From the daily archives: Monday, May 5, 2008

Caught this from Dave at PO:

My Derby bet is that Chris Mathews will be the first to make the case on the Sunday Morning political talk shows that yesterday’s Kentucky Derby was a metaphor for the Democratic Presidential primaries

Actually, Scarborough already beat him to the punch (BEFORE the race!):

What a tragedy. As an avid thoroughbred fan and Derby faithful (who hasn’t been to The Downs in far too long), this was so sad to see. My only hope is it doesn’t give animal rights activists something to chew on. One look at the reaction of […]

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As only Jon Stewart can:

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Her campaign is looking more and more Republican all the time:

Hat tip to Ben Smith at Politico, who writes:

The piece is particularly striking coming from Clinton, who has been seen for most of her career as a firm advocate of gun control, but more recently has emerged — without dramatically shifting her stance on specific issues — as a defender of the Second Amendment who fondly recalled being taught to shoot by her grandfather in Scranton.

More pandering. How truly pathetic. I wonder if Obama will get a backer to stand behind him while he […]

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I think how he’s handled the negative attacks has been extraordinary. I also think people see this and it – not some 3am Rovian attack ad – tells them he’ll be cool under fire.

The new CBS/NYT Poll shows Obama rebounding to go up 11 versus McCain in a poll that had him tied last Wednesday. It also shows Hillary up 12 (up from 5), but this is in effect a dead heat and softens some of the electability arguments. It also shows Obama gaining more ground there (up 11 versus up 5).

It also dispels this notion […]

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