Michael Barone


May 2008


A New Electoral Map: In the General Election, McCain Leads in Electoral Votes Against Both Clinton and Obama

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I've been writing, repeatedly, that the voting alignments in this general election could look quite different from those that prevailed in 2004 and 2000 (and, for that matter, 1996). And that the voting alignments could be quite different depending on whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is the ...

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Obama, Barack
Clinton, Hillary
McCain, John
2008 presidential election

A Political Reality Check on the Economy

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"It's the economy, stupid," James Carville famously said during the 1992 campaign, when a young Bill Clinton was running against the other President Bush. The same could be said during this presidential campaign. The headlines are full of economic bad news—mortgage foreclosures, the collapse of an ...

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politics
economy

Rethinking the Iraq Critics

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In trying to understand news about the conflicts in Iraq, I work to keep in mind the difference between what we know now about decision-making in World War II and what most Americans knew at the time. From the memoirs and documents published after the war, we've learned how leaders made critical ...

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Iraq war (2003-2011)
Iraq

Clinton and Obama's Super Tuesday in Indiana and North Carolina

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Corrected on 5/9/08: Due to a posting error, the column titles on the chart were reversed.

The original Super Tuesday, in the 1988 cycle, was engineered by southern and moderate Democrats with the intention of securing the nomination for a moderate southern candidate in a flurry of southern ...

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Clinton, Hillary
Obama, Barack
2008 presidential election
Indiana
North Carolina
primaries
Democratic Party

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