Open Thread

I am on the road today, but I will be back tomorrow morning with a huge piece of info that could shake up perceptions of the 2008 campaign. Stay tuned...

In the meantime, tell the world what is on your mind.

Update [2007-5-17 10:40:48 by Matt Stoller]: I am also on the road today, but I wanted to leave you with this post from Carl Pope of the Sierra Club on the trade deal. I basically agree with him.

Tags: inflated Clinton poll theory, Open Threads (all tags)



Re: Open Thread

Will the tectonic plates shift?

Just curious ... anyone else understand that tectonic plates reference, or is it too obscure now?

by BriVT 2007-05-17 03:48AM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

My Jr. High science teacher told us that plate tectonics was just a theory.

by jallen 2007-05-17 03:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Tectonics...

Atrios was needling Josh over this a week or two ago, so it's still a live reference at least in bloggy circles.

by Davis X Machina 2007-05-17 04:18AM | 0 recs
Re: Tectonics...

Good! I like using it ... it's a classic.

by BriVT 2007-05-17 04:30AM | 0 recs
How's this for a soundbite?

 The US Attorneys are America's immune system.

 What does that make Alberto Gonzales?

by Master Jack 2007-05-17 04:26AM | 0 recs
Time for idle speculation

   Might it be Gore-related? That would be the only "huge" thing I can think of, and right now the default position is that Gore is NOT running, so final confirmation of that wouldn't be all that earthshaking...

  Or maybe someone's dropping out? But unless it's Obama or Edwards, it wouldn't be too tectonic...


by Master Jack 2007-05-17 04:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Time for idle speculation

Check the tags.

by jallen 2007-05-17 04:38AM | 0 recs
Shaking up perceptions

 (My D'oh comment below was intended to be a reply to your post.)

  The mass perception is that Hillary's got a commanding lead.

  Chris is referring to perceptions being "shaken up".

  A man can base a hope upon anything he wants to.

by Master Jack 2007-05-17 04:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Shaking up perceptions

Check this out.

by jallen 2007-05-17 04:56AM | 0 recs

  The tease! I can't take it!

 Gotta go off to work now. Been in Panera waiting out the traffic. Maybe that'll get my mind off this...

by Master Jack 2007-05-17 04:59AM | 0 recs
Re: Time for idle speculation

The recent Gore alumns gathering made it clear, he is not running.

by Lancaster94 2007-05-17 06:43AM | 0 recs

 Sailed right over me. Must be that Panera mocha...

 I wonder if it's good news or bad news.

by Master Jack 2007-05-17 04:49AM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

I would just to thank Ron Paul for his comments in the Republican debate earlier this week.  It was good to see someone challenge the orthodoxy that "they hate us because we're free" that is still used to explain 9/11 and everything after that tragic day.  I do have many questions and disputes with where Congressman Paul's ideas would ultimately lead America, I do think he should be praised for having the guts to offer some new ideas into a debate.  

by ditka 2007-05-17 05:31AM | 0 recs
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Cheers to that! I really wish he had just asked Giuliani - "why do YOU think they attacked us?"
No one ever goes that far out of their way to cause death and destruction without a good reason. Oh, except for the invasion of Iraq...

Also - the thunderous applause after Giuliani pooped out his 9/11 bullshit - made me die a little inside.

by LandStander 2007-05-17 07:32AM | 0 recs
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I hope it is a hit on the campaign that hired some dipshit who thinks I'm such a pussy.

by Bob Brigham 2007-05-17 05:58AM | 0 recs
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Another tease!

by clarkent 2007-05-17 06:09AM | 0 recs
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I always love me some earth-shaking news.

by PsiFighter37 2007-05-17 07:07AM | 0 recs
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Go to Hillary's site to vote on her campaign song. tlight/?sc=8

I say we all vote for the most annoying song possible. Maybe Shania Twain? Or Smashmouth?

by the wanderer 2007-05-17 07:21AM | 0 recs
Hillary song. . .

Can suggest your own.

How about "The Party's Over". . .

by Pilgrim 2007-05-17 07:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

Speaking of Earth-shaking news - what's everyone make of Bloomberg? Seems as if he very well may run.

Which could make for an interesting line-up (from

  • A pro-choice, pro-gay, liberal New York Protestant (Clinton)
  • A pro-choice, pro-gay, liberal New York Catholic (Giuliani)
  • A pro-choice, pro-gay, liberal New York Jew (Bloomberg)
... Tell me THAT won't cause a Religious Right run - which would mean a FOURTH party run.

by LandStander 2007-05-17 07:38AM | 0 recs
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He and Hagel don't really have any constituencies in the way the Nader and Perot did, so I'm not sure how many votes either would get outside of New York and Nebraska.  Surely Bloomberg could buy plenty of votes, but it looks like, from polls, that it would only hurt Giuliani or another Republican.  Interestingly, Rasmussen had McCain losing about as much as Giuliani would from a Bloomberg run.

by jallen 2007-05-17 09:14AM | 0 recs
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No doubt this would hurt Republicans.
And no doubt $1 billion can buy a lot of votes. Certainly not enough - but a lot!
by LandStander 2007-05-17 09:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

This Just In: The Reverend Jerry Falwell is still dead.

by Oregonian 2007-05-17 12:20PM | 0 recs
by Gary Kilbride 2007-05-17 01:21PM | 0 recs
Re: Open Thread

Hee Hee.

How about a t-shirt to go with that: php?productid=941

by Oregonian 2007-05-17 01:51PM | 0 recs


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