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Pyror Unopposed

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On March 11, 2008
Wow. If the GOP can’t scrounge up a challenge to a one-term incumbent in a red state, things are looking very good in ’08. (And if the Dems don’t get a larger majority in the Senate, talking about the precise details of health care plans won’t ending up being very important.)

More On Experience

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On February 25, 2008

Kevin Drum objects to my argument about experience, claiming that Obama’s experience will be a disadvantage against McCain but Clinton’s would not. I’m not entirely convinced. ItR

Are You Experienced?

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On February 24, 2008
Related to this point, arguments for Clinton proceeding from her allegedly greater experience have always been unpersuasive, precisely because if Clinton’s rather marginal and contestable experiential advantages over Obama should be decisive any of the other major Democratic candidates would be unquestionably preferable to either. (And, even worse, the same would be true of McCain […]

Prediction Time!

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On February 18, 2008

Prediction 1: If Obama wins the nomination and loses to McCain, Clinton supporters will angrily claim vindication, saying that it was obvious all along that Obama couldn’t win. Prediction 2: If

The Empty Calculi of Electability

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On February 10, 2008
Drezner writes… This process meant that the Democrats ran Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, and John Kerry in November. There’s no way that any politico can justify a process that delivers that set of outcomes. …which reminds me of this excellent post by Lance Mannion on the ghost of John Kerry: The ghost of […]

GOP VP

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On February 6, 2008

Brad Plumer reports that Karl Rove (and I sort of admire the spare elegance of Rove serving as an election analyst for Fox News; I mean, why not just skip the middleman) threw cold water on the idea o

No No No No No

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On January 30, 2008
Apparently Ralph Nader has formed an exploratory presidential committee. If the committee is going to do anything other than explore the depths of Nader’s narcissism, it might have a tough time. While I agree with Nader that calling him a “spoiler” may be a sign of “political bigotry” (even if it’s true), I can’t help […]

Knife Fight

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On January 9, 2008

It seems to me that we have ourselves a knife fight. It also seems to me that this is a wonderful thing; Iowa and New Hampshire shouldn’t have the right to determine our Presidential nominees. &

Care To Make It Interesting?

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On October 22, 2007

Via Sam Boyd, I bring you this Kirchick Komedy Klassic: Earlier this week, I speculated in a bloggingheads with Jon Keller, political reporter for the Boston CBS affiliate and author of The Bluest Sta

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