Friday, January 11, 2008

Along Party Lines: An in Depth look at Student Issue Ideology

As the presidential race tightens and the primary season trudges onward, one defining characteristic of this election cycle may ultimately prove to be the guiding force for a new direction in Washington-- student activism. Having already demonstrated influence in both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, youth electoral participation has seen dramatic increases this election cycle. Such a trend can be readily identified as nothing more than a unified response to the ineptness of Bush administration policies toward students and the issues they most care about. With this in mind I would strongly recommend that all potential candidates take a look at the table below. Because as the influence grows, student issues may prove to be the deciding factor for all future elections.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Iowa Victory Speech: Why I support Barack Obama's Candidacy

Following the results in Iowa and New Hampshire, I have been forced to reconsider who I support in the Democratic presidential race. Having been in Edwards' corner since the beginning this has proven to be a tough proposition, however one thing has made the decision all too clear.

Barack Obama's Iowa victory speech was incredible. Listening to it I couldn't help but think that this is exactly how I want my president to sound. With a mixture of MLK and RFK, Obama proved that his notion of change, the backbone of his candidacy, is not only a reflection of an out of touch Washington, but of a country so utterly divided its very foundation is beginning to crumble away. He wasn't just calling for unification, he was echoing it to all those listening, demonstrating that he can be the President this country needs now more than ever.


As many of you may know my former blog Hoosier Hysteria has been experiencing some substantial technical difficulties as of late--for the past month all my posts are falling to the wayside, with the google feedburn seeming to forget the site exists -- thus I have chosen to make the switch to a new url in hopes the problem can be corrected. In so doing, I was afforded the opportunity to evaluate the site as its developed over the past few months, and each time I asked myself what could be changed to make the site better, I kept coming back to one thing.

The site needs a new and distinguishing name. One that would help to define a movement of progressive activism currently being felt within the all too red Indiana.

As such, Bloosier Hysteria is born. The url has been changed to make the site easier to find and moreover to help separate the content from that of the basketball frenzy that is formally known as Hoosier Hysteria.

Whether all this works is yet to be known. But either way, this is a testing post to see if the feedburner can track the new site down. Let's hope it does.