Jay Carney

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Huckabee Errata

He gives a good speech, but he’s loose with the facts. He called Abraham Lincoln the “founder” of the Republican Party. Nope. Lincoln was not the founder of the party; he wasn’t even the first Republican nominee (John Fremont was, in 1856). Lincoln was, of course, the first Republican to be elected president.

Second, Huckabee said this …

Palin Goes after Obama and the Media

In her speech tonight, Gov. Sarah Palin will take a few shots at Sen. Obama and the press. Two excerpts released by the campaign:

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the

Re: Does This Mean Anything?

The answer to Karen’s question is probably, No. Then again, as long as we’re waiting for the actual answer, couldn’t the fact that obamanelson.com takes you to the Obama campaign website mean that Obama is going to pick Ben Nelson, not Bill? After all, someone wrote this last paragraph on the Nebraska Democrat’s wikipedia page:

In the

Two Can Play

Remember when Phil Gramm called the U.S. a “nation of whiners” who didn’t understand that the economy wasn’t so bad? Remember how the Obama campaign seemed slow to exploit Gramm’s gaffe?

Those days are over. In a matter of hours, the Obama campaign has gone meta over McCain’s inability to remember how many houses he owns — not just the …

McCain, Bush and the Surge

Back in early 2007, John McCain inextricably linked his chances of becoming the next president to the course of the Iraq war and the success of the surge in troops that he advocated and President Bush adopted. It was, to say the least, a politically risky decision. At the time, Iraq was a dead weight on all the GOP candidates. The war’s …

What About Hagel?

With Richard Lugar’s name being mentioned lately as a long-shot contender to be Obama’s running mate, it’s worth examining the pros and cons of a bi-partisan unity ticket. If Obama were to select Lugar, he would get the foreign policy credentials and Washington experience that would also come with picking Joe Biden or Bill Richardson or …

RE: Cheney to Speak at GOP Convention

I know this is not what at least some of John McCain’s advisers wanted. Their preference was for Cheney to be at some undisclosed location, far away from St. Paul, and from McCain. Given the bi-polar composition of McCain’s foreign policy team (a combustible combo of old-school realists and macho neo-cons), I suppose it’s not that …

Bio-Free McCain?

In his Wall Street Journal column today offering free (though surely not unsolicited) advice to John McCain, Karl Rove writes that the Republican nominee needs to get more intimate with voters. Maybe he does. But I had to laugh when I read this assertion by Rove:

Mr. McCain is the most private person to run for president since Calvin

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