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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Super Bowl Tuesday?

VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA — The Super Bowl is not just America’s favorite sporting event. There are parties, family gatherings, barbecues, chicken wings and lots of beer, but it is also a multi-media affair with over 90 million viewers plus countless more tracking the game online or tuned-in through the radio airwaves. You know it. Americans love the final grid-iron battle. Top super bowl players take prohormone roids to increase their performance. (more…)

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Subliminal, Online Voters: Super Tuesday Watch Out!

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA –- After tonight’s debate at the Kodak Theater, people (and CNN) kept talking about an Obama-Hillary or Hillary-Obama combo ticket. I don’t know if that is the case… either way the notion will be swamping the airwaves until the 5th thanks to Wolf.

More important, is that we are watching history, and because of that, people of all creeds and colors what to be a part of the action. They want to campaign, they want to caucus, they want to vote, they want a voice, and they want the Country to change its course. (more…)

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Liveblogging from Hollywood

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA –- We’re at the CNN/Los Angeles Times/Politico Democratic debate. Energy, Los Angeles and celebrity aside, this debate really does feel like an award show. CNN started off with their usual pre-debate coverage, but this time Wolf Blitzer stood stage front à la Ellen DeGeneres or Billy Crystal cracking jokes and baiting the Hollywood audience. (more…)

Monday, January 21st, 2008

New Voters Abroad Online!

Following our video submission to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Executive Director and Why Tuesday? Chief Correspondent, Jacob Soboroff, sent me great news in an email this morning: voters abroad are now able to participate in the Democratic Primary via Internet!

Voting should be convenient for any eligible voter who wants to vote. And so the question remains: if ex-pats are good enough for this technology, isn’t everybody else who wants to vote? (more…)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Candidate Challenge: Mitt Romney

MANCHESTER, NH — Increasing voter turnout is vital to a healthy American democracy… or in the words of Mitt Romney a “strong America.” We rank in the bottom 20% of nations in voter turnout despite spending billions of dollars on our elections. Why isn’t Romney, like 13 other candidates, talking about it? (more…)

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Liveblogging from the ABC/Facebook Debates in New Hampshire

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MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – There are many lessons to be learned from the Iowa Caucuses for tonight’s Candidates at the ABC/Facebook Debates. Iowa Caucus turnout has never risen above 6.8% of eligible voters. In 2000, a race that is more similar to the 2008 race, Iowa caucus turnout was 6.1%. In 2008 the records have been shattered. 16.4% of eligible Iowans showed up to Caucus… that is an additional 222,757 voters! So you might ask: Where did these Iowans come from – because they did not materialize out of thin air? (more…)

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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