I BACK MAC!!! How We Can Win, 1952-Style
The last time that the general election’s final candidates did not feature either the incumbent President or Vice President was 1952, when Dwight Eisenhower (R-KS) took on Adlai Stevenson, Jr. (D-IL). The contest had many similarities to 2008: -The Republican was a war hero -The Democrat was a skilled orator -The Democrat was from Illinois -The current (then-Korean, now-Iraq) war’s status/success was hotly debated -The | Read More »
Scarborough on the Surge and the Anbar Awakening
Much has been made in the media about how John McCain shot himself in the head when he told CBS News’ Katie Couric on Tuesday: Colonel McFarlane (phonetic) was contacted by one of the major Sunni sheiks. Because of the surge we were able to go out and protect that sheik and others. And it began the Anbar awakening. I mean, that’s just a matter | Read More »
McCain leads in Colorado, close in Michigan and Minnesota
How Close are Colorado, Minnesota, and Michigan? I’m not going to pay an enormous amount of attention to the polls until after the conventions, because I expect Obama to get a big bump coming out of Denver (10 points? 15? 20?) and I expect McCain to steadily close that gap after the Republican convention. The race will probably be close by October, but each candidate | Read More »
Washington Post: McCain Makes Significant Gains in Four Key Battleground States
McCain Makes Significant Gains in Four Key Battleground States Yes, that’s actually the headline from Washington Post. Color me surprised. First the head-to-head matchup #s. The polls were conducted by Quinnipiac, not a particular accurate firm to start with. **July (June)COMcCain 46(+2)Obama 44(-5) MNMcCain 44(+7)Obama 46(-5) MIMcCain 42Obama 46(-2) WIMcCAin 39Obama 50(-2)** Read the article yourself, it’s mostly garbage… The only interesting tidbits are here. | Read More »
RNC Chairman kicks-off national tour at bustling Michigan HQ
Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to check out the new McCain regional headquarters down in Farmington Hills while they hosted a special guest. Republican National Committee Chairman Robert “Mike” Duncan was in town to officially “open” the center and to spotlight some of the tools and efforts the GOP is going to be using this fall in states like Michigan. While the Michigan McCain | Read More »
Obama’s CHANGE for the Better
The political password of Obama is the need for “change, America is heading in the wrong direction”, the question is, which direction should America take to solve its economic and military problems?
A Veteran’s Opinion
As a veteran of both the war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan, I am constantly asked if we (The United States of America) are doing the “right thing over there.” I am here to assure you that, with out a doubt, we are doing what is right.
How Much Support Did Barack Obama Find In Iraq For His Withdrawal Plan?
Not much, as it turns out: THE INITIAL MEDIA coverage of Barack Obama’s visit to Iraq suggested that the Democratic candidate found agreement with his plan to withdraw all U.S. combat forces on a 16-month timetable. So it seems worthwhile to point out that, by Mr. Obama’s own account, neither U.S. commanders nor Iraq’s principal political leaders actually support his strategy. Gen. David H. Petraeus, | Read More »
Obama’s Losing Bet On Defeat In Iraq
Even after eight years in which every conceivable calumny has been hurled at President Bush, his advisers and his supporters, there are apparently some things you are not supposed to say in American politics, and John McCain has gone and said one of them: This is a clear choice that the American people have. I had the courage and the judgment to say I would | Read More »
It’s Not Going to be Jindal
Despite Rick Moran’s hopes, and those of others here at RS, Gov. Bobby Jindal reiterated that he will not be John McCain’s Veep choice. “Let me be clear: I have said in every private and public conversation, I’ve got the job that I want. And I’ll say again on air: I’m not going to be the vice presidential nominee or vice president. I’m going to | Read More »
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ISSUED ORDERS TO ASSASINATE AMERICAN CITIZEN, LORI ZARLENGA-BLAQUIERE
6-7-08 My name is Lori Zarlenga- Blaquiere. I was born on September 14, 1961 in the state of Rhode Island. I am writing to you for your immediate help. My life is in immediate danger from orders issued by President George W. Bush and Rhode Island Governor Donald Carcieri to assassinate/murder me. The Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies, among others, are engaged in | Read More »
I don’t know that we should blame Robert Novak too much for his story this week about the Veep being named. It could happen, but I doubt it. Here is what actually happened, according to some pretty good inside information. The McCain camp has begun vetting their top picks. To initiate the vetting process, Rick Davis called the potential picks to ask if they would | Read More »
PCMag.com: Attack of the Geeks on John McCain
Someone peed in Lance Ulanoff’s pocket protector and it must have been a Republican, because Ulanoff, one of PCMag.com’s chief geeks, unloaded on the “tech illiterate” John McCain in a July 16th article, insisting that McCain isn’t “tech savvy enough to run this country.” Ulanoff is filled with all sorts of assumptions and with faux indignation that John McCain dares run for president even though | Read More »
The Candidate For Change
When it comes to education, change doesn’t come from the person you might expect would offer it.
“Israel Is A Strong Friend Of Israel’s”
Indeed, it is. But need I mention anew that if John McCain said something like this, the senility jokes would flow as from a gushing stream?