With the post-election analysis season almost over, it's worth taking one final look at some of the characters who ensured President-elect Obama would make it to the White House.
The question remains how aspiring political figures will respond to the pastor problem of election 08 -- the bar has been raised. It is not enough to attend a place of worship -- you have to vet it.
There's talk on conservative radio that Obama earned no mandate. Obama, now with 364 electoral votes, would have won even without his giant prizes of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida.
Barack Obama seems to have an almost perfect ear for the American political pulse, a kind of political GPS that tells him where people are and where they want to go.
Obama has not hit a home run; he has merely earned the right to step into the batter's box.
In a speech on February 10, 2007 on the steps of the Old Capital Building in Springfield, Illinois, then first term U.S. Senator Barack Obama quash...
Pity the poor right. The party faithful's fear and smear machine that has worked in the past--quicker than you could say Swift boating or Willie Horton--just doesn't possess that same old white magic.
Despite John McCain's pledge this spring not to make Rev. Jeremiah Wright an issue in the campaign, at least one official organ of the party he now heads is running a hit spot on Wright.
The critical point is that it is easier to scare undecideds than uplift and inspire these same voters. The psychobiological study of fear demonstrates this.
[Today's Hallowe'en column is in two ghastly parts -- one frightful, fingernail-chewing tale for each side of the corpse-ridden and zombified politica...
Or William Ayers. Or ACORN. Or Karl Marx. Or whoever is the next person introduced on this Obama themed episode of This is Your Life.
For all the rumor-mongering about Obama as a "Manchurian candidate," there is no silver bullet to defeat the vampire that haunts the nightmares of the far right. Reality is dawning.
McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.
In the wake of McCain-Palin visits to North Carolina, a string of election season crimes have occurred around the state involving violence, vandalism, and harassment.
McCain is going with Joe the Plumber as the advertising centerpiece of his campaign and absent some fantastic new character attack against Obama, it's his best shot left at an economic message.
The problem isn't that we know too little about John McCain; it's that we've got so many versions of the guy to choose from.