Axelrod: Obama Campaign Based on Race [UPDATED]
Barack Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod went on Good Morning America this morning to address McCain campaign manager Rick Davis’ asertion that Obama is playing the race card. Interviewer Chris Cuomo played Obama’s comments from yesterday in reaction to McCain’s brilliant “Celeb” ad in which Obama’s readiness to lead the country is brought into question. Obama said, “What they’re [Bush and McCain] going to | Read More »
Barack Obama Berlin Speech Translated
Hey everyone. I managed to find a rough translation of Barack Obama’s Berlin Speech. Many of you may have been like me and had no clue what he was saying.
Finally, Some Ideological Purity from Barack Obama
I continue to be encouraged by the fact that energy policy is the one issue on which Senator Obama has refused to compromise his principles. At no point has he given any hint of flip-flopping in the direction of allowing more domestic oil and gas production. The thing that makes this issue potentially good for Republicans if handled correctly, is this: most people instinctively understand | Read More »
MI Morning Update: AFL-CIO tries to convince “bitter” voters that Obama is ok, Check out the MIGOP toolbar
95 Days Until Election Day August 1, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: UNIONS PITCH OBAMA…WORRIED ABOUT REAGAN DEMOCRATS…The AFL-CIO begins a ramped-up campaign to define Sen. Barack Obama with union members and their families in battleground states, focusing heavily on working-class, swing union voters in OH, MI, PA and WI. The goal, per union officials, is to dispel the many rumors circulating about Obama via two new mailers, | Read More »
Foreign Trade, John McCain, and Barack Obama
First off: a heartfelt Happy Anniversary and best wishes for continued success to RedState’s good friend Rush Limbaugh. The headline from yesterday’s advance estimate of second-quarter GDP was that the US economy grew at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in Q2. This was disappointing news because private forecasters had been expecting a number well above 2%. Additionally, growth in each of the past three | Read More »
Must Reads for the Morning
Marc Ambinder on Obama’s comments [that people should inflate their tires.] (http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/07/inflatingthetires_conserving.php) Obama’s broadside today against McCain and his associations with the industry ought to put in the context of the 2005 energy bill, which contained oodles of tax breaks for the industry. McCain opposed it for that reason. Obama supported it (a flawed bill, he admitted), for other reasons. John Fund on the Democrats | Read More »
Even Hardball Recognizes Obama Played the Race Card
When even the Hardball panel has to recognize Obama crossed a line he should not have cross, you know the guy is in trouble. That is probably why in the Gallup poll Obama has looked more like Jack tumbling down the hill. Snobs frequently throw punches and can rarely take them.
Kissinger On Iraq
The thoughts and ideas of the former Secretary of State are always worth reading so it should come as no surprise that I would highlight his latest on Iraq. Key graf: Over the past year, many have proposed setting a deadline for withdrawal. Proponents have argued that a date certain would compel the Iraqi government to accelerate the policy of reconciliation; would speed the end | Read More »
Just In Case The Obama Campaign Has Forgotten
There are still disgruntled Clinton supporters to deal with. Of course, few of them are as utterly fanatical as Lanny Davis but there are enough Clinton supporters out there who will be plenty mad if Hillary Clinton is not selected as the Vice Presidential candidate and who will be more than willing to take their anger out on the Obama campaign in the fall. And | Read More »
Jake Tapper: One Man Truth Squad
Right on target. The McCain campaign has done nothing to suggest that people should vote against Barack Obama because of his name or background. And it is utterly wrong of Obama to suggest otherwise. Obama is perfectly free to take issue with and take on McCain’s critiques of his candidacy. But he should actually argue against McCain instead of some straw man that Obama says | Read More »
The Audacity Of Hype–Campaign Polling Edition
The Los Angeles Times properly points out that despite all expectations, Barack Obama has done nothing to open up a lead against John McCain. Quite the contrary; he has allowed McCain to hang around and is giving him a chance to take the race in the end. This despite one week of adulatory coverage while Obama was overseas and despite a fair amount of turmoil | Read More »
New York Times: Barack Obama JUST LIKE O.J. Simpson!
In their haste to find a racial angle to the increasingly commonplace assertion that Senator Barack Obama is becoming a rather arrogant jackass, the New York Times gives the whole thing away in one fell – and funny – swoop: But Rick Davis, Mr. McCain’s campaign manager, had a snappy answer. “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom | Read More »
Acceptance of Arrogant Obama Critique Says a Lot About the Media
After months of adulatory press (minus a few weeks of Jeremiah Wright), have the national media finally begun responding to a large-scale critique of Barack Obama? Yes, argues Politico reporter Carrie Budoff Brown in a piece which she alleges that the Illinois senator is now being hit for being too arrogant: Barack Obama’s critics laid down the foundations of the strategy months ago: The Republican | Read More »
Quote of the Day to Ross Douthat
See here. If your candidate is going to stage enormous rallies in front of tens of thousands of chanting Germans (with monuments to Prussian military might in the background) in the middle of his Presidential campaign, it isn’t the GOP’s fault if the footage comes out looking a little like Hitler at Nuremberg.
John McCain Does Not Think That Campaigning Against Barack Obama Makes Him A Racist
Back when this campaign started in the beginning of 2007, I had a low opinion of many things about Barack Obama – his experience, his policy positions, his voting record, his knowledge of national security matters. But naive liberals aren’t necessarily bad people, and sometimes they do have something useful to contribute to public debate. The one thing Obama’s 2004 convention speech and occasional public | Read More »