Obama must fight the “petty misrepresentations” alone

    If Obama wants the world country to know that he is not a policy ditz, he will have to show us something of substance. The best way for him to do this, would be for him to agree to a few town hall debates. Remember this truism: “Blogs Cannot act in a vacuum, but Obama can.” I don’t regularly read John Aravosis, but I do | Read More »

    McCain needn’t do this

    I was checking factcheck.org this morning, and it looks to me like the McCain campaign is stretching the facts way too much. It needn’t be this way. We can take Obama to task without distorting anything. For example: He was flat wrong on the surge strategy in Iraq, a top two issue. His plan for turning things around in Afghanistan is practically non-existent. He is | Read More »

    Happy Birthday, Barack Obama

    Just in time for Barack Obama’s birthday, our friends at Regnery Publishing (also owned by Eagle Publishing, Inc.) have released David Freddoso’s new book, The Case Against Barack Obama. While there are other books out there on Obama, I have to say, and not just because Regnery and RedState have a relationship, David has the best, in that his book is built around Obama’s record, | Read More »

    Introducing Obama’s Con

    I hope Redstate readers will once again indulge my self-promotion, but I wanted to make them aware of a new blog: I know you are probably thinking that the last thing the world needs is another political blog. But it is my hope that the focus of this particular blog will be helpful (not to mention interesting). Here is how I laid it out in | Read More »

    Eric Cantor on McCain Campaign Energy Call: Obama “seeking culprits rather than solutions”

    I just finished a conference call on Obama’s energy policy (more of which is apparently being rolled out today) with Virginia Congressman and House Chief Deputy Minority Whip Eric Cantor, and McCain campaign spokesman Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Here’s your summary of the call. The chief theme pushed by Cantor and Holtz-Eakin is that Obama is at best weakly committed, and at worst outright opposed, to more | Read More »

    Conference Call Summary: Eric Cantor and Douglas Holtz-Eakin

    I just finished a conference call on Obama’s energy policy (more of which is apparently being rolled out today) with Virginia Congressman and House Chief Deputy Minority Whip Eric Cantor, and McCain campaign spokesman Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Here’s your summary of the call. The chief theme pushed by Cantor and Holtz-Eakin is that Obama is at best weakly committed, and at worst outright opposed, to more | Read More »

    Majority See Obama’s Dollar Bills Comments As Racist

    Rasmussen Reports found a majority of voters (53%), see Obama’s comments that he does not look like all the other presidents on dollar bills as racist. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of voters have seen news coverage of Senator McCain’s “Celeb” ad, which compares the Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and suggests the Democrats’ presumptuous nominee is little more than a widely recognized media concoction. | Read More »

    The John Edwards Test

    The Obama campaign and its supporters have been quick to throw around charges of racism when their candidate has been criticized. I propose the following easily-applied thought experiment before evaluating such charges: would Republicans say the same thing about John Edwards? Edwards is not, of course, precisely identical to Obama, but if you were conducting a test for racial bias and needed a white “tester” | Read More »

    Wow, James Rainey, we hadn’t even really noticed the Lincoln Bedroom thing!

    Thanks for pointing that one out! (Via RCP) By the way, if you think that your contempt for the average American voter wasn’t blazing throughout that article… well, write another twenty just like it. If you write thirty, well, maybe Obama will let you sit in his special Presidential Chair. You can even get your friends to pretend to be the Joint Chiefs of Staff | Read More »

    Another Flip from the Flop

    I awoke Sunday morning to the news that the Democrat party’s flop has flipped yet again, and I knew it was going to be a good week. The look on his face as he stuttered his way through yet another tail-tucked admission of defeat to conservatism was utterly priceless. And so, it is with great satisfaction, that we add offshore drilling to the ever growing | Read More »

    Asking For Change, And Only Getting Hope

    To state the obvious, we’ve arrived at a moment where the American people are so dissatisfied with our public policy, that they think they want nothing more than for things to be different. But it’s important to ask just how much change we’re really willing to entertain. Senator Obama has shrewdly played on this theme from the very beginning of his campaign. The essence of | Read More »

    MI Morning Update

    92 Days until Election Day August 4, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: OBAMA IN MICHIGAN TODAY…spinning his "jobs" and "energy" plans.  How does 70 mpg CAFE standards, higher taxes, and more government programs create a SINGLE job in Michigan?  Independent and Reagan Democrats need to think twice before even considering voting for Obama…Granholm’s failed policies at the national level? I REPEAT MYSELF…If you like what Jennifer Granholm | Read More »

    Don’t Look Now . . .

    But John McCain appears to be having a lot of fun with the campaign, all of the sudden. McCain, of course, has traditionally been comfortable in the role of the underdog and now that he has been cast in that role anew, he is making the most of it. The comment about the lightsabers was a funny touch and was designed to get under the | Read More »

    Still Tied

    It must frustrate Barack Obama that for all the talk of his impending Presidential coronation, he is not yet ready to put John McCain away. How unkind of McCain to refuse to acknowledge the fact that the rise of the oceans has slowed and that we should elect as President the man who claims to have outdone King Canute.

    And Speaking Of Flip-Flops

    Gee, I thought that the old, enfeebled, elderly and Methuselah-resembling John McCain wouldn’t stand a sand castle’s chance in an earthquake again the young, vigorous, rhetorically masterful Barack Obama. So I am puzzled at this: Barack Obama’s campaign released a letter this afternoon from campaign manager David Plouffe to the Commission on Presidential Debates only agreeing to the traditional three sanctioned fall debates and single | Read More »