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Palin Says Good-Bye to a Land of Many Mocha Stands

By Anne E. Kornblut
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- With the Wasilla Warriors pep band playing onstage, Gov. Sarah Palin bid farewell to the "great state of Alaska" here on Saturday as she prepared to head out on the campaign trail for the next 52 days.

"Fortunately, I'll have Todd beside me on the campaign trail, and that trail runs a lot longer than his usual 2,000 miles," Palin told a crowd here.

Referring to her husband's championship snow racing, Palin added: "Wait 'till you see how an Iron Dogger will hold up on this trail. I wonder what will be tougher, Todd, the Iron Dog or the campaign trail? I have a feeling it's the Iron Dog."

In a speech replete with quips about Alaska's greatness and quirks, Palin drew no distinctions between the Republican and Democratic tickets, an intentionally muted tone that one adviser said was due to Hurricane Ike. The McCain campaign has criticized Sen. Barack Obama for continuing to emphasize political differences as the storm rages.

With the ABC News interview behind her, Gov. Sarah Palin is planning another one, with conservative host Sean Hannity, on Tuesday in Cincinnati. Palin is not expected to return home again before the election.

In her speech at a subdued event inside a darkened convention center here, Palin poked fun at the national and international press corps, as well as some of what she described as the "campaigners," who followed her to the Arctic for her visit. At one point she said they had been unfamiliar with the mocha stands that dot the landscape.

"I got a kick out of it, the other day, they were all craving espressos and I said, 'No problem! We've got mocha stands on every corner,'" she said.

"They came back and they said, 'Wow, those baristas,'" Palin said. "They all walked up to the window to place the order. They had no idea you drive up."

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 13, 2008; 3:21 PM ET
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So now the parents of the year will abandon their happy family for 52 days together on the campaign trail. That poor baby has more problems than Down's Syndrome with those two loving, caring parents. Wonder who he's bonding to? And I guess that mommy Bristol will have to plan her wedding without her mother's help. Maybe she's hoping for a White House wedding! She's an outstanding example of how abstinence only sex education works and it was a wonderful thing to exploit her situation to the world at the convention. As a mother who was divorced when my child was very young and who gave up a career to raise him, I subscribe to a different version of family values than do the Palins.

Posted by: bmoore99 | September 15, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

The Media and threatened parties debated Truman and Reagan's Qualifications before her-


"Give 'em Hell, Sarah
Like Truman, a natural-born executive.
by Steven F. Hayward
09/22/2008, Volume 014, Issue 02


"Part of what bothers the establishment about Palin is her seeming insouciance toward public office. Her success with voters, and in national office, would be n affront and a reproach to establishment self-importance. Anyone who affects making it look easy surely lacks gravitas and must not grasp the complexity or depth of modern political problems. Partly this is the self-justification for establishment institutions and attitudes, but partly it represents the substantive view that the size and complexity of modern government require a level of expertise beyond the reach of ordinary citizens. Some of the doubts about Palin are doubts about self-government itself.

As far no one has picked up on the significance of Palin's invocation of Harry Truman in her convention speech. Her reference was more than just a bridge to a heartland-versus-Beltway theme. Truman, recall, was the only president of the 20th century who was not a college graduate. Less than two months after abruptly taking over from FDR with no preparation, Truman wrote his wife Bess describing his quick progress in taking the reins:


It won't be long before I can sit back and study the whole picture and tell 'em what is to be done in each department. When things come to that stage there'll be no more to this job than there was to running Jackson County and not any more worry.


In retrospect it is clear that Truman "got it." He didn't need any more "experience" to master the job. "Well I'm facing another tall day as usual,"
he ended that letter to Bess; "But I like 'em that way."

Ronald Reagan evinced the same attitude toward office as Truman and Palin. In fact, on closer inspection, one can hear in the criticism of Palin the echo of the same kind of complaint made against Ronald Reagan throughout his political career. Never mind that he'd been governor of California. That this graduate of Eureka College--where?--had made his career in Hollywood, a place as exotic and peculiar as Alaska, was decisive with the establishment. "Reagan's election," John P. Roche, a former head of Americans for Democratic Action, wrote in 1984, "was thus an 8-plus earthquake on the political Richter scale, and it sent a number of eminent statesmen--Republican and Democratic--into shock." It wasn't only liberals who found Reagan incomprehensible. "No previous president of the United States," Rowland Evans and Robert Novak wrote shortly after Reagan's election in 1980, "had so bizarre a preparation for political office."

Posted by: Scott | September 15, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

I though husband Todd was supposed to be looking after the children especially the newborn - what happened to that plan? Doesn't Todd stick his nose into too many pies for a spouse - do we want that? Perhaps we should be DILIGENTLY vetting both of them - I don't like the smell of this at all.

Posted by: Rosie | September 15, 2008 1:34 AM | Report abuse

Politico-

Independents swing toward McCain


By JOHN P. AVLON | 9/14/08 1:30 PM EST

In an Ideas piece, Avlon says that independents will determine the election -- and they may be for McCain.

"Independent voters — the largest and fastest-growing segment of the American electorate — were always going to determine the winner of this election.

And in contrast to past contests like 2004, where independents viewed the choice between President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry as a vote for the candidate they disliked least, independents had a dream campaign in ‘08: two compelling nominees who ran against the polarizing establishments of their own parties with explicitly post-partisan appeals. It was a year in which Karl Rove’s play-to-the-base politics seemed to be on the ash heap of history.

In the wake of Sarah Palin, John McCain has opened up a 15-point lead among independents, according to a new Gallup Poll — and Barack Obama has a real problem.

Since the GOP convention and his selection of the Alaska governor as his running mate, McCain has changed a months-long tie among independents into a 52 to 37 percent advantage. Support for McCain among self-described "conservative Democrats" has jumped 10 points, to 25 percent, signaling the shift among swing voters to McCain..."



Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican Party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon, former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.
Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search. AIPAC and PNAC are the military industrial complex.
Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican Party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda? The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about religion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic surveillance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangelicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continuously for over 30 years. Yes the left has their own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican administration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The consolidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever, gridlocked legislature with only two parties for representation, a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras placed on every street corner. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous,
is there any particular reason why their personal life is more important that McCain's plan to tax medical benefits Americans get from the employers?

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

THE PALIN AFFAIR ACCUSATION PALIN CHEATED ON HER HUSBAND?
http://www.theveep.com

THE PALIN DUI?
http://www.duihelpguide.com

Levi Johnson The self Proclaimed Redneck and the Stud who got Sarah Palins Daughter Pregnant.
http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: Anonymous | September 14, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

As the governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin stayed home most of the time and charged the state per diem in the amount of 100 thousand dollars. Well if she was staying home and getting banged up by Todd, why should the citizens of Alaska pay her per diem? Now if McCain gets elected is Sarah going to stay in Alaska and watch the Russian border from her house and charge per diem?

Posted by: Joe Klamath | September 14, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Scott,
cut and paste alone won't do it, you have to put the total in those numbers.
I'll do it for you, not to worry and the current total is when you add all toss-ups:
Obama 207, McCain 227, Toss Ups 104 |
No Toss Ups: Obama 273, McCain 265

Are you glad you have me to finish all your posts with the BOTTOM LINES your posts are missing?

I'll give you more clues how you can thank me after you cash all your bets:
2000 Cheval Blanc magnum.

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

RCP ELECTORAL MAP 9/14/08

Obama/Biden 207
157 Solid 50 Leaning

McCain/Palin 227
172 Solid 55 Leaning
Toss Up 104
104 Toss Up


State-by-State Changes

Electoral Count RCP National Avg.

09/14 Minnesota Leaning Obama »»» Toss Up Obama 207 - McCain 227 McCain +2.4

09/13 Indiana Toss Up »»» Leaning McCain Obama 217 - McCain 227 McCain +2.4

09/11 Florida Toss Up »»» Leaning McCain Obama 217 - McCain 216 McCain +2.5

09/11 North Carolina Leaning McCain »»» Solid McCain Obama 217 - McCain 216 McCain +2.5

09/11 Georgia Leaning McCain »»» Solid McCain Obama 217 - McCain 216 McCain +2.5


09/14 Minnesota Leaning Obama »»» Toss Up Obama 207 - McCain 227 McCain +2.4

Sunday Sept 14
Minnesota Star Tribune
Obama 45, McCain 45 Tie

Saturday 9/13
Nevada Rasmussen McCain 49, Obama 46 McCain +3

Friday 9/12
Missouri Rasmussen McCain 51, Obama 46
McCain +5
Ohio Univ. of Cinci McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4 Florida Quinnipiac McCain 50, Obama 43 McCain +7
Virginia SurveyUSA McCain 49, Obama 47 McCain +2


Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse

oh, thank you, Mr. E=mc2
:)

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Scott, you are losing the plot.

When one throws in as an argument the column 237 lines long -
everybody start feeling your pain and you start getting sympathy, just like poor Sarah who is picked on by the "medja".

Minnesota...
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/mn/minnesota_mccain_vs_obama-550.html

You can quadruple your money betting on McCain, the odds are even better than Michigan.
Are you putting your money where your mouth is or do you just flop lips?
(That was my barb with the smile, BTW)

Scott, I am making you the wealthy man with those bets on McCain in Michigan and Minnesota.

What will be your appreciation?
I enjoy a good bottle of wine (just to give you a clue)
http://winetalk.com

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Serge- Relatively speaking, you're crisp!

Posted by: A. Einstein | September 14, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

RCP ELECTORAL MAP 9/14/08

Obama/Biden 207
157 Solid 50 Leaning
McCain/Palin 227
172 Solid 55 Leaning
Toss Up 104
104 Toss Up


State-by-State Changes Last

Electoral Count RCP National Avg.

09/14 Minnesota Leaning Obama »»» Toss Up Obama 207 - McCain 227 McCain +2.4

09/13 Indiana Toss Up »»» Leaning McCain Obama 217 - McCain 227 McCain +2.4

09/11 Florida Toss Up »»» Leaning McCain Obama 217 - McCain 216 McCain +2.5

09/11 North Carolina Leaning McCain »»» Solid McCain Obama 217 - McCain 216 McCain +2.5

09/11 Georgia Leaning McCain »»» Solid McCain Obama 217 - McCain 216 McCain +2.5

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Serge-
I'm not "embraced"- But you will be when you look at the latest State numbers- Here's YOUR view of Minnesota a safe BLUE state right-
RCP-
Average 08/07 - 09/02 -- 49.3 42.3 Obama +7.0
CNN/Time 08/31 - 09/02 742 RV 53 41 Obama +12
SurveyUSA 08/13 - 08/14 682 LV 47 45 Obama +2
Minn. Pub. Radio 08/07 - 08/17 763 LV 48 38 Obama +10
Rasmussen 08/13 - 08/13 700 LV 49 45 Obama +4

ooops....look what's happening in the home of Fritz Mondale, SERGE

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Sunday Sept 14
Minnesota Star Tribune (WOW!)
Obama 45, McCain 45 Tie
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Saturday, September 13
Race Poll Results Spread
Nevada Rasmussen McCain 49, Obama 46 McCain +3
National Gallup Tracking McCain 47, Obama 45 McCain +2
National Rasmussen Tracking McCain 48, Obama 45 McCain +3
National Hotline/FD Tracking McCain 45, Obama 44 McCain +1
National Newsweek McCain 46, Obama 46 Tie
South Dakota Rasmussen McCain 54, Obama 37 McCain +17
New Jersey Marist Obama 48, McCain 45 Obama +3

Friday, September 12
Race Poll Results Spread
Missouri Rasmussen McCain 51, Obama 46 McCain +5 (YEAH!)
Oklahoma Rasmussen McCain 63, Obama 32 McCain +31
Washington Rasmussen Obama 49, McCain 47 Obama +2 (THAt's all?)
Oregon Hoffman Research (R) Obama 46, McCain 39 Obama +7
Washington Elway Poll* Obama 46, McCain 38 Obama +8
National Associated Press/GfK McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
Ohio Univ. of Cinci McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
National Associated Press/GfK McCain 48, Obama 44, Nader 1, Barr 1 McCain +4
Thursday, September 11
Race Poll Results Spread
Ohio InAdv/PollPosition McCain 48, Obama 47 McCain +1
Florida InAdv/PollPosition McCain 50, Obama 42 McCain +8
Michigan InAdv/PollPosition Obama 44, McCain 45 McCain +1
Michigan Rasmussen Obama 51, McCain 46 Obama +5
Colorado InAdv/PollPosition Obama 49, McCain 46 Obama +3
Georgia InAdv/PollPosition McCain 56, Obama 38 McCain +18 (HOW'S THAT SOUTHERN STRATEGY WORKING OUT OBAMA?)
Nevada InAdv/PollPosition McCain 46, Obama 45 McCain +1
Wyoming Rasmussen McCain 58, Obama 39 McCain +19 (HOW'S THAT WESTERN STRATEGY WORKING OUT OBAMA?)
Alaska Rasmussen McCain 64, Obama 33 McCain +31 (NUFF SAID)
Idaho Rasmussen McCain 68, Obama 29 McCain +39
National Democracy Corps (D) McCain 48, Obama 46, Nader 2, Barr 1 McCain +2
North Carolina Research 2000 McCain 55, Obama 38 McCain +17
New Mexico Rasmussen Obama 47, McCain 49 McCain +2
Maine Research 2000 Obama 52, McCain 38 Obama +14
Mississippi Research 2000 McCain 55, Obama 37 McCain +18
Ohio Strategic Vision (R) McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
Michigan CNN/Time Obama 49, McCain 45 Obama +4
Virginia CNN/Time McCain 50, Obama 46 McCain +4
Colorado PPP (D) Obama 47, McCain 46 Obama +1
Missouri CNN/Time McCain 50, Obama 45 McCain +5
New Hampshire CNN/Time Obama 51, McCain 45 Obama +6
Georgia Strategic Vision (R) McCain 52, Obama 39 McCain +13
National Pub Op Str (R) McCain 46, Obama 43, Nader 2, Barr 1 McCain +3
North Carolina Civitas/TelOpinion (R) McCain 47, Obama 44 McCain +3
Pennsylvania Quinnipiac Obama 48, McCain 45 Obama +3
Florida Quinnipiac McCain 50, Obama 43 McCain +7
Ohio Quinnipiac McCain 44, Obama 49 Obama +5
National Ipsos Public Affairs McCain 46, Obama 45, Nader 2, Barr 1 McCain +1
Alabama AEA/Capital Survey McCain 55, Obama 35 McCain +20
Wednesday, September 10
Race Poll Results Spread
North Carolina PPP (D) McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
National FOX News McCain 45, Obama 42 McCain +3
Montana Rasmussen McCain 53, Obama 42 McCain +11
North Dakota Rasmussen McCain 55, Obama 41 McCain +14
National NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl McCain 45, Obama 46 Obama +1
North Carolina SurveyUSA McCain 58, Obama 38 McCain +20
Pennsylvania Strategic Vision (R) Obama 47, McCain 45 Obama +2
West Virginia MBE McCain 44, Obama 39 McCain +5
New Jersey Fairleigh Dickinson Obama 47, McCain 41 Obama +6
Tuesday, September 09
Race Poll Results Spread
Pennsylvania FOX News/Rasmussen Obama 47, McCain 45 Obama +2
Florida FOX News/Rasmussen McCain 48, Obama 48 Tie
Ohio FOX News/Rasmussen McCain 51, Obama 44 McCain +7
Virginia FOX News/Rasmussen McCain 49, Obama 47 McCain +2
Colorado FOX News/Rasmussen Obama 49, McCain 46 Obama +3
Florida PPP (D) McCain 50, Obama 45 McCain +5
National ABC News/Wash Post McCain 49, Obama 47 McCain +2
National CBS News McCain 46, Obama 44 McCain +2
Washington SurveyUSA Obama 49, McCain 45 Obama +4
Michigan Strategic Vision (R) Obama 45, McCain 44 Obama +1
Wisconsin Strategic Vision (R) Obama 46, McCain 43 Obama +3
Virginia SurveyUSA McCain 49, Obama 47 McCain +2
Oklahoma SurveyUSA McCain 65, Obama 32 McCain +33
National IBD/TIPP McCain 40, Obama 45 Obama +5
Maryland Gonzales Res. Obama 52, McCain 38 Obama +14
Monday, September 08
Race Poll Results Spread
Michigan PPP (D) Obama 47, McCain 46 Obama +1
National USA Today/Gallup McCain 54, Obama 44 McCain +10
National CNN/OpinionResearch McCain 48, Obama 48 Tie
National CNN McCain 45, Obama 45, Nader 3, Barr 3 Tie
Friday, September 05
Race Poll Results Spread
National CBS News McCain 42, Obama 42 Tie
Alaska Ivan Moore Res. McCain 54, Obama 35 McCain +19
Indiana Howey-Gauge McCain 45, Obama 43 McCain +2
Thursday, September 04
Race Poll Results Spread
National Democracy Corps (D) McCain 44, Obama 49, Nader 1, Barr 2 Obama +5
Ohio CNN/Time McCain 45, Obama 47 Obama +2
Minnesota CNN/Time Obama 53, McCain 41 Obama +12
Iowa CNN/Time Obama 55, McCain 40 Obama +15
Tuesday, September 02
Race Poll Results Spread
National Gallup Tracking McCain 42, Obama 50 Obama +8
National Rasmussen Tracking McCain 45, Obama 51 Obama +6
National USAT/Gallup Tracking* McCain 43, Obama 50 Obama +7
National Hotline/FD McCain 39, Obama 48 Obama +9
National CBS News McCain 40, Obama 48 Obama +8
North Dakota North Dakota UTU (D) McCain 40, Obama 43 Obama +3
Monday, September 01
Race Poll Results Spread
National CNN McCain 48, Obama 49 Obama +1
National CNN McCain 44, Obama 46, Nader 4, Barr 2 Obama +2
Thursday, August 28
Race Poll Results Spread
Florida Mason-Dixon McCain 44, Obama 45 Obama +1
Pennsylvania CNN/Time Obama 48, McCain 43 Obama +5
Colorado CNN/Time Obama 46, McCain 47 McCain +1
New Mexico CNN/Time Obama 53, McCain 40 Obama +13
Nevada CNN/Time McCain 44, Obama 49 Obama +5
Idaho Greg Smith & Assoc. McCain 52, Obama 29 McCain +23
California PPIC Obama 48, McCain 39 Obama +9
Wednesday, August 27
Race Poll Results Spread
Florida Strategic Vision (R) McCain 49, Obama 42 McCain +7
Rhode Island Brown University Obama 51, McCain 30 Obama +21
Tuesday, August 26
Race Poll Results Spread
National Gallup Tracking McCain 46, Obama 44 McCain +2
National Rasmussen Tracking McCain 46, Obama 46 Tie
North Carolina PPP (D) McCain 45, Obama 42 McCain +3
National Hotline/FD McCain 40, Obama 44 Obama +4
Florida Kitchens Group (D) McCain 42, Obama 39 McCain +3
Pennsylvania Quinnipiac Obama 49, McCain 42 Obama +7
Ohio Quinnipiac McCain 43, Obama 44 Obama +1
Florida Quinnipiac McCain 47, Obama 43 McCain +4
Monday, August 25
Race Poll Results Spread
National CNN McCain 47, Obama 47 Tie
National CNN McCain 44, Obama 44, Nader 4, Barr 2 Tie
National USA Today/Gallup McCain 45, Obama 48 Obama +3
Colorado Suffolk Obama 44, McCain 39 Obama +5
Texas Rasmussen McCain 54, Obama 44 McCain +10
Michigan Detroit News Obama 43, McCain 41 Obama +2
Ohio Columbus Dispatch McCain 42, Obama 41 McCain +1
Sunday, August 24
Race Poll Results Spread
Virginia PPP (D) McCain 45, Obama 47 Obama +2
National ABC News/Wash Post McCain 45, Obama 49 Obama +4
National ABC News/Wash Post McCain 42, Obama 48, Nader 3, Barr 3 Obama +6
Colorado Quinnipiac Obama 46, McCain 47 McCain +1
Colorado Mason-Dixon Obama 46, McCain 43 Obama +3
New Mexico Mason-Dixon Obama 41, McCain 45 McCain +4
Arizona Mason-Dixon McCain 47, Obama 41 McCain +6
Nevada LVRJ/Mason-Dixon McCain 46, Obama 39 McCain +7
Utah Mason-Dixon McCain 62, Obama 23 McCain +39
Wyoming Mason-Dixon McCain 62, Obama 25 McCain +37
Friday, August 22
Race Poll Results Spread
California Rasmussen Obama 54, McCain 41 Obama +13
Mississippi Rasmussen McCain 56, Obama 43 McCain +13
New Mexico Rasmussen Obama 48, McCain 44 Obama +4
Tennessee Rasmussen McCain 60, Obama 35 McCain +25
Indiana Rasmussen McCain 49, Obama 43 McCain +6
Kansas SurveyUSA McCain 58, Obama 35 McCain +23
Michigan Detroit Free Press Obama 46, McCain 39 Obama +7
Thursday, August 21
Race Poll Results Spread
National FOX News McCain 39, Obama 42 Obama +3
Pennsylvania Rasmussen Obama 48, McCain 45 Obama +3
New Hampshire Rasmussen Obama 47, McCain 46 Obama +1
Nevada Reno Gazette-Journal McCain 43, Obama 44 Obama +1
Maryland Rasmussen Obama 53, McCain 43 Obama +10
National CBS News/NY Times McCain 42, Obama 45 Obama +3
National NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl McCain 42, Obama 45 Obama +3
Minnesota Minn. Pub. Radio Obama 48, McCain 38 Obama +10
Wednesday, August 20
Race Poll Results Spread
North Carolina InsiderAdvantage McCain 45, Obama 43 McCain +2
Ohio Rasmussen McCain 48, Obama 43 McCain +5
Florida Rasmussen McCain 48, Obama 46 McCain +2
Indiana SurveyUSA McCain 50, Obama 44 McCain +6
National LA Times/Bloomberg McCain 43, Obama 45 Obama +2
National Reuters/Zogby McCain 46, Obama 41 McCain +5
National Reuters/Zogby McCain 44, Obama 39, Nader 2, Barr 3 McCain +5
Arizona Arizona State McCain 40, Obama 30 McCain +10
Missouri PPP (D) McCain 50, Obama 40 McCain +10
National Battleground McCain 47, Obama 46 McCain +1
Iowa Univ. of Iowa Obama 50, McCain 43 Obama +7
Tuesday, August 19
Race Poll Results Spread
Louisiana Rasmussen McCain 57, Obama 39 McCain +18
National NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl McCain 39, Obama 44, Nader 4, Barr 3 Obama +5
National LA Times/Bloomberg McCain 41, Obama 42, Nader 4, Barr 1 Obama +1
North Carolina Civitas/TelOpinion (R)* McCain 46, Obama 40 McCain +6
Minnesota SurveyUSA Obama 47, McCain 45 Obama +2
National Quinnipiac McCain 42, Obama 47 Obama +5
Pennsylvania Susquehanna Obama 46, McCain 41 Obama +5
Monday, August 18
Race Poll Results Spread
National Gallup Tracking McCain 43, Obama 46 Obama +3
National Rasmussen Tracking McCain 46, Obama 47 Obama +1
Georgia Rasmussen McCain 53, Obama 44 McCain +9
Ohio PPP (D) McCain 45, Obama 45 Tie
Illinois Rasmussen Obama 55, McCain 40 Obama +15
New York Siena Obama 47, McCain 39 Obama +8
Tennessee Ayres McHenry (R) McCain 51, Obama 36 McCain +15
Saturday, August 16
Race Poll Results Spread
Colorado Rocky Mtn News/CBS4 Obama 41, McCain 44 McCain +3
Friday, August 15
Race Poll Results Spread
Minnesota Rasmussen Obama 49, McCain 45 Obama +4
North Carolina Rasmussen McCain 50, Obama 44 McCain +6
Colorado Rasmussen Obama 48, McCain 49 McCain +1
Maine Rasmussen Obama 53, McCain 39 Obama +14
Thursday, August 14
Race Poll Results Spread
Virginia Rasmussen McCain 48, Obama 47 McCain +1
Virginia InAdv/PollPosition McCain 43, Obama 43 Tie
Washington SurveyUSA Obama 51, McCain 44 Obama +7
Nevada Rasmussen McCain 48, Obama 45 McCain +3
National IBD/TIPP McCain 38, Obama 43 Obama +5
Wednesday, August 13
Race Poll Results Spread
Florida InAdv/PollPosition McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
Kansas Rasmussen McCain 55, Obama 41 McCain +14
North Carolina SurveyUSA McCain 49, Obama 45 McCain +4
Wisconsin Strategic Vision (R) Obama 47, McCain 42 Obama +5
Pennsylvania Franklin & Marshall Obama 46, McCain 41 Obama +5
New Jersey Quinnipiac Obama 51, McCain 41 Obama +10
National Pew Research McCain 43, Obama 46 Obama +3
Tuesday, August 12
Race Poll Results Spread
Kentucky SurveyUSA McCain 55, Obama 37 McCain +18
National Gallup McCain 38, Obama 45, Nader 1, Barr 1 Obama +7
Monday, August 11
Race Poll Results Spread
Iowa Rasmussen Obama 49, McCain 44 Obama +5
Oregon Rasmussen Obama 52, McCain 42 Obama +10
Colorado PPP (D) Obama 48, McCain 44 Obama +4
Sunday, August 10
Race Poll Results Spread
Virginia SurveyUSA McCain 48, Obama 47 McCain +1
Friday, August 08
Race Poll Results Spread
Michigan Rasmussen Obama 49, McCain 45 Obama +4
Missouri Rasmussen McCain 50, Obama 44 McCain +6
Washington Rasmussen Obama 54, McCain 42 Obama +12
Alabama AEA/Capital Survey McCain 47, Obama 34 McCain +13
Thursday, August 07
Race Poll Results Spread
Wisconsin Rasmussen Obama 51, McCain 44 Obama +7
Massachusetts Rasmussen Obama 54, McCain 38 Obama +16
New York Rasmussen Obama 55, McCain 36 Obama +19
New Jersey Rasmussen Obama 52, McCain 42 Obama +10
Wisconsin WPRI Obama 44, McCain 38 Obama +6
Oregon SurveyUSA Obama 48, McCain 45 Obama +3
National CBS News McCain 39, Obama 45 Obama +6
National Time McCain 41, Obama 46 Obama +5
New York Quinnipiac Obama 57, McCain 36 Obama +21

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Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

LOL, I bet her teenage daughter is going to throw some pretty wild parties in her absence.

Jiff
http://www.FireMe.To/udi

Posted by: JIf Lewis | September 14, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Scott, just to save you the embaracement and money,
you see ONE poll on the 10th and I see two:
InAdv/PollPosition 09/10 - 09/10 503 LV 44 45 McCain +1
Rasmussen 09/10 - 09/10 700 LV 51 46 Obama +5

with net result Obama +2

so......

do you always look at HALF the glass and not the whole glass????
:)

I feel your frustration, the numbers do not support your theory. Don't worry, even Einstein had to deal with those pesky numbers from time to time
;)

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

-Michigan -

InAdv/PollPosition 09/10 - 09/10 503 LV 44 45 McCain +1

...stay tuned, Serge-

feel free to write, as you say,

Scott ..."you were right....not required, it's optional...."

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 8:42 AM | Report abuse

Scott, before you make your bet, consider this:

http://www.polltrack.com/presidential
is behind Real Politics map and put Mccain ahead by 2 points by pure typo!!!!

It is behind because it still shows oil electorat numbers while real politics just upodated them and shows Obama losing some delegates who were considered solid but...
STILL maintains 8 delegates lead regard;less.
I am sure the source you look will update too..eventually.

As for Obama losing because he is black -
this thought occured to many of us, as we realise that deep inside the average voter is still a racist. I concede you the point there, I won't fight you the uphill batle.

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 8:32 AM | Report abuse

"So...are you putting bet on McCain in Michigan based on bookies ignorance and them not knowing the latest polls?"
Serge

-Michigan -

InAdv/PollPosition 09/10 - 09/10 503 LV 44 45 McCain +1

Serge- I am afraid that McCain will win Michigan for the right, and I'm sorry to say the wrong reasons-

Posted on Sun, Sep. 7, 2008

The American Debate: It's little discussed, but Obama's race may be decider

By Dick Polman
Inquirer National Political Columnist
Let us swing the door ajar and invite the elephant into the room. One big reason Barack Obama is locked in a tight race, rather than easily outdistancing his opponent, is because he is black.
That factor is rarely discussed in polite political conversation. People tend to dance around it, talking instead about Obama's perceived inexperience, or his youth, or his perceived airs, or his liberal voting record. And racist sentiment rarely shows up in the polls, because a lot of people don't want to share their baser instincts with the pollsters; they'll save that instead for the privacy of the voting booth.
But the incremental evidence - anecdotal and even statistical - has become impossible to ignore.
Union organizers in the key state of Michigan complain in the press that, as one puts it, "we're all struggling to some extent with the problem of white workers who will not vote for Obama because of his color." An aging mine electrician from Kentucky is quoted as saying, "I won't vote for a colored man. He'll put too many coloreds in jobs." An elderly woman in a New Jersey hair salon is overheard complaining about Barack and Michelle Obama the other day, about how blacks supposedly have larger bones than whites, and about how she's fleeing America if Obama wins.
Jimmy Carter, while attending the Democratic convention, cited race as a "subterranean issue," yet at times this year it has been bared for all to see. Case in point, Pennsylvania. On the day of the Democratic presidential primary, 12 percent of the white Democratic voters told the exit pollsters that race mattered in their choice of candidate; of those whites, 76 percent chose Hillary Rodham Clinton over Obama. The same pattern surfaced in other states, including the key autumn state of Ohio.
This is worth pondering a moment longer. If 12 percent of Democratic voters are willing to tell exit pollsters, eye to eye, that race was an important factor, to Obama's detriment, isn't it fair to assume that the real percentage (including those who kept their sentiments private) was actually higher? And what might this portend for the general election, when the white electorate will be broader, and hence significantly less liberal, than in Democratic contests?
Here's one hint. Last June, the Washington Post-ABC News poll devised a "racial sensitivity index," based on a series of nuanced questions that were designed to measure the varying levels of racial prejudice in the white electorate. The pollsters came up with three categories, ranging from most to least enlightened. The key finding: Whites in the least-enlightened category - roughly 30 percent of the white electorate - favored John McCain over Obama by a ratio of 2-1.
A few prominent Democrats did broach this sensitive topic at the Denver convention. Dee Dee Myers, the former Bill Clinton aide, shared her concerns at one political forum, and with good reason. She worked for Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in the 1980s, when it appeared that Bradley was a cinch to win his U.S. Senate contest despite his race. The final round of polls showed him winning comfortably. He lost.
"I lived through that," Myers said. "We're whistling past the graveyard if we think that race was not a factor in the Democratic primaries. Today's young voters will get us past these attitudes," but it will take time. As for millions of older voters, "they talk about having 'culture' problems [with Obama], but to separate culture from race is impossible."
And Markos Moulitsas, who runs the liberal Daily Kos blog, said: "It's human nature. A lot of people want to cling to the comfortable world that they've always lived in. The Obamas don't look like what First Families have always looked like. This will be one of the factors in the fall, because a lot of people simply want to stick with what they've known in the past."
The race obstacle is not necessarily fatal, of course, because in the end it may be trumped by other factors - such as McCain's age, or nagging concerns about handing the nuclear football in an emergency to a "hockey mom" as GOP vice presidential candidate whose chief national security credential is the proximity of Alaska to Russia.
But clearly Obama needs to tread carefully, arguably by stressing lunch-pail economic issues and continuing to present himself as a "post-racial" candidate. He will need to dispel these white suspicions, if only because whites will continue to dominate the electorate - they constituted 77 percent of all voters in 2004 - even if he manages to inspire an historic black turnout. He has to bond somehow with blue-collar whites, yet he cannot show too much passion, because, as Democratic strategist Joe Trippi explained to me, "those whites don't like to see a black guy getting angry, it's a dangerous thing for an African American candidate to do."
I'm not suggesting that racism would be the sole explanation for an Obama loss. Nor am I seeking to insult those who object to Obama purely on the issues. But if Obama winds up losing after having posted a seemingly solid polling lead on election eve, we may well find ourselves pondering the words of Henry David Thoreau, who wrote in 1854 that "public opinion is a weak tyrant, compared with our own private opinion."

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Scott, we'll know if the money are smart or NOT in November or later, today they are just the bets.

So you concede, you are not taking the bet on Mccain in Michigan, despite your optimism, right?

IOW, theoretically you are optimistic about McCain's chances in Michigan, but not enough optimistic to put your money where your mouth is, right?

Scott, I am not a hockey mom and I don't wear liptic, and I am not letting you off the Michigan hook you got yourself on.

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Serge- Notice the uptick in odds on a President Hilary Clinton after Joe Biden's admission that she'd be a better VP candidate than him!

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 8:15 AM | Report abuse

SERGE- You want to Maintain a head in the sand tone with me, FINE- Hers's the INTRADE market odds from RCPolitics- the site you believe in:


INTRADE MARKET ODDS TODAY
Trade 2008.PRES.McCAIN 87 52.2 52.4 200 52.2 543.4k +1.4

Trade 2008.PRES.OBAMA 106 46.1 46.2 23 46.2 424.7k -1.7


Trade 2008.PRES.CLINTON(H) 3 2.7 3.3 50 3.2 556.4k +0.1
Trade 2008.PRES.BIDEN 1262 0.3 0.5 3079 0.5 63.3k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.GORE 1580 0.5 0.6 16.9k 0.5 193.0k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.ROMNEY 4537 0.4 0.5 18.4k 0.5 150.6k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.PAUL 2449 0.2 0.3 16.9k 0.3 100.2k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.BLOOMBERG 10.8k 0.1 0.2 22.8k 0.1 104.0k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.GIULIANI 21.4k 0.1 0.2 18.8k 0.2 134.1k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.HUCKABEE 16.3k 0.1 0.2 28.2k 0.2 147.2k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.EDWARDS 11.5k 0.1 0.2 43.8k 0.1 105.4k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.THOMPSON(F) 0 - 0.1 23.3k 0.1 69.9k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.RICHARDSON 0 - 0.1 23.9k 0.1 10.2k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.GINGRICH 0 - 0.1 14.9k 0.1 11.2k 0
Trade 2008.PRES.DODD 0 - 0.1 17.0k 0.1 953 0
Trade 2008.PRES.WARNER 0 - 0.1 14.9k 0.1 1089 0
Trade 2008.PRES.ALLEN 0 - 0.1 22.9k 0.1 495 0
Trade 2008.PRES.FIELD 996 0.3 0.4 6424 0.3 87.9k 0


The smart money's on McCain Serge...

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 8:11 AM | Report abuse

Scott, what animocity? We are playing with the numbers, numbers have no emotions and yours and mine numbers are the SAME,
the only difference between us is that I read the numbers the way they are TODAY,
while you try to guess them and what they will be tomorrow based on today's trends.

I have no problems waiting untill tomorrow because:

"In Numbers I trust, in People I don't"


So...are you putting bet on McCain in Michigan based on bookies ignorance and them not knowing the latest polls?

Your $39 will be $100 on November, go get 'em tiger, IF you believe in YOUR numbers
;)

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Serge, as I mentioned in my first Post and with all animosity aside, because I really do appreciate a give and take based on facts, Real Clear Politics is a great site, but they factor in polling from weeks before to assign a color to a state. As you and I both know, this is a fluid dynamic based on events of the last 24-48 hrs. If one of our candidate says the worst possible thing in the debates and loses Pa., for example- RCP will still assign PA based on old and new polls- not realistic. That was my point. If you look at NJ, you'll see the current McCain/Palin momentum.
One more thoing- you'll notice that NJ is still blue on their map, as it should be....but it's certainly not "as blue"...

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Scott, please throw LATEST numbers on me, not the old ones.

Let's examine yours state by state:
Michigan!

You show it in McCain camp...

put your money where your mouth is:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/mi/michigan_mccain_vs_obama-553.html

the McCain is underdog and you can make a fortune IF you are correct:
odds of winning for MONEY BETS:
McCain - 39%, Obama - 61%

Show me receipt of your McCain bet in Michigan and I say you beleive yourself in what you are posting.

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 8:02 AM | Report abuse

Serge, as I mentioned in my first Post and with all animosity aside, because I really do appreciate a give and take based on facts, Real Clear Politics is a great site, but they factor in polling from weeks before to assign a color to a state. As you and I both know, this is a fluid dynamic based on events of the last 24-48 hrs. If one of our candidate ssys the worst possible thing in the debates and loses Pa., for example- RCP will still assign PA based on old and new polls- not realistic. That was my point. If you look at NJ, you'll see the current McCain/Palin momentum.

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Here's the popular wisdom on the race Serge- be worried...

Is Either Candidate Pulling Ahead?
Posted Sep 13, 2008 at 10:03 AM | by Maurice Berger

PollTrack has received a number of E-mails from Democrats concerned about Obama's chances in November. The short answer: no candidate is decisively ahead and the race is fairly even both in national support and electoral votes. It is clear that McCain came out of his convention stronger than Obama. It is also true that the momentum is now with the Republican.

Posted by: SCOTT | September 14, 2008 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Scott, I did what you suggested and compared two electoral maps,
from your source:
http://www.polltrack.com/presidential
and my source
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/?map=10

Now....if mine was "old" and yours was "latest",
how come they show ABSOLUTEALY THE SAME MAP and NUMBERS!?

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 7:56 AM | Report abuse

Serge- SORRY, You're W-R-O-N-G:


Michigan -

InAdv/PollPosition 09/10 - 09/10 503 LV 44 45 McCain +1
Rasmussen 09/10 - 09/10 700 LV 51 46 Obama +5
CNN/Time 09/07 - 09/09 966 RV 49 45 Obama +4
Strategic Vision (R) 09/05 - 09/07 1200 LV 45 44 Obama +1
PPP (D) 09/06 - 09/07 1147 LV 47 46 Obama +1

Ohio: McCain vs. Obama

Polling Data
Poll Date Sample McCain (R) Obama (D) Spread
RCP Average 09/05 - 09/10 -- 47.8 45.6 McCain +2.2
InAdv/PollPosition 09/10 - 09/10 500 LV 48 47 McCain +1
Univ. of Cinci 09/05 - 09/10 775 LV 48 44 McCain +4
Strategic Vision (R) 09/07 - 09/09 1200 LV 48 44 McCain +4
Quinnipiac 09/05 - 09/09 1367 LV 44 49 Obama +5

Nevada: McCain vs. Obama

Polling Data
Poll Date Sample McCain (R) Obama (D) Spread
RCP Average 08/13 - 09/11 -- 45.6

44.6 McCain +1.0
Rasmussen 09/11 - 09/11 700 LV 49 46 McCain +3
InAdv/PollPosition 09/10 - 09/10 518 LV 46 45 McCain +1
CNN/Time 08/24 - 08/26 625 RV 44 49 Obama +5
Reno Gazette-Journal 08/18 - 08/20 600 LV 43 44 Obama +1


Obama's till leading in New Jersey- FAR from a bettleground state but look at his lead- was 14% in July-
Marist 09/05 - 09/08 805 RV 48 45 Obama +3
Fairleigh Dickinson 09/04 - 09/07 872 LV 47 41 Obama +6
Quinnipiac 08/04 - 08/10 1468 LV 51 41 Obama +10


According to Poll Track this weekend-

270 Needed to Win.

Toss Up
Total 94
Too close to call 94
Barack Obama (Democrat)
Total 217
Safe 153
Leaning 64
John McCain (Republican)
Total 227
Safe 157
Leaning 70

Posted by: SCOTT | September 14, 2008 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Scott, if what you are saying was the case, I'd be worried, but I am not because...

do the following:
click
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

then in the left column find category:
Battleground Polls

Now click on each battleground state and see for yourself when the poll was taken,
before or after convention.

Verify that the polls, like I said, are as of 9/09/2008 and start worrying that McCain gains are in the states he was winning all along, which doesn't help him with Electoral Votes.

Throwing in here:
"Serge you were right"
is optional, but not necessary.

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Having Hannity interview Palin is almost as ridiculous as Chris Matthews interviewing Biden or Obama. The voters deserve an objective and non-bias media.

Posted by: Ruth A | September 14, 2008 7:32 AM | Report abuse

I'm a big Palin fan but I wonder what's the transition like for Alaska now. Is the Leut. Gov. stepping up? What's s/he like?

Posted by: Yehudit | September 14, 2008 7:30 AM | Report abuse

Sen. Clinton's Former Chief Strategist on Palin and the Media-

CBS News 9/12/08

CBSNews.com: So you think the media is being uniquely tough on Palin now?

Mark Penn: Well, I think that the media is doing the kinds of stories on Palin that they're not doing on the other candidates. And that's going to subject them to people concluding that they're giving her a tougher time. Now, the media defense would be, "Yeah, we looked at these other candidates who have been in public life at an earlier time."

What happened here very clearly is that the controversy over Palin led to 37 million Americans tuning into a vice-presidential speech, something that is unprecedented, because they wanted to see for themselves. This is an election in which the voters are going to decide for themselves. The media has lost credibility with them.
**********

Keep it up- the Independents are watching-

September 9, 2008
McCain Now Winning Majority of IndependentsMajority of independents now prefer him over Obama, 52% to 37%USA Democrats Election 2008 Government and Politics Republicans Americas Northern America by Lydia Saad
PRINCETON, NJ -- John McCain's 6 percentage-point bounce in voter support spanning the Republican National Convention is largely explained by political independents shifting to him in fairly big numbers, from 40% pre-convention to 52% post-convention in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.


By contrast, Democrats' support for McCain rose 5 percentage points over the GOP convention period, from 9% to 14%, while Republicans' already-high support stayed about the same.

The surge in political independents who favor McCain for president marks the first time since Gallup began tracking voters' general-election preferences in March that a majority of independents have sided with either of the two major-party candidates. Prior to now, McCain had received no better than 48% of the independent vote and Obama no better than 46%, making the race for the political middle highly competitive.


Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 7:04 AM | Report abuse

Serge- you showed McCain ahead in the tossup category of the electoral polls- You and I know that Real clear politics averages in older state polls that don't reflect the post convention and post Palin bounce fully- see Polltrack abnd see the post above for a really interesting story...but anyway you look at it- I GAVE YOU STATE POLLS TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST FEW DAYS AND YOU GAVE ME OLD NEWS...

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 7:03 AM | Report abuse

John McCain is so proud to have selected Sarah Palin. What does Sarah Palin know about the Iraq war other than sending her son over there on Sept 11th. Here's something for Sarah to chew on about some facts about the war in Iraq.

1. According to 2000 census the population of Wasilla, Alaska was 5,469. The number of US casualties in Iraq alone is higher than that. That means a whole town the size of Wasilla is gone from our young and fittest population because of George Bush and McCain's war in Iraq.

2. The population of Alaska is 683,478. Number of U.S. soldiers wounded in Iraq is over 70,000. ie if all those soldiers were from Alaska 1/10th the population of Alaska will be disabled, without limbs, or have serious medical problems physically and mentally.

Now hockey mom Sarah says she did not even wink when John McCain asked her to be his running mate. But if she is smart she would have just asked McCain about what we have accomplished after losing 6000 souls and wounding 70,000 US soldiers in Iraq. How is McCain's surge going to bring back those 6000 souls back to their moms regardless of whether they are hockey moms or soccer moms. How many hockey moms does it take to take care of the 70,000 wounded in Iraq?

Posted by: Kimberly | September 14, 2008 5:28 AM | Report abuse

Scott,
there is one more piece of information your forgot to add in your quote of real politics poll pages:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/?map=10

Electoral College votes:
Obama 217, McCain 227, Toss Ups 94
| No Toss Ups: Obama 273, McCain 265

After everything said and done, after losing 8 points lead,
Obama is still ahead in electoral votes and this means only ONE thing:
he lost support in the states where he was losing anyway.

If he was losing the state by 2 points, he now loses the state by 7 points, but as far as ELECTORAL college votes,
he lost nothing, nada, zilch!

Argue the numbers now, go ahead.
"In numbers I trust, in people I don't"

http://www.nothingcontroversial.com/forum/

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 14, 2008 1:54 AM | Report abuse

Obama's 50 State Strategy?

Sat. Sept 13th

Nevada Rasmussen McCain 49, Obama 46 McCain +3
National Gallup Tracking McCain 47, Obama 45 McCain +2
National Rasmussen Tracking McCain 48, Obama 45 McCain +3
National Hotline/FD Tracking McCain 45, Obama 44 McCain +1
National Newsweek McCain 46, Obama 46 Tie
South Dakota Rasmussen McCain 54, Obama 37 McCain +17
New Jersey Marist Obama 48, McCain 45 Obama +3

Friday, September 12
Race Poll Results Spread
Missouri Rasmussen McCain 51, Obama 46 McCain +5
Oklahoma Rasmussen McCain 63, Obama 32 McCain +31
Washington Rasmussen Obama 49, McCain 47 Obama +2
Oregon Hoffman Research (R) Obama 46, McCain 39 Obama +7
Washington Elway Poll* Obama 46, McCain 38 Obama +8
National Associated Press/GfK McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
Ohio Univ. of Cinci McCain 48, Obama 44 McCain +4
National Associated Press/GfK McCain 48, Obama 44, Nader 1, Barr 1 McCain +4

Thursday, September 11
Race Poll Results Spread

Ohio InAdv/PollPosition McCain 48, Obama 47 McCain +1

Florida InAdv/PollPosition McCain 50, Obama 42 McCain +8

Michigan InAdv/PollPosition Obama 44, McCain 45 McCain +1

Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 12:57 AM | Report abuse

Does Biden Have A Catholic Problem?
Time Magazine 9/13/08

"...Within days, Cardinal Justin Rigali, who heads the USCCB committee on pro-life activities, and Bishop William Lori, who chairs the committee on doctrine, drafted a statement outlining Biden's theological errors that was released on behalf of the entire bishops conference — a rebuke not even Kerry received in 2004."


Posted by: Scott | September 14, 2008 12:38 AM | Report abuse

.

Don Randi:
"Why did Obama run an attack add that mocks McCain's disability from his days as a POW?"

Same reason he supported Wright for 20 years, he is a sleazy scumbag.

.

Posted by: Billw | September 13, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

.

Save Us God:
If only you spent as much time reading about the candidates actual positions on issues, as you do writing self congratulatory limericks, maybe you'd have a clue.

RE your name, speak for yourself if Obama wins, but I doubt your plea will be answered. Your post is typical of Obama supporters, ignore facts presented to you and divert attention from the great ONE with meaningless drivel.


.

Posted by: Billw | September 13, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Why did Obama run an attack add that mocks McCain's disability from his days as a POW?

Posted by: Don Randi | September 13, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

To all you windbags here- You sure got "copy & "paste" down pat. We don't want to read a book here or click your dopey hyper-links. We all just scrolled down pass it all. Sry you wasted your time.

Posted by: AJ | September 13, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Bristol and Track are tweekers and all their friends know it.

....and Levi was dragged off the Minnesota and knows he's stuck with Bristol unless mommy loses.

:-)

Posted by: toritto | September 13, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

"Actually, Obama did not get into Harvard Law on affirmative action,as he did not mention his ethnicity on his application."

No kidding! Then it was just "lightly" known through some of his connections, such as Percy Sutton, first African-American president of the Manhattan Borough, who was asked by a Texan Muslim acquaintance to write a recommendation letter for Obama to Harvard Law School (no conspiracy theory, interview available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EcC0QAd0Ug ).

Excerpts

“I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him.”

“The friend’s name is Dr Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas."

“He wrote to me about him. And his introduction was there is a young man that has applied to Harvard. I know that you have a few friends up there because you used to go up there to speak. Would you please write a letter in support of him?”

Posted by: medalves | September 13, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the real deal:


“But in her 21 months as governor, Palin has taken few steps to advance culturally conservative causes. Instead, after she knocked off an incumbent amid an influence-peddling scandal linked to the oil industry, Palin pursued a populist agenda that toughened ethics rules and raised taxes on oil and gas companies.
And she did so while relying on Democratic votes in the Legislature.

"She has governed from the center," says Rebecca Braun, author of Alaska Budget Report, a non-partisan political newsletter. "She has in some small ways supported her religious views — for example, proposing money to continue the office of faith-based and community initiatives — but she has actually been conspicuously absent on social issues. She came in with a big oil and gas agenda, which really required Democratic allies to get through."


http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-11-palin-cover_N.htm

Posted by: Alice C | September 13, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow - look at all the unhinged moonbats. The panic is setting in.

Posted by: BuckNutty | September 13, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Wow - look at all the unhinged moonbats. The panic is setting in.

Posted by: BuckNutty | September 13, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

It's fun to watch how Obama supporters continue to smear and attack when Obama promised a new type of campaign. I always knew that was a con and the Obama supporters have proven me right.

Posted by: Tom | September 13, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Candyman,
read it and weep...

http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/c3i/nuclear-football.htm

President is the only one who can push the nuclear button.

What high school did you attend?

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 13, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

This afternoon I attended the opening of an Obama campaign office in a small town on central Florida's west coast. This area is mostly retirees with a sprinkling of young people and vets.

I didn't expect much.

I was amazed when more than 200 people showed up! More old people than I ever would have imagined, young college students, blacks, whites and vets.

The key speakers were Lt. General (ret) Claudia Kennedy and Commander Sgt. Major (ret) Michele Jones and Sgt. Major (ret)Jon Estrada. Estrada introduced Obama at the Convention. General Kennedy is on the short list for Secretary of Defense in an Obama administration.

I was surprised by the turn-out because the media would have me believe old people and vets are strongly in McCain's corner.

What I saw today gives me hope that our long national nightmare may soon be over.

P. S. I the entrance to the parking lot was a "protester" waving an old Soviet flag - like only he loved America. What a moron.
I

Posted by: toritto | September 13, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

I thought it took more than the President to push the Nuclear button, maybe I was taught wrong at school then...

Posted by: Candyman | September 13, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Forget about experience - this woman is a nut case. Has there ever been a worse candidate chosen to be VP. I bet McCain wishes he hadn't picked her.

Posted by: Hottopics | September 13, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

This is the real test for her. Now we can see how she will hold up.

http://FastArizona.com/McCain.html

Posted by: McCain | September 13, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous ..you are correct in one regard, American Public doesn't care anymore about the political process. Welcome to the "American Idol" generation. I think public votes with their eyes instead of their best interests. When McCain is elected and my "death taxes" are cut and their medical insurance provided by the employer is taxed, the public will feel the difference between "President" and "Idol"

http://www.nothingcontroversial.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=27

Posted by: Serge Birbrair | September 13, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican Party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon, former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.
Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search. AIPAC and PNAC are the military industrial complex.
Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican Party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda? The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about religion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic surveillance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangelicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continuously for over 30 years. Yes the left has their own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican administration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The consolidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever, gridlocked legislature with only two parties for representation, a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras placed on every street corner. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, incrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

The Trail is doing a great job here!
If you look at their most recent 10 reports here,10 are about McCain/Palin-almost all negative out of which 8 are about Palin!
Its no secret that that WaPo is left leaning and that it has many pro-Obama hacks in his payroll,but any assumed journalistic standards are sadly going drown the drain.
Thankfully though,American voting public dont care much about MSM any more.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse


From:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/second-time-as-farce-how-palin-is.html


Friday, September 12, 2008
Second Time As Farce: How Palin is Exactly Like Bush, Part 2

From Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson:

Palin: "Our national leaders are sending them on a task that is from God"

Gibson: Are we fighting a holy war?

Palin: (looking strained, desperate, trapped): The reference there is from Abraham Lincoln who said "Never presume to know God's will..."

Robert Zimmerman: She failed to describe how a McCain/Palin foreign policy would differ from a Bush foreign policy

Gibson: Have you ever met a foreign head of state?

Palin: I have not, and I think that if you go back in history, and ask that question of many Vice Presidents they have the same answer that I just gave you

Anderson Cooper: Bay, ABC News just did a fact check. They looked back the last 30 years, all Vice Presidents have met a foreign leader. Does that matter?

Bay Buchanan: No, it doesn't at all. Her answer was excellent. It will make Americans feel that much closer to her. She's very real. Sure, she hasn't traveled overseas to meet these foreign leaders. But that's not what American's are looking for. She's absolutely correct. They want somebody that they can relate to. Who's hearing them. They're sick and tired of those people in Washington who may know lots of facts and figures and meet lots of people...

Zimmerman: It's always a danger when we have leaders who know facts and figures, Bay. That really does get in the way of setting up sound policies...My concern, Bay, is that when Sarah Palin says that she's not met foreign leaders like that's a good thing--We made that mistake eight years ago when George W. Bush was that likable guy that you wanted to invite over for a barbeque.

Cite:
Head of State
http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2008/09/second-time-as-farce-how-palin-is.html

Posted by: Cara Prado | September 13, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I envy McCain. If he is elected, everyone will wish him lots of health so he could finish his term, as having Palin as Commander in Chief with the finger on the nuclear trigger and God's whisper when to push it is just too scarry.

Posted by: Serge | September 13, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse


Actually, Obama did not get into Harvard Law on affirmative action,as he did not mention his ethnicity on his application. He also was number 2 in his class at Harvard Law. He did he leave a mark at school, as he was elected President of the Law Review. Palin went to 5 schools in 6 years, to get her journalism degree. She worked hard for it, I'm sure, as Obama did, and neither not be dissed unfairly.
But that does not excuse rabid racists who thinly disguise their bigotry, but not their ignorance, in their postings

Posted by: Ben Taub | September 13, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

PAILN, LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS
Ever wonder why Mccain never talks about his son in Iraq? Not because he is being humble, it is because you never identify a solider, who they are with or where they are deployed. For prominent people like politicians it is even more important. It puts everyone in danger who a around that person. You saw the same thing with the prince in Britain they had to actually bring him home.

So now we had this ditz Palin doing a public event around her son and his whole group. Even publishing this:

Private 1st Class Track Palin, is being deployed with xxxxx soldiers of the xxxxx Brigade Combat Team of the xxth Infantry Division. (I removed the key information that appeared in dozens of papers.)

This woman doesn't even no the most basic thing about being in command of anything. So now that everyone has her sons picture and knows where he is going, what happens if we have a nice video of him having his head cut off on camera? Or his whole squad get killed as they are trying to kill or capture him? Think she will be sorry for being so stupid? I actually don't know what to say, this is just short of treason it is so stupid. What next, she is going to tell us where Mccains son is? Maybe some nice infor on our troop strengths and where they are. Good going Palin you pig, you don't have a F'n clue.

Now we get to the worst part. John Mccain knows right off the top of his head you don't do this. Did he do anything to stop it or advise her against it or just plain tell her "DON'T DO THIS IT IS A BAD THING DO"? No he let her put her son and his comrades in added danger because it may help him POLITICLY.

It gets better though. They are not even gong for some time, this was no send off. They just did this on 9/11 as a political stunt to exploit that horrible day.

Just when you think Mccain and Palin are the worst garbage you have even seen, they sink even lower. Now she is even willing to murder her own son for political gain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Our family attended this event. If the reporter didn't hear distinctions with the Democrats, she wasn't listening. Palin talked about energy independence, and getting Alaska's oil and gas to market, something we don't hear much about from Obama at all. (She also discussed diversified energy, including tidal, geothermal, and biofuels.)

She talked about lowering taxes - another thing Obama doesn't like to stress because he won't do it, despite what Charles Gibson says (repeal the death tax, anyone?)

We all said a prayer for Hurricane Ike victims, and many of us are making contributions, too.

Posted by: Alaskan who was there | September 13, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse


THE PALIN AFFAIR ACCUSATION PALIN CHEATED ON HER HUSBAND?
http://www.theveep.com

THE PALIN DUI?
http://www.duihelpguide.com

Levi Johnson The self Proclaimed Redneck and the Stud who got Sarah Palins Daughter Pregnant.
http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mary--Todd went to Columbia undergrad on an affirmative action admission (part Eskimo) and left absolutely no mark--no one even remembers him. He subsequently went to Harvard Law, no doubt also thanks to affirmative action preferences, and remains the only editor of the Law Review who wrote nothing for publication. He refuses to release test scores, class standing, or any evidence of academic performance. He also is rumored to have taken independent study in chemistry under William Ayers.

Posted by: rmartins | September 13, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow. what a clever waste of time. If only you spent as much time reading about the candidates actual positions on issues, as you do writing self congratulatory limericks, maybe you'd have a clue.

Posted by: Save Us God | September 13, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

did she point at the crowd and wave that annoying wave?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 13, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Anne, tell us more about Todd! Did he graduate high school or did he drop out too like the Palin kids?

Was Palin using a teleprompter to give this speech too. How many lies were in this speech?

Posted by: Mary | September 13, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

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ODE TO OBAMA # 15

Now Obama is a man of change
And that covers a rather wide range.
In order to make amends,
He changed all his friends
Which most find to be quite strange.

His slogan he now changed to read
It now says change that we need.
He's again changed his mind
Like the blind reading the blind
Which shows that he's not ready to lead.

That the man is rattled is quite plain
'cause his comments were met with disdain.
He made a nasty dig
About lipstick on a pig,
Now it's a shoo-in for Palin and McCain.

YEA!!! GO PALIN GO MCCAIN

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Posted by: Billw | September 13, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

LOL. Cute.

Posted by: Kate | September 13, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

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