Archive for February, 2008

Hillary’s “It’s 3 a.m. And Your Children Are Safe And Asleep” Ad

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, The War On Terrorism, Video

She’s actually playing on parents’ fears of children dying to win votes. Unbelievable. I mean, on one had it’s sad she’s resorting to Rovian tactics, but I’m not surprised given the type of campaign she has run. This is par for course at this point. TPM also sums up why this ad is a bad […]

February 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

McCain: “I’m a proud conservative, liberal, Republi…uh…”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conservatism, Liberalism, McCain, Video

Heh, the fatigue of the campaign trail… I do hope the debate is respectful, as he promises. Fingers crossed. Tweet

February 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

An Eye-Witness Report on Texas Voting

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Texas

Yesterday, I went to the polls here in Texas. I gave myself twenty minutes to vote, twice as much time as it usually takes at the local early voting location. Almost an hour later, I finally cast my ballot. The Republican and Democratic voters all waited in the same line but you could tell who […]

February 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Andrew Sullivan Is Losing It

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary

He doesn’t like Hillary and after this campaign I can relate. But I’ve been more and more turned off lately by how “creative” his dislike can be. Exhibit A: We’re at that moment in the campaign that reminds me of a horror movie. There’s a kind of relief that the worst cannot happen, that the […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Obama Raised Over $50M In February

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Money

I speculated about this earlier, but now Marc Ambinder shares some gossip… But though Barack Obama’s campaign is keeping mum, you can bet that somewhere in Chicago, David Plouffe is cracking a smile. That’s because the campaign is expected to announce having raised more than $50M this month, breaking all records and all expectations. Wow, […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama Supporters Want A Longer Contest?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, Polls

Surprising findings from a recent Pew survey. Because while Barack’s supporters want superdelegates to follow the popular sentiment, they favor a longer primary contest than Hillary supporters. Here’s the graphic… Check out the whole thing. Tweet

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Wanna Take A Survey About Politics?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Polls

I was contacted tonight by a student who’s trying to get some people interested in politics to answer a survey about the candidates, etc. I just took it and it goes a lot quicker than the 15 minutes the following message suggests. Take a look… The purpose of this survey is to examine how people […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama To Raise “Considerably More” Than Jan.’s $36M Haul

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Money

From Politico: Obama spokesman Bill Burton, anticipating the Clinton campaign’s announcement that she has raised roughly $35 million this month, tells me that the Illinois senator has raised “considerably more than that” in the same period. Obama has claimed more than 1 million donors over the course of the campaign, and raised $36 million last […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Clinton Raises $35M In Feburary

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Money

Yet another sign that the Democrats will handily out-raise their opponents. Because while this haul is impressive, it’s a safe bet that Obama is going to eclipse his January total of $36M. From Politico: A Clinton advisor confirmed the figure, which is enough to suggest that money won’t be an obstacle to Clinton’s campaign going […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Rasmussen: Obama Leads Texas, Pennsylvania Now Tight

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Polls, Texas

Remember, if Obama wins Texas, it’s all over. That’s been the Clinton campaign’s contention all along, and even Bill said if she didn’t win both Texas and Ohio, she wouldn’t get the nomination. First we have Texas, where Obama is showing surprising strength: The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows Obama attracting 48% of the […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »