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Senator Mccain

The New, More Blue, National Election Map

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The polling evidence strongly suggests that McCain has to actually convince registered Democrats to vote for him in order to win. He is, or was, perhaps the only GOPer who might succeed at such an effort.

John McCain, Bob Barr And The Spoiler Effect

Colorado Confidential | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Colorado Confidential

Despite rumblings that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr could Ralph Nader Republicans this November, some political observers are say...

Campaign Internet Strategists Clash At Web Conference

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

"McCain doesn't use a computer. I mean, I would try explaining email, Facebook, Twitter -- massive social movements -- to your grandmother and ask her to apply that to governing and see if that would work for you."

Helping McCain: The Man Needs An intervention

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

Over the last year, The real McCain has disappeared. We've heard nothing real from him. What we hear instead are the words predatory lobbyists are putting into his mouth.

Filter The Best Stuff To The Front Page: OffTheBus And NewsTrust Do A McCain News Hunt

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

Expansion of the media space is a good thing, but filtering and forwarding systems must keep pace. The better we are at finding the good stuff, the easier it is to relax and accept that anyone can be a media producer.

Candidates Must No Longer Ignore America's Metro Areas

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Increasingly, the challenges facing suburbs are the same ones facing cities. The politics that used to divide metro areas have collapsed. Indeed, in this election, suburban voters are up for grabs.

Dueling Campaigns: Iraq Is Isn't Is Like South Korea. We Won't Will Won't Be Home For 100 Years. We Are Aren't Ragging On McCain's Age.

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Dueling candidate communiques today on McCain's non-timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq raised important questions: Does "confused" mean "old"? And just how politically confused is Joe Lieberman?

TV Ads And Town Halls: McCain Campaign Revs Up

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

McCain has begun running general election ads in an impressive list of swing states, providing in effect a battle map of states the GOP believes are in play. Missouri and Michigan near the top of the list.

Graham: Bush-McCain Data Mining Bill A "Subterfuge" (Audio)

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Listen in on the conference call with Sen Bob Graham today as he discusses the Bush-McCain position on increasing Administration authority to conduct warrantless wiretaps on U.S. citizens.

Florida Democrats Begin To Unite Against McCain

Ron Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Levitt

Florida Democrats, still heated after the botched Democratic primary there and its rancorous aftermath, came together to protest John McCain's opposition to a national catastrophe relief funds.

Never Surrender! Never?

Price Floyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Price Floyd

When McCain said, "I will never surrender in Iraq my friend. Never surrender", what did he mean by "Never"? And more importantly, what does he mean by "Surrender"?

The Candidates Agreed To Agree On Darfur

Gloria White-Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gloria White-Hammond

Yesterday, for once, our candidates agreed: genocide in Darfur must end. And the constituency of conscience concerned about Darfur will hold them to their word.

Michelle Obama In Phoenix: "Fear Is A Useless Emotion"

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

Bush and McCain moved their event in the presumptive Republican nominee's hometown to a smaller venue, afraid protesters would outnumber guests. Meantime, Michelle packed a convention room around the corner.

Betting On Obama's New Map

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Obama is strong in the Rockies and weak in the Appalachians. His map is tilted to the west. He may well win Col. and even Nev. in the general election but how does that balance against Ohio, Penn. Fl.?

Another E-mail Worth Reading -- A Retired Rear Admiral Visits American Legion and VFW Posts, Hears About Reaction to Clinton and Obama

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The Democratic Party has its work cut out for it with Vets if Hillary does not get the Democratic nomination. Senator Obama has zero traction in the VFW and American Legion Halls.

The Iraq Crusade Is a Recruiting Sergeant for Bin Laden

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

Soon after President Bush swore his support of Israel before the Knesset, Senator McCain questioned whether Senator Obama fully appreciates the threa...

McCain Courts The Indian Country Vote

Rebecca Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Ford

John McCain released his Native American policy this week, strengthening his popularity among American Indians, who could well shift as a demographic bloc to the Republicans this election cycle.

Bush's Bad Economy Has McCain Talking Global Warming

Susan Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Grant

Democrats laugh and point to his ties to big oil. Conservative voters are turned off by what they see as an exercise in hippie mysticism. Fact is, though, McCain is stumping an environmental plan.

McCain Still Failing To Close With GOP Voters

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Months after his main rivals dropped out of the race, McCain has failed to win over voters in key Republican demographics. Last week in Indiana Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul won 18 percent of the vote.

Questioner Dragged Out Of McCain Town Hall Talks To OffTheBus

Keith Dinsmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Keith Dinsmore

"It was a mental health question. A guy who would call his wife a cunt in front of reporters is not only a jerk but dangerous. It's scary to think of a hothead like McCain having his finger on the trigger."

The Real Insanity Of McCain's 100 Years Remark

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

McCain said we'd stay in Iraq "100 years" if there were no casualties. But someone who thinks we can occupy Iraq and never be attacked is a complete idiot. Not even George W. Bush is that stupid.

Economist Jared Bernstein Crunches The Candidates

JB Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
JB Powell

The current economic meltdown can be traced to McCain's financial adviser. McCain wants to further deregulate capital markets and cut taxes. McCain-onomics are Bush-onomics, but more so.

The McCain Youth Vote? Former Silicon Valley Exec Makes The Case

Will Mari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Will Mari

Top Republican Adviser Carly Fiorina: "Young people appreciate authenticity. To make change, you have to know how to drive that change. You have to know where all the bodies are, so to speak."

New Polls: Indiana Toss-Up

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Indiana is a dead heat for the Democrats and, remarkably, may be up for grabs come November. What's more, the Obama camp told superdelegates that Ohio and Florida are not key to its general-election strategy.

An African-American Grand Old Party

Lonnee Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lonnee Hamilton

If Hillary steals the nomination, there will be race division within the Democratic party. If McCain chooses Rice or Powell as VP, he would be masterfully positioning the Republican party as moving beyond its racist past.