Transferring Bush’s War to John McCain

ImageThe Democratic Party’s strategy for the general election is clearly to transfer ownership of the war in Iraq from President George W. Bush to Republican presidential nominee John McCain. Today, the Democratic National Committee released a new web ad titled Bush/McCain: Lockstep.

Comparing Clinton and Obama’s Remarks and Ideas on Iraq

Comparing Clinton and Obama’s Remarks and Ideas on Iraq

ImageWhat becomes obvious at first glance is that both campaigns chose to focus on Iraq in a different way. Clinton wanted to focus all blame on the Republicans, while looking presidential. This is a strategy aimed at the general election. “The mistakes in Iraq are not the responsibility of our men and women in uniform but of their Commander-in-Chief.

Bush Still Insists That Iraq War was Worth It

ImageThe White House has released early excerpts of a speech President Bush will be giving at the Pentagon on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. The president does acknowledge that the war came at a high price, but also continues to maintain that the U.S. is winning.

What Can We Learn From the Ron Paul Campaign?

What Can We Learn From the Ron Paul Campaign?

ImageIn a video posted on his website almost two weeks ago, Republican Rep. Ron Paul hinted at the obvious. With John McCain clinching the GOP nomination, his presidential campaign is over. The Ron Paul phenomenon of 2008 is interesting because it revealed a great deal about where the Republican Party has been, and quite possibly where it is going.

Poll Update: Clinton Widens Her Lead in PA

Poll Update: Clinton Widens Her Lead in PA

ImageA new Quinnipiac University poll of the state of Pennsylvania released today found that Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Barack Obama to 12 points. This represents a doubling over her lead in the previous February 27 poll, but Obama has still managed to cut into the 18 point lead that Clinton enjoyed on February 14.

Obama Delivers in Address on Race

ImageAfter discussing America’s racial history, and describing his mixed race background, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said that the concept that we are the sum of our parts is seared into his genetic makeup. He discussed the racial tensions surrounding his campaign. “This is not to say that race has not been an issue in the campaign.

Hillary Clinton Voted on to Mount Rushmore

Hillary Clinton Voted on to Mount Rushmore

ImageThe members of the new women’s online community wowOwow.com voted on which four women they would like to see on Mt. Rushmore. As a man, I think that three of the choices make perfect sense. Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks would, to me, all be worthy of this type of recognition. They are all Americans who made great contributions to our society.

Pelosi Urges Bush to Help Struggling Americans

Pelosi Urges Bush to Help Struggling Americans

ImageToday, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi issued a statement urging the President Bush to do more to help Americans struggling under the weight of the current economy. “While there is no quick fix to repair our struggling economy, more must be done to begin to reverse the economic mismanagement of the past seven years.

Clinton Attacks McCain and Obama on Iraq War

Clinton Attacks McCain and Obama on Iraq War

ImageDemocratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave what was billed as a major policy address at George Washington University today on her three part plan for ending the war in Iraq. Clinton spent an unusual amount of time during the early part of her address attacking both John McCain and Barack Obama.

Nader Talks about Clinton, Obama, and Electoral College

ImageIn the new issue of Newsweek, which hits newsstands tomorrow, Howard Fineman interviewed Ralph Nader and asked him a wide range of questions about Eliot Spitzer, the Democratic candidates, and the role of reform minded politicians. Nader was asked if personal behavior should be a test of how we measure public officials and candidates.

Study: Most Democrats Disagree With Ferraro about Obama

Study: Most Democrats Disagree With Ferraro about Obama

ImageAn HCD Research national study of 431 Democrats found that most of them disagree with Geraldine Ferraro’s statement that, “Barack Obama would not have made it this far if he was a white man.” The study was done to analyze voter perception of video segments of Ferraro on Fox News where she defended her comments about Obama.

June 3 Could Be the Date for a Possible Michigan Do-Over

June 3 Could Be the Date for a Possible Michigan Do-Over

ImageFour key Michigan Democrats have been discussing with the Clinton and Obama campaigns a plan to hold a do-over primary in the state of Michigan on June 3. The four Democrats include Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. Carol Cheeks Kilpatrick, the president of the United Auto Workers, and a member of the Democratic National Committee.

Democrats Vote to Kill Most Bush Tax Cuts

ImageToday both the House and Senate voted to let many of the Bush tax cuts expire in 2010. The House Democrats budget plan would increase spending on domestic programs, and pay for it by letting all of the Bush tax cuts die. The Senate was much choosier. It extended $340 billion worth of tax cuts for middle and upper income people, businesses, and those inheriting large estates.