Sunday, April 20, 2008

4/20 Sunday News

Hello everyone - due to travel, this is truncated compilation. The Monday morning news update will contain any articles from today that aren't found below.

Until then, take a look at the latest string of ads in PA:

Negative Ad Wars in PA
1. Clinton Attack Ad

2. Obama Response

3. Clinton Response

Obama: Can’t ‘Swift Boat’ Me
The Obama campaign is planning to expand its research and rapid-response team in order to repel attacks it anticipates over his ties to 1960s radical Bill Ayers, indicted developer Antoin Rezko and other figures from his past.

State Rep Pushes Obama Message in PA
State Rep. and Deputy Speaker of the House Josh Shapiro (D-PA) is an active Obama supporter and enjoys telling his undecided constituents in suburban Montgomery County why. His pitch for the Illinois Senator is similar to what other Obama supporters say -- he wants change.

Bill Clinton called criticism of his wife’s health-care plan “bull,” arguing that insuring all Americans is both “morally right” and “economically essential.”

Both Democratic candidates picked over an old bone of attack as they competed for voters in Pennsylvania today, airing competing ads on the debate over health-care mandates and issuing rebuttals to each other on the stump.

You're the Republican; No. You're the Republican!
The latest tactic in this protracted primary race? Comparing the other candidate to the Democratic Party's Grand Ole bogeyman: The Republican Party.

More Charges of Hypocrisy
After Sen. Clinton herself pointed out yesterday what she saw as hypocrisy coming from the Obama campaign, both Gov. Ed Rendell and her new Chief Campaign Strategist Geoff Garin pounced on the idea that Obama's "new politics" may be older than they appear.

Clintons sort friends: Past and present
After nearly two decades building relationships with a generation of Democrats, Mrs. Clinton has recently suffered a steady erosion of support for her presidential campaign from the party stalwarts who once formed the basis of her perceived juggernaut of “inevitability.”

Polling Results
New PA Poll Has Clinton Holding Lead
The poll of 625 likely Dem primary voters was conducted Thursday and Friday and showed Clinton leading Obama 48-43%. Considering the 4% margin of error, it means Clinton's lead is inside the margin.

Gallup Daily: Obama Holds Slight Advantage
The peeling away of national Democratic support for Barack Obama seen this past week may have run its course. After trailing Hillary Clinton by one percentage point in Saturday's Gallup Poll Daily tracking report, Obama now leads Clinton by two points, 47% to 45%.

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Obama leads Clinton nationally 46% to 42%

Newsweek: Obama or Clinton: Which Candidate Can Best Take On McCain?
Many voters have already weighed in. But with potentially decisive primaries this month and next, NEWSWEEK asked surrogates on each side to sway the undecideds.

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