The Massachusetts Democratic primary, along with nearly two dozen other primaries and caucuses, was held on Feb. 5. Hillary Clinton won it by 15 points, one of her best showings anywhere this year, and Michael Dukakis voted in it—but he won’t say for whom.
“I voted for a candidate, yeah,” is about all Mr. Dukakis, 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
The inability of any of the three Democratic front-runners to establish a clear lead in Iowa is raising the obvious question of how the media would interpret a virtual three-way tie between Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards.
Actually, it wouldn’t be the first time there were three Iowa “winners” on the Democratic side. Read More
There were some tense minutes for me late yesterday morning. I was just a few hours into my guest editing stint and my efforts to update the site were being met by a strange and stubborn error message. I sent off a panicky email to the few remaining souls at Observer headquarters, convinced that Read More
Michael Dukakis has seen this script before: a Republican administration besieged by scandal and running out the clock on its second term, while wide-eyed Democrats confidently lick their chops, knowing there’s no way in hell voters will reward the G.O.P. with four more years in the White House.
It was around this very moment Read More
A post on The New Republic's blog The Plank cites "a rival campaign operative" taking issue with John Edwards's promise that, as the Democratic nominee, he'll win multiple Southern states. The operative supports this note of skepticism by pointing to the anemic performance of the Kerry-Edwards ticket in North Carolina, where President Bush Read More
Competency usually doesn’t win Presidential elections. Michael Dukakis tried it in 1988, touting the Massachusetts Miracle. It was spectacularly unsuccessful. But 2008 may be different. This may be the first election in many years in which managerial capability trumps ideology. This is, in large part, the doing of the current administration. When liberals used 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
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 of Read More
Mike Berg is running for Congress in Delaware as the antiwar, Green candidate against the incumbent Republican. Berg calls for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq on the grounds that the U.S. is increasing suffering in the Middle East, not decreasing it. I'm as spavined as just about everyone else on the left Read More