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Mitt's best week ever

The quadrennial farce known as the Ames Straw Poll has once again made its mark on the race for the Republican presidential nomination — by rewarding the candidate smart enough to avoid it.
Romney's presidential quest is looking better than ever - no thanks to his own campaign
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 19, 2011

This trickle-down stinks

True free-market capitalism has lasted 30 years — barely half as long as its arch-enemy, Soviet communism.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2011
Obama 19, McCain 0:  An exit poll from Sara in Somerville

Obama 19, McCain 0: An exit poll from Sara in Somerville


Obama 19, McCain 0Sara left the polls and wrote thesandbox@wfnx.com! "The results of informal exit polls at the Brown School in Somerville show Obama with...
By Fletcher  |  November 04, 2008
Using Todd P. to woo rural Mainers

Using Todd P. to woo rural Mainers


 Todd Palin shows up in a GOP mailer sent to rural Maine...making Al Diamon's October 22 column...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  October 29, 2008
Wordle-ing the debate

Wordle-ing the debate


It's been done before by others, but nowhere yet (that I can find) for tonight's debate. So here you...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 07, 2008

Keeping the election honest


There’s an important use for the Obama campaign’s text-message database that’s not being discussed,...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 07, 2008


McCain and the RNC, begging together

McCain and the RNC, begging together


What with John McCain suspending his campaign and all, it’s a good time to explore what his campaign is really thinking. Let’s do that through the lens of the letters his campaign and the Republican National Committee sent out last week, begging for money. In the process, he and the RNC demonstrated how thin their grasp is on reality, truth, and integrity.


By Jeff Inglis  |  September 25, 2008

Oddly, WCSH 6's September 10 207 show blows up nationally


 Yes, it's true - the very show in which WCSH 6 denied the existence of global warming and allo...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 12, 2008
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Leggo my ego!

If Barack Obama loses the presidency this November, it won’t be because of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, or “Bitter-gate,” or sundry other vulnerabilities.
The GOP is smearing Obama as a narcissist. So why is the press playing along?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 30, 2008

McCain, McCain, more of the same


The MoveOn.org folks are out in Post Office Park right now, asking people to take the "Bush-McCain C...
By Jeff Inglis  |  May 28, 2008

Tote Board Column -- 3/13 -- "Ridge to the Future"


    This week's Tote Board column looks at why John McCain should pick former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge as his running mate -- if Barack...
By Importer  |  March 13, 2008


How the Times Story Is Actually Helping McCain With Conservatives


        For weeks there’s been speculation about how John McCain could possibly convince his party’s right wing to rally around him.         The New York...
By Importer  |  February 21, 2008

Preview of Tonight's GOP Debate -- and Tomorrow's Democratic Debate Too, For That Matter


    The Tote Board may have acquired a severe case of campaign fatigue because, for once, we agree with Bill Kristol. Tonight's GOP debate is...
By Importer  |  January 30, 2008

Giuliani Reportedly Set to Endorse McCain; The Romney Campaign is in Trouble


    With Rudy Giuliani reportedly set to endorse John McCain, the Romney candidacy is in trouble. Sure, he can continue to spend his millions and...
By Importer  |  January 30, 2008

One Florida Sub-Plot: McCain vs. Giuliani


       McCain vs. Giuliani in Florida -- the Tote Board's take.
By Importer  |  January 22, 2008

A Note of Caution Amidst the Euphoria: In Latest Ohio Poll, McCain Defeats Obama


    Amidst all the Democratic euphoria, a note of caution: In the latest Survey USA poll of Ohio, John McCain defeats Barack Obama by seven...
By Importer  |  January 08, 2008


Rasmussen Has Obama Way Up in NH But There's Good News in the Poll for McCain Too


    The first Rasmussen post-Iowa New Hampshire poll has Obama ten points ahead of Clinton -- 37%-27% -- with Edwards lurking in the high teens....
By Importer  |  January 05, 2008

According to Reports, Thompson Preparing to Withdraw -- Some Expect Him Then To Endorse McCain


    The Politico is reporting that absent a strong showing by Fred Thompson tonight -- which is unlikely -- he is preparing to withdraw and...
By Importer  |  January 03, 2008

First Poll to Show McCain in Lead in NH Appears


    With only, believe it or not, a week to go until New Hampshire, Boston's Channel 7, along with Suffolk University, has new numbers for...
By Importer  |  January 01, 2008

Tote Board Column -- 12/27 -- "McCain Still Able"


    This week's Tote Board column looks at how electable each of the major candidates is and concludes that if John McCain can win the...
By Importer  |  December 27, 2007

McCain Is On the Move


    As we related earlier, we're not going to react to every waver in the polls -- there will be many in the days ahead....
By Importer  |  December 20, 2007


Lieberman to Endorse McCain Tomorrow But How Much It Will Help Is Questionable


    Marc Ambinder is reporting that Democratic independent Joe Lieberman will endorse John McCain tomorrow.    The question is: Will it help him? Certainly not with...
By Importer  |  December 16, 2007

The Des Moines Register Endorsement Of Hillary Is Close To Meaningless


    The Des Moines Register has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.    Big deal.    For 364 days of the year, everyone discusses how newspapers are losing...
By Importer  |  December 16, 2007

Manchester Union Leader Endorses McCain: Does It Matter?


    The political press will be making a big deal this morning of the Manchester Union Leader's endorsement of John McCain.    Here's a historical reminder...
By Importer  |  December 02, 2007

The New York Times GOP Numbers: If They're Right, Huckabee is Within Striking Distance of Romney in Iowa


    The GOP Republican numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to the latest New York Times poll:     IOWA     Romney 27%     Huckabee...
By Importer  |  November 14, 2007

In the Latest National Rasmussen Poll, The Real News Is the Growing Strength of Romney


    Rasmussen is out with another national match-up today and while John McCain, again, continues to be the only Republican to run ahead of Hillary,...
By Importer  |  November 11, 2007


Tote Board Column -- 11/1 -- Mood-Swing Votes


    This week's Tote Board column looks at how the mood of the country is rapidly shifting against politics-as-usual -- a development that could produce...
By Importer  |  November 01, 2007

Quinnipiac Joins Rasmussen In Showing Giuliani With A Lead Over Hillary


    More problems for Hillary: Now Quinnipiac joins Rasmussen in also showing Rudy ahead of her in the national numbers. (McCain is tied with her.)   ...
By Importer  |  October 31, 2007

Memo to McCain: Running Against Woodstock Is Not the Best Strategy


    John McCain is up with a new ad in New Hampshire reprising his high moment from the recent GOP debate when he went after...
By Importer  |  October 25, 2007

Is Giuliani Still the GOP's Most Electable Candidate? A New Rasmussen Poll Suggests Otherwise


    It's kind of been lost in the flood of other news but a new Rasmussen series of polls suggest that John McCain is currently...
By Importer  |  October 19, 2007