• on a comment on The Politics of Hope over 6 years ago

    I think Richardson has signaled a very encouraging gesture, I hope there is already some back-channel talk in Clinton/Richardson camps.

    Richardson's 7% support is very important. He won't achieve 15% in lots of precincts, but his supporters can definitely tip the balance of the race.

    Since Edwards & Obama are likely to get 15% in most precincts, their supporters' second choice is basically useless in most cases.

  • on a comment on The Politics of Hope over 6 years ago

    btw, since Edwards has crossed a red line, his character flaws need to be destroyed completely.

    He just has too many skeletons in the closet.

  • on a comment on The Politics of Hope over 6 years ago

    I agree with your assessment. Leave Obama alone as long as possible, but Edwards is a different story. He needs to be squashed like a bug. This can be done via smart and influential surrogates.

    I want Kerry to come out and disclose all sorts of Edwards' shady stories including using his dead son to vie for V.P.

    I think there's zero chance this phoney will get the nominee, but it's becoming increasingly apparent he's destroying the democratic party by venting his personal frustration.

    This guy needs to be squashed ASAP. Whatever it takes.

  • Edwards is a phoney and loser. He needs to cut back on his expensive haircuts, refrain from living in a palace which consumes extraordinary energy, cut his ties to hedge funds, stop accepting corrupt in-kind donations from his ambulance chasing trial lawyer buddy buddy.

  • comment on a post The Politics of Hope over 6 years ago

    Richardson has added more twists today, you should definitely add his comments in your diary.
    It looks like Richardson is going to assume 'politics of hope' when Edwards/Obama are abandoning it with slipping poll numbers.

    This can be very interesting when Obama/Edwards tag teams are self-destructing. In Iowa, Richardson who has a solid 7% in most polls can definitely  to tip the victory to Clinton in the end.

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hAtaR 9H8Vt-oIeIJFWeivp7W8cwAD8SJK1502


    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Bill Richardson said Tuesday he regrets the "negative tone" that two of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have taken in trying to portray front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton as beholden to special interests.

    Richardson chided Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards for the criticism of Clinton, and predicted that he will win the nomination in part because he is running a positive campaign.

    "I think that Senators Obama and Edwards should concentrate on the issues and not on attacking Senator Clinton," said Richardson, who officially added his name to the New Hampshire ballot. "It's OK to get aggressive on the issues, but to make personal attacks on somebody's attachments to lobbyists, that's not the kind of positive tone I want to see."

    Edwards recently increased his criticism of Clinton, calling her part of a corrupt Washington system. The Clinton campaign responded that after decrying personal criticism in his 2004 campaign, Edwards has made them part of his daily routine this time.

    Richardson said there will be plenty of time to get negative in the general election.

    "Now is not the time to start food fights," he said.

  • comment on a post DRAWING DISTINCTIONS VS PERSONAL ATTACKS over 6 years ago

    This is just in...

    Richardson Tags Rivals for Negativity


    Bill Richardson said Tuesday he regrets the "negative tone" that two of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have taken in trying to portray front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton as beholden to special interests.

    Richardson chided Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards for the criticism of Clinton, and predicted that he will win the nomination in part because he is running a positive campaign.

    "I think that Senators Obama and Edwards should concentrate on the issues and not on attacking Senator Clinton," said Richardson, who officially added his name to the New Hampshire ballot. "It's OK to get aggressive on the issues, but to make personal attacks on somebody's attachments to lobbyists, that's not the kind of positive tone I want to see."

    Edwards recently increased his criticism of Clinton, calling her part of a corrupt Washington system. The Clinton campaign responded that after decrying personal criticism in his 2004 campaign, Edwards has made them part of his daily routine this time.

    Richardson said there will be plenty of time to get negative in the general election.

    "Now is not the time to start food fights," he said.

    When Edwards/Obama are abandoning so-called 'politics of hope', it has certainly opened up a new opportunity for Richardson/Dodd/Biden and other second-tier candidates to run a positive campaign to break out.

  • I personally prefer Israel to take them out if concrete evidence is found and if the nuclear facility is close to be built.

  • okay. But why does she edge out Rudy and McCain among all likely voters & independents?

  • I think voters are not stupid, they understand the grave consequence of allowing Iran to have a nuclear bomb.

  • they won't...

  • actually it's pretty standards that in each election 50%+ are first-time goers if you read the previous exit polls...

  • take all these polls with a grain of salt. Trendline is probably more important.

  • When did I call him a fraud. I called his online poll a fraud...

  • comment on a post Obama: A Divider, Not a Uniter over 6 years ago

    Severl pieces by leading bloggers worth reading...

    Dailykos:

    Gays, social security, and the loss of a real choice this primary  by kos
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/10/29 /115433/18

    He's a gospel singer, not a spokesman
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/10/29 /115437/41

    America Blog:

    Obama issues 3-page memo defending gay-basher spokesman, explaining that McClurkin has no problem with "happy" gays
    http://www.americablog.com/2007/10/obama -issues-3-page-memo-explaining.html

    Obama campaign spokesman blasts gays at Gospel concert; white preacher and Obama say nothing
    http://www.americablog.com/2007/10/obama -supporter-blasts-gays-at-gospel.html

    Atrios:
    http://atrios.blogspot.com/
    Anti-Gay Bigots for Social Security Reform by Atrios
    The Audacity of Homophobia

    Openleft:
    Obama Campaign Post-Mortem by Chris Bowers
    http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?dia ryId=2120
    We Reacted Like a Movement Should to Obama
    http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?dia ryId=2119

  • on a comment on Obama: A Divider, Not a Uniter over 6 years ago

    Did you have the chance to read the transcripts of Edwards' super-charged rhetoric in today's speech.

    It's just breathtaking. I definitely suggest you and your wife read it...

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