Jan 052008
 

We don’t usually put a lot of stock in polls around here, but hey… the one taken in Iowa proved to be pretty accurate, so…

A new poll released today in New Hampshire shows that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are tied for the lead on the Democratic side.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

With three days to go until the New Hampshire primary, it’s dead even in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

A new CNN/WMUR New Hampshire presidential primary poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire has Senators Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois all tied up, with each grabbing the support of 33 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the Granite State.

Former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina is in third place with 20 percent.

On the Republican side, John McCain is in the lead with Mitt Romney nipping at his heels. The darling of the Iowan evangelicals is way back in fourth place, just two points ahead of Ron Paul (and three points behind Rudy Giuliani).

John McCain
John McCain

The new poll suggests John McCain is now the front runner in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination in New Hampshire.

Thirty-three percent of likely GOP Granite State primary voters support the Senator from Arizona, with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 6 points back at 27 percent.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s in third place at 14 percent, with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in fourth place at 11 percent.

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas follows with 9 percent and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California and former Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee are tied at 1 percent.

I wouldn’t be too surprised if Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter were to drop out of this thing come Wednesday morning.

Rudy didn’t really believe the Republicans were going to fall for his whole “I’m a Conservative” spiel, did he? Don’t forget 9/11!

Jan 052008
 

Bill O’Reilly let his true nature get the better of him today…

O’Reilly gets in confrontation with Obama staffer

Bill O'Reilly
Bill O'Reilly

(CNN) — Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly had a confrontation with a staffer for Barack Obama’s campaign that the aide and several eyewitnesses claim became physical.

The incident began when O’Reilly tried to get Obama’s attention after a Nashua campaign event. He allegedly began yelling at Obama’s National Trip Director Marvin Nicholson to get out of the way. O’Reilly then, according to eyewitness accounts, shoved the staffer.

Nicholson told CNN O’Reilly grabbed him by the arm and started “pushing” him. Nicholson also said that when he asked O’Reilly to stop pushing him, the talk-show host responded that he was “low class.”

O’Reilly soon got Obama’s attention, and the two men spoke briefly.

“They shook hands and Mr. O’Reilly said that he thought Sen. Obama was great and that he loved him, and he’d love to have him on the show,” Nicholson said. “And then the senator said that he would think about coming on the show after the primaries.”

Then the Secret Service intervened to ask O’Reilly to step back behind the barricade that marked the press area.

Bill O'Reilly and Barack Obama
Bill O'Reilly and Barack Obama

What do you think O’Reilly and Obama really said to one another? Looks to me like Obama is telling O’Reilly to keep his fricking hands to himself. (In my dreams.)

O’Reilly later called in to Fox News to “set the record straight.” If you’re interested, the video of that conversation is here.