Yeah, sure, Ortega is worse than Somoza because, well, one was authoritarian but Ortega, despite the elctions and everything, is REALLY moving towards left-wing totalitarianism.
And yeah, the threat to democracy in Latin America comes from the left. Sure.
It's one thing to be a sock puppet for the classic neo-con crap, Charlie, but there's no need to enhance your arrogance score by telling the diarist to "read up." There are many who don't want to read the b.s. that you've ingested.
Sorry--it's just such a campaign promo cliche. Anyway, what really happened here is that she had a conversation with Levin and got a commitment cuz she's the ordained candidate for the primary. Yeah, I think I could do that without getting absolutely exhausted.
What a puff piece! I'm more impressed with a chambermaid who has to do a certain number of rooms in eight hours--I'll bet that's more tiring.
And I do support Carolyn Maloney because she has demonstrated over a long career that she can deliver as a progressive.
If you summarize her ratings by saying, "Americans don't like Sarah Palin," then you are demonstrating that YOU don't understand minimally complex issues, or have no regard for distinctions. Obviously, some Americans do like Sarah Palin, and that's why she is near the top of the polls of Republicans' preferences for presidential nominee in 2012.
I'm looking at the same numbers and thinking that Coleman looks pretty good.
He would probably have a clear field in the primary when the Dems would not, and he could raise a ton of money.
It's not hard to present the appeals process as an attempt to make every vote count on the part of the GOP. It's also a purple state.
He wouldn't have the burden of George W in a governor's race nor foreign policy issues. At a time when many are worried about expanding government Coleman could run as more fiscally conservative and not a tax raiser.
Of course if he's caught in a deepening ethics controversy he is done.
"That four percent difference in the undecided column shows that while Gillibrand still has some work to do,....."
That four percent difference means squat, as anyone with half a brain could tell you. And if you can't tell much about an insignificant lead 17 months out, why would you even bother talking about a 4 PERCENT DIFFERENCE IN UNDECIDEDS. Ridiculous.
Barbour got fantastic press following Katrina. He is a southern governor with excellent national connections as a former chair of the RNC. He has executive branch experience with the Bushes.
He is a smart guy and comes across as one also.
I think Barbour and Romney would have the best chances to get the nomination.