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McCain Sells His Campaign on "SNL"

Yet again proving its primacy in this presidential campaign, "Saturday Night Live" featured John McCain last night in its opening skit -- where he and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (played, as always, by Tina Fey) hawked campaign wares on QVC.

McCain played the part well -- pushing blank commemorative plates to remember the 10 town hall debates that never happened between he and Barack Obama, and knives to cut through the pork in Washington.

Fey, of course, stole the show with her portrayal of Palin; in one aside she promised she was "going rogue" and began to promote "Palin 2012" shirts.

There was even a surprise Cindy McCain appearance!

Some in the political world had questioned McCain's decision to spend a night in New York City -- not exactly a battleground -- so close to election day but the Arizona Senator will spend the next 48 hours blanketing a series of key states (Florida, Virginia, Indiana, New Mexico and Nevada) that should quiet those doubters somewhat.

Here's the full skit:


By Chris Cillizza  |  November 2, 2008; 9:00 AM ET
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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 5:27 PM | Report abuse

I felt sorry for him. He played a Steppin Fetchit and you knew he knew it was over and all he could do was to parody himself. Blame Sarah Palin for this. She brought the Republican ticket to a huge loss singlehandedly.

Posted by: buzziea | November 3, 2008 2:57 PM | Report abuse

I felt sorry for him. He played a Steppin Fetchit and you knew he knew it was over and all he could do was to parody himself. Blame Sarah Palin for this. She brought the Republican ticket to a huge loss singlehandedly.

Posted by: buzziea | November 3, 2008 2:45 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 HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


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 11:25 AM | Report abuse

...does anyone trust a Democrat Congress to leave their savings, retirement accounts, and paychecks alone? I didn't think so.

Posted by: gengar843 | November 2, 2008 8:58 PM
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As a Reaganite of long standing (and in the black community, that's a pretty lonely place), the "tax and spend Democrat" label is shot, thanks to Bush and his enablers in the Congress. Those bailouts are going to have to be paid for, and that will be in higher taxes. Who gets the blame then, the guy who ran up the bill or the guy who pays for it? In my book, it's the former. And if Obama pays the tab with higher taxes on the better off, well, they're the ones who ran up the tab in the first place. And I don't think you should bring up savings and retirement accounts as a reason to go GOP, not after what's happened to the market.

For me, Bush has shot all the credibility and good will Reagan built up. He could not have done more harm to the GOP if he was on Howard Dean's payroll. Hopefully, a timeout will allow the party to refocus around true conservative principles.

Posted by: gbooksdc | November 3, 2008 10:46 AM | 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 HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


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 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Gallup's FINAL poll (acc. to DailyKos):
BHO up 11 among likely voters, 13 among registered voters.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/11/2/224540/031/473/650417

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Senator Obama, would you kindly step over here so I may administer the oath of office...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 3, 2008 7:17 AM | Report abuse

"http://www.hulu.com/watch/19048/saturday-night-live-clinton-halloween-party"

Obama on SNL. He's slightly funnier than Palin. Not nearly as funny as McCain.

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

Can you say President Obama? Dont worry you will have the next 8 years to practice

Posted by: ajinmass | November 2, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

I think, from watching McCain on SNL, that it was clear he knows he's going to lose and is admitting as much.

Posted by: jmp66 | November 2, 2008 11:12 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 HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


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 2, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama tells his San Francisco pals that he will bankrupt coal...did someone tell PA, OH and WV about this? Listen to audio at my blog!

http://mccain08-hillary2012.blogspot.com/

Posted by: dcpsychic | November 2, 2008 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Recently a poster asked:

"Why do you take it so personally? It's not like you're Obama, or that you have anything to gain from his election. I said my piece and you attack ad hominem. Why in the world do you or people like you try to stop free speech and free discourse?"

I don't know any of these posters personally, but if I may wade in for a second and answer the more general question about why so many people seem so hostile to the GOP perspective, it's this:

These are the chickens coming home to roost. Republicans have spent the last 15 years demonizing anyone who doesn't vote for them. Not surprisingly, many Americans on the receiving end of this vitriol have decided they don't really like those who have been delivering it. As far as the GOP is concerned, if you don't support them, then you aren't "pro America." Remember, President Bush went out of his way to declare that if you vote Democratic, "the terrorists win and America loses." Our lifestyles are evil, we lack morality and patriotism, we are all unemployed ignoramuses who think government handouts are the answer to everything, and we are conspiring with foreign enemies to destroy our country and our way of life.

I take this personally. If you publicly support the Republican party, you are implicitly endorsing this worldview.

Posted by: simpleton1 | November 2, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

The Republican Arizona senator wrote to his friend the Democratic VP candidate:

"I still have a numb feeling of despair over your actions of yesterday in accepting the candidacy for Vice President. It is difficult to imagine a person like you running in a second spot to a weaker man, but it is even more incredible to try to understand how you are going to try to embrace the socialist platform of your party. I think many people share my feeling of disappointment."

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Yes, Goldwater so wrote to Lyndon Johnson about John F Kennedy.

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 2, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

gangrene screeches:

Every American is entitled to his opinion, and the First Amendment makes it permissible in this society.

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LOL. Unless they call you out. Then you feel entitled to tell others what they can or cannot say.

Your hypocrisy is as deep as your comprehension is shallow.

Much like McCain, Palin and the racists they draw to them.

Thankfully, the smart Republicans have moved on to Obama.

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 2, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Most of you McFreaks on here (I'm especially looking at you Dorchester and lazerboy) just sound desperate and pathetic.

Do you people HONESTLY think that 36 hours before the election one of your stupid "OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR." posts is going to sway anybody?

What a bunch of losers.

Posted by: SMB-IL | November 2, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

The West Virginia Record
11-2-08

The senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association called Obama's comments "unbelievable."

"His comments are unfortunate," Chris Hamilton said Sunday, "and really reflect a very uninformed voice and perspective to coal specifically and energy generally."

Hamilton noted other times Obama and vice presidential candidate Joe Biden have made seemingly anti-coal statements.

"In Ohio recently, when Joe Biden said 'not here' about building coal-fired power plants -- this is exactly what will happen," Hamilton said. "Financing won't be directed here. It will all go aboard for plants elsewhere in the world. The United Sates is importing more coal today from Indonesia, South Africa and Colombia than we ever have.

"If we're going to create a situation where coal-fired power plants are at that much of a disadvantage, there will be new ones built. But as Biden said, just not here."

Republican presidential candidate John McCain's state director said Obama's statements are troubling, especially for West Virginians.

"I think this clearly shows the attitude the Obama-Biden ticket has toward coal," Ben Beakes(Chief of Staff, WV Secretary of State's Office)said Sunday. "Rhetoric is cheap, but behind closed doors what they tell their supporters - that's what we have to take as gospel.

"They're definitely not friends of coal."

Beakes noted other examples of Obama and Biden making seemingly anti-coal statements, such as in February when Obama said he'd like to tax "dirty energy" such as coal and natural gas.

"And their cohorts in Congress make similar statements," Beakes said. "(Senate Majority Leader) Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said this summer that 'coal makes us sick.'

"This is an attitude and view that, to me, shows their hatred of coal. And therefore, their view would cost West Virginians thousands upon thousands of jobs."

Beakes touted McCain's view toward coal.

"John McCain has embraced coal," Beakes said. "He doesn't agree with everything in the coal industry, but his view of coal is positive. He will make it part of his energy policy. He's met with leaders in the coal industry and let them know that. He's sought advice from coal industry leaders.

"McCain understands that coal supports about 49 percent of our electricity in this country. He'll continue to make coal important. He wants to reduce our foreign dependency on oil."

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 9:34 PM | Report abuse

The great thing about McCain appearing on SNL, you could turn him off.

Posted by: AverageJane | November 2, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

So now I'm a slave holder? What possible immoral goal would I have to support McCain and oppose Obama? This is the illogical, immature version of opinion which is often propagated on these blogs. To wit, if you have anything bad to say about Obama, you are obviously anti-black. To which the natural objection ought to be, so what if I am? But I'm not. But what if I was? So what? Blacks are not truly held back anymore by anything but their own imagination and drive. Look at Obama. Therefore, if I or anyone else is anti-black it hasn't stopped Obama from reaching this moment in time. This means that every cry of "racist" does nothing to help the black population but probably sets it back some.

Perhaps Lincoln was too much one way and not enough another way. The case could be made that Lincoln, while arguably the greatest President ever, had many faults, and Lincoln himself knew this, ascribed so in his memoirs.

So don't compare Obama with Lincoln and don't compare anti-Obama rancor with racism. Every American is entitled to his opinion, and the First Amendment makes it permissible in this society. But when you attack someone personally, that is not free speech but incitement to riot. You reap what you sow. Those who are name-calling are the trouble-makers of society, who then show up in court to get the First Amendment limited to suit their own purposes, to shut down opposition while allowing their own crud.

Obama is one of these. This I believe. He shuts out reporters, punishes those who ask hard questions, sets limitations on subject matter, and scrubs his website to suit his current podium speech. I pass.

Posted by: gengar843 | November 2, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

It would be real nice to see Gov. Palin's medical records. What is she hiding?
Some sick Fu$$ wrote this

Unbelieveable- you won't stop will you.

Posted by: blevins20061 | November 2, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Canned La La farted:

So, he's obviously more motivated by what's best for Barack Obama than what's best for America...and IF you're supporting him, he's obviously also successful in fooling you and those like you.

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Dang! I wish I knew I could fool Warren Buffet (and many top Republican thinkers and leaders...including former Bush staffers) as easily as Barack!

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 2, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

gangrene defecates:

Obama is a racist, socialist, divisive, Communist, scheming, lying chameleon.


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Many said similar things about Abraham Lincoln. Especially slave holders.

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 2, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

I'm a middle aged guy- many years to work- I believe in paying my fair share- I would not complain about a rise in my income tax during this economic crisis....BUT Obama is proposing something way beyond that- his wanting to "spread the wealth around" includes removing the payroll tax cap on Soc. security taxes, a move which Democratic Economic hero Bill Clinton called "Regressive" because it is regressive...the more a small business owner profits, the more she's taxed...it will lead to layoffs in my business and in many many others. Obama wants to send my additional tax dollars to those who currently pay no income tax....and he will have more and more former employees to send checks to. He also will raise business taxes- which we will all pay. He doesn't care- he supports corn ethanol which helps Illinois farmers, makes us all pay higher food prices, and does nothing to reduce our dependence on foreign oil- uses one unit petrol for every one it saves.

So, he's obviously more motivated by what's best for Barack Obama than what's best for America...and IF you're supporting him, he's obviously also successful in fooling you and those like you.


Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Chris:

Your site has, sadly, become a home for crazies of all stripes. I used to look forward to the intellectual interplay I would find here . . . but no more. Instead I find mostly immature name-calling and innuendo. I'm hoping, but probably not realistically, that much of that will disappear after Tuesday.

Posted by: collins1 | November 2, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Well, since the personal interest in me -

I am not a puppet in the least. I voted Clinton, but voted Bush because of Gore and Kerry, both terrible prospects to me. Bush's failures are not my fault, neither are they my desires. He has, in any case, done that which he promised - kept the homeland safe enough so that we might continue our daily lives, whether those lives are worth the fight or not. The economic failures cannot be laid all to Bush, but also to Democrat and Republican Congress, Bill Clinton's final days, Carter, LBJ, and even FDR. But there's no need to argue it all - we all have different views.

I like McCain. He's a good man, honest, sincere, funny. His miscues in life have been well-documented and all his apologies have already been given, at length, and in triplicate. He may not have the greatest handle on the economy, but neither does Obama.

Obama has no economic education or training, and no executive experience. His campaign affairs are handled for him. His community organizing did not result in a better South Side Chicago. His educational work with Ayers resulted in no academic uplifting for those who received the program. His long-standing work with Ayers is suspect for corruption, which should have been the accusation to start. Ayers' awards are circumstantial, and Ayers' ties to Chavez disturbing.

McCain has issues, to be sure. He voted for the bailout, he didn't cut its pork, and he didn't name names. However, he has consistently followed a bipartisan attitude and has successfully passed bills with that brand. He bucks his own party. He questions his own President.

These are my thoughts. You can say I'm misinformed or you can agree. But you can't say that I have my life essence invested in John McCain the same way I've seen the Jim Jones crowd for Obama fawn and throw themselves as human shields.

I don't understand the invective, finger-wagging, and evil eyes given over by these types. You would think Obama was going to hand them all free houses and big bank accounts. Obama's a politician. He, like McCain, will promise you everything and then compromise. The reason I prefer McCain is that his offers are less expensive to the nation. And... does anyone trust a Democrat Congress to leave their savings, retirement accounts, and paychecks alone? I didn't think so.

Posted by: gengar843 | November 2, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

MCCain did well... it was good exposure for him. Don't hate you liberal sharks!

Damn, can't you atleast say he was funny??

No, because you are twisted and sick...
f'ing liberals.

McCain/Palin 08

Posted by: blevins20061 | November 2, 2008 8:51 PM | Report abuse

gengar843 is a type of person that looks in the mirror and wonders .....hmmmi am going to try to sound smart tonight and then goes on to sound like a ignorant fool. gengar843 admit you are a fool admit you are truely a McCain freak

Posted by: cosmiccatnip1 | November 2, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

gengar, you're obviously one with a good vocabulary and mode of expression, but you are blinded by your own propaganda. the words used to describe Obama's policies are so far off the mark as to be radical fiction.

Either you're in an alternative universe or are incapable of assessing your adversary's proposals and background. You're not dumb so where does that put you? Beats the hell outa me, aside from being a willing victim of the GOP's propaganda. Remember, those are the guys who sold us the war in Iraq and that Americans would be greeted with kisses and rose petals, and that our troops would be home soon.

That war has lasted longer than our involvement in WWII when we emerged as the world's undeniable leader. The great successes afterward were the Marshall Plan and the GI Bill. We need both of those to be enacted here at home - a domestic Marshall Bill as well as care and appropriate appreciation for the troops' sacrifices.

Posted by: can8tiv | November 2, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

mckane essentially conceded his own defeat in his appearance last night. Hawking cheap trivia on QVC, his weekend update bit about desperate measures...

Posted by: John1263 | November 2, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey broadwayjoe,

Why do you take it so personally? It's not like you're Obama, or that you have anything to gain from his election. I said my piece and you attack ad hominem. Why in the world do you or people like you try to stop free speech and free discourse?

I'm serious. Are you a crazed college student? A disenfranchised somebody? I mean, what profit you from Obama winning? Or, what nerve is touched by blogging that you attack almost unconsciously?

Look, Obama, not you, is a racist, socialist, divisive, Communist, scheming, lying chameleon. What do you care?

If you say you're compassionate person, then why do you attack me? Or call me some type of trash? If you're an attack dog, that's nice. Just say so, "I am Obama's attack dog." Good for you if that's so.

Anyway, I hope to understand more of the vituperation which emanates.

Posted by: gengar843 | November 2, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Was your junk translated from the original German? What mountain-side compound are you posting from? "It's just like WW2"? "They call us Aryans"? Are you really nostalgic for 1939??? No question. You may well be a typical Mac/Phalin supporter. Hey, fella, get some help...Nov. 4 couldn't come any quicker.
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"Another day, another liberal attack machine. They call us Aryans, but they are Communists. It's just like WW2, in Leningrad, or perhaps a march on Berlin. ....[Various racist incoherent junk omitted] Obama is a racist, socialist, divisive, Communist, scheming, lying chameleon. And if he was white, I would say the same thing.

Posted by: gengar843"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Another day, another liberal attack machine. They call us Aryans, but they are Communists. It's just like WW2, in Leningrad, or perhaps a march on Berlin. Either way, exciting stuff!

Even if Obama (the cold, alien one) wins, he won't win by much, and it's certainly no mandate that he was able to mobilize college students, old hippies, the black vote, and confused, angry economists and pseudo-intellectuals.

It's also amazing to me that the bloggers, who I believe are the true voice of Obama, are such hate-mongerers, still out-shouting the last person, and calling anyone "racist" who happens to step in their crack.

So, let's get the name-calling show on the road. Obama is a racist, socialist, divisive, Communist, scheming, lying chameleon. And if he was white, I would say the same thing.

Posted by: gengar843 | November 2, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

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


You people out there who live in economic downtrodden states like Ohio, Pa and Virgina etc, if you are stupid enough to vote for McCain you will deserve every single bit of economic hardship that a McCain presidency will give you.
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 2, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

THE SELF FULFILLING PROPHESY

Surprisingly, FOX news has just reported that a new poll of Mccain supporters has only 13% saying they are still enthusiastic. I believe that number was in the 80's at one point not long ago. That is a bad number and by Tuesday may convert to no shows for Mccain. By contrast, Obama voters are car pooling to the polls. The get out to vote drive is beyond what we ever imagined. I think the Mccain voters are just going to roll over in defeat before the votes are even counted.

Posted by: popasmoke | November 2, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

FLIP FLOPPIN LIKE A FISH ON FIRE

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=46858263

You have never heard anyone flip flop like John McCain. Whatever gets him elected.

Posted by: UsedToBeGOP | November 2, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

SEN. OBAMA IS A SECURITY RISK TO AMERICA!!!!!

* With ties to people who hates America, he could leak this nation's secret to these people and their friends.

* It is also possible he could put one of his extremist friend in a national security position.

* He could seek to weaken this nation's security so America could be less of a treat to his friends and his friends' friends.

Posted by: lazerboy | November 2, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

McCain knows all about bailing out rich bankers and screwing over middle class and poor people, he's been doing it for years.
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*McCain - Founding Member of the Keating 5


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


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


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


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


Here's some mavericky straight talk, my friends:
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http://www.realchange.org/mccain.htm
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 2, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

And Ohio's favorite son, Joe the Plumber, was revealed today to be a complete wingnut hater. Who knew? I mean, just because the guy looks like a skinhead doesn't mean he is, right? But from his comments today, he sounds pretty comfortable with his place in the bunker. It was really nice of the WP to have given him so much play these last few weeks. Way to go, WP!

Posted by: osullivanc1 | November 2, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Agreed. Although Alec (Always be closing) Baldwin would probably at least give Mac and Phalin steak knives. BHO, 11 up with one day to go. How good is that!!!
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"Boardwayjoe, you forgot to give McCain/Palin their consolation prizes. Oh
I forgot: McCain has a rich, trophy wife who has seven houses and thirteen cars. And Palin got a $150,000.00 shopping spree at Neiman-Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. So no consolation prizes needed -- just hasten their exits!

Posted by: meldupree | November 2, 2008 5:56 PM"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

SEN. OBAMA IS A SECURITY RISK TO AMERICA!!!!!

* With ties to extremist, he could leak this nation's secret to these people and their friends.

* It is also possible he could put one of his extremist friend in a national security position.

* He could seek to weaken this nation's security so America could be less of a treat to them and their friends.

Posted by: lazerboy | November 2, 2008 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Joe - It's doubtful that Dooster is the same as our mutual friend from Georgetown. [Being curious and assuming 37th&O is a Washingtonian, you get Georgetown University.] Just another copy and paster.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | November 2, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

President George W. Bush Endorses Barack Obama For President
Says He Was Always In The Tank For The Illinois Senator.

http://askaboutpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/president-george-w-bush-endorses-barack.html

Washington DC - In perhaps the most surprising move in what has been an unpredictable campaign season, president George W. Bush called a press conference early Monday to announce that he will be supporting the Democratic nominee Barack Obama for president. President Bush joins a long list of Republicans who have endorsed the Democrat, but his endorsement was probably the least expected. No American president in recent history, if at all, has ever crossed party lines to endorse the candidate of the opposing party to succeed them. As the news reverberated around the country there was initial shock followed by disbelief. Even the Obama campaign at first thought it was a joke before issuing a statement saying they did not appreciate the late Bush endorsement. “This is a last minute ploy by the president to help get his friend John McCain elected,” the campaign said. On the other hand, the McCain campaign was quick to say that “the Bush endorsement shows Senator Obama will continue the disastrous polices of George Bush.

Posted by: askaboutpolitics | November 2, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Bill Mills - I canvassed for the first time today. I'm sorry to inform you that I didn't see any thugs, thieves or stuffers. Mostly young people and a few retirees. It was about as threatening as a salsa class (the dance, not the dip).

Oh, and I voted for the lady in the spring, so count me as one of Hillary's ground troops.

BB

"I suppose those “ground forces” are the same thugs who caucus workers reported were bused in to stuff ballot boxes, lock out caucus sites, and steal ballots during the caucuses."

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | November 2, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

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


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


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


"The fundamentals of our economy are strong"
*John McCain - Sept 15, 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnb2IrsU1Cg
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McCain does not have the ability to fix this economic crisis. After declaring the fundamentals of the economy strong, he created a political circus in Washington by mucking up bailout negotiations; a deplorable campaign stunt, considering he and his political cronies helped cause the current meltdown.


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


McCain is being deceitful with his sudden populist message and support for regulation; his economic policies still favor our nation's wealthy elite.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4egXbhSOhk
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 2, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Boardwayjoe, you forgot to give McCain/Palin their consolation prizes. Oh I forgot: McCain has a rich, trophy wife who has seven houses and thirteen cars. And Palin got a $150,000.00 shopping spree at Neiman-Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. So no consolation prizes needed -- just hasten their exits!

Posted by: meldupree | November 2, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama was on SNL. there was a Halloween show where SNL cast members dressed up as various candidates. Then "Hillary" asks a guest with an Obama mask who he is- he takes off the mask and it is Barack Obama. I'm not sure otherwise as I don't see the show that often. I thought the "Palin in 2012" aside last night was quite cutting(and reflects Palin's true hopes)

Posted by: silverspring25 | November 2, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

BHO UP 11 acc. to ABC/WASHPO POLL JUST POSTED(5:00PM):

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenumbers/2008/11/obama-matches-h.html

Excerpt:

"Obama Matches his Best, Boosted by Economic Woe
November 02, 2008 5:00 PM

Barack Obama, closing strongly in the campaign’s final weekend, matched his best advantage over John McCain to date in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll.

Overall, 54 percent of likely voters support Obama, 43 percent McCain in ABC/Post interviews the past four nights, exactly where the race was a week and a half ago."

Mac, Mrs. Phalin, thank you for coming. Please exit on your right....

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICA'S ECONOMIC TROUBLES!
McCain in April 08 declared that there had been "great progress economically" during the Bush years. On more than one occasion, he diagnosed Americans' concerns over the dismal U.S. economy as "psychological." (Phil Gramm, McCain's close friend and economic adviser supposedly excommunicated over his "whiners" remarks, is back with the McCain campaign full time again.) McCain, a man who owns eight homes nationwide, in March lectured Americans facing foreclosure that they ought to be "doing what is necessary -- working a second job, skipping a vacation, and managing their budgets -- to make their payments on time." And when all else fails, McCain told the people of the economically devastated regions in Martin County, Kentucky and Youngstown, Ohio, there's always eBay. McCain doesn't understand our tanking economy because it doesn't affect him.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek3jAkx9m10

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

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

The Anheuser-Busch Windfall
While John McCain played a critical role in facilitating DHL's takeover of Airborne (and with it, the looming loss of 8,000 jobs in Wilmington, Ohio), Cindy McCain is set to earn a staggering multi-million dollar pay-day from the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by the Belgian beverage giant, In Bev. As the Wall Street Journal reported in July, Mrs. McCain runs the third largest Anheuser-Busch distributorship in the nation, and owns between $2.5 and $5 million in the company's stock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxT0s_I5WtA
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Posted by: DrainYou | November 2, 2008 5:45 PM | Report abuse

That's the John McCain we probably needed to see more of on the campaign trail, but it's all water under the bridge now. Has anyone seen 'Obama Girl's Mama' on You Tube? That music video spoof hit all the notes SNL should have hit this season. Very funny, wild
and irreverent. Definitely worth seeing.

Posted by: profclint | November 2, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Democrats and our Obamacan friends are courting Republican and Independent voters.

The Chantay's - Pipeline (Lawrence Welk Show)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j09C8clJaXo

Dean Martin & John Wayne
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd5xBDdG9UI

The Mom Vote
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/1197846/4274384

Change we need

Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: cooday | November 2, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

BREAKING: WASH POST HAS O UP 11!!!!! That brings the RCP poll of polls to +6.6 for BHO!!!

Have a nice day, 37thandO-, er, I mean "Dorchester."

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Dorchester, you seem to think everyone is harassing the bloggers if they do not share your point of view,People please go to factcheck.com and Google John McSenile pulling out of federal financing for his primary race.I was hoping before the end of this race that we would all see Gov.Palin's medical records.VOTE EARLY/VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | November 2, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

As to campaign financing, BHO never promised anything, just offered to talk about it.

BHO quickly realized it was a sucker play set up by Mac. Mac's public financing would be only the tip of his actual support from: RNC, NY Post, Washington Times, swiftboating 527s, four hours a day free programming from Faux News, and six hours a day free programming from the various hate radio broadcasters. If you place a value on all that Mac support it exceeds BHO's fundraising I think.

Realizing it was a stacked deck, BHO stepped away from the table. His approach, small donations from everyday people, is basically the functional equivalent of public financing.

Dorchester???? Come on...

Why is it "Dorchester"'s posts look (with their quadruple spacing) and sound like the carpet-posted rants of the king of the trolls -- 37thandOalley? Just a thought...Have "37thandOalley" and "Dorchester" ever been seen in the same place at the same time?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe


Stick to the issues and stop harassing other posters.


You still have not admitted that you at Obama headquarters and you have not said how much the Obama campaign is paying you and whether he is offering you health insurance like the illegal aliens he wants to give free health insurance.


Dorchester and Congress is where the Boston Tea Party took place by the way since you still appear clueless.


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Posted by: DorchesterAndCongress | November 2, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

"Closing the deal-
(IBD/TIPP @2- Most Accurate in 2004
NBC/Mason Dixon- McCain leading NC/Ohio/Mo)"

This wildly outlier poll is the same one that, weeks ago, said 18 year olds favored a grumpy old man who hates kids over O by about, as I recall, 65% to 35%.

To say TIPP is an outlier does not really tell the story; they are on Pluto relative to the world of polls: CBS news, O by 13, Gallup, O by 9, Washington Post, O by 9, CNN, O by 7. TIPP is out of sync with 10 national polls.

Tobe sure, we ARE concerned they need at least one bogus poll, here TIPP, as cover for possible E-Day trickeration.

In the poll of polls, O was up 5.9 early last week, now he's up to 6.3. I think the poll they take Nov. 4 will be pretty accurate, I trust that one (barring trickeration). Veteran Republican pollster Frank Luntz recently said Mac has NO conceivable path to 270, none whatsover.

LIFTING THE MASK?
John Reid=Lone Ranger
Bruce Wayne=Batman
Clark Kent=Superman
Don Diego de la Vega=Zorro
"DorchesterAndCongress"= "37andOalley" (king of the trolls)?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Sunday, November 02, 2008
Gateway Pundit
EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO-- Obama Promises San Francisco Audience He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry!!

OBAMA TOLD A SAN FRANCISCO AUDIENCE THAT HE WILL BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY!!!

ATTN: Coal states Virginia , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Indiana, guess what Obama told San Francisco about you?

OBAMA TELLS SAN FRANCISCO HE WILL BANKRUPT THE COAL INDUSTRY:

from his talk to the San Francisco Chronicle in January 2008:


"Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I've said with respect to coal, I haven't been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It's just that it will bankrupt them."


This goes hand-in-hand with what he's said about nuclear energy.
His preconditions make it impossible to expand nuclear energy at this time.
From The Wall Street Journal:


On nuclear power, Sen. Obama says he's open to expanding nuclear energy, which now provides 20% of the nation's electricity, as part of an effort to increase power sources that emit little or no carbon dioxide. But he also has said there is no future for expanded nuclear energy until the U.S. comes up with a safe, long-term solution for disposing of nuclear waste. He opposes the Bush administration's plan for storing waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

ElMugroso: I’ll assume that was intended as satire. Hilarious! Otherwise, I’d have to assume you and “popasmoke” were on the same bad batch of something.

Posted by: BillMillsinSterlingVA | November 2, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Popasmoke: I notice you don’t dispute the fact that Obama lied.

Your statement: “Thus, McCain's "depleted" ground forces are gonna have to face the finest ground troops we've ever seen in over 40 years in politics. These Obama folk are the same ones that fought and demolished the Clinton Machine's ground forces in the Primaries.”

I suppose those “ground forces” are the same thugs who caucus workers reported were bused in to stuff ballot boxes, lock out caucus sites, and steal ballots during the caucuses. Such a glorious victory! I don’t think that approach will work at polling sites in a federal election, no matter how great they might have worked in Chicago. Obama didn’t win real secret ballots during the primaries, Hillary did.

Posted by: BillMillsinSterlingVA | November 2, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Hillary was cheated by Obama using Acorn and other Chicago thugs to stuff the caucuses. Without those caucus loses, we would not now be talking about Obama at all.

Unless all those cartoon characters and dead people Acorn registered actually manage to vote, McCain still has a chance. That's the advantage of supervised secret ballots like the Democrats want to eliminate on "union shop" voting.

Posted by: BillMillsinSterlingVA | November 2, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse
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The above comment and any uncalled hate towards Mickey Mouse and towsards even dead people, from McCain's supporters really shows the sad condition of their campaign. So now the issue is "Mickey Mouse" and "dead people". Good grief!

Posted by: ElMugroso | November 2, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"Has Obama been on SNL?"

I think he has twice. Definitely once like a year ago.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Canned La La posts:

Closing the deal-
(IBD/TIPP @2- Most Accurate in 2004
NBC/Mason Dixon- McCain leading NC/Ohio/Mo)

By Salena Zito
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, November 2, 2008


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Talk about arrogant.

So, only conservatives are "normal people"? Only they worship God?
Love their country? Love sports? Love their communities?

This is the kind of hateful divisiveness that all Americans despise and are sick of.

No surprise then that the person who wrote that hateful track, Salena Zito, was a campaign worker for Rick Santorum.

That explains, but does not excuse, the dry rot of her prose.

No wonder Independents are rejecting McCain/Palin.

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 2, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

"Since Obama lied when he said he would accept “public funding” if McCain would, McCain’s honor has left him at a funding disadvantage. "

Posted by: BillMillsinSterlingVA | November 2, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

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Mccain's public financing argument is built of a false premiss.

The McCain campaign wasn't drawing donations from the public well,in the brutal Primaries and McCain figured he needed a boost. The Romney Campaign, in particular, was well-heeled, and was beating McCain's brains out. So, McCain chose to use his "future" public financing for the National Elections as collateral. BAD choice.

Later, donations picked up, and McCain wanted to opt out of accepting "public financing". OOPS. The Federal Election Commission ruled that since McCain used his public financing as collateral, he was now OBLIGATED to accept public financing for the National Elections. Thus, the truth is, McCain did not really "choose" public financing. The FEC would not let him "abort" his earlier choice.

Now, we understand that McCain has chosen to finance a final advertising push which will is causing him to curtail spending on Election Day ground forces to help usher his supporters to the polls.

Thus, McCain's "depleted" ground forces are gonna have to face the finest ground troops we've ever seen in over 40 years in politics. These Obama folk are the same ones that fought and demolished the Clinton Machine's ground forces in the Primaries. Look out Florida, here they come. And, they're bring the Clintons with them, this time. And, Al Gore, and Tipper, coming for "payback" for 2000.

The decision by McCain to mortgage his future, with that loan, during the Primaries, is exceeded in dumbheadedness, only by his selection of the Vice Presidential candidate that he made.

Choices can be brutal, in their effect.

Posted by: popasmoke | November 2, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

"Clinging to Guns and Religion"-
BHO in SFrancisco

Closing the deal-
(IBD/TIPP @2- Most Accurate in 2004
NBC/Mason Dixon- McCain leading NC/Ohio/Mo)

By Salena Zito
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Sunday, November 2, 2008

The narrative of this historic presidential election has come down to which candidate will close the deal and win the trust of Pennsylvania voters.

From the outside looking in, Pennsylvania has become a metaphor for all that is wrong with our country when it comes to race -- especially those of its Democrats who are soft on or wary of Barack Obama.

Yet on the inside, Pennsylvania is far from its broad-brush portrayal as racist. It is not the color of the candidate; it is the culture he represents.

Say what you will, Obama's "spread the wealth" tongue-slip hit home here.

Most Pennsylvania Democrats who live outside of Philadelphia are very Midwestern in their values and their votes.

If they lose their jobs, they go out and get two more to make up for the loss. They do not take handouts and they don't whine; they provide for themselves and their families.

Their voting patterns and other traditions passed along to their sons and daughter will help to decide this election.


"In an odd way, many liberals are tone-deaf about normal people, who worship God, country, sports and their communities and don't care all that much about politics," says former Villanova political scientist Bob Maranto.

Maranto says what's causing Pennsylvania voters to give Obama a second look goes beyond Obama's "share the wealth" notion: "They are suspicious of him and his Ivy League buddies who have never run anything in their lives (but) that now want to run the country."

He adds that "it is all in the arrogance."

Liberal Democrats often have a hard time in this state because they don't understand why voters in poor, rural areas don't "vote their pocketbooks." Frankly, these are not very materialistic people; if you live in Johnstown or in Elk County and you care that much about money, then you will leave for better opportunities in the big city.

People who stay behind don't care as much about money as they care about their families or communities.

To ambitious politicians such as Obama or running mate Joe Biden, that's just crazy; they can't imagine folks who care more about family or community than about getting ahead.

Much the same can be said for the Pittsburgh region, where many people live within a few miles of where they grew up.

Who will close the deal in Pennsylvania? The polls say Obama; the pundits, too.

Let's see what the voters say.

Posted by: thecannula | November 2, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/update-sen-mccain/805401/

Here's McCain on weekend update.

McCain was hilarious last night. A lot more so than Palin. I think he's a funny guy. I'm willing to bet that he got a handfull of voters with his performance last night. Not many, but a few.

Posted by: DDAWD | November 2, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I loved the Joe Biden talking dolls.

The only way McCain wins at this point is he could somehow hit the equivalent of a four rail bank shot in billiards. Using Real Clear Politics latest polls, Obama is at 291. McCain would have to win all the toss up states and flip Pennsylvania (21) and Virginia (13) to win.
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www.politicalwrestling.com - Extreme Political Satire- 3 days to PCW Extreme Election Night 2008.

Posted by: politicalchampionshipwrestling | November 2, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Hillary was cheated by Obama using Acorn and other Chicago thugs to stuff the caucuses. Without those caucus loses, we would not now be talking about Obama at all.

Unless all those cartoon characters and dead people Acorn registered actually manage to vote, McCain still has a chance. That's the advantage of supervised secret ballots like the Democrats want to eliminate on "union shop" voting.

Posted by: BillMillsinSterlingVA | November 2, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Since Obama lied when he said he would accept “public funding” if McCain would, McCain’s honor has left him at a funding disadvantage. Without SNL, he might well have had to get a job selling knives to get air time on media that are in the pocket for Obama.

Since Obama also refused open debates, we had to wait for unscripted slips.

Did anyone, even Fox News, clearly point out that Obama did not reject the label of “Socialist”? Now that he has been outed by “Joe the plumber”, that would be difficult. He just said that those who are not Socialists are just “selfish”!
Now that he has agreed that he is a Socialist, read a bit more from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism on what that tells us.

The only real issue is the degree of “social interventionism” he intends. We don’t have that information because the “media” are part of his campaign, rather than part of our expected “checks and balances”. Recall though that his “father figure” Frank Marshall Davis and his long time friend Bill Ayres were Marxists. By their philosophy, Socialism is just an intermediate state in the path to full “sharing”.

The current financial mess has its roots in a socialistic experiment to put people into homes they could not afford. We have already thrown in a trillion dollars as the first pass at trying to fix the damage that did to our economy, and lost trillions in investment value. Ready to “double down” on “more of the same” with Obama?

That “Change you can count on” Obama promises is from Capitalism to Socialism. Recall that he keeps saying what we have been trying isn’t working? He did say at the start of this campaign he would offer “a very different vision” for our nation.

Posted by: BillMillsinSterlingVA | November 2, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Seems that McCain is walking in Hillary's footsteps.

From the late campaign "I will Fight!"message to the successful SNL appearance.

It didn't work for Hillary and it won't work for McCain.

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 2, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

The skit was indeed well done and reaction seems to be pretty positive across the board. Frankly, I think McCain won more votes with this appearance than he would have with yet another stump speech. Not enough, of course, to swing Pennsylvania, much less the election, but I think he won himself some good will with some of the voters he has turned off during the campaign.

Posted by: wmw4 | November 2, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

THE SELF FULFILLING PROPHESY

Surprisingly, FOX news has just reported that a new poll of Mccain supporters has only 13% saying they are still enthusiastic. I believe that number was in the 80's at one point not long ago. That is a bad number and by Tuesday may convert to no shows for Mccain. By contrast, Obama voters are car pooling to the polls. The get out to vote drive is beyond what we ever imagined. I think the Mccain voters are just going to roll over in defeat before the votes are even counted.

Posted by: popasmoke | November 2, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin brags that she put the state budget on line so that everyone could see it , but were is her medical records?
VOTE EARLY / VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | November 2, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

Dorchester , I did not question any blogger having a brain , but now you have peaked my interest. I am not paid by anyone or promised anything like Joe the plumber had been, I am sure you will be buying his first recording. LOL. VOTE EARLY ? VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from " BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | November 2, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama wants to give free health care insurance to illegal aliens - who is going to pay for that?


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Posted by: DorchesterAndCongress | November 2, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

It would be real nice to see Gov. Palin's medical records. What is she hiding? Does she take medication for depression, mania, schizophrenia or some other mental illness? She obviously has delusions of grandeur if she actually believes she is qualified to be president.

Does she have a life threatening illness that voters have a right to know about?

Has she been treated for sexually transmitted diseases?

Has she had any abortions?

Did she really give birth to the latest child that she claims is hers?

What is she hiding?

Voters have a right to know!

Posted by: RW89052 | November 2, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse
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I would say yes to some of the above. Probably mental illness we know she has been treated to depression and drug use and an abortion has long been rumored. With these doubts out there and the race as close as Mccains people claim. It would be to their advantage to put then out and they haven't. There is something there.

Posted by: popasmoke | November 2, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

To Geeta, It is Ok for you to say you will be ashamed of America , but no one else is free to say what they want, Obama said we cling to our faith, if McSenile wins I will have to start praying 24x7.VOTE EARLY/VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | November 2, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

grams1944


Stop harassing other posters


and if you are paid by the Obama campaign admit it and tell us how much they are paying you to do this.

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Posted by: DorchesterAndCongress | November 2, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

It would be real nice to see Gov. Palin's medical records. What is she hiding? Does she take medication for depression, mania, schizophrenia or some other mental illness? She obviously has delusions of grandeur if she actually believes she is qualified to be president.

Does she have a life threatening illness that voters have a right to know about?

Has she been treated for sexually transmitted diseases?

Has she had any abortions?

Did she really give birth to the latest child that she claims is hers?

What is she hiding?

Voters have a right to know!

Posted by: RW89052 | November 2, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Broadwayjoe


Who is probably at Obama headquarters....

Stop attacking other posters now !!!


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Posted by: DorchesterAndCongress | November 2, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Man, woman, white, black, republican, democrat....no matter...I will NEVER, EVER, vote for a candidate that openly says Americans who cling to their religion are pitiful. Without our beliefs, which are our own (for now), we have nothing. How do you feel when you realize your parent is going to survive a heart attack? Or when a close one survives cancer? Or when you get in an accident and everyone is fine? Or even when you wake up able to walk and breath every day? You have a belief that you cling to, to each his own, but you have something that guides you and helps you through each difficult time. To Michelle Obama I say, "If your husband is elected President of this United States, for the FIRST time in MY LIFE, I will be ASHAMED of America."

Posted by: Geeta_Girl | November 2, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm voting for PALIN. There I said it. If I am ever asked to be a judge on game show where the contestants are right wing air headed poorly informed attention seeking evangelical freaks I am voting for Sarah Palin, you bethca!!

Posted by: RW89052 | November 2, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

To Dorchester, After eight years of having a president in the white that has his brain carried around in Dick Cheney's head you question having the best in the white house , you are about as funny as John McSenile on SNL.VOTE EARLY/VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | November 2, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't want someone who can make me laugh I want someone who can help us save jobs, save our homes and put food on the table.Why is everyone forgetting that Gov. Palin has not made public her medical records? All the others have put their's out. VOTE EARLY, VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | November 2, 2008 12:38 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 HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


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 2, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Has Obama been on SNL? Has Biden? If they have I sure missed it and I have not missed many since Palin became a household word. Perhaps this has something to do with winning and losing. The winners know that if they appear in this show they will have to live it down for the next four years. Losers see it as a chance for more exposure. Or could it have something to do with the dignity of the office they are about to occupy for one party and knowing that you never will for the other party so, who cares?

Posted by: Opa2 | November 2, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

You know my fellow Obama supporters. We have to be honest and admire McCain's never ending ability to mock himself and frankly, he was rather funny. In fact, I found him very funny on more than one occassion, I began to think that he actually made a wrong career choice. Had he been left to his own devices to choose his future career path, he would have made it quite big in Hollywood - I am quite sure about that.

The fact of the matter is however, we are looking for President, not another comedy act on the 4th of November. Between McCain doing SNL skit and Sarah Palin giggling like a 12 year old girl on the phone while chatting to the fictitious French President, we get the picture of this funny but clueless 'comedy double act' which simply won't do in times of serious crisis which we face now.

Posted by: thisworld | November 2, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse


THE LIBERAL MEDIA LIKE CNN, MSN, TIMES, etc. ARE GOING TO ENGAGE IN REP. VOTERS SUPPRESSION SCHEMES ESPECIALLY ON NOV 4.

* They are already doing it by implicitly telling Rep. voters that Sen. Obama has already won the election therefore Rep. voters are waisting their time showing up at the polls.

* I also expect these creatures to published fake polls showing Sen. Obama ahead by large margin, so Rep. voters will think they are waisting their time showing up at the polls.

BTW, most polls for battle ground states show Sen. McCain making constant progress and is within the margin of error. So, turnout will be a big factor in this election. SO, REP. VOTERS DON'T TRUST WHAT YOU ARE SEEING ON TV AND ON POLLS AND SHOW UP ON ELECTION DAY, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: lazerboy | November 2, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

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reply:

In Florida there is a natural voter suppression the republicans can't really do anything about. The long lines do not help the older voters who have not yet voted. I have already visited a few voting places this morning and the lines are around the block. The people waiting in the lines are not annoyed but excited. These are the same kind of people who wail in line for 24 hours to get concert tickets. The older voter who hasn't voted can't really compete with this.

Also, in Florida there are not really any unusual items being voted on such as tax issues that often effect older voter turnout. There is an item that has to do with gay marriage that will bring out a large gay vote mostly the same people who will be an

Obama voter. Add to that the feeling that standing in the long line may be for nothing, Mccain is going to lose anyway and you have a perfect storm in Florida for Obama to win.

Add also to that Obama offices will be doing get out to vote efforts right through Tuesday. In Florida I am afraid almost everything that could go wrong for Mccain is going wrong for Mccain. It won't be a blow out in Florida but Obama by all indications will pul it out by some margin. Probably nothing that can even be disputed, a large enough margin to be decisive.

Posted by: popasmoke | November 2, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: scrivener50 | November 2, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Sorry about the two fer posts, but something just struck me. Sayeth the Master: "Arizona Senator will spend the next 48 hours blanketing a series of key states (Florida, Virginia, Indiana, New Mexico and Nevada) that should quiet those doubters somewhat."

Pennsylvania? McCain think its a lock? Or forlorn hope.

Posted by: DonJasper | November 2, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

It makes me uncomfortable in the same way watching a out-of-it Britney Spears stumble through and awards show dance routine. McCain keep plugging away with the same ole schtick, thinking that he can make it funny.

It's only funny when you're the butt of your own punch lines. Skewering yourself over how p*ssed you were at the debates would be a good place to start.

Posted by: DonJasper | November 2, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

THE LIBERAL MEDIA LIKE CNN, MSN, TIMES, etc. ARE GOING TO ENGAGE IN REP. VOTERS SUPPRESSION SCHEMES ESPECIALLY ON NOV 4.

* They are already doing it by implicitly telling Rep. voters that Sen. Obama has already won the election therefore Rep. voters are waisting their time showing up at the polls.

* I also expect these creatures to published fake polls showing Sen. Obama ahead by large margin, so Rep. voters will think they are waisting their time showing up at the polls.

BTW, most polls for battle ground states show Sen. McCain making constant progress and is within the margin of error. So, turnout will be a big factor in this election. SO, REP. VOTERS DON'T TRUST WHAT YOU ARE SEEING ON TV AND ON POLLS AND SHOW UP ON ELECTION DAY, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: lazerboy | November 2, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

If you want to watch something "REALLY" funny just flip on FOX news. I am reminded of this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s27Oq5ot0ZI

Come Nov 5th Fox can go back to covering 2 hour car chases.

Posted by: popasmoke | November 2, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

John McCain, a funny man, but likely not the next President.

Another reason to dump every incumbent you can:

More than 1 out of every 5 filings for bankruptcy in the US are because of MEDICAL expenses -- imagine having to go through that on top of the medical problem itself.

BUT,
at the behest of bankers and credit card companies, both Democrats AND Republicans passed significant changes to bankruptcy laws THAT AFFECT CONSUMERS particularly harshly.

Yet, NO progress was made in helping citizens get and keep medical coverage. In fact, Medicare has been prohibited from even negotiating for lower drug prices!

PLEASE, dump every incumbent you can. This is OUR country, it does not belong to the credit card companies, the insurers, the drug companies,the banks or ANY special interest group.

Let's all quit electing people that work to hurt us.

For the next three election cycles, work against and vote against every incumbent you can.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | November 2, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Forty eight hours to the death rattle of the republican party.
You can hear their proponents wheezing out their poisonous last words before the inevitiable end.

ITS ALMOST
PARTY TIME!

Posted by: seemstome | November 2, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

"...debates that never happened between he and Barack Obama, " Please- Objective case. If you are not using "he" and "him" correctly what does that say about your commentary? Does your paper use blog editors? It should.

Posted by: JaneyOhio | November 2, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Has the mainstream media said, 'enough is enough?'

There is a new anti-Obama ad that even the networks will not run.

Watch for yourself:

http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/11/anti-obama-ad-networks-will-not-run.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | November 2, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

interesting check out this blog for more information about the MacCain on SNL


http://www.jaiderbertoli.com/blog/12-politics/20-mccain-on-snl

Posted by: jaiderbertoli | November 2, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Wow...this is the way the guy expects to turn things around in his campaign? Making fun of himself and showing what a dolt he is on SNL? I guess these are the kind of sound decisions we can (continue to) expect if he makes it to the White House. For me, he came across as what he is...a joke.

Posted by: McPain | November 2, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels, SNL and NBC should be ashamed that they allowed McLie to come on their show and try to rehabilitate his dirty lying disgusting campaign this close to the election.

McCain has run a disorganized disjointed flip flopping campaign and this with his attention on the prize. Being elected is all he cares about. After the election he won't give a damn what is going on. His administration would just be ran by the bushies. Grandpa will be taking a nap.

Posted by: RW89052 | November 2, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry for my word spelling issues, it's early morning PST.

Oregon.

ALREADY VOTED

Posted by: BudG024 | November 2, 2008 10:16 AM | Report abuse

JMC or BHO : nothing will change, financial mess, devastating crisis, WW conflicts. But you rather need John and Sarah.
Best wishes.

Posted by: chlemat | November 2, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Sir, lockdown is at 9 tonight. The Aryan Nation meeting scheduled for 2pm in the cafeteria has been moved to the weight room...Have a blessed day...By the way, O up 13 in that darned multiculturalist CBS poll and up 10 in the godless Gallup polls.
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"First, John McCain was terrific. GREAT sense of humor, unlike the cold, alien Obama.... [mindless, incoherent extremist and bigoted junk omitted] As a news analyst [in my imagination], I can tell you that the Republicans in my mind have not been dirty enough! But I digress...

Posted by: gengar843 | November 2, 2008 10:06 AM"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

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

So rotten, and thanks for bringing up the issue of personal choice. I can't expect a McCainiac to understand the legislative process, but the votes you refer to were perfectly decent pro-choice (or as McCain would say "pro-abortion") votes for the bills in question. Neither would have approved existing Illinois law, one was an over attempt to weaken Roe v. Wade.

ANYWAY, Barack actual position on abortion/choice/babykilling is "no one is pro-abortion" and we need to find the middle ground, which is OBVIOUS - we find abortion abhorrent. So ... are you ready ... let's make an effort to try to reduce the number of abortions!!

what a rotten guy.

EVERYBODY VOTE NOW

YES

WE

CAN

++ McCain WAS pretty good, so he can deliver lines from a script. Isn't that what you fear about Barack? ++


MICHELLE 2016

Posted by: BudG024 | November 2, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

It was great seeing John McCain having fun. The "Fine Gold" part was hilarious. John would be a George HW Bush with a sense of humor (and a less grandmotherly first lady).

FWIW, I'm an Obama supporter. I don't post here much, because the signal to noise ratio is so awful. Every time I venture into the comments, there's a few people jammin' the channel saying the same thing, over and over and over... they sure seem deranged to me. The comments so far on this one are way above the average :)

broadwayjoe, I think Dionne has a different point of view. And, give some love to CC - I agree with him some times, disagree with him other times, but always find what he says interesting.

Posted by: Kili | November 2, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

First, John McCain was terrific. GREAT sense of humor, unlike the cold, alien Obama. John enjoyed himself, was able to laugh at himself and his campaign, and looked very comfortable with Tina Fey. The script was excellent and not derisive beyond means. I think SNL will likely have another very high rating. This and the high Palin rating indicates high popularity or curiosity for the two.

Second, the polls are wrong not because Obama is winning but because:

(1) polls are skewed to reflect voter registration. This naturally favors Obama. More troubling for Obama is that he's not further ahead given the greater preponderance of Democrats.

(2) voter registration fraud has added to the inaccurate polling.

(3) Democrats are more eager to take polls. The poll numbers reflect percentages of people who TAKE POLLS. Republicans are more conservative, and silent. I propose for this the polls are off 5% in McCain's favor, making the race toss-up.

(4) Hispanic polls are totally wrong. Mexicans will vote McCain because they remember his goodness to them, and because farmers will lay off more migrant workers under Obama, or at least that is their perception. Venezuelans, Cubans, and other Hispanics will vote McCain because Obama reminds them too much of a dictator. Again, perception.

(5) Bradley effect in effect.

(6) The Jewish vote is going to go McCain.

Third, there will be no rioting if McCain wins. Only Communists and their puppets will riot.

Fourth, when Obama loses, the Democrats will be SO misshapen because they couldn't win an election in this atmosphere, with Bush as President, with the economy in turmoil, with McCain being so old, with Palin being so conservative, with all the dirty politics on BOTH sides, with a black candidate to consummate the 1960's idealism in the 50-70-year-old hippie consciousness, with white guilt. I can't even believe it's as close as it is. And if you claim it's Republican dirty tricks, you are out of your mind. As a news analyst, I can tell you that the Republicans in my mind have not been dirty enough! But I digress...

Posted by: gengar843 | November 2, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Senator McCain is funny and intelligent personally, but he has surrounded himself with lobbyists and operatives from the Bush campaign and that accounts for the viciousness and irresponsible attacks on Obama. Obama will be the next President but the operatives are setting him for a large hurdle, to heal the nation after the Republicans have convinced the fearful and impressionable that Obama is a terrorist. As if we don't have enough problems for Obama to solve: two wars and the most severe depression since the Great Depression. They want him to fail so they are trying to make it hard for him. Obama will have to lead from the center - his inclination anyway. He will have to heal the divisions that the Republicans have fostered for the last decade and in this campaign. He will need to unite the country in order to solve the national and international problems that the Bush administration has created. The robo-calls and the mudslinging of the McCain has made the job all the harder. The irony is that McCain is creating the conditions that only Obama can overcome. McCain does not have it in him to unite - he is a divided not a uniter - even though he smiles and is humorous on SNL.

Posted by: lorax2 | November 2, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

McC did a good job. But somehow, the inclusion of his wife made them both seem cheap and un-Presidential. No votes changed last night.

Otherwise....

That Obama supporters are now worried, that the polls now show a tightening in state races, that McCain is getting even more negative in his ads is all to the good.

It will eliminate complacency among Dems, motivate Independents and light a fire under the youth vote.

Nothing could be better than a worried Obama base. It's the perfect way to get out the vote.

The more McCain's camp screams that they are winning, more real votes will be cast for Obama on Nov 4 and more votes will be lost to McCain, whose base is voting negatively (hate Obama) rather than positively. Positive voters will stand in the rain, negative voters won't.

So, let the worrying continue!

As I stated months ago, Pennsylvania will decide the Presidency ...and mirror the long-ago victory in Gettysburg...Obama will then complete the work begun by honest Abe.

Posted by: wpost4112 | November 2, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

Could "DorchesterAndCongress" be ...

37thandO alley?

Cut it out, alley!

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Wow, DorchesterAndCongress, desperate much? No THINKING person buys any of that crap. Put a fork in it.

Posted by: SMB-IL | November 2, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Nobody cold have possibly anticipated...

• The terrorists would have attacked
• The levees would fail
• Enron would fail
• The economy would tank
• Invading Iraq would be so difficult
• Bin Laden would be so good at hiding
• The NSA would spy on Americans
• Military contractors would be so corrupt
• Charles Keating was up to no good
• Neil Bush was corrupt
• The national debt would be so large
• George Bush Sr. would burst into tears when talking about what a failure his son has been
• Putin was trouble
• The intelligence was flawed
• The war would be so expensive
• My fingers would be getting so tired

Posted by: bgolds | November 2, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Sorry - meant to insert the accusative case rather than repeat the error: between him and Obama!

Posted by: Deliad | November 2, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Glad to see another person caught the pronoun error, although I believe the accusative case - "between he and Obama" - would work as well. We count on you professional writers to model Standard English!

Posted by: Deliad | November 2, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

The double maverick campain sure freaked us out good thing Halloween is over.

Posted by: grandstreetfund | November 2, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Don't care. Nobody does -- 'cept folks in that Dayton, OH diner Mac campaigned at months back, 'cludin' Cletus, Luther, Maybelle, and Crazy Jim...
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Shout outs to
Eugene Robinson
Maureen Dowd, for twice a week showing the rest of them how you win a Pulitzer
O
Mrs. O
Tim Dickinson of Rolling Stone
Charley James, great citizen journalist
E.J. Dionne
Bob Herbert, NYT
Juan Williams, 'cause since B. Hume is retiring, he finally be free
Larry King, for being a journalist during his Mac interview
Shepard Smith, he is fair and balanced, really
Off-the-rack but great looking early 60s-style (Sinatra/Sammy/Dean/Camelot) suits and cool sunglasses
Dean Smith, for being Dean Smith

Shoutdowns
Mac/Phalin hate rallies
Drudge
Mac paid campaigner Ashley Todd
Hate radio
E. Dole in NC., no guy will vote FOR ED anywhere, anytime
Fake non-prescription Walmart glasses to help those unable to answer "What newspapers do you read?" look intelligent
The self-described "Dean of the Post," for three decades of bloviating, non-reporting, taking "soundings" (his words), belching, and holding forth at the Palm -- Dean, we just had a great election season, sorry you missed it...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | November 2, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

After he looses the election he can teach a Dale Carnegie course. People are not laughing with him anymore but at him. Unpresidential. His performances on the TV comedy shows have been week since he went Karl Rove nuts negative in his campaign. He is much funnier as a senator.

Posted by: tculver | November 2, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

For the Obama fans out there who are worried about how Tuesday is shaping up, I have some reassuring data for you.

In 2004, RealClearPolitics averages in state polls were accurate in predicting the winner of every battleground state except WI, where Bush had an RCP lead of 0.9% and lost to Kerry by 0.4%.

When compared to the actual vote in 2004, the RCP averages were off by an average of 0.58% in favor of the candidate who won the state. The big deviations were:

FL: Bush led by 0.6% on RCP, won the state by 5.0%

NV: Bush led by 6.3% on RCP, won the state by 2.6%

Additionally, the RCP averages were accurate in 2004 to within 0.5% in seven battleground states: ME, IA, MI, MN, CO, NJ, and OH, where the RCP average was exactly right (Bush 2.1%).

Our opponents are hoping for something very unlikely: either the polls are wrong by a mathematically improbable amount, or that we're witnessing a Bradley Effect larger than any in the history of American politics.

Posted by: cam8 | November 2, 2008 9:45 AM | Report abuse

McCain wins with 57% of the popular vote - Pollsters admit that no one answers their calls.
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Polls were only accurate until McCain started losing. At that point they became very unreliable.

...Typical GOP head-in-the-sand attitude.

Posted by: bgolds | November 2, 2008 9:44 AM | 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 HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


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 2, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

McCain wins with 57% of the popular vote - Pollsters admit that no one answers their calls.
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Polls were only accurate until McCain started losing. At that point they became very unreliable.

...Typical GOP head-in-the-sand attitude.

Posted by: bgolds | November 2, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

I am not a McCain fan, far from it. But he did a good job on SNL. He was funny and engaging.

Posted by: ExpatAsia | November 2, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

A quick grammar fix: "to remember the 10 town hall debates that never happened between himself [not 'he'] and Barack Obama" - you need the reflexive here. Best wishes.

Posted by: mario56 | November 2, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

A little glimmer of the old McCain, but not enough to offset his campaign based on fear and hatred. McCain brings out the worst in our country. Obama brings out the best of our country-the hope and deep belief of the American dream. I am so sick and tired of the ruinous reign of republicans. Four more years of the politics of fear, division, and endless war could very well put our country into a permanent downward spiral. We need hope, we need inspiration, we need a leader of positive change. Obama is not a typical Democrat. He is a Democrat like FDR and Kennedy. A leader that can inspire our nation and through that inspiration have the power to move his policies forward despite the resistance he may face by special-interest groups, lobbyist and the old guard in Washington.

Posted by: lamontee | November 2, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Funny stuff. Did anyone else get the feeling that McCain wished he had picked Tina Fey as his running mate? At least she touched him, patted him on the back... never seen Palin get so friendly with the man!

Re: other comments - Pollsters aren't surveying cell phone users, who are predominantly younger and active voters, so it will be interesting to see how accurate the polls are.

But there's no way the discrepancies will favor McCain to the tune of 57% of the popular vote.

Posted by: glowinthedarkradio | November 2, 2008 9:37 AM | Report abuse

McCain needs some humor - but it is too late. Barack Obama will govern from the center ................


http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/11/01/obama-will-govern-from-the-center/

Posted by: glclark4750 | November 2, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

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McCain wins with 57% of the popular vote - Pollsters admit that no one answers their calls.

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Posted by: DorchesterAndCongress | November 2, 2008 9:19 AM | Report abuse

This would have been a good idea a month ago, but two days before an election it looks silly and unpresidential. Obama wins with 55% of the popular vote.
Then we all get to watch as the GOP begins to eat its own.

Posted by: AndyR3 | November 2, 2008 9:04 AM | Report abuse

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