Chris Matthews is, and always has been, a hack. Thinking that you can pick out favoritism with him is like thinking that your cat can understand your anger when she uses the carpet as a litterbox. There just isn't the depth there that you think there is.
Nonono... MCCAIN is the new Giuliani. Voters will soon realize that the man they consider to be a moderate is anything but. Nobody wants more of Bush's policies. And McCain's stances on the ones they care most about, Economy and Iraq, are carbon copies of Bush's failed policy. Between that and his lobbyist past (which keeps getting better and better) that kinda dulls his anti-corruption platform, he's going to find out what Giuliani learned the hard way: NOBODY WANTS A REPUBLICAN NOW.
The polls showed a 17 point spread a few days ago, so no, particularly given Obama's tendency to overperform in said polls. But it does seem to show that the undecideds in the polls went half and half (so far).
I honestly can't imagine why any Democrat wouldn't vote for Barack Obama. I don't see what Hillary brings to our table that he doesn't. What Hillary will do for the party that he won't. Maybe it's just a matter of difference between people who grew up campaigning for the Clintons and people who grew up watching the current Democratic leadership, the one backing Hillary, lose elections and the public trust.
True, but he's also a Democrat. I'm not certain we can fully write off the potential of sabotaging the party to try and get a better candidate in the next cycle. They all see Obama/Clinton as being the next Carter. A one-term president followed by the most revolutionary conservative in the last 80 years. Do they want to risk all that by voting in someone who is almost guaranteed to ignore them?
What I'm hoping they don't understand is that the next President will be OUR Reagan.
It is worth noting that this is the same losing strategy that was followed ever since Bill Clinton won office. Up until Howard Dean and the netroots changed it and won in 2006. Obama is using that WINNING strategy.
Seriously. I used to make this my de facto site to study the numbers and see good analysis. Even in the primaries when there was a great deal of individual candidate diaries, it was at least balanced. Not anymore. It's difficult to read it now, knowing that every poll has to be filtered through the lens of NOT assuming Obama will lose.
Absolutely. It was a huge mistake to agree to so many debates when the field was so large. As a result, it's easy to tell the difference between Clinton and Obama, but by now, when we actually need more clarification, it just seems like endless grandstanding to the public at large.