How McCain should deal with the Bailout trap set by the congress Dems
It is clear that the Republicans are being set up in a dilemmna by the Dems in the Congress regarding this bill. All the presidential candidates are keeping a cautious distance. For Obama this is the best action as drilling into the bailout and the dirty history will put him and Dems on a destructive path. McCain on the other hand worries about the blame | Read More »
Re: What will Tina Fey do now?
Agree, Mark.And your question begs another, “What will Kathleen Parker do now?” According to talk show host Mike Gallagher, she isn’t budging: “On my radio show today, Parker defended her column. Feisty and a bit combative, she reiterated her belief that Gov. Palin is a lightweight who wasn’t “properly vetted” and ought to fade away into the sunset, clearing the way, as she put it, | Read More »
MI Morning Update 10-3-08
32 Days until Election Day October 3, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY"I’ve always been proud of my country."-Governor Sarah Palin, during her closing remarks of last night’s debate.MORNING UPDATE:PALIN…wow…she knocked it out of the park. I’m not sure how she could have done much better…she was strong, direct, knowledgeable and personal.As Rick Davis said: "Tonight, Governor Palin proved beyond any doubt that she is ready to lead | Read More »
Flashback to 2000: “Bush Is Toast”
Ace of Spades today linked to this piece by William Saletan in Slate.From September 14, 2000 it pronounced GWB “toast” because of his poor standing in the polls. Saletan’s concluding paragraph: A candidate who puts pride before prudence, refuses to learn from his mistakes, and is capable of living for days in an alternate political universe can only survive while he’s ahead. Once he falls | Read More »
Earth to McCain: Try The ULTIMATE “Hail Mary”!
Dear Senator McCain,Hi there. I’m a supporter and donor to your campaign.I want to win on November 4th. I presume you do as well. Let’s quickly recap where we’re at here on the night of October 2nd.As you probably know by now, you’re losing this race. You lost the 1st Presidential debate and as I’m currently typing, you’re well on your way to losing the | Read More »
Breaking: RNC raised $66 million last month.
RNC shatters monthly fundraising record The RNC raised nearly $66 million in September, breaking its all-time record. Committee spokesman Alex Conant credited the haul to the strength of John McCain and Sarah Palin.I don’t have the RNC’s cash-on-hand – yet – but I can tell you that my notes tell me that the RNC had 76.5 million COH at the beginning of September and McCain/Palin | Read More »
How Can We Really Stop Another Great Depression?
The Dow has closed about 350 points as I write this, and if the 777 point drop on Monday is “blamed” on the House rejecting the Pelosi Bailout Bill, then we have to blame this drop on the Senate passing their version of a Bailout last night. Fair is fair. When you factor in the Dow gain on Tuesday, the two net drops are close | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, credit markets
, Financial Crisis
, great depression
, House of Representatives
, John McCain
, Wall Street
Boycott the Media
The Media’s behavior in this presidential election goes beyond bias into election rigging. If a cipher with no real accomplishments beats a war hero with 30 years of civilian experience because the talking heads want this, I’ll be disconnecting my cable TV and cancelling my subscription to the Denver Post. I’ll miss the FoxNews channel but the web will more than make up for that. | Read More »
Er … Senator McCain? This is no time to be “Bipartisan” …
Jim Geraghty highlights one of the reasons why John McCain is fading in the Eleventh Hour. Somehow, he’s managed to convince himself (I’m guessing must be all those Maverick references in his speeches) that the best way forward is to start sounding “Bipartisan” notes.You Know, Senator McCain, One Month Before Election Day Might Be a Time To Be Partisan… it is worth noting that some | Read More »
Who’s Stealing Ohio?
Patrick Ruffini posts the audio of Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner’s Press Secretary defending the decision not to allow poll watchers to observe Ohio’s scandal-ridden early voting:
McCain pulls out of Michigan….
The Bad NewsMaybe their internal polling data confirms what we know….that they are not getting the message across to the American people about just how much of a Marxist and Fascist Obama is.
Why Its Not Over & Why Conservatives Should Not Despair
The polling picture just now is rather grim for Republicans. They almost unanimously show Obama with a 4 to 9 point lead. This is not good. It also is not the end of the world.Everyone wants to be up in the polls. No matter how much we disparage them when we are behind, we all know we would rather be up, much as a football | Read More »
Sarah Palin And The Integrity Gap
I have previously discussed at length the extent to which the public mood has focused on the issue of integrity in this presidential election. If anything, the recent credit crisis has heightened that concern – frankly, the public doesn’t understand the crisis and isn’t convinced the candidates do, either, but wants reassurance that the next President will be above outside influence in dealing with its | Read More »
The McSenator Killing His Campaign
Patrick Ruffini made the point that McCain has lost steam because stylistically he’s behaved like a Senator rather than a President.I’d argue that McCain is hurting himself right now because his approach to the bail out issue is much more like a Senator in the minority party responding to a big issue rather than a President.The President, when the country is in crisis, is more | Read More »
Those Who Voted No
The few–the very few–who voted against the Bailout tonight. 15 Republicans, 9 Democrats and 1 Independent.Allard (R)Barasso (R)Brownback (R)Bunning (R)Cochran (R)Crapo (R)DeMint (R)Dole (R)Enzi (R)Inhofe (R)Roberts (R)Sessions (R)Shelby (R)Vitter (R)Wicker (R)Sanders (I)Cantwell (D)Dorgan (D)Feingold (D) Johnson (D)Landrieu (D)Nelson (FL) (D)Stabenow (D)Tester (D)Wyden (D)As gamecock has written elsewhere, let’s defeat it in the House….