Quoting My Favorite Lullaby . . .
Three years ago, I welcomed the New Year in Dublin, Ireland. It turns out U2 was right; all is quiet on New Year’s Day, mostly because everyone is still sleeping off what happened the previous night.
Tonight, at midnight, ...
J. D. Hayworth, You Big Tease
Will Arizona see a GOP primary fight between John McCain and J. D. Hayworth?
On his KFYI radio show Monday, Hayworth told his listeners that he went to Washington, D.C., this month and “we may have moved past due ...
Rubio Campaign: We Know Wild Punches Are Coming
The Rubio campaign offers an end-of-the-year memo, below the fold. I think this is a key part of the message:
Governor Crist’s convenient dishonesty about his support for the stimulus says almost everything you need to know about the ...
It's Almost as if 2010 Is a Bad Year to Run as a Democrat or Something
Laura Kelly, a Democrat in the Kansas state senate, announced in October that she would run against Rep. Lynn Jenkins, one of the few Republicans to knock off an incumbent Democrat in 2008.
Now Kelly has decided to withdraw from the ...
Because I Know You're the Philadelphia NPR Target Demographic
I’m talking about the year that was in the world of politics, and a bit about the intelligence blame game, on WHYY, the Philadelphia NPR affiliate, starting at 10 a.m. Eastern . . . Call in if you like: 1-888-477-9499.
Are There Other Dads and Sons Like This Out There?
Hey, there will be plenty of time to point fingers over who botched the tracking of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab later. For now, I’m wondering: How many other fathers have walked into U.S. embassies around the world and told ...
Americans Begin to Learn 'Change' is Not a Synonym for 'Improvement'
Hope and change:
Nearly three-fourths of Americans think 2009 was a bad year for the country, which was rocked by job losses, home foreclosures and economic sickness. Forty-two percent rated it ”very bad,” according to the latest AP-GfK poll. That’s ...
Yemen: The Forgotten Country
According to Speech Wars, a database of campaign speeches by Barack Obama and John McCain, the only time the word “Yemen” was mentioned by either man in the 2008 campaign was this reference in a September 2006 speech from Obama:
Unfortunately, job ...
'Charlie Crist is off his game.'
Marco Rubio’s campaign notices this Miami Herald op-ed:
Charlie Crist is off his game. Way off his game, which was spectacular when it was good . . . Crist can still win the GOP Senate nomination without Cuban-American votes, but it will ...
'It wasn't a 'Decade From Hell,' but a lot of evil men arrived there over the past ten years.'
Over on the home page, I take issue with the “Decade From Hell” description. A more apt term, I suggest, is The Decade We Pushed Back.
Does Anyone Look at TSA and Say, 'These Guys Need to Be Unionized!'?
I realize the Examiner chain likes to use tons of contributors, but I wonder what the editors over there think of the guy who headlines his piece, “Senator Jim DeMint may have allowed suicide bomber on plane.”
This is over ...
Two Readers, Making the Case for GOP Optimism in Massachusetts
A couple of readers aren’t that pleased about my assessment of the chances of Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts’ special election in the Senate, and one of my regulars says via Twitter that he’s worried that I’ve ...
With All Due Respect, Guys, It's Massachusetts
I have to respectfully dissent a bit from Ed Morrissey when he declares that
national GOP and party leaders [have] gone AWOL in Massachusetts, where Scott Brown will battle Martha Coakley for Ted Kennedy’s seat in the Senate.
Danish Newspaper: 'Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus.'
After Obama’s speech in Berlin in 2008, I noted that we can always rest easy when Germans start chanting in unison in devotion to a charismatic leader.
You thought I was kidding about Europeans’ over-the-top devotion to a leader whom ...
A Shame Ben Nelson Isn't Up for Reelection This Year
Rasmussen’s most recent poll result is fascinating, but mitigated a bit by the fact that Ben Nelson isn’t up for reelection until 2012:
If Governor Dave Heineman challenges Nelson for the Senate job, a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey ...
Maryland's Governor Gets a Primary Challenger
I wouldn’t count on the incumbent being knocked out, but Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is probably going to have a Democratic primary challenger: George Owings III, a former state legislator and state cabinet secretary.
“Historically, the liberal side ...
An Amendment Chris Dodd Will Probably Come to Regret
Our old friend Mark Hemingway complicates Sen. Chris Dodd’s morning:
Back in July, Senator Chris Dodd, D-Conn., proposed an amendment reducing aviation security appropriations by $4.5 million in favor of firefighter grants — a notoriously inneffective program. In fact, the money ...
Scratch One Democratic Challenger to Parker Griffith
I noted yesterday that Parker Griffith’s Alabama district was pretty much destined to frustrate Democrats, with the most likely possibilities being the reelection of the new switched Republican, the election of a new veteran Republican, or the election of ...
Simmons Calls Napolitano's Statements 'Bizarre'
Below the fold, the statement from Rob Simmons — GOP candidate for Senate in Connecticut, former member of the House, and former CIA officer — on the attempted bombing.
The headline, at least for me:
The bizarre claims by multiple Administration officials ...
No Evidence of a Larger Plot . . . Except, You Know, He Says More Bombers Are Coming
Yes, our secretary of homeland security just gets more and more reassuring by the hour.
In the New York Times, today:
Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security secretary, said on Sunday that there was so far no evidence of a wider ...
This Guy Really Wants to Be President, Except When We Need Him to Be a President
Just to refresh, after letting us know what he thinks of the economy, of the methods of the Cambridge police department, of Urdu poetry, and of what George Lopez can bring to late-night television, and after hundreds of speeches and ...
The 'Fire Janet Napolitano' Chants Grow Louder
Jonah was among the first to say it yesterday: Fire Janet Napolitano. Now the Washington Examiner agrees.
I’m one of those folks who have long pooh-poohed the idea that George Tenet should have been fired as CIA director on ...
This Guy's Been on Every Channel, Every Day for a Year. Now He's Shy?
Over at The Atlantic, Marc Ambinder explains . . .
In his Farenheit 9/11, filmmaker Michael Moore juxtaposes images and words of a terrorist attack in Israel with President Bush’s first words about the incident, spoken to a press pool on a golf ...
Democrats, Looking Over Their Shoulders for Other Party-Switchers?
This is a rather amusing bit of fallout from the Parker Griffith party switch. Apparently there are some high-profile Republicans looking for other party-switchers:
Democratic Rep. Chris Carney [of Pennsylvania] received a phone call Wednesday from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ...
Chris Dodd Doesn't Control His Own Destiny, and He Needs Help
In an effort to push back on recent retirement rumors, Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) campaign released their own polling memo today showing him tied or trailing two of the Republicans in the race. The memo, titled “Chris ...
Idaho Democrat on Supporting Pelosi: 'I Don't Really Have a Choice'
After Parker Griffith, probably one of the House Democrats most likely to flip parties would be Rep. Walt Minnick of Idaho.
Now the man set on replacing Minnick, Vaughn Ward, notes that the incumbent, in an appearance on Boise radio, ...
Michelle Bachmann Will Probably Haunt Democrats Long Past 2010
Democrats apparently still have hopes of knocking off stalwart conservative Minnesota congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. If it didn’t happen in 2008, it’s hard to see it happening in 2010; now a new poll finds that, “tested against a couple of her ...
He's Taking It Seriously, Because It's No Laffey Matter
Local party chairs are urging him to run, and while the AP reports he has not yet committed, I’m hearing that Steve Laffey intends to run for governor of Rhode Island next year.
Republican Rory Smith dropped out of ...
Connecticut Democrats Dream of a Dodd-Free Race
In the end, Connecticut Democrats can’t make Sen. Chris Dodd choose to retire. They can go to him and urge him to think about the joys of an ambassadorship, or teaching, or heading up some organization and raking the ...
Sometimes, These Guys Just Don't Want to Run With the Ball
It’s a fascinating rumor, but I’ll put more stock in it when I see some actual action like hiring staff, forming an exploratory committee, etc., not just word of a poll: Could Craig James, ESPN’s college football ...
They Miss Him More Than They Can Say
Talking Points Memo: “2010 Campaign Preview: Democrats to Say GOP Still Party Of Bush”
Well, you can’t blame them. This year, that strategy did wonders for Creigh Deeds in Virginia and Jon Corzine in New Jersey.
For much of the ...
Life Lessons in Copenhagen
From the tone of his remarks, President Obama seems genuinely surprised that an international conference is generating a lot of talk about the importance of the problem but no consensus on the solutions; that countries don’t want to sacrifice ...
I doubt the effectiveness of this message in a GOP primary, but Gov. Charlie Crist, who hopes to be a U.S. Senator, is welcome to try:
I don’t know if you do counter [criticism of his support for ...
What? You're Not Leaving? But You're a Tennessee Democrat!
A sign of the times: Tennessee Democrat Lincoln Davis generated some headlines this week by not announcing his retirement.
Two of his colleagues in the House of Representatives, Bart Gordon and John Tanner, did announce their retirements in recent weeks.
When It Rains, It Pours, Except When It Blizzards in Copenhagen
Between the inability to build a working consensus in a Senate with 60 Democrats and the decision to go to a Copenhagen summit that appears to be devolving into a bitter, intractable fight (with the usual punks rioting outside), you would ...
Only You Can Justify My Early Hours
See that tab at the top of the page? It’s to the sign-up page for a new daily NRO newsletter, written by your friendly neighborhood Campaign Spot correspondent. I’m trying to get it renamed (although I guess calling ...
The Senate Race Numbers That Refuse to Change
At the beginning of the year, next year’s Senate race in Missouri, likely to feature Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan, looked really tight. And now, in December, it looks… really tight. Rasmussen has Carnahan ahead by 2 percentage ...
A new Claris poll tells us that one of the most popular members of President Obama’s team is White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, approved by 50 percent and disapproved by 33 percent. Many of those approving say they have fond ...
Culture of Corruption, Part Fifty-Two
Look, the vast majority of politicians are honest and trustworthy.
New York City: “A federal judge sentenced disgraced former City Councilman Miguel Martinez to five years in prison for stealing $106,000 in public funds, slamming him for violating public trust.”
Can Howard Dean Kill ReidCare?
I wouldn’t pretend to completely understand the way Senate Democrats think and make decisions, but Howard Dean’s op-ed in the Washington Post, arguing that the Senate version of health-care reform is not worth supporting, seems devastating. It’s ...
Hmm. Who's Missing From the DCCC's 'I'm Not Retiring' List?
I’m sure most of the House Democrats who have signed on to the DCCC’s “I’m Not Retiring” list will actually keep their word and not retire. But I’d note that staffers for Tennessee Democrat Bart Gordon ...
A Costly Vote for a Plan That Will Almost Certainly Make Everything Worse
In a piece written late last night, I noted:
Americans were roughly evenly divided on Obamacare in mid-summer polls, but the average on Pollster.com now shows that 54.7 percent oppose the legislation and only 38.5 percent support it. A CNN poll ...
What stands out about Tuesday’s “Red Alert” rally on Capitol Hill, at which participants urged senators to vote no on their version of Obamacare, is how quickly the phenomenon of thousands of grassroots conservatives’ making a trek to Washington, ...
Pro-Crist Spinners Probably Ought to Check the Date of Rasmussen's Poll
Fox News’s man in Miami reports:
Rubio has also recently received his share of criticism for his comments during an interview with a local Florida TV station, when he said he would have ultimately accepted the same stimulus money ...
A Vote-by-Mail Election in Hawaii?
Republican victories in Hawaii are rare but not impossible, as Gov. Linda Lingle demonstrates. And the NRCC liked the chances of its candidate in the Aloha State’s 1st congressional district, Charles Djou, even before the incumbent, Neil Ambercrombie, announced ...
At Least His Fans Will Get to Stand in Line in Slightly Better Weather
I don’t know if he’ll get to kick it off with an Oprah appearance like Sarah Palin did, but Mitt Romney’s book tour is coming in March.
How Will a 2004 Candidate's Statement About a 2008 Candidate's Plan Affect 2012?
Certain folks note that Howard Dean said on Olbermann’s program last night, “This is basically the Mitt Romney bill in Massachusetts, except it doesn’t insure as many people.” Note that this is Dean criticizing the bill.
There was ...
Appropriate, Since the Number of Employed Workers Keeps Hitting New Lowes
It’s good to see President Obama talking up the potential of job creation from energy efficiency at Home Depot, a company that began the year by laying off 7,000 workers.
I might quibble with the great John Miller in his assessment of a few Senate races; while ten months is a long time, I’m a bit more optimistic about GOP chances in Arkansas, Connecticut, Nevada, and Pennsylvania. When an ...
Only 17 More Surprise Retirements Until Van Hollen's Assessment Is Wrong
In the Washington Post today, there’s word that more retirements of House Democrats are coming:
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, acknowledged that “some more” Democratic retirements will be announced before the end ...
What Makes Rush Great Goes Well Beyond What He Says
Just a note to add to the get-well-Rush comments in the Corner . . . When the Kerry Spot, this blog’s predecessor, got rolling, Rush sent me an e-mail saying “good job.” When I came across news that I thought was worthwhile, ...
Now All the GOP Needs Is a Challenger Named "Other"
I’d prefer to hear some specifics, but it’s not exactly unthinkable: Could North Dakota Democrat Rep. Earl Pomeroy be losing 50 percent to 42 percent to “other”?
The Crowd vs. the Incumbent
Sometimes big primaries can be harmful, but they’re usually an indicator that the opposing incumbent is perceived as vulnerable. In West Virginia, seven Republicans have filed papers to run against Democrat Allan Mollohan. Five Republicans are running against Jim ...
For Candidates, the Clock Is Ticking
Midnight tonight, when you’re celebrating, is the deadline for this fundraising quarter, so chances are, in recent days every candidate you’ve ever contacted has sent you an e-mail asking for money.
We can say that fundraising ability isn’...
The Easiest Way to Protect Incumbents . . . Is to Deter All Opponents.
The filing deadline for running for Congress in Texas is Monday.
As of this moment, 11 of 20 Republican House members have no Democratic opposition, not even a token opponent.
All 12 Texas Democrats in the House have GOP opponents — in some cases ...
Ah Yes, That Dainty, Sensitive, Dovish Dick Cheney We've Heard So Much About
Dan Pfeiffer, White House Communications Director, today:
I think we all agree that there should be honest debate about these issues, but it is telling that Vice President Cheney and others seem to be more focused on criticizing the Administration ...
Have a Great Time! And Take Me With You!
You may have noticed the little ad above this post for the 2010 National Review cruise to Spain and Portugal. As a veteran of the 2008 post-election cruise, I can’t recommend them enough as great fun and unlike any other getaway. ...
Who Was Pushing Obama for a Response in the First 24 Hours?
Ed Morrissey notes Maureen Dowd ripping Obama:
In his usual inspiring/listless cycle, he once more appeared chilly in his response to the chilling episode on Flight 253, issuing bulletins through his press secretary and hitting the links. At least you ...
Beam Him Up . . . Back to Congress?
Some Ohio House race is about to get a whole lot wilder:
“I’m going to run,” Traficant declared before some 35 members of The Biz Society assembled at the Rosetta Stone restaurant downtown to launch the group’s Youngstown chapter....
The New York Daily News: 'It's Time to Get a Grip, Mr. President.'
The editors of the New York Daily News:
The attempt to blow Northwest Flight 253 out of the air was planned as an attack on the United States and very nearly succeeded in accomplishing that horrific goal. The moment demanded inspiring, ...
The Decade We Pushed Back
Perhaps we can call Andy Serwer’s Time magazine cover piece declaring the past ten years “The Decade from Hell“ a journalistic perfect storm: a shocking headline, an excuse to rehash familiar criticism of President Bush, a chance to play ...
Mitt Helps Out a Republican on His Old Turf
While we’re on the topic of Republicans helping Scott Brown, a reader forwards along a message from Mitt Romney:
Dear [name], I hope you are enjoying the holidays and let me take this opportunity to wish you a Happy ...
House Republicans Looking Safer, Bit by Bit
There will be a few exceptions here and there, but until the public perception of the economy improves, you’ll see lots of shifting assessments like this:
CQ Politics has changed its ratings to Safe Republican, up from Likely Republican, ...
Somehow This Administration's Judgment Seems Fawlty
Democrats whom I like and trust keep telling me that Obama and those around him grasp the threat we’re facing and take it seriously, but I keep getting disturbing signals otherwise:
Officials debated over the weekend whether to state ...
This Moment Calls for Your A-Game, Mr. President
Last night, ABC News showed fantastically disturbing video of a government test of what 50 grams of PETN would do to an airliner while parked on the ground: Big boom, lots of shrapnel, large chunk of the side fuselage ripped away. ...
Senator Schultz? Eh, He Knows Nothing. Nothing!
My congressman, Jim Moran, has his finger on the pulse of the nation, and he hears the nation crying, “We need MSNBC talk-show host Ed Schultz in the U.S. Senate.”
“You know what I want to know, Ed? I ...
'We See the Storm Coming.'
It’s not too early for television campaign ads, at least in New York’s 1st congressional district. Republican Randy Altschuler is already up on the air with an ad that notes Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop’s voting for a “$787 ...
This Reads Like a Sick, Twisted Joke
Obama, speaking today: “We will not rest until we find all who were involved and hold them accountable.”
TEEING OFF: A half-hour after President Obama vowed to catch the terrorists behind a plot to blow up a plane on ...
Here’s an inspiring rallying cry: “NH Democrats Hope to Avoid Controversy in 2010.”
Look, There's Pretty Much No Way Pelosi Likes This District's Representative Next Year
I’ve heard some Democrats speak quite eagerly about defeating Parker Griffith, the House’s newest Republican. Griffith will have a GOP primary, where Les Philip is reminding primary voters about Griffith’s past donations to Howard Dean and Harry ...
This Presumes, of Course, That Michael Jordan Doesn't Run Against Him
We’re a year out, but this PPP poll offers another small example of why I just don’t see Sen. Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, getting beaten in this environment. The article notes that 56 percent of voters on ...
This Counts as a Good Omen for Chris Dodd, I Guess
The absolute best news for Chris Dodd lately is that I wrote on December 23:
“Chris Dodd Can Win Next November!” Yeah, yeah, and the New York Jets are technically not mathematically eliminated from the NFL postseason, but I’m not ...
Hey, Can We Return This Christmas Gift From Al-Qaeda?
Presuming the reports of a few moments ago are accurate — that today, a Delta flight from Amsterdam to Detroit was the target of a genuine attempted act of terrorism when a Nigerian national tried to ignite a combination of liquid ...
Well, Like His Old Favorite, He Hates the Senate Version of the Health-Care Bill
Parker Griffith: The newest Republican congressman. Former Democratic congressman. Doctor. Recipient of $1.4 million in funds from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee . . .
. . . and five years ago, a $1500 donor to Howard Dean.
Man, a lot can change in five years.
How Parker Griffith Will Haunt Democrats Late Next Year
So here’s a thought on how Parker Griffith’s defection will come back to haunt Democrats.Let’s think ahead to mid-to-late 2010. The outlook for Democrats in the House is roughly what it is now — somewhere between rough and ...
Here's a Heartwarming Story for the Holidays. Now Give Money.
Rep. Eric Massa (D., N.Y.) was first on the scene of an accident in his district a few days ago. The congressman, certified as a paramedic and EMT eight years ago, checked out the accident victim until the ambulance ...
Alan Grayson to Constituents: Look, This Race Isn't Really About You
From a recent fundraising e-mail of Alan Grayson, Democrat of Florida and potty of mouth:
My campaign isn’t just about me, or even Florida’s 8th District. It is also about proving to Progressives everywhere that we can fight — ...
Look at the Bright Side, Nancy, It's Not Another Retirement
Incapacitated by a stomach virus for a little over 48 hours, I figured that while I was off-line and out-of-sorts, another House Democrat would have announced retirement.Instead, I find that House Democrat Parker Griffith is now House Republican Parker Griffith....
Looks Like Comic Book Store Guy Called This One Right
The NBC/WSJ poll reveals that 34 percent of respondents rate this year in Congress as “one of the worst.” For comparison, in October 1994, 16 percent felt that way.
UK Guardian: He Gave Us a Rerun of His Olympics Speech
The Guardian’s correspondent at Copenhagen catches on to what we noticed . . . oh, what, late 2007? Early 2008?
By the time Obama rose to give his speech before more than 110 leaders, there was enormous speculation about what he would say or do. ...
The House Bill's Excellence, Suddenly Objective Fact
A photo caption in today’s Washington Post jumped out at me, and at Tim Graham, too. The caption under its photo on page A-22 reads: “Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC) voted against health-care reform even though it is badly needed ...
Pennsylvania Voter Attitudes Are as Icy as This Weekend's Weather
In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac finds Republican Pat Toomey tied with incumbent Democrat Arlen Specter, each with 44 percent. Toomey leads the other Democrat, Joe Sestak, 40 percent to 35 percent.
Specter’s job approval splits 47 percent approval, 45 percent disapproval.
Obama’s job approval/disapproval ...
Send Him Home, West Virginia...
I’d prefer one candidate with a good message, good resume, and good fundraising base to a crowd of candidates, but when you get a small army of aspiring congressmen taking on a longtime incumbent, it probably does give a ...
Traficant 2010? It Doesn't Get Any Better Than That.
For those of you who have yearned for the return of an endlessly colorful, mildly dangerous — he once “playfully” smacked a colleague of mine in my wire-service days — James T. Kirk–quoting, dead-squirrel-hairstyle-wearing Ohio congressman, the long drought may be ...
Well, 2001 Was a Pretty Rough Year, Too
Campaign Spot reader Jeremie notes:
Perhaps the president is finally accepting some responsibility for high unemployment, low economic growth, and setbacks and difficulties in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He keeps bemoaning “the past eight years,” and obviously, by ...
However, This Race Doesn't Yet Look Like a Slam Dunk
I don’t know how competitive he will be, but the gubernatorial bid of former Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Dudley might make Oregon politics a bit more lively this year. He has no experience in elected office, but contends ...
We’ve reached the point where a poll with bad news for the Obama administration — like the NBC/Wall Street Journal one showing Obama’s approval at 47 percent and disapproval at 46 percent — isn’t all that surprising anymore. But what’...
House Republican Recruitment Continues . . .
The National Republican Congressional Committee sends along a status report:
The NRCC has recruits in 36 of the 43 DCCC Frontline districts.Of the 435 congressional districts, Republicans are currently running in 298 (69%).There are 51 GOP challengers with more than $100K cash-on-hand today.12 of ...
Voters Ready to Leave Fast Eddie in the Dust
Next year’s governor’s race in Pennsylvania hasn’t gotten as much attention as the Senate race (Specter vs. Sestak for the right to take on Toomey), but it looks like Pennsylvanians haven’t spent much time thinking about ...
E. J. Dionne writes, “Here’s what Democrats need to ponder: Can they prosper in the absence of George W. Bush?”
If you’re asking that question, it’s a pretty clear sign that the early evidence points to “no.”
They Say It's a Humid State, But That Seems Like a Cold Shoulder To Me
Boy, when Bill McCollum, the Republican attorney general of Florida who hopes to be that state’s next governor, is asked to assess the performance of current governor Charlie Crist, you can just feel the love: “I’m not going ...
Pelosi and Reid Can Only Blame Themselves . . . But They Won't
Over on the home page, a conclusion from attending yesterday’s “Red Alert” rally: The Tea Party crowd began this process disliking the health-care bill, but what’s really driving their current fury over it is the degree to which ...
Rubio: 'Voters are starting to realize that there are vast differences between me and Charlie Crist on a number of important issues.'
Moments ago, U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio issued the following statement regarding the campaign’s growing momentum:
While our campaign’s growing momentum and progress is encouraging, I recognize we still have a lot of work and a long ...
Obama Owes John McCain an Apology
Obama, in his 2008 convention speech:
When John McCain said we could just “muddle through” in Afghanistan, I argued for more resources and more troops to finish the fight against the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11, and made clear that ...
Expiration Date Achieved; Is Anyone Surprised Anymore?
The expiration dates of President Obama’s statements are so glaring and obvious that the mainstream press is starting to notice:
On the campaign trail, Barack Obama vowed to take on the drug industry by allowing Americans to import cheaper ...
Time's Last Good Pick Was, When, 2005?
Ben Bernanke’s biggest and most influential moment in world economics came last fall, not this year. Ironically, Barack Obama had a much bigger impact on world events this year than he did last year. You could have flipped them, ...
Well, Marco Rubio’s already having a good holiday season: “A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters finds Crist and Rubio each with 43% of the vote.”
Boy, Rubio’s comment about the stimulus that the Crist ...
Somehow, I Don't Think Axelrod Planned to Be at 49
The numbers themselves aren’t really surprising, but the new USA Today poll just underlines the point:
When he was inaugurated in January, Obama scored a job rating of 64% approve-25% disapprove in the USA TODAY/Gallup Poll — a net positive ...
Come On, Guys, You Only Get to Commit Political Suicide Once
Today President Obama will meet with Senate Democrats, emphasizing that this is their last chance to pass legislation opposed by 52 to 61 percent of the American people.
O Little Town of Bethlehem, How Overtaxed Are Thee
The National Republican Congressional Committee offers a cute ad, running in web and radio form, knocking Bethlehem mayor John Callahan, a Democrat who is challenging Rep. Charlie Dent in Pennsylvania’s 15th district.