Saturday, August 2, 2008
Obama accepts offshore drilling | Wash. Times
Ref's Comment: NYT acknowledges Obama's mistep on injecting race - With Genie Out of Bottle, Obama Is Careful on Race | NYT
Race Proves to Be Unwelcome but Persistent Issue | Wash. Post
McCain chides Obama over school vouchers | Wash. Post
McCain's mockery hits rival as 'the One' | Wash. Times
Obama camp responds: 'sad...juvenile antics' | Politico | Ref's Comment: The hostility with which the Obama camp responded indicates some discomfort with the ads. One does not respond to ineffective ads with ad hominem attacks, but ignores or dismisses them while appearing to stay above the fray.
'The One'? Take a Number, Sen. Obama | Wash. Post
GOP's celeb-Obama message gains traction | Politico | Ref's Comment: Pundits can mock the Britany/Paris ad all they want, but it cuts through the fog and makes a clear point that even the most casual political observers understand.
McCain's Internet edge: Ad price | Politico
The Curious Mind of John McCain | Wash. Post
Ludacris Provides Obama With More Unwelcome Help | Wash. Post
Ludacris Raps About Obama, Upsetting Many | NYT | Ref's Comment: This song will not help Obama win over the red states he is targeting such as Virginia and North Carolina. He needs to reject these lyrics personally, and not in a statement, or this video will go viral and do great damage, but it probably already has.
Pelosi: Save the Planet, Let Someone Else Drill | Charles Krauthammer, Wash. Post
McCain's Lame "Arrogant" Attack | Kirsten Powers, NY Post | Ref's Comment: One would think lameness would indicate ineffectiveness, but this is not the case.
Perspective From the Far-Left: Can This Planet Be Saved? | Paul Krugman, NYT | Ref's Comment: Conservatives wonder if people like Krugman can possibly be serious when they ask such questions and if they have an understanding of the earth's history.
The drill-nothing Congress goes home | Gary Andres, Wash. Times
The civil rights shakedown — myth or reality? | Wash. Times
Channeling Jesse | Rich Lowry, NY Post
Ugly game of who's the bigot | Wesley Pruden, Wash. Times
Obama's Bad Turn | WSJ
Missing Dean Acheson | David Brooks, NYT
To Fix Obama's Women Problem | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann, NY Post
Five Ways to Get a Good Deal on a Home | ABC News
Florida's tomato growers rip FDA | News Press
Congress: No annoying airplane cell phone calls | AP, Yahoo
The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful 2008 | The Hill