Thursday, March 13, 2008

3/13 Midday News

Obama Chats With Gore
"That morsel of information was buried near the end of a question-and-answer session. Asked if he would divulge what they talked about, Mr. Obama smiled and simply said, "No. ..."

Obama Press Conference Call: On Clinton Campaign’s Writing Off Of North Carolina
"In today’s New York Times, Clinton campaign senior advisor Harold Ickes tries once again to explain away Senator Obama’s strong wins ..."

Democrats have to play nice
"If those voters are disillusioned by the next six weeks, they may not vote for McCain, but they may do something almost as bad: lose their faith and stay home in November. ..."

Gallup Daily: Obama, Clinton Equally Matched vs. McCain
"48% of national Democratic voters favoring Obama and 46% Clinton. ..."

Campaign Descends On Congress
"The earmarks debate could leave the Senate leadership in the awkward position of passing legislation that they are mostly against but much of the GOP and the Dem presidential candidates support. ..."

Stars Come Out For MoveOn's Obama Ad Contest
"Obama supporters are invited to produce their own 30-second TV ad supporting the Illinois senator's candidacy. MoveOn will then purchase national TV time to run the winning ad. ..."

Obama: Clinton Should Not Get Florida and Michigan Delegates
"He said it “defies logic” to give her the delegates because the candidates agreed to abide by Democratic National Committee rules and not campaign in those states. ..."

Presidential Hopefuls Need A Thick Skin
"If the presidential campaign were kindergarten, rude people could be sent for a time-out or made to write “hope and change” on the blackboard until they are nice. ..."

Obama criticizes McCain on taxes
"That was how, I guess, you got your ticket punched to be the Republican nominee," he said of McCain. "But he was right then, and he's wrong now. ..."

Alienated in the U.S.A.
"An unguarded comment from Michelle Obama speaks volumes about race and assimilation in modern America. ..."

Clinton Camp: Key(Stone) to WH is PA
"At the crux of the Clinton camp's argument is that Pennsylvania is a critical swing state. But this is not a general election; it’s a primary and ... there is no direct correlation historically between primary victories and general-election ones. ..."

Pelosi again rules out joint ticket
"When pressed further about the possibility of a joint ticket, Pelosi stated flatly, "Take it from me, that won't be the ticket. ..."

Burnt Orange Commentary: OMG, Plz stop w/ teh stupid!!1
"You're right, the final national delegates from the Texas caucuses won't be determined until the state convention in June. But if you are a Clinton supporter ... you'd better ask your candidate to remove similar statements about winning the Nevada caucuses from her website ..."

Cafferty: Clintons’ standing damaged among blacks?
"Apologies aren’t something we’re used to hearing out of Hillary Clinton’s mouth. In fact, many have been disappointed that she’s refused to apologize for her vote to authorize the war in Iraq. The closest Clinton has come is to say she regrets it. ..."

Obama releases earmark requests
"Sen. Barack Obama made public his requests for so-called earmarks Thursday, hours after Sen. John McCain challenged him and Sen. Hillary Clinton on the spending measures. ..."

Florida re-do unlikely
"The chairwoman of the state's Democratic Party says there are concerns about the combined mail-in/in-person election. ..."

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