Postman on Politics
Chief political reporter David Postman explores state, regional and national politics.
October 1, 2007 1:15 PM
Posted by David Postman
- Rudy Giuliani was in the area Saturday.
- At Respectfully Republican, Patrick applauds Dave Reichert's call — in this column in The Hill — for Republicans to embrace environmentalism. Reichert wrote that his most important message to fellow Republicans was:
For too long our party has rejected environmentalism. As the country has continually grown to expect its leaders to protect the environment, we have made ourselves absent from the debate. With all due respect to the other party, it is not healthy for our country to only have one set of solutions to our environmental problems. Without acknowledging that those problems exist, Republicans exempt themselves from being able to provide conservative and market-driven solutions.
- At The Slog, Eli Sanders looks at a recent presidential poll in the state and, what does he find?
What was already suspected. Voters in this state are very excited about Obama, but elsewhere in the country it's Clinton who is better positioned to win.
This is a point that Sanders made last week, and he reports that Obama's lead here over Clinton appears to be due mostly to their positions on the war.
It's interesting that Seattle is a center of strong, anti-war-fueled support for Obama, but the city is not one of 18 his campaign has chosen for events tomorrow -- the fifth anniversary of Obama's first major anti-war speech.
- At the Seattle Weekly, Rick Anderson is keeping track of war dead and says Washington state has passed a landmark.
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