In today’s Boston Herald, columnist Margery Eagan touches on an interesting point:
This mess just won’t end.And if it doesn’t end soon--like today--the Democrats will lose in November. Again.The mess I refer to? Hillary supporters’ continued up-the-ante demands for respect and validation, for hurt feelings to be soothed, voices to be heard, etc.
And if it doesn’t end soon--like today--the Democrats will lose in November. Again.
The mess I refer to? Hillary supporters’ continued up-the-ante demands for respect and validation, for hurt feelings to be soothed, voices to be heard, etc.
Time really does heal all wounds. Twenty years ago, after Ted Kennedy helped pass legislation that forced Rupert Murdoch to sell the Boston Herald, the paper smacked the senator in a front-page editorial that read, in part: "Kennedy's attitude seems to be: 'To hell with the political process, to
hell with the First Amendment, to hell with my integrity, and to hell
with The Herald and its readers.
After Barack Obama picked Joe Biden as his running mate, the GOP launched the Biden Gaffe Clock. It's still in its infancy, but if you click here, you can catch some wince-inducing footage of Biden calling Obama--wait for it--"Barack America." (The look on Obama's face is just priceless.)
A question: might the Biden pick bode poorly for Mitt Romney? After all, Mitt's something of a gaffe-meister himself--and if he's tapped as McCain's VP, the Republicans might have to abandon this line of attack.
*UPDATE: Don't just blame Minnesota/the Republicans; it happened in Denver too.
Does urging both presidential candidates to reduce the threat from nuclear weapons constitute a "petty political attack"?
Apparently Northwest Airlines, the official carrier of the Republican National Convention, thinks so, since NWA recently asked Clear Channel to yank an anti-nukes ad that had been posted in the Minneapolis/St.