I guess Barry decided he already won.
Tonight we finally saw what so many of us have been waiting for. John McCain mopped the floor with Barack Obama. Throughout the night, Barack Obama looked distant, like he did not want to be there, like he was annoyed. He really looked annoyed all night. McCain on the other hand looked like the comeback kid — the guy who knew he had to do | Read More »
Obama is lying. No one said “Kill him” about Obama at a Palin event.
That is a bold faced lie. As Patterico notes the comment was made about Bill Ayers, not Barack Obama. Obama flat out lied.
John Lewis is a Race Baiter
Let’s just call John Lewis (D-GA) what he is: a race baiter. It is not deniable. It is not controversial. John Lewis, who made history standing up for civil rights, has become a parody of his former self. It is somewhat understandable. He struggled for civil rights in the sixties. He saw friends gun downed by white police officers and was himself targeted. But John | Read More »
The October Surprise Is No Surprise At All
Don’t underestimate the McCain campaign. What type of movie do Americans really like? Not the popcorn flicks, but the ones that leave you saying “holy sh–” at the end when the credits roll. The Usual Suspects comes to mind. Here’s a movie where you have multiple story lines coming together toward the end, all connected to a central character, and when it finally dawns on | Read More »
The Debate Was Boring, But McCain Proved Himself While Obama Melted
First, this was the most boring debate so far. It was really boring. Second, John McCain gave the most substantive answers to the questions. Obama patently refused to answer some of the questions, including the last question. He couldn’t bring himself to admit there are things he does not know. Third, Obama’s holocaust answer is just astounding. Absolutely astounding that he’d say that. Fourth, there | Read More »
Obama the Whiner
I’m struck during this debate that Obama is really quick to cry foul. He tried to deviate from the rules to respond to McCain. Browkaw, to his credit, did not let him. In the healthcare issue, he proclaimed it a right and then said he had to ignore the time constrains because “Senator McCain threw a lot out there.” Obama is doing his best to | Read More »
The 2nd Debate Open Thread
It’s a townhall forum tonight in Nashville. Will we get some hippy freaks who want the candidates to play daddy? Will McCain punch Obama? Will Obama soil his panties?
This Week is the Last Week
At this point, the campaign for the Presidency is Barack Obama’s to lose. If the election were held today, he would win. Not only would he win, but Republican loses in Congress would be massive. From here until the election on November 4th, the McCain chances of winning diminish on a daily basis, except for external factors beyond either candidates’ control. This is, in fact, | Read More »
Palin to Michigan?
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Good New McCain Ad
I don’t know how much play it will get, but hopefully a good bit.
Barack Obama Was Too Worried About Laundry To Rally Democrats
On MSNBC earlier, Bill Burton, Barack Obama’s spin master said I mean on saturday night when the negotiators were all getting together, [McCain] wasn’t making phone calls and doing the work. He was actually out at one of the finest restaurants in Washington, D.C., on a double date with his wife. I think Joe Lieberman was there with their wives. I understand they had a | Read More »
What McCain Should Really Say
The next time Obama goes off on a McCain = Bush tangent in a debate, McCain needs to say, “Senator Obama keeps trying to connect me to President Bush, despite my repeated disagreements with the administration. My friends, let me be clear, I can pronounce ‘nuclear’.”
In the Debate: Obama says he never said he’d meet with Ahmadinejad
Really? Really? He’s going to say that? Really? With all of this: “Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama underscored his willingness to talk to leaders of countries like Iran that are considered U.S. adversaries but said that does not necessarily mean an audience with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.” (Caren Bohan, “Obama Says Won’t Guarantee Ahmadinejad A Meeting,” Reuters, 5/26/08) Question from a reporter: “Senator, you’ve said | Read More »
What’s the deal with Obama and the Iran Revolutionary Guard
McCain is hitting Obama for opposing designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. In fact, Obama had sponsored a piece of legislation in the Senate to do just that. But the bill was going absolutely nowhere. Why? Senators Kyl and Lieberman had competing legislation that not only did what Obama wanted, but also declared that it was vital to national security that the Revolutionary | Read More »
McCain Comes Out Swinging
The first part of this debate is very interesting. The foreign policy discussion has descended into a play by play of their records on earmarks and the economy. McCain has come out swinging, putting Obama on the defense. There has also been a shift as the debate has gone on. McCain looks comfortable and Obama looks angry. Lehrer just looks annoyed at both of them. | Read More »
The “Uhs” return
Everyone knew what the first question would be. It sounded, on radio when I was listening, that Obama had a scripted statement. The second question, the uhs have returned. He’s just not that good on his feet. Nonetheless, Senator Obama is looking more at the camera than John McCain, which is a plus. Man they are both makeuped!
The Debate Live Blog
Has McCain successfully thrown Obama off his game by doing the Washington trip? Will we get a lot of populist pablum tonight? I bet so. Take a shot every time Obama claims he supports the surge. Shoot yourself in the face if McCain goes after the free market. In any event, let’s get the beer chilling, the bourbon poured, and start this chat. WARNING: Taking | Read More »
Bill Burton, Obama Spokesman, Caught in Flagrant Lie to Media
Here’s the thing: a lot of the media is not intentionally out to get McCain. They are just damned lazy and their sympathies lie with Obama. So when they get stuff from the Obama campaign, they don’t question it and they report it. That’s why the credible ones have had so many back peddles. And yet, they don’t learn their lesson. Here is the latest: | Read More »