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Rick Davis Sees "One of the Greatest Comebacks"

By Juliet Eilperin
GOP presidential nominee John McCain's advisers today said their candidate had closed the gap with Barack Obama over the past few days and would be competitive with the Democrat as voters headed to the polls Tuesday.

"We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary," his campaign manager, Rick Davis, said in a conference call with reporters, adding that when it came to the electoral votes needed for victory, "We believe, with the combination of our base states and the states we've been able to put into play this week, we can achieve 270."

McCain is spending nearly the entire day in Ohio, a state which remains too close to call, before heading to Virginia tonight. On Sunday the Arizona senator will go to New Hampshire, which has just four electoral votes but played a critical role in bolstering his bid for the GOP nomination, before traveling to seven cities in seven states on Monday.

"The pundits, my friends, have written us off as they've done before. But we're closing, my friends, and we're going to win in Ohio," McCain told supporters at Ohio's United High School. "We're a few points down, but we're coming back,
and we're coming back strong."

As McCain tries to rally his supporters and persuade undecided voters in several swing states, his aides are pouring their energy into get-out-the vote efforts and television advertising. In the last seven days alone, according to McCain's political director Mike DuHaime, the campaign has made 5.3 million phone calls and door knocks, including 1.3 million yesterday. By contrast, DuHaime said, the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign conducted 1.9 million phone calls and door knocks during the same week in 2004.

"We've been able to really expand, year after year, using our technology," DuHaime said, adding the campaign has made 24 million targeted voter contacts to date and aims to make 17 million more before Election Day.

Davis said that by running so many "hybrid" ads with the Republican National Committee over the past several weeks the campaign had been able to conserve its resources, and that -- in combination with a $20 million RNC independent expenditure -- the campaign will exceed Obama and the Democratic National Committee's ad spending by $10 million in the last week,

McCain pollster Bill McInturff said Republican party identification is on the rise in the race's final days, which "is helping create a very, very close result."

And while McCain's advisers were cautious about predicting victory, Davis expressed confidence that the campaign had "shaken off the effects of the financial collapse" that had hurt McCain's numbers earlier in the month.

"We're seeing a tight race today, so it doesn't really matter what it was ten days ago," he said.

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Comments

I cannot believe some of these posts.

For the life of me after reading some of these Post you would think Axelrod and the Democrats are more altruistic and more trustworthy than Mother Theresa.

There is nothing wrong with Obama and his team saying he thinks he will win Ohio just like there is nothing wrong with McCain and his team telling the media they think they will win Ohio.

And to the author of the Post that basically called all Republicans corrupt. Really? LOL my friend, both parties have members who are really good people and who are really bad people.

John McCain got it right when he said,

"The Republicans went to change Washington and Washington changed them"

This applies to liberals and democrats as well.

What is really funny to me is how this morning on, "Morning Joe" one of Obama's advisors wouldnt reveal what his internal polling #'s showed. If Obama was destorying McCain in every state why not reveal that to Joey Scar?

The point is this. Obama will more than likely win. He won't win in a landslide. He will win by a close margin in a lot of swing states. Our country is about 43% democrats 43% republican and 10% independent and 4% other.

No way does Obama win by more than 5% points.

And democrats what is really concerning to me (being an indepedent) is how much Obama has spent and how close this race really this.

I remember Obama outspent Hillary 5 - 6 to 1 in PA. Before the primary the polls showed him up by 10% and who won PA? Hillary crushed Obama.

Posted by: scottinwny | November 2, 2008 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis is obviously lying. Why does the press allow this to happen? Why does the press allow lies such as "John McCain is having one of the Greatest Comebacks" pass without asking people like Rick Davis—"And your proof is?"

Posted by: robinlandseadel | November 2, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

JakeD spewed: I am registered Independent but still voted for McCain.

I'm a registered Independant, I'm voting for Obama

But as anyone who has seen our posts; JakeD is extremely conservative and I'm pretty darn Democratic.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

are the objective data on some other page that i am unable to find?

or is this just the washington post writing down whatever the mccain campaign tells it to?

Posted by: miket000 | November 1, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

As an Obama supporter, I appreciate this story as a motivation to get Obama voters out to the polls.

But, really. There's not a shred of impartial evidence to suggest there's any sort of substantial "comeback" going on here.

This piece is little more than a GOP press release disguised as "news".

Pretty pathetic

But thanks for the Obama boost anyway!

Posted by: blueschanteuse | November 1, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Ms. Eilperin,

This is substandard reporting. This is a McCain campaign press release. Is there any evidence to support Rick Davis' assertion? A poll? What states have been "put into play" this week that would shift the momentum? In what way is this suddenly a "tight race"? I expect more from my neighborhood paper, and much more from a Post reporter.

Posted by: Jfoster72 | November 1, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Where are the facts to back up what Rick "I'm nearly out of a job" Davis is spewing. Juliet, do you get paid by the word?

Posted by: jillcohen | November 1, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

With respect to the Washington Post, I am very surprised to see this piece that does not present ANY evidence to back up the campaign's words. The reporter merely repeats the campaign's message without any of the usual back up expected from a credible mainstream news source:

1. She does no independent fact checking on their poll numbers.
2. No response from the Obama campaign.

This is not journalism, it is a free commercial.

It is also a perfect case in point about what is wrong with the state of "journalism" in this country.

Posted by: maribelle1963 | November 1, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I am going to get a great deal of joy out of watching these imbeciles implode when Obama wins by 130 electoral votes. They will start their circular firing squad, each blaming the other for the most vile, disgusting and ill managed campaign in my memory. The good news is that Rick Davis will have a lot of time to think what he did. The other good news is that so will McCain, and for many years to come, the things that McCain has said, the people he chose to surround himself with, most notably Palin, and all these lobbyiest jerks, will show him to be a man without honor, and his racist and hate bating have been a view into the soul of a very horrifying human being.

Posted by: jjmn | November 1, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

I assume "Juliet Eilerpin" is a McCain campaign media flack? If not--if she's actually on your payroll--I think you have an obligation to ask her to do some of the things a professional journalist would do, like, for example, checking to see if there is any objective evidence whatsoever that supports the claims made in the article.

Posted by: gcollins1 | November 1, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I am registered Independent but still voted for McCain. Don't worry. Tuesday will be here before you know it.

Posted by: JakeD | November 1, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Comeback? What comeback:

RCP Averages:

11/1: Obama +6.4
10/20: Obama +5.8
10/10: Obama +6.6
10/1: Obama +5.6

If anything, we have seen Obama's number fluxuate aroung a +6 victory, and he is just below his highest polling points in the campaign.

Besides that, some tracking polls indicate that Obama improved by 2-3 points from his infomercial. That may prove ephemeral or statistically insignificant, but the fact is that McCain is just as far behind today as he was the entire month of October, and he has 72 hours to fix it. Besides, about 1/3 of all votes will be cast by Monday morning, so any comeback will be heavily blunted in 34 states.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

Posted by: AxelDC | November 1, 2008 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Rick Davis pontificates on what "liberal feminists" think on moralist and conservative Republican Bill Bennett's radio show. Listen!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLwGk8rwolY
60 secs.

Posted by: NeilSagan | November 1, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Have we debunked the latest "Zogby/Drudge" poll yet?

IF NOT...Then Click Here For REALITY

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

"DEMOCRATS FOR MCCAIN MYTH"

These mythical creature is one or more of the following

1. Someone who changed their registration during the primaries to vote for Hillary (thus against Obama) as told to do by your conservadrone leaders. Talk about vote manipulation.

2. Your time traveled from 1972.

3. Your not conscious.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | November 1, 2008 9:18 AM | Report abuse

This is like one of those shows about cruiselines or holiday hotels that the industry churns out and offers to the Travel Channel which plays these infomercials as a cheap alternative to unbiased programming (always nice to get your product for free, right?)

The lazy and integrity-challenged will always take the easy road. Truth, facts, analysis, journalism become roadkill. This is why traditional news outlets are doomed in the age of the internet.

Posted by: ldvisavis | November 1, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I expect a little more balance from The Washington Post than this story displays. Why have you totally relied on the McCain campaign for your information. Gee, those numbers don't sound taken from the ether or anything at all. Nice try at independent verification, WP. Not.

Posted by: droolhound | November 1, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Oh pshaw. Dream on Davis.

As for Schwarzenegger, how pathetic is he? He's so fat he has to be wrapped in a girdle (but we've seen the beach pics, fatty), and so bo-toxed he can't move his facial muscles.

Obama is in nearly perfect physical condition. He can sink a 3-pointer from half court on the first try (see: Kuwait). He works out for an hour or more a day. He's downright chiseled, just not bulked up on steroids and self-importance the way Ahnold has been for his whole life.

And Ahnold, you are about to find out what happens when you taunt the skinny guy. He's been doing his Charles Atlas exercises, and he's about to kick your butt - and your sorry party's butt -- so hard that you're going to need surgery to remove his foot from your backside.

LOL. Victory is within reach! Obama sets, he shoots . . . .

Posted by: realcountrymusic | November 1, 2008 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Watching morning Joe is a joke. This guy want McCain to win so bad and can't hide it. I love Mika she is the only reasonable person on the show. Joe should take his show to fox.

Posted by: r4147824 | November 1, 2008 8:30 AM | Report abuse

I know you gotta keep your spirits up, but these people are delusional. Closing the gap? Where? RCP poll average shows an ongoing solid trend line for Obama and McCain hasn't put a real dent in the toss-up states. In fact, Obama is now gaining ground in a few more "Republican" states, even McCain's Arizona. EMBARRASSING!

Posted by: davidcranberry | November 1, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

Well now! Isn't that just wonderful, sonnychiba72, the self appointed "Seeker of the unTruth" is back. Only for a few more days since this next paycheck from the RNC/Palin-McCain campaign will be the last.

How's Andrew Martin doing sonnychiba72? How about Jerome Corsi, your other reliable source of lunatic fringe information. Remember, as you are so quick to point out about others, you are the company you keep or the trash which you believe. Tell us, is Limblow still on OxyContin? He's going to be hitting it hard if Obama wins.

What a tool!

Posted by: wes1155 | November 1, 2008 6:31 AM | Report abuse

Obama and the liberal media are telling people who plan to vote for McCain to stay at home because the election is already won by Obama. This could not be further from the truth.The Obamedia will tell you all weekend that Obama is winning Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Florida, Iowa, Virginia, West Virginia, and other states but this is simply not true. A lead in Iowa? That one is possible but the other States are still undecided until people vote!

If Obama really thought he was so far ahead, he would not have spent all the $millions$ to blitz the people with TV commercials about himself.

Obama wants Americans to think he cares for them, when in fact, he does not even care or take care of his own family members.

Obama's grandmother has lived in the same apartment in Hawaii for 40 years. His aunt lives in a Boston Housing Project.A Boston Housing Authority director says Barack Obama’s aunt, a Kenyan woman has lived in public housing for five years. Barack Obama’s brother, George Hussein Obama, lives in a shack in Kenya on less than a dollar a month. When Obama vistied Kenya two years ago, a school was named in his honor and he promised to give them financial support yet today, the Senator Obama Kogelo Secondary School does not have running water, electricity or sanitation.

Obama spent more than $5 million of campaign money for his BIG Night in Denver during the DNC. A one time, one night affair to promote himself. $5 million for the staudium, the light show, and the props. The media has the audacity to blitz people with the fact that Sarah Palin spent $150,000 on clothes from the RNC campaign money. Something is wrong with this picture.

Obama spent the $5 million in Denver and he spent untold millions on his recent TV commercial blitz. Americans claim the Economy is the number one issue yet they, together with illegal foreign donors, have helped Obama spend money which would have bailed out the banks, paid off EVERY American's mortgage and saved the American taxpayers lots of money.

Barack Obama is trying to buy the US Presidency and he does not care for his own poor family members, who he knows. Do you really think Obama cares for you, who are not his own flesh and blood since he does not care for them either?


Posted by: sonnychiba72 | November 1, 2008 4:04 AM | Report abuse

"I AM A DEMOCRAT. I VOTED FOR MCCAIN." gracedelvillar

Listen, Grace, I was a Hillary supporter during the primaries, and I'm very happy Obama won the Democratic nomination.

It's nonsense for you to come in shouting and screaming about it being something other than Hillary not winning. You chose to cut off your nose to spite your face, that's your business. But quit pretending you're not seeking some kind of payback.

Posted by: JohnDebba | November 1, 2008 3:19 AM | Report abuse

"ARNOLD SCHWARRZENEGGER Said today McCain is built like a rock" DemocracyRules

So is a rigor mortise corpse.

Schwarzenegger's approval rating is dropping like a rock and trying to match Bush's; we've had enough of his mouth. Californians are hoping instead of talking in the vernacular of bodybuilders, he starts putting out ideas that have brains behind them. All in all, I will trust Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger's judgment on the presidential candidates.

Posted by: JohnDebba | November 1, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

Oh oh - I better correct my mispellings again - sorry (I know it is not republican to say sorry, but, then, hey, I am Independent): "Joe-the-unlicensed-Plumber" was hired by Ms. Palin (aka 'The Moose Is Loose') to become a 'celebrity' (probably the right move to reach the quarter mio income he was talking about).

Posted by: IndependentVoice2 | November 1, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

'Joe the un-licensed-plummer' got hired by Ms. Palin; hey joy, get a job!

Posted by: IndependentVoice2 | November 1, 2008 1:11 AM | Report abuse

Thats right my friends Joe the plumber will be the white house special plumber.

Posted by: r4147824 | November 1, 2008 1:01 AM | Report abuse

Anyone that take the mccain campaign seriously should not be taken serious.

Posted by: r4147824 | November 1, 2008 12:50 AM | Report abuse

Is Joe the plumber still a plumber? When was the last time he went to work?

Posted by: r4147824 | November 1, 2008 12:46 AM | Report abuse

"GOP presidential nominee John McCain's advisers today said their candidate had closed the gap with Barack Obama over the past few days" ......

Yes I can see that in Politic's latest Polls for McCain: Arizona +1; North Dakota +1; Georgia +3; Montana +3.

These deep red states were all double digit leads for McCain a few week ago. Well done Senator McCain. Another stunning success. Who knows by election day these might even be blue states.

Posted by: WillKurz | November 1, 2008 12:41 AM | Report abuse

"LA Times REFUSES to Release the tape that shows Obama in the company of Another Militant Radical" DemocracyRules

After your mindless rant, the best response is the WP editorial title on the non-issue; "An, Idiot Wind"

You posted on character and courage; for the love everything good, have some along with reason. Your fears of an Obama victory come from the fearmongers, making you come off as shameless babbling coward. If by the slim and none chance Obama turns out as bad as you believe, then in two years America can change that and make his presidency irrelevant. Goodness sake, this great nation withstood, Nixon and Bush/Cheney


Posted by: JohnDebba | November 1, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign knows that there is no worse message to telegraph now to voters than to admit they are behind. It will be tantamount to prematurely accepting defeat.
Anything can happen in politics, pundits will agree, but not so fast.
All indicators point to an Obama victory on Tuesday. There is no evidence to suggest the opposite.

Posted by: fahminatour | November 1, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

America trusts Barack Obama.

Scare tactics are just going to backfire.

Posted by: svreader | November 1, 2008 12:25 AM | Report abuse

"ARNOLD SCHWARRZENEGGER Said today..." - did Mr. Schwarzenegger just aknowledge that he was not competent to be governor of the state I do reside (and vote) in? And now this imcompetent actor is an encouragement to vote for Mr. McCain? I personally am not convinced of these hollywood tactics (but then, it's Halloween today, after all).

Posted by: IndependentVoice2 | November 1, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

I AM A DEMOCRAT.

I VOTED FOR MCCAIN.


OBAMA ARE HIDING THE NYT HAVE THE KHALIDI TAPES.

JOE BIDEN SAYS SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN TO TEST OBAMA WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF OBAMA IN OFFICE.

I HOLD THE MEDIA AGAIN RESPONSIBLE FOR COVERING UP THE TRUTH.

I AND MILLIONS OF DEMOCRATS ARE TERRIFIED OF OBAMA.

Posted by: gracedelvillar | November 1, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

The only way McCain/Palin could "win" this election is to steal it as Bush did, twice. Given McCain's sleazy campaign tactics, I can easily imagine him adopting the Bush/Rove strategies to steal the Presidency (suppressing the vote, scrubbing names from voter lists, etc). Perhaps this explains McCain's recent 'confidence' and assertions that he has closed the gap with Obama, despite polling data to the contrary.

This man has lied and sold his soul to try to 'win' this election. I don't think the American people will stand for a third take-over of the Presidency or the country by the right wing.

Posted by: caroll1 | November 1, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

DemocracyRules

I have one word for you, delusional.

Posted by: hmmmmmer | November 1, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

ARNOLD SCHWARRZENEGGER Said today.

Mr. Obama needs to do something about those skinny legs, We're going to make him do some squats and some biceps curls to beef up those scrawny little arms.
If only we could put some MEAT ON HIS IDEAs.

McCain is built like a rock and his character and his views are solid.

There are no questions about who McCain is: He spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war. He's been tested under torture, under deprivation, temptation and isolation. We don't have to wonder is he ready to lead. We don't have to wonder is he ready to be president of the United States.

John McCain has served this country longer in the POW camp
than his opponent has served in the United States Senate.

I only play an action hero in my movies, but John McCain is a real action hero.

When McCain is elected, voters will see "all kinds of action" on the economy, energy and the financial betrayal that has plunged the nation into disaster.

Being president is all about leadership. Who do you want? A man of eloquence or a man of proven courage who has shown that he will fight for others even at the sacrifice of himself?

Posted by: DemocracyRules | November 1, 2008 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Davis is delusional or a liar. My guess is both. Thank God the asshats running McCain's campaign wont be the guys running our country for the next four years.

Posted by: stikyfingas | November 1, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse


John McCain has not yet released his medical records to the public. McCain is 72 years old, and has been diagnosed with invasive melanoma.

In May of this year, a small group of selected reporters were allowed to review 1,173 pages of McCain's medical records and were allowed only three hours to do so. John McCain's health is an issue of profound importance.

We call on John McCain to issue a full, public disclosure of all of his medical records, available for the media and members of the general public to review.

Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | November 1, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

WHO IS KHALIDI AND WHY OBAMA IS AFRAID:
1) A DIRECTOR OF WAFA IN BEIRUT IN 1982 - PRESS ORGANIZATION OF PLO
2) KHALIDI SAID AFTER DEATH OF ABU ZYAD WHO WAS A MEMBER OF BLACK OCTOBER THAT KILLED 11 MEMBERS OF ISRAELI OLYMPIC TEAM IN MICHEN IN 1972: "ABU ZYAD WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY PALESTINIAN PEOPLE"

3) AND THE TAPE OF THE DINNER IN LOS ANGELES WILL SHOW THAT OBAMA DIDN'T STOOD UP AGAINST ANTI-ISRAEL, ANTI-SEMITIC REMARKS OF KHALIDI

4) KHALIDI IS THE MAN WHO INVITED AHMADINEJAD TO COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LAST YEAR (ONE DEGREE OF SEPARATION FROM NEXT HITLER) THE ONLY REASON OBAMA IS FLOATING THIS IDEA RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE HE IS AFRAID THAT JEWISH VOTERS WILL REALIZE WHO IS KHALIDI:

Posted by: DemocracyRules | November 1, 2008 12:03 AM | Report abuse


xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

McCain Camp: We've Closed Gap

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

yea.. i've noticed that too.

this week, barack obama had over 100,000 people at a rally at Civic Center Park in Denver....

and john mccain had a captive audience of 16 people sitting in the non-smoking section of the Kountry Kitchen Restaurant..

what can you say?

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: DriveByPoster | November 1, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Dearest demented donkey communists: Your lies about tax breaks make it difficult for the master donkeys to keep things straight. Let's try the former Energy Secretary/Hand what we have to the Red Chinese dude this morning.

RICHARDSON: What Obama wants to do is -- is he is basically looking at $120,000 and under among those that are in the middle class, and there is a tax cut for those.

Posted by: EliPeyton | October 31, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Did Palin have an affair on todd?

Posted by: r4147824 | October 31, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain gave Khalide $480,000

Posted by: r4147824 | October 31, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

McCain isn't being very smart about this.
He knows he's going to lose.

The question is what kind of career he's going to have after next Tuesday and what his legacy will be.

The Republican party will not appreciate all the effort he's gone to giving up every principle he's ever had and tarting himself up to support every Republican position no matter how inane or insane.

Few people know how to leave the stage gracefully.

McCain isn't showing himself to be one of them.

For all of us that used to really like the guy, its very painfull to see.

Posted by: svreader | October 31, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

LA Times REFUSES to Release the tape that shows Obama in the company of Another Militant Radical a former PLO mouthpiece - KHALIDI (when PLO was designated a terror group), AYER was also PRESENT.

On this tape and at this dinner OBAMA once again subjected himself to listening to anti-Israeli and anti-semitic rhetoric, the way he did in Rev. RIGHT church for 20+ years. Once again ANTI-AMERICAN and ANTI-SEMITIC RHETORIC was NOT OBJECTIONABLE TO HIM. This tape REMINDs US of OBAMA’s LUCK of JUDGMENT, INTEGRITY, CHARACTER or something much MORE SINISTER than that.

While we know that most of the media has been in bed with Obama, they have refused to dig deeper into his background.

DEAR LA TIMES, LET THE TAPE GO. WE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH ABOUT A MAN, WHO SHORTLY CAN CHAGE AMERICA FOREVER.

HISTORY TOUGHT US THAT BOTH HITLER AND COMMUNISTS CAME TO POWER ON THE PLATFORM OF CHANGE, DURING THE TIMES OF ECONOMIC UPHEAVAL. IF YOU LET HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF, AMERICA WILL BE LOST FOREVER.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

When is Palin going to release her mdical records like she promised Brian Williams 8 days ago? Could it be that Daily Kos really was right when it said that the baby wasn't hers? Did she have a hysterectomy since she had Piper that would have precluded her ever having a baby again? Di Bristol actually give birth to Trig and then get pregnant later than Palin is stating and not wanting to face the truth?

Posted by: majorteddy | October 31, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Associated Press
AP poll: 1 in 7 voters still persuadable
By ALAN FRAM 10.31.08, 9:19 AM ET

WASHINGTON - Patrick Campbell worries Barack Obama will raise his taxes but thinks John McCain will send people off to war. He says that leaves him leaning toward Obama ... maybe.

"I'm split right down the middle," said the 50-year-old Air Force Reserve technician from Amherst, N.Y. "Each one has things that are good for me and things that are bad for me. And people like me."

With the sand in the 2008 campaign hourglass about depleted, Campbell is part of a stubborn wedge of people who, somehow, are still making up their minds about who should be president. One in seven, or 14 percent, can't decide, or back a candidate but might switch, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo (nasdaq: YHOO - news - people ) News poll of likely voters released Friday.

KEEP THROWING PROMcCAIN REPORTERS OFF THE PLANE OBAMA REPLACING THEM WITH JET AND ESSENCE MAGAZINE WRITERS- YOU'RE LETTING AMERICA SEE YOUR TRUE AUTHORITARIAN SIDE A FEW DAYS TOO SOON: Fairness Doctrine comes next - cut off conservative radio- like you cut off that tv station in Orlando-

YOU'RE WORSE THAN BUSH- HE DIDN'T TRY TO CUT OFF MSNBC! and 1 IN 7 ARE DECIDING...

Posted by: thecannula | October 31, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

In all the decades of voting I have never watched a campaign that lies as much as this one. I never would have guessed McCain was this guy. There is almost a fascination watching a guy run for office that doesn't just stretch the truth but totally makes his own reality.

Posted by: Annie11 | October 31, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Where is McCain medical records?

Where is Palin College transcripts?

What is McCain relationship with G gordan liddy?

Why did McCain Meet with an italian con man on a yacht?

How did he stay in flight school after crashing multiple million dollar planes.

Is todd a proud american?


Posted by: r4147824 | October 31, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

McCain never put country first. I'm tired of people talking about his military record. If he put country first he would have stop using the mccain name, face the facts and dropped out of flight school.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 31, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

WHO IS THIS Obama.
1. Occidental College records –Not released .
2. Columbia College records – Not released
3. Columbia Thesis Paper – “not available”
4. Harvard College records – Not released
5. Selective Service Registration – Not released
6. Medical records – Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule – “not available”
8. Law practice client list – Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate – Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth – Not released
11. Harvard Law Review articles published – None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles – None
13. Record of baptism – Not released or “not available”
14. Illinois State Senate records– “not available”

WOULD YOU HIRE AN EMPLOYEE WHO W0ULDN'T DISCLOSE ANY OF THIS INFORMATION.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Which candidate do engineers support?

From EE Times --

Reader poll: Obama tops McCain

George Leopold
EE Times
(10/31/2008 11:07 AM EDT)


WASHINGTON — An EE Times poll of readers this week revealed strong support for Sen. Barack Obama to be the next U.S. president.
With more than a 1,000 responses received by Friday (Oct. 31), five days before the U.S. presidential election, the Illinois Democrat led GOP nominee Sen. John McCain by 22 points, 58 percent to 36 percent. Six percent of poll respondents selected "Other."

In a separate reader survey seeking to gauge key issues for engineering in the 2008 election, a smaller sample overwhelmingly cited U.S. economic recovery as the biggest challenge for the next president. Sixty percent of those polled expressed concern about the economy, while 21 percent said development of sustainable energy sources should be the highest priority.

Issues like funding for science and technology, education and globalization trailed far behind in the reader survey.

Readers were invited to participate in the presidential poll in response to a report that 76 U.S. Nobel Laureates had endorsed Obama for president..

A reader forum closely paralleled the ongoing U.S. policy debate about the role of government in funding research and development.

"These researchers just want more government-funded grants, and expect that a Democrat will supply that," said one reader.

Added another critic, "If one insists that the U.S. government get involved in R&D, take it out of some other government agency's budget."

Countered a supporter of government-backed basic research: "It's the [National Science Foundation] research money that supported Sergey Brin and Larry Pages' research work" that led to Google. "It's the same [Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funding] that led to CDMA-related research at MIT, now succesfully commericialized by Qualcomm."


Posted by: svreader | October 31, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

5 Schools in 6 years = something to hide

graduated 895 out of a class of 899

Crashed multiple planes in flight training.

Keating five

G gordan liddy's best friend

Cheated on his first wife

voted against veteran's benefits on a regular bases

Hot head

Picked a dummy for a running mate.

bad judgement

Posted by: r4147824 | October 31, 2008 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh yes, I forgot. Those in the know may remember a quote from just a few years ago:

"We can change reality"

Professing that anyone can change reality is the product of a delusional mind to me.

Posted by: truthhurts | October 31, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

From EE Times --

Nobel Laureates back Obama. Do you agree?


Patrick Mannion
EE Times
(10/29/2008 11:56 AM EDT)

COMMACK, N.Y. — Arguing that Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois best understands the importance of science and technology in boosting U.S. competitiveness, 76 American Nobel Laureates have endorsed the Democratic candidate for U.S. president.
The Nobel winners released an Open Letter to the American People endorsing Obama that focused on his plan for expanding U.S. scientific and technology.

The scientists said they support "the measures he plans to take--through new initiatives in education and training, expanded research funding, an unbiased process for obtaining scientific advice and an appropriate balance of basic and applied research--to meet the nation's and the world's most urgent needs."


The presidential endorsement included the largest ever list of Nobel Laureates, eclipsing the 47 who endorsed Democratic Sen. John Kerry in 2004. The list includes all three American Nobel Laureates in science for 2008: Martin Chalfie of Columbia University and Roger Tsien of the University of California at San Diego, who shared the chemistry prize; and Yoichiro Nambu of the University of Chicago, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Chalfie has also recorded a YouTube video explaining his endorsement. "Barack Obama's administration will continue to keep us the envy of the world," Chalfie said.


Posted by: svreader | October 31, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Think about ( not the negative ads but ) the vicious attacks in this campaign both Presidential and Congressional, and which Party is primarily doing them.

SCRUPLES IN DECLINE -- AN EXAMPLE OF REPUBLICANS AND THEIR vicious attack ADS (and lies)

“Godless Americans and Kay Hagan [ Democratic Senatorial candidate for N. Carolina ]. She hid from cameras. Took godless money,” the ad's narrator also says. “What did Kay Hagan promise in return?”

The ad ends with an unidentified female voice [ superimposed over Hagan's picture with the false illusion of it being Hagan's words ] declaring , "There is no God."

The Dole campaign says it's basing its charge on Hagan's attendance at a fundraiser that was in the home of an advisor to the Godless Americans’ political action committee, a group that promotes rights for atheists [ although there was no mention of it being sponsored by any atheist PAC ].

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Hagan said she has never heard of the Godless PAC "before Lydie Dole sent out a press release on this," and said the fundraiser in question HAD MORE THAN 40 HOST, including Sen. John Kerry. She also said she has contacted her lawyers to issue a cease-and-desist order on the commercial.

"I am absolutely appalled at Elizabeth Dole's vile tactics," Hagan said. “This is politics of the worst kind, and I know it has been rejected by North Carolinians at every level. It is so unbecoming of a woman like Elizabeth Dole. This is a fabricated, pathetic ad."

Hagan went on to strongly defend her faith: "I am a Sunday school teacher, I am an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, my family has been going to this church for over 100 years, I have raised my children there. I have been involved in youth missions."

A NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN DEFENDED THE AD. . . . . . . . The spokesman might as well have stated, "We approve of vile attack ads -- we're Republicans."

Posted by: coldcomfort | October 31, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

You don't have to be a POW to qualify for US Presidency.

But you MUST NOT be a friend of RADICALISM and TERRORISM via Rev. Right, Ayer, Khalidi, Farakkan, etc

OBAMA = BARACK FIRST

McCain = COUNTRY FIRST


Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

You cannot go to the Zogby poll to prove that this is a "false Drudge claim" yet because Zogby Poll has not yet reported on the Saturday poll (actually done on Friday) and reports the next day...Saturday.

And I bet it is true. America is waking up even though ONLY Hannityreports and the other 90% of the media covers up for Obama and only reports positive for Obama.
And yet Obama and his supporters have the Audacity to complain about Hannity! A 90% BIAS for Obama is not enough! SPARE ME!

Posted by: Texan2007 | October 31, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

what are they supposed to say 4 days out and predictions of a landslide? their only hope is to manufacture yet another comeback. But americans know that rooting for the underdog in this election does not mean putting a republican back in the white house, it means rooting for you and me, and the other folks who don't make over $250,000 who are fretting about the economy, our upcoming tuition bills, and our jobs. We used to believe we could sell our homes to generate some cash.... but even that has disappeared. I want the economy to come back NOT a candidate's chances of winning a race.

One very very sad piece of this race has been mccain to completely fail to set up any foundation for governing post Nov 4th. If he wins and runs his transition and the white house anything like his campaign (pre-and post-comeback), americans would be in for a very hard long disastrous 4 years. And that's not even taking into account the VP!

Posted by: MassamachusettsWoman | October 31, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

McCain voted against leahy amendment 3292 to stop war profiteering. Contractors first, and I'm not talking about Joe the plumber.

You would think a war hero like McCain would have voted for the new Jim Web G.I. bill. No

It should have been a no brainer for McCain to kick ass and take names over one soldier being killed in a faulty wired shower.

Face it McCain is bush lap dog.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 31, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse

NeoconsTool uh...DemocracyRules regurgitates:

Joe the Plumber said on FOX, “Obama’s tax policies are breading mediocrity”.

This is an arguement for Palin-McCain? "Joe the Make Believe Plumber"? It is beginning to look as though "Sam the Non-Plumber" is the Palin-McCain chief economics adviser. Should Palin-McCain win he will probably get appointed Commerce Secretary.

He'll fit right in since he sure believes in neocon-right wingnut philosophy of redistributing wealth. He's willing to let others pay for his share of the local and county services he receives through his nonpayment of taxes. "Joe the Socialist Plumber" is a freeloader! If this is your and the Palin-McCain campaigns strong argument to vote for them you had better think again.

I wonder too, just how much are they paying "Joe the Idiot Plumber"? He doesn't get paid if he doesn't work and he sure hasn't been working much the past several weeks.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Did you know your income tax pays the interest on the loans from the Federal Reserve....A CORPORATION that is 80% owned by anonymous, though presumed European stock holders.

Fact Check - YOUR INCOME TAX PAYS FOR THE INTEREST ON THE FEDERAL RESERVE LOANS..

When we can elect the board of the fed, then voting has some meaning - otherwise, we are fighting over who will be the figure head and which way we get the stick - not IF we get it.

Posted by: Clearthinking | October 31, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Attention all McCain fans seek counseling after the election. Most of you are full of anger toward obama. Why? Getting false information Multi millionaire hannity and limbaugh or did you go off the deep in with mike savage.

Or are you like my in laws and watch fox news 23/6.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 31, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

I am not surprised that the gap has narrowed. Some of my friends have started to doubt about Obama. They just realized that there are just too many unknown about him. They are disappointed that Obama is not fighting for the '95% small donors', but is fighting for the 75% big donors.

Posted by: mdem4mccain | October 31, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

lol

"McCain's advisers today said their candidate had closed the gap"

Humans are so funny. lol

Even monkeys don't suffer such denial.

The REAL silent majority is speaking out, and, after suffering the lies and deceit of the worst administration in US history for eight painful years, we are finally removing the trash. Thank God.

OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

Go Big O!

Posted by: saj_pratt | October 31, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Don't call it a come back I been here for years.

Posted by: r4147824 | October 31, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama’s ‘Redistribution of Wealth’ MANTRA indicates to me that HE IS A SOCIALIST. His radical friends (Black, White, Muslims) do not stand for what most America believes in.

AND MAYBE THE LATEST ZOGBY POLL IS A PROOF OF THAT.

GO MCCAIN.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

I did go the Drudge's website..I have to take a shower soon..but he is claiming falsley..that McCain is up ..however if you go to Zogby, Obama is still over 50% to McCain in the low 40's..so this is a Drudge false story...I would ignore...

Now .. about that shower....

Posted by: goodcake4 | October 31, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

The MSM has taken the playbook from Pravda, because the degree of blatant propaganda and misinformation has been sickening. This type of irresponsible amd lazy journalism allowed GW to start his personal war. Barack is transcendant? What success has he achieved? He is black and he is glib - but what else?

Posted by: daavina | October 31, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

WHAT DOES THE POST HAVE ITS TRACKING POLL FOR, IF THEY DON'T EVEN CARE TO MENTION IT?

(Would be a more reasonable headline than "McCain has closed gap").

By the way, OBAMA IS UP BY NINE in that poll, according to realclearpolitics.com...

Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | October 31, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

If (somehow) McCain can win with the support of the "undecided" how can he govern given the bs he has been tossing out? Or, will he not be interested in domestic affairs, will he just move to his comfort level, that is do nothing except make war?

He has simplified his campaign to a few silly notions, VICTORY!, CUT TAXES!, ideas so simple that Palin can understand them. The problem comes if he has to try to govern.

Posted by: rusty3 | October 31, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Drudge has no credibility..he lost what little credibility he may have had when he participated in a fraud regarding Ashley Todd and her false police report that a 6' 4" Blackity Black man assaulted her and carved a "B" in her cheek..of course the "B" was reversed because Ashley Todd carved the "B" in her cheek herself..

She was vetted and hired by College Republicans .. now who do we know who was once a College Republican..well let's see...there is Grover Norquist, Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed, and perhaps Karl Rove..before he went to work in Nixon's Dirty Tricks Department run by Chuck Colson..

Drudge has worn out his welcome....no one will be looking to Drudge for anything in the coming months and he will blow away...

Posted by: goodcake4 | October 31, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

(Black man hating lesbians)
TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother0003 | October 31, 2008 10:40 PM

Can you please introduce me to your white man loving lesbian friends?

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 31, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Today Polling Data

Rasmussen Reports - Obama +4

Gallup - Obama +9

Reuters/Zogby - Obama +7

Diageo/Hotline - Obama +7

Marist - Obama +7

GWU/Battleground - Obama +4

ABC News/Wash Post- Obama +9

FOX News - Obama +3

IBD/TIPP - Obama +4

CBS News/NY Times - Obama +11

Must be some secret polling numbers that none of these organizations are seeing in their data. This is called desperation and grasping at straw much like the Drudge Report showing McCain ahead by one point

Posted by: citystreet | October 31, 2008 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Joe the Plumber said on FOX, “Obama’s tax policies are breading mediocrity”. He understands that if you tax people too much they will stop working hard. Or they might switch to cash economy. Either way tax revenues go down. Joe the Plumber gets it, Obama does not.

In the Soviet Union people used to say, “YOU PRETEND THAT YOU PAY, I PRETEND I WORK”, Joe understand, Obama doesn’t

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Dear Republicans,

The American people are not going to buy your scare tactics, raising taxes tactics, terrorist tactics.... You are out, we are in. Better luck next time (NOT).

Regards,
The Democrats

Posted by: kkrimmer | October 31, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Delightfully delusional. Gotta love that comedia/Freddie Mac lobbyist, Rick Davis!

Posted by: JohnBrown08 | October 31, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

On the evening of October 31, Ron Reagan -- son of the Gipper -- officially endorsed Barack Obama for President.

Posted by: RegisUrgel | October 31, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

RNC Moving Money from McCain Campaign to Senate and Congressional Races.
The RNC has been sending less money to the McCain election campaign and giving more to the races that they feel they have a better chance of winning.

GOP takes new approach in ads for Senate races
WASHINGTON — In the waning days of the 2008 elections, Republicans from the top of the ticket on down are making a remarkable appeal: Vote for me, because the rest of my party seems headed for defeat.

Posted by: kkrimmer | October 31, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

[The press worked hard 24/7 to glorify Obama for the last 10 month, despite the fact that he lacks experience, judgment, character, integrity, etc.

CNN, MSNBC, etc have learned that by controlling the news they can shape public opinion and therefore win this election for Obama. But Guess What dear Media, YOU CAN FOOL SOME AMERICANS SOME OF THE TIME, BUT YOU CAN NOT FOOL ALL OF US ALL OF THE TIME.

The LATEST FROM ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING (CHECK ON DRUGE Report). Vote for Experience, Character, Integrity, Judgment. VOTE FOR MCCAIN.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 10:16 PM | ]

===========================================

The above nonsense from DemocracyRules is why McCain will lose this election. The argument that they are making is that the White Supremacist media is Superior and as such can manipulate and brainwash inferior people to think that Sarah Palin and John McCain are IDIOTS and Barack Obama is a genius.

Its one of the weakest, stupidiest, DUMBEST arguments ever made.

How can the media MAKE Barack Obama the President when FOX and Limbaugh and them control SO MUCH of the Media?

How can the media who couldn't make Hillary, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, John Edwards or anyone else look like a genius(Sarah Palin, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Huckebee etc.) make Barack Obama one?

To hear the Racists and White Supremacists(Black man hating lesbians) tell it, Obama is inexperienced, a Terroist, a Racist, a Muslim, a Socialist he's not an American Citizen and he's the Anti-Christ.

So the media can't make Sarah Palin look like she has any sense but yet they were able to put lipstick on the ANTICHRIST and fool us?

Again, with arguments as DUMB as these its no wonder these Idiots will LOSE and LOSE big.

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother0003 | October 31, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

funny how the Post's own tracking poll shows Obama up nine points among LVs tonight.

Posted by: pjkiger1 | October 31, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

To kkrimmer:

You really don't want any of that, it'll permanently harm you.

I'm kinda bummed though - what am I going to do for laughs after the election? Maybe these wackos will continue to entertain me?

One word sums up all the ranting from the far right: fear.

All their posts reek of it, once you stop chuckling.

That said my fellow Americans, please be sure you vote (if you haven't already). Help out - make sure your friends and neighbors who are registered vote also.

Posted by: patrioticvet | October 31, 2008 10:38 PM | Report abuse

"Joe the Plumber" More Popular Than McCain

"Obama the Terrorist" More Votes Than McCain

Who is McCain?

Posted by: kkrimmer | October 31, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Everybody better get used to hearing 'get used to it'
because he is going to win on election day,
so get used to it.

You know which guy I am talking about because it was a foregone conclusion right from the start, so get used to it.

Are you getting used to it yet?

No? Well, better get used to it!

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 31, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

McSenile's campaign have lied about almost everything in this campaign. Why should they stop now talking about the polls?

McBush/Palin: go away and take your corrupt and incompetent party with you.

Posted by: lip111 | October 31, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

I WANNA KNOW WHAT THIS GUY IS SMOKIN' AND WHERE I CAN GET SOME... HALLUCINOGENIC CITY

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

Obama’s voters pay greater attention to RHETORIC and its PRESENTATION. They believe in REDISTRIBUTION of WEALTH and Entitlement. They are NOT CONCERN with registration FRAUD or Obama’s FRIENDS that PREACHED HATE toward America, Whites and Jews. They think it is O.K. to HANG a WHITE WOMAN as a Halloween decoration, just because they disagree with her politically. They believe in larger government.

McCain supporters judge a man based on CHARACTER, INTEGRITY, JUDGMENT, EXPERIENCE and Ability to Reach ACROSS the AISLE. They believe that the job Does Not Lend itself to on the Job Training. They believe in Free Markets and FREE and UNBIASED PRESS. They believe that the Government is a Problem Not a Solution. And more importantly, THEY KNOW that YOU CANNOT HELP MEN PERMANENTLY, BY DOING FOR THEM WHAT THEY COULD AND SHOULD, DO FOR THEMSELVES.

“Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.”

AND MAYBE THE LATEST ZOGBY POLL GOT IT RIGHT

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, maybe bell-bottoms and platform shoes for men will make a comeback too. Stop drinking from the same Kool-Aid jug as Ted Stevens and maybe you'll stop hallucinating. Hey it's been nice reading all the drug-induced right-wing blogs calling Obama a;

Marxist
socialist
leftist
terrorist
rock-star
Muslim
Arab
America hater
etc, etc.

On Jan. 21st, his new nickname becomes "Mr. President." Get used to it.

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

Who are these idiots saying McCain is up 1% in one day zogby pool...LOL. Nov 1 is tomorrow idiots! Obama is up 7% on Zogby.
9% on Gallup daily tracking and in the lead or tied in all the swing states. McCain may lose Arizona.

Posted by: dkummer1 | October 31, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

And let's not forget, the Media's credibility and the Pollsters credibility is on the line. They don't want to have egg on their faces again like they did in Florida in 2000. Trust they are being overly cautious when they put Obama double digits ahead.

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother0003 | October 31, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

I think this nonsense about McCain catching up will work against the Racists, White Supremacists and Black man hating lesbians.

These Idiots should be trying to keep Blacks and liberal non-Racist Whites from going to the polls, but by suggesting those two clueless NUT CASES are going to have their finger next to the button and every careing loving, God fearing person in this country will turn out to vote.

If in fact these LIES about McCain closing the gap were true, then the Racists,White Supremacists and Black man hating lesbians should be keeping it hush to avoid a run to the polls by Obama supporters.

Its actually a lose lose situation for the Racists,WS,BMHL's, which makes me believe that they know they've LOST and are telling these lies to cause a little anxiety before we celebrate Obama's landslide victory. I've already made my plans to head to Washington DC for the Inaguaral Ball.

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother0003 | October 31, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

October 31, 2008
Gallup Daily: Obama’s Lead Widens Some on All BasesAdvances to 8-point lead among “traditional likely voters”USA Election 2008 Gallup Daily Americas Northern America PRINCETON, NJ -- The political landscape could be improving for Barack Obama in the waning days of the campaign. Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Oct. 28-30 shows him with an eight percentage point lead over John McCain among traditional likely voters -- 51% to 43% -- his largest margin to date using this historical Gallup Poll voter model.

Posted by: dkummer1 | October 31, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

ZOGBY POLL SATURDAY:

McCain outpolled Obama 48% to 47% in Friday, one day, polling. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Voters want to prevent "buyer's remorse" and are switching to John McCain.

Posted by: alance | October 31, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

The press worked hard 24/7 to glorify Obama for the last 10 month, despite the fact that he lacks experience, judgment, character, integrity, etc.

CNN, MSNBC, etc have learned that by controlling the news they can shape public opinion and therefore win this election for Obama. But Guess What dear Media, YOU CAN FOOL SOME AMERICANS SOME OF THE TIME, BUT YOU CAN NOT FOOL ALL OF US ALL OF THE TIME.

The LATEST FROM ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING (CHECK ON DRUGE Report). Vote for Experience, Character, Integrity, Judgment. VOTE FOR MCCAIN.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse


ONE THING ABOUT I KNOW ABOUT OBAMA...:- HE IS VERY AROGANT PERSON...HE IS A JERK IN A POLITIAN CLOTHES....A KOMUNIST WHO WANT TO TAKE YOUR MONEY AND BUILD WHAT EVER HE WANTHS...YES HE WILL GIVE FREE HEALTH CARE ..BUT YOU WILL WAKE UP IN JANUARY IN UNITED SOVIET STATES OF AMERICA - USSA PAYING 50% OF YOUR PAY FOR HIS TAXES....WAKE UP SUCKERS..

Posted by: kendreik | October 31, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING

Source: Zogby via DrudgeReport

http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING

Source: Zogby via DrudgeReport

http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Yes, he will catch up and PASS Obama!

JUST BREAKING ON THE DRUDGE REPORT. THE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1ST POLL IS IN!

MCCAIN TAKES A 1 POINT LEAD OVER OBAMA.

THE STATE POLLS WILL FOLLOW!


Hello President McCain!

America will NOT turn this nation over to someone with a past, 20 YEAR past, like Obama.

Posted by: Texan2007 | October 31, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

DemocracyRules:

Click this and wakeup and smell the reality.

(FOX SPEWS, no thanks, I just bathed.)

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING

Source: Zogby via DrudgeReport

http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Latest from ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING

THIS JUST CAME OUT. GO TO FOX.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Let me see. Since they have shaken off the effect of the financial collapse that means the millions of people who lost their jobs this year just got them all back! What wonderfull news! Let's all vote McCain so we can all live in this wonderful fairytale! Long live John Camelot McCain and Sarah "Snowy White" Palin!

Posted by: RegisUrgel | October 31, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

DemocracyRules:

Obama is up by 7 according to Zogby, actually.

Not even a nice try.

Save OUR Country and Constitution from the DECIEVERS

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

* You cannot help the poor, by keeping them poor
* You cannot strengthen the weak, by denying them health coverage
* You cannot bring about prosperity, by denying the working poor prosperity
* You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling wages down
* You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by creating plutocracy
* You cannot build character and courage, by taking away a man's hope
* You cannot help men permanently, by sending away jobs permanently.

Vote Obama. Yes indeed, democracy rules.

Let me know know when you decide to stop using fine sounding words; perhaps then we can have a genuine discussion on the solutions.

Posted by: JohnDebba | October 31, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

mckane is smoking his own press releases.

He went as bush for Halloween. Saved money by not needing a costume.

It speaks volumes when the candidate has to spend the last four days of the campaign defending the state he has represented for 26 years, and most of the electoral map that is supposedly safe territory. mckane is as bad at math as he is at economics.

Posted by: John1263 | October 31, 2008 9:59 PM | Report abuse

nnia spewed: "Next thing we know, anyone earning more than $10,000 per year will see a tax increase Suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I guess that what the McCain camp means by "Country First". Sounds like "Country First, provided you don't raise my taxes" to me.

Whining cowards. The lot.

Save OUR Country and Constitution from the Greedy

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

ZOGBY: MCCAIN MOVES INTO LEAD 48-47 IN ONE DAY POLLING

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Whistling past the graveyard....


Only the mckane team sees this comeback and a tightening of the race. The race has been essentially static for three weeks. mckane may pick up one or two of the wobbly states, but that doesn't even bring him to 200 EC votes. PA is way out his grasp, and Ohio, too. Without both, and every other state that could possibly be in play ina clean sweep of everything mckane just can not win. It is not a surprise that a republicon team can't do the math. It is their tax math and their economics math that crashed the US economy in the first place.

Posted by: John1263 | October 31, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama = good SCRIPTED President

Obama = Radicalization of America such as Rev. Right, Ayers, Khalidi, Farakkan

Obama = Redistribution of Wealth According to Him.

Obama = Higher Taxes for individuals who make 200,000 or is it 150,000?! Or is it $120,000?! (maybe $42,000)

Obama = ACORN = Fraud in Election Season

Obama = Will negotiate with Terrorist with NO Preconditions.


Raising Taxes in this Ailing Economy will destroy it. At THE BEGINNING OF GREAT DEPRESSION TAXES WERE RAISED FOR PEOPLE WHO WERE MAKING $100,000 (Which is much more than few million dollars today). IT KILLED THE ECONOMY.

OBAMA’s LACK OF CHARACTER, INTEGRITY, JUDGMENT and EXPERIENCE Disqualifies him from the highest office on this planet.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

"McCain’s win percentage is down to 2.8 percent, his lowest number of the year."--fivethirtyeight.com

(I don't suggest any Republicans click on the link, unless you have some sedatives.)

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Real Brother here.

While I believe there are actually alot of White Supremacists who are wrestling with their inner Racist and as of yet are still undecided, I think there are just as many Whites who realize that McCain and Palin are Idiots and as such will vote for Obama inspite of the fact that he's Black.

A golf buddy of mine who's Japanese has been saying for weeks he's not voting-he didn't vote in the last two elections because he didn't like Bush-even though he's a registerd Repubican. But today he said he is voting and he's voting for Obama.

I think the votes of the Racists, White Supremacists and Black man hating lesbians will be neutralized by the votes of people with compassion and love for this country.

TKCAL

Posted by: Realbrother0003 | October 31, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Your tax will increse if you earn:

$250,000 (Obama)

No, better to $200,000 (Obama)

No, I take it back. Let's go for $150,000 (Biden)

Well, we really mean $120,000 (Richardson)

Next thing we know, anyone earning more than $10,000 per year will see a tax increase!

Suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

kendreik spewed: "..AL QAEDA VOTES FOR OBAMA!?....OSAMA BIN LADEN WANTS GEORGE BUSH REPUBLICAN PARTY TO BE HUMILIATED"

George Bush has already humiliated himself. It's called his Presidency.

OF COURSE Al-Qaeda wants McCain (not Obama)

Nothing would be better for them to have ANOTHER "shoot first, ask questions later", "BOMB,BOMB,BOMB Everything" cowboy as US President to help ameliorate their terrorist recruiting.

If Obama is elected, Al Qaeda will be instantly castrated!

THINK FOR YOURSELF!


Save our Country and Constitution from the Brainwashed

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

If Republicans are anti-drug, why are they all on LSD?

Posted by: svreader | October 31, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

HELLO???

Where is the update of your DAILY TRACKING POLL, Washington Post,

that has Obama UP BY NINE, according to informed sources???

Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | October 31, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

YOU WOULD THINK THE MILITARY AND VETS SUPPORT McCAIN, BUT WE DON’T – CHECK OUT THE TRUTH ABOUT McCAINS VOTING RECORD……..

McCain's FACTUAL Military voting record

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m30GlZCICg

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

ontheblvd spewed: "What makes you think he wouldn't have a secret whitehouse. Oh, that's right, he said it in a speech."

THAT has to be THE WEAKEST argument EVER!

Dude(tte), so let's just discount EVERYTHING that ALL the candidates say; where does that leave us, genius?

GOOD LORD! You people are SO [fill in negative adjective of choice].

MY observation is based on what has been demonstrated. You are just parroting what you've heard on FOX SPEWS or Reich-Wing-Extremist radio. GROW YOUR OWN BRAIN!

Save OUR Country from the vapid ontheblvd's

VOTE Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Hey Rick,
Mccain will lose Tuesday. Why? Because he ran a poor campaign with nothing but negativity. He did not address issues that were important to people. And the ones he did address were knocked out of the water by people who knew they would not work. He relied on a guy named Joe, Who turned out to be a phoney. He relied on a Beauty Queen from Alaska, who as in GOP fashion, abused her powers. He has called Obama a Socialist and Anti-Semite. When in fact his VP choice used socialism to "spread the wealth". And wanted to use a reported tape on Obama to try and connect Obama to anti-semitism, when in fact his best friend and mentor, Rev. John Hagee has said some nasty things about Israel and Jews. So keep dreaming about Mccain's chances of winning. But don't expect him to be invited to Obama's swearing in. He can stay home that day and dream about his war record. A record that still has rumors unanswered.

Posted by: sumo1 | October 31, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

i see a poll where McCain is only up by 1 point in his home of Arizona. Another up by 4.

and OBAMA leads in two red neighbor states like Mexico by 17 points, Colorado by 7 and 10.

Now OBAMAs gonna make a play in that section of the west. McCain has had to defend the typical red states and not campaign in the blues. That hurts him.

Another reason why OBAMA is going to win.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 31, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

..AL QAEDA VOTES FOR OBAMA!?....OSAMA BIN LADEN WANTS GEORGE BUSH REPUBLICAN PARTY TO BE HUMILIATED
http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=

A new video by Al Qaeda calls for Republican humiliation in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, revealing perhaps that the terrorist organization senses an easier time with Barack Obama in the White House. The announcement is poor timing for Obama since it may put his Muslim heritage back in the spotlight in an unfair way.

Al Qaeda Barack Obama Endorsement
Pundits remember the threatening 11th hour Al Qaeda endorsement of John Kerry in the 2004 election which did nothing but hurt the Democrat at the polls. Americans are a resilient and hardy people who are not easily intimidated by terrorists.

In contrast to 2004, the new show of support is not directly menacing, but rather a prayer to Allah that Barack Obama and the Democrats be elected to office. That will ensure the humiliation of the Republican party and apparently vindicate the terrorist organization in their minds.

“O God, humiliate Bush and his party, O Lord of the Worlds, degrade and defy him.”
– Al Qaeda endorses Obama in 2008

“Your security is in your own hands and each state which does not harm our security will remain safe.”
– Al Qaeda endorses Kerry in 2004

The last thing the Obama campaign wanted was an Al Qaeda video. They do not want voters reminded of the image that Hillary Clinton released of Obama in Muslim garb, nor do they want voters focusing on his Islamic childhood and father.


More than even that, they positively do not want any hints that terrorist organizations and states expect an easier time under Obama than Bush, regardless of his pledge to meet with them unconditionally.

Obama’s friends in the press will split hairs to portray the video as not really a direct endorsement of Obama, since he was not actually mentioned by name. Instead Abu Yahya al-Libi, a top Al Qaeda leader, called for the humiliation of George Bush and his Republican party in the Tuesday election, leaving no doubt what is on their mind. He issued the statements in a sermon that was posted on an Al Qaeda website.

One might expect Al Qaeda to take credit for a potential Obama victory next week by gloating that US voters cowered under pressure.

Posted by: kendreik | October 31, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

SCRUPLES IN DECLINE -- AN EXAMPLE OF REPUBLICANS AND THEIR vicious attack ADS (and lies)

“Godless Americans and Kay Hagan [ Democratic Senatorial candidate for N. Carolina ]. She hid from cameras. Took godless money,” the ad's narrator also says. “What did Kay Hagan promise in return?”

The ad ends with an unidentified female voice [ superimposed over Hagan's picture with the false illusion of it being Hagan's words ] declaring , "There is no God."

The Dole campaign says it's basing its charge on Hagan's attendance at a fundraiser that was in the home of an advisor to the Godless Americans’ political action committee, a group that promotes rights for atheists [ although there was no mention of it being sponsored by any atheist PAC ].

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Hagan said she has never heard of the Godless PAC "before Lydie Dole sent out a press release on this," and said the fundraiser in question HAD MORE THAN 40 HOST, including Sen. John Kerry. She also said she has contacted her lawyers to issue a cease-and-desist order on the commercial.

"I am absolutely appalled at Elizabeth Dole's vile tactics," Hagan said. “This is politics of the worst kind, and I know it has been rejected by North Carolinians at every level. It is so unbecoming of a woman like Elizabeth Dole. This is a fabricated, pathetic ad."

Hagan went on to strongly defend her faith: "I am a Sunday school teacher, I am an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, my family has been going to this church for over 100 years, I have raised my children there. I have been involved in youth missions."

A NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN DEFENDED THE AD. . . . . . . . The spokesman might as well have stated, "We approve of vile attack ads -- we're Republicans."

Posted by: coldcomfort | October 31, 2008 9:33 PM | Report abuse

WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER "SECRETIVE WHITEHOUSE"

The kept Palin locked up for the longest time so the American public wouldn't see how unprepared she is.
They did the same with George W Bush.


Save our Country and Constitution from more Secrets

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008
---------------------------

Obama's whole life is a secret or a lie. What makes you think he wouldn't have a secret whitehouse. Oh, that's right, he said it in a speech. When will you people realize that Obama is what he is and since he has lied about everything from his tax plans to his associations to taking public financing, I'm pretty sure he is just saying anything to get elected.

Posted by: ontheblvd | October 31, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same, Lobbyist, Rick Davis who has been receiving $15,000.00/month from Fannie Mae since 2003 to do nothing except provide access to John McCain?


- DIVIDED WE FAIL - VOTE FOR CHANGE - 2008

Posted by: targaray | October 31, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

STILL NO WORD ABOUT TODAY'S ABC/WASHINGTON POST POLL THAT HAS BARACK OBAMA UP BY EIGHT???!!!

NEITHER OF ALL THE OTHER POLLS THAT SHOW HIM EXPANDING HIS LEAD OVER MCSAME...

WHAT'S THIS? A FINAL PUSH FOR THE BUSH-MCCAIN STATUS QUO???

Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | October 31, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

As polls starting to tighten and McCain is showing sings of hope, Stocks staged an impressive recovery this week. The Stock Market Knows which policy will stimulate growth, will add jobs to this ailing economy and will make us prosper once again.

* You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich.
* You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.
* You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift.
* You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down.
* You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred.
* You cannot build character and courage, by taking away man’s
initiative and independence.
* You cannot help men permanently, by doing for them what they could
and should, do for themselves.

Vote McCain.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

If you are a McCain supporter, please send a donation if you can. Even if it's just $2.00, we need to donate to show support. This is the home stretch and we need to stand up at this time so we can drag him over the finish line. If you can't donate, please make phone calls to battleground states. You can go to his website and sign up and they will provide you with the numbers. If you can't do either one of those, then get on the blogs and encourage others to do it. Just a few words of support to reach out to fellow Americans to lift the spirits. Also, remember that the media will try to discourage voters by reporting that Obama is going to win early in the evening. Please start spreading the message. Fight for John McCain because he fought for you.

Posted by: ontheblvd | October 31, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis can see all the rosy internal polling he wishes.
Note, he didn't show the polling, nor offer any detail beyond his word.
Rick Davis is this man credible?
Show the nation the polling and the internals.
Rick?

Posted by: wmc418 | October 31, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse


BUSH/MCCAIN THE REAL SOCIALISTS

We've barely survived eight years of the most secretive US Government in history...SOCIALIST!

At every turn, BUSH's administration has tried to usurp as much power for the exectuve branch they could...SOCIALIST!

They illegally loaded the Justice Department with unqualified, religious extremists.......SOCIALIST!

The spied on US citizens, engaged in torture of prisoners, and sold our beloved Consititution down the river with the "Patriot Act"...SOCIALIST!

BUSH proposes and MCCAIN signs the biggest corporate welfare bailout in history!...PURE SOCIALIST!

MCCAIN was just another BUSH puppet.

OBAMA '08
He aint' perfect
But he ain't a socialist Republican
And that's all that counts!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse


OF COURSE Al-Qaeda wants McCain

Nothing would be better for them to have ANOTHER "shoot first, ask questions later", "BOMB,BOMB,BOMB Everything" cowboy as US President to help ameliorate their terrorist recruiting.

If Obama is elected, Al Qaeda will be instantly castrated!


Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse


McCain and the "VICTORY" shame game

McCain and the Republicans bring dishonor to our troops by applying the "Victory/Defeat" label to Iraq.

Our troops have followed their orders and have served with honor and dignity in Iraq. To add this polarizing label is to add the burden of shame to the backs of troops that already have suffered enough. As a Vietnam vet, McCain should know what the vets of that era went through when they came home and were labeled losers.

General Patraeus himself said he'd "Never Declare Victory" in this interview on 9/11/08 of all days!

McCain is wrong and just doesn't get it-- he should be ashamed.


Save our Country and Constitution from the Republican Reich

VOTE OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Arnold speaking for mccain was priceless today,,next he will be calling himself a conservative,,'vont da Govenrment bail out Kaliforna jon?"

Posted by: gonville1 | October 31, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

This blog-post is not journalism, obviously. I'm not familiar with the mission of this writer, it could be anything, but it is not to report the balance of facts. Stenography, maybe?

Press-releases should be labeled as such.

The polls have, overall, remained basically steady in the past week. Today shows movement towards Obama, probably on the strength of his 30-minute political ad.

Posted by: jeremynoble | October 31, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

ARNOLD SCHWARRZENEGGER Said today.

Mr. Obama needs to do something about those skinny legs, We're going to make him do some squats and some biceps curls to beef up those scrawny little arms.
If only we could put some MEAT ON HIS IDEAs.

McCain is built like a rock and his character and his views are solid.

There are no questions about who McCain is: He spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war. He's been tested under torture, under deprivation, temptation and isolation. We don't have to wonder is he ready to lead. We don't have to wonder is he ready to be president of the United States.

John McCain has served this country longer in the POW camp
than his opponent has served in the United States Senate.

I only play an action hero in my movies, but John McCain is a real action hero.

When McCain is elected, voters will see "all kinds of action" on the economy, energy and the financial betrayal that has plunged the nation into disaster.

Being president is all about leadership. Who do you want? A man of eloquence or a man of proven courage who has shown that he will fight for others even at the sacrifice of himself?

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

"We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary," his campaign manager, Rick Davis, said...

...right before he woke up from his Ambien induced hallucinatory coma. McCain has got to stop sharing his medications.

Meanwhile, all credible polls, including exit polls are showing massive and increasing support for Obama and the Democrats in general.

Since yesterday, Obama's lead is up over one half of one percent. This is the first indication his infomercial has closed the deal with the undecided voters.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

Posted by: kevinschmidt | October 31, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

I do not need to see this tonight when most polls show Obama ahead by 10-12%...and NYT just wrote "Republicans have long wanted to avoid being seen with President Bush. Now it seems that THEEY DO NOT WANT him to be seen, period"
and the reason is the "polls"...
Why is this a headline? I don't need to lose any more sleep than I already am!

Posted by: jalehw | October 31, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Just imagine a 72 year old heart beat stopping and Sarah Palin becoming the leader of the free world..that is something that even Republicans can't stomach. We may see the first Bradley Effect Reverse where people of good will won't be able to bring themselves to vote the McCain Palin ticket..

Obama is going to be a wonderful president. He is not a Socialist..I don't even think McCain supporters know what Socialism is. I don't think they understand a command control economy. They equate Socialism with Godlessness and that is why they have tipped over the Jesus brink in the past few years .. they have been led their by a couple of generations of McCarthyism and the writing of the Southern Manifesto..

It will all be ok..Obama is going to have a remarkably successful presidency because we are going to be at his back..we are with him.. there is going to be a big change in the Senate and House.

Ron Reagan Jr. just endorsed Barack Obama for president of the United States....

God Bless America.

Posted by: goodcake4 | October 31, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA THE CHARITABLE ANOINTED ONE


Obama said at Saddleback:

"We still don't abide by that basic precept of Matthew that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me." It actually was Jesus' precept, but is Obama living what he preaches? What is happening to his relatives? What does he do for them?


Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango and Uncle Omar:

A few miles from where the Democrat presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle are immigrants living in dire circumstances in Boston. Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston. A second relative, believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar,” was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 arrears.

Barack's Half Brother:

George Obama's hut is in the slums of Kenya and he survives on a destitute $12 a year.


A detailed story is found at the U.K. TIMESONLINE:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece


Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

It's possible that McCain may carry this off and win. However, contrary to Mr. Davis' assertions, the polls (measured by the RCP average) have been remarkably stable over the past month with Obama between 49 and 51, and McCain between 42 and 44. While the only poll that matters is the one on November 4, these RCP averages have been remarkably close to the final tally in both the 2000 and 2004 elections, elections which in the final days had both candidates within a percentage point of each other. If Obama keeps PA, wins IO and NH (almost a certainty) and gets CO, NM and NV (all states that are trending more and more towards him each day), he wins. He doesn't need OH, MO, FL, VA or NC. If Obama loses PA, then he's in trouble, but if in lieu of PA he picks up FL or OH or a host of other combinations, he wins. So far, Obama is ahead (FL, OH, PA, VA) or running neck and neck with McCain (MO and NC). What's more, his numbers are slipping in AZ and in ND. This does not bode well for him.

Posted by: jaysit | October 31, 2008 8:48 PM | Report abuse

And I have learned to fly! Without a plane around me! (And I have the scars to prove it.)

Posted by: bdunn1 | October 31, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse


99 problems, theoriginal, uncut...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CaiO_H6oeU

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | October 31, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA THE CHARITABLE ANOINTED ONE


Obama said at Saddleback:

"We still don't abide by that basic precept of Matthew that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me." It actually was Jesus' precept, but is Obama living what he preaches? What is happening to his relatives? What does he do for them?


Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango and Uncle Omar:

A few miles from where the Democrat presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle are immigrants living in dire circumstances in Boston. Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston. A second relative, believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar,” was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 arrears.

Barack's Half Brother:

George Obama's hut is in the slums of Kenya and he survives on a destitute $12 a year.


A detailed story is found at the U.K. TIMESONLINE:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece


Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

I guess this is like Sarah saying that she can see Russia from Alaska. I think the entire McCain campaign is either seeing things or they are all on hallucinogen.

No Way!
No How!
No McCain!
No Palin!

Posted by: safeloss1098 | October 31, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Your tax will increse if you earn:

$250,000 (Obama)

No, better to $200,000 (Obama)

No, I take it back. Let's go for $150,000 (Biden)

Well, we really mean $120,000 (Richardson)

Next thing we know, anyone earning more than $10,000 per year will see a tax increase!

Suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

"The headline reads "McCain Camp: We've Closed Gap" but nothing in the article supports that statement" weasley1

What do you expect the McCain people to say, we're losing? If they did, McCainites would not show up to vote: It would be humiliating loss rather than bad loss.

Posted by: JohnDebba | October 31, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Democracyrules wrote: I am voting for Integrity, Character, Experience. Judgment.... I am voting for John McCain.

-----

Three months ago I would have been inclined to agree with you. But then McCain ran a disgraceful campaign in the general election. It has been said many times before but it bears repeating: McCain's tack toward the hard-right and his adoption of the Rovian campaign tactics have cost him the respect of many people from across the political spectrum.

He might not be any closer in the polls at this juncture if he had kept his moderate views and campaign out of the gutter, but he would still have his dignity.

Posted by: tsawyer_mv | October 31, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Your tax will increse if you earn:

$250,000 (Obama)

No, better to $200,000 (Obama)

No, I take it back. Let's go for $150,000 (Biden)

Well, we really mean $120,000 (Richardson)

Next thing we know, anyone earning more than $10,000 per year will see a tax increase!

Suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Your tax will increse if you earn:

$250,000 (Obama)

No, better to $200,000 (Obama)

No, I take it back. Let's go for $150,000 (Biden)

Well, we really mean $120,000 (Richardson)

Next thing we know, anyone earning more than $10,000 per year will see a tax increase!

Suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Your tax will increse if you earn:

$250,000 (Obama)

No, better to $200,000 (Obama)

No, I take it back. Let's go for $150,000 (Biden)

Well, we really mean $120,000 (Richardson)

Next thing we know, anyone earning more than $10,000 per year will see a tax increase!

Suckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.obamaunveiled.com

Posted by: nnia | October 31, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse


This is the first time.. we have a response to voting in a long time..
Results are coming..
But its not over yet, we are still not used to this type early voting..
Obama should relax, just think all everyone will be in the oval office running it, Expect to See Clinton & others that you would be suprised..
This is going to be a parade to the White House.. One person but really 10 or more as president.
McCain on the other hand will get to work & immediate take action.. and DO IT..
it not the can do but DO IT.
More action for our buck, not the investor voter buck that obama has..
Everyone owns obama...

I really don't think for the rest that haven't voted like this reality..

And for the military, we will be signed away under Obama, like Clinton & Jimmy..
Thats why the call obama the machurian.

We have the undecided that will make the difference.. those people aren't the followers that vote for basketball shoe, they are voting for a beer instead..

Posted by: suttons77hotmailcom | October 31, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

“YOU SHOULD NOT JUDGE A MAN BY THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN, BUT BY THE CONTENT OF HIS CHARACTER”


Obama’s supporters are voting for RHETORIC, for REDISTRIBUTION of WEALTH and Entitlement, for registration FRAUD, for RADICALIZATION Of AMERICAS with Rev. Right, Ayers, Farakkan, Khalidi. They think it is O.K. to HANG a WHITE WOMAN as a Halloween decoration, just because they disagree with her politically. They believe in larger government.

I am voting for Integrity, Character, Experience. Judgment. I believe, you cannot help men permanently, by doing for them what they could
and should, do for themselves.

I am voting for John McCain

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

McSame now has arnol swarzeneggar campaigning for him. How pathetic!
Swarzeneggar is almost one of the worst politicians there is. He has been a disaster for california. we recalled gray davis for arnold, but arnold has done twice as much economic damage as gray davis.
What a bunch of pathetic losers the republiCONs are.

Oboma & Biden 2008************

Posted by: maphound | October 31, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

"Rick Davis, fearing the backlash of stealing this election sees the need to begin justifying how a statistically impossible victory for Mccain could hypothetically happen in hopes that such actions and justifications would help add authenticity to the heisted american presidency."

Baffled readers of Mr. Davis' remarks debated endlessly about how 'stupid' his comments were and that he was in 'denial.'

Amazingly, people still seem to take what politicians say at face value and actually debate on those smoke and mirrors instead of considering the reasons WHY someone would say a certain thing at a certain time and not IF what they are saying makes any sense or not.

No one in that league is 'stupid' or in 'denial' - They are the most clever folks here. Note, clever is not a sign of Intelligence.

Posted by: Clearthinking | October 31, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

McCain lost all credibilty when he voted AGAINST up-armoring tactical vehiles for troops in Iraq. He's a total phony!

USMC Veteran and Blue Star Mother voting for Obama who will increase troop strength (64,000 Soldiers, 17,000 Marines)

McCain's a phony! Read up on his record at IAVA

Posted by: SueMVetforObama | October 31, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Davis: "gentlemen start the fraud engine".... stand back and watch GOP do its thing (suppress and falsify votes).
btw thanks Bush for not fixing your gop supported broken voter election process in 8 yrs.

Posted by: ukeman | October 31, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Well it has been over 192 HOURS sense McCAIN / PALIN Campaign said they would release PALIN'S Medical Records!
BUT NO RECORDS YET…I’m glad this is not a 3AM CALL, the response time is terrible. How long does it take to LIE and FAKE Records?
McCAIN / PALIN
LIES before HONOR

Posted by: kimb54 | October 31, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

The McCain team, and especially Rick Davis, are delusional. I just heard that N. Dakota and Arizona, two states that were leaning McCain or safe McCain are now toss-up states. In fact, if the election were held today, Obama would win with 291 EVs.

Posted by: JaneB08 | October 31, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Is someone at The Post asleep at the wheel? If the headline makes a claim it *must* be supported by facts, or an exceptionally strong argument. The headline reads "McCain Camp: We've Closed Gap" but nothing in the article supports that statement.

Further, that claim contradicts virtually every poll result to date, including The Post's own polls.

The article mentions "...Republican party identification is on the rise..." What does that gibberish even mean?

Maybe the McCain Camp polled the third grade class which Palin recently visited, and they concluded that everyone thinks like a third grader.

Posted by: weasley1 | October 31, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

McCain had been around in the Senate for 30 years when illegal war was proposed, and it didn't stop him from supporting it. He knew or must have known what Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld would do, must have known the tactics they'd employ. The US started the war on false pretenses, rolled back the constitution, killed women and children--a fact warmonger still doesn't appreciate-- tortured innocents and ignored international law .

Posted by: e9999999 | October 31, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Here is something for everybody. The usual mantra is that Dems benefit from big turnouts. This week at the Tempe (AZ) library in metro Phoenix, people are early voting by the thousands. Literally, from upwards of 1000 a day to who knows how many today. The state allows early voting from early October through October 31, and Tempe is one of the early sites.
I hope that this high turnout is symptomatic of people's desire for change. We sure need it.
In the event that McCain wins by some awful whim of fate, I hope he faces a majority-Democratic Senate and a majority-Democratic House. Not only is his running mate "not ready for prime time," but he himself has a temperament that would be disastrous for the country. Now that is something to care about.

Posted by: peck3 | October 31, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't Sarah Palin release her medical records? Could it be that Daily Kos was right and that it really wasn't her baby? Could it be that her daughter had the baby earlier and got pregnant later than she is saying? This is very suspicious.

Posted by: majorteddy | October 31, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Denial is just a senator from Arizona.

Many years back a very good friend of mine, that lived in the West Bank during the Six Day War, told me a story of denial that was too tragic-funny to make up. He, along with relatives and friends, would listen to government news on the radio about how the war was progressing. The language was filled with defiance, reports of great casualties being inflicted on the enemy and predictions of coming victory. Then around the 5th day, after listening to the government war news reports, they went outside on the terrace, clapping, singing and to enjoy some afternoon tea. Shortly afterward came Jordanian army vehicles and towed artillery driving fast and recklessly, and some Jordanian soldiers tearing off their uniforms as they ran, all heading in opposite direction of Israel. They quickly went back inside to get the latest news, sure enough government news was assuring citizens, Israel is near defeat. They again went outside and saw Israeli units in hot pursuit of the routed Jordanian army. We all know what happened on the sixth day.

Posted by: JohnDebba | October 31, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Audience members removed at McCain rally in Cedar Falls

“I saw a couple that had been escorted out and they were confused as well, and the girl was crying, so I said ‘Why are you crying? and she said ‘I already voted for McCain, I’m a Republican, and they said we had to leave because we didn’t look right,’” Elborno said. “They were handpicking these people and they had nothing to go off of, besides the way the people looked.”

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/articles/2008/10/28/news/local_news/doc49068f6ccce49245010961.txt

Posted by: jneill7854 | October 31, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

The WaPo is running tepidly positive blog entries about McCain now so that they can claim to be evenhanded. But no one is fooled. They've been promoting Obama through these blogs for months. This is a lame effort to mitigate the legitimate criticism of their shoddy political reporting. I hope McCain gets elected and blocks every member of the mainstream press that worked so hard for his rival.

Posted by: grohlik | October 31, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe that our Forefathers had in mind a "ROBINHOOD" America or 'Robing the Hood" off of working Americans. I do believe that those who show up for work, work hard, save and invest their earnings in responsibly ought to be able to keep a good portion of their investment and NOT be taxed any greater portion than those who don't invest. DOWN WITH 'ROBINHOOD', UP WITH MCCAIN! I'm definately voting for JOHN MCCAIN along with Joe the Plumber.

Posted by: debulium | October 31, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Ok after looking at the electoral map, it becomes painfully obvious why McCain is pushing Pennsylvania so hard.

the McCain campaign has written off New Mexico, believes it will lose Iowa and Colorado and that Obama will hold all the kerry states.

In this scenario, Pennsylvania is a must win unless McCain pulls an upset in say New Hampshire or squeaks out Iowa, both extremely unlikely scenarios.

On tuesday, watch Pennsylvania and Virginia. If PA goes to Obama, he is going to win unless something funky happens in Iowa, NM, or Colorado. If Obama wins VA, he has to win NM, Iowa, CO, and Nevada, not unlikely odds.

If McCain wins VA and PA, then Obama has to win NC, Ohio, or Florida.

All these are east coast states.

Posted by: atacoma | October 31, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

[b]Oh, really?!

And where's the Post's answer to that, or don't they have any trust in their own poll that has Obama UP BY EIGHT today???

He is also UP BY NINE in Gallup's latest tracking poll and

even in Zogby's poll with their Republican-favoring samples, he is UP BY SEVEN.

It seems to me that on Tuesday the Republican Bush-McCain distortions, lies and demagoguery will come to an end!!!

And the whole world will be celebrating!!! [/b]

Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | October 31, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Another example of delusions of grandeur wracking the Republican campaign.

Posted by: cbertel | October 31, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse


WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER "SECRETIVE WHITEHOUSE"

The kept Palin locked up for the longest time so the American public wouldn't see how unprepared she is.
They did the same with George W Bush.


Save our Country and Constitution from more Secrets

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Also, another reason McCain is in dire straights is their midwest strategy failed. Their convention in Minneapolis was as symbolic as the Democratic convention in Denver. They want to make the upper midwest red.

They failed. They will not get the electoral rich combination of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

The Democrats western strategy is a brilliant success. They will win NM, they will almost certainly win Colorado, Nevada is shaping up to be blue. Arizona would have been the dems if it weren't McCain running.

Obama has discovered a route to victory that doesn't depend on winning Ohio and Florida.

McCain is in a position where he has to win Pennsylvania. he's not campaigning there because he thinks he can win (he might), but he's there because he has to win it.

The McCain situation is so bad that even a Pennsylvania victory does not guarantee a win.

Because of the situation in the west, where obama is likely to carry all three of those BG states, Obama is in a position where he only has to win one of the following: Missouri, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Florida, or North Carolina. Obama is ahead in all those states except Missouri and Georgia.

Posted by: atacoma | October 31, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

"We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary," his campaign manager, Rick Davis said.

Quite a statement to make considering Senator McCain is trying desperately to hold onto his HOME STATE. If you're really that confused Mr. Davis perhaps you should ask Sarah Palin about what happened to the election.

Posted by: bretb | October 31, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

A little food for thought. Sound familiar?

"Let me be clear: there is no military solution in Iraq, and there never was. The best way to protect our security and to pressure Iraq's leaders to resolve their civil war is to immediately begin to remove our combat troops. Not in six months or one year - now. - Obama"

"But a hated President Nixon resigned in scandal, and his obsessive, personally vindictive critics then elected to Congress in 1974 could not bear to support his arguably significant foreign policy success in a war they had vehemently opposed. Within months, Congressional Democrats proceeded to kick the legs out from under the South Vietnamese, withdrawing all American personnel, and cutting off all aid and arms - leaving all of Indochina to the tender mercies of the communist forces.

Now with a free hand, the North invaded, communist style. They killed over one million South Vietnamese. Two million fled. Anyone who had been associated with the US or the Saigon government was targeted. Millions were forced into "re-education" camps. Hundreds of thousands of "boat people" climbed aboard anything that would float and escaped to sea with no idea where they'd end up-usually in the hands of pirates and the mouths of sharks. "

Posted by: shedhair | October 31, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

IF PALIN IS SO QUALIFIED...

Then why didn't she run for president?

Makes you wonder what announcement? ...

"I've been Governor for TWO WHOLE MONTHS and I'm READY to be President"

---

18 Million people voted for Obama in the primaries because of his VISION for America not his experience.

Palin got one vote and the only VISION know of from her is her view of Russia.

Save our Country and Constitution

Vote OBAMA Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Rick is probably seeing little O'Bama leprechauns too. Just let it go boy, the Repugs are caught in a riptide that's not going to stop until the Dems say its over.

Posted by: roboturkey | October 31, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain and the "VICTORY" shame game

McCain and the Republicans bring dishonor to our troops by applying the "Victory/Defeat" label to Iraq.

Our troops have followed their orders and have served with honor and dignity in Iraq. To add this polarizing label is to add the burden of shame to the backs of troops that already have suffered enough. As a Vietnam vet, McCain should know what the vets of that era went through when they came home and were labeled losers.

General Patraeus himself said he'd "Never Declare Victory" in this interview on 9/11/08 of all days!

McCain is wrong and just doesn't get it-- he should be ashamed.

Save our Country and Constitution from McShame

Vote OBAMA Nov 4


Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

The only thing that John McCain is "closing in on" is a Obama Victory dinner. McCain is completely qualified for honorable retirement from the presidential race. I am
looking forward to his honorable retirement speech!

Posted by: JohnBurke1 | October 31, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Oh, really?!

And where's the Post's answer to that, or don't they have any trust in their own poll that has Obama UP BY EIGHT today???

He is also UP BY NINE in Gallup's latest tracking poll and

even in Zogby's poll with their Republican-favoring samples, he is UP BY SEVEN.

It seems to me that on Tuesday the Republican Bush-McCain distortions, lies and demagoguery will come to an end!!!

And the whole world will be celebrating!!!

Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | October 31, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Scruffy1970 spewed: "I have never met an honest Black person in my life"

Because you stay locked up in your basement spanking your pygmy marmoset to pictures of Sarah "Celebrity" Palin.

Wake up, get up, get out and smell the reality.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

This is just as delusional as Preznit Dubya posing in front of the "Mission Accomplished" banner.

McCain = Bush

Posted by: alarico | October 31, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse


It is obviously not true that McCain has "closed the gap" beyond statistical noise a few days out.

But of course they have to say that.

Posted by: inbox_blues | October 31, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Here is something for everybody. The usual mantra is that Dems benefit from big turnouts. This week at the Tempe (AZ) library in metro Phoenix, people are early voting by the thousands. Literally, from upwards of 1000 a day to who knows how many today. The state allows early voting from early October through October 31, and Tempe is one of the early sites.
I hope that this high turnout is symptomatic of people's desire for change. We sure need it.
In the event that McCain wins by some awful whim of fate, I hope he faces a majority-Democratic Senate and a majority-Democratic House. Not only is his running mate "not ready for prime time," but he himself has a temperament that would be disastrous for the country. Now that is something to care about.

Posted by: peck3 | October 31, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

McCain & his campaign are delusional again. The race is tightening, but only in several states. Obama as a double digit lead in PA, IA, MN, WI, & NH. Game over!

Posted by: prosperity2un2000 | October 31, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Barry Hussein Obama is still a Black man that is probably not even a US Citizen by birth. I have never met an honest Black person in my life...not ever. They are also not the same as Whites. I pray to God that Mccain wins and saves us from Obama. The Blacks have been uppity for so many years and I can just imagine them if Obama wins. They will act like they own the entire country. Christians and Jews could be slaughtered if the Muslim extremist wins this election. NOBAMA 08

Posted by: Scruffy1970 | October 31, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

PUT DOWN THE CRACK PIPE, RICK.

THERE IS SUCH A GROUNDSWELL OF SUPPORT FOR OLE JOHNNY BOY McSAME THAT YOU HAD TO BUS IN 4,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN TO A RALLY. THE 4,000 STUDENTS RAISED THE "SEA OF HUMANITY" TO A GRAND TOTAL OF 6,000!

ROTFLMAO.

KEEP LEAKING THE DISPARAGING COMMENTS ABOUT SARAH PALIN THOUGH...THEY WILL GIVE YOU AT LEAST SOME CREDIBILITY WHEN YOU START YOUR JOB SEARCH ON WEDNESDAY.

SAY, SPEAKING OF SARAH, NEVER DID GET AROUND TO RELEASING THOSE MEDICAL RECORDS DID YOU?

TOUGH TO COVER UP THAT NASTY EPISODE WITH THE PRESCRIPTION MEDS?

Posted by: chasmack99 | October 31, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

So is closing the gap mean that Montana, North Dakota, Arizona have gone from Solid McCain to leaning McCain or tossup?

So we are expected to believe that McCain has a real shot at Virginia and Pennsylvania which all show Obama with substantial leads, as well as Colorado, and that Obama has no real shot at Montana, ND or Arizona, let alone North Carolina and Georgia?

Please, this is just talk to get their base to the polls. This thing isn't close unless the pollsters are wrong.

There has been no movement for McCain, in fact Gallup today posted gains for Obama in their traditional likely voter model. there is not a single public poll showing McCain within the margin of error in Virginia or Pennsylvania.

McCain has to win both of these states to win the election. based on early voting, Obama is almost certain to carry CO, NM, and Nevada based on early voting. Iowa is also very strong for Obama. there's no possibility of a McCain upset in Michigan or Minnesota based on early voting.

Based on AA turnout, NC and Georgia are very much in play, and we can expect strong AA turnout in VA, a state Obama is already favored to win.

So what can the McCain campaign possibly be optimistic about. If I saw national polls all closing in, I might believe them.
but there has been no national trend of any significant tightening of the polls. In fact, the opposite has occurred because obama is spending money in Georgia, Arizona, and north dakota now. He is polling within 4 points in Montana. That's a smaller gap than McCain's trail in PA and VA!

Posted by: atacoma | October 31, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Oh, really?!

And where's the Post's answer to that, or don't they have any trust in their own poll that has Obama UP BY EIGHT today???

He is also UP BY NINE in Gallup's latest tracking poll and

even in Zogby's poll with their Republican-favoring samples, he is UP BY SEVEN.

It seems to me that on Tuesday the Republican Bush-McCain distortions, lies and demagoguery will come to an end!!!

And the whole world will be celebrating!!!

Posted by: DiversEquality2008 | October 31, 2008 7:10 PM | Report abuse

I saw Tom DeLay on MSNBC last night talking about McCain.

Do they really allow live feeds from prison?

Posted by: Jaxxon | October 31, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

multiplepov...

I agree with you completely concerning any reaction to a tainted election result. You and I are very similar in the demographic sense.
I hope we represent the majority on this issue across partisan lines.

garygeronimo... MarkInAustin and I were having a decent conversation (though I am an ardent Obama supporter and he goes for McCain)...
He seems to be an okay guy. It was a post from someone else that made me question the whole "riot in the street" idea.

PS - We have a wonderful VFW/VietNam Vet Memorial Hall where I live. The black and white flag flies most days on the oceanfront flag post.
I totally support our troops... I want them ALL to come home safe.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

My bible talks about “love,” and the “golden rule”….. Not hate. The conservative right must have a different bible from the one I have…

http://liesliesmorelies.blogspot.com/2008/10/racist-mccain-rally-goers-pt-8.html

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Oh for cryin out loud...this country IS VIOLENT..werent you ever in a labor riot???...didnt you hear about the civil war??

Didnt you see the civil rights riots???..Prohibition ???...the whiskey rebellion???...Kent state Ohio and 4 dead????...Rodney King and LA??? I heard a guy got tossed off a building in a neighborhood in little Italy...he touched a little girl...the cops came and everyone saw nada....they said he musta jumped....hahhahaha...they neighborhood left the chalk outline of the body on the sidewalk for weeks....just for you know...urban art....hahahahah

Americas going down the tubes and neocon nazi fascists are flushing the toilet...this aint no time to get cutesy...You knowa blame a me a real bada tings happen.capice?

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 31, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin:

It might just be since support for McCain among many Republicans is tacit to begin with, they simply aren't as invested in him personally and the thought of him loosing not that upsetting. Keep in mind one of the subtexts in this campaign, a great many Republicans are not particularly enamored with the thought of Palin as VP.

I suspect many would just as soon see him loose since whoever inherits Bush's mess is going to be set up to fail from the start. So why not wait for 2012 and a potential landslide if Obama somehow falters in cleaning up the mess? You may not be thinking that way, but I'd bet you the GOP strategists are.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to take money from the achievers because they're greedy and evil. That's not compassion.
Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse
___________________________

Achievers? Is this a new word for CROOKS!
I'm an Achiever, BEE, Phd physics, and have more than I need,,never stole a friggin penny! This has been the biggest inside bank hoist in history bar none.
What is needed is a court that will hang the people responsible---Bush, Cheney, Rove, Limbaugh, Norquist, Rumsfeld,---
The people need to recognize a simple fact: Obama will put these murdering thieves in the dockett, McCain will not!

Posted by: mudbone | October 31, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to take money from the achievers because they're greedy and evil. That's not compassion.
Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse
___________________________

Achievers? Is this a new word for CROOKS!
I'm an Achiever, BEE, Phd physics, and have more than I need,,never stole a friggin penny! This has been the biggest inside bank hoist in history bar none.
What is needed is a court that will hang the people responsible---Bush, Cheney, Rove, Limbaugh, Norquist, Rumsfeld,---
The people need to recognize a simple fact: Obama will put these murdering thieves in the dockett, McCain will not!

Posted by: mudbone | October 31, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to take money from the achievers because they're greedy and evil. That's not compassion.
Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse
___________________________

Achievers? Is this a new word for CROOKS!
I'm an Achiever, BEE, Phd physics, and have more than I need,,never stole a friggin penny! This has been the biggest inside bank hoist in history bar none.
What is needed is a court that will hang the people responsible---Bush, Cheney, Rove, Limbaugh, Norquist, Rumsfeld,---
The people need to recognize a simple fact: Obama will put these murdering thieves in the dockett, McCain will not!

Posted by: mudbone | October 31, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

"Obama wants to take money from the achievers because they're greedy and evil. That's not compassion."

Guess what sage reader? Most of the rich inherited their money,meaning they did nothing to earn it.

Posted by: jimcummings | October 31, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Middle class Americans have figured out McCain wants to increase their taxes by $1,200.00 by taxing their health care benefits.

The McCain polls are in error as a result. The McCain folks are probably saying polls are close to try and drive their base out to vote.

Posted by: Maddogg | October 31, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin writes:

"Do you think there will be violence if Obama loses?"

wes1155

I would say that depends on HOW he lost the election. If it is another repeat of the last two, there might be a problem and I don't think it is going to be limited by race.

MPOV

Personally speaking, if Obama lost and there appeared to be a strong case for voter fraud, I think the Congress (and of course, Obama himself) would call for calm and an investigation.

Personally, I would look for information on any planned peaceful demonstrations in my area, and I would participate--as I would expect many to do across all demographics. (I'm a 53-year-old white woman, middle management, married 18 years, two children, household income $150K.)

Posted by: multiplepov | October 31, 2008 5:57 PM | Report abuse

sagereader is JANESCHE and jammer88 and ekim and several dozen other nics here on Washington Post

sagereader used several dozen manufactured email accounts and made sock puppet comment nics so he could post his Tokyo Rose BS....hahahahah

He thought it was diabolical genius....hahahahaha...everyone knows he has many several dozen WaPo comment nics....he gets his eyes beat shut on one and fires up another....hahahahaha
Ive run him off dozens of times under all of them...hahahahaha

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 31, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Ah "sagereader" (an intentional oxymoron?)...we know this one by many names, alas all of them are RNC/Palin-McCain troll.

It isn't the "leftist liberals" who concern me, it is sick, twisted people who spew as they do who do.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin
Whats a matter you?

You donna wanna kibitz wit me no more?......ahahahahah

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 31, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

McCain is history and has been since South Carolina in 2000 when he allowed Rove to slap him around without complaining. Then, in a desperate attempt to attract the religious right, he chooses Palin, which is an insult to thinking, concerned Republicans. All he has left are the religious zealots, and a bunch of anti-everything people that only want to vote against a Democrat, no matter how smart they are or how right they are on what we're facing.
McCain will lose because he should.

Posted by: Cleareye | October 31, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

____________________________________________________

Hello My name is Barrack Obama.

I won't tell you my middle name, I'm ashamed

My friends and family call me Barry, but I don't want to be called that either, sounds too much like my famous cousin the drug addicted former DC Mayor Marion Barry. I don't need to add another questionable character to my resume' It's already chock full of Hate America Tyrants, Terrorists, swindlers and crooks.

They call me B.O...... and I HAVE B.O. I want your vote so I can change America from the land of the free to the US of EU and join forces with my buddies Putin and Ahmadinejad in a new modern socialism.

Oh yeah, and while you're at it, would you drop off this empty suit at the cleaners? I keep coming home smelling like dog *hit after those campaign rallies where they worship me as the Messiah.

Do we really want a slick Chicago Shsyter, community agitator, who has never been in charge of anything elected President of the United States?

NO THANKS!

__________________________________________

NOBABYBAMA 08

Posted by: StarsAndStripesForever | October 31, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

sagereader...

You and JANESCHE friends?

Your post is inaccurate. The article you link is distortion as well.

For anyone who wishes the truth (what a wonderful thing!) on Obama's tax plan -- please go to barackobama.com

Getting your information on a candidate's proposals from an opponent is clearly not the best way to judge the facts involved.

That's just common sense.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Translation: The Republicans are getting ready to pull the biggest voter fraud (malfunctioning voting machines, preventing people from voting, etc.) in the history of the US.

Posted by: DrSeuss1 | October 31, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

sagereader;
The overwhelming Jewish vote is for Obama....hahahahaha

Oy Gevelt you say ?...hahahaha...
You would have to be one hellava mesugana pisk too vote for McSame...hahahahaha
You couldnt get a Jew to vote for Mcinsane if you offered free kosher pork....hahahahaha

mcInsane can schlep his crazy someplace else...his spiel aint goin over well wuth the chosen race....hahahahahaha

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 31, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to take money from the achievers because they're greedy and evil. That's not compassion.

If you were compassionate, Obama, you'd spend your millions to help get your Aunt Zeituni out of the Boston slum and to help your brother escape that hut in Kenya. Caring starts with family!

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

By Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thursday, October 30, 2008

“McCAIN VOLUNTEER RELEASED FROM JAIL”

A McCain campaign volunteer who created a one-day national sensation when she concocted a story of a politically motivated assault is to be released from jail today and is headed for a probation program.

Ashley Todd of College Station, Texas, waived her right to today's preliminary hearing in Municipal Court.

Officials announced that the jail's behavior clinic had cleared her for release and found her competent to stand trial.

But a trial won't be necessary if she successfully completes terms outlined today.

She will be released to an uncle in New York State and must provide proof every two weeks that she is receiving counseling. Eventually she is to return to her mother's home in Texas.

Ms. Todd has admitted she made up a story of a black robber who attacked her in Bloomfield after he spotted McCain stickers on her car.

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

My, but the McCainiac Spinsters are out in force on this board, aren't they? Wait. It's Halloween. That explains it.

Posted by: SGall23241 | October 31, 2008 5:48 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA IN CHICAGO -- FIXED WHAT???

These facts will give you some perspective!

State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country
Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country

Who represents Illinois???

Senators Barack Obama & Dick Durbin
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Gov. Rod Blogojevich
House leader Mike Madigan
Atty Gen Lisa Madigan (Mike's kid)
Mayor Richard M. Daley (Mayor Richard J.Daley's son)

....leadership in Illinois.....all Democrats.


Of course, they're all blaming each other.
Can't blame Republicans; they're aren't any!

Again:
State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country
Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country

This is the political culture in Illinois from which Obama comes.

And he's going to "fix" Washington politics for us!

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

McCain's defending his home state, McCainiacs. His. Home. State. Are you in denial? Yes. Sad.

Posted by: SGall23241 | October 31, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

O'Reilly squares off with Frank over the mortgage crisis

See Barney Frank, a key member of Obama's team, lie and lie and lie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE1ayDZfmIQ&feature=related

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

"We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary," his campaign manager, Rick Davis. Mr. Davis was quoted while riding his unicorn through the Land of Oz. Pleeeeze stay off the drugs Mr. Davis!

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | October 31, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

BOTTOM LINE: NO TAX CUT BY OBAMA

OBAMA's PLAN MAKES ALL AMERICANS PAY HIGHER TAXES

Senator Obama is not being truthful when he says only Americans earning $250,000 will get a tax increase.

Senator Obama plans to let the current 2007 rates lapse. The rates under Obama will return to the higher 2000 level. Senator Obama claims that letting a tax cut lapse is not a "tax increase."

But requiring Americans to pay more taxes than in 2007 amounts to a TAX INCREASE.

For a married family, filing jointly and earning $75,000 a year, this INCREASE will be $3,074.

For a married family, filing jointly and earning $50,000, this INCREASE will be $1,512.

Even struggling American families making just $25,000 a year will see a tax INCREASE-- they'll pay $715 more in 2010 than they did in 2007.

Across the board, ALL WORKING AMERICANS WILL SEE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES in their taxes with Obama's plans.


http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/10/senator_obamas_four_tax_increa.html


Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Redistribution of Wealth

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money."

Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more.

At the end of the day, I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn.

I guess Obama's redistribution of wealth is easy to swallow until it happens to you.

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis,

In response to your highly imaginative scenario, I can only say the following:

Hahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!

Posted by: AndyfromVA | October 31, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

wes1155, there are obviously crazies on both sides, but I am referring to mass rioting (although I was not the one who brought it up). I simply don't see the same likelihood if McCain loses as I do if Obama loses.

That being said, I certainly pray the Secret Service keep Obama safe if he wins.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA THE CHARITABLE ANOINTED ONE


Obama said at Saddleback:

"We still don't abide by that basic precept of Matthew that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me." It actually was Jesus' precept, but is Obama living what he preaches? What is happening to his relatives? What does he do for them?


Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango and Uncle Omar:

A few miles from where the Democrat presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle are immigrants living in dire circumstances in Boston. Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston. A second relative, believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar,” was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 arrears.

Barack's Half Brother:

George Obama's hut is in the slums of Kenya and he survives on a destitute $12 a year.

A detailed story is found at the U.K. TIMESONLINE:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama (true to his mentor Frank Davis of the US Communist Party) told a crowd that ExxonMobil's profits are theirs, as if the company stole it

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

As a former electoral campaign field director, I simply do not believe the McCain campaign made 1.3 million door knocks and phone calls in one day. There is no evidence that McCain has a field operation that is adequate to recruit and retain the tens of thousands of volunteers and field staff who would be required to achieve that volume of voter contacts.

Posted by: paige3 | October 31, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin
Go talk to the guys at your local VFW or foriegn Legion post...the AMVETS...se how they like Bush or McBush McSame....go ahead go ask em...heck...just walk in (have someone sign you in if you arent a vet) and start blowing smoke how great Bush is...or how great McSame will be...(HINT) long neck bud bottles...crooked pool cues...crome legged tables and chairs...can kill you....hahahahahah...it isnt like these guys are afraid to kill someone...or like they havent done it before...hahahahahaha...The military would be in front of the crowds headed down Pennsylvania Avenue....not holding the crowds back...hahahahaha...The military would lead the charge....dont believe me ?...Go to the local AMVETS or VFW and ask em

Gary Gelormino Seven Hills Ohio 44131 (216)447-0081

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 31, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

20 years is a long time, and it's how long Obama sat soaking hateful, anti-American, anti-Semitic poison from Rev. Wright -- who Obama called "the best the black church has to offer."

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Barack is headed back to Iowa. That should be a lock; it's a dead heat.

Florida, Ohio, and Nevada, look like pretty good McCain certainties here.

Obama still has to run ads in California.

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to take money from the achievers because they're greedy and evil. That's not compassion.

If you were compassionate, Obama, you'd spend your millions to help get your Aunt Zeituni out of the Boston slum and to help your brother escape that hut in Kenya. Caring starts with family!

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

REPUBLICANS AT IT AGAIN.....Voter Fraud In West Virginia

No Kidding….This years Florida taking place in West Virginia… stories on voter fraud also in Charleston Post Gazette…

ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09X-aYRad2E

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin screw that after the election violence....Iam all for it right now. MarkInAustin Ive seen fascism before...it ain't pretty. Benito Mussolini, was the first fascist and gave the word its deffinition...maybe you werent aware but this country was named after an Italian...Amerigo Vespucci.....Now ole El Duche ...Benito Mussolini, was taken by the Italian people and him and his cohorts were beaten to death..and then hung...and then cut down...and then hung again...hahahahaha...you capice?

Iam all for doing that to Bush and Cheney and the entire Admin...was crimes trial..sentence...public beating...public hanging...hahahaha I would serve Dolche (Italian candy) and a dry crisp Chianti...and take pictures like these.....

http://www.bilegrip.com/var/www/html/images/benito-mussolini.jpg

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 31, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Another lie from my friend John McCain, go figure. That guy gives me a false sense of security.

Exxon-Mobil reported another record profit of over 14 Billion dollars for last quarter. Those profits will not be trickling down to consumers as witnessed by this past week's report of reduced consumer spending. In fact as history shows, excessive profits by oil companies leads to inflation and recession for our economy.

The Average working Joe is suffering. The average working Joe is not invited to presidential campaign rallies. The average working Joes do not sign contracts with recording studios. The average working Joes are broke and they are out of credit, unemployed and losing their homes.

In my neck of the woods, the whispers are that Bush and Cheney favored One-Percenters. The Oil Industry is just one example of the favored class by the Bush Administration.

McCain seems to be part of the ruling elite through his military roots. He seems to carry himself above the average soldier voting against the last upgrade to Military benefits.

McCain favored with Bush on that deal. Don't active service members seeing combat deserve G.I. Bills with increased higher education Benefits Mr. Bush and Mr. McCain ? Seems these two peas in a pod can't show gratitude for volunteer active service members. Again, active service members are not One-Percenters, go figure. Is the attitude to keep them dumb and fighting sirs ? Our leaders of World War II were much more enlightened, thank God.

In any event the trend is simple. If you are not of the Eltist One-Percent, then vote democrat. If you are an enlightened member of the One-Percent class, then you ought to be voting for democrats and you know why now, don't you ? If you decide not to vote, that may be a good thing too.

Posted by: truthhurts | October 31, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin writes:

"Do you think there will be violence if Obama loses?"


I keep seeing JakeD ask this and now you. I would say that depends on HOW he lost the election. If it is another repeat of the last two, there might be a problem and I don't think it is going to be limited by race. If it is a fair election, sure there will be disgruntle people, but not a mass outcry.

But what I want to know is if Obama wins and no one wants to talk about this, do you think some White Supremacists lunatic is going to try something?

If that happens I would bet you there will be serious trouble and again not limited by race.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

FACT...McCain is behind in every poll and tied or losing in most swing states...Dream on!

Behind 7% in Zogby
Behind 9% in Gallup Daily

And ready to loose Arizona...Senator Plumber.

Posted by: dkummer1 | October 31, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Could the GOP pollsters be seeing a reverse "Bradley Effect"; call it the "Palin Effect"?

Where traditional GOP voters are saying they will vote GOP to the GOP pollsters but when it comes down to it they vote for the full Democratic Party ticket?

Certainly all the independent polls point to this.

This election does after all offer the chance for voters stick it to "The Man" in this case McCain and the GOP. With the dire straits that these eight years of a Rovian commie GOP have left America in.

AMERICA HAS NEVER HAD IT SO BAD!
Whether it is all the banks going bust or rising inflation and unemployment or 140 dollar oil and or not enough money to keep prisoners in jail or maintain US highways or even bridges, the stupidity of Iraq, cash strapped and disorganised disaster recovery, people pulling their own teeth because they cannot afford health insurance, foreclosures, shares and wages falling through the floor, US business going bust and getting bought up by commie China or put under Sharia law by some sovereign wealth fund, your 401Kand pension worth a quarter what was two years ago, if the bank has not gone bust and taken most of your savings with it.

It is not surprising many US voters want to use this opportunity to tell McSame and the commie GOP to "GET A JOB!"

Posted by: walker1 | October 31, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA THE CHARITABLE ANOINTED ONE

Obama said at Saddleback:

"We still don't abide by that basic precept of Matthew that whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me." It actually was Jesus' precept, but is Obama living what he preaches? What is happening to his relatives? What does he do for them?


Obama’s aunt Zeituni Onyango and Uncle Omar:

A few miles from where the Democrat presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle are immigrants living in dire circumstances in Boston. Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston. A second relative, believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar,” was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 arrears.

Barack's Half Brother:

George Obama's hut is in the slums of Kenya and he survives on a destitute $12 a year.

A detailed story is found at the U.K. TIMESONLINE:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece

Posted by: sagereader | October 31, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the Mac is back.

Maybe that "righteous wind" Barack Obama thought he felt against his back was truly righteous after all -- it's blowing Obama off the stage.

Posted by: SeekTruth | October 31, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

FORMER REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF STATE LAWRENCE EAGLEBURGER OFFERS HIS OPINION ON PALIN!!!

…A former Republican Secretary of State and one of John McCain's most prominent supporters offered a stunningly frank and remarkably bleak assessment of Sarah Palin's capacity to handle the presidency should such a scenario arise.

Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush and whose endorsement is often trumpeted by McCain, said on Thursday that the Alaska governor is not only unprepared to take over the job on a moment's notice but, even after some time in office, would only amount to an "adequate" commander in chief.

WHY ARE SO MANY McCAIN SUPPORTERS JUMPING SHIP???

THE FACT IS - MANY REPUBLICANS ARE SCARED THAT IF McCAIN WINS THE ELECTION AND DIES IN OFFICE - PALIN WOULD BE UNPREPARED TO BE PRESIDENT.....WHICH WOULD DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR DECADES....

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Spin it, Davis. Just keeping spinning the top. If only proclaiming it made it so . . .

Your Mac is going down in three days and a wake-up! Obama/Biden!

Posted by: meldupree | October 31, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

All McCain has to do is keep hoping that there are no swift boat ads on his participation of the Keating Five. His efforts in those years resulted in a preview of of the economic crisis we face today and yet he is still supporting deregulation, lax oversight and close to a trillion dollar bail out of financial institutions.

But, hey, his wife's company will have their taxes lowered to 25% if McCain is elected. maybe she is his top economic advisor.

Posted by: KHMJr | October 31, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

"McCain comes back and wins the White House. What a wonderful Wed. morning headline for Nov. 4th!!"

Hey Phil, I bet you're still waiting for the headline that says the Rays won the World Series, too.

Posted by: jimcummings | October 31, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

"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).'

Ummm, I don't know how to tell you this Clued(less), but that's a lie. Only individuals making $250,000 or more will see their taxes go up. Big difference.

You should know better than to repeat the lie of a dishonorable man like John McCain.

Posted by: jimcummings | October 31, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin McInsaniacs are alot like armadillos down in your neck of the woods. The dumb armadillo has a car pass over it...and would survive, but is so stupid, it jumps straight up under the passing car frame and is roadkill....hahahahaha...these McInsaniacs do exactly the same thing. They call Obama a Muslim and attack his Christian minister...hahahahaha...then they say Obama was born on the planet Kenyastien in the galaxy of blahblah....When McInsane was born in Panama....hahahahaha and Obama in Hawaii...hahahaha..then they say he's palls around with terrorists ...and he sat on a board with a bunch of neocon nazis who sat there also...and McInsane says his best buddy is a plumber...A PLUMBER FROM WATERGATE
who charged....tried...convicted...hahahaha Ayers wasnt even tried or convicted...hahahaha...then McInsaniacs charge that Obama is a shape shifting Alien Arab....hahahahaha...its truely hillarious...i know they embarrass you...hey...thats not my fault....hahahaha

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 31, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

It's not you or God I'm worried about, veracity99.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

The RICH are already screwing us over!!!

The $125 BILLION of the bailout is NOT going to loans for the people. IT's GOING FOR PAYOUT DIVIDENDS TO STOCK HOLDERS AND ExECUTIVE BONUSES!!!!


Save our Country and Constitution

Vote Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Suh - weet !!!

McCain comes back and wins the White House. What a wonderful Wed. morning headline for Nov. 4th!!

Posted by: Phil6 | October 31, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

You know what's funny? Seeing all of you die hard red-states spin like a top regarding all the horrible things that will come to pass if Senator Obama is elected. Come on - do you really think that things will get that bad?

Oh wait a minute, you all made the wrong choice in 2000 and 2004 and look what we got - poorly planned, unecessary war; politicized justice department, outsourced EVERYTHING, because, you know, the government can't do anything write, hence we pay exterminators in Iraq $100K per year.

Just a short list....

What is really amusing, is I've yet to see a salient, serious point as to what will go wrong if Senator Obama is elected. Terrorist groups are supporting Obama - REALLY! So that makes him the wrong choice...Are you people stupid on purpose, or does it come with becoming a Republican camp follower?

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | October 31, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

"Turn off the tv, log off the internet, put down the newspaper, don’t worry about the latest polls.

Just go to a private room, alone, and ask God who you should vote for in this crucial election."

I did. And Jesus himself told me to vote for Obama.

Posted by: jimcummings | October 31, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin...

No.
Actually, to be completely accurate, I don't see the possibility of violence in the streets if Obama loses any more than if McCain loses.
If either group of voters/supporters senses that the election could have been stolen (like say, if Texas goes blue or New York goes red...) -- I think there could be trouble.
But not wide scale because most voters are like me and you (I hope) -- we have strong opinions but we can agree to disagree.

We'll lick whatever wounds we feel and gird up to work together. That's what I see coming.
God IS in control, brother.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I understand some opposing viewpoints here. My dilemma is this:

That we have seen what has been handed down to the lesser fortunate when Bush handed such incentives to those wealthy few, and those in charge of creating jobs. Case and point, get a tally on how many Americans have lost their jobs, for cheaper labor (thus businesses earning even more for having to pay less in wages). The list goes on. Common sense says, we need to go back to something like the fruitful setup in the 90s. Everyone wins. When production goes up, I agree with Clinton that hardworking people ought not be getting screwed over. I don't carry Democratic or Republican "principles." I carry "outside" principles that seems to align more with the Democrats this year. I will be happy to vote for either party who aligns with these Principles I value, but I don't currently see them on the Republican ticket, but I do with the Democrats yet again. Break the bread.

Posted by: Obama2008 | October 31, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis is the "Baghdad Bob" of the McCain campaign.

I can see the approaching tanks on the horizon, and they are aimed at John McCain.

Posted by: labman57 | October 31, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Clued,
Thanks for your analysis. If we raise the taxes of the wealthy and corporations then these privileged people and entities will screw us and leave this country.
Thus we should raise the taxes of 95% of Americans and make the wealthy wealthier lest they have their feelings hurt by the fact that this proposal was even mentioned.
When Reagan and his disciples favored the rich they still screwed us over and moved jobs where the environment and labor could be exploited.
Clearly we must do much more than either candidate has mentioned to please our masters!

please write more!

Posted by: ricinro85212 | October 31, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Yeah! McCain is going to win it in the 4th quarter. What a great story of persistence and tenacity.

Too bad, Obama, pride goeth before a fall.

Posted by: Phil6 | October 31, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Republicans got us here. Enough is enough.

Posted by: frodot | October 31, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

garygelormino, there are more Obamaniacs posting furiously, on this thread at least, than us McCain supporters.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Most dead voters and those casting multiple ballots will go for Hussein Obama.

Posted by: Blooker68 | October 31, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I wish Obama never met those haters like JWR or WA but he never has any proof of their influence in his political decision making. If he did not have those connections, he is the best candidate. He is still the best choice when I compare with McCain and his party. McCain and his party are the worst. They are as low as any other haters. Their divisive politics is backward and they are not for their country, they are for themselves. GOP is American Taliban, fanatical ideas and full of hate. Such a stupidity, they think the world is like a Rambo movie, they can take a machine gun and go and shoot and win everywhere. This was the mindset Bush had in 2003. If it continues, America will earn more enemies and it will directly affect the economy. The problem is, they don't even realize how stupid they are.

Never vote for war mongers. I am surprised that many people have the mindset that any military service is the only service of honor. Every service that contributes to the growth of the nation should be equally respected.

I wish American people sees distinguished persons outside military as honorable leaders too. Otherwise it is a very biased brain washed thinking.

Sarah Palin?? oh my god, Hocky mom? I saw CNN interviewing buch of woman in Florida who supports her. They were like, she is like me, I am able to connect to her, I feel I can have coffee with her. You can connect with her, so??? she is gonna be your vp? I am not surprised that there are somany suicide bombers in the world, if such an advanced country with so much of media and information available with superior culture can produce dums like those florida woman, imagine those countries with fanatical culture, lack of infrastructure and lack of information, no surprise will produce many dum suice bombers.

In a democracy if fools has the major role in electing a candidate, that democracy will struggle to progress, this is what I saw with India for a long time. Luckily, few ambitious leaders turned it around for the last 15 years.

Posted by: karthirajan | October 31, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I really dont have anything to say. I just came to look and read all the hillarious stuff the McInsane supporters type on here. I like most people, can't take my eyes off a train wreck. Admit it, everyone stares at the guy who walks down the street, making wild gestures and talking to himself. Sure you feel pity for the guy, sure you wish he wasn't so crazy and could fit and fuction in normal society, but you look and and find some comical irony in it...admit it. Thats how I feel about McInsaniacs.

Don't let me down McInsaniacs...type away and type faster....okay...GO!

Posted by: garygelormino1 | October 31, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse


Yet another conservative endorses Obama:

Former Reagan adviser endorses Obama
Posted: 01:35 PM ET

From CNN's Adam Levy

Duberstein is pulling for Obama.

(CNN) — Former Reagan chief of staff Ken Duberstein told CNN's Fareed Zakaria this week he intends to vote for Democrat Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Duberstein said he was influenced by another prominent Reagan official - Colin Powell - in his decision.

"Well let's put it this way - I think Colin Powell's decision is in fact the good housekeeping seal of approval on Barack Obama."

Powell served as national security advisor to Reagan during Duberstein's tenure as chief of staff.

Duberstein spoke with Zakaria about his final days in the Reagan White House. The Reagan official, along with Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, also discussed the transition process to a new administration.


Posted by: monk4hall | October 31, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

"The pundits, my friends, have written us off as they've done before."

Yeah, they did... and you lost! Did you forget that part or did I somehow sleep through the first McCain Adminstration?

Posted by: b1rd | October 31, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

If Obama or McCain is the right choice–what have you got to lose by praying and seeking God’s will?

Discuss this with you friends at Church, if your Pastor has not already mentioned

Posted by: JaxMax

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
God is definitely in favor of his servant Barack Obama. God likes McCain but McCain is not committed to love one another as God commanded.

I think is strange that the democratic party was hijacked by a true believer when all this time the noise was declaring the declaring the democrats as athiest, liberal commies.
The irony is rich.

Posted by: ricinro85212 | October 31, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama continues to distort the poll numbers in a sad attempt to keep Republicans and Independents away from the polls. Obama will lose and the tears will flow in 4 days.

Posted by: lapagano | October 31, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

You're welcome, veracity99. Do you think there will be violence if Obama loses?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign is still trying to use lie, smoke and mirrows to secure votes because they do not have a saleable message to the voters. McCain even Elway ran out of comebacks. But at least he has something to throw to the endzone.

This election will be sad if Obama only gets 300 electoral college votes. Obama will win because he has the best program to offer America.

Most of my Republican golf buddies voted for Obama because of two words, Sarah Palin. They as most of the country believe McCain put the country at risk and sold out to the social religious conservatives in the party, thus no way for change.

GO OBAMA

Posted by: COWENS99 | October 31, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

If the average American were smart, he'd be on McCain's side.

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 31, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Thanks MarkInAustin

(I love Austin, the best city in Texas imho)...

You responded to my request to see "rioting" commentary.
Okie-dokie, but dude -- please! Erica Jong? James Carville is the doctor on the pulse compared to her...she is definitely not a spokesperson for the American electorate.
I thought there might be some credible source, but thanks again for answering my question.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

The McCain campaign continues to embarrass itself with every erratic move... even as McCain/Palin's supporters continue to embarrass themselves on this blog with every poorly-spelled, hysteric, ill-informed post they submit.

Posted by: qwertyuiop2 | October 31, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Is this part II of the "idiot wind" article?

Posted by: fmcf | October 31, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Oh how the idiot wind continues to blow:

In a conservative radio interview that aired in Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by "attacks" from reporters who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Barack Obama.

Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Salon's Glenn Greenwald explains why this argument is frighteningly wrong:

If anything, Palin has this exactly backwards, since one thing that the First Amendment does actually guarantee is a free press. Thus, when the press criticizes a political candidate and a Governor such as Palin, that is a classic example of First Amendment rights being exercised, not abridged.

This isn't only about profound ignorance regarding our basic liberties, though it is obviously that. Palin here is also giving voice here to the standard right-wing grievance instinct: that it's inherently unfair when they're criticized. And now, apparently, it's even unconstitutional.

According to Palin, what the Founders intended with the First Amendment was that political candidates for the most powerful offices in the country and Governors of states would be free to say whatever they want without being criticized in the newspapers. The First Amendment was meant to ensure that powerful political officials would not be "attacked" in the papers. It is even possible to imagine more breathaking ignorance from someone holding high office and running for even higher office?

Posted by: monk4hall | October 31, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

"* You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich.
* You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.
* You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift.
* You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down.
* You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred.
* You cannot build character and courage, by taking away man’s
initiative and independence.
* You cannot help men permanently, by doing for them what they could
and should, do for themselves.

Which is precisely why I voted for Obama.

Posted by: jimcummings | October 31, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Come on America! We can do it! We're on the right track this year. Deliver a victory, not furthermore for the few, but for the collective vast of us. Neglectful and ignorant policies are not what this nation, our citizens need at this time. For the good of this country, help push Obama and Biden to our White House and for many valid reasons. PLEASE, for the sake of our country, don't let McCain and Palin in there. We're on the right track. Lets rebuild our country after the scraps we're left with. We can do it. Lets bring competence and intelligence back to the White House. I have hope for the near future. Deliver for us all, Victory in the United States; that we can begin the next four years with new ideas away from the current which has proven to be detrimental to the nation. Please restore common sense back to the White House. It's our time America, after two long terms.

"It's America's Time"-Biden '08

-Yes We Can
-Yes We Can
-Yes We Can

America we shall! We must! Obama/Biden '08 and not McCain/Palin if we can help it. We've sat through neglect. It's time for some action, some work to be done considering the circumstances of this country and our citizens. So much has come undone in such short amount of time. I have hope America will deliver. We're on the right track.

Posted by: Obama2008 | October 31, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a fool. The only reason the market came back is because Obama is ahead in the polls! Nothing that McCain did or Bush for that matter.

Posted by: msreginacomcastnet | October 31, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama will win because the average American is on his side. Literally. The nation's real-life Average American, the nation's most statistically average American found after a long non-partisan search, has come out for Obama, according to the search's website: www.theaverageamerican.com

Posted by: worldview1 | October 31, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain is closing? What a lie. Check out Gallup's website. The headline there is that Obama's lead is GROWING and is the widest yet across the several ways Gallup tallies this race.

It just figures McCain says this.

Posted by: semitone | October 31, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Wishful thinking according to polls.

Sarah Palin - the 'Anatomy Jane' of the election process; cold, plastic, and falling apart - has soured voters.

Here's why you're more important than a Palin (or 'Anatomy Jane'):
http://www.firstcollegenowwhat.com/?p=397

Posted by: joemescher | October 31, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

VOTE YES - JOHN McCAIN & SARAH PALINE - VOTE YES

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PRO GUN RIGHTS - "Believes gun laws do not reduce crime"

LOW TAXES FOR EVERYONE - "do not raise taxes on anyone"

PRO AMERICAN VALUES - supports the present Constitution. Does not believe it is 'flawed' like Mr.Government does

PRACTICES SOUND GOVERNANCE - he has never asked for Earmarks (Pork) in 26 years.

PEOPLE DRIVEN HEALTH CARE - supports private health care not run by the Government
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VOTE YES - JOHN McCain & SARAH PALIN - VOTE YES

Posted by: americandude61 | October 31, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin...

Nice to see something we can agree on.

Definitely -- God is in control.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

SUPPORT McCAIN / PALIN -- TODAY AND TOMORROW !
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Get your Republican neighbors out to vote.
Help them get to the polls

Get them an Absentee Ballot

Go to your local RNC and make phone calls for an hour

Just GET UP, GET OUT, GET BUSY!

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SUPPORT McCAIN / PALIN -- TODAY AND TOMORROW !

Posted by: americandude61 | October 31, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis an Baghdad Bob... I see one of the greatest comebacks in history... no, there are no Americans in Baghdad... they are committing suicide in their tanks at the gates of the city...

Posted by: b1rd | October 31, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Careful, JaxMax, because lots of people voted for Obama before the trend started. God is in control though.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA LOST--A TERRORIST TOO FAR

Obama has now trended to a certain LOSS.

He had one terrorist comrade too many.

Obama hangs around with terrorists,

while McCain will just HANG the terrorists.

Posted by: JaxMax | October 31, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Time to go make another donation to Obama!

Posted by: gthstonesman | October 31, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

fmjk...

Exactly.

The country sure hasn't "shaken off the effects of the financial crisis".

So we'll just shake off the lack of effectiveness of the McCain/Palin campaign, thank you very much.

Don't relax Obama/Biden supporters... stay at it, vote, help others to vote -- the effects of the financial crisis must be reversed and we know who's best to turn it around.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

It's very thoughtful of McCain to speak at a high school. That way he doesn't need to have high school students bused in to a rally to fill the empty seats: they're already there!

Posted by: LevRaphael | October 31, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin:

I didn't for a second suspect you would accept my premise, but it is one which has been shown to have validity many times in politics.

Just take a look back four years ago or for that matter eight years when Bush and ironically many of the people running the Palin-McCain campaign did exactly that to McCain himself.

No, lies and smears are rather cheap, combating them is very expensive.

I do however agree with you in your assessment of who well the Palin-McCain campaign has bee n run. It has been an embarrassment to moderate Republicans.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Comments like "the campaign has shaken off the effects of the financial collapse" are the reason McCain will not close the gap. The financial collapse was not a little blip that affected the campaign -- it is a pervasive, serious economic problem that is affecting the COUNTRY. And the country certainly has not shaken it off. Since McCain continues to fail to appreciate what has happened and the depth of the consequences, he will lose the election.

Posted by: fmjk | October 31, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

"I am voting myself no taxes forever, I am asking the taxpayers to pay off my mortgage..."

***

What's kind of cute is seeing rightwingers who for the past seven years didn't utter a peep when Bush ran up huge deficits and added trillions to the national debt, suddenly try to make us all think that they've been fiscally conservative all along.

Posted by: castanea | October 31, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA HAS ALREADY LOST THE ELECTION--TRENDS ARE IRREVERSIBLE

and Obama knows it.

Doom settles over the Obama campaign.

A great sunny day for America!!!!!

Posted by: JaxMax | October 31, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Why am I suddenly reminded of the Iraqi Information Minister?

Posted by: ComfortablyDumb | October 31, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

George W Bush and dimwit US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao have never met their monthly jobs creation target in 8 years. The middle class, who probably voted for Bush both times, have now figured out what "liar" means.

Bush is at a low 20% approval rating. There is no way McCain is polling at 40% in any category. However, I want Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh, drug addict, and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth working their tails off to distance the Republican Party from George W Bush.

Posted by: kevten | October 31, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Comments like "the campaign has shaken off the effects of the financial collapse" are the reason McCain will not close the gap. The financial collapse was not a little blip that affected the campaign -- it is a pervasive, serious economic problem that is affecting the COUNTRY. And the country certainly has not shaken it off. Since McCain continues to fail to appreciate what has happened and the depth of the consequences, he will lose the election.

Posted by: fmjk | October 31, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin:

I didn't for a second suspect you would accept my premise, but it is one which has been shown to have validity many times in politics.

Just take a look back four years ago or for that matter eight years when Bush and ironically many of the people running the Palin-McCain campaign did exactly that to McCain himself.

No, lies and smears are rather cheap, combating them is very expensive.

I do however agree with you in your assessment of who well the Palin-McCain campaign has bee n run. It has been an embarrassment to moderate Republicans.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA WILL BE PUMMELLED SUNDAY FROM THE PULPIT

JUST ASK GOD...

who to vote for.

Turn off the tv, log off the internet, put down the newspaper, don’t worry about the latest polls.

Just go to a private room, alone, and ask God who you should vote for in this crucial election.

If Obama or McCain is the right choice–what have you got to lose by praying and seeking God’s will?

Discuss this with you friends at Church, if your Pastor has not already mentioned

Posted by: JaxMax | October 31, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

godiva2: You're really scraping the bottom of the barrel in your desperate attempt to justify your distaste for Obama. How is it race-baiting simply to show photos of your grandparents? They are the people who raised him. Was it race-baiting when he showed a photo of him and his (Kenyan) father in this week's informercial? Have a drink and relax.

Posted by: adlynn24 | October 31, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

godiva2: You're really scraping the bottom of the barrel in your desperate attempt to justify your distaste for Obama. How is it playing the "race card" by simply showing photos of your grandparents? They are the people who raised him. Was he playing the race card when he showed a photo of him and his (Kenyan) father in this week's infomercial? Have a drink and relax.

Posted by: adlynn24 | October 31, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

By the way, castanea and labman57, the following are all physical STATES -- not states of mind -- which McCain won't lose November 4, even if he drops dead tomorrow:

Texas (thank you very much), Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

godiva2: You're really scraping the bottom of the barrel in your desperate attempt to justify your distaste for Obama. How is it race-baiting simply to show photos of your grandparents? They are the people who raised him. Was it race-baiting when he showed a photo of him and his (Kenyan) father in this week's informercial? Have a drink and relax.

Posted by: adlynn24 | October 31, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Mccains camp closing the GAP. No way, No How, No Mccain, Why do you think the lines are long for early voting? The fastest the people can get rid of the GOP the better they'll feel, and this includes Mccain.
I don't want someone whose hands have betrayed others in the White House. Mccain has shown what type of "Hero" he's been. This man has lied, used deceit, and betrayed others. He is "No Hero"

Posted by: sumo1 | October 31, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: kase | October 31, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

In response to this comment from godiva2:

"Did you know the race card can be played without uttering a single word? How about that commercial showing photos of Obama with his white mother and white grandfather? Does anybody really think those pictures would have been used if those relatives were African-American? What a disgusting ploy to appeal to white voters."

So what is the alternative? That Obama show no photos of his mother/grandparents because they are white? That's absolutely ridiculous.

When McCain trouts out his seriously old mother does that mean he's playing the "age card" to appeal to older voters?

Posted by: BrandyHemlock | October 31, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Mccin has to say hes competitive.


He is the never say die kid.


He is welcome to lead any veterans parade he can.

As for being president, Just aint gonna happen!

Posted by: pvogel88 | October 31, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

This is like when Palin declared herself cleared of all wrong doing. They can say whatever they want but on Tuesday the American people will speak and it will say volumes.

Posted by: blarsen1 | October 31, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Just because McCain's guys say it, doesn't mean it has to be reported. What if they say they invented gravity? Will we get "Senator McCain's campaign revealed that they invented gravity" or will you do the right thing and say "Senator McCain appears to have lost his grip on reality, and has declared that he invented gravity"? Silly reporting.

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 31, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

NeverLeft...

Could you please post a link to where the "repeated threats" of possible rioting are made?

I haven't seen anything like this except one comment that James Carville made a while back along this line. And he is definitely not the most astute spokesman for the country's mood.

I have read posts that any implications of "stealing the election" will be met with vigorous legal action. But, I imagine that would apply to both sides.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"The only state in which McCain has a dominating lead is the State of DENIAL."

***

And unfortunately for John, that state has no electoral votes.

Posted by: castanea | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

wes1155, I believe that McCain-Palin have run an honorable campaign, so I can't accept your premise and will therefore answer "no."

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Simply put, Rick Davis must be on drugs.

Posted by: justjunkemail | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

This is like when Palin declared herself cleared of all wrong doing. They can say whatever they want but on Tuesday the American people will speak and it will say volumes.

Posted by: blarsen1 | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain's defending his home state, McCainiacs. His. Home. State. Are you in denial? Yes. Sad.

Posted by: SGall23241 | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

godiva2 spewed:

Blah, blah, blah...race card...blah, blah, blah.

What? Would you rather have them retouched so they were black? Well the fact is they are his relatives and you and no one else can change it. That is of course unless you are one of the demented people who believe what the lunatics Martin and Corsi write and say. Then you believe his real parents are extraterrestrials.

But to answer your question, I don't believe it would matter to as many people as you would like it to.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

NeverLeft...

Could you please post a link to where the "repeated threats" of possible rioting are made?

I haven't seen anything like this except one comment that James Carville made a while back along this line. And he is definitely not the most astute spokesman for the country's mood.

I have read posts that any implications of "stealing the election" will be met with vigorous legal action. But, I imagine that would apply to both sides.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Gallup polling which good ole fox news was hailing early this week, now has Obama's lead up 8-11 % points. In honor of Halloween, Mccain's people are whistling in the graveyard!

Posted by: ndrick | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

wes1155, I believe that McCain-Palin have run an honorable campaign, so I can't accept your premise and will therefore answer "no."

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse


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reporter; senator, let's try to salvage your future. quit while you still have some dignity.

mccain; but i'm winning!

reporter; no, senator. you are losing.

mccain; i'm only down by double digits with 4 days to go.

reporter; you are losing sir. admit it.

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reporter; "AAARRRGGHHHH!!!!!"

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Posted by: DriveByPoster | October 31, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

What else can they say, we've lost the election. You can see it on Mc Cain's face.
And if I was playing cards with Palin I would be calling and raising her bet always.

Posted by: keithlb28 | October 31, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Did you know the race card can be played without uttering a single word? How about that commercial showing photos of Obama with his white mother and white grandfather? Does anybody really think those pictures would have been used if those relatives were African-American? What a disgusting ploy to appeal to white voters.

Posted by: godiva2 | October 31, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Did you know the race card can be played without uttering a single word? How about that commercial showing photos of Obama with his white mother and white grandfather? Does anybody really think those pictures would have been used if those relatives were African-American? What a disgusting ploy to appeal to white voters.

Posted by: godiva2 | October 31, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Did you know the race card can be played without uttering a word? How about that commercial showing photos of Obama with his white mother and white grandfather? Does anybody really think those pictures would have been used if those relatives were African-American? What a disgusting ploy to appeal to white voters.

Posted by: godiva2 | October 31, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Did you know the race card can be played without uttering a single word? How about that commercial showing photos of Obama with his white mother and white grandfather? Does anybody really think those pictures would have been used if those relatives were African-American? What a disgusting ploy to appeal to white voters.

Posted by: godiva2 | October 31, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Did you know the race card can be played without uttering a single word? How about that commercial showing photos of Obama with his white mother and white grandfather? Does anybody really think those pictures would have been used if those relatives were African-American? What a disgusting ploy to appeal to white voters.

Posted by: godiva2 | October 31, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

The only state in which McCain has a dominating lead is the State of DENIAL.

Posted by: labman57 | October 31, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Did you know the race card can be played without uttering a word? How about that commercial showing photos of Obama with his white mother and white grandfather? Does anybody really think those pictures would have been used if those relatives were African-American? What a disgusting ploy to appeal to white voters.

Posted by: godiva2 | October 31, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Ah, Mark In Austin, at least you're honest enough not to deny that the last two were stolen...

Posted by: jujones1 | October 31, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

This is complete and utter B.S.

How can you report this?

Posted by: gohlkus | October 31, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA HAS LOST THE ELECTION--AND HE KNOWS IT

Adversity, challenges, problems MOTIVATE
McCain/Palin supporters....

they PANIC Obamanuts.

And therin lies the reason Obama LOST.

Posted by: JaxMax | October 31, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Davis expressed confidence that the campaign had "shaken off the effects of the financial collapse."

Did they finally fire the SEC chairman? That would turn things around.

Posted by: amaikovich | October 31, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

The Titanic's small band, under the leadership of Wallace Hartley, came out on to the boat deck and began playing a medley of cheerful ragtime turnes to keep spirits up.

Posted by: HughBriss | October 31, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Why does McCain keep saying that Obama wants to "raise peoples taxes" when Obama's plan is to cut taxes for 95% of the American working population? Everytime McCain says that he sounds like an idiot and an elitist that only cares about the wealthy.

Posted by: BrandyHemlock | October 31, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I am voting myself no taxes forever, I am asking the taxpayers to pay off my mortgage (because I bought a new car, took a lavish vacation, ....), I want my job bank at GM to last forever (I currently don't work a day and still get paid)....and if the govt bails out GM....I want them to pay for me too>>>>>

We are turning into the free lunch nation

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 31, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | October 31, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

What else can they say? They can't admit that their propaganda based on lies, slander and deceit has back fired.


NOT THIS TIME LOSERS

Posted by: ramsistla | October 31, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Publius12 cried:

"I love it when I see all these starry eyed and/or hoodwinked lefties talking smack.

Guys, it ain't over yet!"
_______________

Yes. It is. When McCain is defending ARIZONA, it's over.

And you can thank Little Miss Jesus Mooseburger and McCain's horrible judgement for picking her. IF McCain had picked a less moronic VP, he would totally be in this thing.

But he didn't.

Posted by: inbox_blues | October 31, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

http://www.gallup.com/poll/111679/Gallup-Daily-Obamas-Lead-Widens-Some-All-Bases.aspx

Gallup Daily: Obama’s Lead Widens Some on All Bases
October 31, 2008
Advances to 8-point lead among “traditional likely voters”

PRINCETON, NJ -- The political landscape could be improving for Barack Obama in the waning days of the campaign. Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Oct. 28-30 shows him with an eight percentage point lead over John McCain among traditional likely voters -- 51% to 43% -- his largest margin to date using this historical Gallup Poll voter model...

Posted by: kevrobb | October 31, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The upper floor for those tax cuts keeps getting lower, doesn’t it? Bill Richardson tried explaining the Barack Obama tax plan to Oklahoma’s Steffen Tubbs, but he managed to find yet another income level for the cutoff between the wealthy and the middle-class. Notice how this keeps getting lower?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G88ebXY2uaI&eurl=http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/31/richardson-new-level-for-rich-120k/

Posted by: Diane17 | October 31, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The upper floor for those tax cuts keeps getting lower, doesn’t it? Bill Richardson tried explaining the Barack Obama tax plan to Oklahoma’s Steffen Tubbs, but he managed to find yet another income level for the cutoff between the wealthy and the middle-class. Notice how this keeps getting lower?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G88ebXY2uaI&eurl=http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/31/richardson-new-level-for-rich-120k/

Posted by: Diane17 | October 31, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

You want a Nazi connection?

Google Bush The 4th Reich

Prescott Bush the Axis of Evil War Criminal's grandday did lots of biz with the Nazis.

Rove's dad and Arnold's dad was in the Nazi party.

Rove's protege Steve Schmidt is Old Adulterer Songbird Trait Corrupt McLobbyist's Campaign Manager

Cons are Morons.

Moron Con Econ Terrorists will destroy America.

Posted by: mawt | October 31, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

ok someone explain this to me. On meet the press the moderator was trying to tell mccain that he is behind in the poll that nbc did. Mccain responded that the poll was wrong because the zogby poll showed him down by only three which means that it is really close. Does that mean we should rely on the zogby poll?, well mccain, zogby is up to +7 for obama. is this poll wrong now because it shows a wider margin. And while you are explaining it, tell me why mccain is statistically tied in his home state of Arizona, obama did not run ads there yet.

Posted by: Politriks | October 31, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Ricj Davis? Isn't he the main guy behind MCains ridiculous campaign? Oh yeah, the campaign will say anything regardless of it's validity.

He is only saying this so that repubs don't bail early and neglect to vote. He wants McCains followers to go to the polls not stay home because ALL signs point to a Obama victory.

More nonsense from Davis. He made his bed and now he has to sleep in it. He deserves to lose!

Posted by: RUKidding3 | October 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

I am voting myself no taxes forever, I am asking the taxpayers to pay off my mortgage (because I bought a new car, took a lavish vacation, ....), I want my job bank at GM to last forever (I currently don't work a day and still get paid)....and if the govt bails out GM....I want them to pay for me too>>>>>

We are turning into the free lunch nation

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

McCain is certainly being assisted by the repeated threats of rioting if 0bama loses. Americans don't react well to threats.

Posted by: NeverLeft | October 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

John;

You and Ted Stevens are obviously drinking from the same jug of Kool-Aid. It isn't the race that's tightening; it's the noose around the Republican party's neck, around your neck. The funny thing is that you supplied the rope and the gallows yourselves. All that's left is for the people to read the warrant and spring the trap. The execution will be held in public on Tuesday, and televised.

Good-bye John, it was nice knowing you.

Posted by: ThePhotogsBlog | October 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Never have the Republicans so clearly and forthrightly asked Americans to vote against their own economic self interest and to vote for the interest of the rich. It will be interesting to view the results.

Posted by: rusty3 | October 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

This crowd wouldn't know the truth if it came up and bit them in the arse. Lies, lies, and more lies. If closing the gap means McLimp only trails by 11 points in the national polls and if closing the gap means Senator Obama will only end up with 320 electoral votes, well, goodie for them. If he means otherwise, he, like his candidates are pathalogical liars.

Posted by: pgiaquinto | October 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA HAS LOST THE ELECTION

The wheel is beginning to turn...

enough of the propaganda.

The Media need to finally acknowledge McCain is going to win, not for truth but for their reputations.

OBAMA--HE HATES AMERICA--AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE FUGURED THAT OUT

Posted by: JaxMax | October 31, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Ricj Davis? Isn't he the main guy behind MCains ridiculous campaign? Oh yeah, the campaign will say anything regardless of it's validity.

He is only saying this so that repubs don't bail early and neglect to vote. He wants McCains followers to go to the polls not stay home because ALL signs point to a Obama victory.

More nonsense from Davis. He made his bed and now he has to sleep in it. He deserves to lose!

Posted by: RUKidding3 | October 31, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

You want a Nazi connection?

Google Bush The 4th Reich

Prescott Bush the Axis of Evil War Criminal's grandday did lots of biz with the Nazis.

Rove's dad and Arnold's dad was in the Nazi party.

Rove's protege Steve Schmidt is Old Adulterer Songbird Trait Corrupt McLobbyist's Campaign Manager

Cons are Morons.

Moron Con Econ Terrorists will destroy America.

Posted by: mawt | October 31, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

ok someone explain this to me. On meet the press the moderator was trying to tell mccain that he is behind in the poll that nbc did. Mccain responded that the poll was wrong because the zogby poll showed him down by only three which means that it is really close. Does that mean we should rely on the zogby poll?, well mccain, zogby is up to +7 for obama. is this poll wrong now because it shows a wider margin. And while you are explaining it, tell me why mccain is statistically tied in his home state of Arizona, obama did not run ads there yet.

Posted by: Politriks | October 31, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama’s voters pay greater attention to RHETORIC and its PRESENTATION. They believe in REDISTRIBUTION of WEALTH and Entitlement. They are NOT CONCERN with registration FRAUD or Obama’s FRIENDS that PREACHED HATE toward America, Whites and Jews. They think it is O.K. to HANG a WHITE WOMAN as a Halloween decoration, just because they disagree with her politically. They believe in larger government.

McCain supporters judge a man based on CHARACTER, INTEGRITY, JUDGMENT, EXPERIENCE and Ability to Reach ACROSS the AISLE. They believe that the job Does Not Lend itself to on the Job Training. They believe in Free Markets and FREE and UNBIASED PRESS. They believe that the Government is a Problem Not a Solution. And more importantly, THEY KNOW that YOU CANNOT HELP MEN PERMANENTLY, BY DOING FOR THEM WHAT THEY COULD AND SHOULD, DO FOR THEMSELVES.

“Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back upon himself.”

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin writes:

DogBitez, we're you as upset when Obama broke his promise to accept public financing?

MarkInAustin,

Were you upset when McCain broke his promise to run an "honorable campaign"?

I can't answer for DogBitez, but how I feel about Obama not accepting public financing was the correct choice. The telling of lies and smears as the Palin-McCain has done costs considerably less than fighting the lies and smears.

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA HAS LOST THE ELECTION

The wheel is beginning to turn...

enough of the propaganda.

The Media need to finally acknowledge McCain is going to win, not for truth but for their reputations.

OBAMA--HE HATES AMERICA--AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE FUGURED THAT OUT

Posted by: JaxMax | October 31, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

John McClown is competitave with Obama, in Arizona. Sarah Plain may carry Old John in Alaska. My advice for McClown is, John, bend over and kiss it goodby.

Posted by: laurelphoto | October 31, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"most Americans do not want a government that leans in this direction. And, finally, they are starting to see the truth. Just read Krauthammer's piece today."

Actually "most" Americans are supporting Obama not because he is a socialist, but because he isn't. That's been a specious argument from the beginning. The only socialist in this race is Sarah Palin who presides over the most socialist economy in the US. What Obama is proposing doesn't come anywhere near what she's doing.

But the point is - MOST Americans do support Obama. As for reading Krauthammer, he is an unregenerate Neo-con who hasn't yet realized that the world has moved on since his favorite son, George Bush, proved to be the most inept president in history.

The fact that Krauthammer is one of McCain's last op-ed cheerleaders says more about Krauthammer than it does McCain. It shows that he doesn't get it. And he's a sore loser.

Posted by: jbrinkmeyer | October 31, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

No, jujones1, McCain could also get more electoral votes than Obama without cheating.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I suspect the McCain campaign is whistling past the bone yard. A quick search of the national polls shows no such tightening in the race.

But I guess you need a virtually endless capacity for self delusion to work on a campaign like this in the first place.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | October 31, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

America needs to WIN this War!

McCain is the Warrior Needed in the White House untill this War is Won.

America Must have Freedom for Her people and the people of Iraq and Afganistan.

Do not let the LIVES of 10,000 given be a LOST WAR. Let them be the downpayment for Freedom in the Middle East, for FREEDOM is not FREE or EASY.

McCain to Win our War and rebuild our Nations Military and National Infastructires.

McCain wants to put America back to work!

McCain is the Only Choice America has, Freedom is not Free !

Posted by: nicklan | October 31, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis is smoking a drug that I am too poor to procure.

Obama's not talking squat. He and his team are working like they're 20 points behind. What's McCain's people busy doing? Spinning.

Posted by: Meepo | October 31, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

I am sure the majority of Americans are looking foreward to a third w term.President Obama get used to it.

Posted by: bushwacker1 | October 31, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

As polls starting to tighten and McCain is showing sings of hope, Stocks staged an impressive recovery this week. The Stock Market Knows which policy will stimulate growth, will add jobs to this ailing economy and will make us prosper once again.

* You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich.
* You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong.
* You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift.
* You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down.
* You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred.
* You cannot build character and courage, by taking away man’s
initiative and independence.
* You cannot help men permanently, by doing for them what they could
and should, do for themselves.

Vote McCain.

Posted by: DemocracyRules | October 31, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

The only good news for the McCain campaign with respect to the economy, it hasn't put another wheel in the "ditch". But that's to be expected, there are few automobiles with a 5th wheel (semi-tractors aside).

Posted by: Roofelstoon | October 31, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

from Karl Rove's website http://rove.com/election

"National polls have started to show the presidential race tightening, but 66 state polls released so far this week haven’t captured any significant movement toward John McCain. In fact, since Sunday, Nevada (5 EV) has flipped from toss-up to Obama, giving him 311 electoral votes to McCain’s 157, with 70 as a toss-up. McCain still needs to pick up all of the current toss-up states—which all went for Bush in both 2000 and 2004—and peel off several large states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia from Obama. "

Posted by: NYer1 | October 31, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

gneubeck babbled:

"Here's commentary from the Oct. 14 British Spectator that is an eloquent synopsis: "You have to pinch yourself -- Barack Obama, a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, blah, blah, blah, blah.
_________________________

*yawn*

Nobody with a brain believes Obama is a Marxist radical or whatever. He is clearly a moderate, centrist US Democrat by every standard (which puts him to the right of even European conservatives).

Was Reagan a Marxist?

Bush I?

Clinton?

Aren't you embarrased to be saying such idiotic things? What do you imagine you are accomplishing?

It's so pathetic and weak...just like John McCain's entire campaign. How hurt must he be that Americans are choosing a celebrity elitist terrorist Marxist over him? LOOOOOSER!

Posted by: inbox_blues | October 31, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

To see the real Obama go to UTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2CFy0V42j0

Posted by: Loisland3 | October 31, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Whose Kool Aid has Rick been drinking?

Must be pretty potent!

Sweet Dreams Ricky

Posted by: DrWho2 | October 31, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

BELTWAY DICTIONARY

OBAMAD--verb

1. To lose unexpectedly, cataclysmically

2. Delusional Media self intoxication

3. The rescue of America from Obama tyranny in 2008

Posted by: JaxMax | October 31, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Been there. Done that. 2000 and 2004 Gore and Kerry handlers were saying exactly the same thing. In fact, every election I've witnessed going back to 1972, the party losing in the polls has made this same claim. "We're closing! We're going to pull this thing off!" And that was from candidates who were much closer in the polls than this one. Case in point:

Nov. 1, 2004, Kerry interview with ABC's Peter Jennings:

Nov. 1, 2004

PETER JENNINGS: You're in the final motivation phase. Are you going to win any people now? Are are you just going to get your own?

[BOTH SPEAK AT ONCE]

SEN. JOHN KERRY, D-MASS.: Yes.

JENNINGS: -- people to turn out.

KERRY: No, I am going to win people now. And I believe I'm going to win people now, Peter, because there are still people undecided, number one. And number two, I think there are people -- even if they say they're committed to somebody -- they're still thinking about it.

Wishful thinking then. Wishful thinking now.

Posted by: jbrinkmeyer | October 31, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

"according to McCain's political director Mike DuHaime, the campaign has made 5.3 million phone calls and door knocks, including 1.3 million yesterday. By contrast, DuHaime said, the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign conducted 1.9 million phone calls and door knocks during the same week in 2004."


Oh dialed the phone? The tooth fairy? Must be counting their robocalls that make people slam down the phone and swear to vote for the opponent.

As to McCain's ground game, his staffer must be really taking some good drugs to come off with that.

Just read an article by a poll-watcher and poll-calculator who had been travelling around the US visiting McCain and Obama offices in the same towns.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ Dated 10/31/08 and called "The Big Empty."


Posted by: eabpmn | October 31, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

I don't think that there are nearly enough racist, prejudice, bigoted, hate-mongering white supremist's in the USA to help ol poopy-pants Mcbigot to get elected.

Posted by: maphound | October 31, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

DogBitez, we're you as upset when Obama broke his promise to accept public financing?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

*************************************

RICK DAVIS SEES 'ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEBACKS'IN HISTORY

it's the bottom of the ninth.. the score is 17 to 0 and last up for the republican team is palin, mccain, and joe the unlicensed plumber

palin; "what's this?"

mccain; "that's a bat."

palin; "what's it for?"

mccain; "you swing it.."

palin; "like this?" *SWING*

mccain; "not at me, you idiot!"

palin; "sorry"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "can i sing a song? i'm a rock star now."

mccain; "no you moron. you need to bat."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "i'll hit a homerun. i'm awesome."

mccain; "then why didn't you show up at my rally yesterday?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "because the flintstones were on."

mccain; "you dufus. and why didn't you show up on CNN?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "i forgot?"

mccain; "you seem to forget to pull up your pants too. i can see your butt crack. that's disgusting."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "sorry."

palin; "i'll be right back."

mccain; "where you going?"

palin; "i'm hungry. i'm going to go get a moose burger."

mccain; "but it's your turn to hit."

palin; "look you senile old fart. i'm running the show now.. you do what I say..."

mccain; "sorry."

palin; "did you want a moose burger?"

mccain; "sure. extra onion."

palin; "joe?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "i better not. i'm a rock star now. groupies are going to be ripping off my clothes."

palin; "fat chance. mamma moose burger? or pappa moose burger."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "pappa moose burger. and a large moose fry."

mccain; "make that two moose fries."

mccain; "well, it looks like we just forfeited the game."

joe the unlicensed plumber; " it's okay. let me sing you a song.. john."

mccain; "would you shut up?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "john the man.. he had a plan.. but then with palin.. he started a failin.. and then a plumber.. who was ten times dumber... oh wait a minute! that's me!!! i better change that last line... and then a cow who was a sow... and watched the dow.. and wiped his brow... then and now...."

mccain; "joe? you suck."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "YOU suck."

mccain; "do not!"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "do too!"

mccain; "do not!"

*************************************

Posted by: DriveByPoster | October 31, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Greg Neubeck, you molest yourself.

As for Davis, bend over, tuck your head between your legs and kiss your sorry keister adieu.

The fat lady has sung and McCain and his "friends" are singing the blues.

Posted by: itsagreatday1 | October 31, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

McCain's advisers can't even tell the difference between their heads and their asses.

Posted by: miknugget | October 31, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

I love it when I see all these starry eyed and/or hoodwinked lefties talking smack.

Guys, it ain't over yet!

Regardless of what you want to believe, the reality of an extreme left wing Senate, left wing House, and left wing presidency are starting to sink in with the hoi poloi. Obama has solcialist tendencies, period. And he has not really been all that shy about telling us that he has these tendencies.

The reality is that most Americans do not want a government that leans in this direction. And, finally, they are starting to see the truth. Just read Krauthammer's piece today.

So, on Wednesday morning, you can expect to wake up to a terrible morning after the drunken frat party just as easily as you can wake up to Christmas morning.

He hasn't closed the deal yet. It could be another New Hampshire Democratic Primary.

Posted by: Publius12 | October 31, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

The only way John McCain can win is if this is another stolen election.

Posted by: jujones1 | October 31, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

*************************************

RICK DAVIS SEES 'ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEBACKS'IN HISTORY

it's the bottom of the ninth.. the score is 17 to 0 and last up for the republican team is palin, mccain, and joe the unlicensed plumber

palin; "what's this?"

mccain; "that's a bat."

palin; "what's it for?"

mccain; "you swing it.."

palin; "like this?" *SWING*

mccain; "not at me, you idiot!"

palin; "sorry"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "can i sing a song? i'm a rock star now."

mccain; "no you moron. you need to bat."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "i'll hit a homerun. i'm awesome."

mccain; "then why didn't you show up at my rally yesterday?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "because the flintstones were on."

mccain; "you dufus. and why didn't you show up on CNN?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "i forgot?"

mccain; "you seem to forget to pull up your pants too. i can see your butt crack. that's disgusting."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "sorry."

palin; "i'll be right back."

mccain; "where you going?"

palin; "i'm hungry. i'm going to go get a moose burger."

mccain; "but it's your turn to hit."

palin; "look you senile old fart. i'm running the show now.. you do what I say..."

mccain; "sorry."

palin; "did you want a moose burger?"

mccain; "sure. extra onion."

palin; "joe?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "i better not. i'm a rock star now. groupies are going to be ripping off my clothes."

palin; "fat chance. mamma moose burger? or pappa moose burger."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "pappa moose burger. and a large moose fry."

mccain; "make that two moose fries."

mccain; "well, it looks like we just forfeited the game."

joe the unlicensed plumber; " it's okay. let me sing you a song.. john."

mccain; "would you shut up?"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "john the man.. he had a plan.. but then with palin.. he started a failin.. and then a plumber.. who was ten times dumber... oh wait a minute! that's me!!! i better change that last line... and then a cow who was a sow... and watched the dow.. and wiped his brow... then and now...."

mccain; "joe? you suck."

joe the unlicensed plumber; "YOU suck."

mccain; "do not!"

joe the unlicensed plumber; "do too!"

mccain; "do not!"

*************************************

Posted by: DriveByPoster | October 31, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I love it when I see all these starry eyed and/or hoodwinked lefties talking smack.

Guys, it ain't over yet!

Regardless of what you want to believe, the reality of an extreme left wing Senate, left wing House, and left wing presidency are starting to sink in with the hoi poloi. Obama has solcialist tendencies, period. And he has not really been all that shy about telling us that he has these tendencies.

The reality is that most Americans do not want a government that leans in this direction. And, finally, they are starting to see the truth. Just read Krauthammer's piece today.

So, on Wednesday morning, you can expect to wake up to a terrible morning after the drunken frat party just as easily as you can wake up to Christmas morning.

He hasn't closed the deal yet. It could be another New Hampshire Democratic Primary.

Posted by: Publius12 | October 31, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Greg Neubeck, you fruck yourself.

As for Davis, bend over, tuck your head between your legs and kiss your sorry keister adieu.

The fat lady has sung and McCain and his "friends" are singing the blues.

Posted by: itsagreatday1 | October 31, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

BELTWAY DICTIONARY

OBAMAD--verb

1. To lose unexpectedly, cataclysmically

2. Delusional Media self intoxication

3. The rescue of America from Obama tyranny in 2008

Posted by: JaxMax | October 31, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I love it when I see all these starry eyed and/or hoodwinked lefties talking smack.

Guys, it ain't over yet!

Regardless of what you want to believe, the reality of an extreme left wing Senate, left wing House, and left wing presidency are starting to sink in with the hoi poloi. Obama has solcialist tendencies, period. And he has not really been all that shy about telling us that he has these tendencies.

The reality is that most Americans do not want a government that leans in this direction. And, finally, they are starting to see the truth. Just read Krauthammer's piece today.

So, on Wednesday morning, you can expect to wake up to a terrible morning after the drunken frat party just as easily as you can wake up to Christmas morning.

He hasn't closed the deal yet. It could be another New Hampshire Democratic Primary.

Posted by: Publius12 | October 31, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't think that there are enough racist, prejudice, bigot, hate-monging white supremist's in the USA to help McBigot get elected.

Posted by: maphound | October 31, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I personally loved the comments of Obama friend Khalidi when speaking about American politics... it is driven by self serving interests and corruptions and greed.... especially Chicago style politics.

I guess he really knows something about his friend Barrack

Posted by: tbastian | October 31, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Don't get cocky Obama supporters... Keep working to convince your neighbors... And do it humbly....

Obama for President!!

Posted by: maq1 | October 31, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

wes1155:

great post and I couldn't agree with you more. Now is certainly not the time for complacency from Obama supporters.

Posted by: birdaa | October 31, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

By "closed the gap" I take it he means "decided on a plan for the coup".

Posted by: BillinChicago1 | October 31, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

It's in the bag!! All you McCain supporters can just stay home on Tuesday.

Posted by: upland_bill | October 31, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Will somebody please tell Rick Davis to put away the crack pipe and start sending out resumes. It's a tough job market out there, Rick.

Posted by: Bob43 | October 31, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Oh lord, please let Tuesday arrive so we can be rid of all this..this caravan of stupidity...from Davis the oily lobbyist, the moose hunter with the brain of a squirrel..joe (my real name isn't Joe and I owe the IRS a ton of dough) the plumber to the hollow, dishonorable "maverick" who swore that he would always take the high road. And lord, save us from the MSM who keep acting as stenographers for these discredited political hacks who have destroyed a nation with their "game changing" tactics. Please lord, mercifully end this surreal pantomime on Tuesday.


Posted by: agitate | October 31, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

you know, I excepted McCain's campaign to insist things are closer than they actually are, they need to convince their supporters to come out in large numbers of they are finished - what bothers me is when the media takes these assertions at face value, as was the case with the previous headline (which thankfully has been revised)

but yes, gaps are closing but not in the way they hope, consider these recent polls;

"A new Research 2000 poll in Arizona shows Sen. John McCain beating out Sen. Barack Obama by just one point in his home state, 48% to 47%."

of course, this is just one poll & a rational person would put it into the larger context, but since the GOP has no problem cherry picking their data (assuming they actually release it), I figured what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

the fact of the matter is, unless the GOP can get their voters out in record numbers, they have already lost New Mexico, Colorado, and Nevada;

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/10/31/early-voting-suggests-nevada-victory-at-hand-for-obama/

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/mccains-mountain-of-problem.html

and the thing is, their ground game is nothing like it was in 2000 & 2004

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/big-empty.html


Posted by: cjpotter19 | October 31, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

BROTHER SMACKS OBAMA's POWER
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvc0tYG_YpA

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Democrats need the poor to get their power.
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Obama's thought control POLICE kicks

THREE NEWSPAPERS off his plane .


Posted by: RaZoR777
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republicans need dummb azz shiitheadz to vote and give them power. You're obviously a shiithead. Which 3 newspaper did he throw off the plane? You seem to have the answers, which 3? something tells me you don't have any clue as to what's going on. Must really hate the fact that you can say these things about Obama and yet, he is going win, not by a little but by a lot so most of america thinks like I do, you're a dumbshiit. Must suck to be a repug now. LOLOL

Posted by: gabbamonkey | October 31, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

The MSM has tried to discount the American people and anyone who isn't an Obama supporter for weeks and months. The people have their say in this election dispite what the MSM wants. We constantly hear that FL is going for Obama, but I can tell you from living here and traveling the entire state ( which I do every week ) that Obama will not carrry FL. Outide of what you hear on TV, Floridians are not going to support Obama at the voting booth. Early voting shows that the GOP has a very strong turnout and absentee ballots for thw GOP strongly favor McCain over Obama. It is wishful thinking and trying to discourage those who support the Rep. parry from showing up. Trying to tell us we are defeated.

This isn't the first time this has been pulled and it won't be the last.

Posted by: tbastian | October 31, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Good luck in trying to "shake off" the effects of choosing and absolute idiot for a running mate, McCain. I think his choice of VP will be the deciding factor for many voters who may have wanted to vote for him but now cannot do so in good conscience.

Posted by: birdaa | October 31, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Don't get cocky Obama-Biden supporters. In fact take it as if Davis is 100% correct. It has already been shown the Palin-McCain campaign will stoop to the lowest of lows to win at all costs. Who knows what lies will fall from the lips of the REAL Anti-Christ in this campaign if there is one: Palin!

It takes but a second to tell a lie or smear, it takes considerably longer and a great deal more effort for the truth to catch up to the lie.

Don't be paranoid either, just keep working to get people out to vote. Make sure if you are helping get voters to the polls they have the proper id required for the state they are in. Make sure they are going to the proper polling location. Work as if it is a tie or Obama-Biden are behind. Apathy and cockiness are the biggest potential reasons to fail in this election.

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..... T H E M S E L V E S * F I R S T .....
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......... C O U N T R Y * L A S T .........

Posted by: wes1155 | October 31, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Kool-Aid!


OH YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!!!

Posted by: bs2004 | October 31, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Well, good luck, Mr. DAvis. I only hope we see your lights go out on November 5th. We don't want you. Bye bye.....Your candidate is a mean old man. Boo.

Posted by: swatkins1 | October 31, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

CORRECTION:
My Friends: John Sydney McCain IS the candidate of the future, because just yesterday he kidnapped 4000 Ohio middle schoolers to fill up the crowd at his bogus campaign rally.

Posted by: targaray | October 31, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

magnifco1000, The One did actually say: “A light will shine down from somewhere. You will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, ‘I have to vote for Barack.’”

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

DEMOCRATS FOR McCAIN!

Posted by: Texan2007 | October 31, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't the press all over the fact that Palin said she would release her medical records, and yet the whole week has come and gone with nothing from the McCain-Palin camp? She lied about releasing them apparently. It isn't so much about what could be in them (I'm sure she's as healthy as a pit bull), but that she said she would do it and then she didn't.

Posted by: DogBitez | October 31, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

He sounds like Terry "Baghdad Bob" McAuliffe at the end of the primary season. Next he'll be pulling out his bottle of Puerto Rican rum...

Posted by: johnsonc2 | October 31, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

The funny thing is everything the Republicans are saying is true. The only thing that they are not saying is that the amount of turn around that is occurring is far short of what would be needed for victory. According to fivethirtyeight.com, the odds of McCain winning which had gone up slightly in the last two days has dropped today. Hardly the makings of a comeback. Being realistic the odds of a McCain victory are a once in a century occurrence. But it still has not fallen to once in the lifetime of this country.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 31, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

HA HA HA! Pfffft, oh pu-leaze.

There is very little evidence of the polls tightening to any degree that could give McCain hope for victory. Obama has been at an average 6-8 point lead nationally for a month, and he maintains that today.

But that will tighten. Obama will ultimately win by 3-4 points nationally but with over 300 electoral votes.

It's virtually impossible for McCain to win in the electoral college and we all know this. Maybe a few state polls are tightening in McCain's favor, while others like Arizona, Georgia and Montana are moving towards Obama. Obama has many paths to 270, and McCain has practically none.

I do enjoy the fake confidence of Davis and desperate Republican goons here, but nobody buys it.

What is he supposed to say? We're losing and it's basically hopeless?

LOL!

Posted by: inbox_blues | October 31, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Here's commentary from the Oct. 14 British Spectator that is an eloquent synopsis: "You have to pinch yourself -- Barack Obama, a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it's considered impolite to say so."
Let's pray that the majority of Americans are not beguiled by this novice circus comic who is a slick talker when anchored to a teleprompter with a speech prepared by his ubiquitous handlers. Greg Neubeck

Posted by: gneubeck | October 31, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

The McCain camp, the MSM, and the Obama camp all have a vested interest in arguing that the polls show a closer race than they actually do.

The McCain dead-enders want to believe the delusion because reality is too awful to contemplate.

The media hopes for a tighter contest to boost readership and increase viewers in the final lap of this race.

The Obama camp wants to spur its supporters on to greater efforts, so they are pushing the closing the gap story as a way to stamp out complacency.

But the polls overwhelmingly agree that the trend is in Obama's favor. He is increasing his leads in the battleground states and even pushing forward in such formerly GOP states as Montana and Arizona.

The iceberg is in sight and the liar Rick Davis is reserving his place in the lifeboat.

Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: dee5 | October 31, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

This one is over. No doubt. However, what the results of this election bring about is the real story.

With this election, I believe it marks the end of the GOP as we know it. Immediately, it will be a fractured party. In years to come, it will eventually become slightly more than an inconsequential party. This has been coming for years now. They will be marginalized as an ultra-right neo-con, bigoted, religious-fanatic party.

Case in point: When the talk becomes of how Sarah Palin is the future of the party, well then it's time to cue the chirping crickets. Last one out, please turn off the lights. This party is over (pun intended).

However, from their ashes will rise another party (perhaps with the same name) that is more middle of the road with a mantra of fiscal conservatism and Libertarian values.

The good news is the neo-cons and religious fanatics that had major influence in the GOP will be pushed farther to the fringe and will wield no real power (thank God).

Posted by: Godhimself1 | October 31, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

This one is over. No doubt. However, what these results bring about is the real story.

With this election, I believe it marks the end of the GOP as we know it. Immediately, it will be a fractured party. In years to come, it will eventually become slightly more than an inconsequential party. This has been coming for years now. They will be marginalized as an ultra-right neo-con, bigoted, religious-fanatic party.

Case in point: When the talk becomes of how Sarah Palin is the future of the party, well then it's time to cue the chirping crickets. Last one out, please turn off the lights. This party is over (pun intended).

However, from their ashes will rise another party (perhaps with the same name) that is more middle of the road with a mantra of fiscal conservatism and Libertarian values.

The good news is the neo-cons and religious fanatics that had major influence in the GOP will be pushed farther to the fringe and will wield no real power (thank God).

Posted by: Godhimself1 | October 31, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

magnifco1000, The One did actually say: “A light will shine down from somewhere. You will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, ‘I have to vote for Barack.’”

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't the press all over the fact that Palin said she would release her medical records, and yet the whole week has come and gone with nothing from the McCain-Palin camp? She lied about releasing them apparently. It isn't so much about what could be in them (I'm sure she's as healthy as a pit bull), but that she said she would do it and then she didn't.

Posted by: DogBitez | October 31, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse


Pfffft, oh pu-leaze.

There is very little evidence of the polls tightening to any degree that could give McCain hope for victory. Obama has been at an average 6 point lead nationally for a month, and he maintains that today.

That will tighten. Obama will ultimately win by 3-4 points nationally but with over 300 electoral votes.

But it's virtually impossible for McCain to win in the electoral college. Maybe a few state polls are tightening in McCain's favor, while others like Arizona, Georgia and Montana are moving towards Obama. Obama has many paths to 270, and McCain has practically none.

I do enjoy the fake confidence of Davis a desperate Republican goons here, but nobody buys it.

Obama will kick McCain's butt, and we all know it.

Posted by: inbox_blues | October 31, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Yup! Old man McCain is really closing the gap.

Today Gallup reports Obama's lead has expanded to its largest of the campaign among likely voters, expanded voters and the 2004 turn out model. The range is between 9% and 11% with Obama between 51% and 53%.

Research 2000 shows Obama's national lead increasing to 51% to 45% over old man McCain.

This morning Research 2000 reports the Obama lead in Colorado and New Mexico is 10% and 15% with a statistical tie in Arizona, North Dakota and Georgia requiring the McCain camp to spend money on ads.

Polster.com shows old man McCain's party ID with Republicans has leveled off amd Obama's ID with Democrats and Independents has gone up 2% this past week.

Its obvious that old man McCain and his VP trainee along with his campaign staff are happily compaigning in the great state of delusion.

Posted by: NewEra | October 31, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

What exactly would we expect Mr. Davis to say, that McCain and the Republican party are on the verge of a losing by a landslide? No, they are going to insist right up to the congratulatory phone call that McCain is going to win.
I would expect no less.
But remember that the vote isn't in yet and if we want to return our country to its prominent place and the ideal, then we need to vote and not only vote but get 10 friends to vote.
McCain and the right wing can't win, shouldn't win but they will if we play this as if it is already over.
Remember what your gym teacher taught you long ago, run through the finish line not stop right at it.

Posted by: 3tyrees | October 31, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Just came home from the Des Moines, IA rally for Obama. I can hear ahd see and almost taste the change thats coming, Rick. It ain't from your direction.

Posted by: SYWanda | October 31, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

They have a plan to steal the election, and they want us to believe they (alone out of everyone) saw it coming the whole time.

Posted by: mmeyerdc | October 31, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis is blind and delusional.

Posted by: arcadiola | October 31, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Yeah right- 6 out of 8 polls tells a very different story. ad them all together and you have an Obama national lead that has stayed fairly unchanged at 6 points or slightly more. it has not dipped below that since the republican convention bounce faded away.

The swing state numbers have only inched up for obama since then.

There is no good news for mccain, but you can't blame them for wanting to be optimistic.

Maybe they know something we don't, like the machines are rigged to give them a 10% phantom boost forever.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | October 31, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

nice try Rick Davis. Now answer this: what the hell is your campaign about now? Having Joe the Plumber up on stage proves you had nothing, nada, zilch before he came along with his stupid self. That was only two weeks ago. You should be flipping burgers pal if Palin, Joe the unlicensed fake plumber and ridiculous scandals are all you have. Give it up.

Posted by: davis_renee | October 31, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

You heard the man... pro-Obama people get your butts out and vote. Polls don't elect presidents, votes do. If you know someone that's on the fence about voting get them out. I personally took the responsibility of registering each one of my family members and picking up their ballots, 25 of them. Do your part.

Posted by: ryanr007 | October 31, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse


USING MALLEABLE POLLS AS THEIR EVIDENCE, ARE THE FORCES OF THE STATUS QUO RESETTING THE NARRATIVE?


Wasn't it just a couple of days ago that pundits like The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza wrote that they couldn't see how McCain could prevail?

Today, it's "not YET" (emphasis added) as to whether a "natural tightening" translates into McCain momentum that could presage a come-from-behind victory.

Funny how this new open-mindedness comes after the rah-rah phone call from Rick Davis.

The question the political scribes should be asking: Is there really a "natural tightening," or are pollsters massaging their data to create that illusion -- exaggerating evidence of a game-changing sea change?

Exhibit A: the decision by Gallup to bifurcate their results, offering clients a poll based on a "traditional" model of likely voters, or what might be termed a "youth vote added" model.

So pick and choose the data -- is that accurate polling science, or keeping the customer satisfied?

This trend toward poll "customization" comes amid reports of purges of voter rolls and other attempts at voter suppression, such as phony letters making false claims of dire consequences should certain people (college students away from home, for example) dare to exercise their constitutionally protected right.

The greatest unknown is whether electronic voting machines, which are recording a third of all votes cast, can be relied upon to yield an accurate count. Few major media outlets have reported on warnings emanating from computer scientists that both "firmware" (microchips) and software (programming) are vulnerable to manipulation -- by hackers, or by rogue programmers or servicers on a mission.

Check out this article from eWeek.com:

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Princeton-Warning-on-EVoting-Machine-Hack-Shows-Human-Touch-Can-Be-a-Good-Thing

Because the vast majority of electronic voting machines do not produce a voter-verifiable paper trail, there is no way to detect whether votes have been electronically siphoned to the benefit of one candidate over another.

But will the pundits consider the possibility of electronic voting manipulation, should the final tally fail to comport with the predicted results?

Or will an upset be attributed to that "natural tightening", the "Bradley Effect," or some factor other than a fraudulent electoral process?

If past is prologue, the pundits will go along with the program and chalk it up to a shifting electorate -- as opposed to a shifty election.

Then it would be fair to ask: Just how long has it been since we lost our democracy?


WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER? Not when government-supported "extrajudicial targeting" squads are "community stalking" American citizens, making a mockery of the rule of law:

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/american-gestapo-state-supported-terrorism-targets-u-s-citizens
OR http://members.nowpublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 31, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

If McCain wins, and offers Obama Secretary of State, should Obama accept it?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Like everything else McCain saids, their strategy is if they say "it" enough they will get you to believe the lie. It's another big fat lie! Joe the Plumber only makes $40K per year. He doesn't represent McCain's claim to spreading the wealth. What a joke?

Posted by: Vonnie932 | October 31, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Oboma is going to beat McSame in almost every state. He is even losing in his own state of Arizona!

Vote out every one of them Red Devils!!!!!

Posted by: maphound | October 31, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Yeah right- 6 out of 8 polls tells a very different story. ad them all together and you have an Obama national lead that has stayed fairly unchanged at 6 points or slightly more. it has not dipped below that since the republican convention bounce faded away.

The swing state numbers have only inched up for obama since then.

there is no good news for mccain, but you can't blame them for wanting to be optimistic.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | October 31, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis -- John McCain's campaign manager made this comment in regards to his prediction that their team will achieve ultimate victory in the election:

"We've shaken off the affects of the financial collapse"

Well, Mr. Davis -- I haven't, nor have my neighbors who are losing jobs and homes.

I guess you can be happy with all the campaign/RNC/PAC ad money you have to spend to Win, win at all costs. I hope all our kids can have a warm winter.

Most of us who will (or have) cast the votes that determine the election are not with you on this one.
We, quite frankly will be very happy to send you back to YOUR day job... as a corrupt lobbyist.

Posted by: veracity99 | October 31, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse


mccain; "i'm john mccain, and i approve this message."

reporter; "what message?"

mccain; "what?"

reporter; "what message is that?"

mccain; "what do you mean?"

reporter; "you haven't told us the message yet..."

mccain; "yea i did."

reporter; "what was it?"

mccain; "uh.. it was.. uh.. cindy? CINDY?"

cindy; "yes dear?"

mccain; "this reporter wants to know what my message was.. tell him."

cindy; "you tell him."

reporter; "yea, tell us.."

mccain; "i don't think i have a message..."

cindy; "then why did you say you approved it?"

reporter; "yea, why'd you say you approved this message when you didn't have one?"

mccain; "stop that!"

reporter; "stop what?"

mccain; "you're harassing me."

reporter; "no we're not.. we just wanted to hear your message.. that's all.."

mccain; "i don't have one. okay? is that what you want to hear? that i'm a senile old fart and i don't have a message?"

reporter; "well.. yea. that'll make a great story. did you get that bob?"

bob; "not quite all of it.. senator.. could you repeat that please?"

mccain; "sure. i'm a senile old fart, and i don't have a message."

reporter: "did you get it now, bob?"

bob; "every word."

cindy; "this is actually nothing new.. i've known this for years..."

reporter; "can we quote you senator?"

mccain; "why not.. the moose lady's ditched me and is out running on her own.. joe the unlicensed plumber thinks he's a rock star now and doesn't even show up at my rallys... my dog growls at me when i try to pet it... f* it."

reporter; "sorry to hear that senator, but thanks anyway for the scoop! you're the best! good luck selling shoes..."

mccain; "what?"

reporter; "cindy told us you'll probably be selling shoes come nov 5th...."

mccain; "she did, huh?"

reporter; "uh oh. well.. we better go..."

Posted by: DriveByPoster | October 31, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

No Rick. The only upset happening on Nov 4th will be in McCain's stomach. Be prepared with extra boxes of depends as the Obama/Biden juggernaut runs the repiglican party into the ground, and gives McCain severe diarrhea.

Posted by: vmunikoti | October 31, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

For a brief moment I thought I was reading a piece from "The Onion", but then I realized that it was on the WaPo, which made it even funnier. Thanks for the yuks.

OBAMA-BIDEN ROCK!

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | October 31, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I hope all of you who are sooo sure of a landslide victory for Obama aren't putting some kind of negative mojo on him. I want him to win bad, but I'm not going to go so far as to say it's over. Didn't the second term of W. show anything to you about how millions of people in this country think (or don't think)? I hope you are right, but damn, don't curse him...

Posted by: noPostFoxTypeNewsPlease | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

SAINT wrote:
magnifico1000-Fortunately, I am NOT one of the people who is trying to defame the Messiah!
_________________________________________

I can appreciate it if you really are not one of the extreme wacky ones that the far right has produced. However, I don't see Obama either as a "Messiah," and he never claimed to be one. In fact, I think GW Bush was the last Messiah, and we see what that has produced. Bottom line, and I think it would have to be admitted by everyone. McCain has resorted to a very negative campaign. He's resorted to mud slinging and he's even taken advantage of it when the whack jobs on the far Right make outlandish claims. Now, he's tried a few times to distance himself from that, but the Rove forces in his campaign keep pushing him the other way. They figure that's how they got Kerry, with the lies from Swiftboating, and they can turn the same strategy on Obama. But, it's not working and it's really only backfired on McCain. And, it could be a big factor in why he is behind in the polls now. If McCain would have stuck to issues and why his conservative philosophy is best, and then distanced himself much earlier on from Bush (and not made the mistake of choosing Palin), the polls would probably be reversed now. He really has only himself to blame.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Oboma is going to beat McSame in almost every state. He is even losing in his own state of Arizona!

Vote out every one of them Red Devils!!!!!

Posted by: maphound | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Are these comments from the same guy who thought Palin would put them over the top?
Or that "suspending " the campaign and rushing back to Washington to solve the financial crisis was a great idea? Or the same guys who didn't vette Joe the Non Plumber --and continue this lunacy?
A McCain win now would be the greatest comeback since Lazarus ! Even though Jim Dobson may THINK he is the Savior's reincarnation and can pull McCAin back from the grave. He isn't.

Posted by: jmsbh | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Both tax cut plans are ridiculous. Once 60% of electorate figures out that they can have free lunch....they will ask 40% of electorate to pay all taxes. We have reached the tipping point.

Return to Clinton plan would at least have 70% of income earning citizens paying taxes on a progressive scale.

Serious issues in future if 49% of income earning citizens are paying ZILCH in income tax. No skin in the game. I want a free lunch will overcome our economy's ability to grow. US will recede to second tier status.

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

No Rick. The only upset happening on Nov 4th will be in McCain's stomach. Be prepared with extra boxes of depends as the Obama/Biden juggernaut runs the repiglican party into the ground, and gives McCain severe diarrhea.

Posted by: vmunikoti | October 31, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

McClame should've fired Rick Davis a long time ago for being well just a dumb fuuk. He and the rest of the morons on his staff blew it for mcClame and now he actually has the nerve to say this is the greatest comebacks? LOLOLOLOL He is the dumbest fuukin loser and for McClame to still consult with this clown just lets everyone know, MCClame is an idiot fuuk who looks really stupid everytime he is on TV. What a fuukin joke he and the republican party is right now. Dems with a 60 vote majority in the senate and a super majority in the house will ensure John McClame would be a lame duck president.

Posted by: gabbamonkey | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

With respect to John McCain dynamically forging ahead and triumphing next Tuesday — to quote the late Victor Borge, "And I am the Queen of Romania."

Posted by: cwh2 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

FORMER REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF STATE LAWRENCE EAGLEBURGER OFFERS HIS OPINION ON PALIN!!!

…A former Republican Secretary of State and one of John McCain's most prominent supporters offered a stunningly frank and remarkably bleak assessment of Sarah Palin's capacity to handle the presidency should such a scenario arise.

Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush and whose endorsement is often trumpeted by McCain, said on Thursday that the Alaska governor is not only unprepared to take over the job on a moment's notice but, even after some time in office, would only amount to an "adequate" commander in chief.

WHY ARE SO MANY McCAIN SUPPORTERS JUMPING SHIP???

THE FACT IS - MANY REPUBLICANS ARE SCARED THAT IF McCAIN WINS THE ELECTION AND DIES IN OFFICE - PALIN WOULD BE UNPREPARED TO BE PRESIDENT.....WHICH WOULD DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR DECADES

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

he must be really far behind to stage the "greatest comeback."


cut the bungee cord, Post.

Posted by: forestbloggod | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

No Rick. The only upset happening on Nov 4th will be in McCain's stomach. Be prepared with extra boxes of depends as the Obama/Biden juggernaut runs the repiglican party into the ground, and gives McCain severe diarrhea.

Posted by: vmunikoti | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

steviana, when did Palin say "Vote for Obama"?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Down double digits in PA. Down 9 percent in VA. Down 5-10 in Colorado, down 15 in Iowa, down 17 in New Hampshire, down 10 in New Mexico. Even or barely ahead in NC, GA, IN, and even Arizona. And he's stiffing his foot soldiers to finance his TV ads:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103004167.html

He's fighting a ten-front war against a guy with more resources and a better plan. That doesn't make for a good outcome, generally, no matter what his paid mouthpieces say.

Posted by: suntzu2008 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Delusional people are so fun to watch and listen to. I mean really!

Posted by: joelb222 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

John McClown is competitave with Obama, in Arizona. Sarah Plain may carry Old John in Alaska. My advice for McClown is, John, bend over and kiss it goodby.

Posted by: laurelphoto | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I hope all of you who are sooo sure of a landslide victory for Obama aren't putting some kind of negative mojo on him. I want him to win bad, but I'm not going to go so far as to say it's over. Didn't the second term of W. show anything to you about how millions of people in this country think (or don't think)? I hope you are right, but damn, don't curse him...

Posted by: noPostFoxTypeNewsPlease | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

McCain's chief pollster said the race is "functionally" tied even though even the republican polling companies have Obama's national lead above the margine of error.

He says this because, with W not running and with Obama having had the lead all Fall, Obama is the stand in for "the incumbent." With anywhere from 7% to 12% of the public "undecided" and with the tendency of undecided voters to "break" for the challanger, the reasoning is that the undecided voters will break for McCain.

Factor that in to the margin of error and, viola! Tie!

I think this is caused Pretzel Logic.

The Washington Post's Daily Tracking Poll has not reflected any actual movement in the separation between McCain and Obama in the last week. At the same time, only an extreme minority of polls show any gains by McCain in any of the critical "battleground" states.

But those of us who are not blinded to reality by wishful thinking shoud take heart. The biggest concern lately has been a sense of complacency that might cause some people to think there is no need to vote because victory will be so easy.

Stories like this, even though they have no basis in fact, will only encourage Obama voters to get tot he polls on Tuesday!

Posted by: TOMMYBASEBALL | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

With respect to John McCain dynamically forging ahead and triumphing next Tuesday — to quote the late Victor Borge, "And I am the Queen of Romania."

Posted by: cwh2 | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Now ive heard that OBAMA will pepper in some campaign efforts in Arizona. He wont win it but its so close to Mexico and Colorado, two states he's leading with substantial leads, its letting McCain know that he means business.OBAMAs gonna take some of these red states on his way to winning come Nov 4th.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 31, 2008 3:01 PM
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He is indeed, but the gains in AZ have little to do with the gains in CO and NM (that's NEW Mexico, btw!! It's a state. OLD Mexico is the other country to the south of us.) The main difference that normally keeps AZ red is its full of retired snowbirds, while CO and NM have much larger, historically important (going back hundreds of years) Hispanic populations that are currently running about 60 percent Obama. So, the gains in NM and CO really have no influence on the slight gains in AZ: that's due to more and more traditional Repubs just plain getting sick of the GOP.


Posted by: abqcleve | October 31, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

John McClown is competitave with Obama, in Arizona. Sarah Plain may carry Old John in Alaska. My advice for McClown is, John, bend over and kiss it goodby.

Posted by: laurelphoto | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

FORMER REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF STATE LAWRENCE EAGLEBURGER OFFERS HIS OPINION ON PALIN!!!

…A former Republican Secretary of State and one of John McCain's most prominent supporters offered a stunningly frank and remarkably bleak assessment of Sarah Palin's capacity to handle the presidency should such a scenario arise.

Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush and whose endorsement is often trumpeted by McCain, said on Thursday that the Alaska governor is not only unprepared to take over the job on a moment's notice but, even after some time in office, would only amount to an "adequate" commander in chief.

WHY ARE SO MANY McCAIN SUPPORTERS JUMPING SHIP???

THE FACT IS - MANY REPUBLICANS ARE SCARED THAT IF McCAIN WINS THE ELECTION AND DIES IN OFFICE - PALIN WOULD BE UNPREPARED TO BE PRESIDENT.....WHICH WOULD DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR DECADES

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

McCain's chief pollster said the race is "functionally" tied even though even the republican polling companies have Obama's national lead above the margine of error.

He says this because, with W not running and with Obama having had the lead all Fall, Obama is the stand in for "the incumbent." With anywhere from 7% to 12% of the public "undecided" and with the tendency of undecided voters to "break" for the challanger, the reasoning is that the undecided voters will break for McCain.

Factor that in to the margin of error and, viola! Tie!

I think this is caused Pretzel Logic.

The Washington Post's Daily Tracking Poll has not reflected any actual movement in the separation between McCain and Obama in the last week. At the same time, only an extreme minority of polls show any gains by McCain in any of the critical "battleground" states.

But those of us who are not blinded to reality by wishful thinking shoud take heart. The biggest concern lately has been a sense of complacency that might cause some people to think there is no need to vote because victory will be so easy.

Stories like this, even though they have no basis in fact, will only encourage Obama voters to get tot he polls on Tuesday!

Posted by: TOMMYBASEBALL | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

McClame should've fired Rick Davis a long time ago for being well just a dumb fuuk. He and the rest of the morons on his staff blew it for mcClame and now he actually has the nerve to say this is the greatest comebacks? LOLOLOLOL He is the dumbest fuukin loser and for McClame to still consult with this clown just lets everyone know, MCClame is an idiot fuuk who looks really stupid everytime he is on TV. What a fuukin joke he and the republican party is right now. Dems with a 60 vote majority in the senate and a super majority in the house will ensure John McClame would be a lame duck president.

Posted by: gabbamonkey | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

John McClown is competitave with Obama, in Arizona. Sarah Plain may carry Old John in Alaska. My advice for McClown is, John, bend over and kiss it goodby.

Posted by: laurelphoto | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Don't be stupid. Just look at this: http://taxcut.barackobama.com/

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 31, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I'd love to see some of those amazing "numbers" Davis has. Lots of polls do not weight by party ID and let the actual amounts float. And none except Fox News has shown any dramatic closing. Gallup does not control for party ID and shows a widening lead today.

Davis is an idiot.

Posted by: ElrodinTN | October 31, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Finally, the Post has fixed the headline. It now reads, "McCain Camp: We've Closed the Gap".

Its still not true, but at least it doesn't look like some neutral 3rd party is saying it.

Posted by: hoos3014 | October 31, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

LABC, I'm here with a loaded gun, to make sure the Beast does not get back up.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Rick,

Whatever helps you sleep at night ,B**CH!!!!

Posted by: andio76 | October 31, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

magnifico1000-Fortunately, I am NOT one of the people who is trying to defame the Messiah!

I mean really!

He did his "Time".

He DESERVES a Fresh Start now! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 31, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

I have to laugh about Rick Davis's (Freddie's Friend) spin here. The McCain-iacs might want to get back to the trenches in Arizona, because my family and friends there say that an anti-McCain rearguard action is emerging in the Senator's home state. Polls are now tied or close, the Democratic Governor has employed her election-day organization, and there are thousands of supporters of Senator Obama's ground game deploying their GOTV operation. In any event, Rick Davis should be preparing for his forthcoming testimony before the Waxman committee, where he won't be able to spin his way out of explaining the $15,000 a month payments he took from Freddie Mac. It should make for very interesting TV viewing. I understand that, with Sen. Steven's appeal awaiting, the highly-touted Republican defense attorney, Brendan Sullivan, won't be available. Too bad for Rick Davis. Forget abut Blue or Red, I hope Davis looks good in an Orange jumpsuit.

Posted by: osullivanc1 | October 31, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

When Goldwater was running against Johnson, I was a Republican, young and foolish. But I still rememeber Goldwater saying the polling day will show the "biggest upset", and I believed it. Only after his loss that the real news came out: that he knew he would lose and cancel an expensive plan to roll out the biggest final rally and ads because he said something to the effect he knew how difficult it is for the losing party to raise money afterward so he wanted to save the resource for the Republican Party.

Now I am still a register Republican but no longer young an foolish. And I will vote for Obama because Palin told us to. If McCain, whose personal honor and integrity are almost gone by now, wish to save whatever that is left, he should learn from Goldwater instead of spewing out nonsense about "a biggest upset".

Posted by: steviana | October 31, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Well Mr. Davis, this year's version of Karl Rove, I don't see what you see but I will suggest that if you support the ticket that truly puts "country first", Obama/Biden, get off your hands and go out and vote! Be in line early, bring a chair, blanket, snacks and something to drink. Don't leave that line until you have voted. But, I don't agree with Mr. Davis spin. I would do the same thing in his shoes, speak what you want to happen and sound confident to your supporters but, we all know the reality if those of us supporting the real ticket, Obama/Biden vote like we are polling. Lets take our country back from the hands of the McCarthy practicing, exclusion party. Vote Obama/Biden on Tuesday and if you can early vote, vote now!

Posted by: ajackson3 | October 31, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Pepper88

You are so right. I dont see any surge for McCain. at all. Its all about wishful thinking.

The pools are incredible. If you go by them. The site I posted is changing and adding as I post. OBAMA domination all over these red states that Bush won the last two elections.

Now ive heard that OBAMA will pepper in some campaign efforts in Arizona. He wont win it but its so close to Mexico and Colorado, two states he's leading with substantial leads, its letting McCain know that he means business.OBAMAs gonna take some of these red states on his way to winning come Nov 4th.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 31, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

How about some some fact checking? Where are the 4 pinnochios for this one?

Posted by: tcryer | October 31, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I apologize to Juliet Eilperin, she didn't write the headline on the homepage. It IS her job to repeat their talking points.

But the person who put "McCain Camp Closing the Gap" on the Post's front page should be fired.

Posted by: Bud0 | October 31, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Sure, it'll be a real nail biter. The networks should be able to go back to regular programming by 9:00PM.

Posted by: keller1 | October 31, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

As much as the McCain camp would love to frame it this way, their self-described opportunity in "narrowing" national polls is irrelevant, even if true.

Their problem is the electoral map. They're done.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/


Posted by: abqcleve | October 31, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Where is the McVomit camp coming up with this tripe?

Here's today's Gallup Daily Tracking Poll:

"PRINCETON, NJ -- The political landscape could be improving for Barack Obama in the waning days of the campaign. Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Oct. 28-30 shows him with an eight percentage point lead over John McCain among traditional likely voters -- 51% to 43% -- his largest margin to date using this historical Gallup Poll voter model."

Their claim goes beyond their normal McVomit spin. It even surpasses their normal BS. It's just a ridiculous notion.

Posted by: abigsam | October 31, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Nothing will ensure record voter turnout for Obama than letting the nitwits running the McCain campaign announce that the election is tight. Idiots.

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 31, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama just said it again:

"I want to eliminate taxes on Social Security for seniors earning less than $50,000 a year."

FROM OBAMA'S TAX PLAN
o Eliminating Income Taxes for Seniors Making Less than $50,000. Barack Obama will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors – saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file
an income tax return at all.

http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/taxes/Factsheet_Tax_Plan_FINAL.pdf

Liar, Liar, pants on fire

Posted by: buzzm1 | October 31, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Yawn.
Every losing campaign says this near the end. "We're comin' back! We're closin' the gap!" And then election day comes and...not so much.
Keep whistling past the graveyard Rick Davis, Mr. Fannie/Freddie Big time lobbyist.

Posted by: ariznem | October 31, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

We cannot underestimate the determination of some of the anti-Obama forces on the internet. When Obama produced his birth certificate, they tried to claim it was a forgery. They tried to claim he was sworn in on a Koran, another lie. They go through lists of people Obama met, perhaps once or twice in his life, and claim Obama supports them. People like Ayers. I would like to see them do that with McCain. McCain met Pinochet, a fascist, rightist dictator responsible for the deaths of thousands. If we applied the same standards, we could thereby claim McCain is a fascist, and he supports the murder and forced disappearance of dissidents. Lately, however, it has gotten so bad that some of the anti-Obama forces are becoming unhinged. They claim his mother was not really a human being, but a goat. And even that Obama has the letters "6 6 6" tattoed in his forhead. That's what they are starting on the internet. Will McCain refute that. I don't know, perhaps Palin actually does believe it! Incredible!

Posted by: magnifco1000 | October 31, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Somebody needs to tell Davis that he shouldn't mix the oxycontin and the meth.

Posted by: khote14 | October 31, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Now we have issues in deciding how 'rich' to make the government's plan to assist in the housing crisis. Those of us (95%) who are current on our mortgages are watching our neighbors who got in debt over their heads because they wanted a new car, lavish vacation, etc. now being able to 'rework' their mortgage. This is going to cause even more problems.

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 31, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

These pretzels are making me thirsty.

Posted by: J_thinks | October 31, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Redistributing wealth is OK with me. I've lost a lot of it and those that took it from me, ie bankers and brokers, are "malefactors of great wealth", to quote McCain's favorite president.

As for Davis and ScHmIdTHEAD, they've become incontinent with all the koolaid, they've slurped down.

Posted by: Roofelstoon | October 31, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Somebody is off his meds.

Posted by: SarahBB | October 31, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Create the narrative to cheat.

Posted by: martymar123 | October 31, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh no...I have no choice then! I have to vote for Obama. He needs my help! He is up against that witty and intellectual palin/hasselbeck/joe the plumber trio. They are like watching your own eye being ripped out by a dull razor and then someone pouring alchohol in the raw socket! I can't believe the republican party elders, that actually make the decision of who stays and who goes, allows this to happen. What a black mark they are putting on the GOP. I think they are already looking past to 2012 for a party reconstruct! I cannot fathom anyone (in the lower 48 wink wink) with the ability to put one foot in front of the other to form steps, can't see what allot of people already see. McCain's campaign is a calamitous, ridiculous, disasterous circus! But, with bush getting in twice...there are allot of stupid, stupid people in this country...anything can happen!

Posted by: not-me | October 31, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"Remember Jerry, it's not a lie if you really believe it"

George Costanza

Posted by: CHICO13 | October 31, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Both tax cut plans are ridiculous.

Return to Clinton plan would at least have 70% of income earning citizens paying taxes on a progressive scale.

Serious issues in future if 49% of income earning citizens are paying ZILCH in income tax. No skin in the game. I want a free lunch will overcome our economy's ability to grow. US will recede to second tier status.

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 31, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Wow, are you required to print any lies that come you way? I hope not.

Posted by: paul41 | October 31, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary,"his campaign manager, Rick Davis, said . . .


The post-crash investigation will confirm that the plane went down while on autopilot.

Posted by: mattcliff | October 31, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Um, Mr. Davis, Sir, could you please tell me exactly how many comebacks there have been, of any kind, since McCain won the primaries?

Posted by: 33rdStreet | October 31, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Shame on the Washington Post. There is NOT ONE POLL that supports this and I would turn your attention, as well as your reader's attention to Gallup:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/111679/Gallup-Daily-Obamas-Lead-Widens-Some-All-Bases.aspx

Which reports today:

"The political landscape could be improving for Barack Obama in the waning days of the campaign. Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Oct. 28-30 shows him with an eight percentage point lead over John McCain among traditional likely voters -- 51% to 43% -- his largest margin to date using this historical Gallup Poll voter model....Since Tuesday, McCain's support among traditional likely voters has dropped by four points (from 47% to 43%), Obama's has risen by two points (from 49% to 51%), and the percentage of undecided voters has increased from 4% to 6%.

Thursday night's interviews are the first conducted entirely after Obama's widely viewed 30-minute prime-time campaign ad, which ran on several television networks Wednesday evening. Obama held a substantial lead over McCain in last night's polling, however no greater than what Gallup found on Wednesday."

So, again, my question what poll--Real Clear Politics has the average lead at 6.4% with the lowest (pre Obama commercial on Wednesday) being Fox News showing a 3% lead for Obama and the highest being the 11 point Obama lead in the CBS/NY Times poll. Your OWN poll has Obama with an 8 point lead.

Posted by: Pepper88 | October 31, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Yes, ma13, I think it's good that ANY BIASED news outlet's profits are down, and I hope they go out of business. Maybe then we will get some media willing to look into Walter Reed situations AND corrupt Democrats.

Posted by: MarkInAustin
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Then why are you here?

Posted by: LABC | October 31, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I find ajcjgr's comment pretty funny. He says look at the records but says nothing about McCain's record. All ajcjgr can say is McCain is a brave war hero.

Well, I know he is a war hero. But as far as his positions go on the economy, his leadership would not bring us out of this tailspin we are in right now. He just wants to give more away to the rich.

Give me a break, ajcjgr. Tell me something about McCain that warrants supporting him. You can't, so I won't!

Posted by: ThePoliticalObserver | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

if bob barr said he was winning the race, would you quote him on that? why do you allow any candidate to make such claims without proof? there is no mention in your story of any polls.

Posted by: pros2 | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Kind of dog bites man story, isn't it? What, really, do you expect the McCain campaign to be saying at this point - "Congratulations, President Obama, we give up?"
Well, I guess the political reporters have to write about something to feed the habit of political junkies (myself included). The reality is that its over; just a question of how big the turnout and what the exact numbers will be.

Posted by: wmw4 | October 31, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Shame on the Washington Post. There is NOT ONE POLL that supports this and I would turn your attention, as well as your reader's attention to Gallup:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/111679/Gallup-Daily-Obamas-Lead-Widens-Some-All-Bases.aspx

Which reports today:

"The political landscape could be improving for Barack Obama in the waning days of the campaign. Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Oct. 28-30 shows him with an eight percentage point lead over John McCain among traditional likely voters -- 51% to 43% -- his largest margin to date using this historical Gallup Poll voter model....Since Tuesday, McCain's support among traditional likely voters has dropped by four points (from 47% to 43%), Obama's has risen by two points (from 49% to 51%), and the percentage of undecided voters has increased from 4% to 6%.

Thursday night's interviews are the first conducted entirely after Obama's widely viewed 30-minute prime-time campaign ad, which ran on several television networks Wednesday evening. Obama held a substantial lead over McCain in last night's polling, however no greater than what Gallup found on Wednesday."

So, again, my question what poll--Real Clear Politics has the average lead at 6.4% with the lowest (pre Obama commercial on Wednesday) being Fox News showing a 3% lead for Obama and the highest being the 11 point Obama lead in the CBS/NY Times poll. Your OWN poll has Obama with an 8 point lead.

Posted by: Pepper88 | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

God Bless John McCain. Keep the faith Sir. Carry on and carry forward. We are behind you.

Keep fighting John.

Posted by: hoimacoach | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

You must have been drinking from a Kings Creek still to think otherwise.

Posted by: NeverLeft
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Whatever we drink from, at least it has floride. Don't you have a satellite dish to adjust in front of your double wide?

Posted by: LABC | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

if bob barr said he was winning the race, would you quote him on that? why do you allow any candidate to make such claims without proof? there is no mention in your story of any polls.

Posted by: pros2 | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Those who value reason and honesty are voting for Obama. Fact is, Obama's "tax cuts" are clearly geared towards the middle class, and all he does is restore to the upper 1% the same tax rates they paid under Ronald Reagan. Fact is, McCain has constantly supported tax cuts for big oil companies and for the upper 1% of American society. He has also voted to cut programs for veterans and VA hospitals. In this election, think everyone. McCain will only continue Bushes same policies, he voted with Bush 90% of the time. His policies of deregulation have contributed to the collapse of the financial markets. It is time for a change.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Joe the Plumber or to give him his real name Wurzelbacher has signed with a publicity management agent regarding media relationships, including "a possible record deal with a major label, personal appearances and corporate sponsorships.

In The Neocons world as long as you stick with lies, gimmicks and help to promote Neocons Billionnaires that represent the top 5% of the nation, the rewards are great!

Yet they want you to believe they are fighting for the Middle Class!

I will not be surprised that Joe the Plumber will be dispose of once used and abused!

This is the policy of the Neoocns as it has been for the last 8 years. They use you, milk you, abuse you and then do not want to know about you once you are no more needed.

After all the Neocons feel they are there to serve the top 5% of the nation with fellow Neoocons billionnaires at the top of this list of priority.

As for the Middle and working classes LOL Please do not make me laugh! They are nothing as far as they are concerned.

Obama/Biden 2008

Posted by: 1Nouri | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Anything to distract! If Obama loses, it will be because of RACE, as Rush Limbaugh would put it. The Republicans have run a hateful camapaign, a campaign designed to frighten people about Obama. You can code it any way you like, but the McCain campaign has been on the low road for two months. I cannot imagine what a McCain presidency would look like because he has jetisoned every core principle that he had.

Posted by: EarlC | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

This interpretation of the poll numbers should be grounds for excluding him for consideration for President of The United States.

We've had 8 years of a guy who refuses to recognize Reality.

What is wrong with these people? Are they serving some special drink at the RNC that impedes a human being's ability to recognize inconvenient facts?

Those Stupid Facts, Again... Rearing Their Ugly Heads.

Must be why they love the Bible so much. It makes No Sense.

What a crew of weirdos.

Posted by: LeftwithNochoice | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

This story is nothing but free advertising for the McCain campaign. No gap has been closed, there is no significant tightening. This is just Rick Davis proving how much he learned from his mentor, Karl Rove: lie to the media and they will reward you for treating them like morons.

Please remove this story and its headline from the Post's home page. It does not juxtapose any facts whatsoever with Davis' ludicrous remarks, but gives him the chance to get his message out without any due diligence. Lazy journalism at its best.

Posted by: itchy1 | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

"No fraud is needed, patriotic West Virginians saw through the 0bama mask and will reject him soundly. West Virginians have a pround tradition of military service and would never fall for a "blame-America-first" type such as 0bama.

You must have been drinking from a Kings Creek still to think otherwise."

West Virginia is a joke. Also, every state has a proud tradition of military service, so BFD about that. Finally, no one cares how West Virginia will vote in this election. As soon as Sen Byrd dies, the flow of pork to this hellish state will cease and no one will care.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | October 31, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103004749.html

Bush’s Last Push to Deregulate

“The White House is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January. The new rules would be among the most controversial deregulatory steps of the Bush era and could be difficult for his successor to undo. Some would ease or lift constraints on private industry, including power plants, mines and farms. Those and other regulations would help clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining.”

Congress ought to reject 100% of Bush's remaining efforts and save them for the next president to examine. When his term is up, all that needs to happen is that he exits that White House, no extra Bush policies lingering into the next administration. I expect Obama to really look at this and do what is right for the country. I can't say I believe McCain would do the same. I think he'd do what Bush is attempting to do now. It's definitely not beneficial for the country.

Posted by: Obama2008 | October 31, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Those who value reason and honesty are voting for Obama. Fact is, Obama's "tax cuts" are clearly geared towards the middle class, and all he does is restore to the upper 1% the same tax rates they paid under Ronald Reagan. Fact is, McCain has constantly supported tax cuts for big oil companies and for the upper 1% of American society. He has also voted to cut programs for veterans and VA hospitals. In this election, think everyone. McCain will only continue Bushes same policies, he voted with Bush 90% of the time. His policies of deregulation have contributed to the collapse of the financial markets. It is time for a change.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | October 31, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Yes, ma13, I think it's good that ANY BIASED news outlet's profits are down, and I hope they go out of business. Maybe then we will get some media willing to look into Walter Reed situations AND corrupt Democrats.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Getting people to see the true Obama is like trying to catch the wind! His redistribution of wealth doesn't matter, his broken promises don't matter, his connections raise no cause for concern. I think many Americans have been blinded by his eloquent rhetoric and their hatred of George Bush. Whatever one might think of Obama and Bush, there is one thing about John McCain that should resonate with people. He was willing to give up his life for this country. That says a lot. How many of us would be willing to do the same? People need to stop being swayed by their emotions and truly look into the candidates' records. Make a decision based on intellect, not emotion. Any time we let our emotions control our choices, regret is never far.

Posted by: ajcjgr | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

###########################################

The fact is that Bush and the Republican Party (including McCain) have done a very poor job of running this country for the past eight years. The logical reponse is to kick their lying butts out of office.

Posted by: maggots | October 31, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

You must have been drinking from a Kings Creek still to think otherwise.

Posted by: NeverLeft
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Whatever we drink from, at least it has floride. Don't you have a satellite dish to adjust in front of your double wide?

Posted by: LABC | October 31, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

___________________________________________
BROTHER SMACKS OBAMA's POWER
___________________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvc0tYG_YpA

___________________________________________

Democrats need the poor to get their power.
___________________________________________

Obama's thought control POLICE kicks

THREE NEWSPAPERS off his plane .


Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 31, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I see the right-wing trolls are trying to collect a few more bucks for idiotic comments before they lose their asses next week. Hopefully that will pay pay your fare to a "non-Socialist" country after the election - so long, and good riddance.

Posted by: dwt301 | October 31, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

maybe davis has a point, maybe he doesn't.
the following comment from the comments section of an analysis of PA by ari kaufman provides a worthwhile alternative perspective: (http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/mccains-keys-to-the-keystone-state/)
"Dem supporters like to point to their huge, coordinated ground game, and point to the lack of the equivalent in the Pub camp. What they don’t get is that conservatives operate differently. A quiet, confidential talk with a neighbor. A whisper campaign. No response, or white lies, to pollsters. Keeping their own counsel. Don’t hang your dainties on the clothesline. Quietly go vote."

The silent majority lives.

Posted by: quietpatriot1776 | October 31, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

This interpretation of the poll numbers should be grounds for excluding him for consideration for President of The United States.

We've had 8 years of a guy who refuses to recognize Reality.

What is wrong with these people? Are they serving some special drink at the RNC that impedes a human being's ability to recognize inconvenient facts?

Those Stupid Facts, Again... Rearing Their Ugly Heads.

Must be why they love the Bible so much. It makes No Sense.

What a crew of weirdos.

Posted by: LeftwithNochoice | October 31, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Anything to distract! If Obama loses, it will be because of RACE, as Rush Limbaugh would put it. The Republicans have run a hateful camapaign, a campaign designed to frighten people about Obama. You can code it any way you like, but the McCain campaign has been on the low road for two months. I cannot imagine what a McCain presidency would look like because he has jetisoned every core principle that he had.

Posted by: EarlC | October 31, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Damn you, Rick Davis. You made me donate another $50 to Obama today and to get my mom and two of my best friends to do so as well.

Posted by: mainer2 | October 31, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

I still can't believe that McCain didn't hire Mike Murphy to run his campaign like he did in 2000.


The Three Stooges could have done a better job of running campaign strategy than the second string Rovebots that McCain hired.
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c
.

Posted by: DrainYou | October 31, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

For God's sake! What kind of reporting is this? One-sided, with an inflammatory headline. It's as bad as your pre-Iraq invasion editorializing.

Posted by: Chas1 | October 31, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

___________________________________________
BROTHER SMACKS OBAMA's POWER
___________________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvc0tYG_YpA

___________________________________________

Democrats need the poor to get their power.
___________________________________________

Obama's thought control POLICE kicks

THREE NEWSPAPERS off his plane .


Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 31, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

mharwick - So are you saying we should buy all the guns and ammo we can to start the revolution we will need to take back our country - or should we just let this 'NAZI' Obama take over the country with out a fight if he wins the election?

Posted by: kparc | October 31, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I add my voice to the chorus of commenters who blast washingtonpost.com for both a misleading link on the front page and a totally vacuous piece of journalism. For goodness sake, if you're going to the trouble of quoting from McCain's press statement, instead of just releasing it, the least you could say is that there is no evidence of the kind of change Rick Davis is dreaming about.

WaPo reporters and the WaPo tracking survey only state there is a slight tightening. There is absolutely no indication that McCain is "closing" any gap. Most of his gains have come in states where it doesn't matter such as Kentucky, etc.

Posted by: ThePoliticalObserver | October 31, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

For God's sake! What kind of reporting is this? One-sided, with an inflammatory headline. It's as bad as your pre-Iraq invasion editorializing.

Posted by: Chas1 | October 31, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

___________________________________________
BROTHER SMACKS OBAMA's POWER
___________________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvc0tYG_YpA

___________________________________________

Democrats need the poor to get their power.
___________________________________________

Obama's thought control POLICE kicks

THREE NEWSPAPERS off his plane .


Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 31, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

No fraud is needed, patriotic West Virginians saw through the 0bama mask and will reject him soundly. West Virginians have a pround tradition of military service and would never fall for a "blame-America-first" type such as 0bama.

You must have been drinking from a Kings Creek still to think otherwise.

Posted by: NeverLeft | October 31, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I hope all of you who are sooo sure of a landslide victory for Obama aren't putting some kind of negative mojo on him. I want him to win bad, but I'm not going to go so far as to say it's over. Didn't the second term of W. show anything to you about how millions of people in this country think (or don't think)? I hope you are right, but damn, don't curse him...

Posted by: noPostFoxTypeNewsPlease | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I would rather believe their is a Tooth Fairy or a Santa Claus than believe Rick Davis. All this hyperbole is nothing more than trying to keep Republicans from deserting the ship and either sitting out the election or voting for Obama.

Take a real hard look at the electoral college vote patters, folks. At this hour it is mathematically impossible for McCain to reach 270. On the other hand, Obama is almost there or above it.

The real question is why newspapers publish this kind of hyperbole.

Posted by: pbarnett52 | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

A more realistic headline:

McCain Campaign sez:"That's rain...really!"

Posted by: LABC | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

___________________________________________
BROTHER SMACKS OBAMA's POWER
___________________________________________

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvc0tYG_YpA

___________________________________________

Democrats need the poor to get their power.
___________________________________________

Obama's thought control POLICE kicks

THREE NEWSPAPERS off his plane .


Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

That was a misleading headline on your front page. Why don't you add Davis's name and quotes to it? Or at least tack on a question mark.

Also, I'm getting a little tired of stories that only report what others have said. This is happening across the media. Whatever happened to putting such statements in context? What about actual analysis?

Posted by: markstoneman | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The FIX is in:

PALIN/mccain will win the election.

Posted by: kparc | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Rick, Fannie Mae just called. Is your firm ever going to cash that last lobbying check they received in August?

Posted by: NotBubba | October 31, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Davis's numbers are inconsistent with today's Gallup poll data, which show the gap widening. Not to say that Gallup is right, but the trend is different than claimed in the article.

http://www.gallup.com/Home.aspx

Also, there's an interesting article on the secondary Gallup poll, which suggests that attacks on "redistributionism" may not be universally agreed with by the public.

Posted by: chiefwj | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

What a joke of a headline.

He also sees that the republicans will hold the house and senate in 2006 and that we will be greeted as liberators in Iraq.

When was the last time they were right about anything?

Posted by: rmarshall1 | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

The FIX is in:

PALIN/mccain will win the election.

Posted by: kparc | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Getting people to see the true Obama is like trying to catch the wind! His redistribution of wealth doesn't matter, his broken promises don't matter, his connections raise no cause for concern. I think many Americans have been blinded by his eloquent rhetoric and their hatred of George Bush. Whatever one might think of Obama and Bush, there is one thing about John McCain that should resonate with people. He was willing to give up his life for this country. That says a lot. How many of us would be willing to do the same? People need to stop being swayed by their emotions and truly look into the candidates' records. Make a decision based on intellect, not emotion. Any time we let our emotions control our choices, regret is never far.

Posted by: ajcjgr | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Getting people to see the true Obama is like trying to catch the wind! His redistribution of wealth doesn't matter, his broken promises don't matter, his connections raise no cause for concern. I think many Americans have been blinded by his eloquent rhetoric and their hatred of George Bush. Whatever one might think of Obama and Bush, there is one thing about John McCain that should resonate with people. He was willing to give up his life for this country. That says a lot. How many of us would be willing to do the same? People need to stop being swayed by their emotions and truly look into the candidates' records. Make a decision based on intellect, not emotion. Any time we let our emotions control our choices, regret is never far.

Posted by: ajcjgr | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis = Baghdad Bob

Man, you've got to feel sorry for poor Rickie since he was looking at the biggest paycheck for lobbying in DC, but now he's a pariah who nobody wants to see - like a washed up porn star.

Posted by: Fairfax3 | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis = Baghdad Bob

Man, you've got to feel sorry for poor Rickie since he was looking at the biggest paycheck for lobbying in DC, but now he's a pariah who nobody wants to see - like a washed up porn star.

Posted by: Fairfax3 | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

No fraud is needed, patriotic West Virginians saw through the 0bama mask and will reject him soundly. West Virginians have a pround tradition of military service and would never fall for a "blame-America-first" type such as 0bama.

You must have been drinking from a Kings Creek still to think otherwise.

Posted by: NeverLeft | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

mharwick

I won't attack. There's no point. Normal people do not buy into that stuff.

As a student of history
Can you make the same comparisons about W? Except for the speaking part. That's a given. I betcha you could if you tried.


Posted by: elbuzz07 | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Dems muscle into hardcore GOP strongholds in Florida.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/state/article883323.ece

.....armies of ground troops.....

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey, Post Webmaster,

The headline for this story on the homepage is TOTALLY MISLEADING.

WAKE UP AND FIX IT!!!

Posted by: Skeptic21 | October 31, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Getting people to see the true Obama is like trying to catch the wind! His redistribution of wealth doesn't matter, his broken promises don't matter, his connections raise no cause for concern. I think many Americans have been blinded by his eloquent rhetoric and their hatred of George Bush. Whatever one might think of Obama and Bush, there is one thing about John McCain that should resonate with people. He was willing to give up his life for this country. That says a lot. How many of us would be willing to do the same? People need to stop being swayed by their emotions and truly look into the candidates' records. Make a decision based on intellect, not emotion. Any time we let our emotions control our choices, regret is never far.

Posted by: ajcjgr | October 31, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I dont see it. Look at the polls for 10/31/08

McCain has had to defend the states that Bush has won in the last two elections. OBAMA is far away in the lead in all the states Kerry won, he didn't even have to campaign in them.

Keeping McCain on his heels. mosey onto this site which I know most of you have visited. http://realclearpolitics.com/ a conservative friendly site.

OBAMA up by 5/10 points in Pennsylvania
up by 17 points in Mexico, a red state won by Bush in 2004
Same with Colorado up by 10 points. The Latino vote is going all the way for OBAMA.

OBAMA will win both of these states. And he will win Virginia, another red state. On his way to being elected President of these United states.

Posted by: llewis40 | October 31, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Waaah! "The Headline-The HEADLINE!!!"

Geeez,


Would all you Libbies like some Cheese;


To go with all that WHINE! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 31, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Davis is no doubt using "the math" that Rove assured Bush would keep the GOP in control of both bodies of COngress.

The tsunami is coming and it's going to be a political drubbing for the GOP.

Posted by: mathas | October 31, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis = Baghdad Bob

Man, you've got to feel sorry for poor Rickie since he was looking at the biggest paycheck for lobbying in DC, but now he's a pariah who nobody wants to see - like a washed up porn star.

Posted by: Fairfax3 | October 31, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

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BROTHER SMACKS OBAMA's POWER
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvc0tYG_YpA

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Democrats need the poor to get their power.
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Obama's thought control POLICE kicks

THREE NEWSPAPERS off his plane .


Posted by: RaZoR777 | October 31, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

More low life tactics from the Chairman of the GOP in Tampa.

He's apologizing - cause he got caught.

Even the Republicans are embarrassed and are asking for his resignation.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/article883431.ece

Not this time. Not this year

Posted by: toritto | October 31, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Please, don't ever do that.

That's the kind of headline that can stop a woman's heart.

Thank God it was only shoddy reporting regurgitating the forlorn hopes of desperate men, in the tragic guise of an article.

Badly done Washington Post, badly done.

Posted by: Tuftyclub | October 31, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

This just in: Rick Davis predicts the Rays will win the World Series.

Posted by: smc91 | October 31, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

The editors of the Washington Post should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for allowing this misleading headline to be a banner over a story that contains not a shred of objective evidence or analysis to justify the headline's content. McCain closing the gap, indeed. Does this newspaper have any integrity left, or are you simply being paid by the McCain campaign as its most widely-disseminated mouthpiece? Change the headline now, or lose a reader forever.

Posted by: brucecorn | October 31, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Agreed with the opening comments; there is no evidence in polls to corroborate Davis' desperate claim. All the puffery about leadership won't make McCain a solid candidate again, not after the Palin choice, the campaign suspension, and the loony behavior.

Go to electoral-vote or fivethirtyeight, look for evidence of this "closing gap." Not there, not even at the level of statisitical noise. It's been the same since the third debate.

Posted by: chrisfox8 | October 31, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

REPUBLICANS AT IT AGAIN.....Voter Fraud In West Virginia

No Kidding….This years Florida taking place in West Virginia… stories on voter fraud also in Charleston Post Gazette…

ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09X-aYRad2E

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

REPUBLICANS AT IT AGAIN.....Voter Fraud In West Virginia

No Kidding….This years Florida taking place in West Virginia… stories on voter fraud also in Charleston Post Gazette…

ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09X-aYRad2E

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

REPUBLICANS AT IT AGAIN.....Voter Fraud In West Virginia

No Kidding….This years Florida taking place in West Virginia… stories on voter fraud also in Charleston Post Gazette…

ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09X-aYRad2E

Posted by: WVUWEIRTON | October 31, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Unadulterated talking-point trash under a wildly dishonest and misleading headline.

It's so egregious, I'm inclined to put it down to incompetence rather than sinister design.

This Juliet Eilperin, is she a secretary or something? Why is she taking dictation? Have all the journalists got the day off?

Posted by: Bud0 | October 31, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Uh, they are on crack!
Electoral:
Obama/Biden = 311
McSame/Paylin = 142

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/

Posted by: dorklord | October 31, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

The accurate headline, on the home page, should be "McCain Camp: We're Closing the Gap." Your headline is misleading.

Posted by: bmfc | October 31, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, what is the point of this post? This isn't news, its just spin from the McCain campaign. If you want to report facts you should mention how Obama is still ahead by comfortable margins not only nationally but in the battleground states.

Posted by: FairfaxIsBlue | October 31, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

More vile Republican tactics in Florida.

http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2008/10/hernando-voters.html

Not this time. Not this year.

Posted by: toritto | October 31, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

timing is everything. the interview with Rick was certainly before Gallup showed a sudden re-widening of the gap, especially in their traditional (unexpanded) likely voter model, and even Zogby showed that the recent widening has held steady.

Posted by: JoeT1 | October 31, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain and his staff should be arrested for child abuse. In order to provide filler for their increasingly enemic campaign they are busing in 1,000's of school children from area schools, sticking pre "homemade" signs (same handwriting and marker colors everywhere they go) in their hands and posing them for photo-ops.

Minors who can't even vote, from PUBLIC schools, missing class to serve in a campaign that todays news of yesterdays national mock vote of over a million PUBLIC school kids shows (that even here in Louisiana) prefer Obama, seen yawning behind McCain't and his botox, Palin.

Posted by: mot2win | October 31, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

FWIW PPP has polling out today 10/31 for Colorado and Iowa. PPP polls, like those of SurveyUSA contain early voting data.

Colorado: Obama +10 EV: Obama +17
Iowa: Obama +15 EV: Obama +40
New Mexico:Obama +17 EV: Obama +28

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_Colorado_1031424.pdf
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_NewMexico_1031582.pdf
http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=2882b094-e5d3-4110-93fa-e037638e7bb2

Posted by: collacch | October 31, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Go McCain Palin. Our Republic lies in the balance. Keep fighting to the end.

Posted by: hoimacoach | October 31, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

This is a pretty shameful article and headline. All it reports is what a confirmed partisan liar says about the election. No facts. No additional reporting.

It should simply say that the McCain campaign spokesman insists that poll numbers show tightening race, but that no poll results support that interpretation.

Posted by: simpleton1 | October 31, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

What a lousy/inaccurate headline. You should have written McCain Wishes He Was Closing the Gap. Look at the latest polls for gosh sakes, he's opening up more of a lead thanks to a post-ad bounce. This is rather pathetic coming from the WAPO...maybe a way to ensure that Obama supporters don't become complacent. I know the press would like more of a horse race, but you look like a horse's #%$!

Posted by: mediamaverick | October 31, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

What's the difference between a McCain press release and the excrement of a male cow?

Nothing!

Posted by: thornwalker1 | October 31, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Per Gallup, the Obama lead is as big as ever. So what's with the bogus headline?

We expect better of the Washington Post but not Drudge.

Posted by: dougm2 | October 31, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Republicans can dream all they like, but they're going to have their asses handed to them on Tuesday.

Posted by: smc91 | October 31, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Gort has been abducted, multiply replicated and is now being abused by the McCain campaign team in its final desperate effort to add four more years to the Cheney-Bush catastrophe. We've got only one day left to raise money and only four more days to knock on doors, make phone calls and boost voter turnout to a 48-year record. The turnout of the voting-age population was 63.1% in 1960. In 2004, it was 55.3%. The low point was 49.1% in 1996.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg56KbtmARc
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TUESDAY NOV 4th, 2008 - GOTV PEOPLE!


OBAMA/BIDEN-08!!!
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 31, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Whistling in the dark never helped me, I sure hope it works for Davis. Otherwise I suggest that he goes to a doctor and gets some Xanax, he'll need it to sleep on Nov. 4th, 5th, 6th...!

Posted by: AverageJane | October 31, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

This isn't a news story! This isn't an update! It's a McCain press release!

Posted by: gavin930 | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I urge the Post to be careful about those headlines. As many other people have mentioned in this forum - there is not one piece of statistical proof that there's any kind of McCain comeback actually happening. A more accurate headline would have been "McCain camp CLAIMS there's a comeback."

Come on guys - you have to be more careful!

Posted by: zcaplan1 | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

This kind of misleading, attention-grabbing headline is something I expect out of Drudge, not WaPo. Shame on you Juliet.

Posted by: ssergio | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

The headline on the front page of the online WAPost is extremely misleading. There is no evidence reported in the actual story to support the McCain camp fantasy that their candidate is closing the gap.

The headline should be corrected to accurately reflect the spin being thrown by McCain flacks. With McCain slipping in his home state and Ohio, and way behind in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Virginia the optimistic scenarios for the GOP are all in cloud-kookoo land.

Rick Davis, as he has proved time and time again in this campaign, is seriously delusional.

Posted by: dee5 | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

bfjackjernigan

Agreed. The post comparing Hitler and Obama is absolutely ridiculous.

However, I would compare the 2008 election to 1976. Inexperienced top of ticket (Carter/Obama) potentially winning with large majorities of their own party in House and Senate.

The issue will be whether Obama is 'rolled' by Pelosi and Reid like Carter was in 1977 after assuming office. Moderate views of Obama's campaign may be blown out by opportunity for massive swings beyond his promises.

Will Barack be able to stand up to members of his own party? I believe there is no historical record to indicate that he will.

Here is hoping that if Obama wins, Senate goes to about 56-577 for Dems and plus 70 seat majority in House. At least there will need to be a little outreach to moderate members of Republican Party (Collins, etal). This way Barack builds concensus.

Posted by: jhpbriton | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mharwick | October 31, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

This is a vile and disgusting post.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

What a lousy/inaccurate headline. You should have written McCain Wishes He Was Closing the Gap. Look at the latest polls for gosh sakes, he's opening up more of a lead thanks to a post-ad bounce. This is rather pathetic coming from the WAPO...maybe a way to ensure that Obama supporters don't become complacent. I know the press would like more of a horse race, but you look like a horse's #%$!

Posted by: mediamaverick | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Do you just transcribe Davis's handouts? What if he says "McCain Wins", will you print that verbatim also?

Posted by: glynnjp1 | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Mharwick wrote: I have been comparing the Obama campaign to pre World War II Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler for many weeks. ... I am a student of history
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you're not a student of history, you're a horse's a$$.

GO on over to Rush Limbaugh's website where your phoney intellectualism will make you look smart. They have a much lower standard over there.

Posted by: xconservative | October 31, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

What is up with the headline on the main WashingtonPost.com site? It says "McCain is closing the gap." That's not what this story says - this story does not include a single fact, reported by the Post, to show McCain closing the gap. This story simply reports McCain's campaign manager saying that McCain is closing the gap.

What a disgraceful case of misleading people. This is the equivalent of someone saying the sky is green and the Post writing "the sky is green." Just because McCain's staff - or for that matter Obama's staff - says something, that doesn't make it true.

Posted by: jnrosen | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

VOTE YOUR BRAIN: See the REAL McCain!
Hate. Fear. Greed. 8 more years?

VOTE for the CHANGE WE NEED: Obama '08
Hope. Courage. Compassion.


Posted by: ford9504 | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

""We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary," his campaign manager, Rick Davis ..."

what do you expect him to say? "We are witnessing, I believe, the end of the republican party as we know it. Our candidate is a buffoon, our VP is a twit, and our staff so incompetent we couldn't even manage to tell our buffoon that Joe the dyspeptic plumber was too drunk to make it to the ralley."

Posted by: khote14 | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Mharwick wrote: I have been comparing the Obama campaign to pre World War II Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler for many weeks. ... I am a student of history
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you're not a student of history, you're a horse's a$$.

GO on over to Rush Limbaugh's website where your phoney intellectualism will make you look smart. They have a much lower standard over there.

Posted by: xconservative | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

To MarkInAustin:

You think it's good that the Post's profits are down?

Without profits, there aren't the resources to uncover disgraces like the conditions at Walter Reed. You don't have to love the mainstream media, but without them, you're going to get your news from the government and pr people.

Heaven help us then.

Posted by: ma13 | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

What a lousy/inaccurate headline. You should have written McCain Wishes He Was Closing the Gap. Look at the latest polls for gosh sakes, he's opening up more of a lead thanks to a post-ad bounce. This is rather pathetic coming from the WAPO...maybe a way to ensure that Obama supporters don't become complacent. I know the press would like more of a horse race, but you look like a horse's #%$!

Posted by: mediamaverick | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

It's very thoughtful of McCain to speak at a high school. That way he doesn't need to have high school students bused in to a rally to fill the empty seats: they're already there!

Posted by: LevRaphael | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Why in the world would say that McCain is coming back when the article does not in anyway justify that headline. Use some sense here folk. Some people are unable to read beyond a headline. Take a Palin for example.

Posted by: Annandale | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

LOL! :-D

Question:

Ever consider just WHO Bin Laden, Kim Jung Il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Vladimir Putin, Chavez, Evo Morales, The Castro Bros, and soooo many Other American Loving Celebs would Vote for?

LOL! :-D

Sorta puts O'Bomba-Nation supporters into a group now doesn't it! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Mharwick wrote: I have been comparing the Obama campaign to pre World War II Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler for many weeks. ... I am a student of history
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you're not a student of history, you're a horse's a$$.

GO on over to Rush Limbaugh's website where your phoney intellectualism will make you look smart. They have a much lower standard over there.

Posted by: xconservative | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Mharwick wrote: I have been comparing the Obama campaign to pre World War II Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler for many weeks. ... I am a student of history
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you're not a student of history, you're a horse's a$$.

GO on over to Rush Limbaugh's website where your phoney intellectualism will make you look smart. They have a much lower standard over there.

Posted by: xconservative | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

"An evangelical youth movement at Liberty University -- a fundamentalist Baptist institution founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell -- has mobilized to support John McCain's presidential candidacy. Given McCain's clashes with religious conservatives during his 2000 campaign for president, the support he's receiving from conservative-minded students is significant."

I hope McCain is saying to the above I do not need your votes, You are extremists! What a hypocrite!

OBAMA IS NOT ENDORSED BY:
1) Neo-Nazis
2) Extremist Funbdamentalist Evangelists
3) The obscene greedy of Wall Street
4) The top 5% Neocons Billionnaires
5) The extremist think tanks like the New American Century and the American Entreprise

McCain is running out of time, out of ideas and confimr once agian that his campaign is in a shamble and cannot control his VP, let alone control the running of the country eficiently.

OBAMA/BIDEN in 2008

p.s.: Has McCain finally managed to find Joe the Plumber in his crowd? LOL

Posted by: 1Nouri | October 31, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

It's very thoughtful of McCain to speak at a high school. That way he doesn't need to have high school students bused in to a rally to fill the empty seats: they're already there!

Posted by: LevRaphael | October 31, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

What is up with the headline on the main WashingtonPost.com site? It says "McCain is closing the gap." That's not what this story says - this story does not include a single fact, reported by the Post, to show McCain closing the gap. This story simply reports McCain's campaign manager saying that McCain is closing the gap.

What a disgraceful case of misleading people. This is the equivalent of someone saying the sky is green and the Post writing "the sky is green." Just because McCain's staff - or for that matter Obama's staff - says something, that doesn't make it true.

Posted by: jnrosen | October 31, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

BE VIGILENT BE EXTREMELY VIGILENT

TO DEMOCRATS AND MODERATE REPUBLICANS VOTE EARLY IF YOU CAN AS THE LAST DAY WILL BE FRUSTRATING AND THE VOTING MACHINES WILL BE ACTING IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS!

OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

Posted by: 1Nouri | October 31, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

i don't think Mcpain will need much vaseline for his "tight" race.


payola to Diebold should be sufficient.

Posted by: forestbloggod | October 31, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

"We are witnessing, I believe, probably one of the greatest comebacks that you've seen since John McCain won the primary..."

"The pundits, my friends, have written us off as they've done before. But we're closing, my friends, and we're going to win in Ohio . . . We're a few points down, but we're coming back, and we're coming back strong."

Where I come from, they call this "bulletin board material."

Posted by: Goombay | October 31, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

What a ridiculous post. There is no actual reporting, analysis, or explanation whatsoever. This entire article is a description of the world according to McCain's campaign. Wow! Everyone is upbeat and predicting an upset. How newsworthy!

Posted by: NMModerate1 | October 31, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

What is up with the headline on the main WashingtonPost.com site? It says "McCain is closing the gap." That's not what this story says - this story does not include a single fact, reported by the Post, to show McCain closing the gap. This story simply reports McCain's campaign manager saying that McCain is closing the gap.

What a disgraceful case of misleading people. This is the equivalent of someone saying the sky is green and the Post writing "the sky is green." Just because McCain's staff - or for that matter Obama's staff - says something, that doesn't make it true.

Posted by: jnrosen | October 31, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

The headline for this article on the front page is "McCain Camp Closing the Gap." Yet the only evidence offerred of this alleged gap closure is internal polls released from the McCain campaign. Perhaps a bit more skepticism would be appropriate for the reporters & headline writers.

Posted by: bsimon1 | October 31, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis Sees "One of the Greatest Comebacks"


And then he woke up.
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Hey, that's what I was going to say!

Posted by: CallMeSkeptical | October 31, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

What do you expect from the McCain camp? "We're losing and throwing in the towel"?

Joseph Goebbels was still making propaganda broadcasts from the bunker while the Russians were just blocks away. McCain's camp is now in the bunker and they will say whatever it takes in the false belief that they can change reality with words.

And comparing Obama to Hitler is the classic example of Republican desperation through proaganda. It would be funny if it weren't so dangerous and pathetic.

Posted by: bfjackjernigan | October 31, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

i don't think Mcpain will need much vaseline for this "tight" race.


they can pull it off by payola to Diebold.

Posted by: forestbloggod | October 31, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

All candidates for the presidency must be questioned and carefully scrutinized.

Posted by: mharwick
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I'd say your parents needed to be scrutinized and questioned based on your insane posturing.

Posted by: LABC | October 31, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Bush’s Last Push to Deregulate
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103004749.html
“The White House is working to enact a wide array of federal regulations, many of which would weaken government rules aimed at protecting consumers and the environment, before President Bush leaves office in January. The new rules would be among the most controversial deregulatory steps of the Bush era and could be difficult for his successor to undo. Some would ease or lift constraints on private industry, including power plants, mines and farms. Those and other regulations would help clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining.”

EVERYONE disappointed with what Bush is trying to do or enable even after he leaves, please write to your Congress Representatives. Email them or send letters.

http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html

Broken down by state and includes the list of members, and information to contact them. Bush has done more than enough. His term is coming to a wrap, and that's what needs to happen. His term needs to be considered a wrap. No extra of his policies lingering into the next administration's term. I think enough damage has been done.

Posted by: Obama2008 | October 31, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

DOOH!


CNN takes a look at what went wrong with McCain's planned Phoney Plumber Joe photo op yesterday. According to the McCain campaign, Joe decided he didn't want to go at the last minute, but according to Joe, they never followed up with him after making the initial invite.
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http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/30/joe-the-plumber-a-no-show/
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Either way, it led to one of the most humiliating moments of the campaign for McCain, who announced Joe's presence to the crowd only to quickly discover that Joe was a no show. An obviously flustered McCain then flubbed an attack line during his speech, and instead of recovering simply said: "never mind."
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iucdy83OXcE
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Here's more video of yesterday's McCain event -- absolutely hilarious!:
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DOOH!
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 31, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

I have been comparing the Obama campaign to pre World War II Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler for many weeks. Of course my claims have been dismissed by Obama supporters and many times I have been personally attacked for asking simple questions about Obama. I am a student of history and have read a great deal about the era leading up to the second world war and also during and after. The more I observe and think about it, the closer the parallels are.

The rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party

The economic conditions in Germany after World War I were horrible.

Adolf Hitler honed his oratory skills and became a superb speaker.

Adolf Hitler surrounded himself with thugs and Jew haters.

Adolf Hitler and the Nazis blamed the Jews for their problems.

Adolf Hitler spoke of change and a new Germany.

The people of Germany got caught up in the euphoria of the changes that Hitler promised.

The Nazis burned books to eradicate records and contrary thoughts.

The Nazis bullied Jews and other segments of society.

The Nazis were elitists with talk of the Arayan Race.

Adolf Hitler had many people fooled including many jews that never thought all of that evil could happen in their country. moinansari reminded me of this important point. Thank You!

The Barack Obama Campaign

The perceived economic conditions are bad. The economic conditions are perfect here compared to post War War I Germany.

Obama worked on his oratory skills. He is a superb speaker with the ability to mesmerize his followers.

Obama has been surrounded by racists, anti semites, criminals and drug users.

Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and others have blamed white people and Jews for their problems.

Obama constantly speaks of change.

Obama supporters are caught up in the euphoria of the moment and Obama’s promise of change.

Obama has denied having records, not provided records and been extremely evasive when asked to supply records.

Obama supporters have bullied bloggers when questions about Obama or his past are asked. Some of these attacks are clearly orchestrated by the Obama Campaign. Some of these bullies have attacked family members of bloggers.

Obama has recently shown his elitist attitude during his speech in San Francisco. His arrogance parallels Hitler’s Aryan race comments in regard to Obama’s God Like omnipotence in regard to having the answers to problems.

Obama has many people fooled including many Jews that are ignoring all the evil and anti semitism surrounding Obama. Thanks moinansari and God bless you.

The parallels are clear and they are scary!

What is the lesson to be learned?

The German people blindly followed Hitler with his promises of change. Hitler and his cohorts were not scrutinized by enough people. Barack Obama is promising change and many are blindly following in a similar euphoric state. All candidates for the presidency must be questioned and carefully scrutinized.

Posted by: mharwick | October 31, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm old enough to remember George McGovern's campaign manager claiming his client was headed for a historic comeback just before the election. Take anything a campaign manager says with a large grain of salt.

Posted by: dcwsano | October 31, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis also mentioned that the Lions or the Bengals will comback and win the Super Bowl.

Posted by: dcwun | October 31, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm old enough to remember George McGovern's campaign manager saying his candidate was making a historic come-back in 1972. Take it with a grain of salt.

Posted by: dcwsano | October 31, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis also said that the Lions and Bengals will comeback and win the Super Bowl.

Posted by: dcwun | October 31, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

McCain and Palin are even more clueless than W is as they have based their entire campaign on a series of nasty, false personal attacks on Barack Obama. Their bet has been that Americans are a fearful, frightened bunch who won't be willing to vote for a new direction. But the McCain-Palin calculus couldn't have been more wrong; their bet is going to fail, and fail badly.


When it does fail, it will leave the Republican Party with nothing. John McCain will almost certainly outperform Barry Goldwater in this election in terms of his share of the vote, yet he will leave his party in far worse shape than did Goldwater. At least Goldwater left his party with a devoted base of conservative activists, energized by his commitment to conservative ideology.


McCain, meanwhile, has stood for nothing other than attacks on Barack Obama. He has taken a Republican brand that had been shattered by George W. Bush and done nothing to repair it, leaving his party with no more of a clue about how to address the needs of ordinary Americans than they had when this election cycle began.


The fact that almost nobody in McCain's party seems to understand the devastating consequences of this failure is a strong indication that Republicans will be stuck in the political wilderness for many years to come.
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http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NjIyYzU1ZTY3OThhNGNjNDZiMWU5MDY2MDI2YjYwYjM=#more
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 31, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Is this the Rick Davis who had an ad out declaring McCain the winner a day before the actual debate?

Truthiness needs help!

Posted by: robertell | October 31, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I second Serge's call.

Problem is most of those who came here FROM Russia to be free men, quickly became brainwashed Republican racists as soon as they acquired a piece of real estate.

What is it about owning property that turns a normal person into a fascist? Fear of losing it?

Posted by: VMR1 | October 31, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Actually Serge, Peru is a Right Centrist Republic, with a government almost Identical to ours!(Before this possible Socialist take-over)

It also has the First, Second, and Third longest Waves in the World, along with a Waikiki Surf Club in Lima! ;~)

Done MY Homework! ;~)

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 31, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Fresh Gallup- eventhought the thing is over, I'm still addicted....


Traditional Gallup peaking for Obama, 51 to 43 percent. Which, for you Repubs, is 8 points. (saves you the calculator time)

The Expanded Gallup has Obama up 52% to 43%. (9 points)

As noted, it's over.

Posted by: robertell | October 31, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

THE GALLUP GIVETH
The Gallup Taketh Away

Today Gallup giveth to Obama!

Gallup RV: Obama 52%(+2) McCain 41%(-1)
Gallup LVe: Obama 52%(+1) McCain 43%(-1)
Gallup LVt: Obama 51%(+1) McCain 41%(-2)

Ouch.

Save OUR Country and Constitution

Vote Obama Nov 4

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I was told numerous times in the last 4 years by Bush supporters:
"If you don't like what is going on in America, go back to Russia"

Now...will you die hard Republicans move out from USA after Obama appoints liberal judges?

I heard the pastures are green for Republicans in Greenland.

Posted by: Serge_Birbrair | October 31, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Obama Supporters Using Huckabee in new online ad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI

Criminal charges may be brought up on Palin for ethics issues? http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 31, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Not another one with, "The Math".

Posted by: GTFOOH | October 31, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Given that, for example, 44% of Florida's total 2004 vote is already in the books, with Obama up at least 520,000 votes already, how smart is it to have squirreled away money?

60% of Colorado is in.

58% of North Craolina is in.

50% of Georgia.

This ad buy simply makes McCain look that much more behind the times.

He might as well be buying ad time in NYC next Wednesday for the good his $10,000,00 is going to do.

If I'd sent him money, I'd ask for it back.

The election is over.

Check out the Geo. Mason early voting site. http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2008.html

Go to Florida. Over 37% of the vote is in, giving a statistical sample that should hold to within a percentage point. The key is how they break down who’s voted.

The scoop being that we can already tell that Obama is going to win Florida by at least 52-48. The numbers simply dont lie. Its a new phenom this early voting, and big media has not picked it up that you can now figure out the winner. …..its over! Hip hip for Obama!

Now….get out there and vote hard., and often, always for Obama. Don’t stop going nutso for him til Tuesday, at 8:30, when the real party begins. As Tito the Builder said….I can smell it!

Posted by: robertell | October 31, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Given that, for example, 44% of Florida's total 2004 vote is already in the books, with Obama up at least 520,000 votes already, how smart is it to have squirreled away money?

60% of Colorado is in.

58% of North Craolina is in.

50% of Georgia.

This ad buy simply makes McCain look that much more behind the times.

He might as well be buying ad time in NYC next Wednesday for the good his $10,000,00 is going to do.

If I'd sent him money, I'd ask for it back.

The election is over.

Check out the Geo. Mason early voting site. http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2008.html

Go to Florida. Over 37% of the vote is in, giving a statistical sample that should hold to within a percentage point. The key is how they break down who’s voted.

The scoop being that we can already tell that Obama is going to win Florida by at least 52-48. The numbers simply dont lie. Its a new phenom this early voting, and big media has not picked it up that you can now figure out the winner. …..its over! Hip hip for Obama!

Now….get out there and vote hard., and often, always for Obama. Don’t stop going nutso for him til Tuesday, at 8:30, when the real party begins. As Tito the Builder said….I can smell it!

Posted by: robertell | October 31, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Just How many Liberal Judges;

Does it take;

To Screw-up a Nation?

Well, when it came to trying to check Social Security numbers, and ID Fraud- Just ONE!

Folks, a Barack Hussein O'Bomba-Nation Presidency, will have sooooooooo many Libbie Judicial Appointments, Frisco's Ninth, will seem Conservative!

BTW-They are appointed for life! :-(

Posted by: SAINT---The | October 31, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 31, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

"McCain's Mountain of a Problem

Our model does not make any specific adjustments for early voting, but it is presenting a major problem for John McCain in three states in the Mountain West region, where Barack Obama has a huge fraction of his vote locked in.

In the wee hours of this morning, Public Policy Polling released data from Colorado and New Mexico. The toplines are strong for Obama, giving him leads of 10 and 17 points, respectively in those states. What's worse for McCain, however, is that PPP estimates that nearly two-thirds of Coloradans have already cast their ballots, as have 55-60 percent of New Mexicans, with large majorities of those votes going to Barack Obama. This is backed up to some extent by Michael McDonald's turnout statistics. In Colorado, the state had already processed approximately 1.3 million ballots as of Thursday, around 60 percent of the total 2004 turnout. In Bernalillo County (Albuquerque), New Mexico (statewide figures are not available), 145,000 ballots had been cast as of Wednesday, equaling 55 percent of 2004's total."

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/mccains-mountain-of-problem.html

Posted by: nowanna3 | October 31, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

What this article doesn't mention is the fact that, in this interview, Rick Davis also talked about seeing a unicorn, a leprechaun, and Vladimir Putin in a leopard-print bikini.

Posted by: ASinMoCo | October 31, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis is a corrupt, race-baiting strategic advisor. Palin is a corrupt governor.

http://tinyurl.com/PalinLiesAboutEthicsViolation

Posted by: NeilSagan | October 31, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Yup, yup! Whalebone corsets are coming back, Cadillac outsells all luxury cars in Germany and Joe the Plumber is caught in the rack with Palin!

Give us a break.

Posted by: NotBubba | October 31, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama Supporters Using Huckabee in new online ad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YADwYU-phpI

Criminal charges may be brought up on Palin for ethics issues? http://www.hotpres.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 31, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

That is one of the stupidest things this man has ever said...and that is hard to top....

Another sad example of one that believes lies so much that they actually believe it to be true...

Sad...

Posted by: AlexP1 | October 31, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Let's be honest, the only thing that Rick Davis is worried about is his lobbying practice.

McCain wins? He is looking at $100k annual retainers, easy.

McCain loses? He is looking at a cubicle at the Heritage Foundation.

Posted by: Jaxxon | October 31, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Good God, what I see is possibly one of the greatest examples of optimism in the history of America -- assuming he believes his own bull, of course.

Close your eyes Rick and keep repeating, "there's no place like home." I doubt you'll wake up in Kansas, but whatever you need.

Posted by: drew4 | October 31, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Rick Davis Sees "One of the Greatest Comebacks"


And then he woke up.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 31, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

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