So Where’s Murphy?

By William Kristol Go to Columnist Page » “Where’s Murphy?” “Murphy” is Mike Murphy, the 46-year-old G.O.P. strategist who masterminded John McCain’s 2000 primary race against George Bush, helping McCain come close to pulling off an amazing upset. Murphy was then chief strategist for Mitt Romney’s successful Massachusetts governor run in 2002. Murphy remained close

2021-06-25T18:32:28+00:00July 7th, 2008|The New York Times|0 Comments

Old Saws, New Rust

WATCHING the televised punditry about the elections, I felt pummeled by commentators repeatedly using the same clichés — most of which happen to be dead wrong. The Three Worst Offenders: ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL. Tip O'Neill's observation is no longer true. Safe one-party Congressional seats in Boston 50 years ago were local, but only

2021-06-23T20:04:49+00:00November 15th, 2006|The New York Times|0 Comments
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