It really is beginning to seem this way, isn’t it?
It’s a familiar story. In most speeches Obama has a riff about how one tired morning, wet, cold and bummed out he went to an event far from civilization where a wizened old lady fired him up with her chants of “Fired Up! Ready to Go!” I was surprised to find today when I went back with Obama for a Greenwood rally that the reality did not …
Did you hear that Fred Thompson dropped out of the Republican race? (as Karen reported below an hour ago)
1. What’s the punch line?
2. If Thompson was drawing as much as a dozen point in recent polls, where does his support go?
(Ok, that could easily be a straight line, too.)
…with as much energy as he displayed throughout his presidential race. Here’s his withdrawal statement, all three sentences of it:
McLean, VA – Senator Fred Thompson today issued the following statement about his campaign for President:
“Today I have withdrawn my candidacy for President of the United States. I hope that my country
Following last night’s debate, I asked President Clinton this morning: “Is Obama running against you, or Hillary Clinton or both of you?” Forty-two again hit Obama for admiring Republican ideas — a sore spot for Obama who said in last night’s debate that he praised Reagan as a president able to cross the partisan divide NOT …
Yeah, this is the guy you want running the free world:
“There were constant loyalty tests: ‘Will you shoot your brother?’ ” said Marilyn Gelber, who served as environmental commissioner under Mr. Giuliani. “People were marked for destruction for disloyal jokes.”
Mr. Giuliani paid careful attention to the art of political
Oy. I have no idea who won the piss-fight between Clinton and Obama…although I suspect that it did neither of them much good. Edwards did well to remain above the fray–when he went after the others, it was as an equal opportunity opponent, usually on matters of substance. So good for him.
My personal focus group–apolitical …
Excellent embed and all-round team player Shushannah Walshe files this report:
Governor Romney paid tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. when speaking to a group of employees at Gate Petroleum today and then shook hands and posed for photos with African-American families at a parade.
The presidential hopeful met a
Also today Obama began running national ads on CNN and MSNBC, a buy that includes Florida. The Clinton campaign held an outraged conference call with reporters saying this violated the pledge not to campaign in Florida. “This calls into question whether or not Senator Obama meant the pledge when he signed it or if losing three …
Hilary will skip South Carolina most of the week, according to this nice scoop from the New York Observer, in order to campaign in California, Arizona, New Mexico, New Jersey and New York, all February 5th states.
The campaign isn’t totally abandoning the South Carolina, apparently Bill and Chelsea will be here tomorrow. But, clearly, …
His critics say Rudy Giuliani has just one message, which is to remind voters incessantly of 9/11 and his role on that horrible day. Which brings us to the latest missive from Rudy’s campaign, this notice of a union endorsement…..
International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 911
Endorses Giuliani for President
Eleven and a half months ago – and God, I can’t believe it’s been that long – I watched Barack Obama rally a crowd of nearly 3,000 at Columbia, South Carolina’s convention center. It was the week after he’d entered the race and pundits were still amazed at the size of the audiences he could draw, and their diversity: more …
A brief written account here.
And here’s a video of McCain telling Phil Gramm about how he came to ask for ABBA’s “Take a Chance on Me” as his exit music. (He mentions “Johnny B. Goode” as the usual number; they also, for the record — and as my piece reports — used the theme from “Rocky.”)