An Inconvenient List

Has there been a movie of the last ten or twenty years (or a man) more inviting of satire than Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”?  I’m hard-pressed to think of one…and that’s a shame, because as I’ve stated before, I’m the (rare? almost unique?) Republican who thinks global warming is real and that it has to [...]

Gallup: No News Is Good News…

…if your last name is Giuliani or Clinton, as Rudy and Hillary have maintained their national leads: • In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has a 10 percentage point lead nationally over former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., maintains his place in third. [...]

Anti-Hillary Dems Will Have To Find Another Savior

There has been a consistent belief (or at least, a fond wish) among many Democrats who are either outright opposed to Hillary Clinton or afraid that she is unelectable that Al Gore would come riding in to save the day (it should be noted that many of these same Democrats, while sympathetic to John Edwards, [...]

New Poll, Same Results

When the smoke clears from all the Fred Thompson hype and the anti-Rudy backlash over his position on abortion, it’s a tiny bit surprising to see that Giuliani is still the Republican front runner by a large margin. Rudy has 32 percent support in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, compared to 19 for McCain, [...]

Gallup: Hillary Surging, Rudy Holds Steady

Some news sure to calm the nerves of Rudy supporters who haven’t had much to cheer about over the last couple of weeks, and further confirmation that Hillary is widening her lead over Obama, comes from Gallup today: A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds Hillary Clinton solidifying her lead over Barack Obama and the rest [...]

Hillary Steams Ahead

Is Obama still a rock star? Instead of Bono, he’s starting to poll more like Art Garfunkel (take that, all you other political writer types out there!): Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, has increased her lead over the Democratic field in the race for the presidential nomination, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll [...]

Romney Busts A Move!

Into double-digits at last, according to the new TIME poll: Democrats (Respondents were presented with the choice of the following 3 candidates) Clinton 33 (-5 vs last poll March 23-26) Obama 26 (-4) Edwards 25 (-1) No Answer/Don’t Know 13 (+9) _____________ Republicans (Respondents were presented with the choice of the following 5 candidates) Giuliani [...]

McCain Drops To Third In New Poll

Well, well, well, it’s certainly been a bad early spring for John McCain.  To be losing so decisively to Rudy is one thing, but when an undeclared candidate is running ahead of the former frontrunner, that’s big: Sen. John McCain, once considered the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has fallen to third place in [...]

Parsing The Gallup Poll – The Democrats

Lots of juice in the latest Gallup results for political junkies on both sides of the aisle.  Let’s begin with the Democrats. Hillary is at 38%, Obama at 19%, Edwards at 15%, and Al Gore at 14%.  Reading between the lines, I see…bad news for Hillary. Why? How can I say that about a candidate who [...]

And Now, The Award For ‘Nicest Way Of Saying Someone Has Gotten Really Fat’

And the winner is: Mark Leibovich and Patrick Healy of the New York Times, from an Al Gore story: Almost everywhere he goes these days, Mr. Gore is met with the fuss of a statesman. His hair is slicked back in a way that accentuates the new fullness of his face. Nicely done, gents!…

An Inconvenient Waistline

The best thing about Al Gore’s movie is the incredible ease with which it supplies snarky blog headlines.  Eleanor Clift, in a typically contentless piece, says the key to predicting Al Gore’s possible presidential run is to watch his appetite: A leading indicator of his intentions could be Gore’s waistline. The theory is that slimming down [...]

No Newts

A new Zogby poll asks responsdents which candidate would NEVER get their votes, and the dubious honor for #1 goes to Newt: With the actual voting still a long way into the future, more than half of the American electorate has already made up its mind about who they won’t be casting ballots for in [...]

An Inconvenient Hype

Al Gore, environmental hero and best pal of Leo DiCaprio, is encountering some calls to pipe down, and not from the usual suspects: Although Mr. Gore is not a scientist, he does rely heavily on the authority of science in “An Inconvenient Truth,” which is why scientists are sensitive to its details and claims. Criticisms [...]

Nevada Is Definitely In Play

The good news for Republicans from the latest Nevada polling results is that with either McCain or Giuliani, they currently lead Obama, Clinton, Edwards, and Gore in head-to-head matchups – though in many cases within the margin of error.  Rudy has opened a 20 point lead over McCain among Nevada Republicans, and Romney scores just 4% [...]

WaPo/ABC: Rudy Up – BIG

Whoa, now THIS is a lead: In the Republican race, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who recently made clear his intentions to seek the presidency, has expanded his lead over Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Giuliani holds a 2 to 1 advantage over McCain among Republicans, according to the poll, more than tripling [...]

When There’s Spin In The Air…

…you can almost always count on Mickey Kaus to cut through the…poop.  Here’s Kaus on the pro-Hillary spin coming out of the recent spat with Obama: No Nagourney “I’ve Been Spun” piece would be complete without a quote from notorious Dem counterproductive overspinner Chris Lehane, whose tendentious 24-7 BS sniping as Al Gore’s 2000 press [...]

A Half-Dozen Strong Candidates? The Democrats?

I join Tom Bevan in his amazement at Kevin Drum’s assertion: [Just Say No] to whatever Kevin Drum was on when he wrote this about 2008: “…[T]he Republican field is remarkably weak this cycle. Compared to Democrats, who have half a dozen genuinely strong contenders, John McCain (news, bio, voting record) is really the only [...]

Clinton Widens Lead Over Obama…

…while Rudy Giuliani remains the public favorite for the GOP: On the day that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton officially entered the 2008 presidential sweepstakes, a new Washington Post-ABC News survey shows her with a wide lead over her potential Democratic rivals. Clinton took 41 percent in a hypothetical primary field against 12 other Democrats, far ahead of [...]

Confirmation For The Hillary Surge

I joined D’08 reader Patrick in skepticism over the Newsweek poll that showed Hillary over both McCain and Rudy and trouncing Romney – but the result has been confirmed by a second poll by CNN: 47 percent of the 1,019 people surveyed said they would vote for Clinton, D-New York, — and also for McCain, [...]

How Do We Love Thee, Rudy G.? Let Us Count The Ways…

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows – guess who – Rudy G. leading the way among Republican candidates.  At some point, the Rudy G. naysayers are going to have to start paying attention, because there are very few polls he hasn’t led in, and John McCain is not a nobody – i.e., it’s not [...]

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