It's not exactly news at this point when Hillary Clinton dominates an early 2016 poll, even when she's posting an eye-popping 80 percent net favorability rating, like she did among Democrats in a University of New Hampshire poll released yesterday.
Clinton's ability to clear-cut the field is well-establish, at least for the moment, and the real jockeying is among those hoping she won't run.
It is of course transparently disingenuous, the way Cory Booker is pursuing a Senate seat in New Jersey.(2)
Governor Chris Christie made some news this morning when he became the latest Republican governor to disavow Mitt Romney's contention that President Obama won the race with "gifts" to minority constituencies.
"You can't expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive, okay?" he said on "Morning Joe."
"You have to talk about themes, policies that unite people. And play to their aspirations and their goals and their hopes for their family and their neighbors.(2)
On Sunday morning, amid the ongoing questions over the attacks in Benghazi and the predictable expressions of confidence from both presidential campaigns, the Sunday show guests tried to make sense of Hurricane Sandy and what effect such a late-breaking storm would have on tomorrow's outcome.
"The hurricane is what broke Romney's momentum," said Haley Barbour, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, on CNN's "State of the Union."
The Obama campaign is starting to ramp up its fund-raising efforts in New York City, with a slew of upcoming events featuring top surrogates and targeted to a variety of prospective donors.
On Monday, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will host an event at the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg.
Tickets start at $250, but "preferred viewing" costs $500 and it's a cash bar. For $1,000, attendees get in the VIP lounge, with free appetizers and drinks, and $2,500 includes a meet-and-greet.
Bob Abrams waited until Cory Booker had left the room on Tuesday morning to start talking up the many possibilities for New Jersey's most famous mayor.
On Fred Dicker's radio show this morning, Andrew Cuomo was asked whether he agreed with the relatively positive comments about Mitt Romney's business record that were recently made by Cuomo's old boss, Bill Clinton, and by Newark Mayor Cory Booker on "Meet the Press."
The resignation of Cory Booker's communications director Anne Torres isn't likely to change much in the Newark mayor's press operation.
After very publicly sandbagging the Obama campaign's initial attacks on Bain Capital, financier and former administration car czar Steven Rattner said this morning that he thinks the president has struck the right tone on the relevance of Mitt Romney's business experience.
Newark mayor Cory Booker's decision this weekend to go off the Obama reservation on "Meet the Press"—saying the campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's private-equity background "nauseate" him—was an unconventional one in the context of the very Democratic, very pro-Obama city he currently runs.
President Obama's re-election campaign has tried to argue that the anti-Bain Capital offensive it launched last week isn't meant as a broader attack on the private equity industry as a whole, but not all of his surrogates are willing to thread the same needle.(2)
On the heels of reports that Attorney General Eric Holder will "review" complaints about the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims, and that the F.B.I.'s Newark chief believes such activities are counterproductive, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that critics of the policy were motivated by a desire for attention.
Responding to criticism from the New York Times that the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims undermined the mayor's otherwise admirable defenses of religious freedom, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, "I'm very proud of my defense of freedom."(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning defended the NYPD's surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey from criticism by Governor Chris Christie and Newark mayor Cory Booker. He also blasted the repeal of a gun law in Virginia that he said would hurt New York City.
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?