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Rod McCullom

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Will It Play in the Poconos? Ten Things Obama Can Do to Win in Pennsylvania

(75) Comments | Posted March 10, 2008 | 5:33 PM

Let's face it. Pennsylvania is Hillary Clinton's to lose.

If the primary were held today, Clinton would win by double digits. If the primary were held next week, same thing. Like neighboring Ohio, where Clinton won 55 percent to Barack Obama's 45 percent, the population tends to be older,...

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"I'm Hillary Clinton and I Did Not Approve This Message!"

(25) Comments | Posted February 15, 2008 | 11:32 AM

The short answer -- yes, but, at what cost?

Let's face it. The other night was not cute for the Hillary Clinton campaign. After Barack Obama's clean sweep of the Potomac Primary that capped a stunning eight-win streak, it was expected that even more of the Camp Clinton...

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Ted Kennedy Endorsed Obama to Preserve JFK' s Civil Rights "Legacy"? What Civil Rights "Legacy"?

(116) Comments | Posted January 31, 2008 | 2:31 PM

Okay, let's be honest: A large part of Barack Obama's appeal has been that subtle, Kennedyesque persona. He's hip, young, good-looking, and, earnest, expressing the same hope and optimism that America fell in love with in the 1960s. Combine that with Obama's phenomenal traction among younger voters, the Harvard pedigree,...

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Attention Iowa Democrats: Please Organize a Search Party for DLC Chairman Harold Ford. Thank You!

(7) Comments | Posted January 2, 2008 | 6:38 PM

Only 24 hours to go until voters in Iowa head to their local precincts to caucus for their favorite presidential candidates. Depending upon which Democratic candidate you support--or, better yet , which conventional wisdom makes you more comfortable--the race is still considered a toss-up, Hillary could win...

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This is What Barack Obama Should Tell Bob Novak: "Put Up or STFU!"

(84) Comments | Posted November 19, 2007 | 10:49 AM

What a difference a day makes ... twenty-four little hours and apparently no lessons learned by the spinmeisters at the Barack Obama campaign. Only hours after his none-too-impressive performance in Las Vegas--that was when the Democratic presidential candidate was loudly booed after comparing a key policy difference with Hillary...

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Paging John Edwards and Barack Obama: Your Republican Talking Points Are Calling!

(203) Comments | Posted November 16, 2007 | 10:46 AM

If you compare last night's Democratic presidential debate to one of the classic, Las Vegas-style prizefights--from the high-stakes betting on favorites to the carefully-scripted, boxing-style introductions of the candidates from separate corners--then it's fair to assume that on the day after their struggling performance, John Edwards and Barack Obama are...

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Fred Thompson Meets the Press, to Defend His Drug Dealing Campaign Fundraiser

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2007 | 2:34 PM

Before watching former Sen. Fred Thompson's much-hyped and fairly anti-climactic appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, there were only four questions that we hoped Tim Russert would pull from his now famous (or is it infamous?) bag of tricks. What is defining the campaign and why-just read the

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Why Barack Obama is Losing Black Voters: Too Little, Too Late ... Too Boring?

(130) Comments | Posted October 30, 2007 | 4:29 PM

If you're wondering why the Barack Obama campaign is losing traction among black voters--and make no mistake, it is, the latest Washington Post/ABC News Poll show he trails Hillary Clinton by at least 13 percent among blacks nationally--look no further than the meta-messaging presented in the New York...

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