One of the few mementos that I proudly keep is a 2008 "Hillary for President" media pass.
It's bright yellow, and is from the Iowa caucuses. I remember the night well in Des Moines at her victory night celebration.
A last place finish in the Iowa caucuses marked Michele Bachmann's last stand as a presidential candidate.
Newt Gingrich has nine lives.
We can laugh at his candidacy all we want too, but the joke may end up being on us. No one predicted Gingrich, with all of his baggage had any shot at winning the Republican Presidential Nomination.
Happy Friday, everyone!
Hurricane Irene will set upon us in a matter of hours; please be sure to have your emergency goods set aside. Jay Walder has indicated that the entire public transportation system may be shut down, since the hurricane will place the transit employees in a dangerous position.
Good for him.
Employers - please be sure to understand that this could be a dangerous time for your employees - have consideration for their families, as well as yours.
What an epiphany I had this morning. Here it is...the morning after The Green Bay Packers go on to their 13th Super Bowl victory over the Pittburgh Steelers, and I'm getting ready for work. Then...the thought hits me: Danny Casolaro, an investigative reporter who said that he had pieced together the entire crime network of the world as the Octopus, was found dead in a hotel room bathtub, his wrists slashed, and the dirty towels thrown under a sink.
This was ruled a SUICIDE, by the way.
The fact that Bill Clinon is aiding President Obama, is that a sign that Hillary Clinton won't run against Obama.
Is it really true if you listen to Joe Biden that Hillary Clinton won't be replacing Biden as Number two on the ticket?
Maybe Bill Clinton is really over his hurt of Obama outsmarting the Clintons during the campaign, and just wants to help a fellow democrat.
Ten years ago, I was at the Buffalo Senate Debate where a relative unknown at the time, Suffolk County Congressman Rick Lazio walked across the stage and stuffed a campaign pledge in front of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
But that move, perceived as bullying, locked his place in political history as an example of what not to do during a debate with a female candidate. Clinton's support among women voters was solidified. Lazio may now again be in a circular firing squad of one.
To those of you interested in the political process, and I hope that is everyone, it’s that time of year, to start watching LIVE DEBATES on NY1.
First of all, no organization in this state comes close to doing as great a job on debates as NY1. Hours and hours of preparation go into the debates. Hours and Hours of meetings and research.
It doesn’t matter if your politics are Left, Right, Conservative, Liberal, Progressive. Or Independent. These debates are an opportunity for the public, a “snapshot” for you to see the candidates without some type of a media filter.
Is Hillary Clinton running for governor of New York?
This is all the buzz on several blogs today. Everyone knows that David Paterson is gone. It's widely assumed that Andrew Cuomo will be running.
I don't see Hillary fighting a primary against Cuomo. I don't see any way that Cuomo doesn't run.
In other words, I don't see Hillary Clinton running for NY governor.
Maureen Dowd of the New York Times fires the opening salvo in Camelot's Second Crusade: That is, go back and destroy the victors the same way you were gonna right before they destroyed you. Kinda like this wholly unself-evident death threat from Camelot via the New York Post:
I've noticed there has been a lot of press recently, a lot of speculation about who will be tapped to replace Senator Hillary Clinton when she heads south to take over the Department of State. And as speculation goes, besides a smattering of usual suspects, I found this interesting:
Today's Clinton-for-SecState trial balloon should revive a lightning round of speculation (and maybe even some
In July of last year, in my finale of the three-part series on Barack Obama, I made a few predictions about the presidential race. One of those predictions upset many of my friends. It was the one where I said that Barack Obama will be president of the United States of America, unless a couple things happen: one of which was “an assassination”. I have never retracted this. In fact I wrote later in the year that the Secret Service needed to step up their detail, and protect this man at the highest level ever afforded a presidential candidate. I also berated Barack (slightly) for his cavalier attitude towards the fears of many many black people. I wasn’t kidding. I have met him on three different occasions and I didn’t like what I saw as the security arrangements around him.
via Quinnipiac University
May 14, 2008 - Obama, Clinton Both Top McCain In November Face-Off, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Democrats Back Obama-Clinton 'dream Ticket'