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Early Bird Chat

The First Family, in a private study off the Oval Office, Feb. 2, 2009

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MoooOOOOooorning Early Birds – Happy Sunday!


132 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. February 2, 2014 at 7:22 am

    No way. Am I the only one up????? I just had major surgery! :) Where is everyone??

    • February 2, 2014 at 7:24 am

      tnmtngirl!!!! How are you doing? Are you recovering well?

      • February 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

        I believe I am doing as expected. Some pain at times, but I try to stay ahead of it. I’ve been told by many people to do that so I am. Discharge nurse said, “Do not go home and be a ‘couch potato’”…….get up and move around throughout the day so I do that also. The hardest thing I’ve found is lying down and then sitting up, but I noticed this morning that did not hurt quite as much. I know it is time, time, time and a balance of medication, rest and moving.

    • 9 Judith Fardig
      February 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Sounds like your great attitude about your surgical recovery will help it go well. Congrats on first, tnmtngirl!

  2. 10 Anjo
    February 2, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I am up, how you heal well and quickly, good morning all its bright and sunny hope its not too cold in your neck of the woods

  3. 12 Anjo
    February 2, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Oops, hope you heal well, typing too fast

  4. February 2, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Good Sunday Morning Chipsticks, Tnmtngirl (congrats on first and glad you’re doing better), Anjo…TOD Early Birds!

    And to those invested in the Super Bowl, hope your team wins! :-)

  5. 15 WilTal
    February 2, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Good morning everyone and Happy Super Bowl Sunday.

    Congrats Trmtngirl on 1st and wishing you a full recovery.

  6. 16 cluny
    February 2, 2014 at 7:50 am

    GM all. Delurking to say happy super bowl day (go Richard Sherman). also wish to share how wonderful all this Crispy Creme comeuppance is – what will Steve Kornacki reveal today???? And finally to GB and all at TOD who are dealing with great challenges just wanted to say that you’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and positive – you inspire everyone so, so much.

  7. February 2, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Good Morning all…hope you have a great Sunday!

  8. 18 99ts
    February 2, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Hi everyone – sending healing vibes tnmtngirl – slow and steady works for me – enjoy a little spoiling :)

  9. February 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Ready for Up with Steve!
    Smiling…

  10. 21 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Happy Groundhog Day!

  11. 25 dotster3
    February 2, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Oh no—Punxsutawney Phil, that accurate scientific weather forecaster, predicts 6 more weeks of winter! Thanks a lot, Phil—–it’s already been a real doozie of a winter, 6 more weeks not welcome. Phil was adorable though, cuddly and cute.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-groundhog-day-20140202,0,6259080.story

    • 26 jackiegrumbacher
      February 2, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Dotster, I could have predicted six more weeks of winter and Phil ALWAYS does because, you know, there are six more weeks of winter. We just have to slog through it all.

  12. 27 99ts
    February 2, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Doesn’t appear to be much new on Steve’s show. Main detail seems to be that the Christie admin truly put foot in mouth with the email they sent to politico. I’m not sure what the new email was (on twitter yesterday) – perhaps the email Gov Christie sent to the Wildstein blog.

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      February 2, 2014 at 8:25 am

      99ts, it will all take time, with many investigations going on to gather information. The important thing is that Christie has no credibility as a presidential candidate, which leaves very few options for the GOP that aren’t outright laughable.

      • 29 99ts
        February 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

        I agree – Steve just called it – the changing political landscape Christie now has to face – things that the media ignored 6 months ago – are now being discussed.

        I think most people have had at least a moment – a thought – of road rage. 4 days of a major route being a parking lot – not a smart move by anyone. The aggravation levels would have been in overdrive – especially as people were paying a large amount of money to sit in traffic. This was something that couldn’t be ignored by the media – despite many have tried.

    • February 2, 2014 at 8:26 am

      Seems like investigation may extend to Christie’s time as Attorney General. Did anyone else get that impression from what’s being presented on Steve Kornacki’s show?

      • 31 99ts
        February 2, 2014 at 8:34 am

        I’m just listening to that now – It seems there has previously been discussion because Christie was one of the AGs who was NOT fired during the GWB mass firings – indicating he did as required by the Bush Justice Department.

      • 32 WilTal
        February 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

        Yes, and Kornacki is doing a wonderful job of connecting the dots.

  13. 33 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Wow, look at how small the girls were in that headline picture — they were so little. Now they’re tall, gorgeous young ladies! [sigh] Time flies!

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      February 2, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Hi Dudette. Yes the girls have grown older and so, unfortunately, have all of us. I look in the mirror these days and say, “who’s that old person”? Very discouraging, although the alternative is worse. Have a great day.

      • 35 Dudette
        February 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

        My auntie used to say “I may be seasoned, but I’ve got a twinkle in my wrinkle.” :-)

        You’re never old until you stop learning and you stop seeking joy in life. Make some time to wiggle something — better yet, get someone to help you with the wiggling. :-)

  14. 37 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Today’s Moment of Cuteness: Are you feeling little jaded? Got a frown on your face ‘cuz it’s raining outside? Take a lesson from this adorable tot about appreciating the simple joys in life. :-D

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/30/kayden-rain-reaction-_n_4695500.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    • 38 jackiegrumbacher
      February 2, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Aww, Dudette, she’s such a cutie–”dancing and singing in the rain.”

    • February 2, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Experiencing life through the eyes, hearts, and minds of children that age seems to bring cheer the hearts of adults and reminds us to lighten up sometimes. Definitely an “awwwwwwwww” moment. Thanks for sharing this moment of cuteness.

  15. 40 dotster3
    February 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

    More on the presidential library——long time Obama friend Marty Nesbitt who is leading the search said library will tell “President Obama’s remarkable story in an interactive way that will inspire future generations to become involved in public service.” Also want the library to promote “peace, justice and dignity around the world.”

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-31/news/chi-obama-library-to-chicago-20140131_1_obama-presidential-library-president-obama-future-library

  16. February 2, 2014 at 9:26 am

    GOOD morning, TODer Obots!

    A must read up-to-date primer on Christie:

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/well-that-escalated-quickly

    • 48 99ts
      February 2, 2014 at 9:37 am

      “It is hard for me to believe that the governor of an American state could author such a piece of risible juvenilia, except it is even harder for me to believe a paid communications professional could have been behind this.”

      From your link

      • February 2, 2014 at 9:42 am

        It really explains the whole heap of trouble Christie faces. This is not going away.

        • February 2, 2014 at 9:43 am
        • 51 Dudette
          February 2, 2014 at 9:50 am

          Why the heck didn’t this stuff come out BEFORE all those gullible Democrats re-elected this creep?

          • 52 99ts
            February 2, 2014 at 9:58 am

            See my notes on the media below – they still carry the water. Local news seems to have woken up
            http://blog.nj.com/njv_tom_moran/2014/02/chris_christie_faces_the_wrath.html#incart_m-rpt-2

          • February 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

            Dudette…..

            this only came to light because of the bridge fiasco…just think we would never have known about this if that had not happened…

            however the NJ legislature (Federal and State) is as much at fault regarding the Sandy funds as Christie…why didn’t they make sure that the state oversight law for Sandy Funds was implemented ….the Legislature is all shocked now…but why didn’t they know that the law had not been implemented…it was passed in May/2013 with the caveat that it was to go into effect immediately…it is just now…8mos later beginning to be implemented..

            ….and the press…why didn’t they make any waves about the oversight law not being implemented…something like this needed the light of the press to be shined on it…

        • 54 99ts
          February 2, 2014 at 9:55 am

          The political issues seem irrelevant now – he has some serious legal issues and it seems Wildstein is not going down alone. Wonder why Christie ever thought he would?

          The media, however is in massive denial

          CNN Headline “Christie blasts accuser”
          Fox News (not a headline) Christie pushes back against NY Times, former ally
          ABC news – only thing I see on front page – DNC hits Christie in superbowl themed online ad
          CBS News – Christie strikes back over bridge closure allegations

          Is it ANY wonder that 90% of the US have no idea of reality when the main news sources feed them LIES – 24×7
          This is not just Fox – this is every major network. Has Christie got them all running scared?

          • February 2, 2014 at 10:16 am

            I’m just so digested. This is what I mean by malpractice. The MSM has done nothing to investigate and sort out the facts. They’re only interested in a “fight.” SICKENING.

    • 56 globalcitizenlinda
      February 2, 2014 at 10:42 am

      read this;

      yes cristie is in a whole lot of trouble and so are a number of NJ poliicians

  17. 57 globalcitizenlinda
    February 2, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Morning Ms. Chips!

    Morning Everyone!

    Have a fantastic day, week, month, year, …, life ahead!

  18. 58 globalcitizenlinda
    February 2, 2014 at 9:42 am

    here is a good article about the people who make up the working poor and would greatly benefit from a raising the minimum wage

    http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/1826/article/p2p-79125510/

  19. 59 dotster3
    February 2, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Since no one is mentioning the Super Bowl, I will offer my non-significant comment. First, I only like the Chicago Bears and since they were rudely not invited to participate, I am trying to come up with some connection to either team, and for the first time can’t find one—–unless I really stretch it. Both cities and both states voted Dem and for Obama—which is usually my fall back reasoning. I ate lunch a couple of feet away from Peyton Manning once in Indy—-at a most yummy place called Petite Chou, if you’re ever in the neighborhood. He was with some pretty gal, not his wife, which provided some fun, whispered lunch conversation, but likely not significant since it was a busy Saturday at a popular restaurant—probably someone connected to Colts or Colts publicity. Everyone says Manning is a “nice guy”, but!—–he donates to Repubs—-including W, of all people, and Corker from Tn. Mr. dotster reminds that I’ve always wanted to visit Seattle, so there’s that, and he always liked Russell Wilson when he played for Wi., mr. dotster being born in Madison, both parents alums. I like Wilson’s biography and remarkable successful background—it’s almost not fair—being class president, smart, abilities to play both professional baseball and football, and to top it off—-a handsome dude. But I don’t like his daily bible verse tweets and religious obsessions. So—–I think I’ll just enjoy the puppy bowl with our great First Lady, try to ignore Bill O’Reilly while I enjoy our most talented president, look for that adorable puppy love Bud ad, and enjoy the halftime show. May the best team win.

    • 60 Linda
      February 2, 2014 at 9:51 am

      I don’t like Manning because of his hook up with Papa John’s ..

    • 61 Dudette
      February 2, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Sadly I haven’t been much into football at all for the past few seasons.

      However, I’m gonna be watching the game at my sister’s house, and since she’s a former resident of the Greater Seattle area, and will be cooking for us all, you can guess which team we’ll be pulling for. :-D
      Plus I’d like to see Richard Sherman have a superlatively outstanding day! Bonus: I didn’t know about Manning’s politics, but now that you’ve mentioned it, there’s another reason to cheer for Seattle.

      I’m looking forward to the commercials too. Caught that one with the puppy in the Bud commercial yesterday — ooohhhhh da cuteness! :-D

    • February 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Love your analysis….

      hahahaha…

      looking forward to the commercials

    • 63 anniebella
      February 2, 2014 at 10:25 am

      I’m pulling for Seattle to win and I hope Richard Sherman intercept Manning several times and win the MVP. I don’t think Sherman is a thug, while I didn’t care for his outburst after the San Fran game, I didn’t care for how the guy was treated either. Was that Republican Congressman Grimms call a thug after threatening that reporter?

  20. February 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Wow, so this is what it takes?

    • 65 Layla
      February 2, 2014 at 9:52 am

      From the article: ‘Levin wrote to Clinton 10 days earlier, asking for her guidance as former Secretary of State on what effect new sanctions would have on the efforts to reach a comprehensive deal with Tehran’

      Do you believe this shit!!!!

      ….and, GM all!

    • 69 Linda
      February 2, 2014 at 9:54 am

      It was already dead…..she just jumped on board.

      • 70 hopefruit2
        February 2, 2014 at 9:58 am

        Thank you Linda – that’s exactly what happened. It was PBO’s SOTU address that put the final nail in the coffin – not anything that HRC did or didn’t do/say.

        • 71 africa
          February 2, 2014 at 10:25 am

          Hillary jumps on when it is safe. I want to believe she did with gay marriage, too. Morning everybody.

        • February 2, 2014 at 10:27 am

          yanno…HF…

          I am trying to remain in the zone of now and what we have to do in 2014 to gain as many seats in the Hse as possible…and to grow our presence in the Senate…

          but this Hillary thing for 2016 alarms me around the edges…I want to remain…open…but every time reports like this happen…my footsie sense tell me to be on the alert!…

          mercy…

      • February 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

        THIS!

        She never does anything that isn’t SAFE.

      • 75 debz
        February 2, 2014 at 10:21 am

        She is always late to respond to everything. They probably had to poll her response first.

    • February 2, 2014 at 9:56 am

      No – contrary to what the media would like us to believe, this is NOT what it takes. That bill was DOA well before Clinton decided that it was “politically safe” to come out publicly against the sanctions. After PBO gave his SOTU, he doubled down on his stance, threatened to veto (in front of more than 33 million Americans who FULLY agreed with him) and the Senators had no choice but to revise their positions because it was now out in the open.

      I’m sick and tired of the media trying to give the Clintons credit for PBO’s hard work.

      • 77 99ts
        February 2, 2014 at 10:02 am

        Politico hopefruit – they also thought the juvenile email from Gov Christie’s office has solved all his problems.
        The US media will NEVER give the President the praise he is due. John Kerry is way beyond Hillary Clinton when it comes to being SOS. The media is calling Bill Clinton “best loved, most popular” – they live on a different planet to the people of the US – which is why they are going broke.

        • February 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

          Exactly.

          I really hope all of John Kerry’s hard work will ultimately pay off. He deserves this.

          • 79 hopefruit2
            February 2, 2014 at 10:16 am

            I find it rather strange (and disturbing) that Putin and Snowden were nominated for Nobel Peace Prizes but not John Kerry. Unless the committee was trying to be facetious by nominating these two without ever seriously considering them for the actual prize.

            SOS Kerry will rightfully go down in the history books as the genuine statesman that he is. In less than one year, he has done FAR more than HRC did in four years.

            • February 2, 2014 at 10:20 am

              Good point. I confess I don’t know much about the nomination process. But I do hope Kerry gets the measure of recognition he deserves. He is working hard, taking risks and putting his ass on the line. I admire him greatly. His partnership with POTUS will go down in history as one of the greatest political circumstances the world has ever seen.

              • 81 hopefruit2
                February 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

                I too, don’t know much about the nomination process. But on the surface alone, one would think that someone like John Kerry would be far more deserving of that kind of prize that the other two. As I indicated earlier, the two may have been nominated as a point of ridicule – which is why the Snowden cult quickly stopped talking about it after their initial excitement.

      • February 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

        This kind of spin is in high gear for the “inevitable.”

        More gross malpractice. So-called journalists never do any sort of investigation. UGH.

  21. 83 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 9:47 am

    LL, are you out there? Check this! :-D

  22. 85 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 9:50 am
  23. 86 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 9:51 am
  24. February 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

    YAYAYAY!! Rain and possibly thunder today!!

  25. 91 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Remember this? :-)

  26. 92 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Heading out. Catch y’all later! Enjoy the game if you’re watching it. If you’re not watching the game, enjoy the “whuteva.” ;-)

  27. 94 Dudette
    February 2, 2014 at 10:07 am
  28. 95 hopefruit2
    February 2, 2014 at 10:11 am

    DAMN RIGHT! The media will not rewrite history by trying to shove Willard down people’s throats.

  29. 96 99ts
    February 2, 2014 at 10:11 am

    g’nite all – enjoy the day

  30. February 2, 2014 at 10:14 am
  31. 98 hopefruit2
    February 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Between Willard and HRC, I’m sick and tired of the GOP media trying to shove political re-treads down our throats. We need someone new – with a distinct vision from the same old, same old. Someone who will continue PBO’s legacy while adapting to the changing demographics. Not a relic who is addicted to obsolete politics and policies that will set America back decades if not centuries.

    • 99 Layla
      February 2, 2014 at 10:24 am

      I say let’s be patient, someone will come along…’wax on wax off’

    • February 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

      x100000000000000000000

      I’m sick and tired of the zealous rollback to the old politics of monied donors and overpaid idiot political advisors who are not a part of the growing sense of the power of the voice of the grassroots. Times have changed. SIGNIFICANTLY. And it’s because of the strong vision of President Obama, the far-reaching growth and power of social media and the tremendous social shift of women and people of color. All this took hard work on the part of ordinary citizens who love their country.

      • 101 hopefruit2
        February 2, 2014 at 10:28 am

        “…monied donors and overpaid idiot political advisors who are not a part of the growing sense of the power of the voice of the grassroots…”

        And both Willard and HRC rely HEAVILY on those kinds of groups that are just as privileged and out of touch with ordinary American’s needs as the people they are so-called advising.

        • 102 carolyn
          February 2, 2014 at 10:41 am

          Yes, as you all have said…..times have changed significantly in the last five years, yet the MSM has no idea. This is a replay of 2005-2007, when HRC was “inevitable” and McCain was bombing Iran. Meanwhile, a certain Senator Obama, after being introduced to the country in 2004, and winning a Senate post, was working hard, keeping his head down and learning about everything he could, making no waves, garnering no big names to tout him.
          I expect, this is much the way 2016 will roll too. After 2014, a lot of things will shake out, HRC will no longer be inevitable, Christie is gone, so we can expect some new faces. Indeed, the millennials do not care about HRC or any of the old guard, no matter how the old press corps tries to mold the contest. The Democrats really do have a deep bench, in spite of the press. Someone is toiling away right now, building ideas and a grass roots movement to work around the usual channels. I don’t know who, but I firmly believe this is going to happen. The old guard, in both parties are on their way out, and this is why they’re kicking and screaming so loud.

          • 103 hopefruit2
            February 2, 2014 at 10:43 am

            I think your analysis is spot on Carolyn. I think there is someone (or a few individuals) other than HRC who the Dems have fingered for a possible nomination, but are not revealing to the GOP Media – until the time is right.

    • 104 Vicki
      February 2, 2014 at 11:53 am

      hopefruit, I agree with you and carolyn and meta and layla.
      This thing is far from over. It hasn’t even begun.
      Right now there are younger more interesting political figures quietly making their marks.
      Some, not so quietly, like the trio in Texas: Wendy, Julian & Joachim.

      Don’t despair.

  32. 105 africa
    February 2, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Morning everyone

  33. 106 africa
    February 2, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Random

  34. 108 hopefruit2
    February 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

    That’s why the media has begun pimping Willard…

  35. 109 desertflower
    February 2, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Good morning everyone:) Happy Sunday…..thank you, President Obama!!!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/life-after-jan-1-kentucky-clinic-offers-early-glimpse-at-realities-of-health-care-law/2014/02/01/a25c506a-8ad1-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html?hpid=z1

    The envelopes began arriving in December across eastern Kentucky, one of the sickest and poorest corners of the country.

    “Dear member . . . We want you to be healthy . . .” read the letter to Mary Combs, and with it came a plastic card representing the first insurance she ever had: a Medicaid plan made possible by the nation’s new health-care law, effective Jan. 1.

    Nine days into the new year, the 41-year-old call-center worker headed to the health clinic on Highway 15. She saw a doctor about her chronic stomach ulcers, had her blood drawn for tests and collected referrals for all the specialists she had been told she needed but could never afford.

    The next week, she saw a neurologist, who found lesions on her brain and prescribed medicine for the cluster headaches, which are also called “suicide headaches” for pain that is far more intense than a migraine and which Combs had been treating with an alcohol-soaked cloth wrapped around her head. She lined up a gynecologist for abnormal uterine bleeding and a hematologist for anemia and an ophthalmologist for an affliction she called “arthritis of the eye,” which was diagnosed on one of the rare occasions she decided to see a specialist, a $250 visit her husband paid for by selling his lawn mower.

  36. 112 hopefruit2
    February 2, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Chuck Todd so desperately wants to say that the GOP scored a victory with the Keystone pipeline, and liberals are MAD at PBO, that he’s in a tizzy right now simply because the process is not being rushed, but playing out as it should. Glad that Dan Pfieffer set him straight.

  37. 116 hopefruit2
    February 2, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Hmmm…..hey Carolyn! :) :)

    • 117 jacquelineoboomer
      February 2, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Whoa!

    • February 2, 2014 at 10:50 am

      OMG OMG OMG

      This is so awesome!! I’d read he’d said he wouldn’t run if HRC was running but things must have changed or maybe the report was not credible. Whatever, this is great news!!

      • February 2, 2014 at 10:56 am

        “At the moment, the governor is stuck in an awkward position. He clearly wants to run for the White House in 2016 but probably won’t, several close associates say, if Clinton runs. They expect he would defer to her in part out of loyalty to a friend and political ally — he was the second governor in the country to endorse her 2008 presidential bid — and in part because he would be such a long shot against Clinton. In the interview, O’Malley said a possible Clinton bid is not a factor in his thinking “at this point.”

      • 120 hopefruit2
        February 2, 2014 at 10:57 am

        Yes it’s very good news. Now if he decides to run, and actually launches a campaign – we should be prepared for a few issues in the media – such as his alleged affair in the ’90s (while married) with current NY ABC news anchor Sade Baderinwa who at the time was a news reporter in DC. The two supposedly had a love child, but I do not know to what extent any of this is true.

    • February 2, 2014 at 10:53 am
      • 123 jacquelineoboomer
        February 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

        I was just thinking of that photo when I saw the word on Gov. O’Malley! Love it.

        My loyalty vote in the primary would go to Joey, but if Gov. O’Malley runs and doesn’t run against President Obama’s policies, hmmm …

    • February 2, 2014 at 11:49 am

      from the art…

      I have a great deal of respect for Hillary Clinton,” O’Malley said. “But for my own part, I have a responsibility to prepare and to address the things that I feel a responsibility to address. . . . To squander this important period of preparation because of horse-race concerns and handicapping concerns is just not a very productive use of energy. . . . Right now, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing — the thought work and the preparation work.”…

      *******************************

      this being said…the article…then goes on to degrade O’Malley’s presidential chances….but I plan to listen to what he says instead of what the pundits think…actually…I like the idea of O’Malley…in the race….

      YESSss!

      • 125 hopefruit2
        February 2, 2014 at 11:51 am

        The media will not be friendly to O’Malley – because he’s closer to being a true liberal who will bring about REAL CHANGE than HRC. Furthermore, he’s more likely to continue PBO’s work, and he is clearly consistently supportive of PBO, and will not try to “distance” himself from PBO/Biden during the campaign just to please donors and/or political “advisors.”

    • 127 Lovepolitics2008
      February 2, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      Maybe it’s true what Governor Randell said this week: Hillary Clinton has NOT make her decision. She maybe genuinely torn. So other contenders have to prepare.

      The good thing is that it puts Governor O’Malley in the news. Because with Hillary Clinton considered inevitable, problem is the press isn’t covering ANY OTHER contender. And name recognition is important…

      What Joe Biden is going to do ? He can afford to wait longer because he’s the VP and everybody knows him by now. Still, he’s also in an akward position.

      Note: If Joe was younger, IMO he would be difficult to beat. He has excellent political skills, and charisma in spades. He’s been caricatured in the press for years, but he’s completely UNDERestimated. He is knowledgeable and experienced. I really like Governor O’Malley. I have to admit though that his DNC speech made me a little bit concerned about his abilities as a speaker. Maybe it was just not his best day; he has impressed me in other circumstances.

  38. 128 africa
    February 2, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Meet the real Christie.

  39. 129 Linda
    February 2, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Looks like people are getting nervous, Koch’s Americans for Prosperity had begun running anti Obamacare ads in Georgia .

    Georgia Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn leads several prominent GOP contenders in head-to-head match-ups in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

    Nunn leads Rep. Paul Broun 42-41 percent; Rep. Phil Gingrey 45-41 percent; former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel 44-40 percent and Rep. Jack Kingston 44-42 percent. The survey was conducted by Public Policy Polling and commissioned by the liberal Americans United for Change.

    • 130 hopefruit2
      February 2, 2014 at 10:58 am

      If you have to run anti Obamacare ads in redstate Georgia 10 months before the midterm, you are already on losing ground.

  40. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    February 2, 2014 at 10:56 am

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