Jeralyn at Talk Left has a whopper of a post outlining Obama’s role in a liberal survey dating back to when he first ran for office. Politico nailed Obama on the survey today: The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group’s detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate seat. Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama’s answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he “never saw or approved” the questionnaire. They asserted the responses were filled out by a campaign aide who “unintentionally mischaracterize[d] his position.” But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the … Continue reading
In a letter to Howard Dean, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., “proposed that Michigan’s 83 pledged delegates be chosen at congressional district conventions according to the results of the state’s primary.” Here’s the scoop: Under Stupak’s formula, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who received 55 percent of the primary vote, would receive 47 delegates. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who pulled his name from Michigan’s ballot, would receive 36 delegates. Many Obama supporters in Michigan voted for “uncommitted,” which received 40 percent in the primary. The remaining 73 delegates would be awarded based on the percentage of the popular vote garnered nationwide by Clinton and Obama after the last Democratic presidential primary is completed. “The last thing we want to do … Continue reading
Ed Rendell pointed out on Fox News today, yes Fox News, that their coverage of the Democratic candidates has been more “fair & balanced” than the rest of the media. Rendell has a point with his assertion: I think during this entire primary coverage, starting in Iowa and up to the present — FOX has done the fairest job, and remained the most objective of all the cable networks. You hate both of our candidates. No, I’m only kidding. But you actually have done a very balanced job of reporting the news, and some of the other stations are just caught up with Senator Obama, who is a great guy, but Senator Obama can do no wrong, and Senator Clinton … Continue reading
The Page has a video up that is a prime example why Barack Obama is not ready for prime time. Watch it here. Not only did Obama hem and haw when took a question about Iraq from a reporter at a gas station but he also managed to single-handedly undo all the criticism of McCain’s “100 years” remarks about Iraq. Here’s the transcript:
Paul Krugman has a post on his NY Times blog today citing Jeralyn at Talk Left on why John Edwards hasn’t endorsed either Clinton or Obama: Via Jeralyn at Talk Left, John Heilemann on why John Edwards hasn’t endorsed anyone yet: So appalled was Edwards at Clinton’s gaudy corporatism—her defense of the role of lobbyists, her suckling at the teats of the pharmaceutical and defense industries—that he’d essentially called her corrupt But then why didn’t he endorse Obama after dropping out? According to a Democratic strategist unaligned with any campaign but with knowledge of the situation gleaned from all three camps, the answer is simple: Obama blew it. Speaking to Edwards on the day he exited the race, Obama came … Continue reading
Richard M. Scaife, owner of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, who has often criticized Hillary and her campaign, takes a second look after an intensive 90 minute interview which the NY Times reported on here. If you’re still not sure that Hillary will be the next president of the United States, take a look at this piece in U.S. News and World Report.
Today in the Washington Post in a front page story they recount the disaster that was a less than one week alliance between John McCain and Barrack Obama in his first year in office. Here’s the first three paragraphs: Obama, McCain Forged Fleeting Alliance Efforts to Collaborate on Ethics Reform Fell Apart Within a Week A year into his tenure on Capitol Hill, Barack Obama (D-Ill.) approached John McCain on the Senate floor to propose the two work together on a lobbying and ethics reform bill. The four-term Arizona Republican, 25 years Obama’s senior, quickly saw a willing apprentice to help shake up the way business was done on Capitol Hill. “I like him; he’s probably got a great future. … Continue reading
It’s Monday and it’s April Fool’s Eve. I am currently planning what minor prank I shall play on my children. I’m also steeling myself for whatever pranks might be planned for me… Rest assured, Uncle Jay has a run-down of the political hi-jinx of the past week: Uncle Jay Explains the News – March 31, 2008 Let’s take a gander at the hi-jinx in today’s Ten Post Round-Up: 1: If this is the free-market conservatives preach about, I’d say they’d got it all wrong… Countrywide executives showered with even more money—AMERICAblog 2: Could we be on the verge of another “Big Bang”? Apparently, some scientists want to try out a new gizmo that creates black holes. Somehow, I think Mother … Continue reading