by Lance ThompsonHere we are, a few days before the election, and Barack Obama finds himself in a very tight race with his most potentially devastating opponent–himself.In the long campaign that is coming to an end, Obama has knocked off Democrat rivals like the once-sure-thing Hillary Clinton and his own running mate, Joe Biden. Then, when the GOP chose its standard-bearer, Obama ran rings around | Read More »
Abe Lincoln on Why We Must Fight For This Election
Over at the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol writes: “If Obama wins, we wish him well. But for now, we can only echo the words of the 30-year-old Abraham Lincoln. On December 26, 1839, responding to the confident prediction of one of his political opponents “that every State in the Union will vote for Mr. Van Buren at the next Presidential election” and that Lincoln’s opposition | Read More »
“McCain will win Pennsylvania”, so say the PUMA ground people
I’ve been spending a lot of time reading the HillBuzz site the last few weeks. If McCain pulls this off, I would recommend that RedState and HillBuzz try to sponsor a joint forum to see what common legislative goals we could agree to for helping the country.In any case, these guys have their hooks into the Democrats for McCain folks, especially the former Hillary staffers. | Read More »
Most concise, comprehensive single anti-Obama paragraph I’ve seen…
My cousin is married and has a son. Her husband is of a different race than she and I are. Before going on maternity leave she worked for a major investment firm. She wrote the following in a mass family email chain about the election…Emotional arguments aside (muslim influences, lack of flag pin, blah blah etc.) I cannot find one single solitary point I agree | Read More »
What will PUMA support look like?
This little math exercise is almost useless as a predictor, since there are so many assumptions. What if Republican support is down? What if moderate Republicans vote Obama? What if Black turn out is through the roof? What if…?So I offer this up as a look at one possible model of voter turnout, given many, many assumptions:I’m trying to back into an estimate of what | Read More »
What good things John McCain has done….
As I write, I think John McCain is going to go down hard. Frankly, we will be in a full-out two year wilderness, and probably longer. So the natural thing to do will be to attack John McCain and begin the infighting and the intra-party bloodbath that will surely ensue. I think John McCain will necessarily have to face some of the ire, but with | Read More »
Where I think McCain thinks the race is
You know the old saying, look where the candidates are spending their time.So without trying to be depressing, the schedule for this week is a little gloomy. After spending time in New Mexico over the weekend, there are 4 states where McCain and Palin will be spending time this week, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. This means that at this point, the campaign isn’t | Read More »
MI Morning Update: 8 days to go
8 Days Until Election Day October 27, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."-Sir Winston Churchill MORNING UPDATE: FINAL FULL WEEK…anyone who thinks it’s over, hasn’t paid attention to | Read More »
Junior Senator Barack Obama and his tax plan
Junior Senator Obama, you claim raising taxes is not socialism. You are right, raising taxes isn’t socialist. We ALL should pay our fair share of taxes. Taxes to build roads, schools, hire policeman, and build the strongest military in the world to protect our freedom and safety. This is called taxes “for the common welfare”. That is in the constitution, twice. If we need to | Read More »
Quote of the Day Weekend Memorial Open Thread.
If you needed any confirmation that this race was bizarre in ways that would make a neo-anti-anti-Dadaist performance artist on acid scratch his partially-shaved, partially-covered-in-dyed-weasels head, here you go: “If I’m not mistaken, when Al Gore and his brilliant running mate, about this time in the campaign in 2000, were about six or seven points behind,” Lieberman stated. “And, of course, we won. Or we | Read More »
The Manchurian Voters
By Rose Pedenko and Tanya SimonThe MSM and the powers that be in the Democratic Party have proven Sir Isaac Newton’s theory wrong: What goes up does not necessarily come straight down.The stratospheric rise (or holy ascension, as the liberal knee-benders prefer to think) of Barack Obama is unprecedented in modern and perhaps even ancient history. It has changed the laws of political physics so | Read More »
Barack Obama and his cousin Raila Odinga
A lot has been said and intimated about Barack Obama and his friend Bill Ayers. Bill Ayers is not Barack Obama’s only bad judgement in friends. A man he supported in Kenya, in a run to be Kenyan President, had his supporters protest when he lost the election. Raila Odinga, an Anglican, allied himself with National Muslim Leaders Forum (the Leaders, NAMLEF) and its associates | Read More »
Paul Rubin sees the Future. Is Obama FDR?
There is very little doubt the election of FDR in 1932 was a reaction to dire economic straights and a nation’s deep search for change. The stock market had crashed, unemployment was rising and the country was headed for a deep recession. What followed in the years of FDR’s administrations and Democratic majorities in Congress was nothing less than stunning. It was a monumental intrusion | Read More »
Thomas Sowell Provides Electoral Perspective
We have been greeted by the perpetual, premature Obama Presidential accolades across the world, yet Thomas Sowell has to remind everyone it is not over yet. In fact, the real race has not yet begun; It may seem hardly worthwhile going to the polls to vote this election year, since ACORN and the media have already decided that Barack Obama is to be the next | Read More »