By Ed O'Keefe

Sep 30, 2008 8:53am

Obama’s Race to Lose; Pressure Points on Palin

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political Contributor One debate down, two presidential debates and one vice presidential to go, so let’s take a look at the landscape. By nearly all accounts, Obama won the first debate, even though it wasn’t overwhelming, but it will… Read More »

Sep 22, 2008 7:42am

The Remaining Game Changers

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorSo, now, with only a few days until the first presidential debate, which is likely to garner record viewership, it seems a good time to take stock of the patterns that have developed and the possible game changers… Read More »

By Ed O'Keefe

Sep 15, 2008 11:06am

Two Conventions Down

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorTwo conventions down, big ABC interview with Governor Palin, and big debate on the horizon so where do we stand in this presidential race?Obama got a brief, temporary lift from his convention in Denver and his speech on… Read More »

By Ed O'Keefe

Aug 26, 2008 2:50pm

Democratic Convention: Mechanics Good, Message Missing

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorSitting in Denver at the Democratic Convention and for me it’s a bit of a surreal experience attending as member of media.I have been involved with operations and planning at two Democratic conventions (1988 and 1992) and two… Read More »

By Nitya

Aug 20, 2008 7:08am

VP Choice: Another Meaningful ’08 Moment

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political Contributor Well, the two major party candidates are about to make the one of the most important decisions they will make in their political lives…and possibly their lives in total.   Who will Obama and McCain pick for their… Read More »

By Ed O'Keefe

Aug 8, 2008 8:47am

Michigan Memories & Musings

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorSo, I am sitting by the shores of Lake Michigan with my feet in the warm sand relaxing, reading and wondering about life and what to make of the latest events in the presidential campaign.It is great being… Read More »

By Ed O'Keefe

Jul 29, 2008 8:47am

It’s the Economy…Again

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorSo, the general election campaign has been going on about 45 days, and where do things stand?Interestingly, almost exactly where it did when the two person race started nearly two months ago.  Barack Obama is up about five… Read More »

By Ed O'Keefe

Jun 23, 2008 9:58am

Obama Brand: Truth or Consequences

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorIn analyzing communications, connections and acceptance by voters in politics or even consumers in business, the most important element is the "brand".The brand being what is the core value encapsulated in the candidate through which voters accept or… Read More »

By Ed O'Keefe

Jun 3, 2008 6:20pm

How Obama Won and Clinton Lost

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorA year ago, Hillary Clinton was 30-points ahead over any rival in the Democratic primary. She had outraised everyone at that point by more than a two to one margin. She had the backing of the majority of… Read More »

By Ed O'Keefe

May 27, 2008 8:58am

Hope vs. Fear

Opinion by Matthew Dowd, ABC News Political ContributorSo, Barack Obama slowly moves towards locking up the nomination and begins to turn his sights on John McCain.McCain has a big week with denunciation of conservative pastors, release of medical info, and his wife releasing last years… Read More »