The Note: The Way to Win, Chappaqua Style

Over to you, Gary Ginsberg.

From Cindy Adams' New York Post gossip column: "African-American CEO Dick Parsons on African-American candidate Barack Obama: 'Great guy, but he won't beat Hillary in a primary.'" LINK

No word yet on if the Clinton campaign is attempting to ask the DNC to create a New York City primary and get it moved ahead of the Iowa caucuses in the nomination calendar, but that didn't stop the New York Daily News from commissioning a poll of city residents on Clinton vs. Obama. Clinton emerges on top in the poll. LINK

The Washington Post's E.J. Dionne Jr. dissects the differences between Clinton and Obama and writes that "the feel of the two campaigns is palpably different, with Obama enjoying an advantage on passion and Clinton on organization and discipline." LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton: the gender factor:

In Sunday's Washington Post, Lois Romano reported that most voters are women and most women favor Clinton. LINK

2008: Democrats: Rahm primary:

In a front-page look at the "Rahm primary," the Washington Post's Shailagh Murray and Peter Baker report: "Under other circumstances, Emanuel would be a natural for the Obama camp. But Emanuel was a rambunctious 31-year-old when he joined Clinton's campaign in 1991 as one of the original members of the Little Rock war room and followed the candidate to the White House. Although he was demoted at one point -- reportedly at the instigation of the first lady -- he eventually became one of the president's closest aides." LINK

2008: Democrats: production value:

In the Style section of Sunday's Washington Post, Ann Hornaday wrote: "Unlike other candidates (coughBarack Obamacough), whose videos might have been produced by a guy with a cellphone camera, Clinton's announcement was a veritable showpiece of Hollywood-style set design, lighting and cinematography." LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton: the vacancy left behind:

The New York Times' Sewell Chan takes a look at many of the potential pols Gov. Spitzer could tap to replace Sen. Clinton should she win the presidency next year. LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton: staff:

Judd Legum, the research director at the Center for American Progress, begins work as research director for Sen. Clinton's presidential campaign on Wednesday.

Baptist outreach by Carter and Clinton:

In Sunday's Washington Post, Alan Cooperman looked at efforts on the part of former Presidents Carter and Clinton to bring together moderate Baptists. LINK

"The new coalition, which is Carter's brainchild, would give moderate Baptists a stronger collective voice and could provide Democrats with greater entree into the Baptist community."


In Tuesday's State of the Union, President Bush will propose a deep tax break for Americans who purchase their own medical insurance and would finance it with an unprecedented tax on a portion of high-priced health-care plans that workers receive from their employers, reported Michael Fletcher in Sunday's Washington Post. LINK

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, reacted to President Bush's health care proposals on Saturday by issuing a statement that says he is "concerned that taxing health benefits may undermine the good coverage that many Americans already have, while inadequate credits will do little to make health care more affordable for those who are struggling to pay their premiums now."

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