The Veepstakes

The Veepstakes. As promised. Obama and McCain are both on the search for a running mate. There are articles and blogs all over the place on the subject, but who would I be if I didn’t weigh in? Both campaigns have committees searching, vetting, and trying to figure out who’s least likely to be swift-boated […]

A Conversation with Obama’s Foreign Policy Team

A Conversation with Obama’s Foreign Policy Team The Obama campaign is doing things a little bit differently. That’s been acknowledged over and over again. But one of those differences was a forum at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 3, with Obama’s top foreign policy advisers. Richard Danzig, the 71st Secretary of the Navy, […]

Maryland Primaries From the Inside

Maryland Primaries From the Inside Last week, Barack Obama and John McCain swept through the Potomac and picked up victories in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. The Republican turnout was low, perhaps because McCain holds a commanding delegate lead and all sorts of Republican heavies are coming out to endorse him now that he’s already […]

Super Tuesday Approaches

Super Tuesday Approaches. John Edwards is out of the race. Rudy Giuliani is out of the race (and we hardly even got to see him run!). It’s down to two candidates on the Democratic side, who even now are squaring off in possibly their last debate, and four on the Republican side, though John McCain […]

Florida Super Tuesday

Florida elections. Just the mention of the phrase can send shivers down the back of political activists or hobbyists, remembering 2000’s debacle. Anyone who forgot about that–or blocked it all out–can refer to Greg Palast for a refresher course. So a vote in Florida just wouldn’t be a vote without some drama, right? This time, […]

South Carolina Democratic Primary

So you already know that your humble Political Buzz correspondent was in South Carolina for the Democratic primary. My family lives in Hilton Head, and I did for the past three and a half years before returning to school in Philadelphia. And I am proud of my state today. 500,000 Democratic voters turned out to […]