First Lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary chair of the 2012 “Women for Obama” initiative, which aims to gather support from women voters for the President’s bid for reelection next year. The initiative is a branch of the Obama campaign’s “Operation Vote,” focusing on targeting minority groups and other voters who traditionally align themselves with the Democratic Party. In an email sent to Obama campaign supporters, First Lady Obama stated, “Today, we are officially launching Women for Obama – and I am incredibly honored to be serving as its chair. This is a special group dedicated to growing this campaign from the ground up. Because we know better than anyone that movements for real and lasting change have got to start at the grassroots – and they’re sustained by the relationships we develop with one another. Together, that’s what we’re going to do – build relationships with supporters, new and old, and grow this campaign – one woman at a time.”
Elizabeth Edwards died yesterday after a long—and very public—battle with cancer. Edwards has been praised for her advocacy of health care reform and the dignity with which she faced a disease that has touched virtually every person in one way or another. She’s also been criticized as pathetic for staying with a cheating husband (until his cheating was proven as fact and she started taking media heat), among other things (her allegedly nasty temper, for example).
You know, it’s always sad when somebody dies, and …
Senate Republicans today are attempting to stop a bill that would eventually repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” As Delaware’s Senator, I would not tolerate discrimination of any kind and would proudly stand up for ALL the brave men and women ready to serve our nation.
My Tea Party opponent, Christine O’Donnell, doesn’t just want to keep gays and lesbians out of the military, but women, too.
My opponent has said she believes homosexuality is “an identity disorder” and that having women in the military “cripples the readiness of our defense.”
Okay, we all know that politics is a nasty business, and obviously …