March 19, 2008

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GOP sees Rev. Wright as pathway to victory (Jonathan Martin, March 19, 2008, Politico)

[T]he video trove has convinced some that, after months of praying for Hillary Clinton and the automatic enmity which she arouses, that they may actually have easier prey.

“For the first time, some Republicans are rethinking Hillary as their first choice,” said Alex Castellanos, a veteran media consultant who recently worked for Mitt Romney’s campaign.

Even Obama’s much-lauded Tuesday speech, which detailed his relationship with his church and focused on the issue of racial reconciliation, failed to shake the notion that Republicans had been given a rare political gift.

“It was a speech written to mau-mau the New York Times editorial board, the network production people and the media into submission. Beautifully calibrated but deeply dishonest,” said GOP media consultant Rick Wilson, who crafted the 2002 ad tying then-Sen. Max Cleland to Osama bin Laden. “Not good enough.”


The Democrats gave us a gift and we didn't get them anything?

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 19, 2008 10:17 AM
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The Democrats gave us a gift and we didn't get them anything?

We did. 17% of our base.

Posted by: ic at March 19, 2008 2:49 PM

It's not your base if it opposes you. Significantly, they've lost a larger percentage of their bigger share of the registered to Maverick. The swap of the Old Right for the New Americans makes us the majority party for awhile.

Posted by: oj at March 19, 2008 4:45 PM
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