Tag Archives: Election 2008

U.S. President Cynthia McKinney?

DeKalb County’s Cynthia McKinney is trying to make a political comeback since losing to Congressman Hank Johnson in 2006. The six-term Congresswoman now wants to be President of the United States. She has officially announced her candidacy and is running under the Green Party.On her website, www.runcynthiarun.org, McKinney has a seven-minute video outlining her bid for the office. McKinney makes the second African American running for the position.In recent months, McKinney has been traveling across the nation to muster up the support needed to get her name on the ballot. She must raise $5,000 in at least 20 states to meet the threshold requirements to run.McKinney will face candidates Jared Ball, Jesse Johnson, Kent Mesplay, and Kat Swift and draft candidates Elaine Brown and Ralph Nader for the Green Party nomination. Share your thoughts.

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Obama being sued?

A politician in Georgia is suing the Obama campaign for defamtion. Angela Moore planned a fundraiser for Obama that was going to be held on Dec. 21.  She said she was in constant contact with the campaign this whole time. She’s spent $25,000 planning the event.  At some point, the campaign decided they didn’t want to have anything to do with the event. Apparently, Moore and her partner could be considered a PAC, and Obama doesn’t accept contributions from PACs. So they shut her down.

This is where the story makes a turn. Instead of the Atlanta campaign washing their hands of the situation, one member took it upon herself to call other people involved with the fundraising event, telling them that Moore is a fraud and is engaging in illegal activities (this according to Moore). The problem is that Moore is herself a politician. So now, her reputation has been changed from community activist to crook. Personally, I think she’s been wronged, but hey I’m no lawyer.

It’s funny that this situation has happened and it’s being kept on the hush, and this morning I read on the wire Clinton apologized to Obama about comments made from her camp. Huh! sounds like the same situation to me.

Now, if Moore wasn’t following the rules, then yes, shut her down. But to start making calls and comments, that crossed the line. Even Obama knows how important a politician’s reputation is. Especially in local elections.