Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cruising the Web

Charlie Cook tells us what surprised him about the election results and gives us his thoughts on Pelosi's continued leadership of the House Democrats.

John King melted down on the CNN set when his magic board failed telling the tech workers that he wished he'd brought a gun to work. Nice. Imagine the reaction if a Fox anchor had shouted such a thing.

The Obama administration is already publicly walking back its July 2011 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan. It was a dumb policy choice when announced and now the Pentagon has to deal with it.

Oh joy - Alvin Greene ponders a presidential run.

The Associated Press warns
the Democrats that 2012 is shaping up to be worse than 2010. But let's all repeat the cliche: two years is an eternity in politics.

Jay Cost has up his analysis
of the vote in the South. While Rick Scott narrowly won his race and actually did worse than Marco Rubio in a three-way race, Scott actually did worse than McCain among white voters with low incomes and/or little education. He also did better with Hispanics than McCain did.

Michael Barone notes t
hat the big class of freshmen GOP members in the House will have a lot of leverage to hold Boehner to his promises.

How cold are some Democrats? Bill Clinton's pollster, Mark Penn, went on Chris Matthews and theorized that what Obama needed, if he wants to raise his poll numbers, was something like the Oklahoma City bombing. That's what moved Clinton's poll numbers after his 1994 shellacking. Remember how Bill Clinton once told a journalist (Woodward, I believe) that to be a great president, he needed a war? There is something so very despicable, and quite revealing, about such thoughts. Correction: it was Dick Morris in his book, Behind the Oval Office, who recounted that conversation with Clinton.