Blog Profile / The Reaction


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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

On the Hustings

Carly Fiorina Boston Globe: "19 potential GOP candidates stream into New Hampshire" Washington Post: "Huckabee says he’ll announce his presidential plans May 5" Time: "How Hillary Clinton is trying to win over liberal critics" Real Clear Politics: "Fiorina says she'd neutralize Clinton's gender arguments" New York Times: "Republicans in quandary over vote on Loretta Lynch"

Standing with Martin O'Malley (maybe)

By Richard K. Barry But let's get a better campaign photo. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is saying she expects Hillary Clinton to get a challenger or three and is working on setting up primary...Show More Summary

Too bad for Jeb Bush New Hampshire does not equal America

By Richard K. BarryIf the whole country was like New Hampshire, Jeb Bush would be the Republican presidential nominee in a walk. For Jeb Bush, New Hampshire serves as a linchpin of his strategy. Sandwiched between contests in Iowa and...Show More Summary

Kasich gets ready - time to rent more lecterns

By Richard K. Barry The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that Ohio Gov. John Kasich will "launch a national political committee that would allow him to raise money and his profile as he considers a run for president in 2016." A source,...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's left-speak

By Richard K. Barry Don't you sometimes wonder how much Hillary Clinton is really enjoying having to share even a small part of the stage with "darling-of-the-left" Sen. Elizabeth Warren?Oh, sure, in the latest edition of Time magazine,...Show More Summary

Democrat Russ Feingold with big lead over incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

By Richard K. Barry Russ Feingold A poll released yesterday by Marquette University Law School showed Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson significantly behind former Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold. Johnson had 38% and Feingold had 54%. Show More Summary

Lincoln Chafee says Hillary Clinton shouldn't be president because . . . Iraq

By Richard K. Barry I'm very sympathetic to the argument that Hillary Clinton should continue to be hammered on that whole Iraq war thing, but, um, I sure wish we had someone more articulate making the case. Geesh! If you missed it, and that would have been easy, Lincoln Chafee, this guy, is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Show More Summary

Is it better for Hillary to have Democratic challengers?

By Richard K. BarryDoyle McManus at the Los Angeles Times discusses whether it would be a good or a bad thing for Hillary Clinton to get a challenger or challengers for the nomination. Like many pundits, I've written that it would be...Show More Summary

Good news for the economy, bad news for Republicans

By Richard K. Barry In what is surely good news for Hillary Clinton, a new Bloomberg poll finds that more Americans are feeling optimistic about the state of the economy and President Obama's handling it. Americans are becoming more optimistic about the country's economic prospects by several different measures. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton's campaign launch video: It's morning in a more diverse America

By Richard K. BarryJames Hohmann at Politico writes that some Republican political operatives were not entirely scathing in their assessment of Hillary Clinton's campaign launch video. A significant — and surprising — majority of GOP...Show More Summary

A foreign policy election in 2016?

By Richard K. Barry A recent National Journal article cites a new GOP poll which reinforces "Republican strategists' conviction that foreign policy will be a major issue in 2016," an issue, the piece suggests "the party believes it can...Show More Summary

On the Hustings

National Journal: "After Rubio, Florida Senate scramble starts in earnest" (Andrea Drusch) The Hill: "Sanders: American people 'don't know' what Hillary is running on" (Ben Kamisar) Business Insider: "Bill de Blasio doubles down on his...Show More Summary

Nate Silver is no fun at all

By Richard K. BarryNate Silver wants us to know that it's really too early to say anything much about who will win the presidency in 2016. He also wants us to know that it's a 50/50 proposition at this point, and "we're not likely to...Show More Summary

Can Republucans run as the party of the middle class and poor with a straight face?

By Richard K. BarryJonathan Chait wrote yesterday in New York magazine about how Marco Rubio has remade himself in order to be acceptable to the Republican base as he pursues the GOP presidential nomination.The first move, which is well-known, is his renunciation of immigration reform. Show More Summary

Is Marco Rubio Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare?

By Richard K. Barry Earlier today Sen. Marco Rubio announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. John King at CNN called him the best athlete in the field, though conceding that his performance over time will bear close scrutiny. Show More Summary

Could Marco Rubio surprise?

By Richard K. Barry On Morning Joe today (yes, I still watch), there was considerable chatter about how Marco Rubio could appeal to both younger and Hispanic voters in a general election and thus be a problem for Clinton. This assumes, of course, that he could get to the general. Show More Summary

The odds favour Hillary

By Richard K. Barry In an article in New York magazine yesterday, Jonathan Chait tells us, in a very persuasive article, why he thinks Hillary Clinton is likely to be the victor in the 2016 election:He begins with this statement: Unless...Show More Summary

Shocker! Hillary Clinton Is running for president!

By Frank Moraes This morning, The New York Times sent me a news update, Breaking News: Hillary Clinton Will Run for President in 2016, Top Aide Says. This is why I subscribe to their updates. I don’t want to miss out on anything. I would...Show More Summary

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