I just finished reading Newsweek’s behind-the-scenes look at the presidential campaign. Wow. It is an astonishingly rich and detailed piece of reporting, filled with surprising stories and facts, and carrying the ring of truth. While anyone who was ever been in the papers knows that journalists will never get the story exactly right, it seems … Continue reading Best. Campaign. Rundown. Ever.
As a campaign junkie, it’s going to be hard to come down from the high of watching this riveting election cycle unfold (even though the actual election lacked much drama beyond wondering if the Democrats would make it to 60 Senate seats). I’ve already written at length about the major issues, so I’ll just draw … Continue reading Election Roundup: Why Obama Won, Naked Palin, etc.
In the days leading up to last night’s presidential debate, I heard many Democrats gleefully anticipating a gruesome self-destruction on the part of Sarah Palin. “The comedy event of the year,” they called it, as they prepared debate watching parties, as if the election of the President of the United States were on a par … Continue reading Palin Beats Expectations, But Fails To Change Campaign Dynamic
John McCain’s campaign is in disarray. The economic crisis is turning the election into a referendum on the economy…which is McCain’s greatest weakness. The disastrous Couric interview looks to have transformed the Sarah Palin VP pick from a blessing to a curse. And he failed to win a much-needed victory in last night’s debate. So … Continue reading Let Palin be Palin
The honors go to Chris Rock for this line on Letterman: “Michael Vick’s like, why am I in jail? They let a white lady kill a moose, black man wants to kill a dog, that’s a crime…”
A quick roundup of some interesting posts:Megan McArdle of The Atlantic tears Obama a new one for pandering to the populists by criticizing the Bush administration for the credit crunch:What, specifically, should the Bush administration have done, Senator? Don’t tell me they should have beefed up SEC enforcement, since this is not a criminal problem … Continue reading Daily Political Roundup: Credit Crunch Pandering and Democratic Dumbassery
The recent attacks on Barack Obama and Sarah Palin show a fundamental ignorance of how America works. The bottom line is that once Americans decide that they like someone, they don’t like to change their mind. America decided that it liked Ronald Reagan, and no amount of liberal teeth-gnashing could dent Ronnie’s Teflon popularity. America … Continue reading Once American Decides Who It Likes, It’s Hard To Change Its Mind
Governor Sarah Palin’s speech tonight was harsh, pandering, and full of factual inaccuracies. And it breathed life into the dying McCain campaign, which seemed headed for a landslide defeat.It was only earlier today when MSNBC’s microphones caught two leading conservative commentators, Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy, calling the McCain campaign “over,” the Palin pick “cynical,” … Continue reading Palin Breathes Life Into McCain Campaign