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Obama and McCain Pursuing Different Paths on Changed Map


Bales of hay on Arrington Farms in Brightwood, Va., declare a preference for Barack Obama. (Jahi Chikwendiu / TWP)

By Dan Balz
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- John McCain and Barack Obama began the final full day of 2008 election campaigning as a study in contrasts. Obama appeared coolly confident about the outcome on Tuesday, McCain doggedly determined to disprove all the doubters.

McCain's Monday began at midnight in Miami with a raucous rally that would signal a long day of cross-country campaigning. His traveling press got little sleep, with a 5:30 a.m. baggage call and then a morning flight to Tampa. By the time McCain's Monday ends, he will have been in seven states, only one of which did not vote for President Bush four years ago.

Obama arrived at his Jacksonville hotel about 1:30 a.m. Monday, but his first stop wasn't until about 8 a.m. -- a workout at a nearby gym. His press corps started on a more leisurely schedule than McCain's, gathering at 9:30 a.m. for a security sweep before loading up at 10 a.m. for Obama's first of just three events of the day. No one could recall a candidate starting his events so late on the final day of campaigning.

Obama's Monday itinerary includes rallies in Florida, North Carolina and Northern Virginia before a late-night flight to Chicago. The schedule replicates Sunday's, when Obama also did just three events, all in battleground Ohio. But if the estimates of the crowds are anywhere close to reality, he touched tens and tens and tens of thousands of people on Sunday.

In Columbus, the estimate was 60,000. In Cleveland, where he was joined by Bruce Springsteen, it was 80,000. His last stop, a night-time rally at the University of Cincinnati football stadium, drew about 25,000 people.

McCain's crowds and those of running mate Sarah Palin, while enthusiastic, were far smaller, measured in thousands, not tens of thousands. Shortly before McCain's rally in Tampa on Monday morning, Adam Smith of the St. Petersburg Times posted an item on the paper's Web site noting that the crowd assembling was a fraction of the 15,000 that he said Bush drew two days before the 2004 election.

The Monday messages also had a slightly different focus. McCain is trying to rally his base, to energize a Republican Party fragmented and demoralized and aware of what the polls show. But as much as an energized base, McCain needs to convert every undecided voter left. His campaign team believes those undecided voters are more likely to tilt McCain's way in the end, but they will have to spend the last 24 hours working to make that hope a reality.

Obama is more focused on turning out voters he and his team believe are ready to vote Democratic. They have looked at the polls, many of which show Obama at or just over the 50 percent threshold in key states, and they have analyzed the early vote statistics in Florida and North Carolina and elsewhere and see a pattern that they believe gives them an advantage.

In Florida, for example, they argue that McCain will need to roll up a sizable margin among those who vote Tuesday to overcome the lead Obama has built up among the early voters. They believe the same is true in such states as Colorado and Nevada, among others.

Obama and his high command may feel confident, but his message was aimed at keeping his machinery running at top speed until the polls close Tuesday night. "Who wants it more?" he asked Monday morning in Jacksonville, exhorting his followers not to let up now. "Who believes in it more?"

The Obama team's huge volunteer operation and its attention to detail continues to impress Democratic veterans of past campaigns. In Ohio, for example, Obama has 89 offices across the state but nearly 700 staging areas for get-out-the-vote efforts on Tuesday. On Saturday, Obama volunteers knocked on 786,000 doors in Pennsylvania and almost 450,000 in Ohio.

The three states where Obama campaigns Monday could block any hope of McCain of getting to 270 electoral votes. Obama advisers are confident he will hold onto Pennsylvania, the one blue state where McCain is devoting real time and effort. McCain advisers believe the state still remains competitive, if difficult.

If Obama wins Pennsylvania, then a victory in Florida (27 electoral votes) and in either Virginia (13 votes) or North Carolina (15 votes) would effectively seal the presidency. There is no realistic way McCain can overcome losses in Florida and one of the two other states. But McCain could win Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania and still lose, if Obama were to win Virginia, Iowa, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada.

Florida is not a given, but the early vote numbers suggest McCain will have to roll up significant margins among those who vote Tuesday to offset an Obama advantage among those who have already voted. In Virginia, Obama has held onto a steady lead. North Carolina is more problematic, but early vote numbers there suggest it is within reach for the Democrats.

Out of all these state-by-state races may emerge a strikingly different electoral map than the country has seen the past two elections. In 2000 and 2004, Democrats dominated the Northeast, much of the Midwest and the Pacific Coast. Republicans held the South, other parts of the Midwest, the Plains and the Mountain West.

The Mountain West appears likely to fragment first, with Obama in position to grab Colorado, New Mexico and possibly Nevada. But Montana also is in play, and, in the Plains, North Dakota.

The South is the next region that could redraw the map. Thanks to an expected surge of African American votes, Obama could do what neither Al Gore nor John Kerry could do, which is to crack the Republicans' southern stronghold.

Finally, the Midwest could change colors. Obama holds a narrow lead in Ohio and is competitive in Indiana. Missouri, which has voted with the winner in almost every election the past century, is a tossup. Obama enjoys a big lead in the final Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll. Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where Republicans have competed hard in the last two elections, do not look close.

McCain may well win Ohio, Indiana and Missouri, but it's possible the map will be solidly blue stretching from the East Coast across the industrial belt and through the rest of the Midwest.

After a long campaign in which change has been the driving force, all that could add up to a new map of America. But that awaits a final day of appeals by the candidates and Tuesday's tally.

By Web Politics Editor  |  November 3, 2008; 12:43 PM ET
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It will be a landslide for both parties... Obama wins popular vote with huge margins in NY, CA, IL... McCains will electoral vote keeping almost all red states except NM and IA, but adding PA... With all the info about obama that the msm has been suppressing for so long finally coming out, it's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution ...oh and palin is cleared... Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Obama's buddy Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog... For more on my phone call and more on how and why I predict a landslide for both candidates go to my blog... http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 4, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Obama will get at least 340 Electoral votes. Could even get more than 360. Go young man! It is about time for the generation of failure to leave the scene of their crime!

Posted by: luispanagi | November 3, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

We all should thank James Baker and Katherine Harris. They gave us the worse - by far - President ever in American history and that made possible - finally - the arrival of REAL CHANGE!

Posted by: luispanagi | November 3, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

I McCain wins, I am very truly afraid for what this country will become. I am sure it will be much worse.

Posted by: NotAPsychopath | November 3, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Mariewest111:
My pastor wrote all that in this Sunday´s Church bulletin and he told us that the Arcangel Falafel came the night before when he was ready to go to sleep and told my pastor to write all that and to make sure we did not vote for Obama. I go to the "Holy Church of The Sacred Ignorance of The Great W Our Savior and Light"

Posted by: luispanagi | November 3, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

In my opinion, McCain and most Republicans act like psychopaths. Based on the numerous scandals, immoral acts, denials of such, examples of abusive behavior, outright lies, controlling manipulation, etc. by more Republicans than I can list, I am convinced of their psychopathy and the following.

If McCain wins, it's because:

1. His supporters corrupted election systems (look at Diebold).

2. The majority of voting Americans are psychopaths (prove me wrong).

3. Everyone else is so tired of being beaten down into apathy by these psychopaths, that they don't care if the world ends Wednesday, November 5, 2008 and actually are hoping it will and looking forward to it. Some are probably hoping to catch the Republicans' celebration of eating their young and each other as America deteriorates into a country writhe with corruption worse than China's tyranny and becomes a third world nation with starvation worse than Africa. Republicans will exploit America's people and resources until slavery against THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA yields no more PROFIT.

If you think the whole thing is rigged, then vote anyway. Help break any rigged election system and make it harder to be so rigged. You may then even help to expose rigging if it is so!


Please have the sense not to vote for McCain and the McSame group of Republican cronies and war profiteers who have reaped this country for dead and still want to suck out its soul. Need I remind you of Enron, gas prices, deregulated finance and housing markets, to name just a few things that “happened” on the Republican watch which McCain supported and will continue to do so?

Please go and vote for Obama and Biden. The lies, profiteering, corruption, etc. stemming from Bush's administration must stop, unless you don't care if it continues. Otherwise, you and people you know will suffer like everyone got a taste of this year. If you don't vote, psychopathy will be the encouraged way to run the country, in ALL aspects that will affect YOU.

I know who I voted for. Take your right which our veterans DIED for you to have!

Go and VOTE!

Posted by: NotAPsychopath | November 3, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Another new poll:

After January 20, 2009, will George W Bush go back to:
(a) Cheerleading?
(b) The bottle?
(c) To live with George H W and Barbara?
(D) To live in Saudi Arabia?

Posted by: luispanagi | November 3, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

luispanagi
WRONG
obama is pro womens choice so get it right

Posted by: Mariewest111 | November 3, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

New poll: How many days after January 20, 2009 before Dick Cheney goes to jail?

Posted by: luispanagi | November 3, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

I read that Obama will make abortion mandatory and that each woman will have to have at least one in her life. We are all going to be punished by God for that!

I also read that Obama will prohibit reading of the Bible. We are all going to be punished by God for that!

I also read that Obama will make Darwin´s ideas part of the U S Constitution. Weall are going to be punished by God for that!

I also read that Obama will prohibit Wall Street greed. We are all going to be punished by God for that!

Posted by: luispanagi | November 3, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

We have always "spread the wealth". It's just always gone to the wealthy! It's time for a change!

Posted by: dennyschmalz | November 3, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

If polls are any indication, tomorrow's election will repudiate not only McCain and Barracuda Sarah but George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Wall Street greed, movement conservatism, Reaganomics, trickle-down economics, the Laffer Curve, crony capitalism, Friedmanism, unitary executive theory, coded racism, intelligent design and all the other whack-job nostrums the GOP's snake-oil salesmen have been peddling lo these many years. If we're lucky, the reality-based community will take hold and banish these hucksters to the ash heap of history for a good long time.

Posted by: emainland | November 3, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Oh no, I will pay less taxes when Obama becomes President. I am so scared now, aren't you?

(sarcasam, in case you didn't catch on)

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 3, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Let's see now. If the Democrats are believed to be tax and spend wouldn't the same logic have the Republicans believed to be borrow and spend? Could someone please rescue me on which is the lessor evil prior to my standing in line tomorrow to vote?

Posted by: vandal45

Yes, Democrats spend on new programs, because when they are in power there is generally a surplus of cash. When the Republicans are in power, that surplus of cash is gone and on top of that they borrow ($5 trillion last 8 years) money to either give it to the military in modernisation (if there is no war going on) or, as they prefer, they start a war and then really crank up the borrowing and spending on the military (all stealing a whole bunch of it in the process).

I hope that clarifies things for you. Good luck to us all in getting rid of the neocon criminals.

Obama/Biden 2008

Posted by: DrWho2 | November 3, 2008 6:54 PM | Report abuse

The repeated posts from the republican machinery indicate that the indoctrination is complete and they are incorrigible. We need a new breed of enlightened people.

Posted by: mouli_7982 | November 3, 2008 5:41 PM
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Wouldn't they have had to be "enlightened" in the first place for us to need a "new" breed?

Most of them are catatonic Rush-ford Wives....

Posted by: pcpatterson | November 3, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Buffoons for Palin!!!!

Yay!!

She's just like us! She don't believe in none of that liberal evolution and science stuff, she don't read no books, and she can't find Iraqistan on no map. And, guess what? She don't care!!! Go Palin!

And all you liberals, guess what? She's gonna be President cuz the French President called her yesterday and said so!!

Posted by: jaysit | November 3, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

vandal45 asked:
"Let's see now. If the Democrats are believed to be tax and spend wouldn't the same logic have the Republicans believed to be borrow and spend? Could someone please rescue me on which is the lessor evil prior to my standing in line tomorrow to vote?"

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You can approach this from several perspectives. Do you believe you need to take responsibility for your own actions? If so, tax and spend is the honest decision. A balanced budget (as we had under Clinton) is the result of taxing for what you spend.

Or, do you believe in doing what you want and handing the bill to other people, preferably sometime in the distant future? That is, "tax your kids" as they are going to have to pay for your debts. That is the result of "borrow and spend."

Borrow and spend during the Bush years has rung up $18,000 in NEW FEDERAL DEBT for each and every American. $16,500 of that came from FY2001-2007 under Bush and a Republican House & Senate. $1,500 of that came in FY 2008 under Bush and a Democratic House and Senate. Our total federal debt was about $33,000 a person, before the recent bailouts.

I'm a fiscal conservative and social liberal, and I think it's morally irresponsible to charge huge amounts of debt during the good years. Several people I know had $20 million jets because their taxes have been so reduced during the Bush years. Meanwhile, my kids and yours will be taxed more and get less as a result of interest on the federal debt for the next 30 years.

I trust that makes your decision easier.

Posted by: boscobobb | November 3, 2008 6:48 PM | Report abuse

"How can anyone who is not a millionaire cheer John McCain, who has said he wants to extend the tax breaks for the wealthiest instead of returning the tax for them to what it was during the Clinton administration, as Obama proposes?"
BettyW1

Betty, I know ten thousand or more coal miners in West Virginia this morning who woke up to read the Spectator and none are millionaires, yet all are questioning any support they may have had for Obama.
Bill Clinton said in 1988 that removing the cap on social secutity taxes was "regressive...no one wants to." THAT'S Exactly what Obama wants to do- it will hurt small business. Obama cleverly claims that 98% of small businesses make under 250k and therefore won't be hurt. He conveniently leaves out the fact that ALL SMALL businesses are included in his figure- EBAY sellers who work at home by themselves, for example. 50% of all small business INCOME will suffer additional heavy taxes due to Obama's unprecidented move.
His "most aggressive cap and trade policy"- his words- will put tens of thousands of coal workers out of work across the country- New Mexico, Colorado, W. Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginis. WHO WILL EMPLOY THESE PEOPLE? THE SMALL BUSINESSES WHO ARE BEING MORE HEAVILY TAXED?

The NY Times last week covered the horrible jobs picture in Rhode Island- 8.8% unemployment as the state with the highest cumulative business taxes-

Wake up Betty, don't cut off your nose to spite your face, by voting for Obama in order to "stick it" to Exxon/Mobile and in turn ruining the entire job creating small and medium sized business sector in our great country.

Millionaires, like Penny Pritzker and Barbara Streisand can AFFORD to support Obama Betty- we can't.


Posted by: thecannula | November 3, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Let's see now. If the Democrats are believed to be tax and spend wouldn't the same logic have the Republicans believed to be borrow and spend? Could someone please rescue me on which is the lessor evil prior to my standing in line tomorrow to vote?

Posted by: vandal45 | November 3, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

A Mccain campaign worker came by today and asked me if I was going to vote for McCain. When I said no and told him why he threatened me.

When I pointed out this this type of thuggery was the precise reason why his party was now in the toilet, he began screaming insults at me. A real Fox News shout down. I kept telling him that like most Republicans, all he could do was shriek insults - he just tried to shout me down.

Seems that even the Republican neighborhood walkers are ugly thugs.

Posted by: MorganaLeFay | November 3, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

jmk55 wrote "I am surprised that people do not blame their diarrhea, constipation or hangover on Bush administration...but this may be coming soon."

Not likely. Republicans wouldn't think of mention Dubya in public...and Democrats are too busy thinking about the future to worry about Bush. The current administration can't hurt us anymore (after inauguration, that is).

Posted by: goaway41 | November 3, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

This forum is messed up. Some comments post 2-3 times.

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA GAVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


YOU CALL THAT JUDGEMENT ???


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: DorchesterAndCongress | November 3, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Look who is coming to dinner...
Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Ayers, Dohrn, Rezko, and many other fine citizens.
You're all invited!

Posted by: jmk55 |

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Nope. It will be Joe Biden, Warren Buffet, Bob Rubin, Colin Powell, Wes Clark, Bill Richardson, maybe even the Clintons. A feast any wingnut should choke on. Bon appetit.

Posted by: maxfli68 | November 3, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Attention Republicans: KKK membership cards will be accepted as ID tomorrow at the polls.

Posted by: hamishdad | November 3, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

The repeated posts from the republican machinery indicate that the indoctrination is complete and they are incorrigible. We need a new breed of enlightened people.

Posted by: mouli_7982 | November 3, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Billw3, make sure that lvdragonlady knows. She will come running.

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why the Washington Post allows so many senseless and obviously spamlike comments? It's very annoying and a reason not to read washingtonpost.com.

Posted by: ChristianO | November 3, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Coolpillow, your genuine fear comes through loud and clear. Whether you realize it or not, it's members of the GOP who have turned you into a fear-monger and they are the reason I'm voting for Obama.

Posted by: DemsdeBreaks | November 3, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

lvdragonlady, you sound like a racist and a Marxist. The only brainwashed person here is you.

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jmk55:
"Look who is coming to dinner...
Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Ayers, Dohrn, Rezko, and many other fine citizens."

Here's a more complete list:

The Black Panthers
NAACP
Farrakhan
Hamas
Castro
Ortega
Chavez
Al Qaeda
Jane Fonda
Jesse Jackson
Michael Moore
Al Sharpton
Wright
Rezko
Ayers
Pfleger
Weathers
Muslim-American Society Rashid

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Posted by: Billw3 | November 3, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

John McCain- an honorable man.
Go Sarah! Palin POWER! Governor Palin is as loving and caring as (thank God) this reporter revealed.
There should have been MANY of these types stories, as Palin has met thousands of special needs families as she has campaigned all over this great Nation.
She believes in America and it's people- and has a low tolerence (as I do) for arrogant, self-important, two faced FRAUDS, such as Obama.

It IS as if there is some kind of truth serum in the water in SanFrancisco.
It's where he panders to the rich, snobby left and decry the people of Pennsylavaia (and all Americans, while he is at it) as "Bitter Americans who cling to their gunds and religion.

You betcha!

And then says that with his program, he will bankrupt the coal industry (are you listening PA, VA, West VA?) and make NECESSARY skyrocketing utility prices.
Are you listening AMERICA?

The latest is a plan to create a "civilian militia" with as much power as the government and miltary.
Power to do WHAT?
Investigate private citizens like Joe the Plumber and Barabara West, hack into govcernment computers to do background checks?
Silence the media? Bring back the Fairness Doctrine?
Re-write the Constitution with lefty liberal Supreme Court judges- because HE doesn't think the Founding Fathers got it right?
How arrogant is this man?
Narcissitic. That's being polite.

He is a Socialist and again- this can change the very fabic of the United States.

Every VOTE COUNTS-
Do your duty- Vote McCain -Palin.
Vote as if your life depends on it, becaise it does.

Posted by: CoolPillow | November 3, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

What's Congress approval rating? 9%?
Doesn't Congress have more power than the president? Why didn't Pelosi, Reid and Frank do something about it? Because they're idiots
It was the ACORN who demanded the "American Dream" for everybody and forced the lenders to sell 200K subprime mortgages to people making 40K/year. Was there greed and corruption involved? Yes it was, but again where was the Congress to address it and stop it? They were too busy campaigning for Obama.

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Democrats blame Republicans, Republicans blame Democrats. McCain is a doddering old war-monger. Obama is a [insert any of the 100s of names / labels here].

The reality is that we, the People, are to blame for our apathy over the past decade while we watched and KNEW our political system was being corrupted by lobbyists and special interest groups. We LET THIS HAPPEN to us. Hopefully, the lesson is learned. We need to start holding our elected officials accountable for their actions, not just the two top dogs, but every representative of every state in every capacity. They have been hiding in plain sight.

I live in Minnesota and am represented by Michelle Bachmann and Norm Coleman. I know how they were elected in the first place. My faith in the system will be absolutely destroyed if they are re-elected tomorrow. I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!

Before McCain went all mavericky and picked a woman who is as wing-nutty as Michelle Bachmann, I would have been okay with him as president, especially if he had chosen our governor, Tim Pawlenty, as his running mate, who has ten times more experience and expertise than Palin. Sarah Palin is not qualified to be the Governor of Alaska, much less the VP. Sheesh. Who thought she was a good pick? It's Palin who cost McCain the election. She gave a great speech at the RNC, but this is not the right backup person for a 72 year-old 4-time cancer survivor while we are in the midst of two wars and the greatest economic crisis in a century. Both she and Michelle scare the pants off me.

I'm also tired of the GOP's decision to divide and conquer. Our nation needs to unite, not divide ourselves down into pockets of "real" America vs. fake America, and patriots vs. "anti-Americans." How dare GOPers state that they are more patriotic than I am (originally an Independent voter)--or anyone else, simply because of the person they back for president. How dare you.

Mostly, I cannot wait for this election to be OVER.

Posted by: DemsdeBreaks | November 3, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Woo Woo !! McCain is going to win!!

Posted by: Phil6 | November 3, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama is cool! Like AUDI A4 3.2 Quattro 2009. Obama is the future of this country. Young energy is with Obama!

McCain is like Buick Riviera 1980 - not cool. McCain is the past.

You choose where you want to live and what you want to drive! I choose future!

Posted by: delta14 | November 3, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

jmk55 - I would welcome all the people you listed rather then someone as brainwashed as you are.
Learn to read instead of believing everything MSM says.

Posted by: lvdragonlady | November 3, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Look who is coming to dinner...
Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson, Wright, Ayers, Dohrn, Rezko, and many other fine citizens.
You're all invited!

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

If by "responsible for the financial crisis" you mean responsible for the only presidency to ever lower the national deficit, then yes, the Democrats are definitely the cause of that. Isn't it peculiar how the right-wing propagandists continue to spread their lies because they think a few low blows will really tip the scale?

Posted by: luciejay | November 3, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Isn't this peculiar, that even though the Democrats are mainly responsible for our financial crisis some people will just never accept it, and blame the Bush administration just because it is the hated administration.
I am surprised that people do not blame their diarrhea, constipation or hangover on Bush administration...but this may be coming soon.

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Based on the nature of the comments here, I am guessing LGF, Free Republic and Pajamas Media must be quiet today. Their followers are posting their usual brand of ignorance and far right lies.

Posted by: silverspring25 | November 3, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

tculver:
"If Obama looses it will be because the Republicans steal the election like they did in 2000."

Look who's talking. Obama stole the primary from Clinton by his Wright baggage not hitting the news until he had won the first nine primaries due to sexiam. After that it was nip and tuck and Clinton almost won anyway.

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Posted by: Billw3 | November 3, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Yes, it's over, Republican criminals. Your little looting spree has done this nation lasting harm. But you're about to get your ticket home.

Posted by: davidscott1 | November 3, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Ignoranceisbliss wrote: John McCain = Moderate Republican

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This was true at the beginning of the campaign, but there is little evidence that that moderate McCain still exists.

In the Republican primaries, McCain was so moderate that the ringleaders of the hard-right wanted anyone but McCain - even new Fox News TV host Mike Huckabee!

But McCain won the Republican nomination despite the disdain of the Limbaugh crowd - and indepedent thinking people nationwide considered him a viable choice.

And then, after winning the Republican nomination without cozying up to the "base," McCain entered the general election by shifting to the hard right.

While Obama shifted to the center after the Democratic primaries, McCain somehow thought the path to victory was coddling the hardcore right wingers.

Maybe he conceded that his only path to victory was energizing the base, but the McCain campaign has been a complete turn off for a lot of moderates who seemed ripe for the picking.

Posted by: tsawyer_mv | November 3, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

John McCain = Moderate Republican, remember just a few years ago the Media proclaimed that McCain might be switching Democrat, also this can be backed up by Joe Liebermans (Past Democrat VP Candidate) support for McCain.
Posted by: ignoranceisbliss | November 3, 2008 4:37 PM |
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Yeah, you're right. McCain *was* a moderate--until he sucked up to both Bush and to his party's religious right wingnuts. When it was apparent he'd abandon anything--his stand that the Bush tax cuts were unfair, his stand against taking "the low road" in campainging, even his dramatically principled stand against torture--all in the hope of getting elected, he lost his best chance at a constituency, the moderates of both parties.
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Anyone wanting an Extreme Liberal / Activist type Candidate should vote Obama, if not your choice is clear, JOHN MCCAIN.

Posted by: ignoranceisbliss | November 3, 2008 4:37 PM
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I guess Obama's "extreme liberal" views explain the endorsements of Francis Fukuyama, Kenneth Duberstein, Jeffery Hart, Scott McClellan, Kathleen Parker, Christopher Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, Colin Powell, Paul Volcker, William H. Donaldson, Paul O'Neill, David Ruder, Ben Bernanke, Charles Fried, Ken Adelman, William Weld....

And let's not leave out conservative journals, "The Economist" and "The Financial Times."

Later this week, when the reality of an Obama presidency sinks in, you should take time to read some thoughful commentary on him (not wingnut blogs). Then you won't be so "chicken little" about the next four (eight) years.

Posted by: multiplepov | November 3, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

My last comment is in reading most of these posts, I fear for America because the people posting obviously are very stupid sound as though they are not over 5 years old. How could this have happened in a country which had such young people who had honor, integrity, patriotism and love of family, who fought the big war against evil and won, the people who thought of country and family first and foremost? What we have here are people who need to get some discipline, honesty, maturity and ethics. What happened to the youth of America? Are they all this ignorate?

Posted by: love234america | November 3, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I hope everyone else is also reporting these spammers who are making the same exact post over and over. That's annoying.

Posted by: exasperated4 | November 3, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

ANYONE NOTICE WHO THE #1 FOOTBALL TEAM IS RIGHT NOW???

'BAMA

ISN'T THAT PERFECT???

Posted by: SanJose2U | November 3, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Biden = LAWYERS. I see that today's America loves and trusts LAWYERS. Am I missing something here? "Spreading the wealth" folks, does not reflect socialism as some media previously suggested. It represents a Marxist/Leninist ideology of a communist society. It is a society "sacrificing" their wealth and prosperity for the benefit of future generations (just as Obama stated in few of his speeches). In Soviet Union people were forced to sacrifice and share their wealth for well over half of the century before the system finally collapsed. Ayers is not important because he was a terrorist some 50 years ago, but because he represents Marxist ideology. Even though we are in desperate need for change, I am not so sure if Obama's change will point our country in the right direction...unless Bill Ayers guides him to "salvation" God Save America!

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

The Obama haters should do some actual research and reading on their candidate not just listen to how terrible everything will be if he is elected.
The current economic crisis is the fault of conservative deregulators who packaged over-leveraged securities and sold them to investors as AAA rated safe bets for a quick buck.

Look around, America rejects you!

Posted by: Vizier6 | November 3, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama-Nation.. what a scary thought. The man who comes from out of the dirtiest political landscape in America- Chicago.. and wants to bring Chicago style politics to the nation with a new Soviet twist. Perhaps ACORN can be placed in charge of holding and monitoring all future elections for us. The US Communist party ( which proudly endorses him ) can become the new political party ( and only party ) for the USA.

We can all turn our 401K money over to the Govt ( this has already been suggested ) and all of you who do make over $97,000 will pay more taxes as the SS tax will be in place for everything over that amount.. he has vowed to do this... but it isn't increasing your taxes.. it is just spreading your wealth... be happy about it!

Gas will cost over $4 gallon and heating and cooling your home will double or triple in price.. He already stated energy costs would SKY ROCKET under his administration. If you make a living in the Coal Industry better get a new job. Both he and Biden say NO TO COAL. Obama is going to bankrupt you...

America, it isn't too late to stop the MSM railroading of this candidate and restore truth and freedom back to the American people before it is too late.

This guy is TOO SCARY to trust. There are too many unanswered questions about him.. and just saying every time 4 more years of failed Bush policy, change we need, and hey" it's just a guy who lives in my neighborhood" don't add up. How many radicals live in his neighborhood? Seems like half the USA population.

Posted by: tbastian | November 3, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Lets see how well Odumbo does in coal-producing states like Virginia, WV, KY, Ohio, Pennsylvania...after his comments about coal-fired power plants being bankrupted under his plan.

Or his admission that his plan will cause electricity costs to skyrocket. That, along with his higher taxes are just the shot in the arm an an ailing economy needs, after all...right.

No wait...he has a sycophantic media to cover his @$$. They won't report any of that until Wednesday.


-Or nobody will report other than you since it isn't true. I hope you've bought enough canned food to hide in your basement for four years. Otherwise that big bad media and all their Marxist palls will turn you gay.......

Posted by: theobserver4 | November 3, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

The Obama supporters should do some actual research and reading on their candidate not just listen to how wonderful everything will be if he is elected.
The current economic crisis is the fault of the bleeding heart liberals who forced the “evil” banks to give loans to “poor folks” who normally wouldn’t qualify for them. Once these banks had these loans on their books, they knew would have a high default rate, so they did the intelligent thing and got rid of them. Regulations would have merely forced the banks to hold on to the bad loans that people like Obama forced them to make.
His new tax plan keeps changing and is a total lie. He wants to remove the cap on social security. Currently social security tax is only taken on the first $97,000.00. So saying you will only get a tax increase if you make over 250 thousand is a lie. The people who are saddled with the extra tax burden will protect their profit. That means the cost of goods and services will go up and workers will get laid off. His tax plan will make it harder to start a business so fewer will be started. How is it that Obama supporters can’t see this obvious truth. He is going to tax the people who set the costs of the goods and services they rely on. These people will merely protect their money by raising the cost of these. Middle and lower class people may have a few extra dollars under Obama, but it will not cover the rising costs. The only way to ensure that the rich don’t get richer is to install a redistributionist economy. Otherwise the rich do what they always do, no matter who is in the white house.
Want more evidence that Obama doesn’t really get it? Health care. What will happen when 40 million plus people suddenly have guaranteed health care? The health care system will be over run. The current number of health care providers will not be able to handle the surge. Health care quality will go way down. So he promises everyone will have “access” and “coverage”. What he doesn’t tell you is the health care you receive will be low quality.
I am not saying McCain is that much better. I just don’t think the Obama supporters are thinking through the repercussions of his policies and plans.

Posted by: ryancaines | November 3, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama = Liberal Extremist / Activist as is supported by his short voting record in the senate, at least when he was man enough to not vote PRESENT.

John McCain = Moderate Republican, remember just a few years ago the Media proclaimed that McCain might be switching Democrat, also this can be backed up by Joe Liebermans (Past Democrat VP Candidate) support for McCain.

The Fact is that JOHN MCCAIN would be a win for Moderate Democrats.

Anyone wanting an Extreme Liberal / Activist type Candidate should vote Obama, if not your choice is clear, JOHN MCCAIN.

Posted by: ignoranceisbliss | November 3, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama = Liberal Extremist / Activist as is supported by his short voting record in the senate, at least when he was man enough to not vote PRESENT.

John McCain = Moderate Republican, remember just a few years ago the Media proclaimed that McCain might be switching Democrat, also this can be backed up by Joe Liebermans (Past Democrat VP Candidate) support for McCain.

The Fact is that JOHN MCCAIN would be a win for Moderate Democrats.

Anyone wanting an Extreme Liberal / Activist type Candidate should vote Obama, if not your choice is clear, JOHN MCCAIN.

Posted by: ignoranceisbliss | November 3, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

The Obama supporters should do some actual research and reading on their candidate not just listen to how wonderful everything will be if he is elected.
The current economic crisis is the fault of the bleeding heart liberals who forced the “evil” banks to give loans to “poor folks” who normally wouldn’t qualify for them. Once these banks had these loans on their books, they knew would have a high default rate, so they did the intelligent thing and got rid of them. Regulations would have merely forced the banks to hold on to the bad loans that people like Obama forced them to make.
His new tax plan keeps changing and is a total lie. He wants to remove the cap on social security. Currently social security tax is only taken on the first $97,000.00. So saying you will only get a tax increase if you make over 250 thousand is a lie. The people who are saddled with the extra tax burden will protect their profit. That means the cost of goods and services will go up and workers will get laid off. His tax plan will make it harder to start a business so fewer will be started. How is it that Obama supporters can’t see this obvious truth. He is going to tax the people who set the costs of the goods and services they rely on. These people will merely protect their money by raising the cost of these. Middle and lower class people may have a few extra dollars under Obama, but it will not cover the rising costs. The only way to ensure that the rich don’t get richer is to install a redistributionist economy. Otherwise the rich do what they always do, no matter who is in the white house.
Want more evidence that Obama doesn’t really get it? Health care. What will happen when 40 million plus people suddenly have guaranteed health care? The health care system will be over run. The current number of health care providers will not be able to handle the surge. Health care quality will go way down. So he promises everyone will have “access” and “coverage”. What he doesn’t tell you is the health care you receive will be low quality.
I am not saying McCain is that much better. I just don’t think the Obama supporters are thinking through the repercussions of his policies and plans.

Posted by: ryancaines | November 3, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

McCain will be the one "vindicated" tomorrow.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | November 3, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse
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Who said Republicans don't have a sense of humor?

Posted by: multiplepov | November 3, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Obama = Liberal Extremist / Activist as is supported by his short voting record in the senate, at least when he was man enough to not vote PRESENT.

John McCain = Moderate Republican, remember just a few years ago the Media proclaimed that McCain might be switching Democrat, also this can be backed up by Joe Liebermans (Past Democrat VP Candidate) support for McCain.

The Fact is that JOHN MCCAIN would be a win for Moderate Democrats.

Anyone wanting an Extreme Liberal / Activist type Candidate should vote Obama, if not your choice is clear, JOHN MCCAIN.

Posted by: ignoranceisbliss | November 3, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

WaPo, are you killing GOP posts today? It would seem your filter is killing everything non-messiah praise today

Posted by: tbastian | November 3, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

ANYONE NOTICE WHO THE #1 FOOTBALL TEAM IS RIGHT NOW???

'BAMA

ISN'T THAT PERFECT???

Posted by: SanJose2U | November 3, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

The Obama supporters should do some actual research and reading on their candidate not just listen to how wonderful everything will be if he is elected.
The current economic crisis is the fault of the bleeding heart liberals who forced the “evil” banks to give loans to “poor folks” who normally wouldn’t qualify for them. Once these banks had these loans on their books, they knew would have a high default rate, so they did the intelligent thing and got rid of them. Regulations would have merely forced the banks to hold on to the bad loans that people like Obama forced them to make.
His new tax plan keeps changing and is a total lie. He wants to remove the cap on social security. Currently social security tax is only taken on the first $97,000.00. So saying you will only get a tax increase if you make over 250 thousand is a lie. The people who are saddled with the extra tax burden will protect their profit. That means the cost of goods and services will go up and workers will get laid off. His tax plan will make it harder to start a business so fewer will be started. How is it that Obama supporters can’t see this obvious truth. He is going to tax the people who set the costs of the goods and services they rely on. These people will merely protect their money by raising the cost of these. Middle and lower class people may have a few extra dollars under Obama, but it will not cover the rising costs. The only way to ensure that the rich don’t get richer is to install a redistributionist economy. Otherwise the rich do what they always do, no matter who is in the white house.
Want more evidence that Obama doesn’t really get it? Health care. What will happen when 40 million plus people suddenly have guaranteed health care? The health care system will be over run. The current number of health care providers will not be able to handle the surge. Health care quality will go way down. So he promises everyone will have “access” and “coverage”. What he doesn’t tell you is the health care you receive will be low quality.
I am not saying McCain is that much better. I just don’t think the Obama supporters are thinking through the repercussions of his policies and plans.

Posted by: ryancaines | November 3, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Here is some advice for the voters who are Christians:
1. Instead of praying for specific condidates or political parties, pray that the person of righteousness, the person of God's choosing, would be selected in every congressional district, every senate race and for the office of President.

In India in 2004, it seemed as tho political forces had moilized into turning India into a direction making it almost imposssible for Christians to practice their faith. The Christian popoulation in India is a minority (about 6%). Things were desperate, impossible; so the Christians turned to prayer, praying for the person of righteousness to be elected. Every poll & pundit predicted a landslide for the ones opposing Christianity; however, these people were defeated and out of power. The press & pundits were stunned.

Pray for the person of righteous character to be elected our President and Commander In Chief. Our nation is at a critical crossroad. Pray that God's plans & purposes for our nation would be established during this election season and we will be a nation who follows
God and is a blessing to the nations of the earth.

Posted by: love234america | November 3, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

ANYONE NOTICE WHO THE #1 FOOTBALL TEAM IS RIGHT NOW???

'BAMA

ISN'T THAT PERFECT???

Posted by: SanJose2U | November 3, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama is cool! Like AUDI A4 3.2 Quattro 2009. Obama is the future of this country. Young energy is with Obama!

McCain is like Buick Riviera 1980 - not cool. McCain is the past.

You choose where you want to live and what you want to drive! I choose future!

Posted by: delta14 | November 3, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

The Obama supporters should do some actual research and reading on their candidate not just listen to how wonderful everything will be if he is elected.
The current economic crisis is the fault of the bleeding heart liberals who forced the “evil” banks to give loans to “poor folks” who normally wouldn’t qualify for them. Once these banks had these loans on their books, they knew would have a high default rate, so they did the intelligent thing and got rid of them. Regulations would have merely forced the banks to hold on to the bad loans that people like Obama forced them to make.
His new tax plan keeps changing and is a total lie. He wants to remove the cap on social security. Currently social security tax is only taken on the first $97,000.00. So saying you will only get a tax increase if you make over 250 thousand is a lie. The people who are saddled with the extra tax burden will protect their profit. That means the cost of goods and services will go up and workers will get laid off. His tax plan will make it harder to start a business so fewer will be started. How is it that Obama supporters can’t see this obvious truth. He is going to tax the people who set the costs of the goods and services they rely on. These people will merely protect their money by raising the cost of these. Middle and lower class people may have a few extra dollars under Obama, but it will not cover the rising costs. The only way to ensure that the rich don’t get richer is to install a redistributionist economy. Otherwise the rich do what they always do, no matter who is in the white house.
Want more evidence that Obama doesn’t really get it? Health care. What will happen when 40 million plus people suddenly have guaranteed health care? The health care system will be over run. The current number of health care providers will not be able to handle the surge. Health care quality will go way down. So he promises everyone will have “access” and “coverage”. What he doesn’t tell you is the health care you receive will be low quality.
I am not saying McCain is that much better. I just don’t think the Obama supporters are thinking through the repercussions of his policies and plans.

Posted by: ryancaines | November 3, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Here is some advice for the voters who are Christians:
1. Instead of praying for specific condidates or political parties, pray that the person of righteousness, the person of God's choosing, would be selected in every congressional district, every senate race and for the office of President.

In India in 2004, it seemed as tho political forces had moilized into turning India into a direction making it almost imposssible for Christians to practice their faith. The Christian popoulation in India is a minority (about 6%). Things were desperate, impossible; so the Christians turned to prayer, praying for the person of righteousness to be elected. Every poll & pundit predicted a landslide for the ones opposing Christianity; however, these people were defeated and out of power. The press & pundits were stunned.

Pray for the person of righteous character to be elected our President and Commander In Chief. Our nation is at a critical crossroad. Pray that God's plans & purposes for our nation would be established during this election season and we will be a nation who follows
God and is a blessing to the nations of the earth.

Posted by: love234america | November 3, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

garygelormono1 - you are so wrong that it is sad! It was Barney Frank who opposed regulation of the market a few years ago. It was ACORN backed by the democrats who pushed for mortgages for people who should never qualify. Bush addressed this a few years ago,
but the dems killed it. Oh, I know, it is another lie, just like the absence of 550 metric ton of yellow cake uranium in Iraq.

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I think, this will be the last election for Americans. Most of them are tired for the last 22 months. In reality, America has to change the election from 22 months to 4 months to a maximum. The world public opinion say that American election is nothing more than the Hollywood comedy and their elected President is no LESS than the democratic Dictator not only of America but the entire world.Next time, not only America but the world Nations will elect our President and hope fully OBAMA WILL BE THE FIRST GLOBAL AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

Posted by: citysoilverizonnet | November 3, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama is cool! Like AUDI A4 3.2 Quattro 2009. Obama is the future of this country. Young energy is with Obama!

McCain is like Buick Riviera 1980 - not cool. McCain is the past.

You choose where you want to live and what you want to drive! I choose future!

Posted by: delta14 | November 3, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama is cool! Like AUDI A4 Quattro 2009. Obama is the future of this country. Young energy is with Obama!

McCain is like Buick Riviera 1980 - not cool. McCain is the past.

You choose where you want to live and what you want to drive! I choose future!

Posted by: delta14 | November 3, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

If Obama looses it will be because the Republicans steal the election like they did in 2000.

Posted by: tculver | November 3, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I think, this will be the last election for Americans. Most of them are tired for the last 22 months. In reality, America has to change the election from 22 months to 4 months to a maximum. The world public opinion say that American election is nothing more than the Hollywood comedy and their elected President is no LESS than the democratic Dictator not only of America but the entire world.Next time, not only America but the world Nations will elect our President and hope fully OBAMA WILL BE THE FIRST GLOBAL AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

Posted by: citysoilverizonnet | November 3, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I think, this will be the last election for Americans. Most of them are tired for the last 22 months. In reality, America has to change the election from 22 months to 4 months to a maximum. The world public opinion say that American election is nothing more than the Hollywood comedy and their elected President is no more than the democratic Dictator not only of America but the entire world.Next time, not only America but the world Nations will elect our President and hope fully OBAMA WILL BE THE FIRST GLOBAL AMERICAN PRESIDENT.

Posted by: citysoilverizonnet | November 3, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

If Obama looses it will be because the Republicans steal the election like they did in 2000.

Posted by: tculver | November 3, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

FOX NEWS REPORTS REPUBLICANS CAUSED FINANCIAL CRISIS;

FOXNEWS.COM HOME /> BUSINESS

AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth campaign

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to prevent their collapse.

In the cross hairs of the campaign carried out by DCI of Washington were Republican senators and a regulatory overhaul bill sponsored by Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. DCI's chief executive is Doug Goodyear, whom John McCain's campaign later hired to manage the GOP convention in September.

Freddie Mac's payments to DCI began shortly after the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee sent Hagel's bill to the then GOP-run Senate on July 28, 2005. All GOP members of the committee supported it; all Democrats opposed it.
McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, or his lobbying firm has taken more than $2 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dating to 2000. In December, Freddie Mac contributed $250,000 to last month's GOP convention.

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct20/0,4670,TheInfluenceGameHousing,00.html

OBAMA / BIDEN 2008

Posted by: garygelormino1 | November 3, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

gator-ron-

Don't Gloat!

Seems the WaPo is extremely exercising it's right to restrict Postings today!

Things like the Senate Global Poverty Act, or "Global Income Tax" are Taboo!

I'll be surprised if this sees the light of day! :-(

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 3, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

gator-ron-

Don't Gloat!

Seems the WaPo is extremely exercising it's right to restrict Postings today!

Things like the Senate Global Poverty Act, or "Global Income Tax" are Taboo!

I'll be surprised if this sees the light of day! :-(

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 3, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

WHY IS McSAME RUNNING BACK TO CAMPAIGN IN HIS HOME STATE ONE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION?

HAS McSAME GIVEN UP ON FLORIDA, VIRGINIA AND OHIO?

COULD IT BE ARIZONA IS ABOUT TO TURN BLUE?

Posted by: walker1 | November 3, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Dear frodot ,

A DEM congress got us here.... Pelosi/Reid... remember them? They brought us to our knees

Posted by: tbastian | November 3, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

WHY IS McSAME RUNNING BACK TO CAMPAIGN IN HIS HOME STATE ONE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION?

HAS McSAME GIVEN UP ON FLORIDA, VIRGINIA AND OHIO?

COULD IT BE ARIZONA IS ABOUT TO TURN BLUE?

Posted by: walker1 | November 3, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

FOX NEWS REPORTS REPUBLICANS CAUSED FINANCIAL CRISIS;

FOXNEWS.COM HOME /> BUSINESS

AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth campaign

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to prevent their collapse.

In the cross hairs of the campaign carried out by DCI of Washington were Republican senators and a regulatory overhaul bill sponsored by Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. DCI's chief executive is Doug Goodyear, whom John McCain's campaign later hired to manage the GOP convention in September.

Freddie Mac's payments to DCI began shortly after the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee sent Hagel's bill to the then GOP-run Senate on July 28, 2005. All GOP members of the committee supported it; all Democrats opposed it.
McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, or his lobbying firm has taken more than $2 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dating to 2000. In December, Freddie Mac contributed $250,000 to last month's GOP convention.

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct20/0,4670,TheInfluenceGameHousing,00.html

OBAMA / BIDEN 2008

Posted by: garygelormino1 | November 3, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

op cit
Obama is a dangerously ignorant, shallow, arrogant, platitude-spouting, inexperienced, Marxist, drug-addicted, elitist, narcissistic, flip-flopping gas-bag who is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes. And this is what the loony-left wants as your president!

Posted by: Billw3 | November 3, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama says that
" AMERICA HAS BEEN VINDICATED."
WHY? Because we are Americans?
BOO TO OBAMA.......
The ANTI AMERICAN CANDIDATE THAT WANTS TO BE THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT!

America, Just say NO!

Posted by: Texan2007 | November 3, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Dear frodot ,

A DEM congress got us here.... Pelosi/Reid... remember them? They brought us to our knees

Posted by: tbastian | November 3, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama says that
" AMERICA HAS BEEN VINDICATED."
WHY? Because we are Americans?
BOO TO OBAMA.......
The ANTI AMERICAN CANDIDATE THAT WANTS TO BE THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT!

America, Just say NO!

Posted by: Texan2007 | November 3, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

WHY IS McCAIN RUNNING BACK TO HIS HOME STATE ONE DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION?

HAS McSAME GIVEN UP ON FLORIDA, VIRGINIA AND OHIO?

COULD IT BE ARIZONA IS ABOUT TO TURN BLUE?

Posted by: walker1 | November 3, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

FOX NEWS REPORTS REPUBLICANS CAUSED FINANCIAL CRISIS;

FOXNEWS.COM HOME /> BUSINESS

AP IMPACT: Mortgage firm arranged stealth campaign

WASHINGTON — Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to prevent their collapse.

In the cross hairs of the campaign carried out by DCI of Washington were Republican senators and a regulatory overhaul bill sponsored by Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. DCI's chief executive is Doug Goodyear, whom John McCain's campaign later hired to manage the GOP convention in September.

Freddie Mac's payments to DCI began shortly after the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee sent Hagel's bill to the then GOP-run Senate on July 28, 2005. All GOP members of the committee supported it; all Democrats opposed it.
McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, or his lobbying firm has taken more than $2 million from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dating to 2000. In December, Freddie Mac contributed $250,000 to last month's GOP convention.

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Oct20/0,4670,TheInfluenceGameHousing,00.html

OBAMA / BIDEN 2008

Posted by: garygelormino1 | November 3, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

op cit
Obama is a dangerously ignorant, shallow, arrogant, platitude-spouting, inexperienced, Marxist, drug-addicted, elitist, narcissistic, flip-flopping gas-bag who is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes. And this is what the loony-left wants as your president!

Posted by: Billw3 | November 3, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Based on BBC, the world public opinion is in favor of Obama 68% to 32% McCain. In America, Obama can win by landslide, 53% to 37%. Democrats can win up to 9 additional senate seats and 35 additional congress seats. Day after by this time, McCain will resigned from the US Senate and go back for ever to Arizona Desert to enjoy with his wealthy wife. Poor Sarah Palin, who wanted to see the world in Airforce one will lose her Governorship and go back to Wasila for her untimely retirement. Luckily she will be able to get food stamps and welfare checks untill she finds a bulky polar bear or Moose or fox in coming winter to feed her 7-members family. She must be remembered for her live comedy and entertaining millions by her brainless and worthless election speeches.

Posted by: citysoilverizonnet | November 3, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain"
___________________________________________

Bashing Bush and promoting McCain, how ironic.

McCain has adopted many Bush advisers and advocates. He has completely thrown away all he once stood for. He has prostrated himself to the GOP machinery. All for a shot at the Presidency of the US.

McCain has become, for all intents and purposes, Bush the third...

Posted by: AgnosticEngineer | November 3, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

What is missing is the pompous pronouncement that Barack Obama will not be inaugurated on January 20 by JakeD. You came close MarkinAustin but not a concrete prediction of victory.

Posted by: Gator-ron | November 3, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Biden = LAWYERS. I see that today's America loves and trusts LAWYERS. Am I missing something here? "Spreading the wealth" folks, does not reflect socialism as some media previously suggested. It represents a Marxist/Leninist ideology of a communist society. It is a society "sacrificing" their wealth and prosperity for the benefit of future generations (just as Obama stated in one of his speeches). In Soviet Union people were forced to sacrifice and share their wealth for well over half of the century before the system finally collapsed. Ayers is not important because he was a terrorist some 50 years ago, but because he represents Marxist ideology. Even though we are in desperate need for change, I am not so sure if Obama's change will point our country in the right direction. God Bless America!

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Hey mrn744, Youz sounds intelleegent jest like a Republican!!

Posted by: ANTGA | November 3, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution with all that is suddenly coming out about obama...
Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog...
For more on my phone call as well as to learn more about Obama's definition of "Middle Class" among other things, check out my blog...
http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 3, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how many great ads could be made to coal states, to jewish and christian zionists, to free market capitalists, to defenders of the constitution with all that is suddenly coming out about obama...
Don't you kind of wish the MSM had properly vetted their candidate before anointing him?
I was on Hugh Hewitt discussing my phone call with Rashid Khalidi the other day and posted it at my blog...
For more on my phone call as well as to learn more about Obama's definition of "Middle Class" among other things, check out my blog...
http://scattershooting.wordpress.com

Posted by: bazznewzz | November 3, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Whoever ends up as president should, as his first official act, require all 'undecided' voters to submit to an IQ test. Only those with triple digit scores may vote in future elections.

Posted by: EnemyOfTheState | November 3, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Biden = LAWYERS. I see that today's America loves and trusts LAWYERS. Am I missing something here? "Spreading the wealth" folks, does not reflect socialism as some media previously suggested. It represents a Marxist/Leninist ideology of a communist society. It is a society "sacrificing" their wealth and prosperity for the benefit of future generations (just as Obama stated in one of his speeches). In Soviet Union people were forced to sacrifice and share their wealth for well over half of the century before the system finally collapsed. Ayers is not important because he was a terrorist some 50 years ago, but because he represents Marxist ideology. Even though we are in desperate need for change, I am not so sure if Obama's change will point our country in the right direction. God Bless America!

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Based on BBC, the world public opinion is in favor of Obama 68% to 32% McCain. In America, Obama can win by landslide, 53% to 37%. Democrats can win up to 9 additional senate seats and 35 additional congress seats. Day after by this time, McCain will resigned from the US Senate and go back for ever to Arizona Desert to enjoy with his wealthy wife. Poor Sarah Palin, who wanted to see the world in Airforce one will lose her Governorship and go back to Wasila for her untimely retirement. Luckily she will be able to get food stamps and welfare checks untill she finds a bulky polar bear or Moose or fox in coming winter to feed her 7-members family. She must be remembered for her live comedy and entertaining millions by her brainless and worthless election speeches.

Posted by: citysoilverizonnet | November 3, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Biden = LAWYERS. I see that today's America loves and trusts LAWYERS. Am I missing something here? "Spreading the wealth" folks, does not reflect socialism as some media previously suggested. It represents a Marxist/Leninist ideology of a communist society. It is a society "sacrificing" their wealth and prosperity for the benefit of future generations (just as Obama stated in one of his speeches). In Soviet Union people were forced to sacrifice and share their wealth for well over half of the century before the system finally collapsed. Ayers is not important because he was a terrorist some 50 years ago, but because he represents Marxist ideology. Even though we are in desperate need for change, I am not so sure if Obama's change will point our country in the right direction. God Save America!

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

"Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain"


Bashing Bush and promoting McCain, how ironic.

McCain has adopted many Bush advisers and advocates. He has completely thrown away all he once stood for. He has prostrated himself to the GOP machinery. All for a shot at the Presidency of the US.

McCain has become, for all intents and purposes, Bush the third...

Posted by: AgnosticEngineer | November 3, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

GOP REPUBLICAN SUPER RICH EXECUTIVES OF EXXON MOBIL OIL SMASHED THEIR OWN $60,000,000,000.00 PROFIT RECORD THIS YEAR AT THE EXPENSE OF STRUGGLING MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME PAYING THE OBSCENELY HIGH PRICES FOR GAS.

BUSH, CHENEY, RICE, PAULIN, GUILIANI, MCCAIN, AND PALIN ARE ALL OIL EXECUTIVE STOCK HOLDERS

(CONSPIRACY AGAINST AMERICA BY OIL EXECUTIVES)

NATIONALIZE U.S. OIL TODAY FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE.

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THE WOLRD WATCHES AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN ACTION TO SEE IF IT HOLDS TRUE


ALASKA CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY BY ENDORSING OBAMA.

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UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT,
JOHN MCCAIN, SARAH PALIN AND GEORGE BUSH COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS REVEAL THAT THEY HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON.
MCCAIN, PALIN AND BUSH WERE ALL D STUDENTS.

HARVARD A STUDENT AND LAW PROFESSOR OBAMA WELCOMES TRANSPARENCY AND FULL DISCLOSURE.


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SIMPLE MATHMATICS


THE RICHES GOP REPUBLICANS TAKING PART IN THE $3TRILLION FRAUD AGAINST THE U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS) OVER THE PAST 8 YEARS

$3 TRILLION = $3,000,000,000,000 = 60,000,000 MIDDLE CLASS JOBS AT $50,000 ANNUAL SALARY

ARREST THE GOP REPUBLICANS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE $3 TRILLION FRAUD AGAINST THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS OVER THE PAST 8 YEARS;

CONFISCATE ALL OF THEIR PROPERTIES, ASSETS, MONEY, AND INVESTMENTS (DOMESTIC AND HIDDEN IN TAX SHELTERS ABROAD);

LIQUIDATE THOSE ASSETS AND RETURN THAT STOLEN $3 TRILLION DOLLARS BACK TO THE U.S. TREASURY (AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS);

CREATE 60,000,000 MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN JOBS WITH A BASE ANNUAL SALARY OF $50,000

OR CREATE 30,000,000 UPPER MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN JOBS WITH A BASE ANNUAL SALARY OF $100,000

SIMPLE MATHMATICS

Posted by: dwashington1 | November 3, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

"Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain"


Bashing Bush and promoting McCain, how ironic.

McCain has adopted many Bush advisers and advocates. He has completely thrown away all he once stood for. He has prostrated himself to the GOP machinery. All for a shot at the Presidency of the US.

McCain has become, for all intents and purposes, Bush the third...

Posted by: AgnosticEngineer | November 3, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

op cit

Obama is a dangerously ignorant, shallow, arrogant, platitude-spouting, inexperienced, Marxist, drug-addicted, elitist, narcissistic, flip-flopping gas-bag who is so mentally deficient from extensive drug use he even has to plagiarize his hollow platitudes. And this is what the loony-left wants as your president!

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Posted by: Billw3 | November 3, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

"Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain"


Bashing Bush and promoting McCain, how ironic.

McCain has adopted many Bush advisers and advocates. He has completely thrown away all he once stood for. He has prostrated himself to the GOP machinery. All for a shot at the Presidency of the US.

McCain has become, for all intents and purposes, Bush the third...

Posted by: AgnosticEngineer | November 3, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Biden = LAWYERS. I see that today's America loves and trusts LAWYERS. Am I missing something here? "Spreading the wealth" folks, does not reflect socialism as some media previously suggested. It represents a Marxist/Leninist ideology of a communist society. It is a society "sacrificing" their wealth and prosperity for the benefit of future generations (just as Obama stated in one of his speeches). In Soviet Union people were forced to sacrifice and share their wealth for well over half of the century before the system finally collapsed. Ayers is not important because he was a terrorist some 50 years ago, but because he represents Marxist ideology. Even though we are in desperate need for change, I am not so sure if Obama's change will point our country in the right direction. God Save America!

Posted by: jmk55 | November 3, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

"Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain"


Bashing Bush and promoting McCain, how ironic.

McCain has adopted many Bush advisers and advocates. He has completely thrown away all he once stood for. He has prostrated himself to the GOP machinery. All for a shot at the Presidency of the US.

McCain has become, for all intents and purposes, Bush the third...

Posted by: AgnosticEngineer | November 3, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

"Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain"


Bashing Bush and promoting McCain, how ironic.

McCain has adopted many Bush advisers and advocates. He has completely thrown away all he once stood for. He has prostrated himself to the GOP machinery. All for a shot at the Presidency of the US.

McCain has become, for all intents and purposes, Bush the third...

Posted by: AgnosticEngineer | November 3, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain"


Bashing Bush and promoting McCain, how ironic.

McCain has taken on many Bush advisers and advocates. He has completely thrown away all he once stood for. He has prostrated himself to the GOP machinery. All for a shot at the Presidency of the US.

McCain has become, for all intents and purposes, Bush the third...

Posted by: AgnosticEngineer | November 3, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Lets see how well Odumbo does in coal-producing states like Virginia, WV, KY, Ohio, Pennsylvania...after his comments about coal-fired power plants being bankrupted under his plan.

Or his admission that his plan will cause electricity costs to skyrocket. That, along with his higher taxes are just the shot in the arm an an ailing economy needs, after all...right.

No wait...he has a sycophantic media to cover his @$$. They won't report any of that until Wednesday.

Posted by: NObama | November 3, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

IF MS. PIT BULL IS SO CONCERNED WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE UNDERPRIVLEDGED AND NEED HELP WHY HASEN'T SHE DONE SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE IN ALASKA AS A GOVENOR, BEFORE OPENING HER BIG STUPID MOUTH NOW. DOES THIS MAKE HER A VP WORTH VOTING FOR. SARAH HAS HAD LOTS OF OPS. IN ALASKA TO BE A DO GOODER. SHE IS JUST PLAIN IDIOTIC. A COMEDIAN YES - A V P NOT A CHANCE. AND TRY TAKING CARE OF THE ONE CHILD SHE HAS WHO NEEDS SPECIAL ATTENTION.

AS FOR THE CLONE OF THE CENTURY MC CAINE, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO SAY BUT - GO HOME AND CRY ON CINDY'S LAP!!!!YOUR A DAMM FOOL

Posted by: LOONYBIN2000 | November 3, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama took the high road to the White House. McCain tried to get there by crawling on his belly through the sewers.

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

I guess political machines run better on hope and substance than negativity and character attacks.

Goodbye Carl Rove, Hello David Axelrod.

Obama/Biden 08!

YES WE WILL!!!

Posted by: StoptheSpin | November 3, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

IF MS. PIT BULL IS SO CONCERNED WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE UNDERPRIVLEDGED AND NEED HELP WHY HASEN'T SHE DONE SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE IN ALASKA AS A GOVENOR, BEFORE OPENING HER BIG STUPID MOUTH NOW. DOES THIS MAKE HER A VP WORTH VOTING FOR. SARAH HAS HAD LOTS OF OPS. IN ALASKA TO BE A DO GOODER. SHE IS JUST PLAIN IDIOTIC. A COMEDIAN YES - A V P NOT A CHANCE. AND TRY TAKING CARE OF THE ONE CHILD SHE HAS WHO NEEDS SPECIAL ATTENTION.

AS FOR THE CLONE OF THE CENTURY MC CAINE, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO SAY BUT - GO HOME AND CRY ON CINDY'S LAP!!!!YOUR A DAMM FOOL

Posted by: LOONYBIN2000 | November 3, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Obama took the high road to the White House. McCain tried to get there by crawling on his belly through the sewers.

Posted by: hamishdad | November 3, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I guess political machines run better on hope and substance than negativity and character attacks.

Goodbye Carl Rove, Hello David Axelrod.

Obama/Biden 08!

YES WE WILL!!!

Posted by: StoptheSpin | November 3, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama took the high road to the White House. McCain tried to get there by crawling on his belly through the sewers.

Posted by: hamishdad | November 3, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama took the high road to the White House. McCain tried to get there by crawling on his belly through the sewers.

Posted by: hamishdad | November 3, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

I guess political machines run better on hope and substance than negativity and character attacks.

Goodbye Carl Rove, Hello David Axelrod.

Obama/Biden 08!

YES WE WILL!!!

Posted by: StoptheSpin | November 3, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama is outdrawing the Bengals, the Browns, the Joe the Plumbers, and McCain/Palin put together. If they translate to votes, it will be a landslide.

Posted by: bkhoward | November 3, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Be careful tomorrow. If Palin loses she threatens to have Alaska seceed. She's already a member of the group that can do it too. Ya betcha!

McCain's falling and can't get up!

Posted by: msmith97 | November 3, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I guess political machines run better on hope and substance than negativity and character attacks.

Goodbye Carl Rove, Hello David Axelrod.

Obama/Biden 08!

YES WE WILL!!!

Posted by: StoptheSpin | November 3, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

If YOU don't VOTE TOMORROW you'll wake up wednesday to you worst nightmare:

"PRESIDENT PALIN".

I have already VOTED.

HAVE YOU?

VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN!

Posted by: onestring | November 3, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

McCain is in Tenn. to reach western Virginia and western North Carolina. They are in that TV market. The fact that he has to campain in Virginia and NC tells you all you need to know about this election!

Posted by: dopper0189 | November 3, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain

Posted by: mrn744 | November 3, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Americans voted for George Bush twice Wow !
Now they want to Vote for Obamay Wow Wow !

Good Work Media it proved its biggest saviour and threat to democracy in this country.

We got here not because of republicans because we voted for Bush

Save America Vote Mccain

Posted by: mrn744 | November 3, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

NONE of this matters... Until YOU VOTE!

I have already voted... Have you?

If you don't vote tomorrow you can plan on waking up wed to a nightmare featuring ..."President Palin".

VOTE OBAMA AND SAVE AMERICA FROM THE NEO-CONS!

Posted by: onestring | November 3, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

McCain is in Tenn. to reach western Virginia and western North Carolina. They are in that TV market. The fact that he has to campain in Virginia and NC tells you all you need to know about this election!

Posted by: dopper0189 | November 3, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

The general consensus is that the undecideds will break for McCain because if they have not bought into the Obama message now, they won't. I don't think this is accurate. I think if undecideds do vote, they will either break for Obama or split. Why? Many Democrats and moderates like John McCain. They wanted to vote for him in 2000, hoped he would challenge Bush in 2004 and voted for him in primaries this year. However, with his move to the right, his pick of Sarah Palin, the negative politics people thought he was above and the general distrust of Republicans this year, those undecided may have a hard time voting for him. At the start of this race, it was McCain's race to loose and I think he will loose because he disregarded that part of his political persona that so many Independents and moderate Democrats liked. McCain's desire to be accepted by the Republican base may very well cost him this election.

Posted by: puppiesandkitties | November 3, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

McSame will be the one LOSING tomorrow.

You Repukes are all morons. Do the rest of us a favor and blow your brains out.

Posted by: TomIII | November 3, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Obama arrived at his Jacksonville hotel around 1:30 a.m. Monday, but his first stop wasn't until about 8 a.m. -- a workout at a nearby gym.
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YO,,ROCKY!!!

Posted by: mudbone | November 3, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Obama arrived at his Jacksonville hotel around 1:30 a.m. Monday, but his first stop wasn't until about 8 a.m. -- a workout at a nearby gym.
_______________________

YO,,ROCKY!!!

Posted by: mudbone | November 3, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama arrived at his Jacksonville hotel around 1:30 a.m. Monday, but his first stop wasn't until about 8 a.m. -- a workout at a nearby gym.
_______________________

YO,,ROCKY!!!

Posted by: mudbone | November 3, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Obama arrived at his Jacksonville hotel around 1:30 a.m. Monday, but his first stop wasn't until about 8 a.m. -- a workout at a nearby gym.
_______________________

YO,,ROCKY!!!

Posted by: mudbone | November 3, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama arrived at his Jacksonville hotel around 1:30 a.m. Monday, but his first stop wasn't until about 8 a.m. -- a workout at a nearby gym.
_______________________

YO,,ROCKY!!!

Posted by: mudbone | November 3, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama arrived at his Jacksonville hotel around 1:30 a.m. Monday, but his first stop wasn't until about 8 a.m. -- a workout at a nearby gym.
_____________________________

YO...ROCKY!!!

Posted by: mudbone | November 3, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Republicans got us here. Enough is enough. Vote 'em out.

Posted by: frodot | November 3, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Republicans got us here. Enough is enough. Vote 'em out.

Posted by: frodot | November 3, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm not entirely sure what you're basing your optimism on, Jake. Points for enthusiasm, but negative points for accuracy. Good luck to you though.

Posted by: ManUnitdFan | November 3, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what McCain's famous temper will be like when the returns come in tomorrow night from Pennsylvania, and it shows an Obama win by 7%. And then he'll come to the realization that his advisers were blowing smoke up his a55.

But that's what happens when you surround yourself with yes-men and sycophants.


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Posted by: el_barto | November 3, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Want some interesting reading, look at the RCP site and at the bottom they let you view the last day polls from 2004. They show Bush ahead of Kerry by 1.5%, which is very close to the final real vote margin. Also, the last day projections as to state by state shows the final RCP projection was correct in 48 of 50 states, only Wisconsin and New Hampshire switched.

Today's last day RCP average polls show Obama up by 7.5% and project Obama with over 300 electorial votes.

VOTE YOUR HOPES, NOT YOUR FEARS. OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

Posted by: dcwsano | November 3, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what McCain's famous temper will be like when the returns come in tomorrow night from Pennsylvania, and it shows an Obama win by 7%. And then he'll come to the realization that his advisers were blowing smoke up his a55.

But that's what happens when you surround yourself with yes-men and sycophants.


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Posted by: el_barto | November 3, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Want some interesting reading, look at the RCP site and at the bottom they let you view the last day polls from 2004. They show Bush ahead of Kerry by 1.5%, which is very close to the final real vote margin. Also, the last day projections as to state by state shows the final RCP projection was correct in 48 of 50 states, only Wisconsin and New Hampshire switched.

Today's last day RCP average polls show Obama up by 7.5% and project Obama with over 300 electorial votes.

VOTE YOUR HOPES, NOT YOUR FEARS. OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

Posted by: dcwsano | November 3, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Come on America! Let's turn the page of the last 8 years of Bush-McCain policies!

Both GW Bush and Dick Cheney have endorsed McCain! That should be reason enough to "kick McCain to the curb".

Posted by: AJ2008 | November 3, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Why is McCain campaigning in Tennessee?

Posted by: Renu1 | November 3, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Hate to say it, but maybe in the New Millennium, our Antiquated Election Process, needs to be Changed.

Voter Apathy is strongly re-enforced, when the Electoral College System is used!

Why Bother, when your district, is NOT Contestable. Then, why do certain isolated groups, get WAAAYYYYY more attention than they EVER should DESERVE(Iowa).

Vote, by use of Social Security cross reference-By computer as an option, in a Popular Vote Method, would be an excellent start!

Then, we need to address the Primary Process that always leaves us with two sides of the same coin!

Posted by: SAINT---The | November 3, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

McCain will be the one "vindicated" tomorrow.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | November 3, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Why is McCain campaigning in Tennessee?

Posted by: Renu1 | November 3, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

McCain will be the one "vindicated" tomorrow.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | November 3, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

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