Dropping Biden – was the decision made weeks ago?

Was the decision to drop Biden from the ticket already made by the re-election campaign weeks ago, roughly at the time Bill Clinton was announced as headliner at the Democratic convention?  Was that decision

Morning Coffee Break – War on Coal, Mrs. Soptic, Immigration on Welfare – Wednesday, August 8

Morning Coffee Break – War on Coal, Mrs. Soptic, Immigration on Welfare – Wednesday, August 8

Will the Obama Administration’s “war on coal” have unintended consequences?  Ask the coal miners and their families, as well as the people whose jobs rely on the coal industry, come this November. Three coal companies

Morning Coffee Klatch – Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Morning.  Today’s features include crony capitalism and the US Air Force, the CBO and Obamacare, Liz Warren, our favorite non-Cherokee Cherokee, Italy in the spotlight over finances, Scott Walker’s advice for Romney, and David “the

NATO’s (1%) left Chicago; we (99%) are recovering

NATO’s (1%) left Chicago; we (99%) are recovering

While Rahm, David and Barack congratulate themselves over a successful Summit, the rest of us 99%-ers are recovering.  I’m a born and bred Chicagoan still residing in the “land”, and the Rahm-bo version of

In Your Face

Are you tired of living through a daily/weekly media diet of “shock and awe?   Do you feel like you’re living within the pages of The National Enquirer?  Have you found yourself questioning, is anything

First there was Hillary, now we have David — with friends like these….

Well, who would have thought.  David Axelrod.  I was watching Fox News Sunday, and leave it to  Chris Wallace to ask “the Axe” some of the toughest questions he’s had to face so far

The Obama Re-election Juggernaut, or Jugger-naught?

I remember reading about the Obama’s White Whale, code name Narwhal, several months ago.  And now, it looks like it’s “Game On” in Chicago (h/t Buzzfeed Politics).  While RNC Chairman, Reince Priebus, makes “caterpillar”

Romney and his Likability Gap — Will it sink him in November?

Romney and his Likability Gap — Will it sink him in November?

I’m making a big leap here, or maybe not so big, given the recent polls in Florida and the Gallup/USA Today electability poll for swing states.  Let’s assume that Mitt Romney wins the Republican

David Axelrod on Meet the Press – The Softball Interview

David Axelrod on Meet the Press – The Softball Interview

Was anyone watching the David Gregory interview with David Axelrod on Meet the Press this morning?  The late Tim Russert would never have let Axelrod get away with his comment on Romney and his