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Achenblog: February 3, 2008 - February 9, 2008

Thank God Mike Gravel's Still Running

For so long we've had all these candidates to mock -- I mean, to cover. Now they're almost all gone. Time to regroup on this end, take stock, see how many japes are still in the cupboard. How many...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 8, 2008; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (551)
 
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John McCain's Perfect Ride

[Cross-posted from The Trail.] [UPDATE: Fixed the double-post. Sorry about that. Horrifically, the wireless access in the hall where McCain was speaking was a virtual nullity, rendering me cut off from civilization -- and surrounded by rabid CPAC conventioneers!...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 7, 2008; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (210)
 
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Scalia to Determine Democratic Nominee

Still crunching numbers here, looking at absentees in American Samoa, reading the exits from Alaska, etc., and the one obvious conclusion is that the contest for the Democratic nomination may be decided by the very frightening Credentials Committee mentioned...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 6, 2008; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Return of Rove and Other Super Tuesday Dramas

[More stuff cross-posted from The Trail.] 6 p.m. Howard Dean was just on CNN, getting all tangled up in questions about those Florida and Michigan delegates. Officially, they don't count. They're dead. They're ghostly essences screaming in the torment...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 5, 2008; 9:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
 
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Super Tuesday Map In The Brain

[Cross-posted to The Trail.] 3: p.m. Here in DC, just about every conversation begins with a single word: "Predictions?" In about an hour that will change, to "Heard any exits?" You're required to have a prognostication of some kind,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 5, 2008; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
 
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The Long Road to Super Tuesday

There's a tendency to turn the American people into statistics, into interest groups, into cohorts and voting blocs. But they're quirkier than that. They're an interesting bunch of folks when you spend a little time with them. I'm going...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 4, 2008; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (238)
 
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The Catch That Replaces "The Catch"

In football there is a famous catch. It's called "The Catch." Joe Montana to Dwight Clark. It was more than a quarter of a century ago, Jan. 10, 1982 to be precise. The San Francisco 49ers, led by Montana,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 4, 2008; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
 
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