Meet Bill Thompson: The Christine Todd Whitman of New York politics.
Not since 1990, when Whitman – then an unknown, underfunded one-time county official whose longshot campaign against Senator Bill Bradley was universally dismissed by the press and pundits – inexplicably pulled off a near-upset on Election Night have we experienced a surprise quite like Read More
At the stroke of midnight, The Dark Knight opened across the country this morning, to rave reviews, Oscar buzz and forecasts of a record-shattering box office performance. Most observers have chalked up the unprecedented anticipation for the film to its quality script and to the amazing and final performance of the late Read More
This weekend brought two reminders that what happens in politics is often, more than anything, about the past.
On Friday, Robert Reich formally endorsed Barack Obama, a decision that was greeted as noteworthy since Reich was an old Oxford chum of Bill Clinton’s and served as the 42nd president’s first labor secretary. He also scored Read More
Barack Obama supporters just held a conference call with reporters to discuss health care, pushing the idea that Obama’s plan, unlike someone else’s, isn’t a big government mandate. But right before it ended, a reporter from Washington slipped in an off-topic question: tax returns.
Barack Obama released his and Hillary Clinton hasn’t (which the Read More
A reader sent along this invitation for a February 20 Barack Obama fund-raiser in New York featuring and hosted by former Senator Bill Bradley.
Here’s the text of invitation: Chana & Cliff Chenfeld
Myrna & Steve Greenberg
Invite you to a reception with
Former Senator Bill Bradley
A Read More
As she figures out how to cope with the shifting field in the 2008 Presidential contest, Hillary Clinton might do well to familiarize herself with Al Gore’s primary playbook from 2000.
The predicament she now faces—brought on by the twin revelations that Barack Obama is actually serious about running and that John Edwards is actually Read More
You probably know this one already: the celebrity Senator—a Democrat from a big Northeastern state—up for re-election, armed with a historic cash advantage and paired against an obscure onetime local official, already telegraphing unmistakable interest in a Presidential race a short two years away.
And then New Jersey’s Bill Bradley came within an eyelash Read More
Back in the days when Bill Bradley’s Presidential campaign was considered a formidable threat to Al Gore-that was about 17 years ago, wasn’t it?-New York figured to be one of Mr. Bradley’s keys to victory. It was here, after all, that Mr. Bradley spent the first decade of his working life, where the banker’s son Read More
When it comes to race, liberal politics in New York has become a theater of the blind. At the Apollo Theater on Feb. 21, Al Gore and Bill Bradley spoke repeatedly about the Republicans’ moral failure to condemn the Confederate flag flying over the South Carolina State Capitol. They are, of course, entirely right, even Read More
This much we know: Al Gore will be around the Democratic Presidential campaign through November, and his job will be to run for President. Everything–and everyone–else is up for grabs.
And for the résumé hawks of Washington, D.C., no one’s future is more worth watching than that of Donna Brazile, the conquering Vice President’s Read More