The criticism has been coming in from left and right, and McCain was one of the first to denounce the remarks. Michelle Obama’s remarks on the campaign trail about angry and frightened Americans are fair for comment and critique, and so are Gramm’s.
And some of us didn’t know we were still so divided. Many thought the Obama candidacy finally proved that we’ve moved past that painful past. What it’s really done is put the issue front and center. And forced underlying issues to the surface.
Like the Rev. Jesse Jackson controversy of the moment. There’s a much better conversation going on beyond the buzz of talk shows and sensational journalism.
John McWhorter, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow and author of “All About the Beat: Why Hip Hop Can’t Save Black America,” believes most black audiences connect with the message of figures like Obama and Cosby.
McWhorter, who is among those prominent black leaders who emphasize individual responsibility, told FOX News that the era when racism drove debate in black communities is over.
Iran’s saber-rattling missile tests quickly became a flash point in the presidential election on Wednesday as Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama each seized on the tests to try to validate their differing policies on Iran.
This is the first we’ve heard of McCain lately. It took Ahmadinejad to get him some attention.
Each man spoke of the growing threat posed by Iran, and each called for tougher penalties against the country. But Mr. Obama called once again for pursuing what he called “direct and aggressive diplomacy with the Iranian regime,” while Mr. McCain warned against that approach and said that the tests highlighted the need for a missile defense system in Europe.
Words can be so relative in politics and the culture these days. One man’s ‘flip-flop’ is another man’s ’shift in emphasis.’ Over the past week, some of the most liberal mainstream media have been pained to explain (or question) Sen. Obama’s lurch to the political center. Now they have to deal with Rev. Jesse Jackson’s critical remarks about Obama. Gut check time.
At least this time, no one is adding “stupid”. We’re all in this bind, both presidential candidates have ideas for relieving it, and both are focusing needed attention on it starting this week. Neither one ‘owns’ the issue or clearly defines the solution.
The crush of bad economic news — six consecutive months of job losses, rising rates of home foreclosures, gasoline prices seemingly headed toward $5 a gallon — is increasingly setting the contours of the race between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.
Both candidates plan to spend this week focusing almost entirely on the economy. But both face political problems with the issue.
Mr. McCain, Republican of Arizona, has been shadowed by his statements earlier in the campaign that he is not expert in the subject of the economy and by the likelihood that voters will associate him with the economic…
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Throughout the primary season, nearly all the media focused on the inevitability of Barack Obama. What they did not count on what that his trajectory would ultimately require him to accommodate some politics and policies they scorned.
This is change alright, and the New York Times editorial board doesn’t like it one bit. At least, not this writer.
First, he broke his promise to try to keep both major parties within public-financing limits for the general election. His team explained that, saying he had a grass-roots-based model and that while he was forgoing public money, he also was eschewing gold-plated fund-raisers. These days he’s on a high-roller hunt.
And he’s pulling them in, starting with billionaire George Soros. But the turnaround on public financing is just the beginning.
Or something to get the express back on track. It’s either gone off the rails lately, or just seems to have. And it not only has to carry him and his campaign, but his whole party. That’s almost too much for any vehicle right now.
From the standpoint of morale, enthusiasm, and confidence, the presidential election can be called no contest–Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. John McCain. The Republican candidate has not used the long period since he clinched the nomination to establish an effective campaign strategy. The level of depression among Republicans outside the McCain inner…
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Trouble now is, some of his supporters see him changing some of his promises. As he appeals more to moderates and independents, liberal Democrats are finding his new outreach unappealing.
This AP analysis claims the Republicans are taking advantage of Obama’s change. It’s clearly written by one of his supporters, but all things in perspective, it makes some interesting points about the candidate.
On Iraq, Obama said Thursday that his upcoming trip there might lead him to refine his promise to quickly remove U.S. troops from the war.
He now supports broader authority for the government’s eavesdropping program and legal immunity for telecommunications companies that participated in it, supporting the bill after some protections were added.
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