Obama’s Ludacris Politics

August 5, 2008 · Filed Under John McCain, News, Opinion ·  

The eleventh installment of RedHatBlueHat featured Mike Allen, Shawn Collins, Todd Crawford, Jeff Doak, Sam Harrelson, and Tim Jones (until a storm knocked him off).

This installment tackled the latest song to drop by rapper Ludacris in honor of Obama, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska facing a seven-count indictment accusing him of accepting financial gifts that weren’t reported on his financial disclosure forms, and the rumors of a John Edwards love child.

The modest growth of the U.S. economy for the second quarter was debated, as well as a heated discussion on the torture of terrorists.

The RedHatBlueHat crew also talks about whether they’d like to have a beer with Barack Obama or John McCain, the issue of Obama cancelling a visit to wounded U.S. troops in Germany, and what there is to like about John McCain.

Finally, the chat turned to whether polls are accurate at this point, and speculation over Vice-President prospects on both sides.

Episode 11 runs 75 minutes of ludicrous political banter.

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Barack Obama and Ludacris

Photoshopping in Iran

July 15, 2008 · Filed Under News, Podcasts ·  

RedHatBlueHat, the weekly political podcast where marketing guys from both sides of the aisle banter, argue and debate politics, covered lots of ground in episode 8.

The attempt by Iran to Photoshop rockets kicked things off, along with Vice-Presidential predictions, whether Jesse Jackson is nuts, and some lighthearted talk about which cable news network has the best “newschicks”.

The show runs a compact 53 minutes.

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Barack Obama and Chris Dodd

June 26, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Fiscal ·  

I’ve got to wonder if Senator Chris Dodd is still being considered as a potential Vice-President pick by Barack Obama.

After all, Obama could pull his standard, “that’s not the guy I knew” line and excuse Senator Dodd and his sweetheart mortgage deals from Countrywide, a company whose practices he once called “abusive”?

If you’re not up to date on the story, Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, got two loans at special rates from Countrywide in 2003 to refinance homes in Washington and East Haddam, CT.

The loans were reportedly part of a “V.I.P.” program, where certain lucky folks received preferential rates from the chairman and chief executive of Countrywide, Angelo Mozilo.

Yes, the same Countrywide that had ties to Former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson, who served briefly on the committee to help pick a VP for Obama.

He was booted when his questionable connections to Countrywide were revealed.

Stay tuned to this one.

Hillary Clinton Suspends Her Presidential Campaign

June 7, 2008 · Filed Under Hillary Clinton ·  

Hillary Clinton has decided to suspend her campaign to be President of the United States.

She also encouraged supporters to rally behind Barack Obama.

“The way to continue our fight now to accomplish the goals for which we stand is to take our energy, our passion, our strength and do all we can to help elect Barack Obama, the next president of the United States,” stated Clinton.

But what does this all mean?

It means she is no longer spending money, but the ball is still in play.

She retains her delegates to the nominating convention this summer, and she is able to continue raising money.

Additionally, Hillary Clinton could also reopen her campaign if anything changes, such as a big revelation about Obama, before the Denver convention.

Then again, she could just be planning to force his hand into giving her the Vice President slot.

Does Obama have the courage and conviction to resist?