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9 Days Out: New DNC Video -- McCain's Surrogates on More of the Same

(178) Comments | Posted October 26, 2008 | 12:39 PM

On Tuesday Joe Biden laid out a simple challenge to John McCain: to name just one difference between himself and President Bush on the economy.

Joe Biden:

"Folks, in the most recent debate, John McCain felt the need to declare that he was not President Bush. You know that...

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13 Days Out: Giving McCain's Attacks the Contempt They Deserve

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2008 | 1:57 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

Emerging from a meeting with Joe Biden and the Retired Generals, Ambassadors and others who constitute their Senior Working Group on National Security this morning, Senator Obama spoke to...

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14 Days Out: "No, No, We Don't Need That -- We Just Need You to Vote"

(8) Comments | Posted October 21, 2008 | 1:23 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

Yesterday Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke came out for a second stimulus plan for the first time, an idea Senator Obama has been pushing since January and which Speaker...

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15 Days Out: The Odd Out-of-Touch Obsessions of John McCain

(8) Comments | Posted October 20, 2008 | 4:05 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

DNC Note: If you live in Florida, stop reading and vote!

Speaking of which, Senator Obama's in Florida today, telling folks to vote and why they should vote for him...

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18 Days Out: "A More Hopeful and Compassionate World" vs. "Hate Calls"

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2008 | 2:05 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

You've probably heard the jokes by now from last night's Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. Christy Hardin Smith pulls out the more serious closing remarks, however, along...

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19 Days Out: That Line Seemed Like a Good Idea Last Night, But This Morning I Just Feel Horrible...

(9) Comments | Posted October 16, 2008 | 12:24 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

Oh, they were so proud. After handily losing two presidential debates and one vice presidential debate, with another loss likely coming down the pike, John McCain got off what his...

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22 Days Out: OK, Keeping Throwing Things At the Wall Until One of Them Isn't Perceived as Erratic...

(9) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 12:37 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

Bill Kristol tells us this morning that "The McCain campaign, once merely problematic, is now close to being out-and-out dysfunctional. Its combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has...

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26 Days Out: Pay No Attention to the Embarrassingly Horrible Economic Plan Behind the Curtain

(20) Comments | Posted October 9, 2008 | 12:21 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

In McCain's latest attempt to appear competent or knowledgeable on the economy, during Tuesday's debate he announced his latest big, bold, erratic plan. He and his campaign spent the next...

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27 Days Out: "John McCain Wanted to Have 10 of These?"

(9) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 12:31 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

ABC's The Note asks today: "John McCain wanted to have 10 of these?" The New York Post's Charles Hurt fleshes that idea out: "And that was supposed to...

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28 Days Out: Change the Game!

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2008 | 2:57 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

A wise man once said, "Sooner or later, people are going to figure out if all you run is negative attack ads you dont have much of a vision...

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33 Days Out - McCain on Polls, Debate, Richness: "Life is Unfair"

(6) Comments | Posted October 2, 2008 | 11:56 AM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

[ORPHANS] It's the hard-knock life for us! It's the hard-knock life for us!
[ANNIE] 'Steada treated,
[ORPHANS] We get tricked!
[ANNIE] 'Steada kisses,
...

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34 Days Out: "A New Standard for Transparency and Accountability"?

(5) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 1:39 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

This morning John McCain spoke at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, saying, "My administration will set a new standard for transparency and accountability."

Barack Obama, in turn, spoke in...

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35 Days Out: Epic Flail: What's a Six Letter Word for Most Erratic Candidate Ever?

(12) Comments | Posted September 30, 2008 | 12:56 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

McCain on Busted Bail Out: "Now is Not the time to Fix the Blame. It's time to Fix the Problem." [Fox News]

McCain ad blames Democrats on Fannie...

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"That's What I'm Opposed to. A Dumb War. A Rash War."

(5) Comments | Posted September 26, 2008 | 6:46 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

As the debate tonight approaches with a focus on foreign policy, it is worth comparing the judgment of the two presidential candidates on the preeminent foreign policy issue of our...

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40 Days Out: From the Fundamentals are Strong to a Great Depression in Less Than Two Weeks

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2008 | 12:56 PM

On Tuesday, George Will gave some illuminating commentary: "Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Barack Obama. Channeling his inner Queen of Hearts, John McCain furiously, and apparently without even looking...

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41 Days Out (Rick Davis Day): "He was John McCain's campaign manager and it was felt you couldn't say no."

(52) Comments | Posted September 24, 2008 | 12:41 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

Maybe it's better that John McCain's top advisors are spending their time during this crisis in a losing war on the New York Times. The less people like Rick Davis...

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43 Days Out: If You Liked What We Did With Wall Street...

(2) Comments | Posted September 22, 2008 | 11:41 AM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

Regrets, I've had a few... but not John McCain! John McCain's flip flop on his steady record of supporting deregulation (e.g. "I'm always for less regulation") might be...

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46 Days Out: "You Probably Know You're Not Winning the 3:00am Phone Call Challenge on the Economy When..."

(11) Comments | Posted September 19, 2008 | 12:21 PM

Jesse Lee is the Online Rapid Response Manager for the DNC, this is a daily update on the day's messaging.

In light of Obama's cool and collected full press conference this morning, McCain's "policy speech" this morning certainly was interesting. A speech billed as providing intricate detail on...

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47 Days Out: Reevaluating McCain

(8) Comments | Posted September 18, 2008 | 1:50 PM

Today Senator Obama will be in Española, New Mexico to continue his call for real change in our economy and real accountability for those who have created the current financial crisis -- including John McCain and George Bush whose cozy relationships with corporate America and hands off attitude towards...

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49 Days Out: I've Got a Blackberry to Sell You...

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2008 | 2:09 PM

"If you think those lobbyists are working day and night for John McCain just to put themselves out of business, well then I've got a bridge to sell you up in Alaska."
-- Barack Obama, 9/15/08

The McCain campaign yesterday briefly tried to claim that when McCain said...

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