Now this is what I’m talking about. Nancy Pelosi has gone on the record stating that Lieberman’s days as Chairman are numbered.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted Sen. Joe Lieberman today for making what she called “totally irresponsible” remarks about Democrat Barack Obama, which she warned could prompt Senate Democrats to strip him of his committee chairmanship.
“You’re right,” Pelosi said. “Joe Lieberman has said things that are totally irresponsible when it comes to Barack Obama. Here we have a leader for the future, really a great leader for the future and one that comes along only every now and then, and they know it so they have to undermine him. And one of their best weapons, of course, is someone who is considered by some to be a Democrat.”
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UPDATE 2: Powell has a statement as well:
“I do not have time to waste on Bill Kristol’s musings,” Powell told ABC News. “I am not going to the convention. I have made this clear.”
“She’s a bit of a fool that’s the only thing you can say,” said Rep. Neil Abercrombie. ” Don’t forget Cokie Roberts and the whole Washington crowd live in a kind of an incestuous relationship to one another, they talk to one another, they see one another, they know nothing about ordinary people.”
Roberts owes an apology to the people of Hawaii, the Obama campaign, and all right-thinking people with an ounce of common sense. In the meantime, she deserves all the ridicule we and others can heap upon her.
Some very important news in the world of election law: Ohio has adopted early voting, allowing a window from September 30th to October 6th for voters to register and submit their votes in a one-stop:
Ohio has created a window in the election calendar that would allow residents instant gratification — register one minute, vote the next. It’s also given the campaigns of Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain a chance to bank thousands of first-time voters during that Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 window.
The move will benefit Obama, who enjoys a 2-to-1 lead over McCain among 18- to 34-year-olds, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released last month. If Obama’s campaign were able to tap into college campuses with one-stop voting, it would add thousands of votes to his tally in a state where, in 2004, John Kerry lost to President Bush by only about 118,000 votes, putting Bush over the top in the electoral count. (emphasis mine)
The Philly Daily News has an article out this morning about a new Franklin & Marshall poll showing Obama up by 8 amongst registered voters, and up by 5 among “likely” voters. The entire article then goes on to explain what’s wrong with Obama to explain this result:
Poll director Terry Madonna said that the survey shows that Obama hasn’t been able to pull away despite signs it should be a big Democratic year in Pennsylvania.
“He’s on third base, but so far he can’t seem to find a way to get home,” Madonna said. “Look at the underlying trends. The economy is a huge issue. Bush’s ratings are terrible. But too many voters are concerned about Obama’s experience, and don’t yet have enough confidence in his ability to lead.”
Indeed, the headline itself it: “Obama leads in PA., but not by much.” Hey guys, John Kerry beat Bush in PA in 2004 by 2 points! A 5-8 point victory for Obama would be close to verging on landslide territory, if not a very decisive win.
The spin of sizable leads as bad news for Obama was unusual at first, funny second, but now we’re just entering the Twilight Zone.