McCain: “We’re going to win this election”

posted at 3:05 pm on November 3, 2008 by Allahpundit

An obligatory pep talk for the 16-hour holding pattern we momentarily find ourselves in.

“We got a real good shot at catching the guy,” says Mark Salter.


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What have you got against squirrels? – rebuzz on November 3, 2008 at 4:45 PM

I once got a beating while a Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon was on television, which also explains why I suffer from acute Alcesophobia (irrational fear of moose).

To this day, if someone asks me to watch while they pull a rabbit out their hat, I pee my pants.

It’s not easy being Manly Rash.

ManlyRash on November 3, 2008 at 4:52 PM

I’m sorry, but does anyone but me think it’s possible his grandmother died last week and it’s just now being reported, on the eve of the election, to generate sympathy??????

Would not be a bit surprised. The timing is incredible.

jimbodeano67 on November 3, 2008 at 4:52 PM

I do apologize for the coldness there Fort. She is in a better place, and at least she got to see her grandson make it to the election anyway. We know nothing of the woman though. We know as much about her as we do him, but if true, why did he wait so long to go see her?

johnnyU on November 3, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Hey folks, greetings from an avid reader who JUST got registered today. Love the site, trolls and all…. and am learning a lot, thinking a lot as I continue to read everyone’s posts.
Living in a red corner of the very blue state of Maryland, here’s my take, for what it’s worth:

Sampling methodologies are flawed and skewed in favor of an Obama victory.

Large volumes of false and duplicate regsitrations have greatly inflated the # of registered Democrats (the denominator in this equation) which causes the resultant # to increase when the % of Likely Voters is applied to that base number. fear of the consequences will drive conservatives to the Polls tomorrow and turnout will be high for supporters on both sides.

Many “Undecideds” are like a lot of us, just tired of being harassed and called racists if we don’t support The One.

Larger percentage of “Refused to be Polled” are the typical conservative demographic that has more important things to do than take a phone poll, or believes that it’s out personal business, and no one else’s.

My optimistic guess for the final results:

McCain 50.8 %
Obama 47.3 *
Nader 1.1 %
Barr 0.8 %

Hope I’m right…..

Red State State of Mind on November 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM

uncalheels on November 3, 2008 at 4:50 PM

NAH, remember he’s the messiah with a righteous wind at his back. He doesn’t need sympathy.

Marine_Bio on November 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Kai on November 3, 2008 at 4:49 PM

Knob Creek for me. Mostly because I just like saying “knob” :P

Fortunata on November 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM

I’m sorry, but does anyone but me think it’s possible his grandmother died last week and it’s just now being reported, on the eve of the election, to generate sympathy?????? – uncalheels on November 3, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Gee, ya think?

Listen folks, get out there and get out the vote for McCain.

ManlyRash on November 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Zzzz.

Good Lt on November 3, 2008 at 4:32 PM

Pleasant dreams…………

Seven Percent Solution on November 3, 2008 at 4:07 PM

Am I the only one who noticed this. Look at the timestamps. How does that happen?

Marine_Bio on November 3, 2008 at 4:08 PM

The time stamp is correct for east coast time. I think.

Count to 10 on November 3, 2008 at 4:54 PM

The time stamp is correct for east coast time. I think.

Count to 10 on November 3, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Well, it is for me.
At a guess, I would say that the blue numbers change depending on your time zone.

Count to 10 on November 3, 2008 at 4:55 PM

This proves that the Polls are infallible!

Geochelone on November 3, 2008 at 4:49 PM

I think you mean “fallible”. And of course polls are fallible. But do you really think every single TV, newspaper and polling company is dozily going along falsely reporting that Obama is more popular than McCain without checking to make sure?

Why would Bill Kristol say on Fox that it’s very unlikely McCain will win? Why would John Weaver (long time McCain buddy) say he can’t see how McCain can win?

Sure, absolutely, everyone might be way wrong and McCain might win big. that would be the biggest upset in American electoral history. Bigger even than Truman-beats-Hewey. More likely, but still unlikely, McCain wins narrowly. Most likely, Obama wins.

Just make sure you go out and vote. Worrying about conspiracies isn’t going to help anyone.

ptet on November 3, 2008 at 4:56 PM

technopeasant on November 3, 2008 at 4:28 PM

Ignore the farking polls. Get out the vote. Send out emails. Make phone calls.

And stop masturbating or you’ll go blind.

ManlyRash on November 3, 2008 at 4:56 PM

Red State State of Mind on November 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Welcome aboard.

jazz_piano on November 3, 2008 at 4:56 PM

I once got a beating while a Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon was on television

Too bad–that was some of the best TV of my youth–esp. “Fractured Fairy Tales” –Come to think of it, I’d love to see this election turn out like one of those episodes–everything that’s expected (like a BHO win) is suddenly and surreally turned on it’s head!

Gotta agree that moose should be shot! Another reason to elect Palin!

rebuzz on November 3, 2008 at 4:57 PM

ManlyRash on November 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM

Oh yeah, right, *slapping face vigorously*. That was too close to a tangent in the thread.

Forgive me.

Marine_Bio on November 3, 2008 at 4:59 PM

Fortunata on November 3, 2008 at 4:53 PM

I’ve been meaning to try this too.
My liquor budget is modest so I’ve been keeping it simple. On my standard bourbon list is Maker’s, Woodford Reserve and Knob Creek. The only one I haven’t tried is Knob Creek.

My special occasion list is Bulliet, Booker’s and WT Rare Breed. I haven’t tried any of these yet.

These recommendations come from misc internet friends mostly and some skimming on whisky boards.

Kai on November 3, 2008 at 4:59 PM

Oh I will, not just white people are republican. Oops did I just say that out loud. oh no the thought police will get me

Christiangothkitty on November 3, 2008 at 4:59 PM

The time stamp is correct for east coast time. I think.

Count to 10 on November 3, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Apparently 4:32 showed up as the time on comments on several threads. I suspect the comments were actually posted at 3:32 but a computer hiccup labeled them as Daylight Savings Time. These comments then remained on the bottom of the threads as the latest post until 4:32 actually arrived, giving the illusion of repeat posts.

backwoods conservative on November 3, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Count to 10 on November 3, 2008 at 4:54 PM

No, two posts had a timestamp of 4:32 at 4:08 PM Eastern (my timezone). I had pasted the piece from seven percent solution because he was quoting one of the 4:32 timestamped posts.

Very weird.

Marine_Bio on November 3, 2008 at 5:03 PM

atheists, criminals, homosexuals, cowards, black racists, muslims terrorists, idiots, ignorants, ilegal aliens, drug users, pro-abortionists constitute the majority of Obama voters.; why is that?

tocoloro on November 3, 2008 at 4:05 PM

because they think it will be like in the song, we’ll all be drinking that free bubble up and eating that rainbow stew. And because they are the people who think anything remotly Christian or Jewish is bad. including morals.

MikeA on November 3, 2008 at 5:03 PM

backwoods conservative on November 3, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Ah, now that’s plausible.

Marine_Bio on November 3, 2008 at 5:04 PM

But irrelevant. VOTE McCain.

PRAY. PRAY. VOTE. And then FAST and PRAY.

(Just to pipe in for Manly)

Marine_Bio on November 3, 2008 at 5:06 PM

I think some of the media polling is suspect as well. To whomever said upthread that we can glean much more from where they are stumping in these last few hours: ITA! I grew up in Pennsylvania. It’s not as blue as the MSM would like to think it is. These people are largely Democrats, of course, but they are conservative Democrats. If the Republicans can get out the message on Obama’s position on coal, I think that will be all she wrote. How fortuitous for us that the ABC will be interviewing the candidates during tonight’s MNF game between the Redskins and the Steelers??? Hee. Hit it hard, Mac!

That said . . . Go Redskins!

(ETA: Sorry to hear about the passing of the O’s grandmother but the cynic in me can’t help but think the timing is impeccable. Then again, he *IS* The Annointed One.)

NoLeftTurn on November 3, 2008 at 5:06 PM

I’m sorry, but does anyone but me think it’s possible his grandmother died last week and it’s just now being reported, on the eve of the election, to generate sympathy??????

uncalheels on November 3, 2008 at 4:50 PM

No, but the MSM will play it long and hard until tomorrow to generate maximum sympathy. Chris Matthews will publicly weep on MSLSD.

worlok on November 3, 2008 at 5:11 PM

I’m just saying maybe Roger A. is just hedging his bets the teensiest amount. If they think Mac can pull it out tomorrow am, they revise their poll #s, it’s a win/win either way…also, they know their viewers and I thnk Rove isplaying the same way. His demeanor was much more bouyant this morning of F&F, but his words were very, very cautious(as opposed to gloom and doom all around on Wallace’s show yesterday.)…Kind of a “pseudo eeyore mask” to get us fired up??? Idon’t know but can’t wait for Mac to hit it out of the park tomorrow.

Chewy the Lab on November 3, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Dear Chicken Little,

I accept no renumeration from the RNC for my valiant efforts. I do this out of love for my country and respect for fellow HotAirHeads.(Plus, I have been propositioned by the ladies repeatedly, which is sooooo cool.)

No, I do not have a day job. I poisoned my first wife for the insurance money and cannibalized her corpse over a period of six months. I also despise little children and go out of my way to run over squirrels when I’m driving. This should round out the profile of me that you doubtless are preparing for Arianna Huffington at this moment. Hope this helps.

Remember to vote for McCain.

Best regards,

ManlyRash on November 3, 2008 at 4:20 PM

Me think I just got a man crush Go Mac Cuda

driver on November 3, 2008 at 5:12 PM

I’m praying for you John and Sarah.

mindhacker on November 3, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Polls, schmolls. Just stay positive and get out the vote. If we’re disappointed tomorrow, so be it. But don’t give up till it’s over. Crazier things than a John McCain win have happened. (BTW, I take the death of Obama’s granny–God rest her soul–as a sign that the string of good luck that brought Obama this far, has come to an end.)

Dee2008 on November 3, 2008 at 5:18 PM

We cubans wanted “change” and we got the Castro communist dictarship, now for 50 years. The US will get the same “change” with Obama. We cubans can smell a dirty communist rat from far.

tocoloro on November 3, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Pray. Vote. Pray. Vote.
You can vote twice. Just ask ACORN.
And you can certainly pray twice.

My prayers are with you Mac!

jimbodeano67 on November 3, 2008 at 5:24 PM

oops! meant if the fairness doctrine were reinstated, not repealed. My bad.

Chewy the Lab on November 3, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Hi, this is my first post on Hot Air.

Well and a little worry about Obama winning tomorrow but we will return in 2012.

Falz on November 3, 2008 at 5:28 PM

I am very sorry for not introducing my self I am christiangothkitty I am very honored to to be able to post on this site I had to wait a year, this a great site I hope it’s around a long time

Christiangothkitty on November 3, 2008 at 5:29 PM

Scotch suggestion… after you vote for McCain.

Hey ClintACK, your a Scotch man, which Johnny Walker is best?

johnnyU on November 3, 2008 at 4:23 PM

My Hubby suggests single malts. “Laphroaig is real good. Dalmore. Glen Morangie. Glen Livet. Glenfiddich. Many others.”

I am a fan and will be enjoying some Captain Morgan Reserve over ice tomorrow night while I watch the best sport on TV. Presidential Politics.

megmagruder on November 3, 2008 at 5:36 PM

ptet, how about a nice tall glass of go f&^k yourself?

Troll.

Lincoln on November 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM

sorry it is “Captain Morgan Private Stock”

megmagruder on November 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM

Good for him!

chiefeditor on November 3, 2008 at 5:48 PM

If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin–just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard ’round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn’t die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well, it’s a simple answer after all.
You and I have the courage to say to our enemies, “There is a price we will not pay.” There is a point beyond which they must not advance.

Ronald Reagan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXaR4POAQiU
A great video of hope, and it will definately give your heart strenght… I encourage all that watch, to send to your friends, for it is the strength that is needed in this final hour..
convative

convative on November 3, 2008 at 5:53 PM

Fox News Poll: McCain Tied in Key States
A just-released Fox News poll of 1,000 voters in each of six key states shows Republican Sen. John McCain making major last minutes strides to pull even with Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama.
FULL STORY

jimbodeano67 on November 3, 2008 at 5:56 PM

John and Sarah will definitely win tomorrow! People don’t for a minute believe the BS hype from the Neocoms and the MSM.

The polls are so slanted and have been that way since the get go. Just keep the faith and get out the vote no matter what kind of crap you may hear.

This great country is not stupid and the only rightous wind that will be blowing tomorrow night will be from the wind of our boots as we kick the one in the ass and vote him and the gaffe machine out of here!

Manlyrash is so right.

Mccain/Palin 08

tuscan1 on November 3, 2008 at 6:19 PM

My earlier point exactly. Go Mac and ‘Cuda!

Chewy the Lab on November 3, 2008 at 6:20 PM

Hi all – new here – have been enjoying the read for quite a while.

Short and sweet – it’s coming down to prayer and fasting and the like. Without claiming to know God’s plans, I’m praying for a win in such a way that we will see God’s hands all over it. We’re talking landslide, House, Senate upsets. Pray! Fast! Who’s with me??

Thanks – so glad to be here!

outwestdownsouth on November 3, 2008 at 6:22 PM

I’m sorry, but does anyone but me think it’s possible his grandmother died last week and it’s just now being reported, on the eve of the election, to generate sympathy??????

uncalheels on November 3, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Isnt she reportedly the only one who can verify his birth place? He made it a point to say she was the only one, and just before the election..poof. Still doesnt get my vote. Sorry Boms

johnnyU on November 3, 2008 at 4:42 PM
Do you think maybe Obama gave her some slow acting poison, so she’d die specifically on the eve of the election? Is there *nothing* this man will not stoop to!?

ptet on November 3, 2008 at 4:44 PM

I see I’m not the only one who finds that particular story extremely suspicious. Obama’s lust for power is beyond my capacity to measure and I certainly wouldn’t put any of this past him. We’ve seen that he’ll take any side on just about any position, depending on which special interest group he’s pandering to at the moment or what state he’s speaking in. We’ve seen his campaign commit massive campaign finance fraud and break credit card laws and voter registration law. He’s ruthless and cares about nothing but obtaining power. What could stop him now when he’s so close to the ultimate goal?

Sign of the Dollar on November 3, 2008 at 6:43 PM

Sign of the Dollar on November 3, 2008 at 6:43 PM

I think you are getting his Kenyan grandmother confused with his Hawaiian grandmother. The white grandmother passed away, the black grandmother is still living.

I am more concerned with Obama’s well funded, equally well trained citizen militia. Surely he is not thinking of overthrowing the government?

eaglesdontflock on November 3, 2008 at 8:37 PM

Best comment so far (by Sign of the Dollar):

The majority of the American people are not comfortable with Obama’s clearly radical, anti-individual, anti-capitalist political views.

That is so true.

Remember… 84% of the American people in a straight up or down, unmanipulated poll said they do not approve of spreading the wealth around!!

However, the media and his campaign have successfully created an environment in which it is risky for a person to admit their opposition to his views in public. His supporters (whom I believe to be a very vocal minority) can be rather intimidating, following their dear leader’s commands to “get in their faces”. Fortunately, nobody can follow you into the poling booth.

This is why Obama won the open outcry Iowa caucus and the Texas caucus portion, but not so much the primaries (especially not after the Jeramiah Wright tape surfaced).

THIS IS WHY YOU MUST EMAIL, CALL AND TALK TO EVERYBODY YOU KNOW AND TELL THEM TO VOTE!! (as Manly has been telling you)

And I will add this:

When anybody… asks who you are voting for, just say, “It’s a private voting booth and I hold on dearly to my 1st amendment right of freedom of expression as well as the right to privacy.”

And then, walk away!!

Mcguyver on November 3, 2008 at 9:34 PM

Once we have done all we can, there is nothing left to do but vote. The has-been media has been doing everything it can to suppress Republican turn-out and depress Republican voters. It hasn’t worked with me. All they (scum-sucking, low-life criminal Democrats) have left is to physically restrain us from voting (in addition to voter fraud). Think it can’t happen? I honestly believe the only thing stopping them from trying that is the uncertainty of how many of us are willing and able to defend our right to vote with extreme measures. This is certainly part of the reason the big-eared goblin wants to squash the 2nd Amendment. An armed populace is a constant threat to the reign of tyrants.
Vote as if your freedom depends on it.

SKYFOX on November 4, 2008 at 4:49 AM

MAC! MAC! MAC! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

Dr Evil on November 4, 2008 at 8:09 AM

I may have meant “quash”.

SKYFOX on November 4, 2008 at 8:48 AM

ptet, how about a nice tall glass of go f&^k yourself?

Troll.

Lincoln on November 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM

Nice attitude you’ve got there. If pointing out that Fox News is projecting an Obama win is trolling; if saying people should go out and vote is trolling; if suggesting that people’s paranoid conspiracy theories about this election is trolling…

Then gee, I’m glad i don’t live in your head.

ptet on November 4, 2008 at 2:13 PM