The Whiner Versus the Iron Lady

Experts tell us that part of the "likability" question is whether the voter wants this guy (or woman) coming into their homes every damn day for the next 8 years via television....Obviously, this attribute has not played a huge role in determining how people vote - otherwise people would have chosen Hubert Humphrey's "Happy Warrior"...and...Gerald Ford's steadiness...McCain, of course, has the same problem Obama has; he sets himself up as a different kind ... Full Story »

Posted by Beth Wellington
Tags Help
Subjects: U.S., Politics
Topics: Presidential Election 2008
Editorial Help
Posted by: Posted by Beth Wellington - Apr 23, 2008 - 9:24 AM PDT
Edit Lock: This story can be edited
Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Apr 24, 2008 - 12:32 PM PDT

Reviews

Show All | Notes | Comments | Quotes | Links
Jack Dinkmeyer
1.2
by Jack Dinkmeyer - Oct. 1, 2008

Wow! If this is what we have to look forward to after the "Silly Season" when the real campaigning starts, it's going to be a real kick! No more criminal stuff like sneaking behind closed doors to "recount" ballots; no more disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters; no more Supreme Court making up laws to declare a winner. Just plain good old-fashioned name calling, negative ads, and dirty politics. Maybe there's hope, yet!

See Full Review » (12 answers)
Chris Finnie
1.5
by Chris Finnie - Oct. 1, 2008

Yuck! I want to go wash my reading glasses. I haven't heard this level of name calling since the schoolyard in grade school. Rightwing Nuthouse for sure!

See Full Review » (12 answers)
Polly Briley
3.4
by Polly Briley - Oct. 1, 2008

Moran gives an interesting preview of the fall regardless who is the Democratic nominee. The post has a very interesting side by side of two politicians laying claim to changing the way Washington works with equally bad results. It is interesting to note that there is a certain admiration for Clinton not claiming to be above the hard scrabble of policy and political making. Whine and hypocrisy vs. the ways of Washington draw an interesting conundrum for voters and journalists.

See Full Review » (6 answers)
Beth Wellington
3.8
by Beth Wellington - Oct. 1, 2008

Moran likes neither of the Democrats but he is making no excuses for Senator McCain with regarding his favors to well-heeled supporters, taking a different tack than the Ed Morrisey (http://www.newstrust.net/webx?14@@.fd50605) and drawing an interesting comparison between Obama and McCain.

See Full Review » (3 answers)

Comments on this story Help (BETA)

NT Rating | My Rating

Ratings

2.4

Poor
from 6 reviews (50% confidence)
Quality
2.5
Facts
1.5
Fairness
2.7
Information
1.8
Sourcing
1.7
Style
2.3
Accuracy
1.0
Balance
1.0
Context
2.3
Popularity
2.2
Recommendation
2.2
# Reviews
3.0
# Views
5.0
# Likes
1.0
# Emails
1.0
More
How our ratings work »
(See these related stories.)

Links Help

No links yet. Please review this story to add some!