My Way

31 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Hillary Clinton, cheered on by C42 who told California Democrats at a San Jose convention to “chill out,” vowed to fight all the way to Denver.

In a bad omen she asked Washington Post for an interview to… read full story

Clinton’s ‘Made Man’

30 March 2008 |permalink | email article

James Carville was the Clinton campaign manager in 1992. He was a little known political consultant until then when he admits, in the vernacular of the Mafia, that “Bill Clinton made me.”

In a Saturday op-ed in The Washington… read full story

McCain Democrats?

28 March 2008 |permalink | email article

A new Gallup poll reports that a large number of Democrats might vote for McCain in November if he’s matched against the candidate they do not support for the Democratic nomination.

As the bitter spring battle escalates Clinton supporters,… read full story

Public Pulse: New Poll

27 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Hillary Clinton slips in a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll, getting the lowest personal ratings of the campaign. Her 37% positive rating is the lowest this poll has recorded since March 2001, two months after she was elected to… read full story

Race Unsettled, Clinton Defiant

26 March 2008 |permalink | email article

John McCain insists that the U.S. is succeeding in Iraq even as heavy fighting has erupted and a cease-fire threatens to unravel – a good time for the Democratic Party to coalesce around a nominee and prepare for November.

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McCain’s Spiritual Advisers

25 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Barack Obama made a historic speech on race. But he faces continuing fallout from the controversy involving his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright Jr., who among other objectionable comments said the U.S. government had introduced AIDS into black communities.

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Pressure for Clinton Restoration

24 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Hillary Clinton’s campaign to reign in the former president from further disparaging remarks about Barack Obama has failed. He’s back on attack, downgrading the frontrunner as not ready to be the Democratic nominee.

In North Carolina on Friday Clinton… read full story

Richardson for Obama, Reaction Profane

23 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Andrew Sullivan, the pro-Obama conservative, on his blog,

“An act of betrayal,” said James Carville, an adviser to Mrs. Clinton and a friend of Mr. Clinton. “Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when… read full story

Screw Public Input

22 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Dana Perino, the White House Press Secretary, told legendary correspondent Helen Thomas at a briefing this week that the American people’s input in the Iraq occupation ended after the 2004 election.

“The American people are being asked to die… read full story

Wright Issue Remains Hot

21 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Hateful statements by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, condemned in an historic address on race by Barack Obama who remains a member of the Trinity Church in Chicago, suddenly became a much larger story with political implications Thursday evening.

Several… read full story

Mission Not Accomplished

20 March 2008 |permalink | email article

It’s hard to overstate the imperial arrogance of Vice President Dick Cheney.

The Bush administration’s Darth Vader commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war with a positive assessment of the situation there and called last year’s the troop… read full story

Historic Speech, Subtle Realities

19 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Reaction from political analysts in general to Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” speech on race in America has drawn mostly rave reviews. It’s been described as perhaps the most important address on the subject since that made by… read full story

The Buck Stops Where?

18 March 2008 |permalink | email article

More bad news for John McCain as Monday’s Wall Street Journal editorial page suggests “a dollar rout could turn financial markets into a crash.” Where’s President Bush’s national address leveling with the nation?

*** Obama, his ability to… read full story

McCain: Terrorists Could Cost Him Election

17 March 2008 |permalink | email article

John McCain plays a new fear card to stir up the presidential faithful prior to September’s Republican National Convention.

His preposterous assertion is that Al Qaeda or another terrorist group might attempt more spectacular attacks in Iraq to increase… read full story

Pelosi Rules

16 March 2008 |permalink | email article

The powerful House Speaker, in a little noted but significant statement, said it would be “harmful” to Democrats if superdelegates would give the Democratic party’s presidential nomination to a candidate who is trailing in the delegates awarded in primaries… read full story

Bush: “Romantic” Afghan Mission

14 March 2008 |permalink | email article

A delusional president, just a week before the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, describes Afghanistan – the Al Qaeda lair where the real war should have been fought – as a “romantic” mission.

“I must say, I’m… read full story

Does Pennsylvania Matter?

13 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Undaunted even as Obama erases the net delegate gains Clinton picked up on March 4 with two wins in a week, her camp asserted yesterday in a fresh spin that if the Democratic frontrunner can’t win the Keystone State,… read full story

Goodbye ‘Dream Ticket’

12 March 2008 |permalink | email article

All that talk about a Clinton-Obama or Obama-Clinton presidential ticket – the trial balloon launched by her campaign – is nothing more than spin.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of California agrees.

“I think a ticket either way… read full story

Obama: Going On Offense?

11 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Pounded for weeks by a Hillary Clinton spin machine in control of the campaign narrative Barack Obama became far less defensive Monday in brusquely rejecting as duplicitous any thought that he might be a fine vice-presidential partner.

Applying a… read full story

Candidates and Supporters Whine, NYT Responds

10 March 2008 |permalink | email article

It’s enough that Clinton and Obama have whined so much about media coverage of their campaigns – while their talking chiefs hurl incendiary barbs at the other side.

So far, Clinton has done a far better job of playing… read full story

McCain: U.S. is Right of Center

09 March 2008 |permalink | email article

The Republican nominee, on “60 Minutes” tonight, makes this fascinating comment:

“We have to reach out to independents and the old Reagan Democrats that won elections for former President Ronald Reagan . . . I think America’s a right-of-center… read full story

Is Clinton Really Ready on Day 1?

08 March 2008 |permalink | email article

“She (Hillary Clinton) was never asked to do any heavy lifting” when meeting with foreign leaders. She wasn’t asked to move the mountain or deliver a harsh message or a veiled threat. It was all gentle prodding or constructive… read full story

Clinton Plays Security Card, Praises McCain

07 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Hillary Clinton, in a Cabinet-style setting in Washington yesterday with American flags as backdrop – and surrounded by 13 military officers who support her presidential candidacy – shamelessly declared, “I have crossed the commander-in-chief threshold.”

She oddly again praises… read full story

McCain Trails; Obama, Clinton Reload

06 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Today’s good news for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is that John McCain kicks off his general election campaign trailing both potential Democratic nominees in hypothetical matchups, according to a just released Washington Post – ABC News poll taken… read full story

Not Yet: Her Momentum, His Math

05 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Clinton and Obama spun victory scenarios but results from yesterday’s primaries left the historic battle for the Democratic nomination muddled and virtually certain for another three months – a head start bonus for Republican nominee John McCain.

Clinton… read full story

Moving the Goal Posts

04 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Hillary Clinton, running behind, has little margin for error in today’s Little Super Tuesday primaries with 370 pledged delegates at stake in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Past polls, which proved to be notoriously wrong in New… read full story

The Eyes Are Upon Texas

03 March 2008 |permalink | email article

Ace Smith, the formidable California campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s 9-point win Super Tuesday win over Barack Obama, heads her campaign in Texas where once trailing Obama leads within the margin of error.

Smith, the architect of winning campaigns… read full story

Bill Clinton on Fear and Hope

02 March 2008 |permalink | email article

John Dickerson at Slate, commenting on a new Clinton ad running in Texas, wrote “If you vote for Barack Obama, your children are going to die in bed.”

Playing on national security fears, the scary “red phone moment” suggests… read full story

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