Update: The Executive Council of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) voted unanimously to endorse Senator Hillary Clinton for President in 2008.
[Obama was endorsed by the New York City corrections officers, a political maverick union that was among few labor groups backing Rick Lazio against Clinton in 2000 and (to its great benefit) was the only union supporting [Republican] Mike Bloomberg in 2001.
NYT’S DAVID BROOKS – HILLARY ‘DOESN’T HAVE TO GO AFTER ANYBODY, SHE JUST HAS TO BE WHAT SHE WAS ON YOUR SHOW. SHE LOOKED PRESIDENTIAL TO ME.’ [ABC This Week, 9/23/07]
FOX NEWS’ BRIT HUME – ‘I THOUGHT SHE WAS IN TERRIFIC FORM. YOU THREW HER SOME TOUGH QUESTIONS AND SHE HANDLED THEM ALL IT SEEMED TO ME VERY SMOOTHLY.’ [Fox News Sunday, 9/23/07]
WASHINGTON POST’S EJ DIONNE – ‘THIS MAY BE THE BEST WEEK [HILLARY’S] HAD SINCE SHE GOT ELECTED TO THE SENATE IN 2000. WHAT HILLARY’S DONE IS TO TAKE HER WEAKNESSES AND TRY TO TURN THEM INTO STRENGTHS.’ [ABC This Week, 9/23/07]
CBS NEWS’ JOIE CHEN – HILLARY IS ‘SOUNDING MORE THAN EVER LIKE THE DEMOCRAT HOLDING ALL THE GOOD CARDS.’ [CBS Evening News, 9/23/07]
POLITICO’S BEN SMITH: HILLARY ‘BEAMED HER WAY THROUGH’ SUNDAY TALK SHOWS AND WAS LEFT ‘UNSCATHED POLITICALLY AFTER THE TOUGHEST GRILLING WASHINGTON HAS TO OFFER.’ “Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton beamed her way through a barrage of questions from five political talk show hosts Sunday morning, appearances that offered some details of her plans on health care and the war in Iraq, but left her basically unscathed politically after the toughest grilling Washington has to offer.” [Politico, 9/24/07 ]
LA TIMES’ JIM PUZZANGHERA – HILLARY ‘REINFORCED HER POSITION AS THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL FRONT-RUNNER SUNDAY.’ “Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton reinforced her position as the Democratic presidential front-runner Sunday as she executed the rare feat of appearing on all five major TV talk shows in one morning, defending her new healthcare proposal and vowing to oppose any Iraq war funding unless it is tied to starting a U.S. troop withdrawal.” [Los Angeles Times, 9/24/07 ]
POLITICO’S JOHN HARRIS – HILLARY ‘WAS REALLY PROJECTING HERSELF IN THIS INTERVIEW AS A FUTURE PRESIDENT.’ [CBS Face the Nation, 9/23/07]
NYT’S DAVID SANGER – ‘THE STRENGTH OF HER ANSWER ON THE SYRIA QUESTION… REALLY STRUCK ME.’ [CBS Face the Nation, 9/23/07]
CNN’S WOLF BLITZER – ‘IT’S A GUTSY THING FOR HER TO DO, TO GO IN FRONT OF ALL THE SUNDAY MORNING TALK SHOW HOSTS IN ONE FELL SWOOP.’ [CNN Late Edition, 9/23/07]
What a Sunday! And more good news coming on Monday.
Hillary Clinton Speaks about Iraq funding on Meet The Press:
Hillary on Late Edition punching back and reminding Wolf Blitzer about Max Cleland and the Swiftboating of John Kerry. Hillary won’t be swiftboated:
Hillary Polarizes Tim Russert:
Hillary Mocks Chris Wallace and Hyper Partisanship Charge with a Big Hearty Laugh