Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The most active group of the three is certainly Mizzou for Obama, which is headed up by the Mid-Missouri Campus Organizer for Claire McCaskill's campaign. His experience seems to be paying dividends.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Here's the story by USA Today.
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Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
The headline for this post is not exactly Earth-shattering. It's no secret that there are a lot of old fogies in the realm of Missouri politics. Take, for example, George D. "Boots" Weber. He's a former State Representative (mid-1960's) who has attempted several times to unseat Rep. Todd Akin and is now running for President. I hope that I have that much energy when I'm 82 years old.
There's another former State Representative running for office, but this time it's not President. Her name is Mary Kasten and she's running for State Representative in the 158th District. She is 79 years old.
Sen. John McCain is 71 and has received a lot of criticism about his inability to relate to the 95% of America that are his junior. How anemic would his poll numbers be if he was 79?
Some people wonder why young people aren't more involved in politics. This might be one reason: alienation.
Here's an interesting quote from her: "People get afraid when I say that I'm a Republican and I worked for them, but I'm not a crazy Republican."
An interesting aside: Kiddoo was mentioned (not by name) in the piece that fellow Truman Stater Sam Hodge wrote for the Huffington Post. I posted about Hodge's piece here.
Monday, September 17, 2007
They got some good press with The Maneater here.
Friday, September 14, 2007
A couple weeks ago Glenn Rehn was elected President of Mizzou for Obama. He's a former officer in the Mizzou College Democrats, and worked on the McCaskill campaign last year. Last week, a homeless man entered his home, cut his roommate (although not too badly), tied him up at knifepoint, stole several expensive items including his car and then crashed his car into a brick house.
“It was frightening at the time,” Rehn said. “I was scared but it wasn’t traumatic. I’ve played over a few what-ifs about the situation, but in the end insurance will cover the car, we got our merchandise back and no one was hurt.”Here's the story in The Maneater.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
To underscore the importance of taking the lead on this important issue and to learn how to get involved, please join the College Democrats as we sponsor a live rendition of “An Inconvenient Truth” by an Al Gore-trained presenter. The event will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the General Classroom Building room 204.
Help the College Democrats as we prove that a Tiger can have “green” stripes, too.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Here's a comment posted by a MU student on the Mizzou for Hillary message board. I think it's interesting:
I would be very interested in being involved with [this group]. We need to beat back that Obama group (I like Obama and think he would make a good president, but that group is driving me insane...and Hillary is WAY better).
Friday, September 7, 2007
The first task on Wednesday evening’s agenda was to recruit volunteers for the group’s tabling campaign. Thirty-six positions were available for a three-day campaign, and in less than two minutes, every position was filled.Not too shabby. They set some pretty high goals as well, hoping to pledge 5,600 Mizzou students (20 percent of the student body) to vote for Obama in the Presidential Primary February 5.
College Republicans Vice President Marcus Bowen said the MU chapter of College Republicans is one of the biggest in the state. About 30 students attended Wednesday’s meeting.Their next event will be a memorial on September 11 of miniature American flags.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I hope to have an update regarding how their meeting went in a day or two.