by Borderstan.com October 31, 2008 at 11:21 am 0

Borderstan's Diane Tucker is blogging for The Huffington Post's campaign series, "Off the Bus."

Diane Tucker

Borderstan’s very own Diane Tucker has another campaign coverage piece on The Huffington Post, “Pre-Election Anxiety Squeezes African-American Women.” Tucker is is blogging for HuffPo’s “Off the Bus” campaign reporting series.

“On the news yesterday, they revealed a potential neo-Nazi plot against Barack Obama, and then they gave more details on the racially-motivated Ashley Todd hoax. It made my heart pound. My blood pressure rose precipitously,” said anthropologist Wende Marshall, professor of public health sciences, University of Virginia.

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by Borderstan.com October 17, 2008 at 3:31 pm 0

Borderstan's Diane Tucker is blogging for The Huffington Post's campaign series, "Off the Bus."

Diane Tucker

Borderstanian Diane Tucker, who is blogging the 2008 presidential campaign, as part of Huffington Post’s “Off the Bus,” series, has a new post, “Ohio GOP Still Chasing Undecideds; Dems Making Sure Supporters Pull The Lever.”

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Remember, there’s early voting in Ohio so don’t wait,” said Barack Obama, at a rally in Toledo. There was a tinge of urgency in his voice. The candidate was in the Buckeye State this week because the race here is almost a dead heat. A CNN/Time poll puts Obama up by 3; the Ohio Newspaper Poll puts McCain up by 2.

“The race is going one way — then the next day, it goes the other way. Ohio is flopping like a fish,” said Jimmy Georgiades, operations manager at WKTX-AM 830 radio, a local station in Youngstown. Callers to WKTX are upset with both candidates. “We all want change, but to what? Neither candidate will give us an honest answer.”

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by Borderstan.com October 9, 2008 at 9:29 pm 0

Borderstan's Diane Tucker is blogging for The Huffington Post's campaign series, "Off the Bus."

Diane Tucker

Borderstanian Diane Tucker has a posting today on The Huffington Post about military families and how they may vote on November 4, “Younger Military Families Closing Ranks Around Obama.” Tucker is blogging for The Huffington Post as part of its “Off the Bus” campaign coverage series:

QUANTICO, Va. — One of the largest U.S. marine bases in the world is located in Quantico, a tidy town with scant election fanfare. Everyone who lives here just assumes Republicans have a lock on the military vote. And so when Obama signs began to appear, tongues began to wag.

“At first I was worried about how my neighbors would view it,” said former marine corporal Dawn Jennings, 31, who bravely put an Obama sign in the center of her front yard. Jennings told OffTheBus that Quantico is the “kind of place where they’ll ask you to remove an Obama bumper sticker from your car.”

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by Borderstan.com September 3, 2008 at 9:57 pm 0

What are people in neighborhood saying about the 2008 presidential campaign? Borderstanian Diane Tucker talked to some local residents for this blog posting on Huffington Post’s “Off the Bus” series. The posting is, “Post-Convention Democratic Dip: D.C. Street Polling Serves Up Doldrums.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Political activist Tom Hayden and I have two things in common: we both attended the University of Michigan during the Pleistocene era and we both think Barack Obama will probably lose the 2008 presidential election.

For Hayden, the reason Obama will lose is simply this: a white war hero will always trump a black candidate who’s talking about the economy. That’s a seductive soundbite. But is it true?

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