Morning folks.....It is Friday!!!
There doesn't seem to be a ton of news out there today...so with the North Carolina Primary and the Indiana Primary ONLY FOUR days away, we will do a lot of politics tonight. Candy Crowley will cover the democrats for us from Indiana today. Hillary spends the day in North Carolina, BUT Obama splits his time between Indiana and North Carolina...the race has tightened up in the tar heel state...
Here are few of this morning's political headlines for you to chew over...
USA TODAY: Obama Narrows Superdelegate Gap...The Democratic nomination race is murkier than ever. Hillary Rodham Clinton is rising in the polls while Barack Obama is gaining ground among superdelegates who will decide the winner.
WASHINGTON POST: Clinton Defends Gas Tax...With polls showing signs of erosion in his candidacy, Sen. Barack Obama sought Thursday to shift the focus of the Democratic campaign away from the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. and back to the economy and his dispute with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton over her proposal to suspend the federal tax on gasoline.
WASHINGTON TIMES: Mccain Sets Sights on Moderates...Faced with a crumbling Republican Party image, Sen. John McCain is gambling on a general-election strategy that relies on winning over conservative Democrats and independents, breaking with President Bush's 2000 and 2004 game plan of focusing on the party's core voters.
NYTIMES: Clinton May Be Hopeful, But Barack Rolls On...Have Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination improved as Senator Barack Obama has struggled through his toughest month of this campaign?
INDIANAPOLIS STAR: Some Refuse To Budge From Candidates' Corners..It's voters that say if their candidate is not chosen as the Democratic candidate they may not vote or may vote Republican - and they're easy to find not only in Indiana but across the nation - that have some Democrats worried that this long primary battle between Obama and Clinton could leave the party divided and defeated this November.
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Some Blacks May Sit Out If Obama Loses Nomination...Some black voters are making it very clear: They're concerned that Barack Obama is going to be denied the Democratic presidential nomination that they see as rightfully his, and if that happens, a lot of them may stay home in November.
WSJ: Democrats Scramble for Indiana...Determining the victor in Tuesday's presidential nominating contest in Indiana could very well be left to that most elusive of Democratic primary voter: the Republican.
NY TIMES: Minister's Comments Hold Little Sway in Indianapolis Enclave...In the cafes, gift stores and the gourmet dog biscuit shop in this city’s neighborhood of Broad Ripple Village, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.’s name draws all sorts of responses — sighs, rolling eyes, laughter, grim silence.
ALSO, Soledad O'Brien takes a look at blacks and whites and how they learn? Roland Fryer at Harvard Did a study on 10,000 9 month old babies-and found no innate differences between black and white kids. By age 3 differences appeared. But clearly they're not innately different, via his research. Fryer says the takeaway is all kids learn differently, its not race based difference.
AND FINALLY... A new poll suggests that President Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president. NO president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup Poll; in fact, this s the first time that any president's disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark...OUCH!!!
I guess it is time for a new President...
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