From the daily archives: Friday, June 6, 2008

McCain from his long lifetime of experience to reference elections from over 100 years ago.

“I believe that people are interested very much in substance,” McCain said. “If it was simply style, William Jennings Bryan would have been president.”

Best to make comparisons to events you can remember, of course.

In all seriousness, it’s an interesting comparison by McCain. Bryan really did seem to be more style over substance – at least early in his career. He talked often of ideas that became progressive cornerstones in the 20th century, but had some serious flaws when it came to […]

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I don’t know this guy from Adam, but if reliable…

A Democratic superdelegate from New Jersey said he is worried that unifying the party behind Barack Obama may be difficult because the Clinton camp “has engaged in some very divisive tactics and rhetoric it should not have.”

Rep. Rob Andrews, who supported Hillary Clinton throughout the primary season, disclosed he received a phone call shortly before the April 22 Pennsylvania primary from a top member of Clinton’s organization and that the caller explicitly discussed a strategy of winning Jewish voters by exploiting tensions between Jews and African-Americans.

“There have […]

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