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Obama's national ad

I'll wait to post any post-debate commentary, but I did want to put up Barack Obama's ad that just ran on CNN. The campaign is running the ad, entitled "Inspiring", on CNN and MSNBC nationally. Check it out below:

For more information on NDN's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, click here. 

NCLR's Janet Murguía addresses Birmingham's Annual Unity Breakfast

Janet Murguia, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), became the first Latina/Latino ever to address Birmingham's Annual Unity Breakfast. While her presence took a bit of time for some to get used to, Murguia's speech honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was well-received as she touched upon common themes that bridge the Latino and African American communities. As she said:

"People of color are bound together by two American legacies that define our existence and frame our common struggle: one is hope and the other is hate. The conflict between them is our shared story. One lifts us. The other restricts us. One guides us. And the other divides us."

The event was sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Metro Birmingham NAACP, the National Conference for Community and Justice, the Community Affairs Committee of Operation New Birmingham, and Greater Birmingham Ministries. Watch her speech in the videos below.

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Part III:

McCain, SC, and Immigration

In tonight's South Carolina primary, CNN's exit poll shows immigration to be the second highest concern among voters. Yet John McCain, who co-anchored the legislation that serves as a framework for comprehensive immigration reform, McCain-Kennedy, was victorious.

In the same exit poll, McCain was most successful among voters who wanted a path to citizenship and a temporary worker program, whereas Mike Huckabee did well among those who favored deportation. Yet it was McCain who delivered the victory speech tonight, while his family and supporters such as Senate colleague Lindsey Graham, whose primary challenger is focusing his campaign on immigration, shared the stage.

In order to make sense of what happened, I'd like your comments/thoughts. Please register and post them below.

Nevada: In the Air Tonight

(At my Mother's request, best if read while listening to Phil Collins. If only I could've found some relevance in Sussudio...)

Will Barack Obama's support from the Culinary Workers Union vault him to first place in the NV caucus? Will Hillary Clinton's extensive outreach in the Hispanic community, coupled with her persistent economic message, prevail? Or will John Edwards throw the Democratic field off with a victory? To be sure, there is one thing I for one am hoping for: high turnout.

As Nevadans head to caucus in a few hours, we will know the answers to all those questions and more.

For a few interesting reads, check out the articles below:

- Ali Helgoth points out the importance of campaigning in Elko, NV in the Elko Daily Free Press.

- As Scott Sonner writes in the Reno Gazette Journal, the caucus is finally upon us.

- In the Las Vegas Sun, Alex Richards and Mike Trask highlight the significance of Nevada in the primary process. 

- And last but not least, Shailagh Murray and Anne Kornblut offer their preview of Nevada in the Washington Post.

Also, be sure to check out the candidates' ads in NV below. 

TODAY: NV Caucuses and SC Primary

Later today, both the Democrats and Republicans in Nevada will caucus. Meanwhile in South Carolina, the Republican primary will be under way. That means it's time to display the ads, starting with those airing in Nevada on behalf of the Democrats.

Update: To the best of my knowledge, John Edwards is only running ads in South Carolina; neither Dennis Kucinich nor Mike Gravel are running ads in Nevada; Rudy Giuliani is pretty much skipping South Carolina, keeping his focus on Florida; and Mitt Romney is choosing Nevada over South Carolina.

As always, we'd like to hear your thoughts, so please voice your opinion in the comments section. But first, you have to make sure you're registered!

Barack Obama's final NV appeal: English and Spanish ads

Barack Obama makes his final appeals to Nevadans in "Would", "President", "Moment", "Something is Happening", and "Esperanza":

"Would":

"President":

"Moment":

"Something is Happening":

"Esperanza":

For more information on NDN's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, click here.

Hillary Clinton's final NV appeal: English and Spanish ads

Hillary Clinton makes her final appeal in Nevada with "Voices" and "La Voz de los que no tienen Voz".

"Voices":

"La Voz de los que no tienen Voz":

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John McCain's final SC appeal: "Tied Up" and web ads

John McCain hopes to win over the Palmetto State with "Tied Up":

"The Mac" also has two web ads up: "Character in Spades" and "Trust Huckabee".

For more information on NDN's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, click here. 

Fred Thompson's final SC appeal: "Always" and "Consistent Conservative"

Many believe South Carolina to be Fred Thompson's last stand. With that in mind, check out his final ads in the state:

"Always":

"Consistent Conservative":

For more information on NDN's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, click here.  

Ron Paul's final SC/NV appeal: "We Have the Answer"

Ron Paul is closing his ad buys in South Carolina and Nevada with "We Have the Answer":

For more information on NDN's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, click here.  

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