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McCain Gaining Ground in Va. Polls

By Tim Craig
Two new polls out today show Sen. Barack Obama with a four-point lead over Republican John McCain in Virginia.

The polls indicate that McCain is starting to gain a little ground on Obama in Virginia. Last week, several polls showed Obama with a lead of between seven and 11 percentage points.

In a poll released today by National Journal, Obama draws 48 percent vs. McCain's 44 percent. A second poll by Marist College Institute for Public Opinion shows Obama leading McCain 51 percent to 47 percent among likely voters.

But only 2 percent of voters questioned in the Marist poll say they could switch their votes before Election Day, suggesting Obama is still well positioned to withstand any late surge by McCain in Virginia.

Read more about the race in the Old Dominion at Virginia Politics»

Posted at 1:26 PM ET on Oct 30, 2008  | Category:  Battlegrounds
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OBAMA will win Virginia. its Friday and I assure you folks that the desire to see this man win this is strong and serious. We are just waiting for the gun to pop and just watch our smoke. Just waiting for the word go as of 6:00 am on Nov. 4th.

By way of Virginia and some of the western states like Colorado and Mexico. Former Bush states, he will win. Ive no doubt of that.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 31, 2008 3:37 PM

OBAMA will win Virginia. its Friday and I assure you folks that the desire to see this man win this is strong and serious. We are just waiting for the gun to pop and just watch our smoke. Just waiting for the word go as of 6:00 am on Nov. 4th.

By way of Virginia and some of the western states like Colorado and Mexico. Former Bush states, he will win. Ive no doubt of that.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 31, 2008 3:36 PM

Gator-ron:

You verify for me what you do for a living, and I will give you my California Bar number to verify what I did.

Posted by: JakeD | October 30, 2008 10:19 PM

Gator-ron:

You verify for me what you do for a living, and I will give you my California Bar number to verify what I did.

Posted by: JakeD | October 30, 2008 10:16 PM

I pray to God that McCain serves his full 4 or 8 year term in office -- His Will be done -- I am a retired lawyer too ; )

Posted by: JakeD | October 30, 2008 10:07 PM

Actually, it doesn't matter who the President is because they will be 'rolled' by Senate and House with new supermajorities. Do you honestly believe that Pelosi and Reid are going to limit themselves? Reminds me of 1976. Carter got in over hatred of Watergate and Nixon pardon. Very similar level of hatred towards Republicans. He got 'rolled' by both Senate and House. We will be looking at double digit inflation and double digit unemployment by 2012. Guaranteed.

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 30, 2008 8:20 PM

Most reporters know it's unkosher to compare different polls done at different times by different polling firms, and then conclude that a race is tightening/widening.

Not this one, apparently.

Posted by: PeterPrinciple | October 30, 2008 7:19 PM

Drain You

Thank you for that post about Rove. It reminds me of the pompousness of someone who posts here and claims to be a retired lawyer. I am optimistic but not so much that I will quit working for the Obama campaign.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 30, 2008 7:05 PM

This is Hilarious...


McCain's campaign has seen "significant" progress in internal polling in the last week... The campaign has seen the race between McCain and Barack Obama tighten "significantly over the past week," McInturff said in a memo late Tuesday. "All signs say we are headed to an election that may easily be too close to call by next Tuesday."
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http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/28/mccains-pollster-foresees-race-close/
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It also made me fondly remember Turdblossom's 2006 math which suggested that Republicans would, well, I'll let Karl the Felon give you the "straight-talk"...


SIEGEL: We are in the home stretch though and many would consider you on the optimistic end of realism about...


ROVE: Not that you would be exhibiting a bias or anything like that, you're just making a comment, right?


SIEGEL: I'm looking at all the same polls that you are looking at.


ROVE: No, you are not, no you're not, no you're not, you're not. I'm looking at 68 polls a week [for candidates for the US House and US Senate, and Governor.]** You may be looking at 4 or 5 public polls a week that talk about attitudes nationally but that do not impact the outcome of individual races.


SIEGEL: If you could name races between, certainly Senate races, all...


ROVE: Like the poll today that showing Corker's ahead in Tennessee or the poll showing "Macaca" Allen is pulling away in the Virginia Senate race.


SIEGEL: Leading Webb, in Virginia, yea...


ROVE: Yeah, exactly.


SIEGEL: ...you've seen the DeWine race and the Santorum race and, I don't want to...you call [the] races.


ROVE: I'm looking at all of these Robert and adding them up. I add up to a Republican Senate and Republican House. You may end up with a different math but you are entitled to your math and I'm entitled to THE math.


SIEGEL: I don't know if we're entitled to a different math but your...


ROVE: I said THE math.
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http://www.pollster.com/blogs/karl_roves_math.php
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 5:42 PM

JakeD wrote:

GO PALIN ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

JakeD: It might be good to remember that Palin isn't running for president, but vice president. Remember? McCain is running for president, John McCain, remember him? Or do you know something we don't know. ;-)

Posted by: wes1155 | October 30, 2008 5:06 PM

JakeD wrote:

GO PALIN ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

JakeD: It might be good to remember that Palin isn't running for president, but vice president. Remember? McCain is running for president, John McCain, remember him? Or do you know something we don't know. ;-)

Posted by: wes1155 | October 30, 2008 5:02 PM

DrainYou:


I FULLY wish that McCAin wins , not "almost".

For this country to survive and prosper it must first collapse completely. Every socio-economic precept upon which this country was founded or has relied upon since its birth, must be discarded or modified because they're all either false to begin with or no longer valid today.
McCain's insane lurching back and forth between issues and remedies illustrates my point.

So, let him win and let's hope something happens where Sarah Palin takes over. Let's also hope that Republicans retake the majority of the House and Senate in 2010. That would be a perfect setup for a quick collapse of the USA as we know it.
It would also be a perfect situation for the American Revolution 2.0 and rebirth of a new and much better country.


Posted by: VMR1 | October 30, 2008 4:40 PM

MCCAIN IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA'S ECONOMIC TROUBLES! McCain in April 08 declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and economic adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "whiners" remarks, is back with the McCain campaign full time again.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay. McCain doesn't understand our tanking economy because it doesn't affect him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FD_M2BEl64

The $100 Million Man
Courtesy of his wife Cindy's beer distribution fortune (one her late father apparently chose not to share with her half-sister Kathleen), the McCains are worth well over $100 million. (In the two-page tax summary she eventually released to the public, Cindy McCain reported another $6 million in 2006.) As Salon reported back in 2000, the second Mrs. McCain's millions were essential in launching her husband's political career. Unsurprisingly, the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti, who four years ago called Theresa Heinz-Kerry a "sugar mommy," has been silent on the topic of Cindy McCain.

The Joys of (Eight) Home Ownership
While fellow adulterer John Edwards was pilloried for his mansion, John McCain's eight homes around the country have received little notice or criticism. His properties include a 10 acre lake-side Sedona estate, euphemistically called a "cabin" by the McCain campaign, and a home featured in Architectural Digest. The one featuring "remote control window coverings" was recently put up for sale. Still, their formidable resources did not prevent the McCains from failing to pay taxes on a tony La Jolla, California condo used by Cindy's aged aunt.

The Anheuser-Busch Windfall
While John McCain played a critical role in facilitating DHL's takeover of Airborne (and with it, the looming loss of 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio), Cindy McCain is set to earn a staggering multi-million dollar pay-day from the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian beverage giant, In Bev. As the Wall Street Journal reported in July, Mrs. McCain runs the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributorship in the nation, and owns between $2.5 and $5 million in the company's stock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3jAkx9m10
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 4:39 PM

Time to turn the page on the divide and conquer Republicans. Enough is Enough. Our great nation can come together under President Barack Obama and thankfully the American electorate is intelligently going to choose a man of intellect and integrity in a landslide. President Obama has survived an onslaught of lies and smears from the team that has no plan for our country. Obama is a communist or socialist? Why then would Bill Gates and Warren Buffet the two wealthiest capitalists on earth be supporting his candidacy? Veterans are for Mc Same? Why then did the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans grade him a D and Barack Obama a B+ look it up at iava.com, Mc Cain did not even support the GI Bill education benefits for veterans. Shame on you Mc Same. This decorated veteran has voted proudly for Obama. Vote hope not fear! Much as Mc Same and igloo trash Pailin want to scream Boo at Halloween we only need fear more Republican leadership. OBAMANOS! SI SE PUEDE! YES WE WILL IN A LANDSLIDE!

Posted by: pedraza1 | October 30, 2008 4:36 PM

Time to turn the page on the divide and conquer Republicans. Enough is Enough. Our great nation can come together under President Barack Obama and thankfully the American electorate is intelligently going to choose a man of intellect and integrity in a landslide. President Obama has survived an onslaught of lies and smears from the team that has no plan for our country. Obama is a communist or socialist? Why then would Bill Gates and Warren Buffet the two wealthiest capitalists on earth be supporting his candidacy? Veterans are for Mc Same? Why then did the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans grade him a D and Barack Obama a B+ look it up at iava.com, Mc Cain did not even support the GI Bill education benefits for veterans. Shame on you Mc Same. This decorated veteran has voted proudly for Obama. Vote hope not fear! Much as Mc Same and igloo trash Pailin want to scream Boo at Halloween we only need fear more Republican leadership. OBAMANOS! SI SE PUEDE! YES WE WILL IN A LANDSLIDE!

Posted by: pedraza1 | October 30, 2008 4:35 PM

There are so many competing factors that make polls less reliable this year that the only person that could be certain of the outcome is one who has put in the fix or the other who is an unreliable fool.

For the Obama supporters there is reason for optimism the turnout in NC is good and the African American vote in GA is high. But the only vote that counts is on election day. The reason I have such optimism is that Obama's campaign has been well run and McCain's has not. Quite frankly I think that it is a good indicator as to who will run a more efficient government. I have confidence that the case has been made to the American people and they will do what's right.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 30, 2008 4:21 PM

What's surprising is that McCain's support isn't HIGHER.

Fact (http://www.census.gov/csd/susb/2005/usst05.xls): Firms with 20+ employees employ 81.6% of Americans.

Fact (http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2008/pdf/gdp208f.pdf page 12): The average reported (i.e., tax-basis) profit-per-employee is approximately $12,450 (divide the 2005 pre-tax corporate profits - $1,447.9B - by 2005 total employees - 116.3M).

Fact: $12,450 x 20 = $249,000.

Fact: Obama will raise taxes on corporations and small businesses with more than $250,000 in profit ($150,000 on sole-proprietorships where the owner is unmarried and/or has no dependents).

Fact: Approximately 65 - 70% OF ALL AMERICANS work for a company that will be subjected to Obama's tax increases (when the spread of corporate profits per employee is accounted for).

Please note also that these are 2005 numbers, since 2006 and later numbers are not available for firm size yet. Regardless, based on productivity numbers, the average profit(tax basis)-per-employee in 2008 will be HIGHER than $12,450.


Do any of you honestly believe that the result of your employer having its taxes raised is a wage INCREASE, or a benefits INCREASE, or enhances your ability to find a job if you're unemployed?

Do any of you honestly believe that INCREASING taxes on American corporations makes them LESS likely to move jobs overseas?

Do any of you honestly believe that INCREASING taxes on American corporations makes our exports CHEAPER?

And that long-scoffed at "tax loophole" for companies that ship jobs overseas (namely, the ability for the company to pay taxes on profits earned abroad at the host country's rate)? That tax "loophole" was intentionally written into the law when corporate income taxes were first enacted in 1909.

The reason?

Allowing companies to base a PORTION of their business overseas in order to be able to compete against foreign companies minimizes the risk that the entire company will ship itself overseas. This is so critical that it EVEN SURVIVED THE EXTREME PROTECTIONISM OF HOOVER DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION.

Yet Obama wants to eliminate this provision.

Let me ask all of you Obama supporters an honest question:

How is it possible that RAISING taxes on American corporations will make us MORE competitive or in any way provide an incentive for keeping jobs in the US?

McCain's approach: Minimize the incentive to ship jobs overseas by cutting the top marginal tax rate to 25%. This makes it CHEAPER to operate in America. This LESSENS the incentive to move overseas.

Please stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

Posted by: Clued | October 30, 2008 4:11 PM

What's surprising is that McCain's support isn't HIGHER.

Fact (http://www.census.gov/csd/susb/2005/usst05.xls): Firms with 20+ employees employ 81.6% of Americans.

Fact (http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2008/pdf/gdp208f.pdf page 12): The average reported (i.e., tax-basis) profit-per-employee is approximately $12,450 (divide the 2005 pre-tax corporate profits - $1,447.9B - by 2005 total employees - 116.3M).

Fact: $12,450 x 20 = $249,000.

Fact: Obama will raise taxes on corporations and small businesses with more than $250,000 in profit ($150,000 on sole-proprietorships where the owner is unmarried and/or has no dependents).

Fact: Approximately 65 - 70% OF ALL AMERICANS work for a company that will be subjected to Obama's tax increases (when the spread of corporate profits per employee is accounted for).

Please note also that these are 2005 numbers, since 2006 and later numbers are not available for firm size yet. Regardless, based on productivity numbers, the average profit(tax basis)-per-employee in 2008 will be HIGHER than $12,450.


Do any of you honestly believe that the result of your employer having its taxes raised is a wage INCREASE, or a benefits INCREASE, or enhances your ability to find a job if you're unemployed?

Do any of you honestly believe that INCREASING taxes on American corporations makes them LESS likely to move jobs overseas?

Do any of you honestly believe that INCREASING taxes on American corporations makes our exports CHEAPER?

And that long-scoffed at "tax loophole" for companies that ship jobs overseas (namely, the ability for the company to pay taxes on profits earned abroad at the host country's rate)? That tax "loophole" was intentionally written into the law when corporate income taxes were first enacted in 1909.

The reason?

Allowing companies to base a PORTION of their business overseas in order to be able to compete against foreign companies minimizes the risk that the entire company will ship itself overseas. This is so critical that it EVEN SURVIVED THE EXTREME PROTECTIONISM OF HOOVER DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION.

Yet Obama wants to eliminate this provision.

Let me ask all of you Obama supporters an honest question:

How is it possible that RAISING taxes on American corporations will make us MORE competitive or in any way provide an incentive for keeping jobs in the US?

McCain's approach: Minimize the incentive to ship jobs overseas by cutting the top marginal tax rate to 25%. This makes it CHEAPER to operate in America. This LESSENS the incentive to move overseas.

Please stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

Posted by: Clued | October 30, 2008 4:08 PM

GO PALIN ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

Posted by: JakeD | October 30, 2008 3:57 PM

The fact the economy is a worry on everyones mind should we really trust what the canidates are telling us about their tax policies. Hanlon has been bashing McCain for the last couple weeks but now he starts an attack on Obama's tax plan. It also has links to a tax caluclator that would show you how much your family would be effected. Interesting read.

http://www.greenfaucet.com/hanlons-pub/dueling-obama-tax-calculators/91256

Posted by: macebruce | October 30, 2008 3:54 PM

Hey McCain, is this the "average Joe" you're talking about?


Palin is a Freeloader!


$150,000 shopping sprees (at all the best "elitist" shops, no less), on the Republican National Committee tab.
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14805.html
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$21,012 worth of free flights for her daughters, charged to the state.
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http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2008/articles/2008/10/22/alaska_paid_for_palin_daughters_to_travel/
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All this, when she already makes $125,000 a year as governor and pockets an extra $22,883 in energy extraction royalties.


Sarah Palin is a chisler supreme.


All of which makes the fact that she charged $16,951 in expenses charged to the state, including 312 per diem allowances for staying in her own home just that much more amazing.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html
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A dual income family, with Sarah earning $125K. Free travel (even for the family), and now free clothes, hair and makeup. They can actually go out in her backyard and shoot a moose, keeping her family in free mooseburger for a year. And still she feels the need to cheat. Shoot that moose for free and still charge the state $60 per burger. And she claims she deserves every bit of it.


Now that's what I call a perverse sense of entitlement.


"Sounds like socialism to me," to borrow a phrase.


Just another fake "bootstrapper" Republican. What a shocker!


Meanwhile, we all have to endure the indignity of Palin turning the campaign for the Vice Presidency into some kind of FOX reality TV makeover show, where they take some ridiculously not-ready-for-prime-time pol and dress her up, push her out on the stage, and see if they can turn her into a VP in 10 weeks.


What the hell, right? It's just being second in line to the nuclear launch codes. No big thing. We could even do a whole co-promotional deal with moose sandwiches at Subway.


Thanks, Republicans. You sure do love our country n' stuff. I hope you enjoy your newly minted permanent 4th party gadfly status starting in Jan 09.
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 3:52 PM

sonnychiba72 spews yet again:

Blah, blah, blah...The Third Movement has not been polled....Blah blah, blah.

Third Movement? Well from you previous posts you must really mean White Supremacist movement or maybe the Fifth Column movement or maybe just the Lunatic Fringe since you seem to put so much stock in the lunatic Andrew Martin.

If you honestly believe the lies, hate and smears you perpetuate I feel sorry for you and you should seek professional help because you are one sick, twisted person.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 30, 2008 3:41 PM

sonnychiba72 spews yet again:

Blah, blah, blah...The Third Movement has not been polled....Blah blah, blah.

Third Movement? Well from you previous posts you must really mean White Supremacist movement or maybe the Fifth Column movement or maybe just the Lunatic Fringe since you seem to put so much stock in the lunatic Andrew Martin.

If you honestly believe the lies, hate and smears you perpetuate I feel sorry for you and you should seek professional help because you are one sick, twisted person.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 30, 2008 3:37 PM

I told you guys -- the only poll that counts is next Tuesday -- Barack HUSSEIN Obama will not be sworn in as President on January 20, 2009.

Posted by: JakeD | October 30, 2008 3:30 PM

Concerning seems2me's worries about a police state. I suggest a history course. The closest the US ever came to a police state was with two democratic administrations. Wilson had 170,000 men and women arrested for opposing the war. Roosevelt created concentration camps for Japanese Americans. I'd say you have more to fear from a democratic party that controls both houses of congress and the White House.

Posted by: dutchman01 | October 30, 2008 3:20 PM

In a twisted sort of way I almost want McCain to win this election because four more years worth of failed Bush/McCain policies would for all intents and purposes be the end of the Republican party as we know it today. They would become the 4th party gadflies that they deserve to be.


The only question is, would this country survive it?


You people out there who live in economic downtrodden states like Ohio, Pa and Virgina etc, if you are stupid enough to vote for McCain you will deserve every single bit of economic hardship that a McCain presidency will give you.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxT0s_I5WtA
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 3:13 PM


John McCain's campaign is running on a single issue:

Barack Obama for President - yes or no.

McCain expects to be elected because he's not Barack Obama.

John McCain has never been able to make this election about John McCain.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 30, 2008 3:05 PM

seems2me wrote "McCain and Palin would bring us closer to a police state"

Actually, both parties are extremely active in this regard. The Sec of State in Ohio (D) will rue the day she authorized release of "Joe the Plumber" personal files. If you ask a question, you are going to have your personal records available to the public? I do not want either party to have this type of power.

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 30, 2008 2:59 PM

The Bradley effect if it exists will be cancelled out by the underestimation of the turn out of first time voters. Also there is a component of male voters who will not admit to voting for Obama who will. In the primaries Obama exceeded his polling in the south but fell short in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Those who are counting on a Bradley effect will be waiting for an angel to appear. If anybody thinks that voters in Israel represent anything about the US they are mistaken. I will have to accept what is written by a McCain supporter for what it is, a supporter of lying, deception and dissembling.

That said I still think that the race will tighten because there are people that are listed as undecided who really support McCain but who are older and lifelong Democrats who are going to go against Obama. These are people who are residing in the industrial midwest or the northeast and their effect will only be seen in the battleground states of Ohio, Indiana and maybe PA.

The idea of a landslide is unlikely, it could in fact be very close. But what I expect is what I thought all along that the difference will be 5%

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 30, 2008 2:56 PM

John McCain Gets Stood Up By Joe The Plumber!


Now this is hilarious!!!


McCain calls on Joe The Pretend Plumber to stand up and be recognized...but Joe's nowhere to be found, and it confuses the hell out of McCain.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2cf0KXLl-E
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Phoney Joe must have been trying to get a record deal or something...


Two-thirds of McCain's "crowd" were bused in school students:


A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the fire marshal to be in attendance this morning, more than 4,000 were bused in from schools in the area. The entire 2,500-student Defiance School District was in attendance, the official said, in addition to at least three other schools from neighboring districts, one of which sent 14 buses.
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http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/30/1616435.aspx
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HAHAHA!!!
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 30, 2008 2:56 PM

toritto - excellent mission for new Republican party

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 30, 2008 2:51 PM

Don't worry about polls. If you want to do something because you're afraid of McCain and Palin , and you should be, contact the local Obama office and see what you can do.

The next four years will be hard but they will be better.

McCain and Palin would bring us closer to a police state.

Posted by: seems2me | October 30, 2008 2:51 PM

seems2me wrote "This tax money is needed to pay for programs to repair infrastructure and fund new industry that will create millions of new jobs"

Agreed.....ONLY if tax increase is used to fund government programs that improve infrastructure, etc. that is fine. Providing checks to individuals who do NOT pay income taxes at all is a transfer payment - this is a bad investment both for the country and the individual.

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 30, 2008 2:48 PM

GO GOP!!!

All of the hooopla about Obama is being overdone and turning voters off.

Use your brain...VOTE MCCAIN

Posted by: blevins20061 | October 30, 2008 2:47 PM

If the GOP suffers a crushing electoral college defeat next Tuesday it will be time for real Republicans to pick up the pieces.

The program should read:

1. We will defend the United States against all enemies.

2. We will be careful stewards of your money and control spending.

3. We will not tell you how to live your life.

4. All are welcome in our tent.

Marginalize the crackpots, neo-fascists, purposely ignorant, bigots and those waiting for the rapture - they will vote for you anyway. Cut your ties with the radio morons.

The American people will respond.

It is time for real Republicans to take their party back. The nation needs you

Posted by: toritto | October 30, 2008 2:47 PM

Don't sweat the small stuff. If you are afraid of McCain and Palin, and you should be, contact your local Obama headquarters and see what you can do.

The next four years are going to be tough
but at least we won't end up with a police state with Obama.

Posted by: seems2me | October 30, 2008 2:46 PM

McCain was against the Bush tax cuts before he was for them. Now all he wants to do is Spread the Poverty.

The one or two percent of the very rich have not been paying their fair share of the taxes. They are now fighting like the greedy hoarders that they are to protect their spoils.

This tax money is needed to pay for programs to repair infrastructure and fund new industry that will create millions of new jobs.

Trickle down economics has been proven not to work. The very rich do not spend to stimulate the economy. Spread the wealth to the middle class, they are the economic engine of America.
But we had better hurry.
The American middle class is on the endangered list. If McCain has his way it will be extinct.

Posted by: seems2me | October 30, 2008 2:32 PM

This is just crazy. How many polling firms are out there? I could care less if Obama won by 2pts or 10 pts in Virginia just as long as he won it and the Presidency.

Posted by: AJ2008 | October 30, 2008 2:30 PM

Divisiveness in the party or the country is not wise at this time.
McCain has gone down this road all through his campaign and would continue right through his presidency.
America's problems need a fast track in government. Obama will have that with a democratic congress. His calm, measured consideration before decisions will be complimented by his unabashed honesty in seeking opinions of people regardless of their affiliations.
Contrast this with the brashness of John McCain who impulsively leaps about on issues in order to convey the appearance of action and decisiveness.

As Clinton says, Obama will make the right decisions.
Will you?

Posted by: seems2me | October 30, 2008 2:21 PM

sonnychiba72

MY children are in the military and what your saying is false our kids are saying its about Obama and taking pple home thats what its about,our boys are voting obama because hes got a plan mccain hasnt. just because mccain was a the military man does not mean they like mccain no siree Obama all the way

Posted by: Mariewest111 | October 30, 2008 2:20 PM

to sonnychiba72

I normally post an opinion, however, yours will be prescient I believe.

Posted by: johs | October 30, 2008 2:19 PM

sonnychiba72,

Then if Obama wins do you promise to go live in Israel? Since you keep posting about another country, you are starting to sound like you belong there. This is America, not Israel. If you choose to vote by fear,then cast your vote for the Republican party. I care less what the Jewish population in Israel thinks about our elections or whom they feel should win it. They are basing their vote on what is best for Israel, not what is best for America. We have already invested too much in a one way relationship with Israel. America is hurting right now and it is due to the Republican party and its policies.
Dont speak for the military, I served 10 years and I am against McCain. Please dont state you opinions as facts. You do not speak for the military.

Posted by: gatorskinz2000 | October 30, 2008 2:16 PM

to sonnychiba72

I normally post an opinion, however, yours will be prescient I believe.

Posted by: johs | October 30, 2008 2:16 PM

This election is much closer than most people think. The liberal media has already declared Obama a winner and posters on this very site and others are telling McCain voters to stay home and not vote because their vote does not matter!

If Obama had such a comfortable lead, he would not be blitzing America with pleas to vote for him. He is taking the BIG BROTHER approach. It is starting to be a turn off.

With the latest breaking news that Obama is outsourcing his campaign from Palestine and from other foreign countries, especially from Arab Nations, people are starting to take notice. Illegal donors from Middle Eastern countries are raising RED FLAGS about Obama.

The Bradley Effect is much stronger this election than ever before. ALL African- Americans are not supporters of Obama, yet many are saying in polls they will vote for him because they are already being branded as "traitors and Uncle Toms" if they don't vote for Obama. Many white people don't want to be branded "racists," as they are already branded because they are not voting for Obama; the majority are not supporters of Obama.

A story ran today that Jewish voters back Obama, which is not true. 76% of American voters in Israel voted via absentee ballot for McCain. Keevoon is the source of this poll.

The Third Movement has not been polled. The Third Movement is neither Republican nor Democrat, as we are The Protectors of the United States Constitution! The US Military is overwhelmingly for McCain. Obama has already sold us out before and he will sell us out again in the future. Yes, even though he will lose the election, he will still be a US Senator!

Posted by: sonnychiba72 | October 30, 2008 2:00 PM

McCain has alot to be worried about because now even Huckabee Hearts Obama?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI


See the latest Lies the GOP is trying to spread about Obama http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 30, 2008 1:52 PM

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