Flap would not be surprised that should Hillary win the nomination that Evan Byah would be Hillary’s Vice President.

And, Byah is correct about the GOP. The Republican Party WILL use the association of Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama to full effect. But, the GOP will also use the William Ayer’s association.

Obama’s campaign is NOW hostage to the images of Jeremiah Wright saying God Damn America. Hillary and the GOP will exploit this fact.

Stay tuned for the latest Indiana and North Carolina polls.


Hillary Clinton Watch: On To Indiana

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Evan Bayh, Hillary Clinton, President 2008, Rush Limbaugh

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., addresses employees during a campaign stop as Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., right, listens at AM General Assembly Plant, in Mishawaka, Ind., Saturday, April 12, 2008.

After yesterday’s Pennsylvania Democrat primary election victory it is on to Indiana for Senator Hillary Clinton. She won’t win North Carolina which votes prior because of its large African American population that votes 95+ per cent for Obama but Indiana will be a battleground.

At present Hillary has a slight lead in the polls.

But, she has the endorsement and active campaign support of popular Indiana Senator Evan Bayh. Flap thinks should Clinton win the nomination that Bayh will be her Vice President choice.
The Democrat presidential primary election is an OPEN Primary with delegates selected proportionally.

There are 72 delegates who will be awarded on a proportional basis and 12 superdelegates, of whom five have announced support for Sen. Hillary Clinton and three for Sen. Barack Obama while four remain uncommitted.

There are 12 superdelegates up for grabs, who are not bound by the primary results.[2]

  • Dan Parker; Indiana Democratic Party Chairman – Supporting Hillary Clinton[7]

Since the Indiana primary election is an OPEN election, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians and Green Party members can vote for whomever they wish in Red State Indiana.

And, Rush Limbaugh is already talking up Operation Chaos this morning on his radio show. He is already saying this morning that Indiana voters must not wear any identification that tips off either exit pollsters or poll workers. But, which candidate will Rush anoint?

More than likely it will be Hillary to keep the Democrats fighting among themselves for as long as possible. It is Rush’s contention that neither Hillary nor Obama may be the ultimate nominee and that a third candidate will emerge from the chaos – probably Al Gore.

Stay tuned……