Before we complete our 12 Day Convention Photo Highlights, and of course launch in the Canadian Federal Election Campaign coverage (of which we'll be featuring interviews with many, many candidates), we thought it was essential to post the video of this CSPAN aired press conference from the National Press Club featuring Ron Paul, and promoting Independent Candidate Ralph Nader, Green Party Candidate Cynthia McKinney, The link to this flash video was removed for security reasons >CNN and Wolf Blitzer are. It's enough to make things look too obvious:
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Lastly, a word about the economy. I am in a constant battle with my own workplace (a corporate radio station) who always belittle my broader political interests and understanding. They are hell-bent on ensuring a huge (as in almost 100%) local coverage while not understanding that some legislation in the halls of U.S. Congress have a greater impact on our ability to maintain a quality of life than does some stupid by-law passed by our largely ineffectual and non grass-roots municipal council.
Well after this past weekend it will be interesting to see if their myopic perspective continues to perservere and explain to new listeners how to best navigate out of this situation with proper involvement in the political process -- or will reports about American Idol and Canadian Idol contestants continue to make up the local news diet?
I'm pretty sure the more astute of you know the answer to that one. But hey, what does one expect where nepotism reigns supreme and patronization is the order of the day?
It's time to go big or go home...or hit the streets. And i'm dead serious.
On one final note - I hope the US Green Party are emboldened by the public outcry in Canada to allow Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May into the debates. Makes me proud(er) to be a Canadian.
~Sven Eric Balabanoff