By the way, did you notice how ethanol subsidies got casually abandoned tonight?
Guess that means that Iowa’s out of reach for us this cycle anyway. Iowans should not be pleased about this, by the way. There’s no neglect like the neglect of a Democratic Party that doesn’t need to particularly exert itself for your vote.
Well, *that* was a relief.
Sorry: I got comprehensively shut down on the internet about 40 minutes in, so you all had to lose my deathless prose. Such as it was. First impressions: Obama was prepared, but not comfortable – and he got less and less comfortable as the debate went on. There were at least two or three times where he tried to needle McCain, and about four or | Read More »
Obama lies about Blunt, McCain.
Nothing personal, Ben – but I wanted to punch that up for you.
Paul Kanjorski (D, PA-11): “I don’t know that we included them in enough”
Interesting message difference: Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) on Friday suggested Democratic leaders did not solicit enough input from House Republicans on the financial rescue package. [snip] Asked whether House GOP lawmakers are right to believe they were slighted, Kanjorski replied, “I don’t know that we included them in enough, and that’s always a dangerous thing in politics. Remember, you’re dealing with egomaniacs. We’re all egomaniacs | Read More »
Have they found the voice actress for the anti-Palin smear ads?
Audio clips for comparison below: …with the ones for comparison from a woman called Vicki Kaywood, a Chicago voice artist whose voice certainly sounds like the one in the ad allegedly created by LA native Ethan Winner. Personally, I thought that exploring the links between Winner & Associates – we will dispense with the absurd nonsense that Winner acted alone – and PR giant Publicis | Read More »
And as we get ready for the debate…
Remind me never to wish for a shakeup in the race ever again. You’d think that I’d have learned my lesson in 2000, when I hoped that the election wouldn’t be the usual “we all knew the answer by 9 PM” lopsided victory. Clearly, somebody listens to my errant whims – and, yes, that worries me, too. But seriously: this is going to be different; | Read More »
Bill Sammon on Fox News: Reid “patently false.”
Carl Cameron likewise unloads after the fold. By the way, here is what nobody really wants to talk about, but everyone involved is well aware of.
McCain back on campaigning, will debate tonight.
He’s resuming campaigning. And there’s this (Via Hot Air Headlines): ABC News’ Jonathan Karl Reports: John McCain made an urgent appeal to House Republicans at their 9:30 leadership meeting Friday morning. A senior House GOP leadership aide involved in the negotiations described McCain’s message this way, “We need a deal. We need a deal. We need a deal.” [snip about how the debate is a | Read More »
The video that Barack Obama doesn’t want you to see.
As Glenn notes, it’s not especially vicious. One issue, yes. Unsympathetic, also yes. But this is hardly “Obama drinks baby blood,” or something. So why is Obama sending out the legal dog pack against stations that air it? Choice of words there deliberate, by the way.
Our current financial mess, in handy video form.
I am perfectly serious. The usual rules about how it has to be a minute or less, or it’s useless? They don’t apply here. The link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tZc8oH–o, if you’re thinking of passing this along to people, and you damn well should be thinking of doing that. Like, before 9:30 AM. Moe Lane