The old John McCain condemned these tactics.
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I don't remember that old John McCain but it sounds like I would have liked him. This latest one however had a look on his face almost from the beginning that he knew he would lose the election.
I can't tell you how I felt about the "tactics" his team used, it wouldn't be allowed but I can say I was disgusted at the telephone calls we got daily several weeks before the campaigning was over...back up...even on the day of the election asking that we vote for McCain. We didn't get one single call from Obama's team and so felt he was class in comparison. Maybe that in itself was a tactic, we'll never know.
With Obama in office there won't be any need for the Black Panthers or Jessie Jackson. That's why he was crying at Obama's victory speech because he knows now he's gotta get a real job.
Obama's already making great decisions and he hasn't even gotten into office yet. He just appointed Rahm Emanuel to the chief of staff position. He was also under former president Bill Clinton's administration.
The country was in pretty good shape when Clinton was in office so if Obama is getting some of the same people behind him...we're going to do all right!
i personally think, this is not the place for who won or no. this site is about Elvis, not who you voted for.
say he has accepted the offer and it will be announced in a press conference. I had heard Emanuel was concerned about the impact this decision would have on his family and was weighing the choice carefully.
Obama an Elvis fan too...well then, we'll have another winner in the White House!
How could the world's biggest story not be discussed? This effects the entire planet.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday he wants to tell President-elect Barack Obama that Canada stands ready as the best friend and partner of the United States.
He termed Obama's election an inspiration because he is the first black to win the presidency, adding the victory was a remarkable feat that students of politics would want to study.
"I think everyone not only in the United States but around the world is quite excited by the possibility of change in the United States, our neighbor," Harper told a news conference in Toronto.
He said he hoped to speak to Obama in the coming hours, or at most the next day or two, and to meet him at the appropriate time.
"Canada is there to be not just an ally and a partner of the United States but its most reliable ally and its best friend and partner in the world. That's what we're there to do. We will be there, and I look forward to that conversation and meeting the senator in person," Harper said.
It was the prime minister's first public event since the U.S. election, and his remarks were much fuller than a brief written statement his staff put out on election night.
"This is a tremendous, historic occasion for the United States, in all kinds of ways. Obviously the election of the first African-American president is a tremendous and truly inspiring moment," he said.
"And I think all of us who are maybe a little bit older ... understand why that truly is, when you see the changes that have occurred in their society and our society over the past couple of generations."
Harper, who just won re-election in a 37-day campaign, is a keen strategist and student of politics, and admired Obama's two-stage victory.
"It was a remarkable campaign, not just President-elect Obama's win in the general election but particularly his win in the primary race, where he in a sense came from out of nowhere to beat established political machines," he said.
"I think (it) is a political story that is going to probably be studied by my people and many people for a long time to come."
Harper is a Conservative who had a natural affinity with Republican President George W. Bush, but he said he intended to tell the Democrat Obama that the Canada-U.S. relationship is never about who is prime minister or president but about close bilateral ties.
In March, Harper had found himself on the hot seat in Parliament after a leak of information about Obama's position on the North American Free Trade Agreement became a factor in the Democratic primary campaign.
The internal Canadian memo had quoted an Obama adviser as saying not to pay attention to his protectionist rhetoric about NAFTA. Nobody disputed the accuracy of the memo but Harper told Parliament at the time its leak was unfair to Obama.
On Thursday, Harper said the top three issues he would raise with Obama were the economic crisis; the environment and energy security; and international security and foreign policy.
He welcomed Obama's intention to shift focus from Iraq to Afghanistan, where Canada has 2,500 troops.
"We obviously view that as positive, and obviously consistent with Canadian policy," he said.
A Canadian official also said Ottawa would like to look at a joint pact with the United States on fighting climate change, one that would seek to provide a level playing field on both sides of the border.
(Additional reporting by John McCrank in Toronto; editing by Rob Wilson)
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No Beyonce's not the most famous ever, but she is a living legend already. I meant that she's the most famous black entertainer out there TODAY. Not in history.
Nowhere in American history or history books is Thomas Jefferson considered a black man. Barack's biological father is Kenyon which is African and his mom is Caucasian. Jefferson wasn't mixed or biracial in any way. Maybe you should learn your history.
Oprah Winfrey claims she's Elvis' 6th cousin but you don't hear of anyone calling Elvis black now do you?