On running for President: "Not going to happen. I want to be Governor of New Jersey. I ran for Governor of New Jersey. I'm not Woodrow Wilson. You have to be in your gut and in your heart ready to President if you decide to run for that. I simply do not have the desire to do it, nor do I think I'm ready." "In my judgment, if you're going to try
NBC, CBS and CNN all said it was a "brilliant" move by Obama to choose Gen. Petraeus to replace Gen. McChrystal. NBC's Chuck Todd: "It's going to be seen as a brilliant choice by the President." CBS' Chip Reid: "Well, it sounds like a pretty brilliant decision, really." CNN's Wolf Blitzer: "Politically, a very brilliant move to tap General
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Washington) criticizes Rush Limbaugh for a sarcastic suggestion that school kids "dumpster dive" for food. "All Mr. Limbaugh could contribute is another awful example of shameless and callous commentary. Ask yourself, 'when is the last time that Rush Limbaugh missed a meal?' Take a look, you judge for yourself," Rep. McD
President Obama says Gen. McChrystal's comments "undermines" the mission in Afghanistan. Obama has nominated Gen. Petraeus to replace him. He said relieving McChrystal of command is the "right thing" to do. "I will tolerate debate, but not division," Obama said. "It saddens me to lose the service of a soldier I've come to respect and adm
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA): "He has to reassure the President that these were comments blowing off steam, that do not reflect his opinion of the plan in Afghanistan or the President."
CHRIS MATTHEWS: "Here's the chance for him, in a personnel matter to insist in his role as commander-in-chief in a way that hasn't been so clear during this whole oil spill matter. BP has been the front institution, not the United States government, in this hole [inaudible] in the Gulf. And I think it's hurt the President's standing."
SEN. OBAMA TO GEN. PETRAEUS: "This isn’t a criticism of either of you gentlemen, it’s a criticism of this President and the administration, which has set a mission for the military and our diplomatic forces that is extraordinarily difficult now to achieve. And there has been no acknowledgment of that on the part of this administratio
MSNBC: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) tell Morning Joe about their introduction of a bipartisan energy bill that claims to reduce U.S. reliance on offshore drilling.
Paul Begala and Imus spar over if President Obama should dismiss Gen. McChrystal.
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) said what happened today, "had to happen" due to McChrystal's insubordination.
Nikki Haley talks about her win on "FOX & Friends." Haley thanks Sarah Palin for her help.
MSNBC: Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) discusses Gen. McChrystal's comments and the ongoing crisis in the Gulf with Morning Joe.
Charles Krauthammer on what President Obama should do about General Stanley McChrystal. VIDEO: Krauthammer On Afghanistan War
In a Special Comment, Keith Olbermann argues that President Barack Obama shouldn't accept a resignation from Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Bill O'Reilly on the numerous challenges facing America and the Obama administration, including General Stanley McChrystal's comments in Rolling Stone.
Chris Matthews discusses the defining moments that helped previous presidents own their role and wonders when Obama will demonstrate his leadership.