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Alfred E Smith dinner was a Presidential roast

This was a refreshing change from the increasingly dark and mean presidential campaign.  John McCain and Barack Obama managed to sit down together at the 63rd annual Alfred E. Smith foundation dinner.  It’s become somewhat of a tradition for the presidential contenders to appear at this white-tie event to raise money for the charitable foundation, […]

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Is Obamamania fizzling out?

Until recently, Barack Obama’s lead in the polls appeared insurmountable.  The presumptive Democratic nominee’s message of change seemed to be resonating with the American public, while his Republican counterpart’s efforts to endear himself to evangelical voters was proving largely fruitless.  In July, for example, polling website electoral-vote.com had Obama leading his opponent by over 100 electoral college votes.  […]

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Obama and McCain’s favourite music

If you remember, way back in April, we briefly covered the presumptive presidential candidates favourite music.  At that time, John McCain had not really let any kind of full list go.  Now we have it.  Blender Magazine (the unloved offspring of Maxim) has compiled a list of the candidates’ own choosing. Check it out below. […]

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The Nightmare Ticket

The Onion, in a stroke of genius, has run an article lampooning the hundreds of times we hear about possible VP nominations for each party.  Especially on the Democratic side. Ever since we heard that Obama’s nearly got the show wrapped up, we’ve been hearing demands from the Clinton camp that she be made VP […]

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McCain’s running mates

McCain, according to the NYT, has compiled a very short list of possibly running mates. So far, Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Mitt Romney have been asked to meet McCain at his ranch.  Notice that Huckabee is nowhere to be found. Most interesting of all of this is Gov. […]

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Senators say whether they’d agree to be vice president

TheHill.com has somehow managed to ask all 97 sitting Senators whether or not they would consider the VP nod from the presidential candidates. They’re reproduced (verbatim, they claim) the responses from all the Senators.  Here’s a couple of nice little jewels: Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) “Of course. Big house, big car, not much to do. […]

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Comparing Presidential Music

According to his Facebook fan page, Barack Obama is a fan of legendary ’90s super-group The Fugees! If you were wavering before (and are a 4080reader), this alone should clinch it for you. Even ten years ago it would have been political suicide for a presidential candidate to publically reveal he or she listened to hip-hop, let alone consider a rap group among his/her favourite musicians […]

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