A Christmas Gift to Drive Conservatives Crazy
This is the perfect gift for that 6-year old who reminds you of Karl Rove. Let him put the map together over and over — make Pennsylvania red, or do the same to Florida, Colorado and New Hampshire — and check the outcome. The product description notes that the set provides red and blue pieces for every state. That’s bound to be even more maddening, | Read More »
Let’s end the splitting of Electoral Votes in Nebraska!
The biggest humbling for me this election is the loss of the Omaha based second district to the Democrats. The first time Nebraska has supported a Democrat since the Johnson/Goldwater landslide election of 1964. It is horrendous that the Nebraska Republican Party sat helplessly on its laurels, allowing the Democrats to win in what used to be solidly Republican territory. Frankly, the impetus is now | Read More »
I’m voting for McCain – and I live in illinois
I’m voting for McCain even though I expect Obama will carry Illinois by more than a few votes. I want McCain to win the popular vote as well as the electoral vote. John Pitney, in NRO, discusses the possibility that McCain wins the electoral college, but loses the popular vote, and Obama persuades some electors in states carried by McCain to vote Obama so that | Read More »
PUMA’s and the Electoral College
There are several scenarios given the states that are in play where we could have an electoral college tie or a win by Obama by just a vote or two. Given the nature who the electors are (long-time party donors and loyalists), and the fact that under the Constitution they are free agents (though some states make them sign pledges), do you suppose there are | Read More »
File under “stupid ideas”
How to ensure a demagogue wins Why is it that the popular vote is considered the end-all-be-all of who should govern a nation. So someone runs up two or three large states that lean left 65/35 and can ignore the rest of the nation and deserves to govern why? They already get a huge electoral vote share for winning those states.
Bob Barr wins Texas by default!!
Bob Barr has filed suit in Texas to get Obama and McCain removed from the ballot.Link to DMN article… Aside from the very interesting legal issues, what has me concerned is the impact that this will have to those that vote absentee. Texas has a large military representation. There have been enough issues in the past with military and other absentee voters being disenfranchised, this | Read More »
Electoral College Math – Scenarios to win
This is part 9 of a series posted on my blog. I did not post 1-8 since a lot of the similar stuff is covered here already. Since I posted this on my site, Washington State had a couple of polls showing it closer than expected. I did not see any Oregon polls. I did not move those two states to the tossup section. If | Read More »
NJ GOVERNOR CORZINE MISSING IN ACTION
By Matt Rooney | September 12, 2008blog.savejersey.com It looks like Tom Kean has called Jon Corzine’s bluff. Yesterday, The Gloucester County Times strongly urged Governor Corzine to debate a state Republican leader on the issue of toll hikes at the Governor’s upcoming community forums. Corzine’s new toll scheme, aiming to triple fares on all three major toll roads, would constitute a severe economic blow for | Read More »
Tags: 2008 Election
, Barack Obama
, Big Government
, Election 2008
, Electoral College
, John McCain
, Jon Corzine
, New Jersey
, Sarah Palin
Narrowing The Field
With 54 days until the election and four debates still to go, a lot can happen; the presidential race could still end up getting badly away from either McCain or Obama. But now that we have the benefit of polling done entirely after the two VPs were picked and the two conventions held, it’s possible to get a sense of what the playing field really | Read More »
A brief look at the Electoral Map
With a new poll by Rasmussen out in New Mexico, I wanted to take a brief look at the electoral map as it stands today. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/publiccontent/politics/election20082/2008presidentialelection/newmexico/election2008newmexicopresidentialelection This is a six point improvement for McCain in what has generally been fairly reliable Obama territory. While some of it, like the national polls, is attributable to the “bounce,” it is an[other] encouraging sign for the McCain campaign. | Read More »
Assault on the Electoral College? From Universities?
Northwestern University’s alumni magazine arrived today. Flipping through the NewsOnCampus section, this headline jumped out at me: Rethinking the Electoral College, penned by one of the current students. In the brief piece, the author quotes Professor of Law Robert Bennett, “The Electoral College is badly out of date,” he said. “There are some land mines in the process that could do a lot of damage | Read More »
Should We the People Vote for VP?
Is direct suffrage for the Vice Presidency the last obvious unturned stone of the American enfranchising movement? The original Constitution did not let people vote directly for President, Vice President, or Senators, and most states had high property holding requirements (not to mention racial and gender requirements) in order for someone to be able to vote for the U.S. House or other state offices (if | Read More »
Of Politics And Demographics
Michael Barone notes that demographic trends appear to be favoring Republicans–good news for a party that appears to be suffering through some lean years. If Republicans are able to pull off a victory this year against Barack Obama, then John McCain, should he run for re-election, will find the electoral map to be even more amenable to his cause in 2012. And if Obama wins | Read More »
Liberals States Trying To Circumvent Electoral College
We know how much the left loves the Constitution. It is a constant roadblock to their attempts to control every aspect of our lives. See, the Constitution sets forth restrictions on the power of goverment in order to preserve freedom. Since the liberals are all about government control, it is no wonder they keep butting up against it. Their latest effort to screw with the | Read More »