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AOL headline: fierce partisan Howard Dean is just ?Former Gov?
2012-05-08 06:18:00
Finding bias in AOL headlines is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. Take a gander at this screenshot of their home page Sunday night at 8:21 PST: And who might that former governor be? None other than Howard Dean, also a former Democratic presidential candidate and former chair of the Democratic National Committee. ...
Another GTL? Open Post Monday: ?President Lou Dobbs?? Howard Dean ? Is He
2009-11-24 04:55:00
THE Gun Toting Liberal Reaches Out To His Fellow Commentators -Slash- Co-Bloggers And Readers To Furnish Their Opinions On Any Of The Above, Below, Or Anything Else Political One Wishes To O-Pine On… That’s right, folks — it’s YOUR turn to speak up again. President Obama is... This is only a comment summary. Visit to view the lastest content complete with some of the most outrageous original photoshops in the political blogosphere!
Does Howard Dean Still Hate Deficits?
2009-09-18 06:00:00
In May 2005, trying to back away from his statement earlier that year that he hated “Republicans and everything they stand for,” then-chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean claimed those remarks were “a little out of context.”  He then went on to tell us what he really hated: But I don’t hate Republicans as ...
Howard Dean and 'public option' health insurance
2009-08-18 03:28:00
'DR. NANCY SNYDERMAN: If we took a public option and retooled it somewhat, why not make the case to the American public that we will allow people below the age of 65 to buy into Medicare even if there's some trimming that has to be done out of that budget too?DR. HOWARD DEAN: That's all I want. If you allowed people to buy into Medicare who are below 65 years old, that's a public option, and that's what we need.'You've probably read or heard about Howard Dean's solution for the 'public option' maze of cross purposes we're being treated to while support for any reform melts away like a polar ice cap, exposing Atlantis' library of scrolls underneath...So I'm passing on this snippet of his interview here as my way of saying, Listen to the doctor on this one. It's worth a try. Now. Wonder what exactly he means by, "buy into"?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi And President Barack Obama Team Up To Ensure Cal
2009-02-27 04:47:00
Nancy Pelosi Gives A Firm “NO” To Renewal Of Assault Weapons Ban While Barack Obama Puts A Stop To Further Federal Raids On State-Approved Medical Marijuana Clinics The funniest part about Nancy Pelosi’s contribution to this column is the fact that just yesterday, a good friend of... This is only a comment summary. Visit to view the lastest content complete with some of the most outrageous original photoshops in the political blogosphere!
New Gun-Grabbing G.O.P. Leader Michael Steele Says The Time Has Come For Th
2009-02-20 04:04:00
Time For The Grand Old Party To Get Young And Hip Says RNC Chair In a sincere effort to grow the ranks of the G.O.P., Michael Steele plans to go hunting (after all, he has nothing against hunting, just scary-looking rifles) down in “da hood” and at the local raves for new prospects.... This is only a comment summary. Visit to view the lastest content complete with some of the most outrageous original photoshops in the political blogosphere!
GOP Rumors Have Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) Versus Former Maryla
2008-11-11 18:09:00
Unpopular Republican Party Weighs Their Unsuccessful 21-State Strategerie Against DNC Chair Dr. Howard “Scream” Dean’s 50-State Strategy Don’t look now, folks, but the Grand Old Party; the party of “we hate elites”; is beginning to see the fallacy of their ways... This is only a comment summary. Visit to view the lastest content complete with some of the most outrageous original photoshops in the political blogosphere!
BO channels Howard Dean
2008-09-18 18:19:00
Barack Obama dope BO as attributd by the San Francisco Chronicle “I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” Worked for Howard Dean.   BitsBlog Tags: Democrats, Barrack Obama, BO, Elections, Howard Dean Related posts Wading through a series of unattractive options (1) Trying to Pigeon hole Ron Paul… there’s only one conclusion (0) Thoughts on Huckabee-Limbaugh (0) The Old Guy fakes Howard Dean out of his Amanda (0) The NAG’s are riled (0) The Gospel according to Howard Dean (5) Relentlessly nasty (1) On the side table (0) Nightly Ramble: Unification, Desperation,(Burp), Respect where it’s not due. (1) Nightly Ramble: Obama’s desperation (0)
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Howard Dean - Live Video At 4:40 PM - Barack Obama Speech
2008-08-29 00:54:00
Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean took time to remind us all that John McCain can't remember the number of houses he owns as he launched into a speech on the Democratic Party's responsiblity to those in America who have less, not more.  It's now 4:40 PM MST as of the making of this video. 
Howard Dean Plays Race Card, Media Folds
2008-08-16 21:45:00
-By Warner Todd Huston **Video Below the Fold** Barack Obama has been fond of playing the race card in this campaign telling his enraptured audiences that Republicans will attack him because he’s black, even though no GOP candidate or campaign has done so to date. But, Obama is a newcomer to the racemongering game when compared ...
There Howard Dean Goes Again!
2008-08-16 03:31:00
Once again, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean makes assumptions about the Republican Party drawn from the rhetoric and imagination of the angry left and not the reality of the GOP. While it was a Republican president who appointed the first African-American Secretary of State and the first female African-American Secretary of State, the former Vermont ...
Will Howard Dean’s 50 State Strategy Help Barack Obama To Get Elected
2008-06-06 03:27:00
Barack Obama And Howard Dean Join Each Other In A Collective “Dean Scream” Over The Fifty-State Strategy “Yeaaahhhhhhhhhhh-AGGGHHH-H!!!!, yell Howard Dean and Barack Obama as a team. They’re sticking together with Doctor Dean’s 50 State Strategy until further notice according to Barack. Of course, this is controversial due to the fact that the strategy has been verbally disrespected from Left-Coaster and California Democrats due to the fact that, well — they’re “Liberal Democrats” who tend to despise the theory behind the Electoral College of our Founding Fathers where EVERY STATE COUNTS when it comes to choosing our presidential candidates. Without the Fifty State Stragtegy of Doctor Dean and now, Barack Obama in place, we “Red State Liberals” don’t count, nor SHOULD we. It costs too much effort, time and money to campaign before us and cater to OUR needs, wants and desires. After all, we “Dixiecrat&rd...
The Links: On The Brink
2008-06-03 07:07:00
Served fresh (almost) daily...General Election Polling Average--McCain vs. Obama: Obama +1.6Obama picks up WV Dem Alan Mollohan, a CT super, an FL super, an ME super, two MI supers, an NV super, an OR super, two TX supers, a VA super, and a WA super.Clinton gets two LA supers, an NY super, and a WA super.The Fix ranks the top ten battlegrounds for November.Republican Senator Chuck Hagel's wife donated to Obama. Unity ticket, anyone?Susan Page looks at the new map in 2008.FiveThirtyEight offers its latest pollster ratings.Ted Kennedy's brain surgery yesterday was successful.Clinton gets the endorsement from South Dakota's Argus Leader.Bob Dole rips Scott McClellan. Is he a hypocrite?West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd was hospitalized.Space station astronauts can now use the toilet again.McCain pledges to be the chief negotiator in the Middle East.Obama has reached out to Joe Biden to help on the foreign policy front.Chris Cillizza warns McCain about the dangers in lecturing Obama ...
DNC Agrees to Seat All of Michigan?s and Florida?s Delegates with Half Vote
2008-06-01 06:21:00
Today, the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC) voted to seat all of Michigan’s and Florida’s delegates, allowing each to get a half vote (unlike the Republican way where they combined 2 votes into one, making the other an alternate) - similar to Guam, Puerto Rico, etc… This will up the magic number from ...
Bill Clinton Blowing Crock
2008-05-31 22:25:00
What the hell is Bill Clinton doing on MY turf? Here he is at a chi-chi spa in Blowing Rock, North Carolina where somebody recorded him saying "seat half the delegates."DNC chair Howard Dean jetted off to NY to confer with the Godfather - Al Goracle - after he kicked off the Dem thing today by sending a message to You Know Who. Gore told him to get out of the race for John Kerry because it's not about you. It's about the party.NYT's Adam Nagourney has a piece running tomorrow on "No Roadmap For Democrats As Race Ends".An aside: The heinous Hillary hag with a bullseye on her forehead is reason enough to vote for Obama.
The Links: Edwards For Veep?
2008-05-15 01:02:00
Served fresh (almost) daily...Kentucky Polling Average: Clinton +31.3, Oregon Polling Average: Obama +13.3McCain vs. Obama: Obama +3.7McCain vs. Clinton: Clinton +3.5Roger Simon wonders if any cares about Clinton's West Virginia win.Teagan Goddard lays out the case for Edwards as Obama's veep.Chris Cillizza tries to put the impact of the endorsement into perspective.The Clinton team pushes their popular vote lead again.IN Dems Joe Donnelly and Pete Visclosky, a CO super, a DC super, an LA super, an OK super, a WI super, a College Dems super, and a Democrats Abroad super (worth a 1/2 vote) endorse Obama.Clinton picks up a Tennessee super.A pledged delegate for Clinton announces he'll actually vote for Obama in Denver.The Hill interviews every senator about their veep aspirations.Clinton, Obama, and Howard Dean reach a joint fundraising deal for the general.With the nomination apparently in hand, what are the next moves for Obama?Campaign Diaries offers its latest pledged delegate ...
Hillary Clinton To "Stick It" To Black Voters With "Nuclear Option"
2008-05-05 21:31:00
Well, it's not like she's got the Black vote, so Senator Hillary Clinton - in a desparate attempt to gain delegates over Senator Barack Obama, is going to use what she calls "a nuclear option" which would certainly detroy the Democratic Party. Clinton wants Florida and Michigan delegates to be counted. Which is fine -- but Clinton herself signed a contract not to count or campaign in those states because they broke the DNC rules. Even Clinton said a few months ago, that Florida and Michigan don't count. But now here's this nuclear option -- it's all about Clinton and to hell with the party. These are the scenarios to watch for according to the Huffington Post:Using the Rules and Bylaws Committee to force the seating of two pro-Hillary delegations would provoke a massive outcry from Obama forces. Such a strategy would, additionally, face at least two other major hurdles, and could only be attempted, according to sources in the Clinton camp, under specific circumstances:Firs...
Jon Stewart interview with Howard Dean May 1, 2008
2008-05-02 17:03:00
Jon Stewart plugs away at DNC Chairman Howard Dean about Michigan and Florida.
Howard Dean: ?We?ll Know Who Our Nominee Is? by the ?End of June?
2008-04-29 03:58:00
Today, Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean appeared on MSNBC’s Today Show, where he was interviewed by Meredith Vieira.  He discussed the current situation between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as well as what role the Superdelegates will play in the nomination process.  The following is a video of the interview, ...
Cartoon Monday!
2008-04-28 12:43:00
Borrowed from here, here, and here.
The Links: Afternoon Delight
2008-04-23 21:01:00
Some early afternoon linkage...Chris Cillizza offers the winners and losers out of Pennsylvania.Conservative Dem supers split: OK Governor Brad Henry for Obama, TN Congressman John Tanner for Clinton.Howard Dean says the fate of Florida, Michigan will be decided in June.Obama's camp says the problem is older voters more than blue collar voters.Michael Crowley wonders about expectations and media reporting.Clinton's camp is on pace to raise $10 million in 24 hours.NY Times looks at McCain's relationship with an AZ developer.A number of Edwards backers are moving to Obama.WSJ offers four voting blocks that will be key come November.Former PA Senator Rick Santorum urges Republican to support McCain.For what it's worth, filmmaker Michael Moore backs Obama.$4 gasoline. Bleh.Skyrockets in flight...This day in history: Coca-Cola announced the creation of New Coke in 1985.
The Links: Hamas For Obama?
2008-04-21 07:12:00
Some late night weekend linkage:Pennsylvania Polling Average: Clinton +6.1Chris Cillizza looks at the November battleground states.Clinton gets support from OH Dems Tim Ryan and Betty Sutton.She also picks up two add-on supers in NJ.Obama picks up a Nebraska super.McCain's tax, budget plans don't add up.Tom Tancredo takes on the Pope on immigration.McCain suggests Hamas supports Obama. (Ridiculous.)Howard Dean again pushes supers to commit.McCain releases his tax returns.Clinton Labor Sec. Robert Reich backs supports Obama.35,000 supporters showed up to see Obama in Philly.Clinton slams MoveOn and the party's left wing.Former Dem Senators Sam Nunn and David Boren back Obama.McCain uses the Bush 2000 and 2004 fundraising model.Obama went on a whistle-stop tour to end his PA campaign.Have Republicans fallen in line behind McCain?The Obama camp is beefing up its rapid response team.The NBA approves moving the Seattle Sonics. (Disappointing.)This day in history: two students shot an...
Associated Press Releases Comments from Undecided Superdelegates
2008-04-21 01:08:00
Today, the Associated Press released comments from 10 Superdelegates who have said that they do not yet know who they’ll cast their vote for at the convention.  Here they are with my analysis of them, comment-by-comment. “The pitches are surprisingly similar, although the Obama people tout their successes in terms of pledged delegates, states won and popular vote. The Clinton ...
Howard Dean: Superdelegates ?Need to Say Who They?re For?
2008-04-20 22:26:00
DNC Chairman and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean was interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, discussing the Superdelegates and the primary in general.  Here’s a video, with my transcript below: Blitzer: You have suggested, though, you want this thing resolved before July 1st, long before the Democratic Convention in Denver at the end of August. Dean: ...
ABC Debait
2008-04-18 15:57:00
Reaction to the ABC News presidential debate breaks along ideological lines. Repubs gave high marks; Dems not so much. Charlie Gibson (in the same suit he wore at the debate), tackled the post-debate mortem on air last night: Howard Kurtz Wash Post: On Gibson's "World News" last night, ABC said "thousands of angry viewers" had posted comments on its Web site, one complaining of "shoddy journalism" and another saying "Shame on you, Charlie and George. We deserve better." After it was reported Stephanopoulos asked the William Ayers question at the behest of Sean Hannity who has been beating the Ayers/Obama connection to death on "H&C", Stephanopoulos covered his ass claiming he had been "following" the William Ayers issue "since February." "What finally tipped the balance on whether to ask it or not was that as far as we could tell, Obama had never answered the question." Obama accuses ABC of playing "gotcha games." NYP Buried in the blitzkrieg: ABC hit a high note with 10....
Howard Dean to Superdelegates: Make Up Your Mind Now
2008-04-18 07:24:00
Howard Dean spoke with Wolf Blitzer of CNN on Thursday and repeated his call for the remaining undecided superdelegates to make up their mind, starting now. Dean has stated before that he would like the race to be determined before July 1st which would give the nominee nearly two months to prepare for the convention. Dean said there are 35 percent of the remaining superdelegates who have yet to make a decision. ?There?s about 65 percent, roughly, percent of the superdelegates who voted, there?s about 320 some odd left to vote. I need them to say who they are for, starting now. They really do need to do that,? Dean said. Dean explained that the last primary date is on June 3rd and that there is no reason for the Democrats to give up 2 or 3 months of active campaigning due to indecisive superdelegates. Dean did not mince words when it came to making a decision if you are a superdelegate. Dean wants decisions to be made now or at least by June 3rd when the p...
Cartoon Monday
2008-04-07 15:11:00
Borrowed from here, here, and here.
The Links: Seating Florida
2008-04-02 21:25:00
Served fresh (almost) daily.TIME is reporting Obama raised more than $30 million last month. Clinton will reportedly be close to $20 million.Howard Dean promises to seat the FL delegation.Mark Halperin qualifies a Clinton win in PA.The Clinton camp is pushing the Wright story with supers.Bill Richardson hits back at Clinton adviser James Carville.Dem registration is booming before the NC primary.WY Governor Dave Freudenthal has endorsed Obama.9/11 commission chair Lee Hamilton is backing Obama.Obama gained another MS delegate after a closer count.James Dobson says McCain is fracturing the Republican Party.Pennsylvania Polling Average: Clinton +9.9Irish PM Bertie Ahern is resigning.Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe may be on the way out too.Penn students planned an Obama hoax yesterday.This day in history: Pope John Paul II died in 2005.
Florida?s Democratic Delegates Will Be Seated at the Convention
2008-04-02 19:15:00
AP has just broken a story saying that Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean (D-VT-No endorsement) has come out and said that the 210 delegates from Florida will be seated at the convention AS LONG AS BOTH Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton agree to allow them to be seated. Dean told the AP that “We are ...
The Links: Strikes & Gutters
2008-03-30 17:12:00
What's on the menu this weekend?Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, Jr. endorses Obama.Obama also gets support from a CT super.Howard Dean: Clinton-Obama bickering could hurt the party.Team Clinton isn't paying the bills.Will NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorse Obama?Florida Dem Bill Nelson calls for primary reform and the end of the Electoral College.Gore believes the Dem race will resolve itself.Puerto Rico's governor, an Obama backer, is indicted.McCain is going on a biographical tour next week.Former AL Governor Don Siegelman has been freed as Congress looks into possible political motivation for his prosecution.Chelsea Clinton says mom would be a better prez than dad.Ralph Nader tells Clinton to stay in the race.James Carville keeps pushing the Richardson as Judas idea.Obama goes bowling.Pennsylvania Polling Average: Clinton +12.1This day in history: President Reagan was shot in 1981.
Good Reads: Long Road Ahead For Democrats
2008-03-26 20:45:00
David Brooks: The Long DefeatHillary Clinton may not realize it yet, but she?s just endured one of the worst weeks of her campaign.First, Barack Obama weathered the Reverend Jeremiah Wright affair without serious damage to his nomination prospects. Obama still holds a tiny lead among Democrats nationally in the Gallup tracking poll, just as he did before this whole affair blew up. Second, Obama?s lawyers successfully prevented re-votes in Florida and Michigan. That means it would be virtually impossible for Clinton to take a lead in either elected delegates or total primary votes. Third, as Noam Scheiber of The New Republic has reported, most superdelegates have accepted Nancy Pelosi?s judgment that the winner of the elected delegates should get the nomination. Instead of lining up behind Clinton, they?re drifting away. Her lead among them has shrunk by about 60 in the past month, according to Avi Zenilman of short, Hillary Clinton?s presidential prospects continue t...
Why Does Howard Dean Hate Gay People?
2008-03-26 16:59:00
Perhaps “hate” is a strong word, but Howard Dean definitely suffers from “foot-in-mouth” disease when it comes to gay Americans. First, his really big Gay Problem: Two Thursdays ago, on March 6, Dean did a flurry of early morning television interviews on the political news du jour - the race for delegates and taking on Sen. John ...
Howard Dean, Barack Obama, and Plan B
2008-03-23 14:08:00
Here's a scary thought for the Democrats: we already know everything good there is to know about Barack Obama. We know his inspiring life story. We have all experienced the power of his oratory and his ability to move a crowd. Nobody could be unaware by now of the fact that Obama opposed the Iraq War from its very outset.From here forward, everything else we will learn about the Illinois senator will chip away at this carefully cultivated image as a man above politics. The first, and stunningly devastating, revelation occurred with the airing of the incendiary words of Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. The candidate responded with a characteristically brilliant speech, but the Wright affair nevertheless cost Obama the support of thousands of independents, votes he will never get back. The Democrats may not realize it yet, but this is already Michael Dukakis in a tank, and could turn into Gary Hart in Bimini.As we speak, the only remaining economic question seems to be whethe...
It?s Official - No Revote for Michigan Democrats
2008-03-22 23:41:00
Well, the Michigan Legislature met for the last time for 2 weeks on Thursday.  It had been said that if the discussion of a revote were to be proposed, it would be brought up there, but everybody was pretty sure that it wasn’t going to be.  Since they won’t meet for 2 weeks, that was ...
Florida Turns its Back?on Florida
2008-03-18 07:35:00
Michigan Democrats moved closer to a new primary on Monday by introducing legislation that would create the June 3rd election. Democratic leaders in the state of Florida also had their own announcement on Monday; they were not going to hold a new election. Michigan and Florida were stripped of their delegates by the Democratic National Committee for holding their primaries before February 5th. DNC rules stated that any state that moved their primary before February 5th would not have their delegates seated at the convention. Michigan and Florida thought the DNC was joking. Howard Dean and the rest of the DNC were totally serious about the rules. Michigan and Florida knew the rules of the DNC going into this election and set their primary dates in January regardless of the consequences. What possible reason did they have for breaking the rules and thinking they would get away with it? Michigan and Florida thought that this election would be over by n...
1/3rd of Democrats Racist? Seems They Agree With Geraldine Ferraro
2008-03-16 18:02:00
Ok, kids, here's a question: if we agree that Geraldine Ferraro was expressing racism in her comments regarding Barack Obama, what does it say about those who agree with her? Hmm? Well, logically, it would say that they too have views that are racist. Thus, if a survey shows that 34 percent of Democrats agree with Geraldine Ferraro , then it means that according to this survey we have a party with problems. It means that about 1/3rd of the Democratic Party is racist and in my view, the party could lose part of that one-third to the Republicans and John McCain, unless something is done. Barack Obama has a wide lead in delegates and Clinton will not catch him. Dean needs to end this contest, now. It also means that Dean and Pelosi should worry about causing the Democrats African American base to erode for the first time in history. (As far as Florida and Michigan, just split the delegates 50 - 50 and move on.)I think both Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi need to step in and cor...
A letter to Howard Dean
2008-03-14 00:01:00
Clarice Feldman , from The American Thinker found this letter while on Capital Hill. Howard Dean, Chairman Democratic National Committee 430 S. Capitol Street, S .E. Washington, D. C. 20003 Dear Mr. Dean: At first I was taken aback when...
By: Stix Blog
Corzine and Rendell Want To Back Florida and Michigan Revote? NO WAY JOSE!
2008-03-10 09:23:00
Aww, come on! You've got to be kidding me. Let's see. We've got two Clinton-backers New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell offering to raise money for new revotes in Florida and Michigan?You gotta be kidding me! Just say no way Jose. Look, not only are they Clinton-backers, they're not known as having the greatest clean reputations in the World. Just go and type "Corzine Scandal" and "Rendell Scandal" in Google and you'll get a combined 245,000 results, and that's no accident. We need a process Americans -- not to mention people in Florida and Michigan -- can trust. I'm way not for this at all. I don't think Senator Obama should be either.
Howard Dean is Blowing The Election Shofar
2008-03-06 23:57:00
I wrote the following back in October regarding the plan of Howard Dean and the DNC to absolutely bar delegates from Florida and Michigan instead of merely punishing them as Republicans have done: There?s a lot trends that are making the Democrats really confident going into this election. I?m curious, though, as to if that confidence ...SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "Howard Dean is Blowing The Election Shofar", url: "" });
Democrats' Circle Jerk Interruptus
2008-03-06 20:08:00
It wasn't supposed to be like this. The Democratic party is at Defcon 3 working at cross-purposes. Gleeful Republicans are watching this political reality show where there's no clear winner. The NYDN serves up Tee Vee reality show motivational lines like: "Walk like it's for sale and the rent is due tonight." America's Top Model Tinny Hillary lapdog Howard Wolfson accuses Barack Obama of "Ken Starr tactics" in demanding Hillary's tax returns. Politico Obama flack: It is absurd that after weeks of badgering the media to ?vet? Sen. Obama, the Clinton campaign believes that they should be held to an entirely different standard. We don?t believe that expecting candidates for the presidency to disclose their tax returns somehow constitutes Ken Starr-tactics, but the kind of transparency and accountability that Americans are looking for and that?s been missing in Washington for far too long. And if Sen. Clinton doesn?t think that the Republicans will ask these very same questions, th...
Clinton and Obama Miss Big Opportunities in Texas and Ohio
2008-03-06 06:05:00
On March 4, 2008, Clinton and Obama both missed major opportunities for their campaigns. Clinton needed large margins in Texas and Ohio to close the gap in the delegate lead that Obama has over her. Obama needed to continue his wins to all but assure himself the nomination and bring Senator Clinton one step closer to leaving the race. Tuesday did not accomplish either of these goals for Clinton or Obama. The Obama campaign put Clinton?s net delegate gain from Tuesday at 4. Others say it could only be as large as 12. Tuesday gave Clinton momentum and wins that she desperately needed but was not the net gain she needed in delegates. Clinton won Rhode Island, Texas, and Ohio on Tuesday giving her momentum going into Pennsylvania in April. Obama continues to hold on to a 140 pledged delegate lead over Senator Clinton. The Obama campaign figures that even after Pennsylvania, a state that is more favorable to Clinton, Obama will maintain a 100 delegate lead o...
Michigan Democratic Party Says Yes to Election Redo
2008-03-06 01:23:00
Wednesday evening, Democratic officials in Michigan indicated that they were open to a new primary or caucus in order to get their delegates seated at the convention. There was no mention of what kind of election it would be but this time the election would be valid. Howard Dean told National Public Radio this Wednesday afternoon, that a redo of their election would likely be the only way their delegates would be seated. Dean took a hard line with Michigan and Florida saying they broke the rules of the party and they should not get to decide the winner of this nomination. Dean said, a situation where Michigan or Florida got to decide the election based on their previous elections, would divide the party. Over the weekend, Governor Charlie Crist of Florida indicated that he would support a redo of their primary. Howard Dean speculated that redo's of both Michigan and Florida would have to happen sometime in May or June. The Democratic National Convention is not until August and D...
Hope For Hillary and Howard Dean
2008-03-05 01:35:00
Folks, I never thought I would say this, but I am hoping for Hillary Clinton to pull a huge win tonight in both Ohio and Texas. Her victory will guarantee that the Democratic Party will be fractured and destroy itself all the way up to the convention. "Keep her in it so we can win it!" Moreover, if she wins, we may even see the Dems asking for another "Florida Recount" because the Florida... Click the Headline Link to Visit Copious Dissent and Read the Full Story.
The Links: Super Tuesday, Part II
2008-03-04 23:20:00
Served fresh daily...Both Democrats are complaining about problems in Ohio.John McCain picked up several gubernatorial endorsements.Clinton appeared on the Daily Show last night (Part 2).Florida's governor says he's open to a primary redo in the state.McCain thinks he can put California in play.Huckabee says he'll consider his options tomorrow.Kos looks back at Howard Dean's legacy at the DNC.Forget about the Democrats, McCain suggests he's best prepared to answer the phone at 3 AM.Tom Brokaw: Obama has 50 superdelegates waiting to endorse.Obama says Clinton's media bias charges are working.Politico provides five reasons Clinton could make a comeback.Rush Limbaugh is urging his listeners to vote for Clinton.Chuck Todd thinks McCain should be pulling for Clinton tonight.Most voters want Clinton to stay in the race unless she loses both Ohio and Texas.Polling Averages--Ohio: Clinton +7.1, Rhode Island: Clinton +9.7, Texas: Clinton +1.7, Vermont: Obama +19New Clinton ads make use...
The Links: Live From New York...
2008-03-03 05:24:00
Here's what we've been reading today:The New York Times probes the Obama-Rezko situation again.Bob Novak suggests Karl Rove is pushing Mitt Romney for vp."Medvedev, whatever" is the new Russian president.Mike Huckabee is no cowboy.Hillary Clinton: "We have to win on Tuesday."Eight former presidential candidates pen op-eds on issues they believe are being overlooked.The New Yorker has an interesting profile of Michelle Obama.Prince Harry is not happy about being pulled from Afghanistan.Live from New York its... Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, and another debate sketch.Mitt Romney's son Josh had decided against a Congressional bid.Howard Dean says McCain "doesn't seem to have any" integrity.A bizarre gun incident took place this weekend near President Bush's ranch.Polling Averages--Ohio: Clinton +5.4, Texas: Obama +1.3Semi-Pro wins the weekend box office.This day in history: Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game in 1962.
The Other Boleyn Girl
2008-02-28 09:59:00
The Other Boleyn Girl is an ancestral history movie just premiering this weekend. It focuses on Lady Mary Boleyn, the elder sister of Queen Anne Boleyn, and the aunt of Queen Elizabeth I.   The trailer looked compelling, and I followed up by checking the Family Forest® to see what we have already on Lady Mary ...
The Links: Inaugural Edition
2008-02-23 18:42:00
Here's what we're reading this weekend:Maybe a bomb from conservative enemy #1 (The NY Times) is all McCain needed to unite the base. The Right is rallying to McCain in the wake of the allegations of impropriety.The Times stands by the article, responding to reader questions about a number of issues.The Washington Post isn't dismissing the story, noting a hitch in the McCain camp's defense.Barack Obama won the Democrats Abroad primary, the results of which were announced a few days ago.Does the Obama campaign need to do more to quiet the furor in some circles over Michelle Obama's "proud" comments? Jonathan Martin says it is unwise to ignore the freak show. Michelle Obama clarifies.The AP jumps on the bandwagon: Superdelegates Jump To Obama. In the past two weeks, Obama has picked up support from 25 supers, while Clinton's total is actually down two.Texas Governor Rick Perry suggests it's time to invoke the mercy rule with Mike Huckabee.President Bush has picked Southern...
Super Tuesday Answers Nothing for Democrats: Both Going to Denver?
2008-02-06 08:30:00
The early states were supposed to filter out candidates and give us our nominees. After the early states, Super Tuesday, was supposed to be the deciding factor. We go on to March 4th and the battle goes on. Barack Obama won a majority of the states in Tuesday?s contests but it looks like the delegates could be split right down the middle. Obama won Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah. Senator Clinton won her adopted home state of New York but probably not by as much as she hoped. Clinton won a big victory in California but as many as one-third of the votes had been cast weeks prior to Tuesday. Barack Obama was certainly hurt by early voting which did not reflect his recent surge and Senator Clinton did very well among women in California. Obama?s advantage with men in California was not as large as Clinton?s advantage with women in that state. New Jersey was als...
Mike Huckabee, the New Howard Dean?
2008-01-03 20:41:00
I was having a talk the other day with a very close friend of mine about Mike Huckabee and why it is that I don't see him winning the eventual GOP Nomination. Through the course of our conversation as I outlined my thoughts (much of which I covered a couple of posts down) my friend made what I thought was a pretty accurate prediction."Huckabee is going to be the next Howard Dean".I don't think i recognized the full gravity of that statement, even though I did agree with him at the time, I don't think he could have been more correct.As I pointed out yesterday, he basically made himself look like a complete idiot with his intimate knowledge on Pakistan. It seems like every chance he has had in the last two weeks to knock himself backwards, he's been happy to embrace by inserting his foot directly into his mouth. I don't think anyone has forgotten about the pretty scathing question about the Mormon religion to a reporter of all people either. Fast forward to just yesterday, wh...
Iowa Democratic Race: Too Close to Call
2007-12-29 07:17:00
After months of polling potential January 3rd caucus goers, we are no where closer to knowing which Democrat will win in Iowa.The latest Research 2000 poll shows John Edwards and Barack Obama are tied at 29 percent and Hillary Clinton is just behind with 28 percent of potential voters. Three candidates and only 1 percent separates the lead between them.Real Clear Politics took an average of the polls for Iowa and found that Hillary Clinton leads John Edwards by only 2 percentage points. Barack Obama was in third place just .3 percent behind Edwards. One thing is consistent and clear in Iowa, no one knows who will win. The experts don?t know, the political scientists have no idea, and the media doesn?t have a clue. 2004 Howard Dean was supposed to win it all. The media and all the experts picked him to come out on top in Iowa. Dean finished third. Iowa voters usually wait until the last minute to decide who to vote for and turnout is lackluster. Iowa is also a state known fo...
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