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The Heisenberg Primaries

Candidates and media beware: you can't measure what hasn't happened. By Mike Murphy and Mark Mellman View this Article on LA Times Online Website IN THE FIRST 100 days of 2007, the big field of Republican and Democratic candidates running for president collectively spent well over $50 million campaigning, made hundreds of stump speeches

2021-06-23T20:06:39+00:00July 5th, 2007|Los Angeles Times|0 Comments

Like Churchill, Bush Needs a War Cabinet

PRESIDENT BUSH should spend less time worrying about the tangled politics of Iraq and more time mastering the equally fractured politics of Washington. The war in Iraq has become partisan — and partisan wars are impossible to fight successfully. The grim truth is that between the "thumping" his party took at the ballot box

2021-06-23T20:08:13+00:00December 12th, 2006|Los Angeles 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

Surge Protector

As you watch the debate on Thursday night, remember: No matter what happens, on Friday morning, you're going to hear that the race is tightening. A SURE BET in this campaign is that the media will write a big October comeback story for John Kerry. It is evitable for three reasons. First, the media

2021-06-23T19:05:24+00:00September 28th, 2004|The Weekly Standard|0 Comments

He Made It There

He Made It There...He'll make it anywhere. What the Bush campaign needs to do to keep the momentum rolling. THE NEW YORK CITY CONVENTION was a smashing success. The Bush campaign and the White House should seize upon the convention's lesson and apply it to win this vital election. The lesson is obvious —

2021-06-23T19:08:29+00:00September 7th, 2004|The Weekly Standard|0 Comments

The Big Picture

Leave it to a crafty political consultant like Mike Murphy to coin a great phrase for Hollywood. He calls it Left World, conjuring up the image of a giant theme park overrun, not by rampaging dinosaurs or Hawaiian-shirt clad tourists, but by latte-sipping, tree-hugging, trial lawyer-loving, Dick Cheney-dissing, John Kerry-kissing Demophiliacs. At 42, the

2021-06-23T20:09:19+00:00August 24th, 2004|Los Angeles Times|0 Comments
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