Michael Barone


March 2007


A Look at the Polls of Mid-March

Let's take a look at the polls for the two parties' nominations and for the general election as of mid-March, based on the compilations in realclearpolitics.com.

First, the Republicans. I've calculated the average percentages for Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich for each ...

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Giuliani, Rudolph
Clinton, Hillary
Gore, Al
Iran
2008 presidential election
Romney, Mitt
polls
McCain, John
Gingrich, Newt
Obama, Barack
Edwards, John

Let Sandy Berger Have His Say

In response to my U.S. News column this week, Sandy Berger has sent me the following E-mail. I'm presenting it as written, with typos corrected, with his permission. I've had my say; let him have his say.

"Michael: I screwed up. There was nothing sinister about it. I was under serious pressure to ...

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9/11

Observations

Here's my U.S. News column for this week. And here's Robert Kagan's Sunday Washington Post column, arguing that the surge is succeeding.

1996 and 2008

Here's an interesting comparison of the 1996 and 2008 Republican presidential fields from frequent E-mailer Ironman:

I think the present GOP race is ...

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Romney, Mitt
Dole, Bob
Giuliani, Rudolph
Alexander, Lamar
Gingrich, Newt
Forbes, Steve
2008 presidential election
McCain, John
Powell, Colin
Hunter, Duncan
Brownback, Sam
Buchanan, Pat

The Numbers Aren't There

In the Los Angeles Times, Max Boot of the Council on Foreign Relations makes a point I have long wanted to make. But he has done what I haven't bothered to do, which is to gather the numbers that make the case.

The point is this: There aren't that many military troops in the world to provide much ...

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Darfur
McCain, John
Romney, Mitt
Gingrich, Newt
Clinton, Hillary
Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
polls
Iraq war (2003-2011)
Giuliani, Rudolph
Edwards, John
Gore, Al

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