Adam Clayton Powell IV got impatient Tuesday night in Hamilton Heights waiting for the delayed primary results.
“I can’t take it anymore!” he half-joked, complaining to a campaign volunteer around 10:30 p.m—nearly an hour before he finally learned that he lost the race to Charles Rangel, by around 23 percent to 51 percent.
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This has been a summer of discontent, locally and nationally. The economy remains lackluster at best, demagogues are exploiting the nation’s anxieties and politicians seem either overwhelmed or clueless.
Locally, confidence in state government is (or should be) at rock bottom. The Legislature remains a laughing stock, and Governor Paterson simply is the wrong man Read More
COLUMBIA, S.C.—We’ve just been informed that John Edwards did not actually win the South Carolina Democratic Primary! Some other people (who are not at the Edwards not-victory party) may have heard about this by now from Wolf Blitzer. From the front of Jillian’s restaurant, a plaintive wail went up: “Joe, please come to the host, Read More
COLUMBIA, S.C.—Yes, can you hear me? Hello?! It’s just BEDLAM here at John Edwards VICTORY PARTY HEADQUARTERS 2008, as a number of people casually dine on what look like chicken wings and cigarettes in Jillian’s, down on Gervais Street. We are in this large watering hole very close to downtown—and from the parking lot you Read More