On that potentially troublesome Cook County poll.
The Daily Caller reported on a poll today that gave a rather remarkable result: it showed Barack Obama ahead of Mitt Romney 49 to 37… in Cook County, Illinois: which of course includes the City of Chicago. Being under 50% in what can be considered the ultimate Democratic stronghold is not good news for the President. In 2008 Cook County went for Obama over McCain | Read More »
How much longer can Claire McCaskill last in Missouri?
If you’re a Democrat, then the latest poll from Mason-Dixon should not be combined with alcohol and/or used in conjunction with heavy machinery: she’s not just losing. John Brunner beats her 52/41; Sarah Steelman, 49/42; and Todd Akin 49/44. And that’s registered voters. These are the kinds of numbers that you’d expect to see from a challenger; an incumbent that far underwater needs an exit | Read More »
Obama for America showing no signs of getting the point about 2012.
These three quotes seem to pretty much sum up Team Obama’s wonderful, wonderful attitude towards this election: The campaign has an almost mystical confidence in sophisticated technology and in its organization, assets that only matter in a razor-tight race. Further, these other strategists say, the Obama camp is no more justified in its belief that this campaign is like a rerun — with the uniforms | Read More »
The Bunch o’Election Results Open Thread.
Mass link here (click on Live Results). The AZ-08 Special is the big one – more or less – but there are others.
Romney/RNC outraises Obama/DNC in May.
If you remember the 2008 elections, you might remember a somewhat cruel, if clever, tactic that the Obama campaign would use: their habit of deliberately delaying sometimes announcing just how much money they raised in a given month. You see, it was a truism that, if you chose to wait until the last minute to file the fundraising report, it meant that the numbers were | Read More »
Ron Barber (D CAND, AZ-08) refused to say whether he’d vote for Barack Obama in November.
Apparently, Ron Barber – the Democrat running to replace Gabby Giffords in the AZ-08 special election – has a bit of a problem with the entire ‘Democrat’ thing: “[Republican nominee Jesse] Kelly asked Barber to declare who he’ll vote for in November for president, and Barber – although a Democrat with an incumbent president of his party – refused, saying he’s focused on his own | Read More »
The call for Mickey Mouse as a write-in in the CA-DEM Primary!
Slightly contra Instapundit, this call for Mickey Mouse as a write-in on the California ballot is a blogger’s joke rather than an actual movement [UPDATE: I am informed in comments here that this is meant absolutely seriously; please be assured that I had no intention of mocking either the sentiment or the activity], but if it’s kidding then it’s kidding on the square. And it’s | Read More »
Obama insults his base with his ‘second term’ wish list.
(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) Apparently the President wants to spend his extremely hypothetical second term doing the following: Repealing DOMA; Passing another DREAM Act; ‘Reforming’ Wall Street; and ‘Investing’ in schools. Now, I’m not going to fall into the trap of getting sidelined discussing the merits of any or all of those proposals*. Instead, I’m going to ask: just how stupid does President Obama think | Read More »
Election 2012: The long, slow retreat of Obama for America.
It’s funny, really. Somebody like Mark Halperin sees this: Barack Obama’s decision to base his re-election campaign outside of Washington seems to be working pretty darn well. The campaign’s massive, high-rise headquarters in Chicago’s Loop achieves a fine balance between 2008’s hip-casual dorm room (there’s a Ping-Pong table and cheeky homemade signage) and 2012’s systematized Death Star (there are more employees than I have ever | Read More »
Politico: excusing in 2012 their lack of foresight about 2010?
I need to push back on this cover-their-rear statement by Politico on the ‘surprise’ flipping of the House of Representatives in 2010. [House Speaker John] Boehner doesn’t play political prognosticator often. But when he does, those close to him say, there’s usually a calculated reason. In April 2010 — almost two years ago exactly — the then-House minority leader said in a radio interview that | Read More »
Cook: State Republican parties gave national GOP 9 seats for 2012.
Cook Political Report has more or less formalized their 2012 redistricting scorecard; their final score is a gain of one Republican seat, based solely on redistricting. Cook notes that this total actually represents about 10 to 15 seats being fortified for the GOP, given that the majority of legislators who benefited from redistricting were Republicans. This will no doubt infuriate Democrats, but then: elections matter. | Read More »
Reince Priebus gives MSNBC the business over the ‘War on Women.’
This is exactly what I want to see from the RNC: an adamant refusal to allow the Other Side to set the parameters of the fight. Transcript below the fold. THOMAS ROBERTS (MSNBC): …But is this the fact of the Republican Party or not? Because you say it’s a fiction and you don’t want to walk back the fact that, you know, the war on | Read More »
Sabato’s Crystal Ball predicts… DOOM for Congressional Democrats.
They crunched some numbers, put together an equation or two, sacrificed three white cockerels to Moloch and came up with… the Democrats picking up three seats in the House, and losing seven in the Senate. Which will lead people all over the spectrum to write posts and articles all using a variant of the concept Yes, probably. (pause) But…
Alan Grayson tries the Creigh Deeds electoral strategy…
…to wit, getting into the news by hitting stuff with his car*: Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson crashed into a Lynx bus in downtown Orlando about noon Saturday. [snip] Investigators said Grayson was driving a Mercedes, when he ran a red light and hit the bus. Glenn Reynolds notes that disregarding public safety to the point of injuring others while driving an expensive automobile to | Read More »
Obama throws… all non-Obama Democrats… under the fundraising bus.
I had not realized that things were this bad for the Obama administration: Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, have privately sought as much as $30 million combined from Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee — a replay of the financial help they received from Obama in 2008 and 2010. But that’s not going | Read More »
Administration on wrong side of CNN freedom of conscience poll.
Here is something that needs to be pointed out (as Hot Air did): this poll on the public reaction to the Obama’s administration’s attack on freedom of conscience is skewed toward the liberal position in at least two ways. First, it polls adults, which traditionally skews things a couple points towards the Democrats; second, it took place after the administration/mainstream media blitz touting Obama’s compromise. | Read More »
The self-correcting conservative Democratic liar problem.
In today’s Morning Jolt Jim Geraghty observed, while implicitly dismissing former (involuntarily) Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper’s (D, PA) sudden getting religion over Obamacare for the cynical political move that it probably is, that the myth of the conservative Democratic Congressman was, well, a myth – and that he’s been saying that since 2010. Well, I’ve been saying that, too – so I decided to look at | Read More »
A question for ANY GOP Presidential campaign out there…
…why are none of them talking about Operation Fast & Furious? And when I say ‘talk’ I mean ‘bringing it up at every opportunity, complete with raised voices and angry tones.’ Seriously. This is an easy issue to be on the right side of: everyone agrees – now – that it’s bad to create a sting operation where you facilitate the running of guns to | Read More »
Pew: Democrats getting hammered by religious voters.
The topline number in this Pew survey shows that the current breakdown among registered voters is 43/48 GOP/Dem, which is a seven point shift from their 39/51 results in 2008. Now that alone should worry the Democrats, seeing as Pew found that the breakdown in 2010 was 43/47, which was the year where Democrats got shellacked across the country; but the news is if anything | Read More »