Saturday, April 12, 2008

4/12 Evening News

News Items
Obama's Remarks Give Clinton an Opening
A political tempest over Barack Obama's comments about bitter voters in small towns has given rival Hillary Rodham Clinton a new opening to court working class Democrats 10 days before Pennsylvanians hold a primary that she must win to keep her presidential campaign alive.
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Dueling Clinton, Obama Conference Calls
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Obama Backs Down a Bit From Comments
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HRC Continues Attacks On Obama's Remarks
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Obama Pushes Back Against Criticism
MSNBC:
Obama admits comments weren't well-phrased
CBS From the Road:
Clinton Campaign Hopes “Bitter” Comments Stick
United Press International:
Obama says many feel ignored
CNN Ticker:
Obama: If I offended, I deeply regret that
CNN Ticker:
Southern Democrat: Obama's 'got a bunch of explaining to do'
CNN Ticker:
Bill Clinton avoids 'bitter' controversy
CNN Ticker:
Clinton backer: Superdelegates need to consider 'bitter' remark
TPM:
Geoffrey Garin: Super-Dels Should Consider ['Bitter' Remarks]
The Caucus:
Obama Steps Back; Clinton Raps Him Hard
NYT:
Obama, Now on the Defensive, Calls ‘Bitter’ Words Ill-Chosen
Huff Post: Axelrod: Obama Regrets But Won't Apologize For His Remarks
Video from San Francisco:


Is 'Bitter' Sticking in North Carolina?
On the same day that Obama's opponents keep their eyes peeled for outrage from small-town America, Bill Clinton is doing a marathon six-stop campaign day in rural eastern North Carolina ... But the issue doesn't seem to be sticking.

It's Obama, stupid: Carter and Gore to end Clinton bid
Democrat grandees Jimmy Carter and Al Gore are being lined-up to deliver the coup de grĂ¢ce to Hillary Clinton and end her campaign to become president. Falling poll numbers and a string of high-profile blunders have convinced party elders that she must now bow out of the primary race.

Clinton Portrays Herself as a Pro-Gun Churchgoer
She described herself as a pro-gun churchgoer, recalling that her father taught her how to shoot a gun when she was a young girl and said that her faith “is the faith of my parents and my grandparents.”
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Clinton touts her experience with guns

Chelsea Clinton tangles verbally with pro-Obama student
In her first appearance of the day in Eugene, Clinton sparred briefly today with a Barack Obama supporter who asked whether Sen. Hillary Clinton would consider a vice presidential gig if she doesn't win the nomination.

Radio Host Says Tavis Smiley May Have Left Show Over Obama Flak
Tavis Smiley is leaving Tom Joyner’s popular morning radio show after 12 years, and Joyner told listeners Friday he thought the political commentator’s criticisms of presidential hopeful Barack Obama might be to blame.

WWE Invites Obama, Clinton to One-on-One Smackdown
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama — Get in the ring. That’s the challenge from WWE, which has issued an open invitation to the deadlocked Democrats to settle their differences “the American way — in a wrestling match.” Seriously.

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Polling Results
Gallup Daily: Obama Leads Clinton 49% to 42%
Barack Obama continues to lead Hillary Clinton by an ample margin in national Democratic preferences for the nomination, now favored by 49% of Democratic voters to Clinton's 42%.

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Commentaries
The States of Play
Barack Obama has never gone hunting and isn't planning to. But his campaign last week reached out to the hunters and anglers of Appalachia, touting his professorial faith in the Constitution—and, by extension, the Second Amendment.

12 reasons 'bitter' is bad for Obama
A Clinton comeback was looking far-fetched. But operatives in both parties were buzzing about that possibility Saturday following the revelation that Sen. Barack Obama told wealthy San Franciscans that small-town Pennsylvanians and Midwesterners “cling to guns or religion” because they are “bitter” about their economic status.

Obama's "Bitter" Comment
Maybe it's just me, but it seems that people may be making too much of Obama''s "controversial" comments that came out Friday about small town America.

Bitter Cling
Given the vast amounts of words that presidential candidates utter, a certain percentage are going to cause trouble, especially if the candidate has a tendency to, uh, tell the truth. And so we have this: ...

Where Obama's 'bitter' comments go from here
Typically when politicians want to bury bad news, they put it out late on a Friday -- which is precisely when this story broke. But for at least five reasons, this story may only gain steam in the days ahead.

A Man at Home in the World
But last week Obama signaled that he'd had enough of these attacks. Not only did he not lack experience, Obama cockily told a fund-raising crowd in San Francisco, but "foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more and understand the world better than Senator Clinton or Senator McCain."

Uncle Sam Pays? Sure, Whatever
Polls show the economy as the top issue for voters, far ahead of Iraq. The general assumption is that this helps the Democrats, since the Republicans hold the White House and economic growth has stalled on their watch. But what do voters want done about the economy?

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

We should let the vadio "Obama in 2004 - Same Point, Better Phrasing" be seen in major media. Let people know this.

Eva

Anonymous said...

Cheney Challenges Hillary to Hunting Contest...

If you're going to link to satire you should clealy indicate that it is satire.