First of call, congratulations to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist on his engagement to single mother Carole Rome. Sure, there are skeptics are wondering why all of the sudden Crist, who was married briefly in 1979, has found his true love. I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact that the Republican is on the short list of potential running-mates for John McCain.
Rumors of his interest or lack thereof in women have dogged Crist for years. As the Orlando Weekly noted in 2006, every reporter in Florida heard the rumors. One staffer even admitted having sex with him which Crist denied.
Sure, Charlie’s a hot 50-year-old bachelor with well-coiffed silver hair and a fondness for nicely tailored suits. But he just survived a primary against a fundie who premised his whole campaign on the notion that Charlie doesn’t hate gay people (or abortion) enough. You’d think if Tom Gallagher had something to say, he would have said it. Instead, a week before the primary Crist denied that he had fathered a love child… We’d guess that every reporter in the state has heard them, but as yet no one’s produced any proof, much less a picture of Crist having a Brokeback encounter with the pool boy.
The same rumors dogged the former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey who even had rumors spread about him that he liked to go to strip clubs with his buddies to look at …women. I don’t know whether these rumors at Crist are true or enough but they would sure make another great example of Republican hypocracy if they were. ..Not there is anything wrong with that.
Attention “American Idol” fans, do you agree with any of the following:
- That there is more than just Coke in Paula Abdul’s cup.
- David Archuletta always looks like he’s going pee his pants
- Jason Castro should thank the legions of stoners and pre-teen girls that vote for him that are too stupid to realize how badly he sucks.
- Syesha Mercado is more of a Broadway star than a pop star
- David Cook wouldn’t know an original arrangement if it bit him on the ass
- All David Archuletta songs are starting to sound the same
- The fact that Jason Castro made the top four and Brooke White didn’t is proof that there is no God
- Salad croutons exude more sex appeal than David Archuletta
- Isn’t it interesting how the sound of some songs sounds terrible and great on others
- If Americans can’t pick the right top four American Idols means that we are not smart enough to vote for president.
Vendors beware: Hillary Clinton is behind in her bills. The situation, as Politico.com notes is pretty serious.
A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter.
Shafting vendors is about as low you can get. How can Hillary ask people to make her CEO of the country when she can’t even manage the finances of her own campaign?
Vendors will probably have to wait months to get paid from the Clintons. Maybe they’ll have time to pay their bills when she drops out of the presidential race and before she runs for governor of New York.
Meanwhile, the Barack Obama fund-raising machine continues to roll over Clinton raising $40 million in March, more than twice as much as the New York senator.
Hillary Clinton’s lead in Pennsylvania over Barack Obama is shrinking.
The latest poll from Rasmussen Reports shows Clinton leading Obama by a mere five percentage points 47 percent to 42 percent. A week ago, she lead by 10 points and a month ago she was ahead by 15 points.
This is unbelievable. Clinton has the support of Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. The state’s large blue collar base supposedly makes it Clinton country. What happened? Did Obama’s bus tour and horrible bowling charm the voters of my home state? Apparently so.
“If Obama is able to pull off an upset in the Keystone State, it would effectively end the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination.
Tensions clearly remain in the contest. If Obama is nominated, just 56% of Clinton supporters say they are likely to vote for him against John McCain. Forty percent (40%) of Clinton voters in Pennsylvania say they are not likely to vote for Obama.
On the other hand, if Clinton is nominated, just 67% of Obama supporters say they are likely to vote for her against McCain. Twenty-nine percent (29%) are not.
Just 21% of Pennsylvania’s Primary Voters say that Clinton should drop out of the race while 18% would like Obama to leave. Those figures are similar to results from a recent national survey. Fifty-one percent (51%) in Pennsylvania say it’s very likely the contest will not be resolved until the convention in Denver. That figure includes 61% of Clinton voters and 38% of those who support Obama. Overall, another 33% say a convention decision is Somewhat Likely.
If Clinton loses Pennsylvania, the party is over. Then again, she may be laying the groundwork for running for governor of New York. Those Clintons are crafty that way.
When politicians lie, they better make it good. Hillary Clinton seems to have forgotten that adage as she repeatedly exaggerated her foreign policy credentials, including being “under fire” during a trip to Bosnia. I find this fib unfathomable.
First of all, her whole life as first lady was videotaped. People saw her comings and goings as did the press. Didn’t she realize that someone would eventually remember the Bosnia trip? What took the press so long to check their archives to check that the story was untrue?
It’s sad that the New York senator and her advisers are exaggerating her accomplishments which are pretty impressive.
In the coming weeks, Hillary Clinton needs to figure out how to get out of the race while the getting is good. She simply cannot win unless the party’s super delegates ignore the will of the people in a mass political suicide. Last week Politico, argued that she has “virtually” no chance of winning and chastised the media for hyping the political horse race and not the political reality.
“Journalists have become partners with the Clinton campaign in pretending that the contest is closer than it really is. Most coverage breathlessly portrays the race as a down-to-the-wire sprint between two well-matched candidates, one only slightly better situated than the other to win in August at the national convention in Denver.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, whose endorsement of Barack Obama was a slap in the face to his longtime political mentors the Clintons, became the latest party bigwig to state the obvious that the New York senator is on a Quixotic quest for the presidency even if she wins the Pennsylvania primary. The likeable Richardson even took a few shots at Clinton in an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”
The problem with the Clintons is that it’s always about them first. By the way, it’s a pity that Richardson’s campaign failed to catch on with the public. On paper, he was the most qualified of any of the Democratic presidential candidates. I would have voted for him.
Hillary Clinton has been coyly hinting that she might be interested in joining forces with Barack Obama, proving that she knows which way the wind blows.
The former first lady has been gaining ground since winning the closely watched contests in Texas and Ohio. She is in good shape to win the next big battleground in Pennsylvania where the state’s Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter are supporting her. A poll from
bears this out.
The survey found that Clinton has erased the once-commanding lead that Obama held in most national polls following his 11 straight victories in February’s primaries and caucuses. Obama is the favored nominee among 45 percent of Democrats, compared with 44 percent for Clinton, according to the poll, which was based on telephone interviews with 1,215 registered voters March 5-6.
Of course, polls aren’t worth much a bucket of warm spit in this election. Time and time again, they’ve shown that people either lie to pollsters or that the survey takers ask the wrong questions at the wrong time. People seem to like both Clinton and Obama for different reasons at different times. That sort of changing feeling is difficult to measure.
Democrats are deeply divided. Republicans are divided too but they have managed to coalesce around John McCain. But continuing to battle one another, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama only benefit the Republicans. It’s time for them to put their egos in neutral and do what’s best for the party and join forces.