DENVER–Ed Rendell, the governor of Pennsylvania, is a man of large and unfettered appetites, and to see him tear into a small, crustless reuben sandwich, corned beef flying, is a little like watching a lion take after a plump, wounded antelope. His first order of business completed, Rendell gallumphed up the microphone at the Pinnacle Read More
DENVER—Discussion of infrastructure in national presidential campaigns is usually extremely limited, as the decidedly un-sexy topics like highway funding and new tunnels tend not to energize the public as does, say, a war or a controversial social issue.
Things haven’t been much different this election, at least not yet, but there are at least a Read More
STATE COLLEGE, Penn.—Hillary Clinton, speaking on the Penn State campus here on Sunday night, once again sought to exploit Barack Obama’s declaration that John McCain would make a better president than George W Bush.
She was met with cheers when she told the crowd, “We need a nominee who is going to take Read More
Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, a new Quinnipiac poll shows. She now holds 53 percent of the vote among likely Democratic primary voters, while he has 41 percent. A poll released February 27 put her lead at 49 – 43.
Both Democrats have spent time in the state over Read More
Slightly but significantly, Ed Rendell has separated himself from the Clinton campaign’s assertion that Barack Obama can’t win Pennsylvania–and the general election, for that matter–in the fall, telling MSNBC that Obama would be able to defeat John McCain in the Keystone State.
This comes a day after Mark Penn, Clinton’s chief strategist, Read More
The Clinton campaign chastised Barack Obama this morning for what they said is his shunning of Pennsylvania, a state that the campaign argues a Democratic candidate needs to carry to win the general election.
On the call, according to Howard Wolfson, were a "great lineup of guests," including Governor Ed Rendell, who talked about Read More
When he deputized Warren Christopher to oversee his search for a running mate in the spring of 1992, Bill Clinton recoiled at the suggestion that he might use the process to float names and score political points.
“I think it’s important not to play games with people’s names,” Clinton insisted. “I don’t think that’s a Read More
The morning after, CNN reports that Barack Obama has already been making (cheap) ad buys ahead of the March 11 Mississippi primary, while Hillary Clinton’s campaign released this jubilant statement from Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell: “Last night made clear that there has been a momentum shift in this race. Despite being outspent two-to-one, Read More
PHILADELPHIA—During a short press conference at an event at Philadelphia’s City Hall where Hillary Clinton received the endorsement of Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell, a reporter asked if the governor approved of the aggressive campaigning Bill Clinton has been doing in the last few weeks against Barack Obama.
“Let me say this,” Rendell began. “You know Read More
PHILADELPHIA — With the South Carolina primary three days away, Hillary Clinton is focusing on the tri-state area.
She is currently in Philadelphia’s City Hall, receiving the endorsement of Pennsylvania governor Edward Rendell.
“I’d like to take you back for a minute to the years when Hillary Clinton was our first lady,” said Read More