First Pass the Post

A look back at how Atlantic bloggers have covered the election in real time

January 3, 2008: The Iowa caucuses—Obama, Huckabee triumph, and Clinton, Romney are in danger.

James Fallows: To watch [Obama’s] statement live was to realize, even as it was happening, that you were seeing a moment of history people were likely to remember and discuss for a very long time. (January 4, 2008)

ANDREW SULLIVAN: This black man won an overwhelmingly white vote in Iowa. Whatever else happens, he has made history tonight. And he deserved every single vote.

January 8, 2008: New Hampshire primary—Clinton survives, somehow, declares she has found her voice; McCain wins and begins comeback.

MARC AMBINDER: CLINTON CAME BACK!!

MATTHEW YGLESIAS: The temptation to massively overreact to the last thing that happened is something I warned about during the Iowa-N.H. interregnum, and the same is true today.


February 29, 2008: Hillary Clinton airs “3 a.m.” ad.

MARC AMBINDER: Perhaps the most provocative ad Hillary Clinton has run this cycle … Arguably, this is her best … argument … against Barack Obama, and yet it’s taken her 13 months to make it so explicitly.

MATTHEW YGLESIAS: The question becomes, who do I want picking up the phone—the candidate who voted for invading Iraq, or the other one? … While I’d like to have experienced hands at the levers of power, what I’d really like is a president who has good ideas and the courage to stand up for them.

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