Tuesday, March 11, 2008

3/11 Morning News

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Obama Memo: "No Support For Claim That Clinton Has Passed 'Commander-In-Chief Test'"
"Rough stuff -- and this is coming from a former Clinton administration State Department official, no less. The Obama campaign has scheduled a conference call today with Iraq War vets who will attest to his commitment to veterans and the armed forces. ..."

Back to Iowa
"One more sign of how good Obama's integrated online and offline organization is: ..."

Ten Things Obama Can Do to Win in Pennsylvania
"If the primary were held today, Clinton would win by double digits. ... Like neighboring Ohio, where Clinton won 55 percent to Barack Obama's 45 percent, the population tends to be older, whiter, less affluent and less educated than the national average. ..."

Obama Responds to Attacks by Rep. King
"Obama: "Mr. King and individuals like him thrive on offensive or controversial statements as a way to get in the papers, so I don’t take it too seriously. I would hope Senator McCain would want to distance himself from that kind of inflammatory and offensive remarks. ..."

Obama Camp: Clinton Foreign Policy A Dramatized Assertion
"The Obama campaign has released an exhaustive memo on Hillary Clinton's foreign policy experience. They argue that Sen. Clinton's claim that she has passed a Commander-in-Chief threshold is "mere assertion, dramatized in a scary television commercial. ..."

Democrats Divided Over How Superdelegates Should Vote
"The Democratic rank-and-file is fairly evenly divided between those saying superdelegates should vote for the candidate with the most delegates ... and those saying superdelegates should vote for the candidate they believe would make the better president. ..."

Hating the Clintons
"Clinton hatred has resurfaced with a vengeance, and as the Wall Street Journal wrote a while ago, conservatives are now chuckling that Obama supporters are realizing what they knew all along. ..."

It's Coming Down to Brains vs. Brawn
"I learned my politics in Chicago, a place not known for producing pushovers,” he said forcefully. “If somebody goes at us, we’ll respond. I am not averse to drawing sharp contrasts between myself and other candidates. ..."

Clinton-Backer Ferraro: Obama Where He is Because He's Black
"Clinton campaign finance committee member, former vice presidential candidate, and former Rep. Geraldine Ferraro ... told the Daily Breeze ... that, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position ..."

The Note: Eliot's Mess Distracts Clinton Camp
"It turns out Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton ... didn't need a Ken Starr impersonator -- here's the reminder of scandals past that she'd rather not be coping with just as she's gotten control of the campaign's trajectory again ..."

Starting Gate: Okey Doke
"You all know the okey-doke," Obama told voters in Mississippi, "when someone's trying to bamboozle you, when they're trying to hoodwink you." Obama ripped the silliness of such an idea coming from the candidate who is struggling to find a path to the nomination. ..."

Florida Dems May a Get a Recount
"Florida Democrats were moving forward Monday with a plan to redo their presidential primary using privately-funded mail-in ballots, a key state party official said, even though some congressional and party leaders had yet to sign on to the idea. ..."

Which Democrat Has Bigger Coattails?
"I think it's fair to say that most Democratic officeholders or challengers in competitive districts believe that Obama would be a boost to their campaigns and that [Hillary] Clinton might be a drag," said Mann. "That is the broad sentiment. ..."

Democrats Have a Big Decision to Make
"Superdelegates could threaten party unity ..."

Mississippi Takes Center Stage in Tight Democratic Race
"We just haven't seen as much opportunity come to this area as we'd like," he told those gathered ... "And one of the challenges, I think, for the next president is making sure that we're serving all communities and not just some communities. ..."

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this page together! You are doing an amazing job. I am definitely keeping my fingers corssed that these primaries shake down in Obama's favor!!!

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that the Spitzer story has stolen Obama's media thunder regarding his repudiation of Clinton's VP talk. However, it is a good reminder of the types of scandals that have circled the Clintons in the past (baggage is baggage).

This along with the mismanagement of her campaign should be taken into account when casting a vote since it reflects her judgement as well as her ability to lead and manage. Not ready to manage a campaign months into the process but ready to lead on day 1? Hmmmm....