Obama's Bittergate remark -- which I broke and which is revisited in David Plouffe's new book -- was and still is one of the biggest stories of that historic presidential run. It is also still one of the least understood. Here's the untold story behind it.
In a week in which Democrats and the national media are focused on the Convention and the surrounding protests/parties/circus, it's worth keeping one eye on what's happening on local television in the swing states.
Obama's bounce in the polls this week is more than a mere candidate "surge." It's a repudiation of the nattering nabob media which imagined clumsy wording could send his campaign into a glorious tailspin.
A Penn. Poll suggests that only 50 percent of Clinton supporters now say they will vote for Obama in the general, versus 26 percent who say they'll vote for McCain. Among union households, that number dips as low as 32 percent.
Ronald Reagan took aim at so-called welfare queens as a way to make the wealthy more wealthy. He gutted social security and social programs. Variations of his bait and switch have been going on ever since.