Senator Barack Obama, October 2002
(Courtesy of Ben Smith's Blog on Politico.com)
It is significant that Senator Obama excels in the caucus format and that in the upcoming contests, three of the four next races are caucuses (Nebraska and Washington State on February 9, Maine on February 10). For a complete primary calendar see the NYTimes Election Guide 2008. Plus there is the momentum thing - and Obama's got it by the boatload. My money is still on Senator Barack Obama. And given the apparent reality that the the GOP (with the emphasis on OLD) will indeed run John "Methuselah" McCain on the top of their ticket, the Democratic choice becomes even more strategic. I have maintained all along that there is only one politician who can mobilize the right-wing base to go to the polls (even more than Old Man McCain could convince the GOP faithful to stay home) and that politician in Senator Hillary Clinton. I'm just saying...
And what's this I hear about Hillary Clinton agreeing to a debate on Faux News? I hate the smell of desperation in the morning, and sorry Camp Clinton that is the whiff I'm getting from you all. First it was the suspect after-the-fact Michigan victory claim ('scuse me, but weren't there only two names on the ballot in Michigan - yours and Mr. Kucinich's), then it was the bogus partay that Hillary flew into Florida to throw for herself after that dubious win, and now she's ignoring many good reasons from every thinking Democrat and agreeing to sell herself out to Faux News. I hope that Senator Clinton is left debating by herself on this horrendus excuse for a news channel - shame on you, Senator Clinton =(
Bob Harris compares Clinton and Obama on Iraq.