He hasn't said it, but you almost get the sense that Eliot Spitzer thinks he cashed his chips in too soon last year.
Less than 48 hours separated the revelation that he'd been a top client of a high-end call girl service and Spitzer's announcement that he'd quit as governor. And five days after Read More
In the wake of last year's marathon Democratic primary season and the procedural controversies it produced, it's no surprise that the party has chartered a blue-ribbon commission to recommend changes for the 2012 process.
This is hardly the first time Democrats have sought such an overhaul; in fact, it was once a quadrennial Read More
How fitting that Barack Obama made his final appearance of this primary season in St. Paul, Minn.—not so much because that’s where Republicans will nominate Mr. Obama’s opponent this summer, but rather because it’s where the last Democrat to survive such a grueling and protracted intra-party war also camped out when the final votes were Read More
Hillary Clinton is on the air in Texas (and quite possibly Ohio) with a television ad that takes her argument about experience to a new emotional level. Per NBC’s First Read, the Clinton spot says: "It’s 3 A.M. and your children are safe and asleep. But there’s a phone in the White Read More
The vicious reaction of Barack Obama’s lawyer to the emergence of an anti-Obama 527 group calls to mind yet another parallel between this year’s Clinton-Obama race and the 1984 contest between Gary Hart and Walter Mondale.
Mondale, the Hillary-like machine/establishment candidate of 1984, was—like every other candidate back in those days—accepting federal matching Read More
The Super Tuesday stalemate has only reinforced comparisons between the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama contest and the fight for the Democratic nomination 1984, another one-on-one race that pitted an insurgent against the party establishment — and one that wasn’t settled until the party’s July convention in San Francisco.
In that ‘84 campaign, the Obama role was Read More
When Bill Clinton pointed out yesterday, while talking about Barack Obama’s South Carolina victory, that Jesse Jackson won the state in 1984 and 1988, the former President got plenty of attention.
Clinton seemed to be encouraging the perception that Obama won because of support from black voters, and that his victory was more Read More
Barack Obama is on the cusp of pulling off what no one in his party has achieved for years.
If recent polls, together with the crowds at his events, are anything to go by, he is simultaneously appealing to strident Democratic activists and seducing floating voters and independents. The combination, if it proves durable, Read More
In a recent speech at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Senator Hillary Clinton said that the Bush administration was failing to make the nation safe, linking the President’s efforts to cut taxes with what she described as a neglect of homeland security. Speaking to reporters on Jan. 28, shortly before the State of Read More