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Lots of bloggers obsessed this weekend about the Democrats' Jefferson Jackson dinner in Iowa. All of the Democratic candidates gave speeches at the event. It set off a surge of analysis on Barack Obama and his candidacy in the blogosphere.


Scarecrow at looks into Obama's statements about the Clintons' divisiveness. Obama and others forget about the influence of players such as Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove who worked hard at dividing the electorate to win political battles.

Ankush on Ezra Klein's blog wishes she hadn't read Andrew Sullivan's piece on Obama. Skip reading Sullivan's piece and read this critique of it.

Taylor Marsh says Obama is not the anti-Hillary. Obama is not a progressive, and his real interest lies in being a deal maker. If you want a Clinton opposite, keep looking.


Hugh Hewitt at says that if evangelicals vote for Mike Huckabee, they would really be supporting Rudy Giuliani. I guess he believes Huckabee can't win the election.

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Captain Ed offers his take on Fred Thompson's Social Security remedy. He notes that Thompson didn't duck a difficult issue and says that may force other Republicans to put forward a plan.

Marc Ambinder covers the strange attacks between Giuliani and John McCain. McCain is close to Giuliani, and recent attacks have been very personal.

Pejman Yousefzadeh at says Paul Krugman has made a few errors in his analysis of Ronald Reagan relying on Richard Nixon's "Southern states" strategy. can't believe none of the media asked Giuliani about some of the wacky statements that Pat Robertson has voiced over the years. Robertson's 9/11 comments were particularly atrocious.


RenaRF at Dailykos commemorates Veterans Day with images of memorials. She also discusses some sad statistics about veterans, including the fact that they make up 25% of the U.S. homeless population.

Juan Cole has the latest on Iraq. His comments on the exodus of Baghdad's residents are particularly interesting. Residents haven't really come back despite the monetary incentives.