LEXINGTON, S.C. — Barack Obama, on his third of four campaign stops today in South Carolina, is looking laid-back but a bit beat here at the Lexington Municipal Complex. (It’s 6:30 p.m.; 24 hours ago, he was preparing for the Myrtle Beach debates, and this morning he began clear across the state from there, working Read More
In Florida, McCain is in first place with 29 percent of the vote, followed by Romney at 22 percent, then Huckabee and Giuliani tied for third place, 17-16. Clinton has a commanding lead over Obama, with 59 percent to Obama’s 21 percent. The data was gathered yesterday and today. [ARG]
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The bloodletting between the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was not stanched by the end of last night’s debate in Myrtle Beach. It continued in the spin room.
Ann Lewis continued to talk about Obama’s comments about the trajectory changing force of Republican ideas to a Las Vegas editorial board.
“He said that they Read More
The paradox that is Barack Obama came into sharp, almost painful, focus tonight: He is, at once, one of the best television candidates in political history and one of the more underwhelming.
Obama’s political star was launched when he delivered a dazzling address on national television at his party’s convention in 2004. His oratory was Read More
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Things are about to get underway in the spin room… or, in tonight’s case, spin lobby? Very grand accomodations in the lobby of the Palace. Just now volunteers are receiving their signs (“Clinton campaign”) that identify who is a spokesbot for which candidate. Read More
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Wow. The exchanges at the Democratic debate here in Myrtle Beach tonight have been absolutely poisonous. There have actually been repeated gasps in the press filing center as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama basically insulted each other without pause for 15 minutes.
CNN promises a transcript, but in the meantime, here Read More
A source in the Clinton campaign confirms that Hillary Clinton will be spending most of the week before the South Carolina primary in states other than South Carolina.
She’s expected to spend Tuesday in California and Arizona, and New Mexico. Wednesday she will be in New Mexico and New Jersey and probably New York. And Read More
COLUMBIA, S.C.—Hillary Clinton rounded out the Democratic candidates giving their Martin Luther King Jr. speeches today with an address that emphasized the need for “work” and “action” to continue the legacy of the civil rights movement. Clinton was speaking to a crowd that heavily favored Barack Obama, and at first her speech received lukewarm responses Read More
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Cornel West, an Obama supporter, is really popular with the kids here. Read More
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Shortly after noon, Barack Obama spoke, delivering a truncated version of the new speech he’s using. He had a slow warm-up, went on to invoke both Selma and Jena, and then launched into the winning “moral deficit” stumper he delivered yesterday in the church in Atlanta where Dr. Martin Luther King Read More