With mounting apprehension and frustration, many of Barack Obama’s supporters and sympathizers are beginning to note the general passivity with which he has treated members of his own party on Capitol Hill.
To be sure, there is plenty of logic behind this posture: The last Democratic president to enjoy majorities in Read More
The take-away line from Barack Obama’s Sunday appearance on “Meet the Press” was the president-elect’s declaration that “the economy is going to get worse before it gets better.”
Obviously, no one would argue with that, and it’s certainly smart politics for Obama to talk in such terms, as a way of tempering the public’s outsized Read More
There is now word that Hillary Clinton’s supporters will formally place her name in nomination at the convention tomorrow night, a process that requires a nominating and a second speech, as well as the consent of the candidate herself.
This may be part Read More
With l Tsongas – because what Senator Tsongas did in this campaign cannot be in any way underestimated and will not be."
Later that night, after Brown’s fiery address, Tsongas delivered his prime-time speech. He stuck to his guns on his message of economic sacrifice and generational responsibility Read More
It’s long been obvious that Bill Clinton believes he was wronged in this year’s Democratic primary campaign, his words and actions deliberately twisted and distorted by his enemies and their accomplices in the press to turn him into someone and something he is not.
Two months after his wife formally conceded to Barack Obama, the Read More
In her embrace of a temporary suspension of the federal gas tax – an idea that virtually every credible economist agrees is a gimmick – Hillary Clinton is making the same bet that delivered her husband to the Democratic nomination 16 years ago: that voters prefer promises of free candy to the truth.
In 1992, Read More
2008 Clinton attack ad
“Listen to Barack Obama last week talking about Republicans.
Obama: “The Republicans were the party of ideas for a pretty long chunk of time there over the last 10, 15 years.”
Announcer: “Really? Aren’t those the ideas that got us into the economic mess we’re in today? Ideas like special Read More
There was a certain generic familiarity to the proceedings at the jam-packed city auditorium in Lowell, Mass., on Sunday night: With Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” blaring and more than 2,500 Democrats screaming and stomping their feet in delight, Bill Clinton strolled onto the stage arm in arm with his party’s candidate for Congress. Like Read More
The next major event on the U.S. political calendar is not in Iowa, New Hampshire or even Florida. It’s actually next week in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts, where a the lone open House seat in the country – vacated by six-term Rep. Marty Meehan’s May resignation – will essentially be filled Read More
It’s tempting to believe that the terrible revelation of Elizabeth Edwards’ incurable cancer will benefit the John Edwards candidacy, and that the understandable sympathy generated by the announcement will render the campaign immune to political attack.
But precedent suggests otherwise.
Last week’s announcement that Mr. Edwards’ wife and frequent campaign surrogate is now facing incurable Read More