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Archive for January, 2008

Mitt Romney’s Super Tuesday Strategy

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Mitt Romney, Politics

Marc Ambinder shares a campaign memo that details how the former Governor hopes to make the best out of next Tuesday: The strategy eschews big states and concentrates on smaller states where the delegate selection processes favor conservatives. They include Colorado, a caucus state, West Virginia, Alaska (which is why Romney mentioned McCain’s support for […]

Tonight: Clash Of The Titans

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Tonight in Los Angeles, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will meet in a debate that could very well turn Obama’s surge into a tidal wave: It’s fitting that tonight’s Democratic presidential debate will be held at Los Angeles’ Kodak Theatre, home of the Oscars and one of Hollywood’s most hallowed monuments to the stars. Star […]

Jon Turltetaub Talks About Jericho

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under Jericho, Television

The Executive Producer of Jericho talked recently about the show’s cancellation and rebrith: “Like everyone else, I have been completely overwhelmed and impressed with the campaign you led to save the show,” Turtletaub said. “It wasn’t just your passion, but your persistence that paid off.” Turtletaub said that when CBS called to say they were […]

Volcker For Obama

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

An interesting endorsement from the man who beat inflation in the 1980s: “After 30 years in government, serving under five Presidents of both parties and chairing two non-partisan commissions on the Public Service, I have been reluctant to engage in political campaigns. The time has come to overcome that reluctance,” Mr. Volcker said in a […]

The John And Rudy Show

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Rudy Giuliani

Apparently, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani will be on The Tonight Show tonight: LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — John McCain and Rudy Giuliani will appear together Thursday night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, a source close to the McCain campaign tells CNN. Giuliani dropped his own White House bid Wednesday and endorsed McCain, […]

The Governator Endorses McCain

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger formally endorsed John McCain today: LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Thursday he is endorsing Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. In endorsing McCain, Schwarzenegger lauded the Arizona senator’s crusade against wasteful spending, his national security credentials and his environmental and economic stewardship. Flanked by McCain and […]

John McCain’s Road Map To Victory

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza shares an internal memo from the McCain campaign on how they think Super Tuesday will bring them within arms reach of the nomination: “Senator McCain is tremendously well positioned to win the nomination of our party and will be the de facto nominee of the party following the February 5th […]

Tim Hugo For Congress ?

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 VA-11 Race, Virginia, Virginia Politics

The Washington Post’s Tim Craig reports that Delegate Tim Hugo may be throwing his hat in the ring in the 11th Congressional District after all: Is Del. Timothy D. Hugo (R-Fairfax) rethinking his decision not to run for Congress in the 11th congressional district? Earlier this month, Hugo said he decided not to seek the […]

Barack Obama’s Big Month

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

Not only was January a good month for Barack Obama at the ballot box, he also managed to raise an incredible amount of money: The campaign of Barack Obama will report having raised at least $32 million in the month of January, a staggering amount for one month, campaign manager David Plouffe said this morning. […]

Behind The Kennedy Endorsement

by @ Thursday, January 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Apparently, for Ted Kennedy, it became very personal: There’s more to Sen. Edward Kennedy’s endorsement of Barack Obama than meets the eye. Apparently, part of the reason why the liberal lion from Massachusetts embraced Obama was because of a perceived slight at the Kennedy family’s civil rights legacy by the other Democratic presidential primary frontrunner, […]

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