Closing the case: four more reasons McCain should win
In two previous postings, here and here, I have discussed six reasons why Sen. John McCain should emerge victorious in tomorrow’s race for the White House. To recap, they are media bias, oversampling of Democrats by most polling organizations, Obama campaign smugness, his long list of criminal and radical associates, the center-right majority of America’s voters and the uncounted millions of PUMAs hiding under cover, | Read More »
More on why McCain should win: The PUMA factor
In a recent posting , I went on the record to say that John McCain should win the presidential election Tuesday, and I listed five reasons which lead me to this conclusion. They are media bias, pollster oversampling of Democrats, Obama campaign hubris, the Democrat candidate’s many suspect associations and the fact that the American electorate has a center-right majority. There is a sixth reason | Read More »
Why McCain should win Tuesday
I believe John McCain will pull off an upset victory in the general election next Tuesday, just as he revived what all the “experts” had said was a dead campaign and went on to win the primaries which earned him his party’s nomination. There are five reasons for my optimism for the McCain-Palin ticket’s chances.
Chill, Baby, Chill
The familiar refrain of “Drill, baby, drill” has become a rallying cheer at all John McCain and Sarah Palin campaign events. It puts an exclamation mark on the GOP ticket’s all-of-the-above energy policy. That policy calls for tapping all of America’s bountiful energy resources, including renewables and other alternatives. When McCain and Palin make appearances in the coal belt of the eastern states, the mantra | Read More »
It’s come down to the wire on the Battleground
When it comes to political public opinion polls, if I had to pick the one which I would trust more than all the others, it would be the Battleground Poll. Unlike most other polls, the Battleground presidential poll is a bipartisan effort of The Tarrance Group, a company with Republican clients, and Lake Snell Perry & Associates, a polling firm which serves Democrats. Of the | Read More »
George Santayana, Yogi Berra and the Election
Remember when it appeared that Sen. John Kerry might make George W. Bush a one-term president just like his father? Can’t remember that? Let’s do a memory refresh from October 16, 2004. Leftblogger Jerome Armstrong of mydd.com looked deep into a Washington Post poll and found encouragement in the internals. The WaPo survey reported that Kerry “continued to claim a large lead in key battleground | Read More »
Palin v. Biden: Who’s the real ticket-killer?
“Mainstream media” (MSM) never was an accurate representation of what this country’s major print and broadcast news sources are and what they do. “Mainstream” is defined, when used as an adjective, as “representing the prevailing attitudes, values and practices of a society or group.” The media, as a group, certainly has a set of prevailing attitudes, values and practices, but they are not those of | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Joe Biden
, John McCain
, media bias
, Sarah Palin
The Undefended City
It seems that whenever I get to thinking that I’m getting pretty good at this writing thing, I read the latest… work (piece, article, column – those nouns are simply too trite to describe his creations) by Bill Whittle. The experience deflates my puffed up ego… It’s the proverbial “must-read” – and it’s here. JP
Heartless: Gretchen has more soul anyway
So the aging hippie-chick Wilson sisters of the 1970s-80s rock band Heart object to their song “Barracuda” being played at McCain Palin events. So what? Why not use another Wilson’s (no relation, I think) song instead? Gretchen Wilson likely would not mind loaning her wildly popular country anthem “Redneck Woman” to Sarah Palin , I’ll wager. Gretchen was a Fred Thompson supporter early on and | Read More »
Most liberal ticket in 40 years?
Four years ago, Republicans made hay out of the fact that the Democrats had a very liberal presidential ticket: Republicans on Capitol Hill jumped on Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry’s pick of a vice presidential candidate — John Edwards, the junior senator from North Carolina — and zeroed in on the candidates’ liberal ratings, among other things. House Speaker Dennis Hastert said, this is “not a | Read More »
If not Hillary, then why not Richardson?
Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama has chosen, and his selection of Sen. Joe Biden for the ticket’s second spot has not helped his faltering campaign:
Biden, check. Palin, checkmate.
I’ve already shown how Sarah Palin would be a smart pick by John McCain to be his running mate. In light of recent events, she’s looking like a smarter selection . The announcement made early this morning by the Obama camp that Delaware Senator Joe Biden is Obama’s choice to share the Democrat presidential ticket with him sets the stage for McCain to name his | Read More »