November 4th, 2008
11:24 PM ET
14 years ago

Rosen: An election about Big Things

This election has been about Big Things. Our country needs healthcare reform, an energy policy, middle-class tax cuts, responsible fiscal regulation and an exit from a costly and ill-focused war. How are we going to get there?

The House of Representatives has a good working majority to support President Barack Obama. Most analysts are focusing on the number 60 as the number of Democratic seats that would be needed in the Senate to determine whether President Obama will be able to pass his agenda through Congress.

In short, can we assure Americans that the change they have voted for will actually come to pass?


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
November 4th, 2008
09:07 PM ET
14 years ago

Was Pennsylvania ever possible for McCain?

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(CNN) - Is Pennsylvania really John McCain's last stand? For two weeks the McCain campaign has been saying that their path to the presidency ran through Pennsylvania. Now, their options are closing.
I am not sure why they ever thought they were open. Democrats had a 200,000 voter registration advantage in Pennsylvania this year. The McCain campaign didn't say it directly but they were hoping that white Democrats wouldn't vote for Obama. They did.

Filed under: John McCain
October 7th, 2008
09:58 PM ET
14 years ago

Rosen: Watching the line

(CNN)– I am fixated on the dial line at the bottom of the screen on CNN. Women are responding very enthusiastically to Obama. And women have been the larger part of the undecided vote in the battleground states. They like his specificity on tax cuts, the budget, education and energy. And now the environment has just sent both men and women to the top line.

McCain only gets to the top line with either men or women when he is positive. Each time he criticizes Obama, the line flattens.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
October 7th, 2008
09:29 PM ET
14 years ago

Rosen: Brokaw in control

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(CNN)–Tom Brokaw has made it clear that this is his debate too, not just the audience‚Äôs. This is unexpected. The plan was to have the audience dominate the questioning. Brokaw asked a "Meet the Press" type question when he asked "Who will be your Treasury Secretary?"

August 25th, 2008
11:05 PM ET
15 years ago

Rosen: Michelle hits it out of the park

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Hillary Rosen is a CNN contributor. "]DENVER (CNN) - Wow. That was impressive. The poise, the energy, the dignity, the intelligence and the pride! I think she hit it out of the park. How do I define the home run?

Given her personal story, the Republicans won't suceed in future attacks on her patriotism. This woman beamed her pride in her American opportunity. Women can relate to her modern struggle of caring for her children and constantly worrying about their future.

Watch: Michelle Obama: "The American dream endures."

She showed us that she isn't just following Barack - she understands and believes in what he stands for. She showed us that she will stand by her convictions, ignore her critics and redefine, once again, the role of first lady.

"A current of history meets a new tide of hope."

A winner.