TRAIL MIX: Barack on Roll? Latest from Newspapers' Political Campaign Blogs

By Vaughan, Emily | Editor & Publisher, February 11, 2008 | Go to article overview

TRAIL MIX: Barack on Roll? Latest from Newspapers' Political Campaign Blogs


Vaughan, Emily, Editor & Publisher


Barack Obama may have won four more presidential primaries and caucuses this weekend, but his biggest award came Sunday, when he beat two ex-presidents, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and Maya Angelou to win his second Grammy for "Best Spoken Word Album," reports the L.A. Times' Andrew Malcolm on Top of the Ticket.

Mike Huckabee isn't taking his loss in the Washington Caucuses lying down. The former Arkansas governor filed a complaint claiming that the state was called prematurely by the Washington State Party Chairman, when just 242 votes separated him and John McCain -- and 1,500 votes still needed to be counted, says Perry Bacon Jr. on The Washington Post's The Trail.

President Bush revealed his views on the candidates on Fox News Sunday, calling McCain a "true conservative" and saying that Hillary Clinton is well-prepared for the job. The president didn't have such nice words for Obama, attacking his lack of foreign policy experience, reports Jill Lawrence at USA Today's On Politics.

Bill Clinton continued campaigning for his wife in the Potomac Primary states, making five stops in the Washington D.C. and southern Maryland, several at churches. No more South Carolina shenanigans: The former president has toned down his rhetoric, not even mentioning Obama by name. And as usual, in this historic election with viable female and African American candidates, he urged people to go with the woman, says Ashley Parker at the New York Times' The Caucus. …

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