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 [...]
Archive | April, 2008
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.
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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. [...]
Put this in the department of excavating data. From Sally Bedell Smith’s book on the Clintons I excised two short snippets. Now, Ms. Smith is not pro-Clinton. As far as I know she’s not anti-Clinton. She also did a tough biography and Jack and Jackie Kennedy’s marriage. One thing she does have is access, which [...]
Reverend Wright at the NAACP –bumped & updated– Welcome to Jeremiah Wright’s Rehabilitation and Retribution Tour. It’s not good for any of us, though Rev. Wright is obviously having a blast. Of course, I know many of you will only be able to see what you’re about to read in terms of the primary, which [...]
One hundred years in Iraq, expel Russia from the G8… Say what? What is John McCain thinking these days? Whatever it is, it’s wrong for this country. It could also get us killed. Segue to Fareed Zakaria: … .. In his speech McCain proposed that the United States expel Russia from the G8, the group [...]
Weekend Wind Down Guest post by Scan I had a great weekend, and I hope you did too. Taylor returns tomorrow morning. To wrap things up, here’s a Kinks classic and an open thread.
Elizabeth Edwards on the Media: Do Your Job Guest post by Scan Elizabeth Edwards has contributed a piece this morning for the New York Times entitled “Bowling 1, Health Care 0″. In it, she calls out the media for dramatically failing to do its job. Did you, for example, ever know a single fact about [...]
Obama on Fox BY TAYLOR MARSH He accepted. He showed up. He didn’t take them on. I’m shocked! Shocked, I say. Obama played politics with Fox! He showed up then played nice. Excuse me, but duh! He even touted Ronald Reagan, for good measure. How very Obama. As I’ve said many times before, with Clinton’s [...]
Dean: Electability May Be Deciding Factor Guest post by Scan While I have certainly had some issues with Howard Dean’s leadership at the DNC recently, this Financial Times piece from Friday was encouraging. “If it’s very very close, they [the superdelegates] will do what they want anyway,” said Mr Dean. “I think the race is [...]
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The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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