Hillary vs. the media bit is a good narrative frame for her, no matter its accuracy. It's certainly accurate enough to have some credibility. And then there's the fact that the public doesn't think much of the news media. This week, in fact, we've seen how it can work for her.
If Hillary were striking out on her own, we would feel less this way, but that is not what she is doing. She is campaigning for a third term while invoking executive privilege as to what she did during the first two.
I'm hoping Microsoft's new CEO realizes how terrible these ads make the company look and will drop the whole thing. Instead of harping on Microsoft's competition, he should tout the virtues of its products. Be positive. Be upbeat. Start fresh.
Thanks to a hit piece by one of those Beltway pseudo-"bipartisans" we can now state conclusively what many of us have long suspected: Occupy Wall Street speaks for the American majority. We've got the polling numbers to prove it. We now know where the real center lies.
If in the next year America sees a strong president firmly leading the country to solve its big problems, it won't matter who the Republican opponent is, he will win. And if they don't see that, a billion dollars or more won't stop the tide.
Democrats in Congress, by their actions, are labeling themselves the "pro-spending" and "pro-tax party" and distancing themselves from the president in all the wrong ways. He is not triangulating -- they are doing it for him.
To win elections Democrats need to get the economy moving, and you can't do that in a "centrist" way. They should compromise when they must, but this time they need to make it clear that they are compromising.
Could the effort at bipartisanship over the last two years have been a bigger disaster? The Democrats allowed the Republicans to make their case for two straight years while Democrats laid down their arms.