But one thing seems certain: We haven't seen the last of him. One person close to Warner said this week that he might just spend the next year campaigning quietly to be the Democrats' pick for vice president. It would be a low-risk, out-of-the-spotlight kind of campaign that has none of the downsides of a presidential bid.Maybe we will indeed see the Bayh/Warner ticket that a lot of us Bayh supporters were hoping for. My list was originally Bayh/Warner as my number one choice followed by Bayh/Clark and then Bayh/Obama. Maybe we will get that Bayh/Warner ticket after all. We shall see.
We will know sometime in the spring or summer of 2008 whether that succeeds. In the meantime, we'll all just have to wonder why.
Getting back to the Washington Post, they have endorsed James Webb in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat.
This is big news and I have to wonder as to how it will effect his bid for the Senate. Not that there's anything wrong with it to me but Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. has endorsed Senator Joe Lieberman's bid for re-election.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. said he supports Sen. Joe Lieberman as he runs as an independent for his Connecticut U.S. Senate seat.I would imagine that there are a lot of folks that are still silently supporting Joe Lieberman in his re-election bid. Granted, I wanted to stay neutral online in that race but I just couldn't stay neutral. I'll say it right now if you need me to and hope that it doesn't affect my future political career within the party. I've endorsed Senator Lieberman for re-election. There's nothing more to it. He's still a Democrat and he'll caucus with the party. Unlike what the bloggers say, he's still a Democrat, albeit a moderate one, and his ACU rating is closer to zero than say someone like Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska. As a matter of fact, in the 2005 session, Senator Russ Feingold's rating was HIGHER than Joe Lieberman.
"I support Joe Lieberman. He knows that. I've made that clear from the very beginning," Ford said Monday on the radio talk show of conservative host Steve Gill.
Ford's U.S. Senate campaign confirmed Tuesday that Ford was endorsing Lieberman over Democratic nominee Ned Lamont.
Ford supported Lieberman as he ran in the Connecticut Democratic primary, but after Lieberman lost that race to Lamont, the Memphis congressman would not say whether he supported Lieberman as an independent.
Moderate Republicans feel like they no longer belong to the Republican Party. In fact, some are starting to switch over to the Democratic Party while I think others prefer to go independent. In Kansas, one former Republican is running for office...as a Democrat.
Paul Morrison, a career prosecutor who specializes in putting killers behind bars, has the bulletproof résumé and the rugged looks of a law-and-order Republican, which is what he was until last year. That was when he announced he would run for attorney general -- as a Democrat.Former President Bill Clinton gave a speech yesterday at Georgetown University in which he listed differences with the GOP and the Bush administration.
He is now running neck-and-neck with Republican Phill Kline, an iconic social conservative who made headlines by seeking the names of abortion-clinic patients and vowing to defend science-teaching standards that challenge Darwinian evolution. What's more, Morrison is raising money faster than Kline and pulling more cash from Republicans than Democrats.
Nor is Morrison alone. In a state that voted nearly 2 to 1 for President Bush in 2004, nine former Republicans will be on the November ballot as Democrats. Among them is Mark Parkinson, a former chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, who changed parties to run for lieutenant governor with the popular Democratic governor, Kathleen Sebelius.
"I'd reached a breaking point," Parkinson said, preparing for a rally in Wichita alongside Sebelius. "I want to work on relevant issues and not on a lot of things that don't matter."
Former president Bill Clinton said yesterday that the governing Republican majority has abandoned the common good in favor of ideologically driven politics that demonize its opponents, has forced ordinary Americans to fend for themselves and has too often left the United States isolated internationally.In other news, a former concentration camp guard was freed by the American government because NO OTHER country would take him in.
Speaking three weeks before the midterm elections, Clinton used a lengthy speech looking back at his own administration to offer sharp contrasts between the approach of Democrats in the 1990s and that of Republicans since President Bush took office more than five years ago.[...]
Clinton went on to say that while Democrats "believe in mutual responsibility, they believe that in large measure people make or break their own lives and you're on your own." He continued: "We believe in striving, at least, to cooperate with others because we think there are very few problems in the world we can solve on our own. They favor unilateralism whenever possible and cooperation when it's unavoidable."
Clinton was critical of various Bush administration policies. Noting that there are no easy solutions, he said the administration has undermined its efforts to stop North Korea and Iran from developing nuclear weapons by seeking funds for two new nuclear weapons for the U.S. arsenal.
The pretext for yesterday's address was to reprise a series of speeches Clinton gave at Georgetown 15 years ago as he was launching his first campaign for the White House. Those speeches set out Clinton's centrist New Democrat philosophy with what he then called a "New Covenant" of opportunity, responsibility and community. That framed the campaign message he used to win the White House in 1992 and the blueprint he used through much of his presidency.
Speaking at a conference sponsored by the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank that has become home to many of his former aides and advisers, Clinton also decried the state of political discourse, arguing that it has become far more rancorous and destructive than when he ran a decade ago.
The Zionist Organization of America has condemned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a speech that they say is "the most pro-Palestinian speech in memory."
The ZOA was referring to the U.S. secretary of state’s speech last week to the American Task Force on Palestine.
The ZOA statement particularly criticized Rice for saying that Palestinians should be "forever free of the daily humiliation of occupation." "For Rice to say that Palestinians deserve a life free of occupation misstates the facts, ignores Palestinian culpability for their present situation and confers legitimacy on PLO and Hamas victimhood propaganda," the statement said