Rasmussen: More certain about McCain than Obama

posted at 11:05 am on September 8, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Rasmussen has its daily tracking poll out, and to no great surprise, it shows John McCain jumping up another two points to take a slight lead over Barack Obama.  However, another internal should cause more concern for Team Obama and the Democrats.  After months of analysis about an “enthusiasm gap”, Rasmussen shows a confidence gap among voters — in McCain’s favor:

In the first national polling results based entirely on interviews conducted after the Republican National Convention, McCain attracts 47% of the vote while Obama earns 46%. When “leaners” are included, it’s McCain 48% and Obama 47%. …

Forty-one percent (41%) of voters say that they are certain they will cast their ballot for McCain and will not change their mind before November. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say the same about Obama. Overall, McCain is now viewed favorably by 60% of the nation’s voters while Obama earns positive reviews from 55%.

It doesn’t make much difference how enthused that 38% is.  If Obama, after all of his great speeches and fawning coverage, cannot lock in more than 38% of the electorate with nine weeks to go, he’s got big problems.  After spending $300 million, Team Obama certainly had to expect that they would have at least locked up the Democratic vote.

The favorability gap is another problem for Obama.  Their strategy has been to tie McCain to George Bush and leverage the latter’s 30% popularity to erode confidence in McCain.  Clearly, they haven’t succeeded.  McCain addressed that in his acceptance speech, challenging Republicans to reform themselves and reminding the nation of his long track record of fighting both Republicans and Democrats on spending and waste.

His ratings have gone back up, while Obama’s have started to decline, just a week after the Democratic convention.  Team McCain has decided to take a page from the Obama playbook and begin tying Obama to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid — and that may be more effective.  Congress led by Democrats have a 9% approval rating, and Obama has almost no record at all of even voting against his party’s leadership.  Indeed, he has voted 97% of the time in support of Reid.

Confidence and authenticity.  McCain legitimately exudes both.  The more American voters see of Obama, they less they appear to see either in him.


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I’d love to see an ad stating that Obama voted with Reid 97%. However, I fear that more than 50% of Americans don’t even know who Harry Reid is.

ctmom on September 8, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Obama’s house of cards is crumbling.

Something tells me he might have a fight on his hands for his ’10 re-election (that is, if the Repubs stay on the offensive).

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 8, 2008 at 11:09 AM

the hits just keep coming……

SDarchitect on September 8, 2008 at 11:10 AM

ctmom on September 8, 2008 at 11:09 AM

No. What’s needed is a voting comparison between His Holiness and Her Stretchiness (aka Pelosi).

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 8, 2008 at 11:10 AM

There are alot of positions I fervently disagree with McCain on, but damn has he gotten my hopes up!

p0s3r on September 8, 2008 at 11:10 AM

In the debates, when the subject of Pork comes up. McCain and Palin both need to point out that Obama got Biden’s son a $1 Million dollar Earmark and note McCain takes no pork, etc.

i.e. Real Reform, that Obama/Biden are frauds. how can they respond?

jp on September 8, 2008 at 11:11 AM

So….I’ll guess that BHO will be down 8 points before the first debate and 15-20 points after the first debate. Wagers?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 8, 2008 at 11:11 AM

This is why Barry’s gymnastics on Palin are vital…he is flustered and saying really stupid and internally self-contradictory policy on the trail.

Most donks but the true believers will be dispirited unless he tightens his shot group and adjusts for windage.

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 11:12 AM

But scrappy Joe “workin’ class” Biden is from Scranton!

forest on September 8, 2008 at 11:14 AM

Their strategy has been to tie McCain to George Bush and leverage the latter’s 30% popularity to erode confidence in McCain. Clearly, they haven’t succeeded.

When my lefty friends insist on calling “McCain” things like “McSame” or tell me “we can’t afford four more years of Bush’s policies” I remind them that Bush not only beat their 2004 candidate, he did it handily, and that for a large segment of the voting public “Bush” isn’t necessarily the epithet they take it for on the left.

Also, message discipline and things like “controlling the narrative” only go so far when you’ve nominated an empty suit.

Citizen Duck on September 8, 2008 at 11:15 AM

He needs to start spending more on ads..

spend more money…
he needs money too..

that executive decision to go without public financing is coming back to hurt him…

DaveC on September 8, 2008 at 11:15 AM

Team McCain has decided to take a page from the Obama playbook and begin tying Obama to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Characters living in a make believe world ……

Bullwinkle,
Natasha,
and Boris.

fogw on September 8, 2008 at 11:20 AM

Tie Baracky to Pelosi and Reid, that is a great idea. Bush will be gone in a few months, but P and R aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

“Do you want four years of these three democrats running the nation”?

Bishop on September 8, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Obama has pretty words; McCain/Palin have track records.

All pols say what they think you want to hear, but McCain and Palin have actual records of being reformers. That’s what convinces me, an ex-Dem, and a couple other Dems I know, too.

PattyJ on September 8, 2008 at 11:21 AM

I must admit to being a relunctant McCain supporter. But when he started the ‘get up’ portion of his acceptance speech, i half expected to hear my neighbors yelling out their windows ‘i’m mad as hell, and i’m not going to take it anymore!”. it was his howard beal moment.

DrW on September 8, 2008 at 11:22 AM

I’d love to see an ad stating that Obama voted with Reid 97%. However, I fear that more than 50% of Americans don’t even know who Harry Reid is.

ctmom on September 8, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Yeah, but I’d bet that at least 50% of the country knows who pelosi is. We could put Obama agreeing with her

ConservativePartyNow on September 8, 2008 at 11:22 AM

So….I’ll guess that BHO will be down 8 points before the first debate and 15-20 points after the first debate. Wagers?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 8, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Yeah, the debates are gonna destroy the champion of “Umm”.

Conservative Gunman on September 8, 2008 at 11:24 AM

Lots of young Obamatons, dragging their signs behind them, going home to sulk.

Mr_Magoo on September 8, 2008 at 11:24 AM

I’d love to see an ad stating that Obama voted with Reid 97%. However, I fear that more than 50% of Americans don’t even know who Harry Reid is.

True, but to get around that, the McCain Team just needs to link Senator Obama to the Senate leadership–those of the 9% approval rating whom he voted 97% of the time.

O’Bummer = Senate, a much more true-to-life comparison than McCain = Bush.

labwriter on September 8, 2008 at 11:24 AM

McCain/Palin, they have no real ties to Bush/Cheney, they have multiple examples of bucking the establishment.
Obama/Biden, tied to Pelosi and Reid, they have no examples of bucking that relationship.
Change?
Here is a little ditty to sing to Obama/Biden:
“Anything you can do I can do better; I can do anything better than you.” (Annie Palin get your gun)
Let’s try some selected verses:
Anything you can do,
I can do better.
I can do anything
Better than you.
*
Anything you can be
I can be greater.
Sooner or later,
I’m greater than you.
*
I can shoot a partridge
With a single cartridge.
I can get a sparrow
With a bow and arrow.
I can live on bread and cheese.
And only on that?
*
Anything you can buy
I can buy cheaper.
I can buy anything
Cheaper than you.

right2bright on September 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM

No one vetted Obama properly. The Dems deserve to lose for this reason alone, and they know it.

Their track record since gaining the House in the 2006 elections illustrates that they cannot lead. To date they remain locked in the mode of being an “opposition” party as all they do is whine and throw tantrums. They never, ever lead.

They have also demonstrated that they are so prone to capitulating under pressure from the likes of their nutroots fringe, that they can’t be trusted to govern from the center.

Obama is really cracking under pressure, especially from a feisty woman. This tells me something very important. I also suspect that he knows their will be some solid opposition research coming out soon regarding the Annenberg Challenge which will reveal what many of us already know about this candidate.

/calling Stanley Kurtz……

Cody1991 on September 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM

It doesn’t make much difference how enthused that 38% is.

That depends on how many times each of them votes!

There have been an awful lot of Obama voter registrations, and reletively few actual Obama voters. Since vote fraud is pretty much the major business of “community organizers” these days, this makes me worry.

gridlock2 on September 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Obama / Biden
Implosion ’08!

Swinehound on September 8, 2008 at 11:26 AM

The amazing, disappearing candidate.

MarkTheGreat on September 8, 2008 at 11:26 AM

McCain has been running an ad in PA for two weeks now that ties him directly to Harry Reid and “congressional leaders who want to spend more and tax more.” Interestingly, this ad also shows images of Chris Dodd, Byron Dorgan, and Chuck Schumer. Anybody wanna guess why those three, and not Nancy Pelosi or Ted Kennedy who are much better known tax-and-spend liberals? Those three are up to their asses in the mortgage mess with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That’s going to be the next line of attack.

rockmom on September 8, 2008 at 11:27 AM

If trends continue, I don’t think O’Bambi is going to be in this thing for much longer.

Have any of you folks not from New Jersey ever heard of The Torricelli Switch?

gridlock2 on September 8, 2008 at 11:27 AM

The favorability gap is another problem for Obama. Their strategy has been to tie McCain to George Bush and leverage the latter’s 30% popularity to erode confidence in McCain.

This always seemed like an ill-advised strategy. Americans clearly want the “C” word but with 3 Senators in the mix and Congressional approval ratings lover than GWB’s neither campaign is coming from a position of strength in selling change. Biden and McCain have been professional politicians for decades- how do you sell change when you are also part of the problem?

A big part of why Palin is such a strong running mate is that she is a normal American that connects with real people. Obama, Biden, and especially McCain are cold political elites that just don’t engender enthusiasm or any emotional connection. In the end, McCains numbers are up by putting an approachable VP candidate on the ticket and demonstrating that experience matters in the job and Obama has none.

highhopes on September 8, 2008 at 11:28 AM

/calling Stanley Kurtz……

Cody1991 on September 8, 2008 at 11:25 AM

Yes!

Mr_Magoo on September 8, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Obama / Biden
Implosion ‘08!

Swinehound on September 8, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Obama/Biden ’08
A Bridge To Nowhere

Mr_Magoo on September 8, 2008 at 11:30 AM

I have said it once and I will say it again:

Obama will not get more then 30% of the vote on November 4th.

TheHat on September 8, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Ed,

How are the dates for both the RNC and DNC decided? Do they alternate who goes first each year?

The success of the RNC reminds me of overtime in college football. Who ever wins the coin toss always goes on defense first.

natesnake on September 8, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Stop trying to make me hopeful. It won’t work.

Professor Blather on September 8, 2008 at 11:33 AM

The DNC has gone first for as long as I can remember. I have no idea why.

MarkTheGreat on September 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM

In the debates, when the subject of Pork comes up. McCain and Palin both need to point out that Obama got Biden’s son a $1 Million dollar Earmark and note McCain takes no pork, etc.

i.e. Real Reform, that Obama/Biden are frauds. how can they respond?

jp on September 8, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Hell, don’t forget all the money he sent to Michelle’s employer, who in turn doubled her salary. That’s going to look terrible when the public starts to hear about it, McCain can eviscerate him with that one in the debate.

Dudley Smith on September 8, 2008 at 11:37 AM

I don’t remember the exact number, but I believe a party needs to get at least 25% of the vote in order be considered a “major” party under federal law. You have to be a “major” party in order to get all of the freebies, like matching funds and automatic placement of your candidate on the ballot. (Skipping the expense of gathering petitions.)

MarkTheGreat on September 8, 2008 at 11:38 AM

Have any of you folks not from New Jersey ever heard of The Torricelli Switch?

gridlock2 on September 8, 2008 at 11:27 AM

Well, I lived in Jersey when it happened. I’ve been posting for months that it is a possibility in this election.

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/06/07/open-thread-dont-leave-us-hillary/comment-page-2/#comment-1171738

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 8, 2008 at 11:39 AM

The DNC has gone first for as long as I can remember. I have no idea why.

MarkTheGreat on September 8, 2008 at 11:34 AM

because they asked once and the GOP agreed….

like I said one side plays checkers, the other chess…

Donks could figure out new ways to lose at tic-tac-toe.

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 11:40 AM

The Dems are going to start turning on Obama now and literally hating him for doing this to them and their party! He wasn’t who they thought he was…and the love should now begin to turn sour.

He should have quit while he was ahead, froze the Kool-aid, and taken the VP slot under Hillary. Then he could have brought the Kool-aid back out later after she had her turn and he actually had some experience in life to back up the image.

Instead he tried to fool everyone and got caught by the real deal when he tried to lie about her record.

econavenger on September 8, 2008 at 11:46 AM

and so it begins…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h57H_7i3GLE

venicesurfer on September 8, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Speaking of the Toricelli swicth, everyone is assuming that it is the bottom the ticket that will get switched.

That may not be the case much longer.

MarkTheGreat on September 8, 2008 at 11:48 AM

This is why Barry’s gymnastics on Palin are vital…he is flustered and saying really stupid and internally self-contradictory policy on the trail.

Most donks but the true believers will be dispirited unless he tightens his shot group and adjusts for windage.

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 11:12 AM

Yeah. He’s used to negotiating behind closed doors and having spokespeople do the lying/smearing/attacking for him. When he goes on offense in front of the camera, he makes his worst mistakes. He’s trapped now.

RushBaby on September 8, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Obama’s house of cards is crumbling.

Something tells me he might have a fight on his hands for his ‘10 re-election (that is, if the Repubs stay on the offensive).

Dr.Cwac.Cwac

I always thought that if Barry loses in 2008, he will move “home” to Hawai’i and run for Senator Inouye’s seat. Dan’s getting pretty long in the tooth (he’s been there since John F. Kennedy was President) and Barry would be a logical successor.

Del Dolemonte on September 8, 2008 at 11:51 AM

venicesurfer on September 8, 2008 at 11:47 AM

I hate that stuff, it just makes the right look wacked as much as the left, and they will us it against us in the long run.

Idiots.

Over.

1GooDDaDDy on September 8, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Lots of young Obamatons, dragging their signs behind them, going home to sulk.

Mr_Magoo on September 8, 2008 at 11:24 AM

Some young Obamatons thinking about switching to Maverick & the Arctic Fox, wondering what their friends would think.

Right_of_Attila on September 8, 2008 at 11:52 AM

jp on September 8, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Not only is that a great idea, I strongly suspect the Pork/Anti-Pork meme will be the next one to hit. We know that Palin’s anti-pork positions were a big part of why McCain chose her, and he has highlighted his own promises and record on that in the past as well. The clock is running, it’s time to line this play up.

steadyrock on September 8, 2008 at 11:57 AM

It’s good news that the American people have started seeing Obama for the empty suit that he is. But this means that the attacks against McCain and Palin will just uglier. Hope they’re ready.

guitarplayer on September 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM

They can’t “telephone poll” the kids who will vote for Obama. They have cell phones.

marklmail on September 8, 2008 at 12:07 PM

It’s racial mudslinging. If you don’t elect Obama, you’re a racist. If you don’t kowtow to his Liberal ideals, you’re a racist. If you don’t get out of his way, you’re a racist.
Let’s turn that on its head:
If you do elect Obama, you’re a racist.
If you do kowtow to his Liberal ideals, you’re a racist.
If you do get out of his way, you’re a racist.
Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?
NOW:
If you object to Obama because his political ideals are in conflict with yours, you are not a racist. If you stand in opposition to his winning because you are a Republican/Conservative and he is a Liberal/Democrat, you are not a racist.

Doug on September 8, 2008 at 12:08 PM

Their strategy has been to tie McCain to George Bush and leverage the latter’s 30% popularity to erode confidence in McCain. Clearly, they haven’t succeeded.

Personally, I always thought that with McCain as the nominee this argument was a nonstarter. With Palin and since the RNCC, everytime Democrats repeat the line “the same failed policies of the Bush Adminstration,” Democrats sound increasingly desperate. Only about 35% of the voters are buying and drinking that Kool-Aid anymore.

Team McCain has decided to take a page from the Obama playbook and begin tying Obama to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid — and that may be more effective.

This is smart. Indeed, throughout the weekend in SW Ohio McCain ran an ad tying Pelosi and Reid to Obama in a very unflattering and effective way. Meanwhile, Obama has been running a very hokey ad to the tune of “Don’t know much about biology.” I think it’s childish. I’m almost embarrassed for him.

Right now, I see Obama and McCain in a long-distance swimming race in which Obama, after being way ahead, now has Biden tied to his feet and Reid and Pelosi tied to his hips–and his wife, Wright, Ayers, Rezko, and too many other problems standing by the side of the pool ready to jump in and weigh him down even more.

In contrast, McCain is hitting his stride and, indeed, has even climbed aboard a jet ski christened Sarah’Cuda and is buzzing past Obama.

BTW: Has anyone seen a trace of Michelle Obama recently? Will she be the case solved in the opening episode of Without a Trace this fall?

BuckeyeSam on September 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM

You’ve got to hand it to whoever advised Senator McCain to pick Governor Palin. Pure political genius.

Steve Z on September 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM

They can’t “telephone poll” the kids who will vote for Obama. They have cell phones.

marklmail on September 8, 2008 at 12:07 PM

yes, yes MARK this will be like a version of Logan’s run with the spare 15% of manic youth with only cell-phones marching to the booths….

or the fridge to get another beer to deal with their hangovers….your choice.

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM

They can’t “telephone poll” the kids who will vote for Obama. They have cell phones.

marklmail on September 8, 2008 at 12:07 PM

So do my retired parents. The lefties always claim that the polls are biased because of cell phones, but to date no one has been able to demonstrate that to have an impact on results.

Hollowpoint on September 8, 2008 at 12:19 PM

BTW: Has anyone seen a trace of Michelle Obama recently? Will she be the case solved in the opening episode of Without a Trace this fall?

BuckeyeSam on September 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Other than her vapid speech at the DNCC, have we seen a trace of Michelle since she made that ridiculous “proud of America” gaffe? The Obama camp took a lesson from the Teresa Kerry debacle and put Michelle under lockdown until the election is over.

steadyrock on September 8, 2008 at 12:20 PM

‘New Pennsylania”…..
one of the 57 states.

http://minx.cc/?post=272836

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Other than her vapid speech at the DNCC, have we seen a trace of Michelle since she made that ridiculous “proud of America” gaffe? The Obama camp took a lesson from the Teresa Kerry debacle and put Michelle under lockdown until the election is over.

steadyrock on September 8, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Aunt Esther will not be able to contain herself if Barry tanks the 1st debate….

will be comedy gold.

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Team McCain has decided to take a page from the Obama playbook and begin tying Obama to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Characters living in a make believe world ……

Bullwinkle,
Natasha,
and Boris.

fogw on September 8, 2008 at 11:20 AM

I need this ‘Shopped. Pronto. :D

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on September 8, 2008 at 12:23 PM

How are the dates for both the RNC and DNC decided? Do they alternate who goes first each year?

IIRC, the incumbant presidential party goes second.

crazy_legs on September 8, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Kansas City is ROCKIN!
Palin live from Kansas City right now

http://media.myfoxkc.com/live/index1.html

deedtrader on September 8, 2008 at 12:32 PM

i love drudges headline.

venicesurfer on September 8, 2008 at 12:38 PM

BTW: Has anyone seen a trace of Michelle Obama recently? Will she be the case solved in the opening episode of Without a Trace this fall?

BuckeyeSam on September 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM

Ed had a PUMA on his show Saturaday (The Patriot) who said that behind the scenes Michelle O. rolled her eyes when Hillary was mentioned. INOW, she showed her contempt.

Hey, maybe MO is at home taking care of her kids where she ‘sposed to be according to all the “pundits”.

Actually, David Axelrod and the team have probably told her to butt out and shut up until late Nov.

Cody1991 on September 8, 2008 at 12:47 PM

because they asked once and the GOP agreed….

like I said one side plays checkers, the other chess…

Donks could figure out new ways to lose at tic-tac-toe.

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Or

IIRC, the incumbant presidential party goes second.

crazy_legs on September 8, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Which is correct? Both answers appear plausible.

natesnake on September 8, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Whos knows….

let me see we have held the office all but 12 years of the last 40…….

I’ll hard research it.

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 12:59 PM

Amusing how now that McCain is leading Obama-sama is saying “national polls are meaningless”.

A little on the nervous side, Obambi?

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on September 8, 2008 at 1:04 PM

The 2000 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated Vice President Al Gore for President and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman as his Vice President. The convention was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California from August 14 to August 17, 2000.

The 1980 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated President Jimmy Carter for President and Vice President Walter Mondale for Vice President. The convention was held in Madison Square Garden in New York City from August 11 to August 14, 1980.

The 1980 convention was notable, as it was the last time in the 20th century, for either major party, that a candidate tried to get delegates released from their voting commitments. This was done by Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Carter’s chief rival for the nomination in the Democratic primaries, who sought the votes of delegates held by Carter.

The 2000 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States convened at the Wachovia Center (then the First Union Center) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from July 31 to August 3, 2000. The 2066 delegates assembled at the convention nominated Texas Governor George W. Bush as the Republican candidate for U.S. President and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Richard B. “Dick” Cheney for Vice President.

The 1980 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States convened at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, from July 14 to July 17, 1980. The 32nd Republican National Convention nominated former Governor Ronald W. Reagan of California for President of the United States and former congressman George H. W. Bush of Texas for Vice President. Reagan, running on the theme “Make America Great Again,” stayed in Detroit Renaissance Center, at the time the world’s tallest hotel, and delivered his acceptance speech at Joe Louis Arena.

——————————————————

alternating with the incumbency it is….we’ve just won often enough it seems like they ceded it.

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 1:05 PM

Thanks sven. That makes sense.

natesnake on September 8, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Obama Fail.

You heard it here first, folks.

If Obama manages to blow this election with the president’s numbers where they are, a deflated & disgruntled Republican party and all the help he’s getting from the press and his handlers; a new phrase is going to need to be added to the Internet lexicon, because Epic Fail just won’t cut it. I suggest “Obama Fail.” I’d suggest “Baracking up,” but it’s too hard to spell.

29Victor on September 8, 2008 at 1:10 PM

Thanks sven. That makes sense.

natesnake on September 8, 2008 at 1:09 PM

Hypothesis inbound….

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 1:12 PM

Hypothesis, the potential McCain victory was made possible by George W. Bush and thus Karl Rove.

Palin would never have been picked prior to O’bama choosing because someone would have blanched over risk. Palin was attractive on 3 levels.

1) unified the base

2) accentuated change by showing contratemp to “McSame” by way of highlighting her majesty not being chosen

3) energy policy street cred

Had McCain had to choose versus a President Kerry or Gore earning Barry a second choice John would have had to gamble on #2 applying. The operational manuever’s chances of being attempted and success were based on the incumbency,

In this election at any rate the incumbent advantage was tactical placement of conventions as much as “Air Force One” in other years.

regards,
sven

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 1:16 PM

In the debates, when the subject of Pork comes up. McCain and Palin both need to point out that Obama got Biden’s son a $1 Million dollar Earmark and note McCain takes no pork, etc.
i.e. Real Reform, that Obama/Biden are frauds. how can they respond?
jp on September 8, 2008 at 11:11 AM

Amen. and there are plenty of other examples of self-dealing including Biden’s son who lobbies Biden’s Senate committee

Talk about low-hanging fruit–compare and contrast with McCain and Palin.

horatio on September 8, 2008 at 1:22 PM

I disagree on “she doesn’t deal with russia”….

This is an article Pre-Palin VP that highlights the AANG role in launch-5 ops…..Sarah is briefed on Sov…er uh Russian Federation Incursions daily unless I miss my guess.

Part of the reason there is a secessionist movement up north at all is the citizens feel they were denied the choices previous states had been offered. They were denied those choices because of Alaska’s vital strategic location.

John McCain and Sarah palin did not make that decision…..

Ike and JFK did.

regatds,
sven

sven10077 on September 8, 2008 at 1:27 PM

What goes through the mind of someone who writes a check for a party or candidate and then regrets it? Does that person become more determined and write a larger check next time, or go independent or even switch parties to make up for the error?

njcommuter on September 8, 2008 at 1:45 PM

Indeed, he (Obama) has voted 97% of the time in support of Reid.

When will McCain put that stat in an ad?

eea on September 8, 2008 at 8:53 PM