Tag Archives: Campaign

Death throes of the McCain campaign

Pretend you’re John McCain. Since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were effectively nationalized in early September, the economy – not your strongsuit – has been in the spotlight. Combine that with your fanatical support for an unpopular war and our failed president, a dangerous healthcare plan, proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, an unqualified and […]

Proof that the media pushes the drama

After reading that headline, I know what you’re probably thinking. We already have plenty of empirical evidence that the media loves drama. The balance between news and noise is so skewed that in 2006 half of the U.S. still thought Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. That’s three years after the war started, and a […]

5 reasons to thank the Edwards campaign

John Edwards candidacy may have had little chance against the superstar campaigns of Clinton and Obama, but he still made a hell of a difference before the surprise announcement that he was bowing out. Let us count the ways: Edwards paved the way for Clinton and Obama to offer universal and near universal health care […]