Political chatter from DC and NYC, the amNewYork way
The Associated Press moved an alert not 10 minutes ago stating that Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a U.S. Representative from Ohio, had died. Then, about a minute ago, it recanted that alert with this gem of comedic gold:
Kill the APNewsAlert saying U.S. Rep.
Stephanie Tubbs Jones has died. A doctor says she is in critical condition.
Yes, its very sad that someone is dying, but a slow...Read more »
An Obama-Clinton ticket to stun the nation? GOP blogger Bragg believes Obama has this surprise stored up his sleeve.
Barack Obama has unquestionably had a tough few weeks. His overseas tour seemed to do more harm than good, as a trip designed to shore up his commander-in-chief bona fides ended up coming across as presumptuous and hubristic. McCains clever Celeb...Read more »
Who will be the No. 2 sharing Obama's ballot? How about the running mate to supplement McCain's ticket? I greatly dislike the suspense. So tell us already. Any minute now. Any minute now. To hold you over, here are some staff analyses to mull over:
* Who will Barack Obama choose as VP? By David Freedlander
* Obama, McCain open search for running mates. By Emily Ngo
* On the next...Read more »
Capitalizing on the oil-drilling debate, Sen. John McCain tours the Chevron Genesis Oil Rig Platform on Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico near New Orleans. (AP)
The suave savior, Barack Obama, otherwise known as The One, has reason to be nervous after the past few weeks. John McCain, no doubt less telegenic, has hit Obama with a one-two punch on the issues and...Read more »
So, a friend of mine who is (was) a big Hillary Clinton supporter got an e-mail from Hillary's campaign on Friday. Below is the e-mail, the subject of which was, "I"ll see you in Denver." Am I the only one who finds the tone of this e-mail strange? Does it not seem putting aside the obligatory references to Obama that the Democratic Convention is Hillary's convention,...Read more »
What should McCain do to start getting more positive press? Well, for starters he could talk about himself more than he talks about Obama. Theres no question that Obama is getting more press than McCain, but even McCains own site talks about Obama more than it talks about McCain. The Boston Globes wordpile shows a pretty good picture that McCains strategy has...Read more »
Despite being a Republican, I will readily admit that I gained newfound respect for Hillary Clinton during the course of her campaign, particularly the tenacity with which she continued to battle Barack Obama until the very end. I was frequently impressed by her command of facts and the ease with which she could articulate her positions. She debated well, and showed flashes...Read more »
Give! (clap) That! (clap) Girl a Hand! (clap) Give That Girl a Hand! (clap-clap, clap-clap)
Geez, people, leave Cindy alone.
Poor Mrs. McCain was treated for a minor sprain on Wednesday after being hand-strangled at a campaign event.
I smell a rat. Who is really responsible for this? Enthusiastic McCain supporter ... or a disguised Rachael Ray finally getting her...Read more »
It has become apparent that when it comes to taxes, Sen. Obamas goal isnt determining which system will have the best balance between economic productivity and maximizing revenues to the government, but on how he can most effectively redistribute wealth. It was most recently apparent when Obama announced the windfall profits tax on oil companies because he felt...Read more »
Three Republicans came out today in support of Barack Obama. Obama can choose to make a big show about these party-line-crossers, but he may want to have his vetting team take a look at them first. Or, even better, Ill save them the work.
Todays NY Sun editorial page carried descriptions of the GOPers for Obama:
Rita Hauser: A loyal friend to Western...Read more »