Here's a disturbing article about the reception some Obama canvassers have been getting in PA and IN. Victoria Switzer, a retired social studies teacher, was on phone-bank duty one night during the Pennsylvania primary campaign. One … [Read more...]
I'm bemused by the tendency of some folks to imagine that a candidate who is well-spoken, who speaks in generalities and appeals to widely-held values, must be hiding something. Yeah, but where's the beef? one often hears. We … [Read more...]
Fighting for Us vs Squabbling with Each Other
"This kind of squabbling -- how many children is this going to get health care? How many people are going to get education because of this? How many kids are going to get to go to college because of this?" Edwards said to cheers from the … [Read more...]
Hillary will oppose Mukasey
Hey, good stuff. Thanks Hillary:"We cannot send a signal that the next attorney general in any way condones torture or believes that the president is unconstrained by law," said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.The Democratic … [Read more...]
Hey Barack: You and what army?
I've been hearing that with the Patrick endorsement, Obama is counting on getting help from Deval's vaunted army of volunteers, the grassroots organization that supposedly vaulted him from naive-upstart-nowhere to the corner office. The … [Read more...]
Edwards vs. Murdoch (& Hillary)
In the wake of the extremely regrettable news that Rupert Murdoch is indeed buying the Wall Street Journal ... I think John Edwards may have a nibble on the line this time: He's asking all Dem candidates to distance themselves from Murdoch … [Read more...]
Obama vs. Hillary: YouTube questioner sez…
Stephen Sixta, the fellow whose YouTube question in Monday's debate precipitated this week's Axis-of-Evil donnybrook, says Obama's answer was good; and that Hillary misconstrued the question.His bottom line: He liked Obama's answer, and he … [Read more...]
Hillary wins the battle … long-term, not so much.
I'm not quite conceding defeat in taking Obama's side in the talking-with-baddies kerfuffle. But as both Jim Braude and Seth Gitell argued Wednesday night on NECN (against my position), now I do think Hillary basically comes out ahead in … [Read more...]
Hillary’s being stupid.
The headline says one thing: "Obama debate comments set off firestorm." That was after Obama said that he'd actually talk to the baddies of North Korea, Syria, et al. "without precondition". Shocking!But come on: It was Hillary's … [Read more...]