The Obama Clinton Saga Continues

One would have hoped, or at the very least thought, that once the Democratic nomination had been settled earlier this year there would no longer be the dramatic soap opera entitled “The Obamas vs. The Clintons.”  The battle waged during the primaries was vicious enough to nearly fracture the...

The Road To Hope, Part I: A Peril Of Their Own Design

Introduction:  As time ushers political victories from the realm of current events to the realm of history, the answer to one question seems always to change, simplifying itself with the passage of years, decades, and centuries.  Why did this candidate win, and why did his opponent lose? The answer is never...

“I’m Not Dead Yet!”

First things first; crowd sizes are in no way indicative of how well a politician will do on election day.  Back in 2004, John Kerry managed at least once to pull a crowd of 100,000, and he still lost.  But a McCain rally in Tampa today could hold some fascinating information. In 2004, just one day before...

McCain’s Eleventh Hour Attack Hits Obama For Having The Same Stance As McCain

One of the reasons why McCain’s attacks during this election cycle have continued to fall short has been because every time McCain throws a stone, it’s been from inside a glass house.  Bill Ayers was funded by Republicans and allies of John McCain.  Rashid Khalidi may have been Obama’s...

The Mark Shields Post (Who I Think Will Win The Presidential Election)

Back when I first got interested in politics, which, strange as it may seem, was only four years ago, one of my favorite columnists was Mark Shields.  Back then he was writing for CNN as one of the Democratic counterpoints to Bob Novak. What was perhaps ironic about my affection for Shields’ regular...

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