How McCain Lost – or How Any Republican Loses

    Obama won, yes, but only because McCain lost this election. I won’t address the tactics the Obama campaign utilized to win, as they have been documented elsewhere. I am focusing on McCain.Firstly, it must be said up-front that Palin was a net gain to McCain. I have heard rumblings from Republican elitists and operatives that Palin ruined McCain’s chances. No, McCain did that. Palin roused | Read More »

    I Am Losing Faith in the General Intelligence & Fairness of Republicans

    I have been a huge fan and public defender of Sarah Palin here in New York City since the week she was picked.I was thrilled that she did well at the VP debate.But the specific rumors about Palin’s lack of knowledge or “knowledgeability” as Carl Cameron stated it to Bill O’Reilly (video here) must be considered and if not true must be specifically repudiated by | Read More »

    What McCain Is Being Asked To Do Now

    Working bipartisan is something that was demanded of people this election.People claimed McCain, being a clone of Bush, couldn’t do it.


    Third Parties in Swing States Make a Difference, So Don’t Do It!

    I understand why some folks voted Libertarian. I was confronted this year with a US House race (FL-15) where a qualified independent candidate was running. I feared that the Democrat Dr. Blythe, a Planned Parenthood supporter, could win without my vote for the GOP Posey (who won). Consider these cases from this 2008 election yesterday:If 90% of those 29,000 who voted for Barr (L) in | Read More »

    Why McCain Lost

    p class=”MsoNormal” style=”0in 0in 0pt;”>John McCain ran an honorable campaign, but still came up short. Any Republican would have trouble in this environment, with the state of the economy, the President’s approval rating, the inter-party battle for the nomination, and the lack of major domestic achievements in President Bush’s second term all were millstones around McCain’s neck. Were this 2000 or 2004, Senator McCain arguably | Read More »


    The End of the Bell Curve Theory of Politics

    Back when I was a student of political science, we spent a lot of time discussing the bell curve theory of American politics. The idea was simple. Americans are supposedly arrayed along an ideological spectrum. The vast majority of voters are in the center, while small numbers lurk out at the edges. So, the theory goes, the winning party will be the one that finds | Read More »

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    Today’s Headlines — Nov. 5, 2008 offers key post to Emanuel post-speech meeting: Big Donors roils GOP leaders in D.C. join celebration Curtain rising on Campaign ’12Maria Stainer Assistant Managing Editor Continuous News Desk The Washington Times

    Thank you, John S. McCain.

    Though I would have preferred a more conservative candidate, I have nothing but admiration now for John S. McCain. I have been following politics since 1960, and rarely if ever have I seen a man put more energy into his campaign – even campaigning until the polls closed on election day. I have quibbles with the campaign of course, but in summary I think we | Read More »

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    The Universe Shares Our Pain

    We are not alone in our sadness.

    Reflections on the Election

    The election is over, and the American people have spoken; the results are clear. As expected, Obama is the President-Elect by a fairly significant margin. Now that we have completed this election cycle, it is time to reflect. As many of you have done, I have come to several conclusions about the election and its result. We need to consider where we go from here, | Read More »

    We have one president at a time

    Originally published by Mike “gamecock” DeVine as Charlotte Law and Civil Rights Examiner for Examiner.comThe American people have chosen a new Chief Magistrate.Congratulations to President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama.All Americans of faith should pray for him and his family despite any political differences. He defeated a true American hero and worthy opponent in John McCain. My candidate lost, but We the People have spoken and it | Read More »

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    With change comes opportunity

    The electorate voted for change yesterday. Now we will see what kind of change they will get. We will also see that with change comes opportunity.First, a mea culpa…

    MI Morning Update 11-5-2008

    726 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAYNovember 5, 2008MORNING UPDATE:MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS made a valiant effort to fend off a national ‘anti-Republican’ tsunami. I can’t say strongly enough how proud I am of the individual efforts by so many of our Republican grass-root supporters. As I traveled the state this last week on our ‘Fight to the Finish Tour,’ there was story after story of creative door-to-door blitzes, | Read More »

    What Indiana???

    Another election over and another tough year for Republicans. Indiana one of the most reliable Republican states in the past has just given its 11 electoral votes to Obama, but why and how?I have been coming to this site now for years and after every election I see the exact same entries, but no one seems to understand. Indiana itself is not a Republican state | Read More »

    The Great “Republican Moderate” Experiment Is Over

    Democrats, read it and rejoice. Americans, who love our Constitution and freedoms–disaster.George Bush was criticized for instituting a police state by wire tapping in foreign nations and for a prison in Cuba. Obama now proclaims that he will create a brown-shirt style police force right here on American soil–but no one cares. Shall we expect the Black Panthers to even change their uniforms? The video | Read More »