Do you think the kind of guy that Dukakis was as a politician, unabashedly liberal, blue collar, rode the subway to work -- has that model been eclipsed? Could Dukakis have been successful in today's environment?
A grumpy Norwegian fishing boat captain, a Hulk necktie and nonstop rain in an Alaskan village with not a road leading out of town... if you had told me all of this was in my future, I would have wondered what odd dream you had woken up from.
Playing the xenophobic card has become part of Myrick's standard repertoire in sounding the alarm over the threat of terrorism. What is her purpose, other than to spread fear and suspicion for political gain?
As the campaigns have grown more vicious, many have become more anxious about the possibility of real violence or at least a complete breakdown in civility. That's why we're so relieved by the candidates' humor.
If a trip by Obama which included visits to Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel, a speech in Berlin and meetings with numerous heads of state, does not help Obama increase his lead, it is not clear what will.