McCain may be thinking of selecting Antonia Novello as VP
Judging by Mark Halperin’s story that McCain advisers are pushing for the selection of someone entirely off the “Media’s Lists,” the only person that fits the requirements listed is former Surgeon General under President George HW Bush Vice Admiral Antonia Novello of New York. Here are the qualities some McCain advisers believe he should seek and find in his running mate:1. Business background2. Military service3. | Read More »
The Evangelical case against Mitt Romney
The Washington Times is reporting that various Evangelical leaders are imploring John McCain not to select former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney as his running mate on the 2008 Republican Presidential ticket. There are three main reasons for this, neither of which I am particularly fond of.
Solving McCain’s Iraq Problem
Let’s cut to the chase: last week should have been a good week on Iraq for John McCain and it wasn’t. In an ideal world, of course, every week should be a good week on Iraq for McCain. It is his signature issue and he should be scoring points on it given the dramatic success that is manifesting itself in that country. But last week | Read More »
McCain’s read my lips moment.
So much for the straight talk express! McCain who is suppose to speak truthfully, has now been caught in a big lie! Republican presidential candidate John McCain drew a sharp rebuke Monday from conservatives after he signaled an openness to a higher payroll tax for Social Security, contrary to previous vows not to raise taxes of any kind.Speaking with reporters on his campaign bus on | Read More »
Proft, Kelley Square-Off on Presidential Politics on Fox Chicago Sunday
On Sunday, I squared off with the inimitable Cliff Kelley, afternoon radio talk show host for WVON, on Fox Chicago Sunday, for a brief discussion about Sen. Barack Obama’s European vacation, the media coverage of it, and the McCain campaign’s reaction to it. Take a look. –DP
David Petraeus Is A Very Smart Man
An example of his intelligence can be found here: The top U.S. military commander in Iraq isn’t buying the increasingly popular idea of a publicly stated timetable for American troop withdrawal. Gen. David Petraeus, the Iraq commander, said in an interview with McClatchy that the situation in Iraq is too volatile to “project out, and to then try to plant a flag on, a particular | Read More »
Truth Be Told: Obama States That He Is the Beneficiary of Unusually Positive Press Coverage
Truth Be Told: Obama States That He Is the Beneficiary ofUnusually Positive Press Coverage, whereby, the media become lobbyists for Obama, without being registered as lobbyists. Recently, I have seen numerous guests on various TV news and commentary programs debating whether Obama is and has beenfavored by the media. Along these lines, the McCain Campaign hasrun a TV commercial having clips which show well known | Read More »
New York Times: “Where’s The Bounce [Dammit]?”
Wiping the nervous sweat from his brow, Adam Nagourney at the New York Times tries to figure out who misplaced the emperor’s clothes. It is a question that has hovered over Senator Barack Obama even as he has passed milestone after milestone in his race for the White House: Why is he not doing better? [snip]And it is back again as he returns from an | Read More »
McCain Leads in National Poll, 49-45
With all the usual caveats on this being only one poll, USA Today/Gallup just published the first poll with McCain in the lead since May 1st. Back then, McCain only lead by one. USA Today/Gallup:McCain 49 (45)Obama 45 (50) That’s an unlikely 9 point shift from “late June.” The most interesting factor seems to be the likely voter screen. McCain leads among Likely Voters 49-45, | Read More »
McCain’s Opportunity to Provide a “Change We Can Believe In”
During his address at the 99th annual NAACP Convention earlier this month, U.S. Sen. John McCain had an opportunity to make education reform a key issue in this year’s presidential campaign. But, to paraphrase the immortal Don Adams (aka Maxwell Smart), McCain “missed it by that much.”
Breaking USA Today/Gallup poll: McCain jumps to a 4-point lead(McCain 49%, Obama 45%)
Will this poll send orange dailykos/pelosi/dean/chris matthews/MSM propagandists into panic mode? Yes, It’s McCain, NOT Obama in the lead, first time in two months. Gains for McCain in latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll Republican presidential candidate John McCain moved from being behind by 6 points among “likely” voters a month ago to a 4-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama among that group in the latest USA | Read More »
From Senator McCain’s Economic Brain Trust
We were invited to attend a call with some very illustrious people this morning who are advising John McCain on economic policy: Martin Feldstein, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, and John Taylor. As a tech businessman it’s always a privilege for me to hear from these two ladies, and as a dilettante economist, it’s even more exciting to hear from Doctors Feldstein and Taylor. The points | Read More »
How Do You Ask A Frenchman To Be The Last Man To Die For Tax Cuts In Pennsylvania?
Barack Obama is trying to sell his request for more European troops in Afghanistan as a budget-savings move: Barack Obama said Friday that persuading NATO allies to contribute more troops to Afghanistan could lead to U.S. troops cuts and help improve the U.S. economy, with reduced military expenditure being diverted into tax cuts to help middle class families. +++ Asked what message his traveling abroad | Read More »
A Novel Idea for McCain…from the New York Times?
Even a columnist writer from the NYTimes can write a decent article now and then. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/28/opinion/28kristol.html?scp=1&sq=Be%20Afraid%20&st=cse
Chuck Hagel Defends Obama
I’ve made no secret of my begrudging though total support for John McCain. But the petty little man who lurks within all of us couldn’t help but chuckling (badum-CHING) as fellow maverick, lameduck Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel stuffed the shiv in after Senator McCain had the audacity to hope that his former backers in the media would let him take a long overdue and well | Read More »