Kerry & McCain: Who’s Zooming Who?

You know what was funny about John MyFriend’s latest meltdown yesterday on the plane with reporters? Not that he lost his temper, as much as what he was saying was a fabrication. NEW ORLEANS — Senator John McCain fielded a question at a public forum on Friday morning in Atlanta that he said he had never been asked before. Because Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, had approached him about being his running mate for the White House in 2004, would Mr. McCain now return the favor? Mr. McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, who has long been distrusted by conservatives as a Democratic sympathizer, quickly said no he would not — and just as quickly said he had never considered … Continue reading

Ask A Stupid Question, Get A Stupid Questioner

I hope last night’s Democratic debate was the last one. Ever. I can stands so much till I can stands no more. But it really has become, as the Times notes this morning, a parody. A parody of a parody, complete with idiotic questions, followed by the attendant “insight” of the MSM pooh-bahs who have shown how dense they really are. Flat out, I’ve never liked Tim Russert. A supremely confident blow-hard who’s managed to create a reputation as the “toughest questioner on television,” Russert finally had his lunch handed to him in the best part of last night’s debate, when Hillary Clinton dissected his slipshod questioning. And a red-faced Russert nearly exploded.

“Civil War”? Give Me A Break

What a helluva weekend Barack Obama had, sweeping Louisiana, Washington, Nebraska and the Maine caucuses, and besting Bill Clinton for a Grammy Award last night (spoken word). With news that Hillary Clinton “swung the ax,” firing her campaign chair and replacing her with a longtime aide, it would seem Obama was on his way to a big victory this Tuesday (expected to sweep Virginia, Maryland and D.C.) and a seeming lock on the lead in delegates. And while I’m excited, I’m also troubled by the seeming “cult of personality” that seems to be springing up around Obama’s supporters, particularly those in the MSM as they jump on the Obama bandwagon and do what they can to slam the Clintons. I’ve … Continue reading

Why I’m Voting For Barack Obama

Just below Stuart has a post explaining how he’s gone over to the Clinton camp. I thought I’d post a similar explanation on how I’ve gone over to Obama’s camp, and cast my vote for him here in Georgia today (and thank you, Pamela, for encouraging dissenting voices on the Dem Daily). First, this isn’t really an “endorsement” as much as it an explanation of why I think Barack Obama is the right person for the job at this time. The best way for me to explain why I’m for him is to first explain why I’m not. I’m not for Obama because of the anti-war loony left (like Move On) and others who are still proffering straw men arguments … Continue reading

McCain: Less Jobs, More War

Once again, the most prescient comments from last night’s coverage of the Republican primary in Florida came from the more conservative analysts, Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough. As it became clear John McCain was going to win, Buchanan and Scarborough had this exchange: JS: “There is no way conservatives are going to rally and turn out big for McCain if he’s the nominee.” PB: “Look at his proposals, Joe. He’s said the jobs are gone and aren’t coming back; the illegals aren’t going home; and we need more war!” JS: “Less jobs, more war, I like it, Pat!” followed by much hilarity. But it was true. Not so much the “conservatives won’t rally line” (c’mon, they’re gonna do what, drift … Continue reading

Thank You, Dan Abrams

I don’t watch Dan Abrams as much as I should, but I caught his opening segment last night, and the dude absolutely nailed why this entire alleged “Racial Row” between the Clinton and Obama camps is nothing but a fabricated story, completely generated by big-Washington media, designed to sell soap and bump ratings. For another case in point: look no further than today’s WaPo op-ed page to see all these “wise sages” going on and on about absolutely nothing. In fact, for a contrarian read on race and politics, take a gander at this Times article on the “real racial” story of this election so far: Obama having to sell himself to suspicious Latino voters, and the long-simmering tensions between … Continue reading

Kerry Endorses Obama

Wow. I’m not completely surprised by this email from John Kerry (and I’m sure Pamela will have the details), but it is newsworthy. “Dear Todd, “Martin Luther King said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” So I’m choosing this time to share an important decision I’ve made, one I believe is right for this country. “The community has been very important to me and very important to the Democratic resurgence over the last couple of years, so I wanted to let all of you know my decision before I confirm it with anyone else. I want to share with you my conviction that in a field of fine Democratic candidates, the next President of the … Continue reading

New Hampshire Was Not About Race

This is  getting ridiculous, the idea that voters told pollsters (anonymously) they would vote for Barack Obama, an African-American, for president, only to turn racist once they went into the voting booth (anonymously) and pulled the lever for a white woman instead. Also known as the “Bradley Effect”, this phenomenon says that white voters will lie to pollsters and say they support a black candidate (to assuage racist guilt, one would assume), only to go into the voting booth and vote for the white candidate (to act on racist feelings). In some rather infamous elections in the past (the name derives from Tom Bradley, Democratic nominee for Governor in California in 1982), this hypothesis was used to explain why black … Continue reading