Election 2008: Is this about issues or personalities?
Jim Vandehei is at it again. The former WashPost-er, now with Politico.com, teamed up with John Harris last week to throw together the inestimably weak 6 things Palin pick says about McCain. (1. He’s desperate; 2. He’s willing to gamble — bigtime; 3. He’s worried about the political implications of his age; 4. He’s not worried about the actuarial implications of his age; 5. He’s | Read More »
Trashing Palin to get at McCain
The media’s almost bloodthirsty clubbing of Governor Sarah Palin is not so much about damaging her and removing the excitement she brings to the electorate as it is about trying to convince the voting public not to trust John McCain. (Even if some do not know this, they are doing this at David Axelrod’s cue.) But with the selection of Sarah Palin as his running | Read More »
Did NBC News remove Russert for his office space? It is, after all, a rumor.
From the diaries by Erick. Rumor has it that NBC News wanted to build a conference room where Tim Russert’s office once stood, so he was an “obstacle.” Via Inside Cable News, we learn of this bit at drctv.com: DCRTV hears: “Surprise. (NBC News President) Steve Capus cannot tell a lie. BS! Not that Russert’s passing hasn’t gotten enough coverage. Word at the NBC News | Read More »
The ditzy, celebrity candidate.
It has been established that Barack Obama is a celebrity without portfolio, to combine lines from Lindsey Graham and former Democrat Joe Lieberman. The latest Gallup tracking poll, the one which recently had Obama up by nine points, “has moved back into a statistical tie,” with Obama up by only one: 45% – 44%. The latest three-day average confirms that Obama was unable to solidify | Read More »
There is no proof that Obama wanted cameras to follow him!
The Washington Post and ABC News’ Jake Tapper have a gripe with the McCain camp. Since Tapper has been one of the stars of this campaign’s coverage so far, let’s pick it up from him. Tapper quotes John McCain regarding Barack Obama’s refusal to visit wounded American soldiers in Germany’s Landstuhl Hospital. “I have no idea except that I know that according to reports that | Read More »