Gov. Sarah Palin is the political train wreck that keeps on giving. First, she was an awful choice last year as John McCain's running mate. I came to this conclusion with regret — I am one of McCain's biggest admirers. But facts are facts. An inexperienced governor of a small state, she lacked the experience
Despairing Republican friends have been asking me what I think we should do to rebuild the GOP and begin our certain and inevitable comeback. My answer disappoints them: "Build an ark." I say this because I've made a career out of counting votes, and the numbers tell a clear story; the demographics of America
In his Inaugural address, Barack Obama summoned Americans to a "new era of responsibility" and challenged us to end the politics of "standing pat ... and putting off unpleasant decisions." It could have happened. If there was ever a President sitting on a high enough mountain of political capital to lead the country through
Alas, my GOTV calling pals at the VA Blue Ridge Lock n' Load gun club have not sent me any photos, but I did get this cool one from a hip Obama phoner working with the "30Barack" group. This is an Obama phone bank -- mostly targeting Nevada I'd suspect-- located inside a giant
Just heard Obama Manager David Plouffe's view of the world at a groovy TIME magazine event. I'll post some thoughts on it a bit later. But for now, a quick review of last night's Hillary speech and a dire prediction about tomorrow's planned spectacular at Invesco field. Hillary gave the best speech of her
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
In an open letter to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commentator Mike Murphy writes: "The problem is, you are a niche candidate. If you were ice cream, you wouldn't be chocolate or vanilla. You're French vanilla. Liberal on social issues, conservative on fiscal matters — it's a very, very attractive thing to be ...
Early primary voting schedule means candidates will try to distance themselves from rivals any way they can. GOP leaders Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are slinging more mud than previously. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee gains strength and consolidates the Christian conservative vote. Mike Murphy, a Republican consultant, speaks with Steve Inskeep.
A former adviser to Romney, McCain, and others shares his outlook for the 2008 race Mike Murphy has worked as a campaign strategist for some of the biggest names in today's Republican Party, including Governors Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger and two current Presidential candidates: Governor Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain. His allegiances
Sen. John McCain first ran for the White House in 2000, when he made himself accessible to voters and reporters through his "Straight Talk Express." But McCain's devotion to retail politics began long before then — during his first run for Congress in the early '80s.