Sunday, March 02, 2008

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Clinton rescues Obama from blunder

Clinton rescues Obama from blunder

March 2, 2008

Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama concede that Sen. Hillary Clinton's aggressiveness rescued him from a serious blunder in last Tuesday's presidential debate at Cleveland, when he hesitated at rejecting a lavish endorsement of him by black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan.

Obama deplored Farrakhan's record of anti-Semitic comments but indicated he could not reject his backing -- a horrible gaffe for a rookie presidential candidate. But Clinton could not let it rest at that and burst in to say that she had rejected backing for her 2000 Senate candidacy in New York from the Independence Party, some of whose leaders had taken anti-Semitic positions. That gave Obama a chance to assert that, considering her example, he indeed would reject Farrakhan.

A footnote: Supporters feel Obama did err in repeatedly referring to Farrakhan with the honorific of ''minister,'' instead of calling him Mr. Farrakhan or just plain Farrakhan.

At Dallas County Republicans' Reagan Day Dinner, reluctant support of McCain

Presidential candidate John McCain wasn't the first choice, or even the second, third or fourth choice, of many of the 500 or so die-hard Republicans gathered Saturday night for the Dallas County party's annual Reagan Day Dinner

Republicans reluctantly back McCain, say he's better than a Democrat. Sounds like a repeat of the Bob Dole Campaign.

Oh man!

Huckleberry Hound thinks he can win in GOP convention

Huckabee on "Hannity & Colmes"

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 08:07 PM CST

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Welcome to HANNITY AND COLMES. We get right to our top story tonight, Super Tuesday is just four short days away. Could this be the end of the road for Mike Huckabee?...

Obama: A Thin Record For a Bridge Builder

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:40 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton has been trying to make a point about Barack Obama that deserves one last careful look before Tuesday's probably decisive Democratic primaries: If Obama truly intends to...

Clinton's Flaw: A Failure to Connect

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:30 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- In the final moments of what may turn out to be the last debate of the Democratic presidential campaign, Barack Obama paid gracious tribute to his opponent, Hillary Clinton. ...

Those Fighting Scots-Irish

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:30 AM CST

What do Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, John McCain and Barack Obama have in common, besides wanting to be the next commander in chief? They are all of Scots-Irish descent, an ethnic and cultural...

New Hampshire in '68 Resonates Today

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:20 AM CST

HANOVER, N.H. -- For many of them it was the time of their lives. It certainly was the cause of their lives. It may still be the center of their lives. And though it happened 40 years ago this month,...

It's Exhausting Proving You Belong

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:00 AM CST

SAN DIEGO -- In the movie "Selena," about the slain Tejano singer, there is a priceless scene where Edward James Olmos tries to explain how difficult it is to be Mexican-American. One has to be more...

GOP Woes Could Reverberate In 2010

By Amy Walter,
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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

Watching Minority Leader John Boehner implore his House colleagues to get off their "dead asses" and help raise money for the struggling National Republican Congressional Committee is a helpful reminder of the importance of morale in determining the balance of power in Congress. When all is said and done, the number of seats lost by the Republican Party will be determined not by how strong Democrats are in November, but by how many of the GOP's own members decide to throw in the towel. The fact that Republicans already have more open seats to defend today (29) than Democrats had in 1996 (28) suggests that they see little hope for regaining their majority in 2008.

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