03/27/2008 - 7:09pm
Joe Klein lays out an (unlikely) argument for how a Gore/Obama ticket might come to pass. If all other pieces fell into place, its hard to imagine Obama going along with the scenario, but it is possible to imagine democrats being utterly exhausted by the time of the convention, with a desperate need to head Hillary off at the pass.
03/27/2008 - 5:22pm
This video from Greta's show the other night on Fox is pretty startling, because Hillary is pretty clear that she will do whatever possible to stop Barack.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7554736154178310023&pr=goog-sl
03/27/2008 - 1:55pm
Reverend Wright is bowing out of commitments to preach around the country. The excuse given is safety - “the safety of the institution to which he has been invited; the safety of his family, which has been placed in harm’s way; and for his own safety.” In the world of spin, this is certainly a more sympathetic explanation than saying something like, "Barack begged me - please lay low until further notice, you're killing my chances to be President with this hateful crap that you spew!"
03/27/2008 - 6:02am
Why would Barack defend Pastor Wright today, saying that he was a victim of the TV telescope? It seems odd, especially since some polls now indicate that Obama is weathering the storm just fine. I would think that most would interpret his portrayal of Wright as a victim as inappropriate.
03/27/2008 - 5:38am
Pastor Wright is at it again, spreading the love. You have to respect the fact that the good reverend doesn't use cliche slurs in his attempts to diminish his fellow man based on their most superficial characteristics. Nope - he creates new slurs, uniquely his own. But here's the good news, Italians - it appears that Pastor Wright doesn't consider you to be typical white people. Here are some of his writings from the Trumpet Magazine:

(Jesus') enemies had their opinion about Him," Wright wrote in a eulogy of the late scholar Asa Hilliard in the November/December 2007 issue. "The Italians for the most part looked down their garlic noses at the Galileans."

Wright continued, "From the circumstances surrounding Jesus' birth (in a barn in a township that was under the Apartheid Roman government that said his daddy had to be in), up to and including the circumstances surrounding Jesus' death on a cross, a Roman cross, public lynching Italian style. ...

"He refused to be defined by others and Dr. Asa Hilliard also refused to be defined by others. The government runs everything from the White House to the schoolhouse, from the Capitol to the Klan, white supremacy is clearly in charge, but Asa, like Jesus, refused to be defined by an oppressive government because Asa got his identity from an Omnipotent God."

I'll ask you again - how is it possible for Barack to be elected President considering his close, continued alliance with this man? It doesn't seem to me that his fancy footwork on his speech last week, as clever as it was, saves him from the reality that there is no excuse for their close, longterm relationship.
03/26/2008 - 6:10pm
Hillary raises the stakes, and loses the hand, on her Bosnia "misremember."

03/26/2008 - 5:42pm
Thanks to Candace for sharing a wonderful Obama-Girl attack on Hillary. This demonstrates well the level of thoughtfulness of those who support Barack. Do you think this is intended as a slap at his supporters?

03/25/2008 - 11:56pm
After 11 days, the numbers indicate the damage to Barack from Pastorgate is sticking, but surprisingly moderate. Barack was beating Hillary in national polls by 7 points a couple of weeks ago, now she has a two point lead. His positives have gone from 51-46% - all according to Rasmussen.
03/25/2008 - 6:12pm
Okay, this takes us back a few days, so it may be hard for you to relate to, but I just discovered this column by Linda Chavez. She very nicely sums up what Barack did wrong a week ago in the greatest speech of all time. Since her arguments reflect many I've been making, I wanted you to have a chance to hear her way of thinking.
03/24/2008 - 1:59pm
In his new column, Robert Novak explains what we talked about on my radio show yesterday, that Barack made himself into a black candidate with his speech on Tuesday. Novak reports that the Democratic masterminds are now feeling trapped - if they need to abandon Obama and go with Hillary, how can they, given that he is the black candidate and they are dependent on the black vote? So, Dems lose if they nominate Obama because he's made himself into someone who makes white voters uncomfortable and they lose if Hillary is selected because they are abandoned by blacks and new voters who stay home.

Here's Novak.
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