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The 2008 Counterfactual

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On August 19, 2011
Rebecca Traister has a terrific piece about counterfactuals and the 2008 primary. Amanda has some comments as well. Traister does a good job of outlining the where there may have differences — Obama’s coatails (which were likely decisive in the Hagan and Franken Senate races) versus the unlikelihood that Clinton would have played the debt […]

Nice job by Kevin K. taking on the argument recently being advanced by people who either need some excuse to discuss John Edwards’s sex life or to excuse their dismal performance running Hillary

The politics of energy policy

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On August 27, 2008

Some explanation for my off the cuff remark about energy policy. Here’s why I’m not sold on focusing on energy policy as a centerpiece of the electoral strategy. I think it’ll penetr

The Convention

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On August 27, 2008
The roommate just commandeered the remote and switched the TV off the convention and onto Rachel Ray. I’m not sure it’s not an improvement. The only way I can watch the Democratic Conventions without freaking out is to repeat over and over again that I’m not the target audience for this and someone somewhere surely […]

Not Morons

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On June 2, 2008

In response to Dan, channeling James Fallows: The Clinton team doesn’t worry about hurting Obama’s prospects of winning in the fall, because they assess those prospects at zero. Always hav

The grim reaping begins

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On May 30, 2008

Verbatim Ferraro: As for Reagan Democrats, how Clinton was treated is not their issue. They are more concerned with how they have been treated. Since March, when I was accused of being racist for a st

The Silly Florida 2000 Analogy

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On May 28, 2008
Jon Chait makes the first obvious point about Rich Lowry’s silly attempt to claim that there’s some contradiction between Democratic arguments that ballots that indicated the intent of the voter should be counted in Florida 2000 and the position of many Democrats about current dispute over the Democratic nomination: the argument was that Gore was […]

How To Be A Hack

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On May 28, 2008

America’s least beloved circus clown continues to bring the high level of intelletcual rigor he brought to his defenses of Joe Lieberman against actual Democrats to the Clinton campaign. As you

Puerto Rico!

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On May 26, 2008

With due respect to the residents of our not-quite-a-51st-state, Barack Obama shouldn’t be spending either a nickel or a minute on the Puerto Rican primary. Illinois, Connecticut, New York, New

For The Defense

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On May 24, 2008
To play against recent type somewhat, and since they seem to have been the final straw for a lot of people, I should probably say that I don’t actually think that the RFK comments are a big deal at all. The example was poorly chosen, but I think the point she was trying to make […]

Evidently, Clinton using the civil rights and suffragist movement to defend her attempts to count the North Korean Michigan not-even-a-straw-poll is beyond appalling. But nonetheless, I can’t ag

Check out especially the interview with a coal miner about 2:15 in: The white people has put the negroes in the back of the bus for years, and if we’re not careful we’re gonna be in the ba

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