Michelle: Democratic Base Whisperer

Michelle Obama Campaigning

Nia-Malika Henderson: Michelle Obama’s biggest attraction and biggest strength is that she is essentially the keeper of the Obama 2008 flame for the Democratic base; she even begins some of her speeches with the “fired up” line from 2008.

McConnell’s Neo-Know-Nothings

Mitch McConnell Race Baiting

Berry Craig: The Know-Nothings are long gone. But their bigotry thumps in the chests of white Kentuckians of the send-’em-all-back-to-Mexico persuasion. Accordingly, Team Mitch and its buddies have shined up the dog whistle.

Did GOP Peak Too Soon?

GOP Overconfidence

Brent Budowsky: The chorus of predictions of GOP victory have led swing voters to more carefully consider how to vote and Democratic base voters to more urgently consider whether to vote.

Is Hillary Ready for Latinos?

Hillary Latino Vote

Mario Solis-Marich: The path undertaken by the official Hillary included an unnecessary book tour that was rife with bad press and now a trip to Iowa for which the un-candidate was un-prepared.

Mitch’s Mum Moment

McConnell and Koch Brothers

Berry Craig: The Birchers are still around. But they’ve been eclipsed by the Tea Party and like-mined white folks of the Obama’s-a-Kenyan-born-Islamo-Socialist persuasion.

Who Besides Hillary?

Who Besides Hillary

Michael T. Hertz: My answer: I don’t know. But what I do know is a strategy that might get a progressive candidate elected. And it doesn’t mean trying for a third party.

10 reasons Why Dems Will Hold Senate

Dems Will Hold Senate

Denis Campbell: The American electorate is tired of the dysfunction and lack of work from this Congress. This is the biggest problem facing the Republican/GOP/Tea Party and why popping champagne corks is very premature, no matter what so-called ‘expert pollsters’ say!

Why Hagan Wins North Carolina

Kay Hagan North Carolina

Brent Budowsky: The fact that Hagan is still standing after millions of dollars’ worth of personal attacks against her, financed by out-of-state ultra-conservative and hyperpartisan GOP money from the Koch brothers and others, is a testament to her political resilience

Will Al Sharpton Become a Thorn in Hillary’s Side?

Al Sharpton HIllary Clinton

Nia-Malika Henderson: Clinton could be facing a generation of social media savvy black voters and other media types who are tired of the idea of a designated “black leader,” possibly let down by Obama, and who are looking for a more up-front examination and response to racism.

Why No Hillary in 2016?

No Hillary in 2016

Robin Lakoff: Right now, Clinton’s candidacy is being assessed in a wholly different way – far from “wonderful,” that augury of a post-gendered world, it is now recast as a terrible idea, and Clinton as a terrible candidate.

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