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Junior Tiffany Fick knows when America will really be ready for a black president.
Fick, president of the Black Student Union, said when racism is really
gone, “he doesn’t have to be Barack Obama ‘the first black president,’
but just Barack Obama, ‘the president.’”
There are few times in history when race did not matter: the Olympics
and 9/11, said Eric Love, director of diversity education at IU.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came out guns-blazing at
a rally on Wednesday, saying Democratic presidential nominee Barack
Obama “has an ideological commitment to bigger government and higher
taxes.”The visit came as part of Palin’s sweep of battleground states Ohio and
Indiana, states that both parties are fighting for ahead of Election
Day. It was Palin’s third Indiana visit in less than two weeks,
highlighting Republicans’ unease about states that were considered
strong red states until recently. Indiana hasn’t gone to the Democrats
since 1964.Palin spoke to a crowd of about 20,000, said
McCain’s spokesman for Indiana, Mark Lotter, at a warehouse in
Jeffersonville. She pulled into the crowded building on the “Straight
Talk Express,” a tour bus with a giant “McCain-Palin ’08” sign that
transports the Alaska governor to different campaign stops.
As senior Andrew Sharp drags his brown sneakers back and forth to clear
leaves and seeds off the sidewalk, the cynicism in his voice is matched
only by his frustration.
“We used to do it every week last year,” he says, dropping to his knees and drawing a “D” with orange jumbo chalk.
Rock star. War hero. Small town beauty queen.
Through YouTube, Facebook and “Saturday Night Live,” pop culture
stereotypes of Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin
are permeating this year’s election.
The race for Indiana’s 9th
Congressional District is coming to a close, and Indiana voters will
choose Tuesday between two very familiar candidates, and one newcomer.
Mike Sodrel and Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.) have contested Southern Indiana’s
congressional seat each election since 2002, making the 9th district
one of the most competitive swing districts on the national stage. At
the same time, Dr. Eric Schansberg, an IU-Southeast New Albany professor
of economics, is shaking up the race with an independent perspective.
Public records Web sites listing donations made to political candidates show a strong lean toward the Democratic side in presidential and congressional races. According to www.OpenSecrets.org, IU employees made more than 200 donations to Barack Obama’s campaign, totaling $109,443 at press time. In comparison, only 10 donations were made to John McCain’s campaign, totaling $4,350.
IU is listed as the third-highest contributor to Congressman Baron Hill’s campaign on the donor-tracking Web site OpenSecrets.org, but IU spokesman Larry MacIntyre said this is misleading.
As the economy has come to the forefront of the presidential election, IU experts say neither John McCain nor Barack Obama’s economic plan alone is enough to fix everything.
Perhaps John McCain wants to save the best for last.On the last day of his campaign, the presidential Republican nominee will visit one of America’s newest swing states: Indiana.
The race for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District is coming to a close, and voters will choose Tuesday between two familiar candidates and one newer one. Mike Sodrel (R) and incumbent Rep. Baron Hill, D-9th, have contested Southern Indiana’s congressional seat each election since 2002, making the 9th District one of the most competitive swing districts on the national stage. At the same time, Eric Schansberg, an IU-Southeast New Albany professor of economics who ran in 2006, is shaking up the race with an independent perspective.
"Hope” means something different for John McCain.
It means surviving five years as a prisoner of war and fighting cancer.
After a failed campaign in 2000, it means the chance of winning in
In 2004 Barack Obama was a little-known state senator from Illinois.
The political newcomer had only been in politics for eight years, but
was already making a name for himself in the party.
And then came the speech.
Indiana might historically like its presidents to be conservative, but
when it comes to its governors, it’s long been a swing state. Hoosier
gubernatorial history is rich in representatives from both sides of the
political scale, and the switch of power happens frequently. The two
governors elected before Republican incumbent Mitch Daniels were
Democrats – Frank O’Bannon and current Sen. Evan Bayh, both two-term
Before that, Republicans held the office with a pair of two-term governors of their own – Robert Orr and Otis Bowen.
This year’s gubernatorial election pits Daniels against former
Congresswoman Jill Long Thompson, a Democrat, and Andy Horning, a
Libertarian.For more election information visit www.idsnews.com/news/politics
43 different presidents have shaped our country into what it is today. What the 44th will do is pivotal. In 2004 Barack Obama was a little-known state senator from Illinois.
The political newcomer had only been in politics for eight years, but
was already making a name for himself in the party.And then came the speech.“Hope” means something different for John McCain.It means
surviving five years as a prisoner of war and fighting cancer. After a
failed campaign in 2000, it means the chance of winning in 2008.
As the country anxiously awaits election results Tuesday, NBC correspondent Luke Russert will interview IU students in and around the Indiana Memorial Union.Russert is the son of Tim Russert, the Washington bureau chief for NBC and moderator of “Meet the Press” who died of a heart attack in June.
In a final plea to Indiana voters, John McCain urged a few thousand
supporters to show up to the polls tomorrow in a fiery and aggressive
Junior AnnElyse Gibbons only wants two things after Tuesday’s election: to sleep and catch up on homework.
For the president of Students for Baron Hill, an executive board member of
IU Students for Barack Obama and secretary for the IU College
Democrats, a busy campaign season is about to come to an end.
With John McCain down in the polls and Barack Obama paraphernalia
covering campus, Bloomington conservatives might feel a bit discouraged
for today’s election.
But to members of IU College Republicans, McCain is anything but the underdog.
IU College Republicans Chairwoman and junior Chelsea Kane said the
polls showing McCain behind Obama are not slowing their campaign
For the first time in 44 years, no one knows what will happen in Indiana.
The new swing state has emerged, as recent polls show the race in the
Hoosier state a dead heat. An WTHR/Indianapolis Star poll last week
barely gave Barack Obama an edge against John McCain, 45.9 percent to
45.3 percent, while a Reuters/Zogby poll and a Rasmussen poll gave the
Arizona senator a modest lead. Two other national polls showed the race
tied in Indiana.
With John McCain down in the polls and Barack Obama paraphernalia covering campus, Bloomington conservatives might feel a bit discouraged for today’s election. But for members of IU College Republicans, McCain is anything but the underdog. IU College Republicans Chairwoman and junior Chelsea Kane said the polls showing McCain behind Obama are not slowing their campaign efforts.