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...

ANALYSIS: What The Primaries Can Tell Us About The Last Month Of The General Election

Don’t count McCain out yet.  That’s the refrain I continue to hear from some of the die hards.  He’s tough, don’t count him out yet.  Even in a time of abject panic among Republicans, there are still a few that are willing to stand up and say that McCain has proven in the past that...

The Presumptive Democratic Nominee

Keith Olbermann broke into John McCain’s speech to announce what has already been reported by the AP and other outlets; Senator Barack Obama has won enough delegates to clinch the Democratic party’s nomination. For many, this will be cause for celebration; after a year and a half of campaigning,...

The End? Will Clinton Face the Music (or the Math)?

Yesterday Ben Smith covered reports that Clinton was flying home for the final voting day of the primary season.  Further reports would show that Clinton was shedding her advance staff as well, and while this got some talking that maybe this was the signal to the end, I remained skeptical, as did my...

Clinton Wins Puerto Rico; Loses More Than Just the Nomination

As expected, Senator Hillary Clinton has won the Puerto Rico primary, bringing her net delegate gain over the weekend up to about forty after the Rules and Bylaws Committee ruling on Saturday which opted to seat all of the delegates, but award them only half a vote each. This leaves us with only South...

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