by BrionLutz, Tue Feb 13, 2007 at 05:38:50 AM EST
This grew out of another thread on the NH primary polling results showing Clinton ahead and the issue of candidate experience.
Ranking the candidates by experience.
8 years in the White House
8 years US Senator.
3 years community organizer
8 years Illinois legislator
4 years US Senate
6 years US Senate
by BrionLutz, Sun Feb 11, 2007 at 06:46:48 AM EST
One of Bush Jr's "poodles", Australian PM John Howard, attacked Obama on his Iraq withdrawal plan.
Howard's, a close ally of Bush Jr, was no doubt co-ordinating with the Bush Jr White House, since Obama is the leading Democratic critic of the Bush Jr's Iraq war among Democratic presidential candidates.
"I think that will just encourage those who want to completely destabilize and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory," Howard said on Nine Network television.
by BrionLutz, Sat Feb 10, 2007 at 08:57:56 PM EST
by BrionLutz, Mon Feb 05, 2007 at 05:05:29 AM EST
Is Edwards a stalking horse for McCain?
In an attempt to blame others for Edward's vote on Iraq, Edwards now claims it was bad intelligence from Clinton administration that lead to Iraq war.
That certainly sounds like the same line of attack that McCain will use. As you can see from the link, the Republicans are already using Edward's attacks on other Democrats.
Edwards: "[I] went back to former Clinton administration officials who gave me sort of independent information about what they believed about what was happening with Saddam's weapons programs. They were also wrong. And based on that, I made the wrong judgment." (Fmr. Sen. John Edwards, "Meet The Press," 2/4/07)
by BrionLutz, Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 05:23:30 PM EST
by BrionLutz, Tue Jan 30, 2007 at 07:34:37 PM EST
Obama has introduced legislation that sets US withdrawal from Iraq by March 31, 2008.
This certainly makes Obama the leader in US Iraq policy among the Democratic candidtates.
1. The only candidate to get Iraq right.
2. The only candidate to set a firm timetable for US Iraq withdrawal.
"The days of our open-ended commitment must come to a close," Obama said in his speech. "It is time for us to fundamentally change our policy. It is time to give Iraqis their country back."
by BrionLutz, Tue Jan 30, 2007 at 05:16:14 AM EST
In Matt's piece on Iowa nurses he made the following comaprision.
"The dynamic reminded me of the hostility that a lot of journalists feel towards bloggers, seeing us as competitors rather than as a resource that can improve their work."
Love the blogosphere but 99.9% of bloggers are not journalists by any stretch of the imagination.
by BrionLutz, Mon Jan 29, 2007 at 10:48:48 AM EST
Watching the video of Clinton's Iowa town meeting. You have to be impressed that she has addressed the issues of her being scripted and speaking in incomprehensible senatorese.
She was really good. Very engaging. Good answers. She came across as a real person and she hasn't always succeeded at that.
It's going to be fascinating to watch the first debate between Clinton, Edwards and Obama.
I'm still thinking Obama will start separating from the pack during the debates but Clinton's demonstrating her ability to speak on her feet with no script makes me rethink her chances.
by BrionLutz, Sat Jan 20, 2007 at 08:57:30 AM EST
Latest poll up on www.pollingreport.com has Obama as the candidate with closet margin on McCain. Clinton and Edwards are well known and likely not going to change the dynamics.
McCain 43% Obama 38% McCain by 5%.
McCain 48% Clinton 39% McCain by 9%.
McCain 45% Edwards 35% McCain by 10%.
by BrionLutz, Thu Jan 18, 2007 at 04:43:45 PM EST
Lanny Davis was on NPR proposing a Democrat/Republican ticket needed to end the Iraq War so it doesn't become the divise issue that Vietnam still is for the US.
A natural ticket would be Obama-Hagel. Not sure Nebraska's five electoral votes seal a win for Obama but it might bring in enough independents to pull in some border line red states.
Personally, I think Obama-Webb with Webb pulling in VA would be a stronger ticket.