Henry Kissenger Statement On The Debate

    Kissenger “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.”McCain’s quick response team | Read More »


    McCain Already Has Out An Ad Based On Debate Tonight

    Obama says McCain is right.

    In the Debate: Obama says he never said he’d meet with Ahmadinejad

    Really? Really? He’s going to say that? Really? With all of this:“Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama underscored his willingness to talk to leaders of countries like Iran that are considered U.S. adversaries but said that does not necessarily mean an audience with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.” (Caren Bohan, “Obama Says Won’t Guarantee Ahmadinejad A Meeting,” Reuters, 5/26/08)Question from a reporter: “Senator, you’ve said before that | Read More »

    What’s the deal with Obama and the Iran Revolutionary Guard

    McCain is hitting Obama for opposing designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization.In fact, Obama had sponsored a piece of legislation in the Senate to do just that. But the bill was going absolutely nowhere. Why? Senators Kyl and Lieberman had competing legislation that not only did what Obama wanted, but also declared that it was vital to national security that the Revolutionary Guard | Read More »

    Obama on the Middle Class Tax Cut

    From the McCain campaign: Barack Obama says he supports middle class tax cuts but he voted to tax those making just $42,000 a year.The McCain campaign points out: Barack Obama Voted Twice In Favor Of The Democrats’ FY 2009 Budget Resolution That Would Raise Taxes On Those Making Just $42,000 A Year. (S. Con. Res. 70, CQ Vote #85: Adopted 51-44: R 2-43; D 47-1; | Read More »

    McCain Comes Out Swinging

    The first part of this debate is very interesting.The foreign policy discussion has descended into a play by play of their records on earmarks and the economy.McCain has come out swinging, putting Obama on the defense.There has also been a shift as the debate has gone on. McCain looks comfortable and Obama looks angry. Lehrer just looks annoyed at both of them.On CNN there is | Read More »

    Overflow Debate Live Blog

    I encourage everyone who is able to participate the in the Live Blog on the front page. In case of technical problems, or an overwhelming number of comments, I wanted to make you aware that I will also be live blogging the debates at Obama’s Con.The limits of the system make it hard to always approve comments in a timely manner and the chat can | Read More »

    The Debate

    We now know that the debate between John McCain and Barack Obama is on. My thoughts on what needs to be achieved by each candidate is as follows:Barack Obama: He is the candidate with the reputation for eloquence and verbal fluency and he is going to have to show it–especially against John McCain, who is not nearly as good a communicator as Obama is. Obama | Read More »

    Let’s be clear — McCain needs to WIN tonight (and Palin does on [edited] Thursday

    So let’s start with the facts:1) The polls are drifting toward Obama. I hear the complaints about the make up of the polls, but it doesn’t matter who you look at, they are trending Dem.Rasmussen has Obama at +5 and that should sober you up (or in my case make me consider taking up alcohol).2) The financial crisis coupled with the gas crisis in the | Read More »

    1st debate strategy – 10 suggestions

    With a short 3 days to go until the first debate, the next major shift in the polls is inevitably drawing closer. The debate will focus on foreign policy, something on which McCain has a polling advantage. My strategy suggestions are:Since McCain has a polling advantage over Obama on this issue, this is a perfect opportunity to get folks refocused on foreign policy and the | Read More »


    Matt Rooney | September 20, 2008VISIT BLOG.SAVEJERSEY.COMSenator John McCain needed a perfect week to defend his post-Palin/convention bounce. Instead, fate handed the Republican-hopeful a week straight from hell. With the Iraq War waning and gas prices driving inflation, Americans’ economic fears were already elevated and vulnerable to media-induced exacerbation.Now we’re frustratingly right back to where we were before the Democrat Convention. Senator Obama didn’t recapture | Read More »

    Which Way to Run

    I’ve been thinking about the upcoming McCain-Obama debates. Even though we still have a little ways to go, I keep wondering to myself which way the media will try to spin this.In a normal election, I would think that we would see the media trying to lower the bar for Obama because of his lack of experience in this area, but they are in a | Read More »

    Leaning States

    According to the Rasmussen Daily Tracking McCain has a slight lead over Obama in the Electoral College, 200 to 193 respectivly. This is for solid partisan states only if you add states that are leaning one way or the other Obama has a 12 point lead. The interesting thing is that in states like Minnesota, that has been blue since the 1976 election, the gap | Read More »

    Throw Them a Curveball

    In the past week, so much discussion had been made of Governor Palin’s qualifications to become President. It seems that the MSM and the Democrats keep forgetting that Governor Palin is the VP on the ticket. Now you really to forgive the left. They have this problem with people’s titles. When Obama introduced Joe Biden in Springfield, he called him the “next President of the | Read More »

    The Running Game of Congressman Shuler

    Congressman Heath Shuler is running for office, while running from debates at the same time…that is quite an act!Richard Bernier of Space Mountain Productions was the latest person to ask…then chase Shuler…only to see the Congressman get into a black SUV and drive away.See it for yourself:Call and ask why won’t he debate? Why is he afraid to face Carl Mumpower and Keith Smith?After all, | Read More »