The Rat Race: Elections 2004
U.S. presidential and congressional elections. Long shots, sure things, and all the obstacles in the maze. From The Gully.
Monday, December 15, 2003
Union vs. Union on Iowa Campaign Battleground
Iowa has become the epicenter of a fierce labor battle between supporters of Richard A. Gephardt and Howard Dean.
New York Times (registr. req'd)
After capture: is Dean toast?
William Saletan starts from the Lieberman critique of Dean, but suggests that the capture of Saddam needn't blow a big hole in the former governor of Vermont's campaign, providing he behave like Bush from now on.
Campaign takes another new turn
The capture of Saddam Hussein is the latest upheaval in a campaign season already redefined by an improving economy and an endorsement by Democrat Al Gore.
US should consult others on Saddam trial: Clark
US presidential candidate Wesley Clark , called to testify at the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic, said Washington should consult with the international community on how to bring Saddam Hussein to court.
Fighting to finish second
Unless Dr. Dean slips on a campaign banana peel, the focus now seems destined to be on which of the other eight finishes second or otherwise beats expectations.
Baltimore Sun (US)
Dean mounts foreign policy challenge
Speech to spell out starkly different approaches to those of President George Bush on foreign policy, including a willingness to address swiftly border issues between Palestine and Israel and enter bilateral talks with North Korea.
The Independent (UK)