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McCain Makes Hay of Obama Inaugural Address Report


Sen. John McCain arrives for a campaign rally with Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) in Mesilla, N.M., on Oct. 25, 2008. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Updated 3:30 p.m. Sunday
By Michael D. Shear
MESILLA, N.M. -- Sen. John McCain on Saturday seized on a newspaper report that Sen. Barack Obama's staff has already written a draft of an inaugural address for the Democrat, mocking the presumptuousness.

"When I pull this thing off, I have a request for my opponent: I want him to save that manuscript of his inaugural address and donate it to the Smithsonian, and they can put it right next to the Chicago paper that says, 'Dewey defeats Truman,' " McCain said in this Las Cruces, N.M., suburb.

Obama advisers called the charge "totally false" and said that the address in question was written by a top supporter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, months before Obama clinched the nomination, as an example of what a Democrat might say.

"While this charge is completely false, and there is no draft of an inaugural address for Senator Obama, the last thing we need is a candidate like John McCain who just plans on re-reading George Bush's," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.

McCain's barb was reminiscent of the summer, when his campaign regularly mocked Obama for presuming that he was already elected president. On Saturday, the Republican also joked that Obama would have his State of the Union address ready before the election.

McCain led the crowd to believe that Obama started writing his speech in recent days, as he has pulled well ahead in the race. But the New York Times report said that Obama aide John Podesta had written a sample speech as part of a book he published this summer, not because of any recent success.

"Mr. Podesta has been mapping out the transition so systematically that he has already written a draft Inaugural Address for Mr. Obama, which he published this summer in a book called 'The Power of Progress,' " the Times wrote.

Obama aides said Podesta's book was written in March, well before Obama clinched the nomination June 3. They said that Podesta, who is now helping to lead Obama's transition, did rewrite the introduction to the book later but did not change the sample speech.

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Michelle Obama has a DUI? http://www.duihelpguide.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 27, 2008 2:22 AM | Report abuse

See McCains latest personal attack on Obama http://www.theobamaplan.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 27, 2008 1:22 AM | Report abuse

OBAMA BIDEN 08...!!!

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 26, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

DRUDGE HEADLINE: Chicago: Murder capital of USA...

A state senator in Chicago for 7 years - A United States senator for 2 years. All the while "community organizing" Chicago on it's way to being the MURDER CAPITAL OF USA!!! Excellent work Barack! Now go ahead and do to America what you did to Chicago!
Pssst...invest in bathtubs; you will make a killing. Uh, figuratively, of course.

Posted by: roran_55 | October 26, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

We have no markets for our goods due to poor trade agreements.

We cannot compete with labor paying one tenth of what we are used to.

We cannot compete with a workforce that has no healthcare, job safety or compensation for injuries.

We cannot compete with industries that have no pollution regulations and destroy the environment.

We need to overhaul NAFTA and other agreements regardless of the circumstances
or keep falling behind at our own expense.

Posted by: seemstome | October 26, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

A REPUBLICAN HALLOWEEN TRADITION
THE OCTOBER SURPRISE

Race innuendos, terrorist stew
More Reverend Wright evil brew
No money left, do the sums
But something wicked this way comes

Palin opens her crooked mouth
To fan the hatred in the south
‘Kill him’ blurts from drunken gums
When something wicked this way comes

October surprise will tell the tale
Will Evil win or will it fail?
Karl Rove schemes with his vile chums
And something wicked this way comes

McCain has shown that there is nothing that he will not do,
nothing he will not say to get elected.
A man of Honor?

Corporations First, Country Last.


Posted by: seemstome | October 26, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

inthecannula-So if we throw money at the rich that will help everyone? Wow, they sure did a good job brainwashing you. You probably think Palin is qualified to be Vice-President. Don't worry, in about a week it will all be over and you can tell everyone you voted for Obama so you don't feel left out.

Posted by: jgh2 | October 26, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Leading in Job Losses, Rhode Island Struggles On
NY Times
By PAM BELLUCK
Published: October 25, 2008
JOHNSTON, R.I. — The family resemblance shared by John Hallam, his brother Arthur, and their cousin Dennis goes far beyond their ruddy features these days.
Dianne Ford says she has had no luck finding work.
All three were laid off this year from jobs they had held for more than a decade, with John losing two jobs in just the last nine months. Dennis’s 29-year-old daughter, Mary, a single mother of two, is out of work too, having lost her job at a restaurant when summer ended.

“What the hell’s going to happen to us?” asked John, 58, who drove a truck for a lumber company. “There are no good jobs here anymore.”

Or enough jobs of any kind. Rhode Island now has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, the first time the state has held that distinction in the three decades since such records have been kept.

With unemployment at 8.8 percent, Rhode Island has edged past Michigan, and every month seems to bring fresh reports of companies cutting workers, shutting divisions, closing altogether.
Saul Kaplan, executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-state agency, said the situation “could likely get worse before it gets better,” adding, “ironically, we were the home of the Industrial Revolution.”

There are several reasons Rhode Island has fared so poorly in the economic crisis gripping the country.

Rhode Island also has few big companies — more than 80 percent of businesses employ fewer than 20 employees — and small employers have less reserves to withstand economic turmoil, Ms. Powell said.

Mr. Kaplan said that as the industrial jobs moved out of the state, it had become too dependent on lower wage service jobs like retail and hospitality, which he said were “very vulnerable to economic downturns.”

Many economic analysts and state officials say Rhode Island has long had a high tax burden for businesses, discouraging them from moving here. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)...

Working to remedy the situation, Governor Carcieri has formed a tax policy committee to recommend changes. Mr. Kaplan said state and economic leaders were “moving full steam ahead to create a new economy here” to “come out of this downturn stronger than the way we went in it.”
**********

SO, AS RI RECOGNIZES THE PROBLEMS HIGH CORPORATE TAXES CREATE, ARE THE OTHER 49 STATES ABOUT TO FIND OUT THAT RAISING SMALL AND LARGE BUSINESS TAXES IN A RECESSION IS THE FORMULA FOR A DEPRESSION?

Avoid this economic disaster and Vote for Jobs- Vote McCain

A job is more valuable than the 900 dollar difference between Obama's $1200 and McCain's $300 middle class tax cut !

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Even if Barack Obama did start writing an inaugural speech, he shouldn't feel ashamed. As someone who holds three degrees, even I know that you should start preparing your final paper months in advance, even if you are just scribbling down notes throughout the early semester.

I wouldn't expect someone who graduated fifth from the bottom of his class -- aka John McCain -- to understand that, though. I would expect someone who holds a degree in law from Harvard to do so, though.

Posted by: Candy_Barr | October 26, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 26, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

The problem for McCain is the Bush administration has requested that both sides begin to vet the members of their potential administration. The Bush administration has already made available background checks for potential picks.
The nation is in peril and on both sides of the aisle it has been widely reported that as soon as the election is over McCain or Obama needs to name the treasury secretary to reassure the markets and their secretary of state and defense to reassure the world.
By all accounts McCain has failed to prepare for this. For someone who is always talking about country first I would think he would understand this. Once again McCain just doesn't get it and it doesn't help that his advisers are saying that outside of treasury secretary his other choices will be a spur of the moment gut decision. We don't need more Palins. We need serious people to solve the nations problems and for Mccain to whine at every turn about every little things because he has not heeded this message tells me he has not put country first and is unfit to be president.

Posted by: sbundley | October 26, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

jgh2:

I guess you are referring to the draft generic address that Joe Podesta wrote in his book? Not sure how that is anything negative about Obama as it was published in August of 2008 and not even specifically for Obama as he was not the nominee yet.

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Progress-Americas-Progressives-Economy/dp/0307382559/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225040910&sr=8-1


"McCain was referring to a New York Times article published Saturday that said John Podesta (who leads Senator Obama's transition team) "has been mapping out the transition so systematically that he has already written a draft Inaugural Address for Mr. Obama, which he published this summer in a book called ‘The Power of Progress’.”

Minutes after the Republican presidential candidate finished his speech, an Obama aide clarified that the address was in a book John Podesta wrote before Obama was the nominee and was written for a generic Democratic president."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/25/mccain-to-obama-finish-race-before-starting-the-victory-lap/


"Wow. Obama is preparing his inaugural address already? Now you're really on to something with some substance. Talk about McCain being unstable. Here are a couple of his statements recently.

Posted by: jgh2"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Obama is preparing his inaugural address already? Now you're really on to something with some substance. Talk about McCain being unstable. Here are a couple of his statements recently.

"On the subject of his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain rejected the notion that she unqualified to be president and is hurting the campaign.
"I don't defend her. I praise her. She is exactly what Washington needs," he said."

But what would they need her for?

He also dismissed criticism about the Republican Party spending $150,000 on her wardrobe at high-end retailers.
"She lives a frugal life, she and her family are not wealthy, she and her family were thrust into this," McCain said. "She is a role model to millions and millions of Americans."

If she is a role model to "millions and millions" of Americans, we are a lot worse off than I ever expected. What does her not being wealthy have to do with spending 150k on her clothes, you didn't really answer that one.

Posted by: jgh2 | October 26, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Big corporations cut jobs in this country because of labor and health care costs, not taxes. They consider pollution controls to be too stringent as well.

Orientals, Hispanics and others will work cheap, get no healthcare or job safety and their governments ruthlessly exploit them.
All the while these companies pollute with no checks on their activities.

Does anyone in this country think they can compete with that?

If we don't strengthen our trade agreements so that they are more fair then we will suffer the same fate as those slave workers in those third world countries.

Posted by: seemstome | October 26, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

McCain said in a recent interview that he favors giving oil companies tax cuts on top of the huge profits they have made recently.
Even Wolf Blitzer was surprised.
What happened to the Old John McCain of 2000?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2JPbQOHEkY


Corporations First, Country Last.

Posted by: seemstome | October 26, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

GE and Outsourcing...

"According to the Company’s Annual Report to Shareholders, over the last decade GE has pursued a growth strategy focused on ‘globalizing every activity of the Company, including the sourcing of raw materials, components, and products.’ The Annual Report describes this growth strategy as one of the Company’s top initiatives.

“As part of that strategy, the Company has cut more than 100,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs -- shutting down plants in Ohio, Indiana, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Georgia -- while opening up new operations in Mexico, Hungary and the Far East.

“A report by Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. recently noted that ‘GE is rapidly developing Mexico as a low-cost source of materials, parts, and services for its domestic units … The biggest difference is in labor costs, which are at $0.80-1.00 per hour in Mexico versus $16-17 per hour plus benefits in the United States.’ In the last year, GE has announced plans to move production jobs to Mexico from facilities in Mebane, North Carolina; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Bloomington, Indiana.

“GE’s strategy of shifting production from the United States to developing countries has generated negative press stories in the United States about the Company’s practices [AP, 9/24/99; AP 8/3/99; Indianapolis News, 7/31/99; Des Moines Register, 6/3/99; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/8/99; Boston Herald, l0/8/99; Boston Globe, 4/18/99; Time, l l/9/98]. Negative publicity as a result of the company’s globalization efforts may adversely impact GE’s brand name and reputation in the United States."

http://www.ge.com/annual99/proxy2000/33581-15.htm

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

John McCain 2000

"I believe that when you really look at the tax code the very wealthy because they can afford tax lawyers and all kinds of loopholes really don't pay as much as you think they do, when you just look at the percentages. And I think middle income Americans, working Americans, who when you count in payroll taxes, sales taxes, mortgage -- all of the, all of the taxes that working Americans pay -- I think you would also think that they also deserve very significant relief."


John McCain now

"spreading the wealth is just socialism"

What happened to this John McCain?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2JPbQOHEkY

Corporations first, Country Last

Posted by: seemstome | October 26, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

thecannula:

Just some rough numbers on RI small businesses from 2006.

25,600 non-farm private businesses
$2,800,000 in income
Average income $109,375

So far I can't find a breakdown of businesses by income, but it sounds like a good number of them would qualify for Obama's tax cut and 50% tax credit on healthcare. I suspect the rest would tend to reinvest in their businesses to likely try and hit the $250,000 net revenue cutoff for Obama's plan, further increasing the number not getting a tax increase.

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/profiles/07ri.pdf

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Well Palin's at it again, looking out for Number 1:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/26/palin-annoyed-with-cbs-interviewer/

Yes John McCain you sure put Country First.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 26, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

CORRECTION:

ProudTexan spewed: "You left wing whacko's are nothing but annoying as hell. You sound like a bunch of friggin' robots. I get tired of reading the same crap over and over again."

Now you know how we've felt about you conservadrones for the PAST EIGHT YEARS!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 26, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

no prob thenotoriousflavio

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Jack Welch Former GE CEO on This Week with George Stephanopoulos 10 minutes ago-
"The New York Times ran as its lead story the best ad for John McCain this morning"
He referred directly to the story I noted last night on the Washiungton Poat the Trail blog covering the fact that America's largest companies are cutting jobs AND the story of Rhode Island which has the HIGHEST corporate tax rates in the US with a state business tax rate of 9%- while most of RI workers are employed by small businesses, employing 20 workers or less, their unemployment rate is soaring- a promise of the future for the entire US if Obama is elected. GE, he said, pulled out of RI years ago because of increased corporate taxes.
Thanks Jack and (I never thought I'd say this) Thanks NY Times!-
It's not too late to save America from a depression-Business employs the Middle Class...so let's lower business taxes, help small business employment and keep large business jobs here. What's more important, a the $900 difference between a $1200 Obama cut and a $300 McCain cut to the middle class or a job?

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

nowanna DID NOT spew!

Sorry dude. My Bad.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 26, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

That might be a record for being accused of being a "left wing whacko" and "conservadrone" within about 10 posts, lol.

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

thenotoriousflavio:

Some mornings I just can't win, lol.

I was responding to and quoting proudtexan, not "spewing" anything.

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

nowanna3 spewed: "You left wing whacko's are nothing but annoying as hell. You sound like a bunch of friggin' robots. I get tired of reading the same crap over and over again."

Now you know how we've felt about you conservadrones for the PAST EIGHT YEARS!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 26, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse


Bidding process for Palin's pipeline was flawed

She is just another corrupt politician.

McCain/Palin has become PALIN/TheOldGuy

Click here for CNN's PALIN GONE WILD!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 26, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

How can McCain run the country if he can't run his own campaign!

McCain/Palin has become PALIN/TheOldGuy

Click here for CNN's PALIN GONE WILD!

McCain Adviser: "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else."---SCARY!

Next thing you know, she'll be running around with a "B" carved into her cheek and a black eye.

Save our country!
Vote Obama Nov. 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 26, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

:ProudTexan and tmcn2

If you are not happy with what I posted, or it contradicts your views, take it up with the Associated Press or Chicago Tribune, it is a direct quote from their article.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-palin-pipeline_5soct26,0,4930543.story

"Did Palin's key pipeline deal play favorites?
Field narrowed to firm tied to administration"

"Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment — a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 — emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Despite Palin's boast of a smart and fair bidding process for the pipeline, the AP found that her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent companies and ultimately benefited the winner, TransCanada Corp."

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 4:05 AM

____________________________

You left wing whacko's are nothing but annoying as hell. You sound like a bunch of friggin' robots. I get tired of reading the same crap over and over again.

Posted by: ProudTexan

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Jack Welch Former GE CEO on This Week with George Stephanopoulos 3 minutes ago-

"The New York Times ran as its lead story the best ad for John McCain this morning"

He referred directly to the story I noted last night on how America's largest companies are cutting jobs AND the story of Rhode Island which has the HIGHEST corporate tax rates in the US with a state business tax rate of 9%- while most of RI workers are employed by small businesses, employing 20 workers or less, their unemployment rare is soaring- a promise of the future for the entire US if Obama is elected! GE, he said, pulled out of RI years ago because of increased taxes!

Thanks Jack and (I never thought I'd say this) Thanks NY Times!-

It's not too late to save America from a depression- VOTE McCain- Business employs the Middle Class!

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

McCain needs to have his brain drained by Joe the plumber. So far all we have heard from McCain is what Obama and his staff are doing. The other day Mccain said Obama is measuring the drapes in the white house. Now he says Obama is writing his inauguration speech. While McPeepingTom is peeping through Obama's bedroom window to see what Obama is doing, his running mate and his brother Joe are making waves of their own. Over the weekend, McJoe, the half nut brother of John McCain called 911 because he was stuck in traffic at 3am. The Palin's are running up their shopping bills by non-stop shopping at Neiman Marcus, Victoria's secret and Saks Fifth Ave and submitting the bills against the GOP campaign fund. The McCain/Palin ticket is falling apart at its seams.

Posted by: JimFargo | October 26, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

That's what I like about America
Any looney toon - e.g. hogwithbignuts, razor777, nowanna3 - with a computer and internet connection can say anything and repeat debunked falsehoods like deep truths! Good republicans all!
As a doctor, who will vote proudly for Mr Obama and Mr. Biden - things ain't been "trickling down" too good under my supposed friends the Republicans - i will offer a little free medical advice.
Sit down, breath deeply, take your medicine, slide back under your rocks - and get over it!

Posted by: tmcn2 | October 26, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

AsperGirl (where did you go fishing last?):

I know Palin is running for Vice President. Someone, below, tried to compare her to Quayle though. As for Obama, you don't think it's presumptuous to write the Inaugural Address BEFORE the election's over?!

Posted by: JakeD | October 26, 2008 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Google: "Michael Reagan Says Palin is Ronald Reagan"

Posted by: JakeD | October 26, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

JakeD, Palin isn't running for President. McCain is.

He's turned into the incredible shrinking candidate -- he gets smaller and less meaningful every week. What's up with that?

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 26, 2008 7:40 AM | Report abuse

I was a staunch Clinton supporter who was more than happy to throw my support behind McCain.

But the Obama supporters were right, all along. McCain is not just playing to the base. He's turning into a Bush clone. The more McCain decides to focus, in this time of trouble and complex problems to solve, on attacking his opponent instead of offering any coherent, constructive ideas or vision, the better I feel about making a late-in-the-game switch to Obama. McCain really has nothing to offer but these attacks, and this has been the case ever since the Wall Street meltdown struck in September. McCain shows less leadership every day.

Barack Obama, socialist or not, has demonstrated that he has a deep bench of advisors and is a thoughtful, constructive person. He also is an inspiring leader who can unite the electorate when it is distressed.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 26, 2008 7:38 AM | Report abuse

vicbennettnet:

You're excused.

Posted by: JakeD | October 26, 2008 6:56 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me for being so presumptuous again. Before BUSH was elected, I presumed that if BUSH was elected war would break out of nowhere, the economy would go down, and the middle class and poor would suffer alone!
I make another presumption. If McCain is elected, it’s over for the United States of America, because the idiots would have stolen any last chance for GOOD Americans to have a chance at the American Dream for the next 100 years! You better start speaking Chine’s if McCain is elected.

Posted by: vicbennettnet | October 26, 2008 6:37 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me for being so presumptuous again. Before BUSH was elected, I presumed that if BUSH was elected war would break out of nowhere, the economy would go down, and the middle class and poor would suffer alone!
I make another presumption. If McCain is elected, it’s over for the United States of America, because the idiots would have stolen any last chance for GOOD Americans to have a chance at the American Dream for the next 100 years! You better start speaking Chine’s if McCain is elected.

Posted by: vicbennettnet | October 26, 2008 6:35 AM | Report abuse

Lets just simply say the "Hussain Pres.," will force me to lay everyone OFF!, get it "everyone." Let me clew you liberals in on something "Gov. Cannot make me, or force me to hire anyone," I will take my money and just coast for the next 4 years, while I put my money into a protected account, and watch all you socialist beg for my crumbs!as I sip expresssso, Or you have a the option to just re-think your views now? as a Capitalist, society you work? you eat... and don't depend on handouts? you see "Hussian" wants you to believe we are all suppose to just say oh well, money grows on trees, I suggest you look into what got us into this mess , "broken borders that created a 3rd class of people"Congress over site, regulation "Lack Of" that gave us Freddy Mac Fanny Mae, Chris Dobb, Berny Franks, Oh ya Rezzco, Goralic,Can we all say ACORN? oh and finally a worthless media that has nothing better to do than show the beautifully sculpted Woman named (R)Vice Pres.Nominee Hopeful & Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin who is not afraid to say it as it is, as she talks, to talk and walks to walk, with a "SPINE" that knows what it takes to run Government, and Represent "We The People" McCain/ Palin is the American way, while Hussain/ Biden is a little Kenya, and a little USSR that formulates a "DISASTER" where will all wake up to face the EAST->

Posted by: hogwbignuts | October 26, 2008 6:26 AM | Report abuse

"Did Palin's key pipeline deal play favorites?
Field narrowed to firm tied to administration"

"Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment — a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 — emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Despite Palin's boast of a smart and fair bidding process for the pipeline, the AP found that her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent companies and ultimately benefited the winner, TransCanada Corp."

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 4:05 AM

____________________________

You left wing whacko's are nothing but annoying as hell. You sound like a bunch of friggin' robots. I get tired of reading the same crap over and over again.

Posted by: ProudTexan | October 26, 2008 5:15 AM | Report abuse

"Did Palin's key pipeline deal play favorites?
Field narrowed to firm tied to administration"

"Gov. Sarah Palin's signature accomplishment — a contract to build a 1,715-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48 — emerged from a flawed bidding process that narrowed the field to a company with ties to her administration, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Despite Palin's boast of a smart and fair bidding process for the pipeline, the AP found that her team crafted terms that favored only a few independent companies and ultimately benefited the winner, TransCanada Corp."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-palin-pipeline_5soct26,0,4930543.story

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 4:05 AM | Report abuse

Have you ever seen a more petty or petulant man in your life? Who would know this guy is 72 years old. Grow up already. What McCain is too stupid to understand is that while Americans are losing their jobs and homes, they are sick of his self-centered pathetic campaign and constant attempts to diminish both his opponent and voters with his asnine antics. I can't wait for the day when I know longer have to hear the name John McCain. 10 days and counting until his trip to oblivion.

Posted by: DianeW18 | October 26, 2008 2:23 AM | Report abuse


McCain gets tinier and squeakier
by the day.

Oy Vay.


Posted by: T-Prop | October 26, 2008 1:41 AM | Report abuse

John "the plumber" McCain.

Plumbing the depths of despair.

Running low on mavericky ideas.

Fresh outta straight talk.

And an aging playboy bunny for backup.

Posted by: DaveMiner | October 26, 2008 1:19 AM | Report abuse

thecannula:

I think you have to help both the middle class and businesses. It is a symbiotic relationship, consumers needs jobs, and businesses need consumers.

Both candidates tax plans predate the current financial crisis, the bailout, and what will probably be some sort of second stimulus package for the middle/lower class.

All said though the upper class are for the most part better positioned for this crisis, assuming all their assets were not in real estate or sub prime related instruments. The more financially secure also tend to have much more savvy advice/tactics on managing their finances, including taking advantage of any tax loopholes or laws.

With Obama's business tax being based on net profit vs. income I would think that would provide some incentive to reinvest profits in the company rather than to take them as cash profit and pay higher taxes.

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 1:03 AM | Report abuse

thecannula -

After our earlier joust I had a thought...

I wonder if the international meetings this month won't result in agreements on international finance,trade, wages, taxes, environmental standards, etc. that would level the playing field between trading partners in the west and reduce the disadvantage to western countries who have higher standards.

What do you think?


Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 26, 2008 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Google: "Michael Reagan Says Palin is Ronald Reagan"

Posted by: JakeD | October 26, 2008 1:00 AM | Report abuse

nowanna- you want to squeeze a sick economy too hard....why not do what they did in Ireland- lower business taxes- and encourage growth in American jobs and TRANSFER OF FOREIGN JOBS HERE?! (That's what McCain wants to do)
It's in the interests of the middle class to grow business!

Read the article on line- lead story in the Sunday NY Times.

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

While Jake Finds Michael Reagan...

I think Barack Obama is a man who instinctively understands Union and the values of the Republic.

If Barack Obama is no Lincoln (and who is?)
He may very well be the redemption of Lincoln's Second Inaugural.

He may well be the leader who brings us Republic instead of Empire.

He may be the leader who bring us Union instead of division by special interest.

I could go on...but this isn't 1860 and I don't need to upset my southern cousins who are good Americans.

We are facing new challenges.

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. We must dis-enthrall ourselves...then we shall save our country."

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 26, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

Today's NYT-

"Layoffs have arrived in force, like a wrenching second act in the unfolding crisis. In just the last two weeks, the list of companies announcing their intention to cut workers has read like a Who’s Who of corporate America: Merck, Yahoo, General Electric, Xerox, Pratt & Whitney, Goldman Sachs, Whirlpool, Bank of America, Alcoa, Coca-Cola, the Detroit automakers and nearly all the airlines."

Obama's answer? RAISE THEIR TAXES! So he has more unemployed workers to receive "Tax Credits"!

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

thecannula:

Sometimes you are such a doom and gloom kind of guy :)

Obama will cut taxes on those making less that $250k, and for small businesses give them a 50% tax cut on healthcare they provide for their employees.

Now the economy is a mess and things will likely get worse in the short term, in past recessions/depressions there has often been a delay between the effect on the market and the effect on the public directly of up top two years.

So far Obama has demonstrated the "steady hand on the tiller" that McCain has said we need.

Does it make sense for people to prepare for tough times? Of course, as a California resident, like JakeD, it is always good to be prepared for the unexpected.

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 26, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Gator-ron:

I used capital letters for Gov. Palin's middle name too. Does that make me "sexist"? You are not doing so well for an intellectual.

Posted by: JakeD | October 26, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

JakeD

Thanks, I'd like to see it.

Please give me some time to look it over and respond.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 26, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

DRUDGE HEADLINE: Chicago: Murder capital of USA...

I see now why some people llike Obama. He's doing such a good job in Chicago, why not have him duplicate it through-out the country.
P S. A word of advice. Start purchasing extra bath tubs. In Chicago, they sleep in bath tubs to shield themselves from stray bullets. Now, that's some "change" you can believe in!

Posted by: roran_55 | October 26, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

No, I mentioned him. I will be back with Michael Reagan's artcle on Palin.

Posted by: JakeD | October 26, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Today's NY Times Headline-

Spending Stalls and Businesses Slash U.S. Jobs
By LOUIS UCHITELLE
As the financial crisis cuts demand for American goods and services, the workers who produce them are losing their jobs by the tens of thousands.

***GREAT TIME TO ELECT A PRESIDENT WHO WOULD RAISE TAXES ON BUSINESS!!!!!***

Small Businesses will lay off!

Big Businesses will move jobs overseas!

13% Unemployment in an Obama 1st term...

(only Herbert Hoover raised taxes in a recession...what kind of a warped mind squeezes every last drop of milk from a sick cow?)

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Jake -

Did I mention Michael Reagan?

You said Sarah Palin WAS Ronald Reagan.
I wonder what makes you think so.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 26, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

... ottothewise ...
___________________________________________

HUGE AMOUNTS YELLOW CAKE REMOVED FROM IRAG

Removal of Iraq's nuclear materials have

reach Canada ending the need for it to be

keeped secret from all that might locate it

before the Coalition .

Although Bush was attacked by the

progressive aggressive liberal media , Bush

did not reveal this mission .

Google : yellow cake Iraq Canada

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 26, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

"Barack HUSSEIN Obama is no Lincoln."

JakeD:

I read the book "team of rivals" and I saw plenty of similarities to Lincoln. Apparently Doris Kerns Goodwin saw many of those similarities too. If you enjoy non-fiction and can put aside the pronouncements from the McCain camp you might become informed.

Are you an anti-intellectual, JakeD?

The use of all capital letters in Mr Obama's middle name is to make sure if we thought that there was any possibility that you were not a bigot, we could be disabused of that thought.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 26, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

You libs can't wait get your own version of Kim Jong-il in that White House, huh? Better pick up a copy of Kim's best-seller: "100 ways to cook wild weeds". You will need it if Obama wins.

Posted by: roran_55 | October 26, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

I think Micheal Reagan knew him better than you did.

Posted by: JakeD | October 26, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

C'mon Jake,

Ron was my governor. Ron was a visionary.
I know Ronald Reagan's biographer...

Do I have to go on?

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 26, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

I agree. Sarah LOUISE Palin is Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

Sarah Palin is no Dan Quayle.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 25, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

McCain's new desperate line of attack comes as news reports indicate that there is a growing schism between McCain and Palin, who is now looking towards maintaining her viability for 2012.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/25/palin.tension/index.html


Apparently, now that McCain-land has moved on from wolves and bears:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=mccains-beef-with-bears


...they're lost at at sea. The McCain campaign is falling apart, as well it should be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8eacDUvmfY
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

JohnQuimby:

Barack HUSSEIN Obama is no Lincoln.

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Yawn. Another day, another John McCain lie. He's determined to "win" that news cycle, you betcha! At a certain point making an ass of yourself every day loses its shock value. Today Sarah Palin said in Iowa that Obama is committed to socialism like they have in other countries that "aren't free." I can't wait for the election to be over. It will be interesting to see if McCain and other Republicans continue to talk nonsense once the voter's have spoken. We know the far right nattering classes won't let up. The nice thing is that Palin's debut to the country has been spoiled.

Posted by: johnsonc2 | October 25, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

--- C O M M A N D E R * I N * C H I E F ---
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---------- J O H N * M c C A I N ----------
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McCAIN's mettle and manhood has been tested

Obama will put us in danger according to

Biden and many others .
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8rZWw9HE7o
M A V E R I C K * M c C A I N

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 25, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Let us not forget Senator McCoy... YOU were first to assemble a transition team. Proud appointments indeed! Let's see.. John Lehman, who as Navy Secretary" played a R-rated role in the Tailhook scandal" when he tried to bury the investigation, according to MotherJones.

And who else on the McP T-Team? Oh yea.. Bill'em Timmons, the over paid lobbyist who was once Chief DC influence peddler for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein!

Posted by: ZapDuff | October 25, 2008 11:43 PM | Report abuse

2: It is undisputed fact that Obama voted to raise income taxes for all making over $42,000 annually as an Illinois state senator.
That was by how much more than the previous year: $15!!

oooh, the boogeyman.

And McCain's tax plan refunds $500K more than Obama's to those making $2.8 million.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 25, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

How can McCain run the country if he can't run his own campaign!

McCain/Palin has become PALIN/TheOldGuy

Click here for CNN's PALIN GONE WILD!

McCain Adviser: "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else."---SCARY!

Next thing you know, she'll be running around with a "B" carved into her cheek and a black eye.

Save our country!
Vote Obama Nov. 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

2: It is undisputed fact that Obama voted to raise income taxes for all making over $42,000 annually as an Illinois state senator.

That was by how much, $40!!

Great issue.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 25, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

President Lincoln wrote an inaugural too.
It's now carved in granite.

"Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered--that of neither has been answered fully."

And furthermore...

"A minister remarked to President Abraham Lincoln that he hoped the Lord is on our side.

Mr. Lincoln replied, "I am not at all concerned about that... But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on The Lord's side."

Abraham Lincoln did not belong to any church.

I think that about sums it up.

Posted by: JohnQuimby | October 25, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

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, West Virgina and Pa 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 25, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

---------- J O H N * M c C A I N ----------

Without security there is no peace .

Posted by: RaZoR777

WITHOUT UNNECESSARY WARS based on fake pretexts of WMDs that dont exist, there is going to be peace AND PROSPERITY.
Remember: the Al-Quaida website prefers McCain because he is willing to be kept in Iraq in perpetual warfare, which the AL-Quaida believes will destroy the US economy and its social fabric as we cannot afford health care and an endless war.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 25, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

This story about the inaugural address is as fraudulent as the story of the white woman attacked by a black man because she was a McCain supporter and mutilated her face. The idea that Obama would turn the writing of his inaugural address to someone else seems absurd to me.

It has become hard to take McCain seriously. Still I work for the Obama campaign.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 25, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama +1 -- Associated Press/GfK - (OVERWEIGHTED EVANGELICALS)
:)

Posted by: goaway41 | October 25, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Specifically the AP poll has 1/2 evangelicals although they are only 27% of the population. The AP presumes every one will vote and that they will all vote for the GOP candidates. The AP also presumes that the youth vote will not occur over 30%.

We shall see.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 25, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

___________________________________________

--- C O M M A N D E R * I N * C H I E F ---
___________________________________________

---------- J O H N * M c C A I N ----------

___________________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aat3ArHUcEo

Without security there is no peace .

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 25, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Only if you refuse to attend town hall meetings as well, which seems to be at the heart of McCain's criticism, lol.

At the time the "pledge" was made McCain's campaign was almost dead, and Hillary was the presumptive Dem nominee. The "pledge" was "If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election."

In the GOP eyes I guess he didn't actively pursue it enough, lol. He didn't say that he would definitely take public financing if the nominee.

Do you think it is more noble to take federal funds what the direct support of the people? Isn't Obama's campaign publicly financed anyway?

"nowanna3:

So, breaking your word is worth it if you get enough money for it?

Posted by: JakeD"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Obama makes plans. McCain reacts.

Obama is already considering cabinet members.

McCain is superstitious. He wont write a speech or consider cabinet members because he is too superstitious.

Wonder why McCain and Palin never talk about a UNIVERSAL DRAFT even though they talk about a war with Russia?

Its because they are incapable of abstract reasoning.

After they start a war, they will wonder how to deal with it.
That's what Bush did in Iraq, and you see how great that turned out.

VOTE OBAMA and Biden, vote for people with the capacity for abstract reasoning and planning.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 25, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

The "Straight Talk Express" was McCain's version of Bush's "Compassionate Conservatism": the gloss McCain tried to put on heartless plutocracy, which is the Republicans' eternal agenda. Unfortunately for McCain and the Wingnuts, nobody's buying what they're trying to sell these days, no matter what slogans they try to sell it with.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Watch Sen. Biden answer some tough questions:

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

Posted by: Wiel | October 25, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

nowanna3:

So, breaking your word is worth it if you get enough money for it?

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

You are right he was on Fox News Sunday last week, just got my Sunday shows mixed up.

I suspect it is much safer to have Palin on the trail where she can get a little Mavericky without the same scrutiny she would have on TV. Also the stump is much more of a one way medium which seems to suit her better.

"nowanna3:

McCain was not on MTP last Sunday (Gen. Powell was). Gov. Palin is more important out on the campaign trail ; )

Posted by: JakeD"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

I agree the Keating 5 is old news, but it does go to show we all make mistakes, and that whole glass house thing.

In terms of public campaign financing I don't think Obama broke his promise as much as he changed the whole face of campaign fund raising. (I resisted using the word paradigm, lol.)

I think it would have been odd for Obama being from what is typically the less funded party to give up what turned out to be a financial advantage.

I don't think anyone, Obama included, expected what happened with the volumne of his fund raising.

I don't think a significant amount of his donations will be found to be illegal or fraudulent.

I do think the FEC should require all donations to be reported regardless of the amount, I suspect that rule predates the advent of online donations and the computer tracking that can be done now. I suspect Amazon tracks this kind of data quite well for their sales.

"DrainYou:

McCain has spoken about his regret from the Keating 5 and dedicated his career to campaign finance reform. Perhaps you've heard of it? McCain-Feingold? Obama OTOH broke his promise to "aggressively pursue an agreement on public financing". How many of Obama's overseas donations will be discovered to have been illegal?

Posted by: JakeD"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

"Our economy is structurally sound for the long term"
George W Bush - Feb 11, 2008


"The American people can remain confident in the soundness and the resilience of our financial system"
Henry Paulson - Sept 15, 2008


"The economy is fundamentally sound"
Herbert Hoover - October, 1931


"The fundamentals of our economy are strong"
John McCain - Sept 15, 2008


McCain does not have the ability to fix this economic crisis. After declaring the fundamentals of the economy strong, he created a political circus in Washington by mucking up bailout negotiations; a deplorable campaign stunt, considering he and his political cronies helped cause the current meltdown.


It was McCain and his economic adviser Phil Gramm who pushed for the deregulation that helped lead to the banking crisis, and it was McCain's crony Rick Davis who had deep lobbyist ties to Freddie Mac. Don't let others be fooled by McCain's economic grandstanding because the reality is his policies and principles will only exacerbate our financial hardships.


McCain is being deceitful with his sudden populist message and support for regulation; his economic policies still favor our nation's wealthy elite.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 10:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

McCain-Feingold

A joke that is its own punch line in D.C.


Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

nowanna3:

McCain was not on MTP last Sunday (Gen. Powell was). Gov. Palin is more important out on the campaign trail ; )

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Another (false) negative campaign. The voters want to know how the selected candidate will deal with issues affecting their life !!! Come on GOP. get your act together. You are turning away the moderate republicans and the uncommitted with your strategy. I think you underestimate the intellect of the population.

Posted by: nagamas1 | October 25, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

DrainYou:

McCain has spoken about his regret from the Keating 5 and dedicated his career to campaign finance reform. Perhaps you've heard of it? McCain-Feingold? Obama OTOH broke his promise to "aggressively pursue an agreement on public financing". How many of Obama's overseas donations will be discovered to have been illegal?

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:
A couple days before the election it is hard to say. I suspect he would not avoid going on as he has been on MTP a few times before.

McCain is on two weeks in a row, but at this point I think he needs the exposure more.

Do you think he will bring Palin along? or better yet go by herself sometime?


"nowanna3:

I imagine many more people will get it straight from the horse's mouth tomorrow on MTP. Do you think Obama will go on MTP next Sunday?

Posted by: JakeD"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain knows all about bailing out rich bankers and screwing over middle class and poor people, he's been doing it for years:
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAzDEbVFcg8
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*McCain - Founding Member of the Keating 5


McCain was one of the "Keating Five," congressmen investigated on ethics charges for strenuously helping convicted racketeer Charles Keating after he gave them large campaign contributions and vacation trips.


Charles Keating was convicted of racketeering and fraud in both state and federal court after his Lincoln Savings & Loan collapsed, costing the taxpayers $3.4 billion. His convictions were overturned on technicalities; for example, the federal conviction was overturned because jurors had heard about his state conviction, and his state charges because Judge Lance Ito (yes, that judge) screwed up jury instructions. Neither court cleared him, and he faces new trials in both courts.)


McCain intervened on behalf of Charles Keating after Keating gave McCain at least $112,00 in contributions. In the mid-1980s, McCain made at least 9 trips on Keating's airplanes, and 3 of those were to Keating's luxurious retreat in the Bahamas. McCain's wife and father-in-law also were the largest investors (at $350,000) in a Keating shopping center; the Phoenix New Times called it a "sweetheart deal."


McCain was not convicted of any crimes, though the Senate concluded that he exercised "poor judgment." (Furthermore, he got off on some charges by a technicality -- that he was still in the House when he took those vacation trips, and so the Senate couldn't prosecute him. The House concluded that THEY couldn't prosecute him because he had moved to the Senate.)


Here's some more mavericky straight-talk, my friends:
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http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

nowanna3:

I imagine many more people will get it straight from the horse's mouth tomorrow on MTP. Do you think Obama will go on MTP next Sunday?

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

PALIN GONE WILD! today on CNN:

"She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser

Next thing you know, she'll be running around with a "B" carved into her cheek and a black eye.

Save our country!
Vote Obama Nov. 4


Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Thanks God Johny the Loser picked up Sarah the Liar for VP. Here is here idea from Iowa rally.
Palin: Obama's Tax Plans Could Mean Nightmare Communist State.

I hope DNC has enough money to buy Sarah the Liar some clothes so she is not leave home to Alaska just in underwear when her all clothes are going to be returned back to RNC.

Posted by: Jarda1 | October 25, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

free-donny (Osmond?):

It's called "Not Counting Your Chickens Before They Hatch". There are two and one-half months between Election Day and Inauguration Day. Next canard?

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

I am more concerned with the accuracy of his "reasons", than him(her)personally or who he supports. Also if he is for Barr or Paul he could still have 5 or more reasons against McCain.

I know these reasons, like the 50 this, 75 that emails that circulate on both sides have are often disproved, but some people might still tend to look at a list like that and just assume it is pure fact.

People tend to have an emotional stake in the election, and grab hold of information that tends to support their view without questioning it.


"nowanna:

How do you know that theurbangrind is not a Bob Barr or Ron Paul supporter?

Posted by: JakeD"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Only a couple hundred now turning up for McCain Ralies.

Posted by: walker1 | October 25, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

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=PZxIYTEDARU

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

Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

McCain really does not have much to say or offer if THESE are his "knockout punches". Obama should fire back..."John, the question should be - why aren't you also preparing a victory speech?".

Planning, especially for both short and long term contingencies has been a strength of Obama and his team and a real weak point for McCain and his team.

Posted by: free-donny | October 25, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

paulstewart:

What, exactly, is the lie?

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

SueB2:

McCain met Palin in March of 2008. How do you know she wasn't vetted as thoroughly as Biden was?

nowanna3:

Apology accepted.

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

How can McCain run the country if he can't run his own campaign!

McCain/Palin has become PALIN/TheOldGuy

Click here for CNN's PALIN GONE WILD!

McCain Adviser: "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else."---SCARY!

Next thing you know, she'll be running around with a "B" carved into her cheek and a black eye.

Save our country!
Vote Obama Nov. 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

nowanna:

How do you know that theurbangrind is not a Bob Barr or Ron Paul supporter?

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

it is becoming very sad and very hard to watch as mccain proves time&time again that he is&has always been nothing more than a vain self centered mediocre person who has never come to grip with his mediocrity&that even at his best he was a stumbler& a bumbler who covered up his ineptness as him being a maverick and if not for his family ties would have been left by the wayside a long long time ago hes less than a second rate politician because he needed to pick a second rate ex beauty queen as a political lap dancing running mate to energize his own party.and like a bunch of frat boys the male neocons& their talkin head puppets were giddy with excitement.and if they had their druthers mccain would be odd man out thats why you hear talk of hucklebee/palin palin/romney palin/ridge etc etc. mccain isnot a bad man hes just a very old very mediocre politician who has more luck than brains and while its very sad&hard to watch i would feel a lot worst& couldnt look at myself in the mirror if i didnt put country first and voted for him out of sympathy while ignoring someone a hell of alot more qualified

Posted by: brkdckdwg | October 25, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Does McCain vet anything? Certainly not his VP choice or his facts. When you lie to us about the little things, Senator McCain, we assume you are lying about the big things too.

Posted by: SueB2 | October 25, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

JakeD:

Sorry Jake, I forgot he had been added to the "liberal elitist" group, along with all of the press, all of Hollywood, all the fact checkers, etc.

In fact it looks like the majority of Americans are "liberal elitists" now. Makes not citing them kinda hard.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

nowanna3:

You did not just cite Micheal "In the TANK for Barack HUSSEIN Obama" Dobbs from The "Fact" Checker?!

Posted by: JakeD

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

You mean the vote that McCain suspended his campaign to rush back to Washington for?

74 out of 100 Senators, including McCain voted yea on the bill as well. I guess you better add this to your list of "Five or more Reasons John Sidney McCain Cannot Be Trusted On Economy" some friend of the Joe the Plumber taxpayers he is, lol.

Senators voting yea.

Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Coburn (R-OK)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Dodd (D-CT)
Domenici (R-NM)
Durbin (D-IL)
Ensign (R-NV)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-NE)
Obama (D-IL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Schumer (D-NY)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Thune (R-SD)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00213

"5: Obama enthusiastically supported the $750 billion-dollar bailout that Bush wanted. In other words, Obama (who supposedly is a friend of the downtrodden and the hardworking taxpayer) likes rewarding corrupt, robber-baron CEOs with your money.

Posted by: theurbangrind"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone have the actual words McCain used to lead the crowd to believe Obama had written the speech in the last few days?

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

nowanna3:

You did not just cite Micheal "In the TANK for Barack HUSSEIN Obama" Dobbs from The "Fact" Checker?!

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

There you go again. Lying with a straight face. Lying "in all honesty".

This Lying with a Straight Face Express, with Palin as the Hood Ornament is headed out over that mystical Bridge on its way to Nowhere....

Good thing that.

Posted by: paulstewart | October 25, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama Nation: Want a good laugh??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8Uc5BFogE

chuckle chuckle

:-)

10 more days..........

Posted by: toritto | October 25, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama's church three murdered December 2007

------- THREE HOMOSEXUALS EXECUTED -------
___________________________________________

Donald Young gay choir director Trinity

murdered after speaking to Larry Sinclair .

___________________________________________

Larry Sinclair fearing for his life and

willing to go to jail told his story to

the police and the press .

___________________________________________

Have you heard about the 3 murders of gay

men killed execution style from Obama's

Trinty church last Christmas ?

Have you heard about Larry Sinclair's

statements of having his having sex with

Obama while smoking crack cocaine ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxmn1ZuMw4

http://www.larrysinclair.org

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 25, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

On election night, Virginia polls close at 7 PM and the coverage will roll from East to West as the polls close in the different time zones.

If McCain cannot hold Pennsylvania and Virginia he's toast.

It could be a very early night - bummer for the GOP.

10 more days.....

Posted by: toritto | October 25, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

egc52556:

I care.

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

"The McCain campaign is clearly exaggerating wildly in attempting to depict Franklin Raines as a close adviser to Obama on "housing and mortgage policy." If we are to believe Raines, he did have a couple of telephone conversations with someone in the Obama campaign. But that hardly makes him an adviser to the candidate himself -- and certainly not in the way depicted in the McCain video release." -- Two Pinocchios for McCain

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/09/obamas_fannie_mae_connection.html


"1: To this day, Obama refuses to condemn or even criticize corrupt Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines, a key supporter of his, whose insane zeal for lowering the credit threshhold of new loan applicants played a pivotal role in collapsing the mortgage system.
Posted by: theurbangrind "

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

The key points being that this is not part of Obama's current tax plan, it was a 2% increase, it was when he was an Illinois Senator, it would have restored the rate back to what it was before the Bush cuts, and it wasn't even approved.


"The measure Obama supported contained a provision – which is not part of his current tax proposals – that would have increased the rate paid by those who have taxable income high enough to fall into the 25 percent tax bracket. The 25 percent rate would have increased to 28 percent, as it was before the Bush tax cuts. The effect would have been to increase taxes for a single taxpayer with as little as $32,550 in taxable income in 2008, after all deductions and exclusions from total annual earnings.

But that works out to be $41,500 a year in total income for a single taxpayer with no dependents who takes the standard deduction and exemption allowed by the tax code. So it's true that a single taxpayer making $42,000 this year would see an income tax increase – of $15. That assumes the provision Obama voted for had been enacted and assumes further that the taxpayer did not qualify for more than the standard deduction."

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/more_tax_deceptions.html

"2: It is undisputed fact that Obama voted to raise income taxes for all making over $42,000 annually as an Illinois state senator.

Posted by: theurbangrind"

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 25, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Ashley Todd may go to jail for her false police report, and she didn't know McCain either. That didn't stop you from posting.

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

RaZoR777...you were ban from Politico and now you are spreading lies on the Washington Post. How sad to lead such a hate-filled bigoted existence.

Posted by: stilloptimistic | October 25, 2008 9:43 PM | Report abuse

LOL! :-D

I have to wonder if he ias also already writing his "Follow-Up" Speech;

Amending what he said to what he really Meant to/"Actually" Said?!

After all;

He's Barry O'Bomba-Nation, and he needs to weigh the Reactions before he approves his messages! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 25, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like McCain's criticisms were about a minor point taken out of context. Meanwhile, the stock market continues to plunge, 11 American soldiers died in Iraq this month, prisoners languish in Gitmo without charges or trials, torture still continues. Who the h3ll cares about whether Obama's speechwriters are doing their job and thinking ahead? Since when is PLANNING and THINKING a bad thing? Besides which, McCain has distorted the truth anyway.

Posted by: egc52556 | October 25, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxmn1ZuMw4
Donald Young
-------------------------------------------
http://www.larrysinclair.org

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 25, 2008 9:37 PM | Report abuse

This is addressed specifically to wiel: Honey you need to urgently seek competent mental heal treatment!

Posted by: lavpen2 | October 25, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

RaZoR777, you are a freak. Say that at a gop rally and even those morons will tell you to shut up.
Go look at some porno you weirdo.

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 25, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Larry Sinclair is in jail for committing perjury in another case and for serious drug violations. He never knew Obama. He's just one of the many crazies who come out of the wall when someone is famous. He did that whole lie early last summer. Believe me, if McCain could make any mileage on it, he would have. Sinclair's been in jail for months. For others, read the article before you comment. The speech was written as a sample for a book, not for Obama. Obama wasn't even the nominee when the book came out.

Posted by: karela | October 25, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

karela:

Do you have a link to the "more lurid" version? The only thing I saw from the McCain campaign directly was a statement that they were aware the police were investigating and a refusal to confirm she worked for campaign in order to protect her identity.

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Let "Blame" Games Begin!!!

The McCain Camp -versus- The Palin Camp

Got to love Country First politics...

Posted by: targaray | October 25, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Ahh the petulant, scared republican bloggers are back! What are you so upset about? McCain says he will win the election! Don't you believe him? Palin says they will be elected! Are you telling me you don't beleive your beloved barbie doll too?
Don't sweat it guys...it's gonna be alright.
Until November 5th, when you wake up see YOUR worse nightmare come true! Not only is your conservative, whites only, for the rich(white), warmongering agenda goign to get flushed in the toilet like so much excrement,But...it's going to be a liberal senate and house and you're really gonna hate this one.....A non-white liberal in the oval office!
C'mon...say it. Obama in the white hous is the total insult to the GOP. You're all bigots and you know it.
Well guess what! It's not the same country you controlled for so long! We are diverse and don't subscribe to your agenda. This isn't just an election your going to lose, it's a turning point in American history. It's the beginning of the end for the grand old party, and the start of a better democracy for all Americans and God willing the whole world.
Bye bye, can't say will miss you J.O.'s!
wink!

Posted by: tommyd60 | October 25, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

http//.www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxmn1ZuMw4
Donald Young
-------------------------------------------
http//.www.larrysinclair.org

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 25, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

kcollier:

Some of us from the Depression era learned the hard way: don't count your chickens (or write Inaugural Address) before they hatch.

Posted by: JakeD | October 25, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Wiel: Take your meds. You're gonna need them on election night.

Who knows? Perhaps you'll be suffering from post election stress disorder. We effette liberal elites will provide you with a therapist the next morning and long term mental health coverage.

Live with it while the adults rebuild this nation.

:-)

10 more days.

Posted by: toritto | October 25, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Bisexual drug using and possibly involved

with murder may end Obama's chances .

Three openly gays were murdered DEC07 from

Obama's Trinity Church . Donald Young was

the choir director .
-------------------------------------------
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqxmn1ZuMw4
-------------------------------------------
Larry Sinclair states that he had sex with

Obama several times while doing crack

cocaine . Larry states that he had spoken

Donald Young and now fears for his own

life too .
-------------------------------------------
www.larrysinclair.org

Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 25, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Apparently no one ever told McCain about the boy who cried wolf. If you're going to play dirty, there's a limit. If you latch onto some new dirty trick, that you can't prove, each and every day, people get saturated and stop listening. As the article says, the speech was not written for Obama. It was written for a sample in a book. McCain grasps at anything and everything. Yesterday his campaign grasped at that old racist thing of the big black man attacking the white girl----and now we know that the girl set it up and lied because she was trying to get McCain elected. Does it strike anyone else as odd that McCain's campaign gave the press a much more lurid and detailed report than the police had after their earliest investigation? How did McCain even know about it before the police did? And why would he start pushing such a racially dangerous story before the police even had a chance to check it out. The girl was never even on the ATM video where she claimed it happened. Hitchens is a long time, hard line republican who endorsed Obama last week because he says, in Hardball interview, that since January McCain has aged dramatically and is showing signs of senility. He now believes the country would be at grave risk with either McCain or Palin. Colin Powell thinks so too. These are two men who have been loyal republicans and know McCain well as do the other twenty admirals and generals who appeared with Obama recently. Be careful how you vote. We've a country to lose here in this perilous time.

Posted by: karela | October 25, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

The Great OB plans out the future of the Galactic Republic USAmerica
The Great Ob called the Hollywood Celebrities Council led by Oprah to an emergency meeting after his inaugural address in Washington, DC. The Great OB laid out his agenda: 1. Dissolve FBI, DEA, and other law enforcement agencies. Replaced by the one million men headed by Minister Farrakhan; 2. Recall the US Army from Iraq and reposition it to Afghanistan. All National Guard troops will be put on alert and send to Afghanistan. National Guard will be replaced with pardoned prisoners, who will form the core of the Obama Guard; 3. All constitutional rights in the USA will be suspended except making Movies by Steven Spielberg and TV shows by Oprah; 4. The opposition leaders will be immediately arrested and prosecuted for treason; 5. Newly elected Congress will be instructed to rewrite the Constitution of the USA transforming the USA from the Republic into the Peoples Republic USAmerica; 6. All private property including business will be immediately nationalized and put into the Obama Trust Fund; 7. After the new Constitution is adopted the Congress will be immediately dissolved and all lawmakers will be imprisoned; 8. All courts will be transformed into the military courts run by Minister Farrakhan; 9. All religious properties are being transferred to the Obama Trust Fund; 10 All freedoms are suspended indefinitely. There will be only one national newspaper, one TV station, and one radio station. All Internet communications are being banned. Internet will be used only by military personnel under command of Minister Farrakhan. The Great OB stated that more decrees will follow soon.
George Clooney opened his mouth and stood there in silence. Samuel Jackson repeated his old mantra “we have a Leader, who won for us.” Matt Damon and Ben Affleck chanted mindlessly “the Great Leader, who won for us, the Great Leader, who won for us, the Great Leader who won for us.” Barbara Streisand wanted to sing the uplifting song titled “The Great Leader OB who won for us,” but could not get any sound of her chest. Steve Spielberg reminded them about the importance of this win “I am going to continue making movies, You are all welcomed to star in them. They will praise our Leader, the Great OB and his life. It is all for the good of the Galactic Republic USAmerica.” Matt Damon started to sing the song “I am so proud of our work towards this win. We won because we sang songs, paid money, gave interviews and now we will make more movies praising the Great OB.” They all agreed that the Great OB is the Greatest Leader of them all. The Great OB will lead the Force. Oprah, Clooney, Jackson, Damon, Affleck, Streisand, Spielberg formed a circle around the Great OB and started to dance in exciting rhythm.

Posted by: Wiel | October 25, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

OH YEAH!
OBAMA BIDEN 08...!!!

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 25, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Call me when McCain has anything constructive to say....

Posted by: spinners1 | October 25, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

thenotoriousflavio:

I think you missed one of the best quotes:

"A Palin associate defended her, saying that she is "not good at process questions" and that her comments on Michigan and the robocalls were answers to process questions.

What the heck are "process questions"? What, like what is the constitution? What are the responsibilities of the Vice President? How does a bill become law?

Posted by: wes1155 | October 25, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Oh My-My.

He does seem to be a Precocious little boy, now doesn't he?! ;~)

LOL! I got a kick out of his Obasama Presidential Seal-Or;

was that "Squeal"?

Podium and all! :-D

Folks, allow me to paint a picture for you;

That nice little Liberal judge in frisco who Ham-strung the Federal Government's ability to investigate ID Fraud/Theft, and Social security no-Matches; along with all the others on the Ninth Circuit and the WONDERFUL Things they have done(SARCASM!);

Multiply that by 100!

John McCain needs to be STOPPED! He is handing the election to "Barry" O'Bomba-Nation!

Mitt Romney is WAY Better for Veep, and a Mitt Romney/ Mike Huckabee or Alan Keyes;

is possibly a MUCH Better Ticket yet again!

McCain is going to LOSE, and wreck our World in the process!

Yeah, he is an Economic Fool!

But Barack is not some Economic or Business Guru either!

Cripes, he can BARELY call Himself a Legislator!

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 25, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama Nation: Want a good laugh??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq8Uc5BFogE

Chuckle chuckle....

:-)

10 more days.

Posted by: toritto | October 25, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

On election night, Virginia polls close at 7 PM and the coverage will roll from East to West as the polls close in the different time zones.

If McCain cannot hold Pennsylvania and Virginia he's toast.

It could be a very early night - bummer for the GOP.

10 more days.....

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 25, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing wrong with getting the speech ready; Mccain's task is to ake sure that that speech will not be spoken and it should be the speech he will make later. Americans doesnot know what Americans can do. Obama might be leading on the polls but some Republicans who are really not voting for Obama pretends to be voting because they do not want to be labelled as racist. We still have to wait till the real poll is in. If fraud will be allowed to exist in this election it will just put a dark cloud on the election of the first Black President if Obama will be elected. The democrat party has been all out in this election. This is the first time the Clintons are really giving their time, energy and effort and with due concern, make sure President Clinton gets enough rest.
Talking about Palin.. Palin is the best thing that happened to the republican party and the reason why the democrats are all out now is because Palin energized the republican party and hence they worked hard for it. Mccain's appeal is with the old people while Palin earned the respect of the youth and the women, not the one who treat a child as a choice. Victory is very achievable as long as there is no fraud. The black will vote for the color of their skin and we uphold them for that. They would like to take their chances on this sweet, cute and seemingly nice and intelligent young man. However, the white are more liberal on their choices because most of them rely on the issues and not the color of the skin. They are the ones practicing real choices. With Palin giving them the youth, the energy, the ability to make real change, you'll never know if the white skinned will eventually take chances on the same color of the skin. It will still be neck to neck.

Posted by: statistician | October 25, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

JOHN MCCAIN IS LURCHING FROM ONE HOAX TO THE OTHER... TRYING TO GRAB UNTO SOMETHING

Posted by: nightrider1 | October 25, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Hey Urbangrind, how does this taste?


- Polls as of 10/24 -

Obama +14 - Pew Research
Obama +13 - CBS News/NY Times
Obama +12 - Newsweek
Obama +10 - NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl
Obama +9 -- FOX News
Obama +9 -- Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby
Obama +9 -- ABC News/Wash Post
Obama +8 -- RCP Average
Obama +8 -- Rasmussen Reports
Obama +8 -- Ipsos/McClatchy
Obama +8 -- Gallup
Obama +7 -- Gallup
Obama +7 -- Hotline/FD
Obama +5 -- CNN/Opinion Research
Obama +4 -- IBD/TIPP - (UNDERWEIGHTED 18-24 YEAR OLDS)
Obama +3 -- GWU/Battleground
Obama +1 -- Associated Press/GfK - (OVERWEIGHTED EVANGELICALS)


:)


Posted by: goaway41 | October 25, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

"Her lack of fundamental understanding of some key issues was dramatic," said another McCain source with direct knowledge of the process to prepare Palin after she was picked. The source said it was probably the "hardest" to get her "up to speed than any candidate in history."

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

How can McCain run the country if he can't run his own campaign!

McCain/Palin has become PALIN/TheOldGuy

Click here for CNN's PALIN GONE WILD!

McCain Adviser: "She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone. She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else."---SCARY!

Next thing you know, she'll be running around with a "B" carved into her cheek and a black eye.

Save our country!
Vote Obama Nov. 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama is real cocky. Wouldn't it be fun if he lost?

Posted by: smdubro | October 25, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

McCain is an idiot.
He dithered around until the last minute and picked the inadequate Palin for veep. Obama did his homework, vetted the veep and did the legwork.
While McCain may think it funny to prepare and lay down the needed groundwork ahead of time so you are not scrambling at the last minute and then do something stupid like McCain did with his veep pick, whether Obama has done a draft of an address or not, is just proof that the man is detailed, prepared and takes care of things in due time.
See, even if McCain is a quarter century older then Obama, it is the younger Obama who is proving to be the adult and McCain the ill prepared immature one.

Posted by: vwcat | October 25, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin has become PALIN/TheOldGuy


PALIN IS OUT OF CONTROL!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

urbangrind
Go post this nonsense at Pajama Media or LGF or Free Republic where other basement dwellers write and cheer each other on. Hope those of you of age can scrape together enough for a 6 pack to console yourselves on November 5.

Posted by: silverspring25 | October 25, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

How could McCain run the country if he can't even run his own campaign?

Palin is out of control!!!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama and ACORN Donation
 
Barack Hussein Obama recently made an $800,000 donation to the Marxist community-organizing group ACORN, which has illegally registered at least 300,000 ineligible voters. This has been very well-publicized and can be referenced in any Internet media search. Should we be voting for a candidate who stands idly by while one of his favorite nonprofits commits mass voter fraud? Is this somebody who respects the integrity of the electoral process? And also--Obama claims to be middle-class and to stand for the working man. How many American workers are able to make donations of close to a million dollars at the drop of a hat?
 
Five Reasons Barack Hussein Obama Cannot Be Trusted On Economy
 
1: To this day, Obama refuses to condemn or even criticize corrupt Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines, a key supporter of his, whose insane zeal for lowering the credit threshhold of new loan applicants played a pivotal role in collapsing the mortgage system.
 
2: It is undisputed fact that Obama voted to raise income taxes for all making over $42,000 annually as an Illinois state senator.
 
3: Senator Obama and key congressional Democratic friends of his such as Reps. Barney Frank and Maxine Waters (D-MA and CA, respectively) were instrumental in pushing for Clinton's Fair Housing Act, which required banks to lower their lending standards in an effort to boost minority homeownership.
 
4: Taken cumulatively, Obama's promised spending plans would add up to an increase in federal spending of ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. Do you really think that ONLY those making $250,000 or more will be paying for something that massive?
 
5: Obama enthusiastically supported the $750 billion-dollar bailout that Bush wanted. In other words, Obama (who supposedly is a friend of the downtrodden and the hardworking taxpayer) likes rewarding corrupt, robber-baron CEOs with your money.

Posted by: theurbangrind | October 25, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign isn't doing any advanced planning? Campaigns have been doing this kind of advance work for decades. Clearly McCain doesn't take the responsibilities of the office seriously.

I'm sure his attack was a throwaway line. Still, McCain keeps on trying things that are always just a little too cute. I thought he would run a grownup campaign. Instead, it's looking increasingly like a campaign for middle school student council.

Posted by: kcollier | October 25, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Old McCain can't open his mouth lest he lies.

Posted by: mammyyel | October 25, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad Obama didn't write the alleged inaugural address. One thing that stands out in the Obama campaign is readiness. That's why it's so far ahead.

Posted by: gwcox2 | October 25, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Anything goes in a losing campaign...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | October 25, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what the next McCain campaign stunt will be?


So far we've had:
-----------------------

- "Drill, baby, drill"

- "Ashley the Fraud

- "Joe the pretend Plumber"

- "OMG! Bill Ayers"!


I am I missing anything?


Grampy McCain has become a very sick man in his old age, he needs to retire.


HEY MCCAIN!
.
Lie, lie to my face
Tell me it ain't no thing
That's what I wanna hear

Take, your lie to the grave
That's what an old friend told me
Look what it did for him
The truth hurts so bad, wouldn't you say?
So why tell it?
If ignorance is bliss, then you're in
Heaven now, My Friend.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gITOL-KFZ50
.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 25, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

What else can one say except the Palin-McCain campaign has become so pathetic. They are so desperate they will sling any mud and grasp at any straw.

Let us hope and pray McCain's foreign endorsements don't interfere between now and election day.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 25, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

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