Jay Carney

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So Is This

From Obama’s 60 Minutes interview, this seemingly obvious but all-too-rare, refreshingly non-ideological declaration about how best to govern:

We’ve gotta come up with solutions that are true to our times and true to this moment. And that’s gonna be our job. I think the basic principle that government has a role to play in kick starting …

Why Palin Got Bad Press

Are conservatives really so blind to Gov. Sarah Palin’s true liabilities that they believe this is the reason she was mauled in the press? How appalling. Could it be, instead, that in her first interviews as the GOP’s vice presidential nominee, Palin revealed herself to be less knowledgeable about national and international affairs …

Et tu, Shays?

AP tops a story about GOP bloodletting with a quote from Rep. Chris Shays, GOP moderate from Connecticut who co-sponsored Shays-Meehan, the House version of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law. Shays is currently fighting to save his seat. Here’s what he told the Yale Daily News about McCain:

He has lost his brand as a …

The Vindication of Howard Dean

Markos Moulitsas has a post today about the vindication of Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy. He’s right. When Dean launched the project, many thought it was foolhardy. As late as October 2006, top Dem strategists and elected officials were bemoaning the way Dean had spread the party’s money around instead of concentrating it on targets of …

Palin Excess-ories

A few things Scherer and I have heard re PersonalShopperGate:

You’ll be shocked to learn that no one at the campaign is happy about this.

You’ll be equally shocked to learn that lots of Republicans outside the campaign are ripped about it. “What a stunning display of incompetence!” one railed to me. “It’s the kind of political …

Big Ten Blowout

The Big Ten polling consortium has some shock-and-awe numbers this morning favoring Obama in the midwest, particularly in states like Ohio (+12), Michigan (+22), Minnesota (+19), Wisconsin (+13) and Indiana (+10). (And no, the Indiana number is not a typo!) If these numbers are real and not outliers, they foreshadow a landslide for …

Which Candidate Do Terrorists Support?

Such was the subject of a McCain campaign conference call today featuring senior foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann and former CIA director Jim Woolsey. The stated purpose of the call was to discuss a Washington Post story this morning which, in a “rather irresponsible and quite outrageous fashion,” said campaign aide Michael …

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