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Archive for the '2008 Election' Category

A Campaign That Will Go Down In History

It will be many years before the definitive book about the 2008 Presidential campaign is written, probably long after most of the participants are dead. After all, it took over eighty years for a truly definitive look at the Election of 1920, and more than forty for a similar volume to be written about the […]

You Know Who To Blame For ObamaCare ? Yep, George W. Bush

Over at The American Spectator, Philip Klein says something that every conservative should be saying: The question conservatives should be asking though, is how did we get in this position in the first place? How come, over the course of two elections, Democrats were able to take back the White House and amass substantial majorities […]

Poll: Majority Of Republicans Don’t Believe Obama Won 2008 Election Legitimately

by @ Thursday, November 19th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Elections, Obama Derangement Syndrome, Politics

According to a new poll from Public Policy Polling, a majority of Republicans do not believe that President Obama won the 2008 Election legitimately: PPP’s newest national survey finds that a 52% majority of GOP voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27% granting that he […]

Another McCain Aide Calls Palin’s Book “Total Fiction”

by @ Wednesday, November 18th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Elections, John McCain, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin

This time, it’s Nicole Wallace: NEW YORK – Former McCain campaign senior adviser Nicolle Wallace says Sarah Palin’s book “Going Rogue” is “based on fabrications,” and that the basis for Palin’s depictions of her and former McCain campaign director Steve Schmidt as villains “took place entirely in her imagination.” In a statement to The Rachel […]

McCain Campaign Manager: “Going Rogue” Is “Total Fiction”

by @ Sunday, November 15th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Books, John McCain, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin

Steve Schmidt is the latest former McCain/Palin staffer to respond to the allegations in Sarah Palin’s new book: WASHINGTON (CNN) – John McCain’s former presidential campaign manager Steve Schmidt is the latest McCain adviser to cry foul over accusations Sarah Palin has penned in her yet to be released memoir “Going Rogue.” Excerpts obtained by […]

McCain Staffers Begin To Unload On Sarah Palin

by @ Saturday, November 14th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Elections, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin

Let the war between the McCain and Palin camps begin anew: Top aides to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign hit back at Sarah Palin Friday, after news reports revealed that the former vice presidential nominee’s soon-to-be-released book extensively criticizes the campaign’s press strategy – with many of its hardest shots aimed squarely at campaign manager […]

Sarah Palin Goes Rogue On The Facts

by @ Saturday, November 14th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Books, Credit Crisis, Economics, Elections, Politicos & Pundits, Sarah Palin

It hasn’t even been officially released yet, and it’s already clear that Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue is playing fast and loose with the truth: WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Palin’s new book reprises familiar claims from the 2008 presidential campaign that haven’t become any truer over time. Ignoring substantial parts of her record if not the […]

Palin’s “Going Rogue” Rehabilitation Tour Begins

by @ Friday, November 13th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Books, Elections, John McCain, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin

If the early leaks are any indication, the biggest story that will come out of Sarah Palin’s forth coming book Going Rogue: An American Life will be the war between the Palin camp and the McCain camp over the 2008 campaign: The rollout for former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s highly anticipated and score-settling memoir began […]

Mike Huckabee’s Latest Whine: Palin Gets More Attention Because She’s More Attractive

Someone please tell Mike Huckabee to shut up: Palin is the party’s rock star. “Some of the people who had excoriated me and really been very dismissive of me for views that I had taken, and labeled me anything from a populist to an ignoramus — the same people have been very defensive [of] and […]

Sarah Palin Was A Godsend — For The Obama Campaign

by @ Sunday, November 1st, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

David Plouffe, who managed Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign, was on Meet the Press this morning discussing his new book The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory and I thought this segment was particularly interesting: Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy “I think […]

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