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  • January 04, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein

    FOX News just called it for Huckabee -- we're just waiting for a final spread, but it sounds like Romney might lose by double-digits.

    Meanwhile, with nearly a third of precincts reporting, Edwards, Obama and Clinton are all within a percentage point of each other. Much depends on which areas have reported and which haven't, but for the moment the closeness is remarkable to see.

  • January 03, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    Southern New Hampshire, that is. McCain's post-Iowa schedule in New Hampshire -- courtesy of Cosmo, who sees all and knows all -- sticks mainly to good ol' Hillsborough County, just like Romney. In fact, the candidates are all planning to navigate the same territory From Friday through Tuesday; expect to see press caravans in multi-bus pile-ups on Rte.

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  • January 03, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    Michigan on January 15 looks like a McCain-Romney battle, one that Romney needs to win -- he's from there, his father was governor there, his father-in-law was mayor there, and he's been the only one advertising there. Well, not for long. Word is that McCain goes up with TV ads this weekend. Meanwhile, the Detroit News endorses the Arizona Senator over the native son today.

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  • January 03, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    Iowa Independent's Chase Martyn says Bill Richardson is instructing his people to second-choice Obama, in effort to hurt Edwards.

    Zogby has bad news for Romney, bad news for Clinton in Iowa.

    Bill Clinton thinks his fellow Hope native will beat Mitt tonight.

    Franklin Pierce U/WBZ has McCain ahead in NH.

    OK, maybe it's not USA Today, but northwest Iowa's Sheldon Mail-Sun ran a caucus-day editorial that starts thusly, according to Cyclone Conservative:









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  • January 03, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein

    This week's Boston Phoenix includes an editorial begging Republicans to reject Mitt Romney, for the good of their party. It's out tomorrow, and online now:

    Shameless: Mitt Romney is a liar, and Republican voters deserve better

  • January 02, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    Rudy Giuliani has a new ad up, warning that the world is going rapidly to hell in a handbasket. Here's the text (emphasis mine):
    An enemy without borders. Hate without boundaries. A people perverted. A religion betrayed. A nuclear power in chaos. Madmen bent on creating it. Leaders assassinated. Democracy attacked.

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  • January 02, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    Why has this not become a campaign issue until now? Reuters reports that a New Hampshire voter asked John McCain to take Ted Williams's body out of cryonic freeze and have it cremated, as the Splendid Splinter desired. (Hat tip, as they say, goes to Halperin's The Page for finding this one.)

    McCain replied that, much as he loves Teddy Ballgame, even as President he won't have the power to intercede with John Henry W.

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  • January 02, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    ...for Romney, that is. The 7NEWS/Suffolk NH poll has McCain up a tick and Romney down two, for a 32%-23% McCain lead.

    Rounding back to my earlier post about geography, the poll breaks the state into four regions, and shows Romney close in only one: Hillsborough county. That's the Manchester-Nashua corridor where Romney intends to spend most of his time after Thursday's Iowa caucuses.

  • January 02, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    Contributions to candidates in Massachusetts are limited to $500 per calendar year, so for anyone hoping to run against an incumbent state senator in November 2008, it's a huge advantage to start fundraising prior to the end of 2007. That doesn't seem to have happened -- there's been no rush of Republicans opening state senate campaign accounts in the last couple of months.

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  • January 02, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    For well over a year, I've been a regular peruser of Iowa political web sites. So, I thought I'd give a shout-out to some of the ones I've particularly liked. I'm not including the "regular" media sites, like the Des Moines Register (which in particular has been outstanding).

    One of the best blogs in the state has been Iowa Independent, where John Deeth was up early this morning to post on the candidates' song choices at campaign events.

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  • January 02, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein
    John McCain is tied with Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, at 29% each, according to a new CNN/WMUR poll out this morning. Giuliani and Huckabee are far behind, barely in double-digits.

    Interesting factoid: 63% of NH Independent "likely primary voters" say they intend to vote in the Democratic primary. That's back up near the levels of earlier this year.

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  • January 01, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein

    Mitt Romney has released plans for 14 campaign events between Friday, January 4th (the day after the Iowa caucuses) and Monday, January 7th (the day before the New Hampshire primary). He is not exactly trying to blanket the state -- the events are almost all in the southeastern portion of the state. In fact, if you draw a line from Nashua up to Concord, across to Portsmouth, then down to the Massachusetts border, you've boxed in all 14 events.

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  • January 01, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein

    7News/Suffolk University kicks off its final-week daily tracking poll with this doozy: McCain leading Romney 31%-25%. Ouch!!!

    On the Democratic side, the poll has Clinton out to a solid lead over Obama, 34%-22%.

    Meanwhile, Romney is going up with a positive ad, while McCain is unleashing a brutal, nasty ad [Web-only, according to Globe blogging] suggesting that if you vote for Mitt Romney, the terrorists win and global armageddon will begin.

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  • January 01, 2008
    By David S. Bernstein

    Everyone's been waiting impatiently for the final Des Moines Register poll before Thursday's caucuses, and the paper just released it. It's not good news for our man Mitt: it has him solidly behind Mike Huckabee, 32%-26%.

    The polling was done Sunday, which means after all the Christmas-table conversations; after Romney's negative advertising; after Huckabee's awkward responses to the Pakistan crisis; after all of it.

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