Wednesday, March 12, 2008

3/12 Midday News: Addressing the "Commander-in-Chief Threshhold"

Senator Barack Obama Receives Endorsement of Flag Officers from Army, Navy and Air Force
"Citing his judgment and ability to lead, admirals and generals from the United States Army, Navy and Air Force that together have served under the last nine Commanders-in-Chief today announced their endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for president. ..."

Obama National Security Speech
"After years of being told that Democrats have to talk, act and vote like John McCain to pass some Commander-in-Chief test, how many times do we have to learn that tough talk is not a substitute for sound judgment? ..."

Pro-Obama Governors Challenge Hillary "Big State Spin"
"In an attempt to minimize the significance of Barack Obama's success in winning more than twice as many states as Senator Clinton, her campaign's supporters have attempted to diminish the importance of the states where Senator Obama has prevailed. ..."

Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton 47% to 42% in the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. ..."

Gallup Daily: McCain Competitive With Obama, Clinton
"The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update ... shows 47% of national Democratic voters favoring Obama and 45% Clinton. ..."

Pennsylvania is not Ohio: Observations and Analysis
"One thing that has irked me about this whole process ... is the comparison that Pennsylvania is Ohio. It is not. Pennsylvania is NOT Ohio. It's its own special animal of crazy! ..."

The Clinton's "Big State" myth
"The Clinton campaign claims that since it won the "big states", it makes her a more effective general election candidate. Let's take a look at that logic. ..."

Clinton's Pennsylvania Pitch: 'I'm One of You'
"In the quest to portray herself as the Keystone State's more comfortable choice, Clinton has several weapons at her disposal--and she deployed all of them last night. ..."

Memo from Obama Campaign Manager Plouffe
"The Clinton Campaign would like to focus your attention only on Pennsylvania – a state in which they have already declared that they are “unbeatable.” But Pennsylvania is only one of 10 remaining contests, each important ..."

Peril in Threes
Halperin’s Take: Obama’s three biggest problems right now.
Halperin’s Take:
Clinton’s three biggest problems right now.

The GOP is now gaming our primary for Hillary Clinton
"Hillary Clinton's support from Republicans, on the other hand, is coming from Republicans who will not support her in the general election. ..."

Obama: She's ready too
"He also referred to the "disingenuousness" of Clinton's attack, which he said was revealed "when they said, 'OK, maybe he can be vice president.'" Their thinking, he joked: "Maybe on day 15 I would be prepared. ..."

Obama addresses race
"The subtext is Obama's choice never to be the spokesman for racial grievance, and to explicitly disassociate himself from the older politics of race, and he offered an unusually direct glimpse into his thinking ..."

Clinton Links Hispanics to Stripped Delegate States
"Hillary Clinton compared the Hispanic community to Florida and Michigan – states stripped of their delegates in the Democratic primaries - as voices that should be heard ..."

Delegate Update
"Obama leads Clinton 1,614-1,498. That includes the NBC News pledged delegate total of Obama 1,398, Clinton 1,244 and the NBC superdelegate total of Clinton 254, Obama 216. ..."

Delegate Update: The Spitzer Effect
"This is albeit gratuitously political, but as we noted in First Thoughts yesterday, Clinton loses a superdelegate with the Spitzer resignation. Here’s why: ..."

Obama camp resistant to mail-in vote
"Obama campaign manager David Plouffe expressed strong reservations on Wednesday to the prospect of a mail-in revote in either Florida or Michigan. ..."

Obama camp: Clinton won't compete in battlegrounds
"We think we can win the state of North Carolina. Clinton has already waved the white flag… North Carolina will be a central battleground if Obama is our nominee," said Plouffe. ..."

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