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This could shape up to be a critical few weeks for Gephardt, who has seen his once-thought-to-be-solid organized labor support undercut by Iowa union leaders, who told reporters in early January that they didn’t intend to automatically back their old friend in the caucuses, and a recent endorsement of Kerry by the head of AFSCME.
Gephardt, however, says a staffer, has been doing well with fundraising and expects to have at least as much in the bank for spring and summer campaigning as his key competitors.p> TO HILLARY AND BACK br> According to a Democratic National Committee staffer, rumors are circulating that several liberal DNC board members from California and New York, who will attend the winter meeting, intend to pass around a “Draft Hillary for President” petition at the two-day Washington event. “We’re expecting something, but we don’t know how serious these folks are,” says the source. “There’s been some e-mail traffic that we’ve heard of, but nothing more than that.” /p>
With clearly unelectable candidates now announcing their candidacies, Democratic big-wigs are wondering why Clinton shouldn’t at least form an exploratory committee.
A staffer in Clinton’s Washington office says they’ve heard nothing of the petition drive. “It’s nothing we’re involved in. The Senator has been pretty clear about her plans to serve a full six-year term representing New York.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?