Darrell L. Clarke for President

Councilman Clarke is the only Democrat on City Council not to endorse a presidential candidate. Did he do it out of spite? No. Was it a protest insulting the quality of candidates? Nuh-uh.

It’s because Clarke realizes it doesn’t matter who he supports in this election:

He said he’s been courted like a “prom queen” by both sides, but in the end, “people are going to vote for who they want to vote for,” he said. “Who cares who I support?”

Because he proved he has half a brain, I nominate Darrell Clarke for President.

via Heard in the Hall

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Meanwhile …

We missed the Chelsea Gay Bar Crawl! Oh Nos!

From Pennsyltucky Politics:

“We love your highlights,” one man yelled as Chelsea walked out of Tavern on Carmac. “You’re gorgeous baby!”
“Thank you, but that’s not why you should vote for my mom,” she responded to laughter.
“Maybe they’re swingers,” joked Ann Dicker, a state Senate candidate.

Wow. Also on board for the night of fun: Rendell and Rob Reiner.

In the end:

Chelsea and the gays +5

Obama and the gays -1

Eight Zillion Strong for Obama

I wish that I made bootleg Obama t-shirts. Really. Judging by the insane turnout for last night’s rally (30,000-40,000, depending on who you ask), and all the crazy t-shirts, hats, buttons, pins and butt-printed shorts, somewhere out there someone is cashing in big with all this.

You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful night for a rally. You could ask for a more on-time candidate. But it’s hard to complain when the weather is so great. If only they had dropped the lights and started serving liquor after the event — it would have been the most amazing party in Philly history.

Alas, it was a family affair.

The location (the Visitor’s Center at Independence Park) allowed for some mighty historical and impressive backdrops, and provided Obama the opportunity to prove that he passed 8th grade history. The speech was short and sweet, repeating the post-debate talking points (no more divisive politics, McCain is Bush III, vote for me!) we’ve been hearing everywhere, but the people ate it up (even the jaded photogs I was standing near seemed a bit enamored).

No Obama, No Lou Reed

Code for No Fun. They won’t be at the rumored Media Bureau party.

Primaries of the Future

Guess what happened while no one was paying attention to anyone but Pennsylvania and it’s super-horrible-boring-snorefest of a lame-o debate?

Obama shot ahead in Indiana:

Obama: 50%

Clinton: 45%

Philadelphia Young Republicans Schedule:

All clear.

(Not So) Homeless Jesus HOPES for CHANGE

From the Daily News, former mayoral candidate and homeless guy Jesus White endorses Obama:

“I like Obama because I feel like he has the voice of the people and has captured the heart of the people,” White said. “He’s very well-versed on all of the issues, even the sublime issues, very outspoken and stands his ground. I think he’d be a very strong president.”

Also well versed in the sublime issues? Alan Keyes.