Thursday, March 27, 2008

3/27 Morning News: The Economy & Bloomberg

News Items
Obama offers plan for economic woes
"If we can extend a hand to banks on Wall Street, we can extend a hand to Americans who are struggling," he said. ..."
Related Articles:
FOX: Obama Economy Speech Calls for Tighter Regulations, Government Reforms
AP: Obama offers plan for economic woes
CNN: Obama: We must confront the housing crisis

Bloomberg, Obama Meeting Fuels Endorsement Rumors
"Mayor Michael Bloomberg will stand side by side with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen Barack Obama for the second time in four months Thursday. Bloomberg will introduce the Illinois senator at a speech on the economy at Cooper Union College. ..."

Bitter Democratic Fight Takes Voter Toll
"The bitter fight in the Democratic presidential race is taking its toll and the news may be particularly bad for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton. ..."

Pelosi's office responds to Clinton supporters
"The Speaker believes it would do great harm to the Democratic Party if superdelegates are perceived to overturn the will of the voters. This has been her position throughout this primary season, regardless of who was ahead at any particular point in delegates or votes. ..."

Obama Warms to Wrapping Up Contest
"Senator Barack Obama this evening called Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen’s proposal of resolving the Democratic nomination contest in June “a good one ..."

Inside the Beltway
"Are Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Elton John breaking U.S. laws by allowing the British pop singer, a foreign national, to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Mrs. Clinton's presidential campaign by performing a concert on her behalf? ..."

Clinton's state superdelegates sticking with her -- for now
"With the anxiety level among Democrats ratcheting up daily at the prospect of a bloody presidential nomination struggle, some Washington state superdelegates are sticking by Hillary Clinton ... But their commitment to her is not unbounded. ..."

FirstRead: The Delegate Fight
"It looks like the Philly Dem Committee may stay out of the Dem primary and not endorse either candidate; that's good news for Obama as most of the Dem establishment in the state has been siding with Clinton. ..."

Candidates' Economic Plans Don't Add Up
"The presidential candidates talk a great deal about the economy yet none of the candidates have been able to gain the upper hand on the issue, and some economists find their economic proposals lacking. ..."

McCain Camp Pre-buts Obama Economic Speech
"The back-and-forth on the economy continues between John McCain and Barack Obama today as the McCain campaign went on the offensive before Obama delivered an address in New York City. ..."

Obama camp talks to Thurman
"The Hillary Clinton campaign has yet to express any interest in negotiating a solution to Florida's delegate mess, but a couple of key Barack Obama staffers ... called state Democratic chairwoman Karen Thurman to talk about possible ways to give Florida a voice ..."

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Polling Results
Video: Poll: Battle Dragging Dems Down


Poll: Clinton's negatives reach new high
"... the New York senator's personal approval rating has dropped markedly, and those that hold a negative view of her have reached 48 percent — the highest in that poll since March 2001 ..."

NBC/WSJ Poll: Is Obama Safe Choice?
"As reassuring as the poll is for Sen. Obama, Mr. Hart and Mr. McInturff agreed that it did indicate that a substantial number of voters question whether the first-term senator would be a safe choice, or whether more needs to be known about him. ..."

The General Election: MA State Poll
"... the Obama campaign now has its own blue-state electability argument. In a new Quinnipiac Univ. poll in Conn., Obama has a double-digit lead over McCain while Clinton only leads him by 3 points. ..."

Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday continues to show a very close competition in the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination. It’s Clinton 46%, Obama 44%. ..."

Rasmussen Oregon 2008 Presidential Election
"The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone poll in Oregon shows Barack Obama leading John McCain 48% to 42%. However, McCain leads Hillary Clinton 46% to 40%. ..."

Q-poll in CT: Obama Beats McCain Handily
"New York Sen. Hillary Clinton initially was the favorite among Democrats before the Feb. 5 primary, but lost to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, 50-47 percent. In a hypothetical matchup, Obama is now in a stronger position than Clinton against Arizona Sen. John McCain ..."

PPIC in CA: Obama 49, McCain 40; Clinton 46, McCain 43
"Like the Q-poll in CT, the PPIC poll shows Obama doing better than McCain in California, and doing better than Hillary against McCain. ..."

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Commentaries
Time Mag Cover: "How Al Gore Could Save The Democrats"
"With Democrats beginning to voice fears about a long summer of two candidates sniping over electability, the name of unofficial party elder Al Gore has resurfaced. ..."

FirstRead: Myth Buster
"Pollster Peter Hart calls the NBC/WSJ poll a “myth buster” survey; it really breaks down a lot of the myths we've been hearing over the last week like: ..."

Bloomberg and Obama in the Big Apple. Is the White House Next?
"But unfortunately for Obama, I don't expect to hear much about regulatory restructuring on Hardball tonight, because something tells me that today's appetizer will prove much tastier for the punditry than the main course. Its name: Michael Bloomberg. ..."

Just Who Do These Rich Clinton Donors Think They Are?
"The more I read about the rich donors who told Nancy Pelosi to shut up, the more angry I get. ..."

Hillary's Last Hope
"But the Democrats appear to be a party of lawyers. Only lawyers could have invented delegate selection rules as complicated and opaque as the ones the Democrats are struggling under. It also looks like only lawyers have a chance at the Democratic nomination. ..."

Obama: More Wright; Veep Preview?
"Is this a Dem ticket preview? NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is introducing Obama today for his speech on the economy. ..."

Now, Team Hillary Goes After Speaker Pelosi
"They went after Barack Obama, and he proved more popular and more resilient than Team Hillary. They went after Howard Dean, and he didn't cave. They went after Bill Richardson, and he didn't give in. Now, they have come for our Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. ..."

Clinton and Obama Remain Pentagon-Huggers
"We are misdeploying resources and frankly, overspending on the Pentagon by a vast degree. Neither Obama nor Clinton is saying this. ..."

Hillary Clinton and Wal-Mart: What About Debbie Shank?
"She accumulated at least $100,000 in Wal-Mart stock. This might be the reason she refuses to release her tax records even though Barack Obama has done so. ..."

Reverend Wright: Raw and Un-Cut
"Has anybody actually taken the time to watch Rev. Wright's much maligned sermon in its entirety? ... It's there, right on that cyber-commons otherwise known as YouTube. ..."

Double Negative
"The issue of negative campaigning and its proper bounds is now dominating the Democratic campaign. ..."

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