There's no way Obama could survive umpteen debates with 5 or 6 candidates assailing him while keeping his "centrist" mantra. The debates will eventually force him to take clear positions that may make him take uncomfortably "progressive" stances. It happened in the 2003 run up.
Its just too easy to take no side when your on the sideline, but when he's in the spotlight he's gonna have to have clear cut principles and positions that are going to get attacked.
It might be easier to just have Hillary take the fire in the run up to the primaries and pick Obama as an early VP.
I think it'll be hard for McCain also. When you're not on any side people wonder if you're on their side, but he's already sold out on a lot of his principles to position himself for the primaries.
Formulas don't mean squat. As if George Bush didn't have several formulas going against him in 00 and 04.
Didn't previously divorced Reagan break one of these formulas too? Give me a break, they are more like horoscopes in that you can apply them to almost every candidate.
Richardson is too large and weak looking. Looks matter. Schwarzeneggar is kicking the Dem candidate in CA and I think some others would agree that looks play a big part in it.
Richardson is just another wait and see candidate like Bayh and Biden who would like to be considered because of his resume. Resume means next to nothing anymore (Bush). It hasn't worked for the dems in years (Kerry/Gore).
Thy name is Ed Schultz. He's a good liberal cheerleader, but that's it. He's way too establishment and the guy is obviously doing it for a paycheck.
This Stewart thread needs to be removed. This is ridiculous.
The guy isn't talking to you (us) political junkies. He's talking to apathetic "mainstream" non-newspaper reading Americans.
There's NO ONE around right now that's a better interviewer of right wing BS and has the huge audience he has. He's been calling them on their BS consistently its not enough for some people.
The Bill Bennett's are full of it. There's no way he can get to all of it in 5-10 minutes. He has them by the balls because they want a crack selling their books to his hip audience. NO ONE else is taking it to their faces like he is. Tweety? Russert? LOL. Colbert is hilarious but his format doesn't allow for it like TDS.
Its only a half hour show people!
How many times can we have the "perfection is the enemy of the good argument" on this side of the aisle. We'll never get it.