The Right Way To Play The Lowered Expectations Game

Naom Scheiber asks if perhaps Obama should have put a little effort into the Kentucky primary; thereby stemming at least mitigating a portion of the blowout margin of victory that Clinton achieved.  To answer that question, one must first understand why he played so heavily in all of the states (sans West...

Prophecies Fulfilled: Obama Wins Oregon

And so it was foretold, so it has come to pass. Frankly, it’s a little surprising the attention the primaries are garnering now.  Okay, maybe I don’t mean that, of course they are going to draw some attention, but it’s kind of funny that despite weeks of projection and prediction and...

Another Important Aspect to West Virginia

Well, for at least today, and maybe tomorrow, the talk of the town will be Clinton’s landslide win in West Virginia. To my pleasant surprise, it seems that most of the media has not gone into hysterics as I had expected, and most pundits who have finally come to grips with the math of this race did...

Static Dynamics: The Irony of the End

The great irony of last night’s primaries is that while they may be game changers, from one point to the next, little has changed. If we were to look at polling averages in both Indiana and North Carolina, and then look at the voting totals that we actually ended up with, I think the general consensus...

Get Ready to Sing it Again, Carville

Well, Mr. Carville, there will be yet another Judas for you by the end of the day today. Meet Joe Andrew, the Super Delegate whose endorsement of Barack Obama may be the biggest of this inter-primary contest cycle. In a race where Super Delegates are becoming more significant than pledged delegates, both...

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