In that 1980 nominating battle, our two candidates went after each other like Sherman went after Georgia. The result? Half of Washington is now named after Ronald Reagan.
Obama's performance last night raises a serious question without a clear answer: How can a presidential candidate bring change if he is so easily thrown off message by his opponents?
In the general election you can count on the media (falsely) depicting McCain as a "straight shooter" while pointing out the Clintons' lack of candor.
Let's drop the whole idea that somehow the guys are picking on Hillary. It's ludicrous, actually.
Obama finally blurted out what millions have been thinking. "I can't tell who I'm running against sometimes." And he's right. Thanks to Hillary, this Democratic primary has become all about Bill.
Greetings and welcome to South Carolina, where these four candidates duked it out in the Dem debate. (The fourth? Bill Clinton, natch.)
The politics of racist fear and loathing has surfaced in South Carolina since the New Hampshire primary. A viral campaign is in effect here; a massive email assault, "Who Is Barack Obama?"
I apologize in advance for the disjointed nature of this week's column. There are a lot of odds and ends to cover, including tomorrow's primary picks...
Adam Smith and Katie Schlieper contributed to this piece. With campaign rhetoric turning to race, and all eyes on the South Carolina and Nevada prima...
I'm just recovering from 2007 and the election season already has crowned a new king, said not so fast, produced several comeback kids, and sidelined real news (think war & peace.)
After a year running as an inevitable frontrunner, placing a weak third in Iowa was the toughest rebuke in Clinton's political life. Yet she looked much more comfortable afterwards.
The South Carolina primary will be critical, say the media pundits. And South Carolina is full of evangelicals, they also say. But they have absolutely no clue about what that means.
Barring a Super Tuesday miracle, it looks like Senator Clinton is done. It happened so quickly that it's a little shocking.
On many of the major foreign policy issues of the day, Sen. Clinton is, in effect, asking us to take on faith that she has the right policy approaches because, as she asserts, she has the experience to lead.
One line missing from Obama's disavowal was, "I will not appear on stage with Reverend McClurkin unless he publicly disavows his rabid anti-gay statements and crusade."
Conventional wisdom, the polls and the SC press have been in agreement: Giuliani's in the lead. Not so fast. Maybe the South is looking for a new partner.