11 December 2006


Jeb and George W., both leaving public office in the not-too-distant future, may find themselves fighting over the family political machine much the way they might have battled over the bit of pate' at the last family cocktail party.

The Los Angeles Times reports today the two may be at odds over who to back in the 2008 presidential race (assuming Jeb was just being coy in his NewsMax interview).

It's a huge fund-raising and vote-getting machine that the Bushs have amassed and the Times reports that Jeb seems to be leaning toward throwing his weight behind Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, while George W. seems to be leaning toward Arizona Sen. John McCain.


Democratic politicos in New Hampshire are letting it be know, Hillary Clinton may have a tough act to follow if/when she makes her first campaign appearance in the state.

As you can is the this report from the Associated Press , Obama was quite a hit on his weekend visit to New Hampshire, as some of observers of the state's political scene told the Boston Herald.

Obama, riding the wave, will be part of the opening of tonight's Monday Night Football broadcast on ESPN. According to the USA Today, Obama will hint at a "major decision" and then pledge his support for his hometown Chicago Bears in tonight's game.

We told you last week that Cleveland-area congressman Dennis Kucinich will run again for the Democratic nomination. The Plain Dealer reports Kucinich will make it official tomorrow.


CNN reports today that Massachuestts Gov. Mitt Romney will form a presidential exploratory committee in January.


NYPopulist said...

Edwards is by no definition a bleeding heart liberal, but if he chooses not to run, the left wing of the Democratic Party will have NO ONE to represent them in the primary...other than the one and only Dennis Kucinich.

Now, I'm not going to predict a Kucinich win - I'd be forever labeled as a crazy if I did such - but I expect him to perform *significantly* better than he did in 2004. Keep in mind that Kucinich finished a respectable 2nd in '04's MoveOn.org endorsement poll (behind Dean of course) - if he can win that endorsement, he'll have the mojo of 3+ million people. Likewise, it's important to remember that in primaries, especially in caucuses, it's the activists and MoveOn members who are the ones who go out out and vote.

Ron Vallo said...

I began my career as a journalist covering Dennis Kucinich as the "boy mayor" of Cleveland back in the late 70's (he was 31) and he truly cares about working people.

He was written off when the city defaulted but came back from the "dead" to have a pretty solid career.

Russ Feingold was the man I was rooting for, but he's chosen to sit it out.

I hope Dennis is around long enough, and taken seriously enough, that he can at least have the chance to speak up for the growing ranks of working poor and the shrinking middle class.