|Not Easy Being "The Messiah"|
- NBC's Matt Lauer to Barack Obama on Today, Oct. 20.
|Obama Wins "Seal of Approval"|
"This morning, Senator Obama's banner weekend: Record breaking crowds, cash and
the endorsement heard around the world....Senator Obama got a booster rocket
from none other than Republican former Secretary of State Colin Powell this
weekend, a Republican and a friend of John McCain."|
- ABC's Diane Sawyer, Oct. 20 Good Morning America.
Colin Powell endorse the Democratic nominee for President is like having the
seal of approval from the most important military figure of the age."
|McCain's Mistake: Moving Right|
"Instead of moving to the center, he [John McCain] moved to the right. He put
Sarah Palin on the ticket, which pleased the right but, as we're now seeing in
these polls, her appeal does not go much beyond that."|
- CBS's Bob Schieffer on the October 24 Evening News.
"I think he's abandoned the principles of his campaign in 2000, and that's
probably why he's in the difficulty he's in....He's really become a captive of
the right wing of his party and its agenda and it shows, particularly through
the pick of Sarah Palin."
|Admit It - She's a Disaster|
"A lot of Republican pundits in the last couple of weeks have said that your
choice of a vice presidential candidate of Sarah Palin has been a disaster. If,
in fact, you found out that her candidacy cost you the election, would you still
say it was the right choice?"|
- Harry Smith to McCain on CBS's Early Show, Oct. 21.
|Ice Hut vs. Architectural Marvel|
"The fact of the matter is, the comparison between her [Sarah Palin] and
Hillary Clinton is the comparison between an igloo and the Empire State
- MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Hardball, October 14.
|CNN's Mea Culpa|
- CNN correspondent Drew Griffin to Sarah Palin in an interview shown on The Situation Room, October 22.
"Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for Vice President, it's
sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid,
unqualified, corrupt, backward or - well, all of the above."
|"Fear and Loathing" Strategy|
"McCain's fear and loathing strategy seems to be working among some
voters....Tonight, at a town hall meeting here in Minnesota, at least half a
dozen supporters urged him to attack even harder."|
- ABC's David Wright on Nightline, October 10.
|World Hates Us, Loves Obama|
of the world deeply distrusts, even dislikes, the United States....After Abu
Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. is perceived by many as a violator
rather than an upholder of human rights....If the world had a vote, Barack
Obama would win in a landslide."|
- NBC's Dawna Friesen, October 17 Nightly News.
Europeans, it [Guantanamo Bay] is a sickening example of how the war against
terror is being lost, shaming the defenders of democracy by using torture
and imprisonment without trial....Many Europeans see U.S. voters as a
trigger-happy bunch with a Bible in one hand and a rifle in the other."
|Well, At Least He Admits It|
"John McCain represents the best of America's past, and Barack Obama the hope of
the future - the hope of a country that can make big changes and live out one of
its greatest promises, of equal opportunities for all Americans, of every caste,
creed and color. And America has always been a country that looks forward. So, I
will be voting for Barack Obama on election day this year."|
- Newsweek international editor Fareed Zakaria at the end of his Fareed Zakaria: GPS on CNN, October 19.
|If Obama Loses, Blame Racists|
"At the start of the campaign season Newsweek asked, 'Is America Ready'
for a black president? The answer: only if Obama proved close to a flawless
candidate....That doesn't mean Obama lost because all, or even most, McCain
voters allowed race to be a factor. But enough did to change the outcome....The
GOP has now completed a sorry transition from the party of Lincoln to the party
- Newsweek senior editor Jonathan Alter in a column speculating "Why McCain Won," November 3.
|Confirming Everything You Thought|
"If you were going to events during the primaries, what you saw was that the
executive editors and the top people at the networks were all rushing to Obama
events, bringing their children, celebrating it, saying they were, there's this
part of history....The American people are smart, they can see this. That's why
Obama's on every magazine cover.... There's no question in my mind the media has
been more supportive of Senator Obama."|
- NPR's Juan Williams on Fox News Sunday, October 26.