Saturday, March 22, 2008

3/22 Morning / Midday News

News Items
Clinton Camp: Richardson an Insignificant Judas
"An act of betrayal," said James Carville, an adviser to Mrs. Clinton ... "Mr. Richardson’s endorsement came right around the anniversary of the day when Judas sold out for 30 pieces of silver, so I think the timing is appropriate, if ironic," Mr. Carville said ..."

Obama adviser compares Bill Clinton to McCarthy
"McPeak says he lived through the years when McCarthy "was accusing good Americans of being traitors" and says he's "had enough of it. ..."
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First a Tense Talk With Clinton, Then Richardson Backs Obama
"I talked to Senator Clinton last night,” Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico said on Friday, describing the tense telephone call in which he informed Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton that ... he would be endorsing Senator Barack Obama for president. ..."

Richardson: Obama's Race Speech Won Me
"N.M. Gov Turns On Old Friends, Says He'll Work to Win Obama Superdelegates ..."

Obama has clear money advantage
"Obama outspends and outraises Clinton, ends month with more cash on hand ..."

Polling Results
Gallup Daily: Obama Edges Ahead of Clinton
"Barack Obama has quickly made up the deficit he faced with Hillary Clinton earlier this week, ... 48% of Democratic voters favoring Obama and 45% Clinton. ..."

Pelosi's nomination tightrope walk
"... the speaker has said she is thrilled about both of the candidates, the crowds they are attracting and the enthusiasm they are generating." There isn't a lot of wiggle room in that statement. Still, few seem to believe her. ..."

Heavy Hitter? Not Hillary
"Now that Hillary Clinton's schedule as first lady has been released, her near-total lack of serious involvement in the real inner workings of the government is bluntly apparent. ..."

Where's Hillary?
"... it is striking to me that the Clinton campaign doesn't seem to be thinking about new, positive ways to make her case--doesn't seem to be thinking about a larger theme, a vision for the future (which, in truth, is something her campaign has never had). ..."

Obama in Oregon Comfort Zone
"It was a good end to a difficult week. Obama bounded on stage to "The City of Blinding Light," a campaign staple that has been missing from the road lately as the campaign has tried to move away from rallies towards more sober town halls ..."

Passing the Bracketology Test
"Political junkies have been all atwitter of late analyzing each candidate’s picks for their NCAA Final Four brackets. Might the inclusion of a Pennsylvania team be a political ploy, we wonder? Are the would-be leaders of the free world savvy strategists? ..."

Will Wright Damage Obama's Millennial Support?
"So is Obama a transcendent leader or just another politician? Millennials who have fervently believed he is the first may, after watching Wright on YouTube, wonder whether they have been wrong. My own answer is: both. ..."

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