The official count may not be in, but Terry McAuliffe is ready to call it.
“Let me be crystal clear: Hillary Clinton is not going anywhere,” he told reporters just now at the Clinton watch party here in Columbus. “She’s going to Denver as the nominee.”
“We are going to win three states tonight,” he Read More
Two things are obvious: If Hillary Clinton can somehow win both Texas and Ohio, she stays; if she loses both states, she’s tuna fish.
A third possibility—a split decision—will present Clinton the justification to push on if she wishes to, but without any clear way to win.
Let’s say Hillary wins Ohio (as the latest Read More
Now, according to the Clinton campaign, it’s “NAFTAgate.”
That’s what Howard Wolfson just called the controversy about Barack Obama’s senior economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee, allegedly telling Canadian officials that Mr. Obama’s sharp attacks on NAFTA were only “political positioning.”
The AP today obtained a memo which suggests Goolsbee did meet with Canadian Read More
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—A good portion of the coverage of the Democratic primary contest has been marked, some might say marred, by boxing metaphors. It’s a constant struggle, apparently, to resist words like knockout, jab, punch and ring.
But today Hillary Clinton gave the press no choice.
Speaking on a stage with Youngstown, Ohio native and Middleweight Read More
PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio—The crowd at the Valley Forge high school last night was itching to clap.
But Barack Obama was not in bring-down-the-house mode. He was in boring mode. He was in talking about energy and gas prices and “You see it all across Ohio, people are working for less” mode. As Hillary Clinton’s closing Read More
LAKEWOOD, Ohio—Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio thinks Hillary Clinton should keep pursuing the Democratic nomination even if she emerges from Tuesday’s voting with a victory only in his state.
“In my judgment and if I’m asked, I’ll say to her that if she wins Ohio, I think she should continue this because Pennsylvania is another Read More
HOUSTON—Hillary Clinton contrasted herself with Barack Obama last night in a new way: she claimed to be more progressive on space exploration.
Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center, where NASA’s manned spaceflight programs are based. And Clinton urged a large, fervent crowd at Delmar Fieldhouse to “be sure we have a president who Read More
HANGING ROCK, Ohio—At a campaign event this afternoon on Ohio’s southern-Appalachian border with West Virginia, Governor Ted Strickland introduced Hillary Clinton as a “person of substance.”
“I think she is a pretty good talker herself,” he said, tacitly comparing her to Barack Obama. “But I like what she says, not just how she says it.” Read More
Hillary Clinton would beat Rudy Giuliani in a head to head match up in Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac poll of registered voters there.
The poll also shows that Barack Obama has narrowed Hillary’s lead over him in the last poll from 38-13 to 32-22.
Also, in a hypothetical Democratic primary, Al Read More
If pragmatism prevails in the Republican primaries and caucuses next winter—a questionable proposition for a party that once dutifully lined up behind Bob Dole—then Rudy Giuliani will roll to the G.O.P. nomination.
Simply put, the former Mayor would flip to the Republican column several deep, dark blue states that the G.O.P. has barely bothered to Read More