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December 17, 2002
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Political Wire has a good roundup today of which Democrats will and won’t run for president. Here are links for John Edwards, Tom Daschle, Joe Lieberman and Tom Vilsack.

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December 17, 2002
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Another poll shows the yawning gap between the people and their leaders on immigration: Sixty percent of Americans believe present immigration levels are a “critical threat to the vital interests of the United States,” but only 14 percent of the nation’s leaders think so, a new analysis finds. And when asked whether immigration levels...

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December 17, 2002
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JDAMs are way cool! I was watching C-SPAN’s Washington Journal yesterday and they had on Vernon Loeb, the Pentagon correspondent for the Washington Post. (If you have a TiVo, you should definitely record Washington Journal daily. It’s mostly terribly boring, but they often have interesting guests. They also have HotLine’s Chuck Todd and Roll...

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December 17, 2002
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Wow! Michael Barone and I must be doing a Vulcan mind-meld. I said Bush=JFK in September. He did so in November. I said Gore=Nixon today and so does he.

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December 16, 2002
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Screw ‘Em All Apparently, the South Koreans have been getting antsy about US troops stationed there. 300,000 of them protested against American troops. Considering the relatively small population of South Korea (48 million) this would be the equivalent of 1.5 million Americans demonstrating against something. I’m tired of the crap we’ve been taking from...

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December 16, 2002
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Bill Clinton and Demi Moore? Stranger things have happened. The only reason I care is because of the effect on a potential Hillary run for president in 2008.

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December 16, 2002
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I was wrong about Al Gore being the Democratic nominee for president in 2004. But so was David Frum.

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December 16, 2002
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Dick Morris has a good defense of Trent Lott today. Excerpt: He made his comment about Strom Thurmond – for which he has apologized three times – just because he was trying to be nice to a 100-year-old man. Lott was 7 years old when Thurmond ran and was not a particularly active politician...

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December 16, 2002
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Remember when I compared Bush to Kennedy in September? Michael Barone later made a similar comparison after the elections. Now Gore is playing the part of Nixon quite well.

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December 16, 2002
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Must-read article in the Washington Post today about increasing political polarization. Increasing political polarization benefits the GOP, since it makes it harder for Democratic senators to keep their seats in Bush states, which are far more numerous than Gore states. In the last two election cycles, virtually all the Senate seats that changed hands...

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December 16, 2002
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Lots of fallout from the Gore withdrawal. Political Wire has the roundup. Funny how biased the hometown papers are. The St.Louis Post-Dispatch pegs Gephardt as the front-runner, while the Boston globe picks Kerry.

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December 16, 2002
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More on the possibility that senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) will run for that state’s governorship, rather than re-election in 2004. Democrats will have a tough time keeping that Senate seat without him. “I can tell you this — there is a better than 50-50 chance that Evan Bayh will run for governor,” says Ed...

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December 16, 2002
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Republicans have a strong candidate in mind to challenge senator Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2004. Reid always wins by tiny margins and may be particularly vulnerable with Bush at the top of the ticket in 2004. My 2004 Senate analysis is here.

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December 16, 2002
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Senate Republicans are going to be ramming judges through in January. Looks like Orrin Hatch wasn’t kidding after all.

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December 15, 2002
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If Gore does announce that he’s not running, the field is wide open. Here’s how I handicap the candidates: 1. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) – the front-runner. Kerry brings a patrician feel to his candidacy and looks presidential on TV, perhaps the most important quality for a presidential candidate (no, George W. Bush didn’t...

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