Waiting for the real Sarah Palin

This was supposed to be Sarah Palin’s speech of a lifetime. I’m betting it’s not. She’ll have others, even if her ticket loses in November. But it might prove to be the speech of John McCain’s career. Maybe even more important than his acceptance speech.

Hillary’s Legacy

But some Clinton supporters—acting like classic sore losers—seem bent on helping Obama lose. I’m completely confused by those Clinton supporters who have turned to Senator McCain. Do they really see him as the “woman’s” candidate?

Failing the Bar

“…President Bush has enjoyed working without an audience. He’s leaving a giant and growing mess when he returns the keys to his office, and frankly, if reporters kept pointing that out, we might not have any willing candidates for president.”

The Insult of Empty Gestures

This latest lackluster effort found bipartisan support as Democrats and Republicans united behind this empty gesture to mock us all by not addressing the energy crisis that is only just beginning. Not sure that’s what voters had in mind when they called for more bipartisanship.

Waiting for a Good Idea to Emerge

The nation needs inspiration to solve its biggest problems, but the presidential candidates haven’t offered much so far By Elan Barnehama The primaries continue to drag on and the election is not for another half a year, but I’m ready to call the race. Without any results having been reported, I can say with complete … Continue reading “Waiting for a Good Idea to Emerge”

Keeping Up Appearances

Sen. Obama’s comments at a San Francisco fundraiser show he could learn a lot from our current president about how to succeed at being an elitist By Elan Barnehama Senator Obama recently opened up a can of bitterness and could not get the lid back on before that damning “elitist” label spilled all over him. … Continue reading “Keeping Up Appearances”

Keeping Up Appearances

Sen. Obama’s comments at a San Francisco fundraiser show he could learn a lot from our current president about how to succeed at being an elitist By Elan Barnehama Senator Obama recently opened up a can of bitterness and could not get the lid back on before that damning “elitist” label spilled all over him. … Continue reading “Keeping Up Appearances”

Happy Birthday, Earth Day; You’re On Your Own

The nation that invented the atom bomb to end World War II could take on global climate change with the same kind of drive and innovation By Elan Barnehama I’m thinking that President Bush had the annual celebration of Earth Day in mind when he announced last week that the U.S. strategy for tackling global … Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Earth Day; You’re On Your Own”

Hillary and the L-word

Hillary Clinton’s use of the “liberal” label against Barack Obama seems self-destructive – but she may have a new strategy that involves cozying up to John McCain By Elan Barnehama A new season of the L-word has begun and no, I’m not talking about the Showtime drama. The McCain campaign is unleashing the L-word, and … Continue reading “Hillary and the L-word”