Interview with Jennifer Rubin
As part of my effort to provide interesting and unique content at Obama’s ConI thought it would be worthwhile to interview writers, bloggers, journalists, and others who are covering the 2008 race. I figured it was an useful way to get the informed opinions of the people who cover the race every day.To kick this off today I spoke with Jennifer Rubin. Click on the | Read More »
WaPo’s Matt Mosk doesn’t fact check Obama oppo dump
Matthew Mosk writes a front page story in the Washington Post based on demonstrably false facts. This is a firing offense. Amanda Carpenter over at Townhall has the story.Mosk wrote:The bundle of $2,300 and $4,600 checks that poured into Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign on March 12 came from an unlikely group of California donors: a mechanic from D&D Auto Repair in Whittier, the manager | Read More »
Obama’s doing negative ads and not telling the press?
A bit… furtive, don’t you think? Not the first time, either.By the way, Barry: bonus points for attacking McCain as being a supporter of an energy policy that you voted for and he didn’t. Tell me, if we let you sit in the Oval Office for five minutes, spin the chair around, and maybe make a policy call to the State Department… would that do | Read More »
E. J. Dionne On Racial Voting
A week or so ago Erick wrote a story entitled: Is it Okay to Vote Against a Candidate Because of His Race?and concluded that no, it is not okay to vote against a candidate based on his or her race.Yesterday Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne answered the converse to that question, Is it okay to vote for a candidate based on his race, this way: | Read More »
The State of the Race in National Polling
Based on data conveniently aggregated for me by resident poll addict Adam C, I would now like to try to make sense of the recent national polling of the Presidential election, excluding tracking polls which are more useful for measuring movement than status.The polls included in my survey are as follows:NOTA: None of the Above. LV: Likely Voters. RV: Registered Voters.PollDateMcCainObamaNOTASampleZogby8/4424117LVAP-Ipsos8/4424810RVCNN7/2944515RVGallup7/2749456LVPew7/27424711RVMy conclusion: It’s a close | Read More »
Obama Irony Alert
Check out this New Republic post on Even Bayh as a potential VP for Obama and note the incredible lack of irony: But ideology isn’t the only reason some of us are wary of Bayh. Another is his history of accomplishment–or relative lack thereof. I’ve been reading clips and calling around Captiol Hill lately, looking into Bayh’s record. And I’d be hard-pressed to name an | Read More »
Did anyone else notice this?
Amid all the hullaballoo about tire pressure, I wonder if anyone else noticed the following in Obama’s recent energy speech:”Breaking our oil addiction is one of the greatest challenges our generation will ever face. It will take nothing less than a complete transformation of our economy,” he said. “This transformation will be costly, and given the fiscal disaster we will inherit from the last administration, | Read More »
L.A.Times’ Ridiculous Links: ‘2 Obama Backers Hospitalized’
The L.A.Times’ Andrew Malcolm is so over come by Obamamania that he sees connections to his messiah everywhere, even in hospitals separated by hundreds of miles, from patients admitted days apart, with maladies and injuries that are completely dissimilar. And not just with ordinary everyday patients in those hospitals, but with two star studded actors who ended up in hospitals, one in Chicago and one | Read More »
As we predicted, Obama can’t take the heat, becomes defensive, and lashes out at a reporter for daring to ask tough questions.
A Las Vegas political reporter, Jon Ralston, interviewed Barack Obama and called him on all his policy reversals.Among the questions Ralston asks was this:I guess what the American people want to know though Senator, is what is the real difference between you and John McCain. You are running this ad tying him to the industry saying that he has taken all of these contributions, but | Read More »
Jake Tapper, Politifacts, and Barack Obama’s Claim About Inflating Tires
Jake Tapper has up a post quoting Politifact.com’s claim that Barack Obama is right on the inflating your tires thing.Tapper also quotes statements by the government in 1990. They say: overinflate your tires (that saves 50,000 barrels of oil a day). They also say: overinflate your tires, drive more slowly, and join car pools (those measures in total will save 7 million gallons of gasoline | Read More »
I’d say this is the pot calling the kettle black, but Obama’s supporters would call me racist.
John McCain is out promoting nuclear energy and Obama’s response is to accuse McCain of being divisive.Oh wait, maybe it’s not just the nuclear issue. Maybe it’s because McCain is daring to fight back.”When John McCain’s campaign goes out there and starts saying things like I’d rather lose the war to win an election or when he says that somehow I didn’t want to visit | Read More »
Democrats Nervous that John McCain Might Give Them a Fight
The Democrats are like Israelites. The Israelites wandered through the desert seeing great miracles of God. Nonetheless, when the Israelites made it to the promised land, they were fearful of the Canaanites and wanted to flee. God punished them.The Democrats have wandered in the Presidential political wilderness for a long time. Yet Obama has shown them great wonders. He beat the Clintons. He brought in | Read More »
Mazen Asbahi Resigns As Barack Obama’s “Coordinator for Muslim American Affairs.”
Well this won’t be too helpful for Barack “I have a funny middle name” Obama.The Muslim-outreach coordinator to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama has resigned amid questions about his involvement in an Islamic investment fund and various Islamic groups.Chicago lawyer Mazen Asbahi, who was appointed volunteer national coordinator for Muslim American affairs by the Obama campaign on July 26, stepped down Monday after an | Read More »