Wednesday, April 2, 2008

4/2 Evening News

Note: Sorry for the lateness of this update.

News Items
Clinton, Obama seek money in California
"Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are on the road to talk money _ not to economically strapped voters in Pennsylvania. This time, they're talking to well-heeled donors in California. ..."

Candidate Clinton to Richardson: 'Barack Obama Can't Win'
"Sources with direct knowledge of the conversation between Sen. Clinton and Gov. Bill Richardson prior to the Governor's endorsement of Obama say she told him flatly, "He cannot win, Bill. He cannot win. "Richardson, who served in President Clinton's cabinet, disagreed. ..."

Clinton Ad Hammers McCain Not Obama
"It's 3:00 am, and your children are safe and asleep," says the ad's narrator. "But there's a phone ringing in the White House, and this time, the crisis is economic. Home foreclosures mounting, markets teetering. ..."
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CBS Horserace: Clinton Campaign Releases New "3 AM" Ad
CNN Ticker: New Clinton red phone ad airing in Pennsylvania

Obama on McCain: 'I Repeated Exactly What He Said'
"John McCain got upset, I think today," Obama told MSNBC's Chris Matthews, "apparently because I repeated exactly what he said, which is that we might be there for 100 years if he had his way. ..."

Obama... Like Heinz Kerry's Husbands?
"Teresa Heinz Kerry joined Michelle Obama at a rally at Carnegie Mellon University today, saying she hoped the state would support Obama the way it had voted for both of her husbands. ..."

Richardson: I never promised Clintons
"I never did," Richardson said. "I never saw [President Clinton] five times. I saw him when he watched the Super Bowl with me. We made it very clear to him that he shouldn't expect an endorsement after that meeting. ..."

Obama Looks For The Philly Union Label
"I wanted to grab some crowd reaction, but had to run to the next Obama event, but comparatively both Clinton and Obama were both well received. ..."

Obama defends his spin team
"... there were constant cries from columnists and pundits all across the country suggesting that, you know, I might be too nice to be able to win this. So we try to strike that balance. My criteria is making sure that whatever it is that say is truthful and honest and is related to policy. ..."

Obama Heckled By Abortion Protesters In PA
"Abortion protesters loudly heckled Barack Obama outside of the taping of Hardball's College Tour this afternoon for noting during a campaign stop earlier this week the reasons why he supports a woman's right to choose. ..."

DNC convention stance surprises campaigns
"The Democratic National Committee said Tuesday that Florida and Michigan members will be seated on the three standing committees — including the critical Credentials Committee—at the party’s 2008 national convention ..."

Visibly annoyed, Obama refuses to pose for picture
"A visibly annoyed Barack Obama gave a flat-out "no" Wednesday to a rather persistent man who approached the Illinois senator numerous times throughout morning asking to pose for a photograph with him. ... the man was seeking to sell items on eBay, the online auction site. ..."

Breaking the Democratic quagmire
"As the Democratic Party steps in to solve the dispute over the Florida and Michigan delegates, the question now appears to be who can broker a deal before the party's convention in August. ..."

Clinton, Obama Surrogates Take Softer Approach On Iraq Withdrawal
"Key surrogates to both Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama suggested on Wednesday that a sensible policy in Iraq would provide the next commander in chief the flexibility to maintain troops levels if circumstances dictate. ..."

McCain Camp Calls Obama "Dishonest" UPDATED THRICE!
"The lofty rhetoric," said Steve Schmidt, McCain's message man, of Barack Obama's speeches. "It's nonsense talk." McCain's senior adviser Mark Salter chimed in as well, "His whole brand is, 'I'm not about that. I'm about something better.' ..."

Rove: Obama's flag pin comments will be an issue
"It was an issue that caused a stir last fall, and one that former Bush strategist Karl Rove predicts may plague Barack Obama in the general election. ..."

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Commentaries
Democrats should indeed 'chill out'
"Although Democratic insiders continue their hand-wringing over the prolonged primary fight (prodded by breathless media coverage), there's little empirical evidence that shows Democrats are suffering or John McCain is benefiting. ..."

Cafferty: Is time on Clinton’s side in Pennsylvania?
"Meanwhile, Clinton took a hit this morning from New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd who described the former first lady as “tougher” than Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It wasn’t meant as a compliment. ..."

A Series of Unfortunate Metaphors: Campaigns Engaged in Bizarre War of Words
"She said Rocky and she “have a lot in common.” They never quit. Obama reminded her it’s just a movie. And again, in the original movie Rocky ended up bloodied and a loser in the final round. Sound like the makings of the Democratic primary season? ..."

Should Clinton Worry About Pennsylvania?
"Not anymore. Since the start of the week, four reputable firms have released new surveys--and all of them show the gap narrowing significantly. SurveyUSA says Clinton is beating Obama by 12 points (53-41), down from 19 on March 10. ..."

The Patriotism Problem
"Patriotism is, sadly, a crucial challenge for Obama now. His aides believe that the Wright controversy was more about anti-Americanism than it was about race. ... the Senator's own decision to stow his American-flag lapel pin — plus his Islamic-sounding name — have fed a scurrilous undercurrent of doubt about whether he is "American" enough. ..."

Obama the Conservative Choice
"There is a lively discussion of Barack Obama that is taking place both in the blogosphere and in the media directed at a conservative audience, and much of the discourse is surprisingly receptive to the idea that Obama, though a liberal, could bring about genuine change that will benefit the country. ..."

Obama Can Win... by Winning
"It sounds sort of obvious but if he can somehow overcome the Clinton advantage in Pennsylvania, this thing will be over. Likewise if he streaks through the final states, he will be the nominee and all the anxiety will be for naught. ..."

Judging Hillary's Judgment
"Undecided Democratic voters and uncommitted superdelegates should remember that Senator Hillary Clinton's 2002 vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq was at odds with the majority of congressional Democrats ..."

The Clintons: A Faded Franchise
"... it will eventually come to an end. Probably not in Pennsylvania, but almost certainly in North Carolina. If she stays in after a loss there, we'll know she's "jumped the shark. ..."

Run, Hillary, Run, Just Stop Sliming Obama
"Go ahead and run Hillary. Be just like "Rocky Balboa" -- a contender -- and regale us all with your tenacity and winning spirit. Just stop the underhanded attacks against your fellow Democrat. ..."

Tall Tales On The Campaign Trail
"What do you think leads a candidate to exaggerate or be hyperbolic about his or her record?" Couric asked Republican strategist and CBS News political analyst Nicolle Wallace. ..."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your news clippings.

I noticed that Time magazine has their 100 Most Influential People list. Viewers can vote for Barack Obama. Do you mind posting?

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1725112_1723512,00.html

Thanks,
Murry