It's that time of day. Time to relax and kick back. Also to take advantage of the current matching money drive over at Clinton's place. Early evening open thread. Don't throw your drinks! Your $25 is worth $50 until midnight! (eastern time) Give if you've got it!
Imagine this playing out across the country in local races for Congress. Dems running for Congress stiff-arming Obama if he's the nominee. Hey, but many people think Clinton won't be embraced either. Those people haven't looked at her blue collar numbers lately, which are soaring. Open thread. While you're at it, double your fundraising impact. [...]
Missourian Rep. Ike Skelton, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has endorsed Hillary Clinton. Skelton is one of those average, lunch bucket Democrats, who live in the rural midwest. He's also a national security leader, another one on Clinton's side. But if you're wondering why Obama stepped up today to "divorce" Rev. Wright, as [...]
"Whatever relationship I had with Reverend Wright has changed as a consequence of this," Obama said. Obama's candidacy is in freefall. So Operation Save My Superdelegate Support begins. Reverend Wright has made Mr. Down Ticket Asset into Mr. Down Ticket Drag. Superdelegates are also wondering what Wright will mean in November for an Obama general [...]
Buy Sidney's book. Charlie Cook: One superdelegate in a Southern state, clearly a Clinton sympathizer, said it would be political suicide for him to oppose Obama, pointing out that the black community would be furious. The best support he could offer Clinton would be to remain neutral until it's over. One of the most salient [...]
Video of endorsement. In case you're wondering what this means on the wider front, it signals that some are starting to really believe Obama cannot close the deal. "It’s an incredibly strong endorsement because Easley is popular among the blue collar 'Bubba' voters who are Democrats," said David "Mudcat" Saunders, a Democratic consultant who advised [...]
Contrary to Obama's supporters and the Obama blogs' collective thinking, their candidate is in trouble. So what's next? Will he ignore Reverend Wright's public pr tantrum? Will he engage it? Another speech? That would be a huge mistake, but it's possible. Or will Obama lay low hoping it all goes away? It's not going away.
Clinton is gaining among independents now. She actually leads when stacked up against McCain. ... ..When pitted against McCain, Clinton now wins among independents, 50 percent to 34 percent, when just a few weeks ago she ran about even with him with this crucial group of voters. Clinton also now does better among independents than [...]
"There is no guilt by association." - Ryan Lizza Translation: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Leave Barack Alone! Waaaaaaaaaaaaa-waaah-waaaaaaaaaaaah! Ryan Lizza needs some meds. Is he kidding with this "analysis." This performance defies description. In the tank doesn't even begin to cover it. That he has a microphone and is respected shows you the trouble with traditional journalism today. [...]