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The Fix: September 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008

Grading the Palin Sitdown

The four-hundred part interview (it was only three parts, you say?) of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with ABC's Charlie Gibson is -- finally -- over. ABC, inexplicably, doesn't appear to be allowing intrepid bloggers like yours truly to embed the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 13, 2008; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (383)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Veepstakes  
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The Purple States Project

What would happen if you empowered a handful of citizen journalists to travel the country to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real? You'd have "Purple States" the latest offering from washingtonpost.com that aims...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 12, 2008; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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Ad Wars: Coleman Throws a Howitzer

Earlier this week, we wrote about a terrific ad being sponsored by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee against Sen. Norm Coleman (R) in Minnesota. Today, Coleman struck back -- hard. Really hard, in fact, questioning whether Democratic nominee Al Franken...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 12, 2008; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (434)
Categories:  Ad Wars  
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Will Obama's Aggressive New Tone Work?

Obama's strategy to refocus the campaign comes as national polls show a tight contest and in response to criticism from many Democrats that the campaign is letting the race slip away. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Barack Obama's campaign is seeking...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 12, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (807)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Friday Line: Defining the Playing Field

As the campaign enters its final stretch, a look at where the two presidential candidates are spending their time and money suggests a playing field with sharp similarities to that of the last two national elections. var statesmap = new...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 12, 2008; 6:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (183)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , The Line  
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FixCam: Fundamental Change or Sound and Fury?

The conventional wisdom surrounding the last two weeks of the presidential campaign -- since John McCain named Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate -- can be summed up thusly: Republicans Rejoice! Democrats Dismal! The evidence of this...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 11, 2008; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
Categories:  FixCam  
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Fix Picks: Inside the Mind of John McCain

McCain's address to the Republican National Convention shed light on the forces that helped shape him and his worldview. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) One of the most fascinating elements of the Republican National Convention last week in St....

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 11, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Fix Picks  
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Obama and the Anger Calculation

Earlier this week when Barack Obama gave a lengthy interview with Keith Olbermann, the "Countdown" host referenced the Illinois senator's now-famous "enough" line from his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention and asked: "Have you thought of using on...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 11, 2008; 6:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (457)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Brian Schweitzer Eyes the Future

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer's address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver overshadowed several other high-profile pols. (Keith Bedford/Bloomberg News) From the moment Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer left the stage following his wildly well-received speech in Denver at the...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 10, 2008; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Democratic Party , Eye on 2008  
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A Lipsticked Pig and the Politics of Perception

The hubbub created by Barack Obama's comment yesterday a lipsticked pig reveal the acute understanding John McCain's campaign has for the importance of the politics of perception in this campaign. It seems hard -- if not impossible -- to believe...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 10, 2008; 11:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1317)
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Wag the Blog: What Should Hillary Do?

As polls show a significant swing in the support of white women toward McCain-Palin, Democrats need to decide the best campaign role for Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank) The most striking development in the new Washington...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 10, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (420)
Categories:  Wag The Blog  
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Ad Wars: Norm Coleman Running Out of Time?

Now that just eight weeks (!) separate us from the fall election, the television ads are flying fast and furious. With so much out there, it's hard to separate the good from the mediocre and the just plain bad. But,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 9, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Ad Wars  
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Obama On The Losing End of Personality Contest

With some national polls suggesting that John McCain has moved into a statistical tie with Barack Obama in the presidential race, the Illinois senator's advisers are seeking to move the campaign out of the realm of a personality battle and...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 9, 2008; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (555)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Pick a President: The Fix Picks UPDATED

With the conventions now behind us and the sprint to November already underway, The Fix thought today was as good a time as any to update our "Pick a President" electoral map. The last time we made our predictions, we...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 9, 2008; 6:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
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Palin for President (in 2012)

From the moment she finished her speech last Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, it was clear that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has a very bright future in national politics no matter the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. And,...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 8, 2008; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (233)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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The McCain Bounce?

John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin took their post-convention bounce to the road over the weekend facing a whole new race. (AP Photo/Toby Jorrin) UPDATE, 5 p.m.: The new Washington Post/ABC News poll confirms a post-convention bounce for...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 8, 2008; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (782)
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Week in Preview: Shaping the Map

As of today, there are only 57 shopping days left in the presidential election. And, with polls showing an extremely tight race between Barack Obama and John McCain, what happens over the next eight weeks will determine the identity...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 8, 2008; 8:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
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Sunday Reading: Steve Schmidt Examined

The Fix continues to ease his way back into everyday life -- doing chores around the house, hitting the gym and reading the Sunday papers. One particular story -- written by New York Timesmen Jim Rutenberg and Adam Nagourney --...

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 7, 2008; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (141)
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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