Update: Rezko. On New Hampshire primary day we posted an article called The Return of Rezko. Today, on Nevada caucus day, Rezko Returns. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that “Obama is the unnamed ‘political candidate’ referred to in document which outlines case against Rezko“.
Obama thinks he is going to be able to slide past the February 5 “Super Tuesday” primaries without coming clean on Rezko. It looks increasingly likely that Obama will have to answer questions on Rezko much sooner than planned. The Rezko trial is at the end of February.
Today is Nevada caucus day. We’ll post another article later in the day to monitor the Nevada results as they come in.Good luck and best wishes to commentator Freckles and other volunteers working in Nevada. For worrywarts: there will be observers at all caucus sites today which should keep intimidation to a minimum. See, the Rules for Caucus Day. Good luck to Hillary Clinton and all the Hillary Clinton Team.
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A lot of busybodies and keyhole peekers over the many years have concerned themselves with the Clinton marriage and why Hillary Clinton stayed with Bill and other such nonsense. Ordinarily it is not a good idea for outsiders to intrude and concern themselves in the private lives of others. Why marriages do or do not work, why love affairs end, or get started, is a mystery except for the people directly in the relationship. Family, friends, parents, siblings, neighbors, casual observers can cluck all they want regarding love relationships, but in the end, as the Capulets discovered, love makes us all do strange and sometimes wonderful things.
Yesterday, Hillary Clinton addressed the great mystery of love and marriage, to the delight of snoops everywhere. We can only picture the drool flooding from the lips of Maureen Dowd.
Hooray for Hillary and her very polite way of saying “Mind Your Own Business” to the snoopers everywhere. We applaud Hillary for stating what should be obvious: everyone is different and every love situation is unique and people have the right to decide what they do in their private lives without having to explain themselves to others.
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The reason Hillary is doing well and will do better in the coming days is because Hillary is talking not about Sex, but about the Economy. We noted in our analysis of the New Hampshire results that the stock market had been swooning in the days leading to the primary. In the last few days the stock market is doing worse – set to break through the 12,000 barrier in the opposite direction desired. Short – It’s the economy, stupid…
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the U.S. economy has replaced Iraq as the nation’s top concern and the government must take quick action to avoid a lengthy recession.
“We don’t have time to wait,” the New York senator said in an interview with Bloomberg Television from Las Vegas, where she is campaigning before the state’s party caucuses in three days. “We’ve got to get the president and Congress working together to take the fiscal steps that hopefully will eliminate some of the pain.”
Clinton’s campaign said today she will spend the “next several weeks” addressing the subject. She and the other candidates are facing more than two dozen primaries and caucuses over the next three weeks, including states such as Florida and California that have been hit hard by the housing market slump.
Voters “are feeling incredible anxiety,” Clinton said.
Hillary believes in actions not words. Hillary has proposed an intelligent take-charge stimulus package to help the economy. Hillary is a Doer, not just a Talker:
Clinton, 60, proposed a $70 billion stimulus package on Jan. 11, including assistance for some taxpayers to compensate for rising energy costs and to help avoid foreclosures on homes. It includes a $40 billion tax rebate for middle-income families if the economy continues to decline.
She said today the government should invest money in so- called “green-collar jobs,” such as those involved in alternative energy production and conservation, to reduce the U.S. dependency on foreign oil. “I want to start funding the jobs of the future,” she said. [snip]
Clinton also took aim at Obama for comments he made to the Reno Gazette-Journal and at last night’s debate in Las Vegas that he doesn’t see himself acting as the government’s “operating officer” if he wins the presidency.
Clinton said she was “taken aback” by Obama’s comments.
“It’s important that we have a president who understands that you have to run the government,” she said. Americans “want a president who they believe gets up every single day and works for them. That requires a president who is hands-on.”