I’ve already lost my imaginary drinking game for this evening’s presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn. John McCain has said “my friends” five times in the first 45 minutes of the debate and a shot each time would have me passed… Read More ›
The veep debate was last night. Joe Biden vs. Sarah Palin. Honestly, I found the whole thing pretty boring. Neither candidate stumbled notably, dammit. Biden choked up once, talking about the tragic accident that killed his first wife and almost… Read More ›
This evening CBS news aired an interview with Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Once again the Alaska governor displayed her own special command of important issues. When asked to name a Supreme Court decision she disagreed with, she said:… Read More ›
PBS’s very capable Gwen Ifill will be moderating the vice presidential debate tomorrow night. Conservatives are now blasting Ifill’s selection because she has written a book scheduled for publication on Inauguration Day entitled Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age… Read More ›
Is John McCain ready to be president of the United States? Actually, I’m beginning to think he’s well past ready. He missed his window of opportunity in 2000 and is now careening into the sunset, becoming increasingly erratic and unpredictable…. Read More ›
To keep it real simple: I think tonight’s presidential debate was basically a tie.
John McCain’s unexpected suspension of his presidential campaign yesterday strikes me as a purely political maneuver, adopted to once again create a distraction or upheaval in a campaign that’s not going his way and, possibly, to get out of a… Read More ›