Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley has suspended his presidential campaign. David Hamrick, O'Malley's campaign manager, sent this memo to interested parties:
Memorandum RE: Tonight's Caucus Results & the O'Malley Campaign
To: Interested Parties
From: David Hamrick, O'Malley for President Campaign Manager
Date: February 1, 2016
Governor O'Malley ran a strong, bold, and honorable campaign in a very challenging year. Entering the race as an unknown, he always faced long odds—especially against a candidate as universally known as Secretary Clinton.
To my mind, Barack Obama has always been wildly over-rated as a speaker. He has a great voice--really Saruman-caliber pipes. But his delivery is erratic and his material is rarely anywhere near as good as people think in the moment. His 2004 Purple America convention speech, for instance, might be the most over-praised political oratory in living memory. Except, perhaps, for his Jeremiah Wright race-relations, speech: a bundle of nothing that Obama's cheerleaders sold like it was the Gettysburg Address, Washington's farewell, and Reagan's Challenger speech rolled into one.
All of that said, Obama has given three blue-ribbon, four-star speeches that were really something.Read more
Donald Trump "University" is still at the center of an ongoing legal battle.
At AMI Newswire, Eddie Curran reports that, "[t]here are at least three active lawsuits against Trump and Trump University – one by the New York Attorney General's Office and two related California class actions."
Louis Piatt still regrets the day he signed up for Trump University. The Monroe, Iowa retiree says he was duped into squandering more than $11,000 on real estate seminars and workshops.
While Piatt lost money, Trump himself made millions. Trump University paid Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, $5 million out of some $40 million received by the university from 2005 to 2010,
Hillary Clinton revealed this morning on ABC News that she finds campaigning in Iowa "exhausting" and that "it takes a lot of concentration."
Clinton made the remarks in response to a comment from ABC Robin Roberts about Clinton campaigning in all 99 Iowa counties. Clinton correct Roberts, saying in fact she hasn't visited all of Iowa, and said,
"I've covered a lot of ground and I sure have met many thousands of people, and have really learned so much. That's the best part of this. It's obviously exhausting, it takes a lot of concentration, but what keeps me going are the stories they tell me.
"There's something so intimate, at least in my experience, because I actually try to listen to people and hear what's onRead more
Bernie Sanders is now calling Hillary Clinton's email scandal "a very serious issue."
This is a change from what Sanders said in an October Democratic debate: "the American people are sick and tired" of hearing about her "damn emails."
On Sunday, Sanders said this:
"I think there is a legal process, right now, taking place, and what I have said—you know, and I get criticized, you know. 'Bernie, why don't you attack Hillary Clinton?' There is a legal process taking place. I do not want to politicize that issue. It is not my style.Read more
The Ted Cruz campaign bus got stuck in Iowa mud and needed to be towed.
Time magazine's Phil Elliott caught a picture of the bus and noted,
"Paging the Department of Metaphor? Ted Cruz campaign bus stuck in mud, needs towed.Read more
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