August 3rd, 2010
04:32 PM ET
9 years ago

If It's Tuesday, There Must be Primaries

(CNN) - CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser and Washington Correspondent Bob Costantini talk about primaries to watch; and President Obama's new campaign mode.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    Not too much importance in primaries........It's November that matters!

    August 3, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  2. Jay Taylor

    These primaries DO matter! Especially here in Michigan, where unemployment continues to hover around 14%. I am SO tired of the same old rhetoric from career politicians! The only guy in our Governor primary that is NOT a career pol. Is Rick Snyder. The guy hasn't ran a single negative ad! He actually has a plan! What politician does that? We can only hope that he will win today!

    August 3, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  3. Naqib

    Just Remember:
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee and we all know what followed
    THANK YOU DEMOCRATS for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% Unemployment... to dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy, union cronies, and Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac !

    August 3, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  4. November

    Obama's new campaign mode is to go on vacation so that his fellow dems aren't associated with him. Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm a racist.

    August 3, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  5. DENNA

    The primaries MIGHT be important this year as the Tea Party Nuts are influencing a lot of races – or maybe not. In any case, I'm not going to pay attention until after Labor Day. Enjoy your summer! 🙂

    August 3, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  6. jim

    Here's why blaming Bush won't work.Obama was elected on the promise that he would fix things and turn the nation around.To blame Bush means your policies are failing and your plans aren't working.I'd say 20 months is enough time to see if things are moving along and most people can see the economy is still in the toilet.By the way bring our troops home from Afganistan ,now.

    August 3, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |