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Yet another Republican talking point from Mr. Waffle:

Democrat Barack Obama argued that voters are yearning for "straight talk and honesty" on the economy as he sought distinctions with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton just nine days before the next round of primaries in the hotly contested race for the presidential nomination.

"Straight talk, straight talk..." I just know I've heard some candidate use that before... Now, who could it be? Surely a Democrat...

Nothing about that little paragraph is good.

If people want a Republican, they're going to vote for a real Republican, not a fake one. Obama's not stealing voters from McCain, he's just reaching.

And if Obama wants to pivot to the economy now, all I can say that it's a little too late. There's a campaign that won on "It's the economy, stupid," and that campaign didn't have to do any pivots at all. Somehow, I think the Unity Pony is going to be harder for Obama to shove under the bus that Wright was, because a lot of people foolishly bought into the idea...

UPDATE I've never had that happen, a link change from one story to another. WTF? Anyhow, yes indeed:

- Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the debate dispute to a new level, challenging her opponent Barack Obama to face off with her in a debate without a moderator, Lincoln-Douglas style.

What a smart, smart move. And I'm sure we'll see the OFB rushing to post in favor of it, given that the real problem with the last debate was the moderators. Haw.

So, what do people think Obama's response will be? Haw.

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Submitted by Aeryl on

When voters are faced with the choice between Republican and Republican-Lite, they go with the Republican every time. I have been moaning about this for years, as that mindset took in here in KY, which is why the Dems fell out of favor here, in a traditionally Blue state. Gingrich's revolution did a good job here, electing a lot of R's to Congress. For years, the Dem party ran socially conservative Dems, or libertarian Dems, in an attempt to steal votes, because the "real" Dems won't leave no matter how bad the candidate is. And it never worked.

Bill Clinton for First Dude!!!

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

the leisure class, er, "creative class" bloggers would tar and feather any Dem who would say something like that?

Funny how quickly things change.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

I highly doubt he would be in this situation if he were running against anyone other than Hillary. No, the media wants to take out Hillary and have yawned and WORMed Obama through this primary. The guy has lied with impunity throughout this campaign. That's what makes his campaign so "magical" and impressive. (I'll grant him his fundraising prowess, though.)

I'm pretty sure that's why Edwards early on went after Hillary. He'd have been the nominee by now if Hill was out of the question.

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Submitted by white_n_az on

that Obama will accept face-to-face debate with Hillary.

He will simply say that he's done enough debates and not elaborate but it's clear that debate style doesn't work for him. He knows it, she knows it and there's no way that he buys into it unless she suckers his ego into it.

I guarantee you though that Fox will offer to broadcast it tomorrow when he does his show with Wallace.

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Submitted by tedraicer on

Not original to me, but since it fits:

Brave Obama ran away. He bravely ran away, away. When danger reared its ugly head, he bravely turned his back and fled, bravely taking to his feet, he beat a very brave retreat. The Bravest of the Brave, Obama.