Harrison Ford to Obama & Dems: "Get off of my plane!"
Pew, That Poll Stinks
As I and others have pointed out, the polls are suspect. Most polls that have Obama up by more than the margin of error assume there are far more Democrats that will vote than in any prior election. The polls suggest that Obama wins the Democrats, McCain wins the Republicans and they split independents. The… »
What McCain Should Say
One of the really frustrating things about McCain is that he never seems to follow through on the political points, nor does he defend himself adequately against false attacks. Last night’s debate certainly provided a few counter examples, but here is what McCain should have said:
Obama says he was 8 years old when Ayers tried… »
The Rumors of Their Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Recently, many commentators in the mainstream media here in America and abroad have gleefully announced the death of Capitalism and Conservatism. We are to believe that the Reagan Revolution has been routed like Ewoks without Luke, Leia and Han.
Conservatism and Capitalism, I can assure you, are both alive, though not so well. These twin pillars… »
I retract my endorsement of John McCain for president. I continue to believe he is the better option than Barack Obama, but Senator McCain’s promise last night to purchase struggling mortgages and renegotiate their terms runs counter to every economic principle Daily Danet stands for.
No one wants Americans to be evicted from their homes, but… »
Voter Dynamics - Part II (Pro Choice/Pro Life)
Apologies for the delay. I know I promised a post on why Pro Choice voters can vote for a Pro Life candidate, but other events have kept me busy.
As I mentioned in my earlier post, there are really nine types of voters. As some people have noted, this is a spectrum, not a rigorous box. … »
Lipstick on a Pig
Senator Barack Obama raised eyebrows today when he said that the McCain-Palin campaign’s attempt to “reinvent themselves” as mavericks was “You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.“ Many feel the freshman Senator was making a thinly veiled reference to Senator McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin.
The McCain campaign quickly… »
Voter Dynamics - Part I
Until recently, an amazing statistic regarding presidential elections had held through almost 100 years: the tallest man (almost) always won. (The two recent exceptions were in the 70’s, both when Nixon defeated McGovern and Carter defeated Ford.) The chain was broken in the internet age of free-flowing ideas and the 24-hour media cycle when George… »
Obama vs. Palin
Wow, what an exciting day. I have to admit, I am really impressed with McCain for picking Sarah Palin. She’s a tough, young governor in an oil rich state with the gravitas on Change. The thing that strikes me about her is, everything Barack Obama claims to be, she actually is.
Obama claims to be post… »
In last night’s speech Barack Obama claimed that, “we import triple the amount of oil as the day that Senator McCain took office.“ So what? Senator McCain has been in office for 26 years. That’s an average increase of 4.2% per year (with compounding).
Second, and more importantly, what does that have to do with anything? … »
Newsweek (and Slate) ran a disgusting article last week implying that, if you don’t vote for Obama, you are a racist. I say implying because the article actually said:
If Obama loses, our children will grow up thinking of equal opportunity as a myth. His defeat would say that when handed a perfect opportunity to put… »