Oprah Drops To 2nd Place In Ratings – Because She Backed Obama???

It appears that Oprah’s backing of Obama may have backfired.  Oprah’s largely female, white audience doesn’t seem to appreciate that she back a man over a woman, and a black man at that.  Subtle racism in the Oprah empire???

Yesterday, Harris Interactive released its annual poll rating the most popular television stars. For the first time in five years, Oprah Winfrey was bumped from first place with Ellen DeGeneres beating her out. According to Fox, this is proof that Oprah shouldn’t have endorsed or campaigned for Barack Obama and that she was “hurt by it,” which Fox surmised would happen. Fox’s “business news” guy, Neil Cavuto devoted a segment to pushing this theory today (January 15, 2008) — “Oprah Drops to #2 in Poll; Is Backing Obama the Reason?”

Dennis Kucinich, Hillary Clinton, Oprah, Larry Flynt and Who Got Whom

Hello America! That’s right. You heard me correct. The Porn industry endorses me, Dennis Kucinich. Especially Hustler’s founder Larry Flynt. Larry Flynt loves the Dennis! He had a party for me and everything. Yes, Elizabeth showed her tongue ring for that one … and the other ring. You figure it out.

Yes, Obama got Oprah. Hillary has Bill, but really what choice does he have? But, I have the coolest. The porn industry America! Oh what a party. No, the press was not invited. But, when you’re re-enacting Caligula you don’t want Hannah Strom there judging.

Now America, I need to clarify. The Larry Flynt presidential endorsement marked the culmination of everyone in the industry getting on board. What do I mean?

Ron Jeremy was sticking to Hillary for a while because of some moment they had in a toilet stall in New Haven with Bill in 1972.

Katie Morgan wanted Alan Keyes. So did Jenna Jamison, Stormy Daniels, Tawny Roberts and Peter North … because it’s true.

Dustin Diamond wanted Mike Huckabee. Yes Dustin Diamond had to be included.

And finally, Paris Hilton got on board after we told her George W couldn’t run again.

I got the Porn Industry America!

This has got to be one of the best political spoofs of the season.

Inside The Hillary Clinton Campaing: Fear, Loathing, Backbiting, & Bill

Here are some Political Night Train insights as to what is going on inside the Hillary Clinton Campaign 

CHRIS MATTHEWS had this to say about the Hillary Campaign: What he (Bill Clinton) ought to do is get Paul Begala to come back and work in the campaign. She’s got a lot of hard-hitters around her but no one with any heart. The appeal of the Clintons over the years and the reason why the Democratic Party is in love with the Clintons is that the Clintons, with all their flaws and perhaps arrogance, care about the regular person in this country, the regular middle-working class family with all their problems of health care and raising their kids. Hillary Clinton, especially, cares about those things. It’s obvious she does. It’s not a fraud. They’ve gotta go back to why they’re running. What it now looks like and based upon your questions, and by the way they’re the questions everyone’s asking, how she gonna hit Obama next? They’ve gotta change the question from, “How are the Clintons gonna whack Obama?” to “Why do the Clintons continue in their public life?” And they’ve got to answer that question. If I were Bill, I’d go around with Hillary, introduce her both in the same room, big town halls, answering all kinds of questions about people’s real life needs. That’s the way Bill Clinton won in New Hampshire back in 1992. They’ve gotta get out there and talk about people’s needs and stop talking about Obama. They gotta stop acting like it’s the last minute in an NBA game and they gotta foul the other guy to get the ball back. They gotta end this sense of desperation. It’s either Mark Penn, Mandy Grunwald, somebody in that campaign keeps teaching them fear. Fear is killing the Clinton campaign.What is Team Hillary Thinking?Something that doesn’t quite make sense regarding the last back-and-forth between Hillary and Obama, regarding William Shaheen, co-chairman of Mrs. Clinton’s national and New Hampshire campaigns, raising Barack Obama’s past drug use. (Riehl says this is a sign Hillary’s toast.) The team around Hillary Clinton is supposed to be among the best, the sharpest, the smartest in Democratic politics. Or so we’re told.As Jonah notes, there was, indeed, a time when the Clintons could have a surrogate go out and make an attack on a Clinton rival, and then have her or her husband say, “no, no, I don’t stand by that, I don’t believe in the politics of personal destruction, I disavow it,” etc. Back then, the candidate seemed high-minded and above the fray, but the negative attack still got into the media’s bloodstream. But it’s a different era, everybody in the press knows how that game is played, and so when somebody comes out and says, “oh, she had nothing to do with this, her campaign had nothing to do with this issue being raised,” nobody believes her.The thing is, Mark Penn, Patti Solis Doyle, Howard Wolfson, James Carville — these people have to know nobody’s going to believe that she had nothing to do with this. The Clintons don’t get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to this stuff.But I wonder if the Clintons themselves think that they still do. And we know who has the final say in those internal discussions. If Hillary’s convinced that the public will believe her denials, who around her can convince her otherwise?http://campaignspot.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MmQ5M2MzNjg2MDQ3YTc3M2Q4NWJlYmI3ZWVjZGJjZWE=  CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A top campaign adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton resigned Thursday, a day after suggesting Democrats should be wary of nominating Barack Obama because his teenage drug use could make it hard for him to win the presidency. Clinton herself apologized to Obama as they waited to fly to Iowa for a debate. Bill Shaheen, a national co-chairman for Clinton and a prominent New Hampshire political figure, had raised the issue during a Wednesday interview, published on washingtonpost.com. “I made a mistake and in light of what happened, I have made the personal decision that I will step down as the co-chair of the Hillary for President campaign,” Shaheen said in a statement released by the campaign Thursday. “This election is too important, and we must all get back to electing the best qualified candidate who has the record of making change happen in this country. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.” Shaheen, an attorney and veteran organizer, had said much of Obama’s background is unknown and could be a problem in November 2008 if he is the Democratic nominee. He said Republicans would work hard to discover new aspects of Obama’s admittedly spotty youth. “It’ll be, ‘When was the last time? Did you ever give drugs to anyone? Did you sell them to anyone?'” said Shaheen, whose wife, Jeanne, is a former New Hampshire governor and is running for the U.S. Senate next year.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8TGQQKO0&show_article=1

 DES MOINES – On the eve of the final Iowa debate before the Jan. 3 caucuses, Clinton campaign insiders are increasingly questioning the cautious, poll-driven approach taken by Mark Penn, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s top political aide, sources familiar with the situation say.

With Clinton barely holding her own against Barack Obama and John Edwards in Iowa, dissatisfaction is growing with Penn, who some say has mistakenly run Clinton as a de facto incumbent.

“There are two people who have come up with this strategy – one Hillary Clinton and one Mark Penn,” said a top Clinton ally, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Mark wanted to run her, basically, for re-election, and we are seeing what happened.”

Oprah Sounds Black in South Carolina, Oh My!

Oprah gave a rousing intro for Senator Obama in South Carolina this past weekend.  She wowed the crowd and probably generated enough new support for Obama to put, and keep him in first place in South Carolina.  But in the process, Oprah did something  she has not done on her TV program, and it just might loose Obama some of his support.  In South Carolina, before a largely black and female audience, Oprah sounded black.  This seemed to be very natural for her, given that her TV audience, both live in the studio, and at home, is largely white.  Political Night Train predicts that this is the first and last time anyone will see Oprah give the kind of performance she gave in South Carolina.  When we next see Oprah, her talk will be back to her carefully scripted TV image.  Sort of like Hillary speaking Southern when in South Carolina.

Hillary Should Worry – Iowa, New Hampshire, SC – GONE!

Clinton No Longer Should Worry Just About Iowa

Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2007 8:50 AM by Chuck Todd

From NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro

As Political Night Train predicted days ago, Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.  Polls are just now beginning to show just how much trouble she is in.  The problem with most of the public polls are that they are measuring trailing indicators, and as such are probably 3 – 5 days behind actual public opinion.  Clinton, Obama and Edwards are all running their own internal polls and focus groups and measuring leading indicators, those that predict where public opinion is headed.  And for Hillary, most of those indicators are bad news.  Here’s some further interpretation of the MSNBC/McClatchy/Mason-Dixon polls reported below. None of the public polls takes into account the “Oprah Effect”.  In Iowa, Oprah most likely is good for 8-10 points, and they will largely come from Hillary’s women.  This is enough of a push to give Obama a win with 32-24% of the caucus vote.  The big question for Hillary, will she finish 3rd behind Edwards.  A second place finish for Edwards would energize his campaign going in the short days following Iowa.  Right now, the only way for Hillary to finish second is to go extremely negative on Edwards.  Going negative on Obama may be seen by women as going negative on Oprah.  Hillary cannot be seen as getting into a cat fight with the “O”.  Trotting Bill Clinton out probably is not of much help in Iowa as his real strength is with black women. In New Hampshire, Obama is very likely to finish first, but by only a few percentage points ahead of Hillary.  If Edwards can gain some ground in New Hampshire, he could finish in a statistical tie with Hillary, and thus a win in the Edwards camp.  It’ll be tough for Edwards, yet if he can break 15% in New Hampshire, he stays alive. Popular wisdom is that Bill Clinton will carry black women in South Carolina for Hillary, but this is only with the over 50 group of black women.  The under 35 group of black women are better educated, less tied to a church, and more likely to embrace Obama’s focus on change.  The under 35 group of black women may also be Oprah fans.  Prediction for South Carolina, Obama by 30+ %, Hillary at no more than 28% and Edwards at 25%, although Edwards could match Hillary and thus claim a win over her.   This just in . . . . 30, 000, mostly black, mostly young at Oprah event in SC.  Pay particular attention to how the Obama (na Oprah campaign) campaign effectively used the audience to gain attention through text messaging.  This is a technology very well understood by the under 35, and especially under 35 black female crowd.  You would not expect this from a Hillary crowd of over 50 women, black or white. The Oprah Effect In High Gear In South Carolina The majority of the crowd who attended was black. Among the white voters who attended, many appeared more reserved about openly embracing Obama because of Oprah or that Oprah would in anyway influence their vote. However, two young women did say that they were definitely more open to Obama because of Oprah’s endorsement.   

The campaign attempted to organize that enthusiasm by asking the crowd to text their cell phone numbers to the campaign. Jeremy Bird and Anton Gunn, the campaign’s field and political directors, took the stage to ask the crowd to text their phone numbers to Obama’s campaign. They also broke a Guinness World Record by conducting the world’s largest phone bank, 36,426 people in the audience called four names of South Carolinian voters listed on the back of their tickets and asked them to support Barack Obama.

According to the Obama campaign, 18% of the first 8,500 people who signed into the event said they wanted to volunteer. Sixty-eight percent of people who got tickets online to the event had never been contacted by the campaign before. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/12/09/506930.aspx With just 24 days to go before Iowa, it appears the race for the Democratic nomination is no longer a tight 1-state contest, but a truly competitive race across the country.

In three new MSNBC/McCLATCHY/Mason-Dixon polls of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the national frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, leads in all three states but her lead is not outside the margin of error in any of those states. Her largest lead is three points, statistically insignificant. Her leading challenger, Barack Obama is nipping at her heels, trailing in Iowa by 2 points and trailing in New Hampshire and South Carolina by just three points.

John Edwards is a major factor in Iowa and South Carolina but trails badly in New Hampshire.

Iowa: Clinton nabbed 27%, followed by Obama at 25% and Edwards at 21%. No other candidate scored double-digits, including Richardson who came in at 9% and Joe Biden who rec’d 5%. As for the all-important second-choice category, all three Dem frontrunners are tied, with 30% picking Obama, 29% naming Clinton and 27% selecting Edwards.

New Hampshire: This is the tightest result for any New Hampshire Dem primary poll this year. Clinton gets 30% to Obama’s 27%. Edwards barely cracks double-digits with 10%, with one in five primary voters undecided.

South Carolina: Clinton gets 28% to Obama’s 25%. Edwards is a competitive third at 18%. [Note: An earlier version of this post accidentally reprinted the results from N.H.]

A few more macro observations about the surveys:
— Bill Clinton is still VERY popular among Democrats, in most cases, more popular than all of the actual contenders, though Obama matches the FPOTUS in FAV rating in New Hampshire.
— Hillary Clinton wins the experience issue by a landslide in all three states, while Obama wins decisively on change.
— Hillary Clinton’s support is what you’d expect: women, folks over 50 and union members.
— Obama does very well among Democrats under 50. In fact, the biggest demographic gap is generational, not gender.
— And here’s a trend line the Clinton folks might want to worry about, in all three states, she’s seen as having run the most negative campaign to date.

Let’s get into the weeds of these Dem state polls, all of which were conducted Dec. 3-6. Each survey is of 400 likely caucus or primary voters with a margin of error of 5%.

IOWA
Don’t write off John Edwards. Of the big 3 candidates, the former North Carolina senator has the highest FAV rating, trailing only Bill Clinton in popularity. This could bode well on the second choice front.

Clinton is seen as the least honest and trustworthy and the candidate who least represents change. That’s bad news for her because those are the two top things that Iowans are looking for. Her advantage is on issues and experience, a category in which she leads by a whopping 52% to 14% margin over Richardson.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
How much progress has Obama made in this state? He’s now the Democrat with the highest FAV rating (matching Bill Clinton).  

Like Iowa, Hillary leads among women, but a quarter of women are undecided. Can Oprah make a difference for Obama here? Obama’s support is overwhelmingly among independents and those under 50.  

Also of note, we tested potential 2-way Dem primary matchups between Clinton and Obama and then Clinton v. Edwards. Edwards voters break overwhelmingly for Clinton in New Hampshire, while Obama voters break nearly 3-1 for Edwards. If Clinton and Edwards are sharing some supporters, doesn’t that signal that those two may begin going after each other more so than Obama, gambling that the Illinois senator’s support is younger and less likely to vote?

Looking at what voters most want in a candidate, Obama leads overwhelmingly on change and is seen as more honest than Clinton. That’s good news for him, because those are two of the top three things voters are looking for in a candidate. Issues, though, is No. 1 and Clinton leads that by 12 points.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Obama may have dispelled those doubts among black voters, as he leads Clinton by 16 points among African-Americans. But among whites, Clinton leads by 16.

It’s the same story here as the other two states, Hillary is seen as the least honest and trustworthy and doesn’t represent change. Obama leads in both of those categories. Clinton leads overwhelmingly again on experience, but as in the other states, experience doesn’t appear to be all that important to voters. She is seen as most right on the issues, which is important. 

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/12/09/506446.aspx

   

First Reactions To Oprah In Iowa

Was it me or was Oprah yelling?

 

She (Oprah) should stick to daytime gab fests instead of stumping for candidates — she is not good at it.

 

Her (Oprah) speech was not as good as the expectations that the campaign had built up.

 

I was left a little disappointed.

 

It also seemed that everyone in the audience was more interested in hearing Oprah and not Michelle or Obama.

 

What a flop! Obama’s speech afterward was so disjointed that I hope people did not watch.

 

For all the hype, I was not impressed. I hope they retool Oprah’s speech or scrap her appearances altogether.

 Are we so culturally degenerate that we need a talk show hostess (Oprah) to tell us who’s best qualified to run this once-great country? ” I am so tired of Politics.” Why then is she (Oprah) involved up to her eyeballs in it?  Good speeches by Michelle Obama, Oprah and Barack himself. As Michelle Obama’s been telling people on the campaign trail, “the game of politics is to make you afraid so you don’t think… We’re asking you, please *don’t* base you votes this time on fear. Base it on hope.”  

Why Liberal Women Hate Hillary

They are like her, but they don’t like her.

Such is the curious phenomenon of many educated, professional, liberal women of a certain age when it comes to Hillary Clinton, the Los Angeles Times reports. In fact, upper-middle-class women on the left are “historically her toughest crowd,” the paper reports.

Why is this? The Times offers a handful of possibilities:

1) They’re not as worried about job security as their more blue-collar peers (who are more pro-Clinton), so they feel free to judge the New York Senator as a peer.

2) They’re disgusted by the fact that, while they struggled to break through barriers in the workplace, Clinton hitched her star to her man and followed him to the top.

3) They’re disappointed by her support of the Iraq war and the fact that she has recreated herself as a centrist.

4) Women hold each other to an unrealistic standard.

5) She’s trying to act too much like a man.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/07/the_skinny/main3588217.shtml

Edwards First To Go Negative On Oprah, Will Hillary Follow?

 Edwards campaign goes negative on Oprah in South Carolina.  Can Hillary be far behind.  The Oprah factor may put Obama in the lead in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina with the very voters Hillary says she has a lock on, namely Democratic women, black women in particular.  Well, it might not work out that way.  It appears Hillary is sending Bill Clinton to South Carolina to maintain support from black women, who Hillary fears will go over to Obama, once they hear from Oprah.  Will the Edwards camp force Oprah to address any real political issues?  Probably not.  Political Night Train will keep close tabs on the Oprah Effect.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The coming Oprah phenomenon on behalf of Senator Barack Obama is already having a ripple effect on rival campaigns.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is sending Bill Clinton here to South Carolina on Saturday, the day before Oprah Winfrey arrives. The former president has spoken here often on behalf of his wife and has proved enormously popular with South Carolina voters.

And on a conference call today, supporters of former Senator John Edwards expressed dissatisfaction with Ms. Winfrey for coming here but not addressing issues like education, health care or poor conditions facing senior citizens.

“If you can build a school in South Africa, build one in South Carolina,” Linda Dogan, a member of the City Council in Spartanburg, said on the conference call, which was organized by the Edwards campaign.

The stated purpose of the call was for several prominent African-Americans who support Mr. Edwards to discuss the candidate’s “plan for opportunity.” They said that Mr. Edwards was emphasizing issues like poverty and education, that he was paying attention to rural areas and to the criminal justice system, that he had a “Southern strategy” and that he could win.

One reporter questioned whether the call was timed because of Ms. Winfrey’s campaigning for Mr. Obama. She is to appear in Iowa Saturday, comes to South Carolina Sunday and ends in Manchester, N.H., that night.

Ms. Dogan said that as a black woman, Ms. Winfrey’s visit “doesn’t mean anything to me” if she is not going to deal with local issues. “It makes me a little ill,” she said, noting that Ms. Winfrey is extremely wealthy. “Oprah coming here means absolutely nothing to me unless she’s going to do something for South Carolina,” she said.

John Moylan, Mr. Edwards’s South Carolina director, said that the call was not about Ms. Winfrey but about opportunity.

Tyrone Freeman, president of the United Long Term Care Workers West, of the Service Employees International Union, suggested that Ms. Winfrey was the only way to get the attention of the news media, which, he said, had been “unjust” by not covering the important issues that Mr. Edwards is raising. “All of us would do this call every week,” he said. “It’s only now because of Oprah we can get your attention.”

How Hillary Beats Obama in Iowa, New Hampshire, & South Carolina

Hillary is running behind Obama in the polls in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.  With the “Oprah Effect” to kick in soon, Hillary runs the risk of coming in 3rd in Iowa and 2nd in New Hampshire and South Carolina.  Some polling data is showing that every time Bill Clinton speaks about himself, Hillary’s numbers go down.  But Hillary’s campaign managers, some of which loath Bill, can’t shut him up.  Bill operates as a totally independent person, outside the constraints of Hillary’s campaign.  Senior campaign managers have been highly successful in cleaning Hillary up, getting her to dress properly, makeup, hair.  They have her highly scripted, to the point that recently Chris Matthews made a special issue of pointing out how when critizing Obama, Hillary constantly looked down to read from prepared text.

So, how does Hillary beat Obama in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina?

Hillary must go extremely negative on Edwards, now, this weekend.  If Hillary stays negative on Obama, she runs the risk of going, or seeming to go negative on Oprah, and if that happens, the bottom falls out of Hillary’s election hopes.  Hillary will have to avoid any comment on any of Oprah’s talking points, least she is accused of a cat fight.  Oprah on the other hand can say most anything she wants as she is running for nothing.  Watch Oprah carefully, she won’t criticize Hillary directly, but will agree with those who do, or will support issues that directly conflict Hillary’s positions.

By going extreme negative on Edwards, Hillary may hope to draw off some of his support to herself.  Hillary will also have to out “liberal” Edwards, which means flipping on some of her earlier positions.

Will a loss of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina be the end of Hillary?  No, she can still win the nomination, but it will tarnish her image of front runner.  In fact, she won’t be able to say others are tough on her because she is the front runner, because she won’t be.

Hear Hillary Scream, “Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh NO! It’s Oprah!”

With poll numbers dropping in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, this is NOT what Hillary wants, the “Oprah Effect”.  Political Night Train predicts Hillary loss in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina as Oprah sucks up all the oxygen, and the attention of Democratic white women.

Obama is locked in close contests in the three early states with the Democratic front-runner, Senator Hillary Clinton of New York, and Winfrey, 53, is already having an effect.

Demand in South Carolina forced organizers to move her appearance from an arena that could accommodate 18,000 people to the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, which seats up to 80,250 people.

Hillary Down, Obama Up In Iowa Poll

With just a few weeks to go, Iowa voters have responded to the polls and are now putting Obama at 28%, Hillary at 25% and Edwards at 23%.  This puts Edwards within striking distance of Hillary, forcing her to exit Iowa in 3rd place.  Hillary has slipped the most in recent pollings, from 30% to 25%, a 5 point drop, which for her position as front runner is significant.  And Oprah has not added her voice to the push for Obama. 

Here’s how Political Night Train sees a possible Iowa scenario – Obama and Oprah storm the state for the next four weeks with a positive only message.  Hillary continues to go negative on Obama, but runs into a snag since they cannot be seen going negative on Oprah.  Edwards hits hard at Hillary on experience and character, and Iraq war record.  Sensing a defeat, Hillary abandons Iowa in last weeks before caucus to focus on New Hampshire and South Carolina.  She sends Bill out to spin his message, but he sucks up all the oxygen in the room, leaving none for Hillary.  Bill still believes 2008 is all about Bill and sees Hillary as his own re-election proxy.  Hillary’s campaign may have to do damage control to counter some of Bill’s off-the-cuff comments.  If Hillary comes in 2nd or 3rd in Iowa, Obama and Oprah will continue the positive campaign in New Hampshire and South Carolina.  Oprah will ignore Hillary.  Edwards will continue to hammer Hillary and she will have to respond with more negative campaigning.  Also, expect the Clinton dirty tricks to continue, behind the scenes.  Don’t be surprised if there are stories about Obama, his wife and Oprah and their connection with their church in Chicago.  Don’t be surprised to see stories about how Michelle Obama has a chip on her shoulder for whites.

NY Gov “Eliot Mess” – A Preview of a Hillary Whitehouse?

Eliot Spitzer, NY Governor and Hillary Clinton pal is having a difficult first term, beset with scandal, and making mistakes because of his lack of experience, is this a snap shot of what a Hillary Clinton adminstration would look like?  Would it be worst with Obama and Oprah in the Whitehouse?  If there is a scandal bombshell next year, how will it effect Hillary?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — He was once untouchable. Eliot Spitzer barreled into the New York governor’s office barely 11 months ago riding a record-setting wave of popularity. Time magazine had named him “Crusader of the Year” when he was attorney general and the tabloids proclaimed him “Eliot Ness.”The “Sheriff of Wall Street” who had made corporate titans cower then pay up for their misdeeds was going to take the same no-nonsense approach to fixing one of the country’s worst governments.But then he got to work, and hasn’t had but a handful of good days since. At the Capitol, he’s been hit with scandal and derided as a rich brat who doesn’t play well with others. “Eliot’s Mess,” mocked the tabloids.The low point came two weeks ago when, battered in the polls and amid concerns that he was threatening to unhinge Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, he surrendered on his plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.Instead of a rising political star, he is now seen as the standard for rapid political collapse.“It is very, very unusual for someone to dive this far, that quickly,” said Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf, who worked on President Clinton’s successful re-election campaign in 1996 and handled Spitzer’s ads in his first two campaigns. 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NY_GOVERNOR?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US

 

Hillary, that sick feeling in your stomach is Oprah entering the room

A few questions to ask now about Oprah support for Obama:

  • Why is Oprah endorsing Obama now, when she supported Bill Clinton previously?
  • What is it about Hillary that turns Oprah off?
  • Are Obama and Oprah really soul mates, or is this another “marriage of convenience?
  • What is the relationship of Oprah and Obama to a controversial church in Chicago?
  • Hillary, that sick feeling in your stomach is Oprah entering the room.
  • How soon before Hillary trashes Obama’s voting record in Illinois?
  • Will Oprah’s request for Obama contributions dry-up Hillary’s funds?
  • If elected, how will Obama payoff Oprah?
  • Will this turn into a “woman vs. woman” primary (cat) fight?
  • Can Hillary continue to play the gender card, with Oprah?
  • How will Oprah respond to the mudslinging that will come from the Clinton’s?

HOT! Oprah To Stump For Obama In Iowa & New Hampshire

 TV host Oprah Winfrey is ready to join Sen. Barack Obama on the campaign stump — and will soon join the Democratic presidential candidate in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Asked in New Hampshire on Tuesday if Oprah would be campaigning with him, Obama said, “First she’s coming to Iowa.” He quickly added that “we’ll get her up here” — referring to New Hampshire. “We’re just doing it one state at a time,” he said.

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/oprah_obama_iowa/2007/11/20/51095.html