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Has Obama peaked? Yes, he has

To listen to some pundits, Barack Obama's public image began taking a serious beating when the off-year election returns came in a week ago. Or maybe it was the undeserved Nobel Prize, his approach to the war in Afghanistan, or when he revved up his pur
Yes, he made history. Unfortunately, it’s all downhill from there.
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 13, 2009
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So now what?

I have an election hangover.
The time for obsessive-compulsive election monitoring has come to an end. Cupcakes, anyone?
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 05, 2008
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Photos: Democratic National Convention 2008


  The scene in Denver, from the protests to the podium. Updated daily.
By JOEFF DAVIS  |  August 26, 2008
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That’s what he said

More than any other presidential candidate, Barack Obama owes his success to sheer rhetorical power.

Barack Obama sounds just like Deval Patrick. Is that good or bad?


By ADAM REILLY  |  January 17, 2008
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Suffrage net city

Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 28, 2007
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Who’s with whom

For Democratic presidential candidates, Boston is the ATM kiosk on the way to New Hampshire.
When John Kerry bowed out of the presidential sweepstakes, it freed Boston’s big Democratic brokers to find a favorite.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 29, 2007


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Feeding the rabid right

Mitt Romney’s attempt to follow George W. Bush’s formula to the Republican presidential nomination has hit a snag.
If Mitt Romney can’t persuade conservatives that he’s one of them, his hopes are dead. But convincing them could be fatal too.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 28, 2007