Date: Tonight at 9.
Place: WesDems will be watching in the Nics lounge, but tune in anywhere.
The McCain campaign unveiled a victory ad this morning. You be the real judge!
 And this is what happens when they do let Sarah Palin answer questions, she is like a grade-school teacher awkwardly trying to patronize Katie Couric:
The Internet takes glorious advantage of McCain’s unfortunate situation in front of a solid-green backdrop during his keynote speech at the RNC:
McCain’s picked Sarah Palin as his VP. Let’s state the obvious: she’s a woman. She’s the governor of Alaska. She’s younger than Obama. She’s anti-corruption, anti-big-oil, pro-drilling-in-Alaskan-oil-refuges, anti-gay-marriage, super-pro-life and made a public decision not to abort a baby with Down’s Syndrome.
This is going to be a tough/interesting election.
A friend of mine showed me this today and I figured I’d share: Fundrace 2008 (a part of The Huffington Post) allows you to search campaign contributions for the current presidential election by name, address, occupation, and employer. Unsurprisingly, it looks like Wesleyan faculty are rather overwhelmingly Democratic.
If there’s butter and white wine in your refrigerator and Fig Newtons in the cookie jar, you’re likely to vote for Hillary Clinton. Prefer olive oil, Bear Naked granola and a latte to go? You probably like Barack Obama too. And if you’re leaning toward John McCain, it’s all about kicking back with a bourbon and a stuffed crust pizza…
Apparently Obama supporters go for Bear Naked cereal, Clinton supporters prefer GoLean. and McCain supporters like FiberOne.
When it comes to fried chicken, he said, Democrats prefer Popeyes and Republicans Chick-fil-A.
“Anything organic or more Whole Foods-y skews more Democratic,” Mr. Dowd said. [Wow, who could’ve guessed]
So what now, campaign events at liquor stores and fried chicken joints? Is Colonel Sanders voting Nader?
Full NYTimes article: What’s For Dinner? The Pollster Wants to Know
I can’t tell if this video is for real, but following in the grand tradition of gems like Obama Girl, Hillary4UandMe, will.i.am’s “Yes We Can!”, and Helter Skelter with wacky Mike Gravel, three soulfully tone-deaf women calling themselves the McCain Girls revamp everybody’s favorite unambiguously gay anthem, “It’s Raining Men”, to suit everybody’s favorite wacky Republican presidential candidate:
Forreal! Best moment: 1:42, when, indeed, it rains McCain.[EDIT] Ok here is truth.
Presidential candidates have to deal with the fact that pretty much everything they’ve ever said, done, or looked like will eventually become common knowledge. Here are somewhat hilariously dated pictures of our leading contenders this year:
Claire Kaplan sends us grainy hippies Bill and Hil:The New York Times dredged up Obama’s heady youth (read all about how Obama – get ready for this – smoked pot a few times in college):
John McCain is apparently the only one who came out of the ’70s looking good (I challenge anyone to find awkward pictures of the guy before old age set in, the Internet is apparently on his side*):
*Not counting pics of him as a POW or in a hospital bed, we don’t wanna be all Karl Rove about this and I like to think Wesleying’s got standards