Arguments I Never Expected: Hayworth Is No More Conservative than McCain
My friend Matt Lewis pens a piece today about the coming primary between John McCain and former Representative JD Hayworth. I suppose it’s a preview of how McCain plans to try to split Hayworth from his conservative base. But if this is the best that McCain can do, then he’s headed for trouble. First off, full disclosure: I have liked JD Hayworth since my days | Read More »
JD Hayworth to Challenge McCain
There’s been speculation about this for a while, and now it’s all but official. Former Congressman JD Hayworth – a staunch conservative during his 12 years in the House – will challenge John McCain for his Arizona Senate seat: Former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth says he is planning to run against John McCain for his U.S. Senate seat… “We will formally announce at a later | Read More »
Did McCain Torpedo JD Hayworth?
Former Congressman JD Hayworth is reportedly considering a primary challenge to John McCain. In explaining his rationale recently, he made a serious allegation about McCain’s loyalty to party: Hayworth charged that in 2005 Salter tried to “blackmail” him into stopping his public criticism of McCain’s comprehensive immigration-reform bill. Hayworth said his chief of staff got an e-mail from Salter indicating that McCain might retaliate by | Read More »
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Slated for Fall Action
According to the Hill, Congressional Democrats are planning to run up a trial balloon on comprehensive immigration reform in June, and then take a crack at passing a bill late this year or next: Senate Democrats may be close to 60 votes on a measure that would represent the first step towards immigration reform under President Obama. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors | Read More »
McCain to Amnesty Backers: You’re On Your Own
Liberals had a lot of fun last year picking on John McCain for having a short temper. It’s poetic justice that he seems to hold a grudge: John McCain sounds angry and frustrated that, despite the risks he took in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year’s presidential contest. McCain’s raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told | Read More »
Ready for Another Helping of McCain-Feingold?
Did the headline put your stomach in knots? I thought so. But after McCain-Feingold (I), McCain-Lieberman, and McCain-Kennedy, it was inevitable that eventually Senator McCain would engage in a bipartisan reform effort that would make conservatives happy, right? Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) are putting their band of reformers back together and hitting the halls of Capitol Hill in pursuit of their | Read More »
Where Are the New Voters?
Just now on Fox News it was reported that the exit polls show that 10 percent of all voters are new voters. According to CNN, the number in 2004 was 11 percent.
Police Confront the Black Panthers
Election Journal has posted additional video of the Black Panthers providing ‘security’ at a Philadelphia polling place. This shows the police arriving and escorting ‘security’ away from the polling station:
Vote Fraud in Pennsylvania?
Townhall’s Amanda Carpenter reports on a tip that voting machines in Philadelphia showed votes for Barack Obama — before polls opened:
It’s Hard to Love those Pennsylvania Racists
Jonathan Alford has a stunning piece in Salon about how Barack Obama’s campaign views the people of Western Pennsylvania: With U.S. Rep. John Murtha making news about calling Western Pennsylvanians racist, Julia tells me about her own awful experiences driving through those rural towns. “I will never go back there again,” she says. I ask her what will change these people. “Prayer and love,” she | Read More »
A Healthy Trend in Pennsylvania
I can’t tell you who’s going to win Pennsylvania tomorrow, but it seems rather likely that whoever takes the state is probably going to win the White House as well. And if you’re the McCain campaign, the direction of the polls in the state seems to be pretty clear: Take a look at the most recent polls in Pennsylvania: Rasmussen shows McCain shaving a point | Read More »
The Obama Bubble
There may be some things we don’t know about Barack Obama, but there are some aspects of his personality we’ve heard a lot about. He’s got a first class temperament. He is a man who listens, learns, and manages well. He’s demonstrated nimbleness and judgment, with a willingness to reach out to those with whom he disagrees. Set aside the endorsements, he’s shown an exceptionally | Read More »
Has John McCain Won Florida?
Florida Today has an article today about the state’s early voting: Democrats are beaming that their party is outperforming the Republicans in early voting, releasing numbers Wednesday that show registrants of their party ahead 54 percent to 30 percent among the 1.4 million voters who have gone to the polls early… But party breakdowns for turnout aren’t the same as final tallies, and at least | Read More »
Rasmussen’s Good News for McCain
A number of bloggers are commenting on the narrowing of Barack Obama’s edge in the polls, confirmed in the latest Rasmussen survey. What’s interesting in today’s Rasmussen report however, is what you see when you read their summary: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote nationwide while John McCain earns 47%. This is the first | Read More »
Obama’s Inaugural Address is Already Written
It’s important to be prepared, right? I mean, inauguration is just 87 days away. Why wait for the voters to render a verdict? Mr. Obama’s advisers are sifting résumés, compiling policy options and discussing where to hold his first news conference as president-elect. Democrats say Mr. Obama hopes to name key members of his White House, economic and security teams soon after the election. His | Read More »
Ted Kennedy Works for His Legacy
While we continue to pray for Ted Kennedy and his loved ones, his prognosis is apparently not a hopeful one. Nevertheless, the last liberal lion is working on a legacy he can pass on to the next great liberal hope: socialized medicine.
Can We Afford Barack Obama: Chapter 279
Right Change targets Barack Obama’s plan to raise taxes by trillions to pay for huge new spending plans and more bailouts:
Not Everyone Loves Colin Powell
Barack Obama has been pretty clear in expressing his views on the Iraq war: The sacrifices of war are immeasurable. **It was not impossible to see back then that we might arrive at the place we’re at today. I said then that a war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics would lead to a US occupation of undetermined | Read More »
Joe the Plumber Comes to Virginia
This afternoon I attended the McCain rally in Woodbridge, Virginia. The crowd was quite boisterous and enthusiastic — even when MCCain commented that the polls put him about 6 points down right now. There were plenty of signs in the crowd, and while many of them must have been prepared by the campaign (a common practice), there were clearly some home-made ones. I snapped a | Read More »