Showing posts with label Hillary Clinton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hillary Clinton. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Driving The Rest Of The Week


(barring unforeseen weirdness)

1. Does Barack Obama go yard on what Clinton served up tonight and deliver in his speech on Thursday?

2. Who does the America Hero pick as his VP? And does it stomp all over Obama's speech on Thursday?

Let the ill informed chatter begin.

Unity Achieved


She is THE Clinton.

She knows the score.

And you don't have to like her politics to be impressed.

Period.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Two Questions

1. Why should the 130 MILLION(ish) other American voters care what Lady de Rothschild thinks about anything having to do with the '08 presidential race?

2. Even though the Republicans will seize on the Rothschild quotes (with good reason, from where they're sitting) do people really think that any great number of Clinton primary voters (the "real primary voters" not the "can call Hill on her cell at anytime" primary voters) are going to end up going Republican? In this environment? Really?

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Yup, Washington Is A F*cking Mess


Brooks, Shields and Lehrer sort it all out last Friday.


Read the whole thing.

But first prepare the air sickness bag.


Thursday, August 07, 2008

Just Asking

Are these the two DUMBEST questions that the Gang of 500 has asked ITSELF (because no one else is paying attention) in some time:

1 . Does Team Obama know when and how to be "tough enough"?

2. Will Team Hillary leave Team Obama in the lurch by picking up their ball and going home?

Uh, let's see...

"Yes" is the answer to the Gang of 500's first question (evidence = last 24 months). "No" is the answer to their second (evidence = last 24 years).

And those answers are concrete. Wrapped in stone. Sheathed in steel.

So let's all move on.

To process questions that are interesting at least.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Obama = Bush (Part 2)

David Broder has a tough Obama column up calling the Senator from Illinios an "enigma" and "opaque".

Which makes, according to Broder, the GOP's job of going after Obama more difficult. 

Probably so. 

So we're going to throw our brief two cents into this conversation (again).

Last February, we wrote a post arguing that Obama '08 = Bush '00. But not in a good way.

A few days after we wrote that post Team Clinton went after Barack Obama by comparing Obama's inexperience with Bush's.

We think this is a potentially devastating line of attack against Senator Obama. A line of attack that could wreck havoc on Obama's swing vote support in battleground states. A line of attack that was never fully explored by Team Clinton.

We'd like to see the GOP/McCain take their own shot. 

If they have the stones to cross what's left of the Bushies.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Overheard Last Night In New York City

What Obama said last night at the NYC fundraiser with Clinton:

"Me, me, me, Hillary, Hope, Hope, me, Hillary, you, Hillary, you, me, me, Hope, Hope, 3rd Bush term, me, you, 3rd Bush term, me, me, me, Hope, me, me, 3rd Bush term, Hillary, me, me, thank you and good night!"

Exit stage right.

Whispering offstage... Senator Obama comes dashing back on stage...

"Hillary's debt, Please god, Hillary's debt, don't think of it as going to Mark Penn, Hope, you, me, Hillary's debt, thank you and good night!"

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Yup, Campaigns Are (usually) F*cked Up Places To Work

Vanity Fair has a new old look at what happened in Hillaryland.

It ain't pretty.

But it's a fun read nonetheless.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Unity, New Hampshire Is A Bust With The Locals, Which Is A Problem Considering NH Is A Battleground

The Union Leader's Drew Cline blogs all about it here (we should also note that we heard from other members of the NH press corp yesterday who were far more colorful in their description of the event than Mr. Cline in his blog post).

Cline's final two graphs:

Here’s why this matters. The campaign easily could have chosen to hold this event in Chicago or Manchester or in any place that could have accommodated a large crowd. But it chose Unity for the symbolism, knowing that the logistics were awful. Then it didn’t limit tickest to a number that could be trucked in and out in a timely manner should anything go wrong. So for the sake of symbolism, the Obama campaign knowingly inconvenienced thousands of people, putting the elderly and children at risk, and didn’t adequately plan for their removal from the site.

This is a campaign that imagines it can achieve an effective, rapid withdrawal from Iraq, but it doesn’t even have a competent exit strategy for Unity, New Hampshire.
Yikes.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sick Irony: Even With The Clinton Campaign Over With, Mark Penn Continues To Screw Things Up

This is far from a huge deal.

But it sounds like "Unity" is currently choking on Clinton's debt.

Where did (will) all that money go?

Oh yeah!

This situation has to make Obama donors in the know want to puke.

The Union Leader UNLOADS On Barack Obama In Advance Of His Trip To Unity, NH Today With Senator Clinton (UPDATED)

New Hampshire isn't quite as blue as everyone thinks that it is (it's more of a purplish, reddish, bluish mess).

But, if there is one newspaper in the state that can still really deliver votes at the polling booth and drive the conversation, it's the (still mostly conservative) Union Leader.

The paper can swing close elections.

And the Union Leader is all in with The American Hero in 2008. They have been since the NH Primary.

Just ask Mitt Romney.

This morning the Union Leader published two anti-Obama editorials. Just in time for about 6 zillion press people to read on their way to Unity.

Publisher Joe McQuaid did one (key line: "Imagine having this inexperienced, opportunistic Obama in the White House with an anti-American, Islamist extremist state holding nuclear weapons.")

While his editorial team (Drew Cline?) takes Obama apart for not accepting McCain's town hall offer.

Ka-Blam! Ka-Blam!

Welcome back to New Hampshire Senator Obama.

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(UPDATED) Our email box blew up over our Drew Cline typo above (initially we used a "k"). We've corrected it. Apologies to Mr. Cline.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Unity, New Hampshire


Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will appear together for the first time in Unity, New Hampshire on Friday.


Screeching. Fawning. Roadblock. Coverage.

Team Obama's path to the presidency might not include Ohio and Florida (says them), but it looks like Axelrod/Plouffe's plan calls for a "W" in the Granite State.

Which is great for the state of New Hampshire. And Team Shaheen.

But we'll bet a dollar that Jim Barnett & Team McCain New Hampshire have a trick or two up their sleeve.

They better. 

Because there isn't any reason why The American Hero shouldn't pull out a third win in the Granite State. 

Monday, June 16, 2008

Train Meet Wreck


Patti Solis Doyle, the former Clinton campaign manager fired for her incompetence, is being hired by Team Obama.


Hey, we "get" party unity.

But does anyone, and we mean anyone, have a good thing to say about Ms. Doyle's management skills (including Mrs. Clinton)?

Uh...

Correct us if we're wrong, but all we remember about her time at the head of Team Clinton are whispers that started, "I don't know where she is...".

But that could be just us.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Love The "Official" McCain Blog Shout-Out, Concerned That They Forgot The "1"

Sigh.

It's really our fault.

GreenMountainPolitics1 (note the 1) is a lousy name.

But we did take such a great picture of Hillary Clinton signs plastered over with a McCain banner, so we're good for something.

Something.

Signs Of The Apocalypse?


MacArthur Blvd, just over the DC line in Maryland. Taken this afternoon.

We have no idea who owns the house, but those Hillary Clinton signs have been up forever.

The McCain banner well, that's brand spanking new.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Senator Clinton Is No Justice Powell


Ever since Bill Clinton won the White House in 1992, rumors have floated around DC that somehow, someway Hillary Clinton would end up with a seat on the Supreme Court.

That Senator Clinton's qualifications for sitting on the High Court included only that she was once a lawyer of little note in Arkansas and that her husband was President did little to dampen the speculation.

Now that Hillary Clinton has lost the Democratic Primary, the rumors have started to rear their ugly head again. From Mike Allen's Playbook (originating with Novak?):

JUSTICE CLINTON? “If Barack Obama is elected president, mutual friends say the best course for Hillary Clinton might be nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court rather than staying in the Senate. Clinton is also talked about as suitable for secretary of state in an Obama administration. The consensus among her friends is that she would not be content forging a lifetime career in the Senate, as Sen. Edward M. Kennedy did after he lost the 1980 presidential nomination. A footnote: The last confirmed Supreme Court nominee without prior judicial experience was Lewis Powell, a prestigious attorney from Richmond, Va., named by President Richard M. Nixon in 1971.
Hmm.

GMP1 had the unique privilege of conversing with Justice Powell on several occasions and we can safely say that Hillary Clinton is no Lewis Powell.

But don't take our word for it, simply compare the Powell/Clinton biographies for more than 35 seconds.

The idea of Hillary Clinton as Justice Clinton was silly in 1992. And it's silly today.

We're just saying

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Political Machine 2008 PC Game




Well, it was only a matter of time before somebody turned this campaign cycle into a video game.

And, judging by the screen shots, a fairly high end video game at that.

GameSpot has the details.

Noted: If you actually play this, you have no life. We're just saying.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

It's Over. Clinton Will Express Her Support For Senator Obama On Saturday

Congratulations Senator Obama. You have shocked the political world.

Congratulations Senator Clinton. You proved, once and for all, that a woman can be just as tough as a man. And the Momma's boy in us is grateful for that.

Congratulations Team Clinton mid-level staff. Even though Mark Penn (and his crew of morons) flew the campaign into a mountain, most of you managed to hang in there and thrive through it all.

Believe us when we tell you we know what that's like. Believe us when we say that there will be other opportunities up ahead.

So this one's for you. To play as you get absolutely blindingly sh*tfaced.


Now bring on the general!

Driving The Day For At Least One More Day (and don't dare forget about Mile High possibilities if Team Obama doesn't handle this just right)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Good Heavens, Everything Is Moving At 100 Miles Per Hour Tonight

And if you want to sound smart tomorrow morning talking about where everything stands be sure to read:

Halperin


Ambinder

Martin

Smith

Cillizza

And be sure to get Klein, Allen, Todd's write-up in the AM.

Until then, let's party.

Because we're about half a BILLION dollars in it on the Democrat side so far. And that is some REAL money.

Party.