Postman on Politics
Chief political reporter David Postman explores state, regional and national politics.
March 4, 2008 11:17 AM
Posted by David Postman
This report is by Mehgan Sellers, a University of Washington student who, along with other members of professor David Domke's blogging class, is filing reports from Texas on today's key primary there.
HOUSTON-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom told me on Saturday that Clinton has “been at [GLBT] issues a lot longer.”
Talking with the mayor for ten minutes before his appearance at the Stonewall Democrats rally for Clinton that day, he said, “I got to tell you I was very disappointed when Barack Obama said he didn’t see any difference between civil union and marriage To me it was very hurtful particularly coming from someone in the African American community who understands separate is not equal.”
The mayor continued, “It only just reinforced my own experiences on these issues.”
March 4, 2008 11:03 AM
Posted by David Postman
This post is from Liz Burlingame, Charles Cadwallader, Cailin Magruder and Will Mari. They are students of UW professor David Domke's blogging class and are filing reguar reports from Texas on today's key primary there. You can see more of their reports at seattlepoliticalcore.org.
WACO - Free trade, Iraq, immigration, social security and the economy; all things that Arizona Senator John McCain talked about at his town hall meeting in Waco, Texas last night.
After introducing his wife Cindy McCain as well as former Texas Senator, Phil Gramm; McCain gave the speech that campaign volunteers said he has been giving for over a year.
The audience pulled no punches in asking tough questions on the issues that they wanted to hear. Veterans, university students and ten-gallon hat toting Texans came in out of a blustery and cold Waco evening to sit and stand in a long, hanger-like building where normally you would see a petting zoo.
It was a proverbial political 4-H, with McCain as the exhibit being judged.
“He stayed on his toes” said Brandon Bellows, graduate student in political science at Baylor University, “those were not easy questions.” And while he doesn’t agree with McCain on everything, he appreciates his moderate stances on the issues.
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