Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Clintons Just Won't Learn

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:57 AM CST

Whether one likes, dislikes, loves, hates, admires, fears, despises, or envies them, every Clinton watcher has this in common: They are dumbfounded both by the incompetence with which Hillary has run...

We Could Use a Man Like George Herbert Walker Again

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:40 AM CST

It's doubtful that George H. W. Bush's endorsement last week of John McCain will have any serious impact on the dynamic of the campaign, but the 84 year old former president's momentary resurfacing...

Dems Become the Anti-Competition Party

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:40 AM CST

SAN DIEGO -- Recently, I spoke to a group of Hispanic high school students with plans to apply to Ivy League universities. The first thing I wanted them to know was that they wouldn't be the only...

Guns Save Lives

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:40 AM CST

It's all too predictable. A day after a gunman killed six people and wounded 18 others at Northern Illinois University, The New York Times criticized the U.S. Interior Department for preparing to...

The Specter of Stagflation

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:35 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- "Stagflation" is back in the headlines -- but the term is being misused. We're told by eminent commentators that stagflation is the messy mixture of both high inflation and high...

On Foreign Policy, Clinton Has Edge

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:30 AM CST

Back in 1991, when Bill Clinton was running for president, he came to talk with the Inquirer Editorial Board. After wonkish discussions of domestic issues, I asked him about the Middle East. He...

Truth About Nationalized Health Care

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:30 AM CST

Hillary Clinton opened fire on Barack Obama across an array of issues, but saved the really big guns for health care: "Of all our differences," said Hillary in Rhode Island (the forgotten primary...

How to Beat Obama (Maybe)

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:30 AM CST

Republicans owe Hillary our gratitude. She has road-tested several versions of attacks on Obama that don't work. Obviously, and first, don't come out against change and hope -- the perennial themes...

Why Would Hillary Drop Out Now?

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:30 AM CST

Syndicated columnist Robert Novak and Newsweek's Jonathan Alter have written columns this week urging Sen. Hillary Clinton to drop out of the Democratic race for president now, before the primaries...

On Assassinating Freedom

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:21 AM CST

In early February, Danish police launched a pre-emptive attack on terrorism when they arrested three men involved in a "terror-related assassination" plot. The cops carefully identified the men as "a...

Homeless Evangelicals

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:20 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- I have seen the future of evangelical Christianity, and it is pierced. And sometimes tattooed. And often has one of those annoying, wispy chin beards. Those who think of...

The Suicide of Emma Beck and Silence No More

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:20 AM CST

She didn't have to die. And neither did her unborn children. Over the weekend, London newspapers reported on the 2007 suicide of 30-year-old Emma Beck, a young British artist who hung herself after...

Mann Overboard

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 12:15 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- Most Americans won't have heard of Simon Mann and may wonder why they should care that he is being held illegally in one of the world's most notorious prisons, where torture is routine...

The Ohio Democratic Debate

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 11:33 PM CST


LAT/Bloomberg: Obama Takes the Lead

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 04:46 PM CST

LA Times/Bloomberg national survey out (Feb 21-25) showing Barack Obama picking up 15 points over the last 5 weeks and taking a 6-point lead over Clinton: Obama 48 (+15 vs. last poll January 18-22)...

Strike That...

Posted: 26 Feb 2008 05:45 PM CST

As opposed to what I wrote this morning, apparently Obama isn't liberal after all and won't be tarred as such: "Oh, he's liberal, he's liberal," Obama said, mimicking his critics. "Let me tell you...

PA Poll: Clinton Up 6

Posted: 27 Feb 2008 07:38 AM CST

In a new Quinnipiac poll in Pennsylvania (Feb. 21-25, 506 Dem LV), Clinton's 16-point lead is down to 6 points with just less than 2 months until the state's April 22 primary. The survey also showed...

No One Can Agree On Obama's & Clinton's Delegate Count

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Last Update: 2/17 5:58 pm
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Who Will Become The Democratic Presidential Nominee?
Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton Vote WASHINGTON, D.C. - Here's what we do know: 2,025 delegates are needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination.But interestingly, if you want to know how close Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are to reaching that magic number... it depends on where you look, because as of Sunday evening none of the major news media had an identical scorecard.For instance, according to ABC News, Barack Obama led in the race by a delegate count of 1,297 to Clinton's 1,224. Yet at the same time, NBC News scored the race 1,116 to 985 in Obama's favor. By CBS News' count, Obama's lead was 1,289 to 1,213. The Associated Press and CNN, though not operated by any of the three networks -- or each other -- also had totally different delegate counts.

CBS News delegate scorecard
NBC News delegate scorecard
CNN delegate scorecard
ABC News delegate scorecard