Republican presidential candidates are adding a twist to one of the principal tenets of medicine: First, do no harm — to yourself.
That was evident Sunday night during their debate on the Spanish language network Univision. No more unbridled attack lines or bitter rejoinders. If there was a model to follow, it was Mike Huckabee, who during a previous free-for-all debate kept his elbows to himself and now sits atop some public opinion polls.
At least she didn’t give away expensive gifts to every attendee when the icon of the airways spread her charm in behalf of Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
Going into next month’s Iowa caucuses, one of the big mysteries is Rep. Ron Paul.
A second email claiming Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama is a Muslim “intent on destroying the United States” has emerged from the campaign of rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton’s campaign said Saturday they have “requested the resignation” of the Iowa volunteer coordinator but questions remain as to why two emails falsely claiming Obama has Muslim ties have come out of her campaign in Iowa.
Republican Presidential contender Mike Huckabee’s role in letting a convicted rapist go free so he could later rape and kill a Missouri woman may derail his fastrack to the nomination.
In what is becoming a “he said, they said, he denied” campaign issue, Huckabee’s defense is that he refused to commute a sentence for Wayne Dumond, the rapist, but claims it was the parole board, not he, who put the man back on the streets.
Several members of the parole board claim otherwise, saying Huckabee, then Governor of Arkansas, pressured them to let Dumond walk.
Huckabee’s parole problem breaks back memories of Willie Horton, the murderer released from jail by then-Massachusetts Governor Mike Dukakis, who killed again. A campaign ad showing Horton’s menacing mug shot led to Dukakis’ loss to George H.W. Bush in 1988.
The once smooth-running machine that was the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton may be coming apart.
Beset by rookie mistakes, slipping in the polls and under constant attack by Democratic rivals, Clinton is no longer considered the presumptive nominee and some insiders say the campaign is imploding from within.
According to campaign sources, meetings of Clinton campaign strategists often turn into shouting matches and the candidate has threatened to “clean house” if things don’t get back on track.
Clinton recently lost the lead in polls in Iowa and her once seemingly-insurmountable lead in New Hampshire is slipping. Some insiders feel she will become the Howard Dean of 2008, blowing a race that everyone says was hers to lose.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, like the President she wants so desperately to replace, is getting caught in too many lies.
Her campaign can’t even be honest about how many endorsements its gets from from black ministers.
To be fair, politicians have longed stretched the truth in campaign propaganda but Clinton leads a long list of Democratic contenders who claim they will restore honesty and integrity to a White House where President George W. Bush has destroyed credibility and flushed it down the toilet.
Democratic rivals assailed front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton Tuesday for a vote against Iran that they portrayed as misguided and dangerous in light of a new intelligence report that says the Iranians stopped pursuing a nuclear weapon years ago.
Republican Sen. John McCain, his spirits better than his comic timing, told students Monday he’s the best presidential candidate for youth despite his age.
McCain, participating in an MTV-MySpace forum shown live, appealed to students at Southern New Hampshire University. The 71-year-old Arizona senator offered lighter versions of his common campaign answers and engaged with the students in person and online. He also flubbed several scripted jokes and mistakenly called Osama bin Laden “Saddam Hussein.”
Health care and Iraq dominate Democrats’ concerns in the three pivotal early voting states of the 2008 presidential race. Advantage: Hillary Rodham Clinton, a poll shows.
Clinton has clear leads in New Hampshire and South Carolina, building on her ownership of the health-care issue and her broad but more fragile trust among Democrats on Iraq, the survey showed Monday. Yet she could stumble in Iowa, whose Jan. 3 caucuses will be the first voting and where she is in a scramble with Barack Obama, trailed closely by John Edwards.