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Obama in 2008? Race and the Electoral Map

Joseph Bafumi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Bafumi

Even if blacks vote in record numbers in most of the states with the largest proportion of blacks in this category, Obama is unlikely to win almost any electoral vote from them. Why? They tend to be poor states.

Hillary's 2012 End Game: Part 2

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

Hillary's silence is deafening. And it's, in some measure, the reason why Obama's lead has disappeared against McCain. Clearly, the Clintons are aiming for 2012.

McCain's Cynical Marketing Is a Danger

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

McCain has begun to seriously play up the enormous age gap between the two candidates. The latest salvo is a TV spot comparing Britney and Paris to Obama: a bulls-eye for Republicans.

Obama Poll Numbers -- Media, Remember Your History!

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Elections aren't won in July, when only political nerds and 24-hour cable commentators are hanging on every word and every survey. Obama is playing the calendar perfectly right.

Our Last Chance to Get the Country Back on Course

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Reluctant Democrats, feminists and independents must now confront one simple reality: John McCain will be more of the same, while Barack Obama will take us into a different direction.

Reuters/Zogby Poll: Obama Has Seven Point Lead, But He's Losing Independents

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Barack Obama has a 7-point lead on Republican John McCain in the U.S. presidential race, and holds a small edge on the crucial question of wh...

New Poll: Presidential Race Tied

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen Reports' latest poll shows Barack Obama taking 44% of the vote while John McCain gets 42%. When "leaners" are included the numbers are even...

How To Blow A Lead In The Second Half

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

A historic victory is Obama's grasp so long as he remembers the football team who entered the second half 17 points ahead and doesn't throw out the brilliant strategy that got him this far.

Obama, Emily Dickinson, Hope and Me

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Those who believe that Obama (though he is too ready to compromise his principles) offers something good for America must remind the voters that McCain no longer has any principles to compromise.

Poll: Obama Has Slim National Lead

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Illinois Senator Barack Obama enters the General Election with a tight lead, 43% to 38%, over Arizona Senator John McCain, according to a new TIME Mag...

The Story of the Race So Far -- the Surprising Weakness of John McCain

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

McCain is a weak and bumbling candidate, ill-suited for a presidential race, and is still struggling to bring his party together. His polling numbers have slipped from the low 40s to 38, 36 -- and now 33.

Experience: Does Obama Trump McCain?

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We are in the opening days of a presidential campaign that pits youth against age, the virtues of experience against the freshness and riskiness of th...

No Matter What, A Lefty Will Win the White House

New York Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While this year's presidential campaign has been marked by historic firsts, the nominations of senators McCain and Obama will renew one surprising tre...

As of June 22, 2008 -- Gallup Daily Tracking Poll Has Obama and McCain in Statistical Tie

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Despite all the recent headlines, Obama cannot afford to be confident -- and he needs to reach out to expand his base. Clinton would still help him most as a vice presidential candidate.

Obama Leads In First General Election Poll

Wall Street Journal | Jackie Calms | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama begins his presidential race against John McCain with a lead in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, but not so great an edge as...

Arizona May Be A Swing State

Washington Independent | John Dougherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's big struggle to energize a suspicious conservative Republican base and attract crucial independent voters is a national fight that ...

The Presiential Election is Not Going to Be Close

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy T. Saperstein

Simply put, this is the worst possible time for any Republican to be running for president, and Obama is the perfect candidate for Democrats, and a nightmare for McCain.

Ten Key Steps to Put Obama Over the Top In November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Democrats must now focus on accomplishing ten critical tasks that are key to winning the presidency this fall.

Obama In Limbo Over 'Almost Nominee' Status

NY Times | Jim Rutenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The contest with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton not quite over and the one with Senator John McCain not quite under way, Senator Barack Obama is float...

Obama Strategy To Beat Clinton: Ignore Her

LA Times | Peter Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama hasn't managed after months of political combat to force Hillary Rodham Clinton out of the presidential race, so he's about to try anothe...

Obama: McCain Is Out Of Touch, Not Me

The Page | Mark Halperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Plans to take on McCain at a speech before the annual meeting of the Associated Press after attacks by both rivals for "bitter" comments. Obama spoke...

Rockefeller Apologizes For Suggesting McCain Was Insensitive Warrior

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has apologized for comments he made about Sen. McCain that were reported in the Charleston Gazette: "McCain was a figh...

Poll: Obama Slips Behind McCain In Key Swing States

MyDD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SurveyUSA is out with three polls today that shows the first signs of an Obama electoral defeat in November if he should become the Democratic nominee...

Republican Nominee Most Threatened By Independent Presidential Candidate

Kirsten Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kirsten Anderson

Now that the field of candidates has narrowed...could it expand again? The Democrats are down to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Mitt Romney is go...

Sam Stein

Obama Congratulates McCain: See You In The Fall | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late Tuesday evening Sen. Barack Obama took a moment from waiting for election results to call Sen. John McCain and congratulate him on his Republican...