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Nobody knows anything

By Pol Observer

March 3, 2008 | 11:06 am

I want to go on record today with a bold prediction:

I don’t have a clue what is going to happen tomorrow in the Ohio and Texas primaries.

We keep learning the hard way that when it... read on

  •  Republicans anoint Obama—with slime

    By Pol Observer

    February 28, 2008 | 12:29 pm

    It looks as if Republicans are pretty certain that Barack Obama will win the Democratic nomination.  For most people, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  For those who run against Republicans for president, getting slimed is the only real compliment.  In the last few days,... read on

  • The Democratic endgame ain’t pretty

    By Pol Observer

    February 25, 2008 | 2:06 pm

    It’s getting painful to watch the endgame of the Democratic nomination.  If Obama wins, I imagine we might date the beginning of the end from the time that Clinton accused Obama of selling “false hope.” 

    Running against hope is, of course, hopeless, as the spouse of the original... read on

  • The mysterious John McCain

    By Pol Observer

    February 22, 2008 | 3:53 pm

    I’ve often found myself wondering why John McCain has over the years seemed more popular in the Democratic leadership world and in the media than in the Republican leadership community.

    The NY Times story about influence peddling and McCain may help explain at least one piece of... read on

  • Welcome to JewsChoose 2008: Obama and the Jewish test

    By Pol Observer

    February 19, 2008 | 7:47 pm

    Hello! and welcome to JewsChoose 2008.  My name is Raphael Sonenshein (although I go by Raphe).  I’m a professor of political science at Cal State Fullerton, and a regular columnist for The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. 

    The Wisconsin results are coming in now, and it... read on

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Raphael J. Sonenshein (born 1949 in Nutley, New Jersey) was a political science professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is also served as chairman of the...

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