I doubt that they will every be as unanimous as they once were.
It’s the first time we have seen it since Bush became president.
A majority of Americans living today, a surprisingly small majority because of the large youthful population, still remembers Watergate. And when we hear the word eavesdropping, those of us who lived during Watergate, we think of the nefarious activities of the Nixon administration.
There’s no room on the agenda, there’s no room in Congress and there’s no room politically.
They violated every rule in the book. I’ve studied feeding frenzies. This is a classic feeding frenzy, and it was created in part by their inability to get the news out. You have to tell the truth, and you need to get the facts out completely as soon as possible. This was a public-relations disaster...
There is nothing the Democratic leaders can do. It’s the Democratic activists who are whining and complaining who could help themselves by shutting their mouths. They’re distracting attention away from what the election will be and should be about – the president and Congress. They’re just giving the press something to write about.
She is bound to cost Republicans some votes in some places.
Democrats understand that if they are going to win in 2008, they have got to select reasonable candidates who can match the Republicans in experience on foreign policy and the war on terror. They have no choice. And that’s Richardson’s big ace not possessed by most of the other candidates.
He is obviously a single-issue candidate, and they do not do terribly well in the presidential process.
The American people have turned against the war, and they’re not turning back.
This is a case where the Bush administration doesn’t need to spell out what they did and why they did it. It’s as plain as a wart on the nose of a Miss America. Any attempt by Bush’s spokespeople to present this as anything other than an admission of error will be laughed out of...
That’s not quite what the critics had in mind. This is minimal change.
At a certain point, you have to accept reality, and it’s an impressive reality. It should have been a blow-away. It wasn’t just any congressional race – it was a race during Bush’s summer of sorrow and it came in a state that was ground zero for ’04 and possibly will be for ’08.
These areas tend to be home to high-income, highly educated voters who show up at the polls. These are areas that are changing the fastest, have people arriving in enormous numbers, have demands for better schools, better roads – and politicians have to be responsive to them.
He may be closest to what activists regard as a conservative.
Editorial endorsements are dinosaurs. The vast majority of the public don’t read editorials.
Absolutely. The Republican campaign in Virginia will tell you that, at least privately. The president chose to nationalize that election by showing up on election eve. You don’t want to do that unless you want to be associated with the results. I think they thought genuinely Bush could pull him across the race. It wasn’t...
I’ve seen him far more tense. Whenever he has a formal press conference in the East Room or something, he’s terrible. I mean, he’s really tense and nervous. I thought he was relatively relaxed — after that confrontation with Helen Thomas [in which] he let his real self show, that is, the self that many...