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Everybody knows that famous slogan James Carville posted in the 1992 Clinton campaign’s war room – a war room that was the brainchild of Hillary Clinton.

 

Not so many know another slogan he posted: “Change Versus More of the Same.”

 

That’s Hillary’s problem this year.

 

Not matter how many slogans she throws up or how much squirming she does, Hillary is More of the Same.  Edwards and Obama are Change.

 

So my New Year’s prediction is that Hillary’s presidential procession gets seriously derailed in Iowa and New Hampshire.

 

Then the campaign will turn white-hot.  She has the money, the material and, above all, the all-consuming hunger to win that will lead her to turn a flamethrower on either or both of her challengers.

 

January 1992 was the month of Bill Clinton’s draft-dodging and womanizing scandals, fueled by the tabloids.  Sixteen years later, the Internet has taken politics into hyper-drive.

 

By the time Super-Duper Tuesday is over in early February, some reputations are going to be in tatters.  The question is who will survive what could become the most brutal month in the history of politics.

 

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Money talks in politics and there is more money – a lot more – in Charlotte than anywhere else in North Carolina. So the emergence of two new candidat...

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Here is a bit of speculation – just for the fun of it – with the first round of Republican Presidential primaries around the corner.   Mike Huc...

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Some free advice for State Senator Walter Dalton, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor: Don’t dodge debates. Don’t give your opponents that c...

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The Republican presidential race is serving one useful purpose. It is forcing us to think about the role of religion in politics. Too many people eith...

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I must admit Romney’s statement – “Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom” – sounds like a political slogan, not theology. After...

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Mike Huckabee is to this presidential race as Howard Dean was to 2004:   Both were small-start Governors with modest records.   Both...

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The City Fathers up in Roanoke Rapids are giving Randy Parton a good old-fashioned drubbing. He’s been accused, one way or another, of everything from...

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Hillary Clinton is imploding in Iowa. Will she finish second or third? So her campaign started a website about “The Hillary You Don’t Know.” Voters ...

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Here is the latest sighting of the Most Overused Cliché in Political Reporting.   CNN’s coverage of the Iowa race early Tuesday morning was ban...

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