The good news is that public interest continues to build for the election. The bad news is that ratings were so good for ABC’s pseudo debate last night that other networks will surely be willing to copy the tabloid style used last night.
If there is one thing that most Democrats love more than fighting with Republicans, it is fighting with each other, but there is mounting evidence that the Clinton/Obama war is starting to tear apart the Democratic Party.
Today, Oklahoma superdelegate Reggie Whitten endorsed Barack Obama, “Some say there is no particular need to endorse at the present time. However, I believe this is a defining moment, not only for our Party, but also more importantly for our country.”
Moderator Charles Gibson started by asking Clinton and Obama why they wouldn’t team up and run together in the fall, and they both dodged the question.
Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) raised the ire of the McCain campaign today, when he said, “I’ve served with seven presidents. When they come in, they all make mistakes. They all get older. This one guy running is about as old as me. Let me tell you something, it’s no old man’s job.”
Today House Republicans successfully blocked a bill from passing that would have encouraged states to hold verifiable elections by converting to a paper ballot voting system, offer emergency paper ballots, and conduct hand-counted audits. The bill titled the Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008 fell short of the 2/3 needed for passage.
A new Quinnipiac University poll of Pennsylvania Democratic primary voters found that Barack Obama’s bitter comments seem to have no impact on the state of the primary race, as Hillary Clinton maintained the same lead that she had last week 50%-44%.
Before meeting with his cabinet today, President Bush said the solution to the nation’s economic woes is for Congress to make his tax cuts permanent. Bush also took full credit for anticipating the current economic hard times. This did not go over well with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.
Despite years of peaceful negotiations/sanctions led by Europe with the aim of dissuading Iran from its nuclear ambitions, the Islamic Republic last week announced it was installing 6000 new uranium-enriching centrifuges.
Hillary Clinton is risking a backlash, by pushing Obama’s bitter comments too far. Today, while speaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Hillary Clinton once again took her new found love of guns to a greater extreme.
A new poll done over the weekend suggests that Pennsylvania Democratic primary voters may already be punishing Barack Obama for his “bitter” comments. An American Research Group poll released today finds that Clinton now leads Obama 57%-37% in the Keystone State.
I’ve been called a wordsmith; I’ve been labeled “loquacious.” Trust me, neither were meant to be flattering. But the Bush Administration, on Sunday, through National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley issued a statement on Bush’s eager participation in the opening ceremonies for the Beijing games that has me completely speechless.
While Hillary Clinton was out knocking on doors in Scranton today, Barack Obama is still trying to explain why his not an elitist. Obama supporters such as Sen. Bob Casey Jr. took to the airwaves to defend Obama against charges that he is an elitist.
Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) was a guest today on CNN’s Late Edition program. What I found interesting was his reasoning for not endorsing Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Wolf Blitzer asked Biden if he planned to endorse either of the two candidates. “No, I do not. But I’m helping them both when they call me. I speak to them not infrequently.