McCain Wins Idaho Primary with 70%

    In the all-but-overlooked Idaho republican primary, John McCain apparently made his worst showing since Huckabee left the race with only 70% of the vote.  He picked up 17 delegates.Ron Paul, essentially a rogue candidate, made one of his best showings...
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    Obama & NAFTA-Gate - Republican "Dirty Tricks"

    The leak of the NAFTA-Gate memo alleging that Barack Obama was merely "playing politics" by questioning NAFTA, is now being tied back to the son of Wisconsin Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner - the man who introduced the Patriot Act.Investigations by...
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    Hillary Skates, By Becoming Bush

    After 3 days of reading here, the newspapers, and watching various "news" channels, I have heard every possible nuance as to Hillary's comments about RFK's assassination in June.  I myself attributed it to Dr. Freud, with a slip thrown in...

    What Did Hillary Mean?: A Definitive Post (I Think)

    What did she mean by that yesterday?For the answer, let's look at Hillary's remark in the context of the campaign, the news of the day (Friday), the remark itself and Hillary's own frame of mind. In the end, I think...

    Predicted Fallout from Hillary's Assassination Remark

    The visceral reaction lingers, but what happens next will be more interesting. Here's my predictions:* The press will be playing catch-up for a few days, downplaying the seriousness of Clinton's remarks at first. They get that people are upset, but...

    Clinton's Words Rule Her Out Completely

    Read this in its entirety before you scream.In the event that Hillary Clinton's dark vision of the future ever comes to pass (God, forbid it!), history will record the clouded question of her role in the plot.Just as a minority...

    A Post About Redundant Posting

    I sort of enjoy different takes on a given topic, but can I ask folks here to follow a simple guideline: Check the Most Recommended and Recent posts at right before restating the same basic info. It kind of clogs...
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    Vice President Clinton? I don't think so

    This morning's report of negotiations with the Clinton camp and the Obama camp is certainly unpleasant news to this Democrat.  Neither was my first choice.  Both are corporate/centrist Democrats which is, to say the least, a tremendous disappointment particularly in light of...

    Hillary Takes Fight to Convention: A Cautionary Tale

    August 27, 2008(AP) Colorado Springs — Millions became dead Americans walking after a nuclear device was detonated today in Denver by Hillary Clinton in the heat of the Democratic National Convention.There is no word on whether Barack Obama survived the...

    Call Your Uncommitted Supers Now

    As Hillary Clinton charges Rambo-like through the village it takes to raise a child, burning it to the ground to save it, now is the time for the uncommitted superdelegates to step in. YOU, gentle reader, can make that happen....

    No soup for Hillary

    It's my party, and I'll cry if I want to,cry if I want to, cry if want to.You would cry, too,if it happened to you.One night many years ago, when I worked in a nursing home, I made the rounds...

    Change the Rules? Which Rules? A Framework For a Resolution?

    OK, the Rules Committee is meeting (again?) next week. And, again, we are talking about "changing the rules." The question is, what were the original rules, have they ALREADY been changed, and can/should they be changed again. The following is...
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    Hillary is Barack's Best Friend

    This thoughtful piece from Robert Creamer over at Huffington Post has some very interesting points to make about the long primary season.  I've heard some of the points before, but these really make sense.  This is the link:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer/why-the-long-primary-batt_b... are...

    Why the Superdelegates WILL Weigh In June 4th

    They've waited, watching Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battle through the last remaining states. But I have a feeling they are not amused.The superdelegates understand that Clinton has fought a losing game for some time, that she has moved the...

    An Invitation to Clinton Supporters Who Wouldn't Vote for Obama in the General Election Under Any Circumstances and Who May or May Not Be Angry

    Having removed all traces of racism, sexism, chauvinism, Maoism, favoritism, Fascism, etc., from the headline and content of my previous post, let's now talk about your reasons why.Have at it....

    An Invitation to Angry Hillary Supporters

    Let's have a conversation about healing the party. A serious talk in a respectful tone. I'll start by telling you I support Barack Obama.As I'm certain Otto F or pmSanFran would tell you, I've written some fairly scathing satire about...
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    Hillary didn't really say that, did she?

    AP and Reuters both quote Clinton as saying, "until we have a nominee."But the New York Times' John Broder has it this way:“I’m going to make my case and I’m going to make it until I’m the nominee and we’re...

    My Very Worst Week

    It has been one week since my wife of nearly six years — my best friend and partner of nearly 14 years — left me for another man. She phoned and informed me she would not be returning from work...

    What Kinds of Speech by Candidates Damage National Security?

    Well, of course outing a CIA agent as a sitting President and Vice President would clearly be OB.But, I digress.  Where to draw the lines on candidate speech?The major party nominees are of course briefed regularly on national security developments...

    Call Me Ishmael

    In a previous post, I used a gentle, diplomatic tone to suggest that Hillary Clinton should gracefully exit the race for the Democratic nomination. But it's time to call her  single-minded quest for what it is: Tragic obsession.Obama is not...
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    The verdict is in: we need immediate dramatic action to reverse global warming: half measures won't do

    The article currently running on TPM's front page about Carbon Dioxide levels being at their highest in 650,000 years is something that certainly grabs my attention and shouts: "EMERGENCY!" to me.  It is one of the more disturbing headlines I have seen lately and...

    A Must-Read for This and Future Campaign Seasons: Drew Westen's The Political Brain

    Do yourself a favor.  Buy and read a copy of Drew Westen's The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation, which is just out in paperback.   Westen has gotten the attention of shakers and...

    Obama Evens Superdelegate Score

    Boston Globe reports that Obama is nearly even with Clinton in superdelegates, according to latest unofficial AP tally, or has pulled AHEAD of Clinton by other counts.Story here....

    An Open Letter to Sen. Hillary Clinton

    Dear Sen. Clinton,Like most Americans, I have witnessed your family's rise to the loftiest summits of American government. Like most Democrats, I have cast my share of ballots for the Clinton name. The service you and your husband have rendered...

    A Retch, a Read and a Reflection

    *The <a href="http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/05/09/west_wing_actors_con...">        highly credible reports</a> coming out now that McCain did not vote for Bush in 2000 should be used to attack his integrity, character and credibility--the very strengths he asserts as the basis for his candidacy.  The issue isn't whether he...

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