Friday, March 21, 2008

3/21 Evening News: Downplaying Endorsement, Media Realizing It's Over

News Items
Transcript of Richardson on CNN Post-Endorsement
"But Senator Obama had been talking to me pretty extensively since I got out of the race. So did Senator Clinton, who I deeply admire. And it reached the point when I felt that the campaign has gotten too negative. ..."

Seeking, then downplaying, Richardson's endorsement
"Bill and Hillary both called Richardson to ask for his endorsement March 13 — eight days ago, according to a source familiar with the conversations. ..."

Video: Richardson Reaction to Clinton Camp's Downplay of Endorsement


Richardson Says Clinton Phone Call Got 'Heated'
"It was tough to make the call, but I did. It got a little heated. It got a little tense. But it was understood, and I'm proud of my decision. ..."

Obama endorsed by Philadelphia food/commercial workers union
"As the Pennsylvania primary campaign continues, area labor unions are making their endorsements. And the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 has weighed in on the side of Barack Obama. ..."

Obama aide: Bill Clinton like McCarthy
"Retired general, Obama adviser compares Bill Clinton to McCarthy for patriotism comment ..."

Obama: I’ve Been in Pews for Some Wright Controversial Remarks
"In most specific explanation yet, tells reporters in Portland, Oregon he was present during pastor’s condemnation of unspecified U.S. foreign, domestic policies but was unaware of some more extreme views such as his thoughts on AIDS ..."

Obama Talks More About 'Typical White Person' Grandmother
"Barack Obama said specifically that he didn’t believe his grandmother harbored any racial animosity, but that her fears were understandable and typical of those often shared by her generation. ..."

Newsweek: Clinton camp raps Obama camp over photo
"Clinton campaign raps Obama for 'peddling photos' of former President Clinton and pastor ..."

Obama Says He Didn’t Know About Minister’s Statements Until Recently
"As the uproar surrounding Barack Obama’s minister Jeremiah Wright continues, Obama clarified his position about when he heard Rev. Wright make his controversial statements. ..."

Image: Obama's Easter Card
"Let us take time today to reflect on our many blessings, and our obligations to one another ..."

Video: Original News Coverage of Hillary's 1996 Trip to Bosnia
"... Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recalled facing "sniper fire" on her 1996 trip to Bosnia to visit U.S. troops on a peacekeeping mission. But reporters traveling with the then-First Lady made no reference to any "sniper fire" at the time ..."



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Commentaries
How Will Hillary's Bosnia "Whopper" Play in the Media?
"When you tell the American public you faced gunfire, and it turns out all you really faced was a little girl with flowers - well, that's as bad as it gets. ..."

The Day Hillary Clinton Knew She Had Lost
"As she stood in downtown Detroit, it was becoming increasingly clear that there would be no do-over and she looked for the first time as if she realized she had lost, in that typically defiant "I'll-drag-you-all-down-with-me" Clinton way. ..."

Hypocrisy in the Public Sphere on Obama's Speech
"No one ever demanded of President Bush that he repudiate these hellfire and brimstone types, yet even after delivering one of the great speeches of the last several decades the ideologues are demanding something more of Obama. ..."

Hillary's "3 A.M. Ad" Girl Doesn't Approve of that Message



Richardson's Endorsement Recognizes that Obama Is Bringing Back the Democratic Party
"I thought all along that Richardson was just running to be Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidate, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that Richardson recognizes the historic direction Obama is trying to take the party. ..."

Reactions to a Tough Decision
"But I have been surprised by the number of Hillary supporters who quietly said to me, "I've picked my candidate and I'm with her until the end, but I admire what you wrote, because there is no way to a win without it getting really ugly. ..."

Sneak Peek: Obama: Beach Bound?
"... sources familiar with Obama's plans say the Illinois Democrat is expected to go on a tropical vacation with the most likely bet appearing to be St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. ..."

For Obama, which yardstick?
"Illinois senator needs college-educated white voters, not blue-collar Dems ..."

Grandma Got Run Over By A Campaign Speech
"It's a mistake to try to pigeonhole Barack Obama. He is too smart and too agile to succumb to easy categorization. But the candidate’s eloquence is often more of a curtain than a window to his soul ..."

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