Friday, October 12, 2007

The Trifecta: It's All About The Kids

Today is the beginning of our new daily feature called "The Trifecta." The feature will include a short introductory paragraph, followed by news clippings from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Hope you enjoy!

While Al Gore was busy winning a Nobel Peace Prize, Bill Richardson was unveiling his education policy to a group of Manchester, New Hampshire students. Richardson was able to garner a significant amount of press with his new 60 billion dollar policy. His plan includes scrapping No Child Left Behind, raising starting teacher salaries to $40,000 and eliminating "junk food" from all schools.

The former Clinton UN Ambassador and Secretary of Energy also criticized Hillary Clinton's decision to stay on the Michigan ballot. Richardson told reporters that Hillary "thinks she is the nominee so she doesn't want to alienate Michigan voters."


-John McCain, while rolling out his health care plan, took a swipe at Hillary saying "The solution, my friends, isn't a one-size-fits-all-big government takeover of health care." (McCain rolls out health care plan)
-Michelle Obama told Iowans this week that "The reality is that we need to scrap the game and start over." (Michelle Obama touts husband's experience, seeks to start over in Washington)

New Hampshire:

-Barack Obama sat down with the Concord Monitor and called Hillary a "50 plus one" candidate. (Obama focuses on personality)
-Hillary Clinton unveiled her higher education plan at PSU saying "every child in America should have a shot at going to the best schools in America." (Clinton visits Plymouth State)

South Carolina:

-"Polls now show Jim DeMint as the most popular politician in SC and Mitt Romney is taking full advantage of it in his new SC radio ad." (DeMint featured in new SC Romney ad)
- It will be interesting to see how news of a 430 million dollar deficit impacts the presidential primary (Economists fear huge deficit looms for S.C.)