John McCain’s new campaign slogan.
8:32 PM – Obama is on a roll. So far the debate has been a wonky debate about policy. Hillary as usual is doing well, but Barack is doing just as well, and is showing he can hang with Hillary when it comes to policy details.
Both of them are scoring huge points taking shots at Republicans, and Obama just had a zinger about John McCain’s flip-flop on Bush’s tax cuts.
Hillary’s advantage is experience, but just listening to the debate they both look like they have the knowledge and experience to do the job. This blunts her best argument.
8:40 PM – Obama hits it out of the park, saying immigrants should not be used as scapegoats for black unemployment. The crowd loved it and this will win him points with Latino voters.
9:10 PM – Hillary scores some good points ragging on Bush. The questions have drifted away from policy.
9:31 PM – Obama is crushing her on the issue of the Iraq War, and he’s also demostrating he will be able to handle McCain on this issue. Hillary’s statements defending her vote border on the ridiculous. Wolf Blitzer hammered her and called her naive.
9:48 PM – It ends with a love-fest. I think Barack won this one.
Ted Kennedy was a guest on the most popular Spanish language radio show in LA campaigning for brack Obama. Read the story to see the magnitude of this support.
I won’t bother quoting entertainer Rush Limbaugh.
Instead, here’s a column by Mark Levin from the National Review.
The national polls show a dead heat between McCain and Romney, so I’m not writing Romney off just yet.
Peretz asks a simple question – can friends of Israel–and Jews–trust Obama? His answer is yes.
Peretz is very influencial in the Jewish community, so this column will be very helpful to Obama.
Regarding the presidency, historian Robert Dalleck explains why judgement always trumps experience.
Looks like he’ll have enough money to compete on Super Tuesday.
Lincoln Chafee, former Republican Senator from Rhode Island, discusses the vote t authorize the Iraq War in his new book:
Exactly. In my view Hillary’s war vote is a deal breaker. The fact that she stuck by that vote for years when it was obvious to everyone that the war was a tragic mistake only compounds her error.
I’m looking forward to seeing Chafee hit the talk shows and explain his disdain for Democrats who supported this war.
I wasn’t impressed with John McCain’s performance in tonight’s GOP debate. Just like he did on Meet the Press last week, McCain ducked questions and was presented with several contradictions in his explanations for his votes.
If he gets the nomination he will be tough to beat given his appeal to moderates and independents, but his appeal might fade if he keeps this up.
The national Gallup tracking poll now has Obama trailing Clinton by just 6 points.
UPDATE – Obama is also within six points in Massachusetts in the new Rasmussen poll. Last week he was down 37 points in a separate poll! Looks like the Kennedy endorsement made an impact.