It’s Going to Be a Great New Year

By |December 31st, 2007|

This is going to be our year. We won't stop until we take back the White House and send a message to conservatives that their days of walking over the Constitution are over. I just hope you'll be here with me to make it all happen. We've got great plans, but it takes you to [...]

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Obama Gains in Final Register Poll

By |December 31st, 2007|

Obama Gains in Final Register Poll It's Obama by seven. Obama was the choice of 32 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers, up from 28 percent in the Register's last poll in late November, while Clinton, a New York senator, held steady at 25 percent and Edwards, a former North Carolina senator, was virtually unchanged at [...]

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Obama Attacks Gore in Iowa

By |December 31st, 2007|

No one has reported on this yet. I got this from a reader who heard this went down in Iowa, then confirmed it and emailed me the quote: "I don't want to go into the next election starting off with half the country already not wanting to vote for Democrats, we've done that in 2004, [...]

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Obama Slides in Iowa After Bhutto’s Murder

By |December 31st, 2007|

When the world explodes the political landscape often shifts. That's exactly what's playing out right now in Iowa. This poll puts Obama's conference call this morning into context. They're trying desperately (there's that word again) to get ahead of the negative polling cascading out of Iowa. Clinton: Total: 30.0 Dec. 28: 29.0 Dece. 29: 31.2 [...]

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Mr. Hope’s Smear and Slime Time

By |December 31st, 2007|

Mr. Hope's Smear and Slime Time updated via Politico The memo ticks through a series of numbers the campaign believes proves they are the candidate with momentum. But coming on the eve of the release of the final Des Moines Register poll (due out tonight), one can't help but also see the memo and call [...]

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The Last Year of Dubya is at Hand

By |December 31st, 2007|

Thank God, the gods, Pan, or even your mother's cat. But it's almost over. A couple of links to start the morning. This is a disturbing video of Benazir Bhutto's assassination. The Pakistani government wants people to believe she wasn't shot, as they put out all sorts of misdirection on what happened. She was shot, [...]

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Tell Me Again Why I’m Not Supposed to Like Hillary?

By |December 30th, 2007|

Editorial cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty says it all in a cartoon in the LA Times today, which ran as a full page in the opinion section. Here's a pdf of it that is a must see. It is the best editorial cartoon of the primary season, proving once again why I covet the talent of [...]

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Mr. Broder’s End of the Year Peace Tour

By |December 30th, 2007|

The elders gather. There's too much hyper partisanship in Washington. So upon threat of backing a third party bid for president, The Self Appointed Wise Ones will gather to discuss how to remake the country so compromise is possible. I'm not frightened of a third party, especially under the banner of "unity." But it seems [...]

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Mr. Hope Launches Anti Clinton Robocalls

By |December 29th, 2007|

If you haven't seen "So Goes the Nation...", a film about Ohio and the 2004 elections, including how Republicans target Democrats, I encourage you to do so. It's been on IFC, and it's a reminder of what we'll face in the general election. So whenever I hear about Obama slamming Clinton on her health care [...]

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IOWA: Obama Down, Edwards Rises

By |December 29th, 2007|

IOWA: Obama Down, Edwards Rises video via MakeThemAccountable Yesterday on Chris Matthews, though no one noticed, he began his show with a nod to Obama by repeating David Axelrod's line about Woody Allen, which was part of a statement that got Obama's chief guru and his candidate in trouble in the first place. Regardless of [...]

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