My Celebrity Can Beat Up Yours; Black Voters Plead The "first"


Bad Barbra! [Don Frederick, Top of the Ticket]: "It's no surprise that Hillary Clinton's ever-vigilant campaign would unveil a celebrity endorsement today -- an announcement that might distract attention from the latest developments in Oprah Winfrey's high-profile embrace of Barack Obama. What is surprising, at least to readers of Carl Bernstein's recent biography of Clinton, is that the name rolled out by her presidential campaign would be Barbra Streisand."

Black Ties [Jack and Jill Politics]: "The campaign dynamic between Clinton and Obama in South Carolina is
fascinating, since it's not so much that black voters have to be
convinced to like Obama as a candidate, it's that they have to be
convinced that a black man can be president in our time."

McCain Train Coming [David G, Race42008]: "As a Rudy guy, I strongly believe that, at the end of the day, the
Mayor has a strong chance of being victorious over Mrs. Clinton. I’m
sure Romney, Huckabee, and Thompson supporters feel the same about
their candidates. But the simple fact of the matter is that McCain has
the numbers on his side."

About Face [Sam Stein, Huffington Post]: "Madeleine K. Albright is going to the mat on behalf of Sen. Hillary
Clinton - whom she's endorsed - after Clinton's claims about foreign
policy experience were challenged by primary opponents. But the former
secretary of state did not go as far as others in saying Clinton was
the "face" of international affairs during his husband's administration."

Edison is Proud [David Wright, Political Radar]: "During a roundtable on foreign policy issues in Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, Democratic hopeful Barack Obama was in mid-sentence when the
lights went out.  Just as he brought up his plan to phase out
incandescent light bulbs."

--Dayo Olopade

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