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Sep 03
2008

Fox 5 Atlanta: Do Lead Balloons Bounce? And Joe backs Mac.

What happened to Obama’s convention bounce? Don’t get me wrong, I am happy that the predicted 16 point bounce was more like a small swell. The CNN/Gallup daily tracking poll has Obama at 50 to McCain’s 42 is 4 whole points over what Obama had before the DNC Convention. We’ll see what happens to the […]

Sep 01
2008

Fox 5 Atlanta: Ma! Ma! Where’s My Pa?

In 1884, Democrat nominee Grover Cleveland was running for President against the Republican Speaker of the House, James Blaine. Cleveland, who was single, was rumored to have fathered a child out of wedlock. The GOP dogged Cleveland by calling out at Cleveland rallies, “Ma! Ma! Where’s my Pa?!” After Cleveland’s win, making him the first […]

Sep 01
2008

Fox 5 Atlanta: First Day at the Excel Center

With prayers answered, Gustov did not hit as directly or as strongly as it could have. Georgia was seated right in front of the Louisiana delegation and most of the media was focused on our friends from the Pelican State. I do have several good friends from Louisiana who were there too. One of them […]

Aug 31
2008

MDJ: It’s McCain or Bust

By Ashley Hungerford Marietta Daily Journal Staff Writer MARIETTA – With all the key players in place before the start of this week’s Republican National Convention, a contingency of 20 Cobb residents, serving as delegates and alternates, are arriving in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minn., as part of the Georgia delegation. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R – […]

Aug 30
2008

Fox 5 Atlanta: Touchdown in Minnesota

This post was originally featured on Fox 5 Atlanta. No, I’m not referring to the 45 points scored by my beloved Georgia Bulldogs, but the fact that my wife and I have made it to Minneapolis. This is the first opening day in Sanford Stadium I’ve missed in many years and the Bulldog Radio Network […]

Aug 29
2008

Fox 5 Atlanta: Meet Sarah Palin

So what do I think of the GOP Veep? Bigger home run than any we’ve seen all season at Turner Field! Being somewhat of a political wonk…or at least a wannabe wonk…I started floating Sarah’s name a few months ago. As part of the Mike Huckabee team for Georgia, the former Arkansas Governor was my […]

Aug 23
2008

Fox 5 Atlanta: Sucking Even More Oxygen from the Mile High City

As a Delegate to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis and having attended one previous Republican National Convention, the 2004 Convention in New York, I am pleased to be able to help Fox 5 Atlanta with their coverage. Four years ago I was also one of two official bloggers for a certain Atlanta newspaper, posting […]

Sep 02
2004

AJC: Politics 101 – More From Jason Shepherd

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Zell Miller rocked the Republican Convention last night. It’s odd to think that just four short years ago, Republicans were desperate to keep Zell in retirement. Most of us were aware of the ads being run in Georgia and New York by the Democrats denouncing his support of the Republican President. While […]

Sep 01
2004

AJC Politics 101: Jason Shepherd Checks In, Too

Here’s the latest from NYC. Jason Shepherd’s another delegate up there. Tonight is Georgia’s night to shine as our Democratic Senator Zell Miller takes center stage. But during the day, today, there are no activities planned. This gives the delegates the chance to site-see or do what most are doing…recooperate from three days of no […]