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The Power Grid Archive

February 11, 2008
The Evita Factor

The Clinton campaign has long known what Obama’s team is only now learning: Hispanics are the key to Super-Duper Tuesday—and November.

January 21, 2008
Back to the Front

John McCain isn’t any good at being a front-runner, but the mainstream GOP may—finally—need him.

January 14, 2008
The Changeling

Iowa transformed Obama into the front-runner. Which means a whole different level of scrutiny. Can he withstand it?

January 7, 2008
Iowa Ice Capades

Is Hillary coldly competent or warmly personable? And if her own campaign can’t figure it out, how can voters?

December 24, 2007

Mike is a kinder, gentler Pat—at a moment when populism is more potent than ever.

December 17, 2007
Mr. Perfect’s Slip

Mitt Romney did everything right to win the Republican nomination—so why is he drifting? Maybe it’s the party that’s changed.

November 26, 2007
Escape From Iowa

Every politico knows only two candidates will be viable after the caucuses. Can John Edwards’s blow-dried populism be his ticket out?

November 5, 2007
Web Bubble 2.0

Well, maybe it is a bubble. But out in Silicon Valley, they don’t think of that as a bad thing at all.

October 8, 2007
General Alarm for Rudy

The problem with Giuliani’s run was supposed to be that he was too far left to win a primary. Actually, it’s the opposite.

September 24, 2007
Does Clinton’s Guru Know All?

Mark Penn has helped Hillary build a commanding lead in national polls—but she may have an Achilles’ heel.