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Clinton campaign learns nothing from Bosnia disaster, denies Hillary ever said “Screw ‘em”

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Not that there even is a right way, but this strikes me as the wrong way to deal with Hillary’s “Screw ‘em” comment regarding white working class Democrats: Asked about the 1995 quote, which was recalled by three then-advisers to President Clinton, spokesman Phil Singer offered the names of two Clinton aides who had also [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Hillary Clinton

The potential backlash in Pennsylvania

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m not going to say Barack Obama has a chance to win Pennsylvania.  He doesn’t.  But I can’t imagine anything making a stronger case for his campaign theme of moving beyond old school Washington politics than the ABC News debate last night.  I’m guessing that for every undecided voter who watched that debate and came away [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Debates · Hillary Clinton · Media

Hillary’s plan to build a white working class coalition: “Screw ‘em”

April 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I don’t know.  Something about this 1995 statement by Hillary Clinton regarding white working class Democrats comes off to me as– what’s the word?– oh, yeah… elitist: Screw ‘em. You don’t owe them a thing, Bill. They’re doing nothing for you; you don’t have to do anything for them. This coming from a woman who, at [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

ABC News debate/Clinton campaign infomercial analysis: What don’t we know about Obama?

April 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

For some reason, I thought there was a debate scheduled tonight.  At 8:00 p.m., I turned my television to ABC expecting to see Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama answering questions posed by objective journalists.  Instead, they were showing some two-hour infomercial on why Hillary Clinton should be the Democratic nominee, hosted by former Clinton senior political [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Debates · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Media

A quick and easy guide for understanding the Clintons: They’re Republicans

April 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Over the past few days, a number of writers have expressed disappointment bordering on shock at the political tactics of the Clintons. The short of it is that they’ve basically become everything fought against in the 1990s. Andrew Sullivan: …after decades of hardball politicking, she and her husband have become completely indistinguishable from the forces [...]

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Tags: Bill Clinton · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Republicans

Clinton campaign overplays its hand on Bitter-gate

April 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

First, the official Clinton campaign Bitter-gate attack ad, set to run in Pennsylvania all this week: Here’s my view on these kinds of attack ads: Either do real interviews with real people, or do scripted lines with actors. Mixing scripted lines with real people almost always falls flat. In any case, it’s clear the Clinton [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Clinton · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

The aftermath of the “Two hundred-millionaires attack Obama” post

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

So after months of this blog basically being me talking to myself, I check in on things tonight and there’s a sudden crushing avalanche of traffic. Yep, that’s TWP, somehow on the front page of Digg, sandwiched in between HuffPo and the Boston Globe. Crazy. But I guess one of the advantages of that is [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · John McCain · Republicans

Two hundred-millionaires attack Obama for being “out of touch”

April 12th, 2008 · 35 Comments

Without a doubt, this was a poorly-worded statement on the part of Barack Obama: You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · John McCain · Republicans

Despite inability to control mouth, Bill Clinton is still an asset to Hillary’s campaign

April 12th, 2008 · No Comments

A lot of people are jumping on Bill Clinton regarding his mind-boggling move Thursday to defend Hillary on the Bosnia sinper fire tale– a lie that even her campaign would acknowledge is indefensible and best left alone to be forgotten.  Worse yet, Bill Clinton resorted to more lies– lies that were even easier to debunk than the original– to make [...]

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Tags: Bill Clinton · Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Hillary wants NCAA superdelegates to overturn National Championship result

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

End Politics As Usual reports that Hillary Clinton is expanding her sore loser-ism into the world of sports.  This is just phenomenal creative writing:  In a move that’s sure to be seen as controversial, Hillary has contacted the NCAA Board of Directors to argue that Memphis is actually better qualified to be National Champion. Ms. Clinton [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Sports

Hillary Clinton’s path to victory

April 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Pretty much:

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Tags: Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Are the Democrats distorting John McCain’s “100 years in Iraq” quote?

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Barack Obama plays chicken with YouTube and loses: For the record, the exact exchange in question between McCain and a town hall questioner went like this: QUESTIONER: President Bush has talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years… McCAIN: Maybe 100. We’ve been in South Korea… We’ve been in Japan for 60 years, we’ve [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Iraq · John McCain · Republicans

Clinton chief strategist and pollster Mark Penn quits

April 6th, 2008 · No Comments

That sound you hear is pure unadulterated jubiliation, even from inside the Clinton campaign.  Maybe especially from inside the Clinton campaign.  The obituary from campaign manager Maggie Williams: After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give up his role as Chief Strategist of the Clinton Campaign; Mark, and Penn, [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Hillary Clinton

Who will (and who should) Clinton and Obama pick as their vice presidential running mate?

April 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Ben Smith over at Politico offers up some completely irresponsible, incredibly premature, and wildly entertaining speculation on who is in the early running for the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton veepstakes.  The short version: Barack Obama VP picks Joe Biden – DE senator Bill Richardson – NM governor Mike Bloomberg – NYC mayor Tim Roemer – [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Jim Webb · Joe Biden

First network to call the Democratic race for Barack Obama wins a cookie

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

In attempting to find a rationale… any rationale for their candidate to remain in the race, Clinton supporters have soared to new heights of desperation, most recently resorting to this argument: In the race for the most popular votes in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary contests, Sen. Barack Obama’s lead over Sen. Hillary Clinton is about [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Hillary Clinton · Media