Politics

Bill Richardson bails out on the Clintons

So much for the importance of experience, past alliances and consistency as major factors in the selection of a presidential candidate, at least as far as Bill Richardson is concerned. It seems that in the New Mexico governor’s political handbook, opportunism trumps nearly everything, including loyalty.

Sure seemed like a good idea at the time

Both Michigan and Florida this past week gave up on efforts to hold “do-over” Democratic primaries, dealing a setback to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s nomination hopes and not doing much for the party’s self-image as a smooth and powerful political juggernaut.

Memo to GOP: Focus on right, not Wright

Hillary Rodham Clinton has reason to be a happy camper. Over recent days, for the first time in months, she has moved significantly ahead of Barack Obama in Gallup’s national polling. And, defying Milton Friedman’s famous dictum that there is no such thing as a free lunch, she’s made these gains at no cost.

The political war over patriotism

The campaigns of the two Democratic presidential hopefuls traded fresh assaults Saturday, with a Barack Obama advisor assailing comments by ex-president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton’s camp lashing back over alleged character attacks.

Obama adviser faults Bill Clinton speech

Former President Clinton is using divisive tactics and unfairly trying to question Barack Obama’s patriotism, a retired general who has a prominent role in the Democrat’s campaign said Saturday.

For Clinton to win, she has to cheat

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s plan to win the Democratic nomination for President are fueled by a campaign strategy built on fantasy and illusion and based on a program of lies and myth.

Her own campaign advisers admit privately that Clinton has virtually no chance of winning because she cannot, under even the most optimistic scenario, overcome Barack Obama’s lead in pledged delegates.

Tensions build in Democratic Presidential race

Tensions between Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton rose again Saturday after the rival campaigns exchanged harsh words as Obama gained the backing of the country’s only Hispanic governor.