What do you consider your top 3 accomplishments in the Senate you've achieved for the people of Massachusetts? This election may decide control of the U.S. Senate. Can you explain why you feel Mitch McConnell should be Senate majority … [Read more...]
Why is the debate over debates playing out in the media?
I'm sick and tired of hearing about debate challenges. Why can't campaigns contact each other and work things out? It's not shocking to see Scott Brown challenging Elizabeth Warren to go on Dan Rea's show to debate. Dan was promoting … [Read more...]
Polito Sees Limited, Focused Treasurer
She did describe the political angle to the office. While she notes that she would come in as an independent treasurer, the office has become a “political catchall.” That is with the lottery, alcohol control board and … [Read more...]
Mayor Menino Talks Campaign
This is the most contested mayoral election here in a long old time and ever for him. As longest serving Mayor, he has girded himself in a cloak of invincibility. This time, two City Councilors and an activist construction-firm owner are … [Read more...]
Rasmussen: Yes, Obama really did win the last debate
A certain prickly BMGer questioned the reliability of CBS's and CNN's almost immediate post-debate polling showing a substantial Obama win, arguing that networks are crappy pollsters and that the great Rasmussen was far more … [Read more...]
Early polling: Obama wins again — 3 for 3 in the debates
These insta-polls are fantastic. Kos is absolutely right about this -- when the American people, via scientific polling, are able to render their verdict on who won almost immediately after the debate, the views of silly talking heads … [Read more...]
Early scientific polling: Obama the clear winner, 39% – 27% (CBS), 54-30 (CNN).
I love these new insta-polls. (By the way, these are real scientific polls, not garbage internet polls.) CBS (which polled uncommitted voters only): Obama wins big, 39-27, with 35% saying a tie. Another key point: Obama before … [Read more...]
Is this guy for real?
On the one hand, Jeff Jacoby forwent the analysis of how Palin would play in Peoria. He avoided the pundit fallacy of assuming that his view would be middle America's. On the other hand, what a wacky bit of cheerleading. Particularly in … [Read more...]
Why weren’t they fatal?
The Globe doesn't explain, though, why Palin's performance shouldn't cause damage, shouldn't be considered serious error. On the financial crisis, Palin hammered the theme that McCain is best suited to protect the American people without … [Read more...]
Misunderstanding the stakes
Matthew Yglesias gives an uncharacteristically inside-baseball prediction about tomorrow's debate:Meanwhile, if you watch Palin's interviews you'll see that she's perfectly capable of parrying an initial question with some nonsense and then … [Read more...]
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