Nevada Debate Predictions & Results

Here’s what will happen tonight:

  1. Wolf Blitzer will dodge asking Hillary any tough questions, but will claim he did, based on his definition of hardball questions and followup.  Calling Mr. Russert!  Wolfie choked in the clutch, didn’t ask tough followup questions.  My guess, Bill took Wolf out behind the wood shed.
  2. Hillary will be somewhat shrill, trying to prove she’s tough as one of the “boys”.  The shrillness won’t go unnoticed by some of the pundits.  Hillary was shrill once, maybe twice, but mostly ignored, or given a pass by Blitzer.
  3. Scheduling the debate on Thursday minimizes the amount of “negative” press, as most people tune out on Friday and Saturday.  By Sunday it will be all old news.  Have to wait and see.
  4. No mistakes by any one candidate, although Obama is on the verge of having a bad debate, tonight, or the next one.  Hillary, Obama and Edwards stayed safe; others don’t matter.
  5. Edwards will take a few shots at Hillary, but like a poor archer, he won’t quite hit the mark.  I hit the mark on this one.
  6. Obama will attempt a few shots at Hillary, but he just does not have the killer instinct.  I hit the mark again.

There was no clear winner.

Flap Jack of the Day Award Goes To: NY’s Gov. Spitzer

Flap Jack of the Day Award Goes To: Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi has flipped on her earlier position on the superdelegates.  Earlier Pelosi’s position was the superdelegates should vote with the popular vote.  Now Peolosi says the superdelegates should vote their conscience.

Iran Smoking Gun?? IAEA Finds Plans for Nuclear Weapons

Looking for the smoking gun?? Iran maintains it was given the papers without asking for them during its black market purchases of nuclear equipment decades ago . . . This just does not pass the “ho ho” test.  An the NY Times thinks this is simply a “gesture”.

Iran Hands Over Nuclear Blueprints Ahead of IAEA Report.   The AP (11/14, Jahn) reports, “Iran has met a key demand of the UN nuclear agency, handing over long-sought blueprints showing how to mold uranium metal into the shape of warheads, diplomats said Tuesday.” The decision was hailed by Western diplomats as a “concession designed to head off the threat of new UN sanctions.” The move comes as the IAEA finalizes its report to its board of governors next week. The AP reports that “While [IAEA chief Mohammed] ElBaradei is expected to say that Iran has improved its cooperation with his agency’s probe, the findings are unlikely to deter the United States, France and Britain from pushing for a third set of UN sanctions.”
      The New York Times (11/14, Sciolino, 1.18M) report on the blueprints called the handover a “gesture” saying, “Possession of the document is not expected to add much to the agency’s understanding of Iran’s nuclear history” and that “despite the latest gesture, Iran has failed to comply with a number of other demands by the agency under the timetable.”

This from Salon???? Queen Hillary’s Disruptive Court

This from Salon, that most liberal of publications????

The press corps finally wakes up to her waffling and evasions. “

By Camille Paglia

Democrats Remain Stalled On Iraq Debate

 Score: Harry Reid Is 0 for 40!!

Democrats remain stalled on Iraq debate

By: Jim VandeHei and John F. Harris
Nov 13, 2007 06:07 AM EST

“As the congressional session lurches toward a close, Democrats are confronting some demoralizing arithmetic on Iraq.”  They are Zero for 40, a firing offense in the Majors.  The Yankees let Joe go, and he had a better record.

This from the folks that want you to put them in power next year.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Told Not To Ask Hillary Any “Russert Questions”

 Liberals eat their own, as they attack Tim Russert for his tought questions.  Now Blitzer draws Hillery’s ire.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer has been warned not to focus Thursday’s Dem debate on Hillary. ‘This campaign is about issues, not on who we can bring down and destroy,’ top Clinton insider explains. ‘Blitzer should not go down to the levels of character attack and pull ‘a Russert.” Blitzer is set to moderate debate from Vegas, with questions also being posed by Suzanne Malveaux