The Campaign Spot

Sadly For His Campaign, This Is the Most Head-Turning Story About John Edwards in a While

This story, about John Edwards’ campaign hiring a woman to make a series of short video documentaries about the candidate, spending $114,000 and then never using the footage, seems extremely odd. It seems the woman had limited experience in the area, and Edwards’ One American Committee – itself dedicated to fighting poverty and lifting Americans into the middle class – spent more than usual, according to political consultants quoted in the story.

Mickey Kaus thinks there’s another angle – suspicious minds will have thought of it already – but it relies on the National Enquirer, so take it with the amount of salt you feel is necessary.

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Elections

The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More
PC Culture

Warren Is a Fraud

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More
U.S.

Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

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