Micro-managing the Way(s) Forward

"'Having said that, Hillary has lots of experience. She's seen how government works from both an executive and legislative perspective, and I think she'll be our strongest candidate as well as a really good President,' he said."

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

At Friday's Iraq war protest organized by MoveOn.org, ABC News' Teddy Davis spoke with four West Virginia women and learned that although they would "love" to see a female president, they were unanimous that the Democratic Party should not nominate Sen. Clinton in 2008. LINK

"Their principal reasons for opposing the former first lady are threefold: They resent her slow retreat from her 2002 vote to authorize the use of force in Iraq, they think she is 'too polarizing,' and they think that the centrist playbook that she and former President Clinton subscribe to undermines progressive causes."

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

In a story looking at "how much script in Edwards' 'clip'," the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz has former Dean campaign manager Joe Trippi warning against candidates secretly scripting YouTube moments: "If you get caught, you're dead." LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak wrote a blog posting over the weekend on draftobama.org expressing his support for the movement.

"Count me in. . . I'm really excited about being part of the grassroots effort in Minnesota. . . a great example of citizens leading politicians. . . I'm in the middle of reading Barack Obama's book 'Audacity of Hope' right now and am struck by the stark difference with Obama's philosophy, which is to find every way possible to bring as many people together as possible." LINK

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) thinks Obama isn't ready, the Star-Bulletin reports. LINK

The National Review's Myrna Blyth sees "the Bill Factor" (Clinton that is) in Sen. Obama. LINK

2008: Democrats: Gore:

In Sunday's Washington Post, Chris Cillizza and Shailagh Murray had Chris Lehane calling Gore "the Rocky Balboa of 2008" while Carter Eskew said, "There are no secret meetings going on to plan the Gore campaign." LINK

In the on-line expansion of his Gore story, Cillizza has Lehane explaining that Gore understands that he makes it easier to confront the climate crisis by keeping 2008 talk alive while Eskew makes reference to how "infantilizing" the vice presidency is. An unnamed Democratic strategist tells Cillizza of Gore: "In many ways he is our strongest candidate. I never thought I would have said that a few years ago." LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

On his "Political Punch" blog, ABC News' Jake Tapper writes up Joe Biden's entrance (again) into the 2008 presidential race. LINK

"At the end of his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press this morning, incoming Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Sen. Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr., Democrat of Delaware, declared he is running for president. . . "

"'. . . I am running for president,' the 64-year old senator said this morning. 'I will file for an exploratory committee before the month is out.'" Big-name rivals do not intimidate Biden, reports the Associated Press. LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Gov. Bill Richardson continues his work in Sudan, the AP reports. LINK

2008: Democrats: Clark:

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