• September 12, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    Some of the people who responded to my story in this week's Phoenix--which argues that John McCain's decision to run against the press is going to lead to tougher coverage of his campaign--lamented my suggestion that journalists do their jobs differently depending on how they're treated.

    Maybe we shouldn't, but we do.

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  • September 03, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    ST. PAUL--Like conspiracy theories? Try this one: John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin wasn’t the result of poor vetting or poor judgment. Instead, it was a crafty, forward-thinking move aimed at turning Palin into a martyr and then using her martyrdom for political benefit.

    If that sounds far-fetched, consider what transpired earlier today during a pro-Palin conference at the Xcel Energy Center.

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  • September 02, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    ST. PAUL--Last night I dropped by “Political Chicks a Go-Go,” a women-in-politics shindig sponsored by the Lifetime network and RightNow!, an organization for women who share a belief in “common belief in free-markets, limited government and personal responsibility.” I’ve been fascinated for a while by the possibility that disgruntled female supporters of Hillary Clinton might end up voting for John McCain, and I wanted to see what women there had to see about that scenario—particularly in the wake of McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate.

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  • August 27, 2008
    By Adam Reilly

    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.

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