In order to visualize Paul Ryan's plan for most voters, something more is needed than simple wonky Washington budget talk. That thing is an actual printed voucher campaign prop that could work in races all across the country.
Go read Frank Rich's New York Times column NOW!
It is a classic of the genre, a masterpiece of time-line indictment of the "erratic" John McCain.
Excerpt after the jump. But please, do yourselves a favor and read it ALL!!!
Email to friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and pets. Just spread the damn thing.
A little birdie tells me that tonight on the NBC Nightly News these numbers will be revealed:
According to Mark Halperin's The Page, on an Obama conference call just now the campaign claims that results of today's conventions netted Obama 7 additional delegates. Link below the fold:
Because polling leading up to and over the holiday's is basically useless (see Mark Blumenthal on why this is so), many people have been wondering when the next round of Big Media polls will be released so as not to be caught off guard. Below the fold some handy info to mark on your calendars. I hope people supporting all candidates will find this useful and maybe allow them to calm down and enjoy the holidays with their families rather than obsess...
Frank Rich's Sunday column in the New York Times is always a must-read in my house. I know many around these parts agree that he has been a sharp and incisive voice on the scene, cutting through the media fog to tell truth.
Here are excerpts from tomorrow's column sorting out the ciritical difference between Obama and Clinton on war and change:
Interesting dispatch just filed for tomorrow's New York Times by Adam Nagourney and Patrick Healy detailing some of the internal dynamics inside the unraveling of the Clinton inevitability machine:
My sources tell me the Edwards campaign is preparing oppo research on this litter of cute puppies...
My sources says it's just one of the puppies, not the entire litter.
Oh, and it may not be the Edwards campaign. It might be some other campaign...
Despite the sketchy nature of the details above, clearly this is a pattern with the Edwards...
Many of you may have heard or read about the endorsement by Zbigniew Brzezinski of Barack Obama for president on Friday. Zbig, as he is known, has been one of the only powerful voices in the much maligned foreign policy community to understand what a disaster continuing to stay in Iraq will be.
After the jump, the YouTube of Zbig's appearance on Bloomberg TV:
Barack gave an interview to ABC News today:
In an interview with ABC News Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., called for talk radio host Don Imus to be fired, and said he would never again appear on his show, which is broadcast on CBS Radio and MSNBC television.
"I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus," Obama told ABC News, "but I would also say that there's nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude."
Obama said he appeared once on Imus's show two years ago, and "I have no intention of returning."
This is nice. From the AP report:
Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republican White House rival John McCain for using a heavily guarded trip to a Baghdad market as evidence that Iraq's security is improving.
McCain and other members of a congressional delegation toured the Bab al-Sharqi market last week, traveling in armored military vehicles and wearing body armor during their hourlong excursion.
"The idea that the situation in Iraq is improving because it takes a security detail of 100 soldiers, three Black Hawk helicopters and a couple of Apache gunships to walk through a market in the middle of Baghdad is simply not credible and not reflective of the facts on the ground," Obama said in a taped interview that will air as part of a Democratic presidential forum sponsored by MoveOn.org.
This just reported by Ben Smith at the Politico.com:
Barack Obama has chosen not to attend September's presidential debate co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and Fox News, effectively dooming the debate.
Obama is the only member of the Congressional Black Caucus running for President, and his decision allows other candidates to skip the debate without facing criticism that they are turning their backs on a leading black institution.
Friday, John Edwards was the first candidate to announce he'd skip the debate. The CBC Institute is hosting one other debate, with CNN.
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