Scarecrow, Digby, and Jon Walker rightly took David Plouffe’s promises that a 9% unemployment rate won’t hurt Obama’s reelection chances to task. But I’m at least as appalled by this part of Plouffe’s statement: The White House’s top political adviser, downplaying the significance of the unemployment rate in the 2012 election, said the Republican candidates [...]
|By: emptywheel Wednesday November 19, 2008 5:57 am|
Mitt wants to force the auto companies into bankruptcy–and offers a whole lot of ignorant justifications for doing so.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday September 17, 2008 6:36 am|
It’s a true sign of the dire state of our economy that a Republican candidate for President is running out of acceptable surrogates to talk on the economy.
|By: emptywheel Monday February 25, 2008 8:17 am|
Best as I can tell, Mitch McConnell has one of two choices. Do McCain a favor by withdrawing his insistence that Hans von Spakovsky be considered in a block with the three other FEC nominees–which would result in a quorum that could rule on McCain’s bid to decline FEC matching funds. Or, he could remain intransigent, and make it much more likely that someone he doesn’t hate as much as he hates McCain–like Mitt Romney–gets the GOP nomination to be President.
|By: emptywheel Monday January 14, 2008 10:21 am|
I can tell you, it’ll sure be hard to sleep tonight as I ponder the possibilities of tomorrow’s MI Clusterfuck Primary. Polls show that Romney might just pull this out–and surprisingly, at least one of those polls says he’ll do so with Republican support. Me, I’m just looking forward to Wednesday, when Joe Lieberman and John McCain will stop spamming me with robocalls and junk mail.
|By: emptywheel Thursday January 10, 2008 12:22 pm|
Maybe MI isn’t as much of a clusterfuck as I thought. If nothing else, Huckabee looks poised to knock Mitt from the race, which will turn the GOP nomination into a contest between McCain and Huckabee. Which might make it very interesting indeed.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday January 9, 2008 1:25 pm|
I’m not the only one calling MI’s primary next week a clusterfuck–one of the state’s top Dem consultants, Mark Grebner, thinks so too, though he doesn’t use the word clusterfuck:
Of course, we may get lucky, but that’s not really “a plan”. With Clinton bouncing back tonight in NH, it’s plausible that she and Obama will go round after round, with neither scoring a knockout.
|By: emptywheel Saturday January 5, 2008 1:37 pm|
I think the pundits are still working from outdated conventional wisdom, which was overturned on two counts in Iowa. Obviously, Obama has dramatically altered the universe of voters whom Democrats are going to have to win over. But at the same time, I wonder whether the Republicans have lost a good many of their corporatists who have been disgusted by the rank incompetence of the Bush Administration. If so, it may mean that Huckabee wins big, but wins in what has become a minority party.