Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Time for a change, Take two

November 3, 2010

For the second time in two years, the American people have delivered a message of change, a message that they think Washington is broken. In 2008, Barack Obama took that message into the White House but has, at least according to these polls, failed to deliver change that most Americans readily believe in.

Reuters.com has the midterms covered

November 2, 2010

After a long and bitter campaign, Americans voted in midterm elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda.

Is this the most negative campaign ever?

November 1, 2010

If you think political ads on TV this year are more negative than ever, here’s some data that back up your observation.

Reuters/Ipsos poll: 52 pct don’t think Obama will be re-elected

November 1, 2010

President Barack Obama is not up for re-election this week, but the outcome of congressional elections will be seen as a referendum on his policies.

Twitter opinion analysis shows even split between parties

October 29, 2010

Social media hasn’t been around long enough for pundits to determine how accurately it reflects the mood of a nation, but Democrats grasping for positive news might take hope from a shift in the tone on Twitter.

Palin for President? Someone’s gotta do it

October 28, 2010

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. And if no one else wants to do it, Sarah Palin says she would step in.

“Obamacare” could help Democrats in 2012

October 27, 2010

Republicans are aiming their guns at health reform as they campaign to win midterm control of Congress on Tuesday, and many Democrats are ducking the issue. OBAMA/

When politics feels like a bad flight

October 27, 2010

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He sounded like someone bombarded by too many election ads.

“I call it the perfect storm of bad manners,” Steven Slater told CNN’s Larry King. “I was angry at all of it.”

Washington Extra – Swallows and Democrats

October 25, 2010

In the words of Aristotle: “one swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”