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The Dean Does New Hampshire

Continuing his tour of battleground states, the Post's own David Broder -- the Dean of the political press corps -- spent a few days in New Hampshire late last week, taking soundings on both the presidential race and the hotly contested Senate contest in the Granite State.

His conclusion? Both John McCain and Republican Sen. John Sununu are in very serious trouble -- electoral problems born of the continuing economic crisis and a reoccurring inability to distance themselves from President Bush.

Writes the Dean:

"Sununu, like McCain, has struggled to convince voters that while he voted 90 percent of the time for Bush policies, he really is independent. He cites his opposition to an early Bush energy bill and his successful fight to add civil liberties protections to the Patriot Act."

Broder adds that while Sununu "has a fan club on both sides of the aisle and is talked about in Republican circles as a potential presidential candidate," he has the misfortune of running in the worst year for Republicans since the post-Watergate election of 1974.

New Hampshire checked in at #4 on the most recent Friday Line -- making Sununu the most endangered incumbent seeking reelection this fall.

Want more Broder? (And who wouldn't?). He breaks it all down in the video below.

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 26, 2008; 7:30 AM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008 , Senate  
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Old Tape of Obama Revealing His Real Thinking:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pck

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 27, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Chris,

In all honesty, David Broder just isn't that good anymore. He's been a big disappointment to the netroots.

Posted by: mikeyj12 | October 27, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

The amazing fact that the partisan Gingrich politics has run it's course and will now find a new country that have given the 'trickle-down' philosophy it's death penalty.
Unfortunately, the Republican dominated politics and policies have driven our country to extinction.
The failure of so many leaders, or that is what they call themselves, have ignored and failed to educate themselves on a global world philosophy.
The so-called Economic Guru's such as Lou Dobbs on CNN completely ignored the Global World Economics and Politics and promotes the lack of education for most Americans to understand. As a matter of fact, he professed that it is ok that 1 in 4 adult Americans own a passport and the possible Vice President applied for hers in 2007.
Lou Dobbs think this is just fine. Just as all the other Republicans who chose to ignore and keep the American populate uneducated regarding the 'other' world!
What a pity!
But now, the McCain/Palin mantra, 'Use your brain, vote McCain'! Wow! What is Alaska rated for education in the USA, not to mention the USA compared to the 'other' World!
WAKE UP!!!!

Posted by: sasha2008 | October 27, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

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Let's all review how this year, not decades ago. OBAMA REFUSED TO DISAVOW Rev. Wright and his BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY TEACHINGS.


What is worse is that Obama exposed his children to the HATE OF BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY FOR YEARS.


EXPOSED HIS CHILDREN TO THAT RACIST HATE UNTIL IT BECAME POLITICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR OBAMA TO CONTINUE TO BRING HIS CHILDREN TO THE RACIST CHURCH !


IF A WHITE candidate had a similar church, the Washignton Post would be railing against that candidate.


The bias is great, the racism is unbelievable. The media has given Obama so many passes.


Then they have to go and get some FALSE CHARGES FROM DECADES AGO.


Investigate Obama and his democratic friends in Chicago.


Investigate his friend REZKO who has been indicted and whose story much of America does not know.


Investigate all the connections between Michele Obama and Farrakhan.


BE SERIOUS MEDIA.


YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING DRINKING THE KOOL-AID OF THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN TALKING POINTS AS IF IT WERE TRUTH.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 27, 2008 7:50 AM | Report abuse

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The democrats are really arrogant and condescending - Obama looks down on Small Town America and now Murtha has shown his true colors:

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) is in an unexpectedly tight race for an 18th term after effectively calling the constituents of his southwestern Pennsylvania district racists and rednecks.

Earlier this month, he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial board that “there’s no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area” in response to a question about Barack Obama’s prospects in his district. A week after apologizing, he told a local Pittsburgh TV station that “this whole area, years ago, was really redneck.”

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 27, 2008 5:41 AM | Report abuse


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What America Faces Is Control By Two Spoiled Brats

The rich are of two groups - 1) Conservatives who believe in low taxes and capitalism 2) spoiled children of the rich who have not worked for their money who are ultra-liberal and somehow believe the answer is in government programs giving minorities everything just like their daddy gave them everything and thus became spoiled.



My theory is this: Obama and his wife are like the 2.0 version of the second group - the spoiled rich children have created affirmative action so now we have spoiled bratty children of affirmative action. Obama and his wife do not APPRECIATE what the affirmative action programs have given them - Obama refused to be a lawyer - Obama and his wife appear to have a chip on their shoulders - THEY APPEAR TO ADHERE TO THE THINKING OF DOROTHY TILMAN MORE THAN THE US CONSTITUTION.


Someone had to sacrifice to get the spoiled adults the money which they do not appreciate - and their ultra-liberal arrogance is based on not merit but being spoiled. Bratty kids come from this mess - bratty kids who cheat and lie to get what they want -


That is what we have here - two spoiled brats who believe that they DESERVE compensation for slavery and the jim crow era - Not that they were victims of those eras however they believe they deserve compensation for the pain of other generations.


What has already been handed to them with affirmative action Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Micheles's $300,000 a year job MEANS NOTHING. THIS IS A JOKE.



What America Faces Is Control By Two Spoiled Brats


If you think the economy is bad now WAIT for these two spoiled brats to wreck it further with higher taxes, higher capital gains and massive government programs which will lead to STAGFLATION which will erode your savings and ruin your retirement plans and savings.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 27, 2008 3:44 AM | Report abuse

"There are a lot of undecideds out there which makes most of the polls deceptive. Keep your eyes on the number of undecided voters. They can swing the battleground states easily."

Problem is that if you order the states from most in support of Obama to least, and then you start counting down the list until you get to 270, Obama has a huge lead at the 270 point. Like seven points.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 27, 2008 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Both Jack Welch and I are supporting John McCain and we feel the most important articles in the NY Times today were the lead article on Increasing Corporate Layoffs in the United States and the follow up article on the Job Disaster in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is suffering with 8.8% unemployment and, not coincidentally, is the state ranked 50th for business tax treatment by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Neighboring Massachusetts is ranked 34th, with 6.1% unemployment. Two states with no state corporate tax, South Dakota and Wyoming , have 2.8 and 3.0% unemployment. The conclusion of the NYT article is that State officials in RI are rethinking and planning to alter their business tax policy. Do you think this article has implications in the coming election? Jack and I do!
Jack said so on This Week with George Stephanopoulos this morning. He said that he moved GE out of RI because of their state corporate taxes! Do you think we should increase or decrease corporate taxes in the current recession (hint-Herbert Hoover increased them)?

A job is worth more than $900...true?...yet THAT is the difference between Obama's proposed $1200 tax break to the middle class and McCain's $300 tax break to the middle class. Cutting business taxes makes our country more attractive to large business, which can move anywhere, AND more conducive to small business hiring...a win-win...I'm sure those in Rhode Island would gladly take $900 less in direct tax cuts for a job!

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

For sage advice from a reporter who has seen it all, I'm sticking with Daniel Schorr, to whom Broder is but a pup.

Posted by: optimyst | October 26, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

A lot less. Like none. After he was thoroughly exposed by the Post's ombudsman (Deborah Howell) recently in a column, we are surprised the irrelevant bloviating of the Dean has continued. I didn't read his junket expense report, er, "dispatch" and don't plan to...
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"Plenty of folk would like less Broder, not more. The man has become a laughingstock. Unmentioned in his dispatch is the fact that Broder himself has been W.'s biggest booster over the years, predicting the restoration of his reputation every two months for the past six years.

Broder has been in the tank for the GOP all these years. He is a party shill, not a journalist. He is dean of nothing.

Time for him to retire.

Posted by: hallam1 | October 26, 2008 3:22 PM"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 26, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Plenty of folk would like less Broder, not more. The man has become a laughingstock. Unmentioned in his dispatch is the fact that Broder himself has been W.'s biggest booster over the years, predicting the restoration of his reputation every two months for the past six years.

Broder has been in the tank for the GOP all these years. He is a party shill, not a journalist. He is dean of nothing.

Time for him to retire.

Posted by: hallam1 | October 26, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Typical sleazy tactic by Republicans:

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania Republicans are disavowing an e-mail sent to Jewish voters that likens a vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to events that led up to the Holocaust.

"Jewish Americans cannot afford to make the wrong decision on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008," the e-mail reads. "Many of our ancestors ignored the warning signs in the 1930s and 1940s and made a tragic mistake. Let’s not make a similar one this year!"

A copy of the e-mail, provided by Democratic officials, says it was "Paid for by the Republican Federal Committee of PA - Victory 2008."

Political consultant Bryan Rudnick, identified as the strategist who helped write the message, was reached Saturday night and confirmed he no longer works for the party, which employed him a few weeks ago as a consultant to do outreach to Jewish voters.

"I had authorization from party officials" to send the e-mail, Rudnick said, but he declined to say who had signed off on it. "I’m not looking to drag anyone else through the mud, so I’m not naming names right now," he said.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

plaza prevaricates:

"Obama says he is for stopping the partisan bickering then he orders his people to attack Sarah Palin..."

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Show me where Obama has made a singular personal attack on Palin.

He has confined his remarks to policy.

Compared to Palin who has personally attacked Obama non-stop.

No drama Obama is a welcome relief.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

"that the young guns (I'm lookin' at you, Cillizza) ought to emulate more."

Upon further review, The Fix does take a step along the path worn by Broder, with features like 'wag the blog,' and the apparent review of some of the posts here. Broder still gets credit for seeking out representatives of everyday voters, rather than the political nuts that hang out here, but The Fix should be credited for what he does. Keep it up.

Posted by: bsimon1 | October 26, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

The Alaska new paper has called Mrs.Palin unqualified and endorsed Obama was that Obama's fault ? Some repubs and some conservatives have called her unqualified and have endorsed OBAMA.VOTE EARLY , VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | October 26, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"Obama says he is for stopping the partisan bickering then he orders his people to attack Sarah Palin..."

There is nothing wrong with calling Sarah Palin unqualified, because that is a fact... and that is happening on a bipartisan basis.

Posted by: plaza04433 | October 26, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

"What is going on this year - very little press scrutiny in the national media of Rezko, Ayers and the Rev. Wright who all mentored Obama - very little or nothing about Emil Jones."

Do you suppose the fact that the whole Republican Theory of "free for all markets" and "Supply side 'Trickle Down' economics" went up in smoke and took down the economy of the whole western world is having anything to do with that?

Do you suppose all the fluff BS the Republican wingnuts natter on about matters now?

Why is it -given the demonstrated talent and zeal of the Bush administration to wiretap and persue politically motivated witchhunts -that Obama is not under indictment or charged????

Do you suppose that might be because that after having more than 2 years to hound Obama -they could not find anything wrong?? Do you suppose??

Posted by: plaza04433 | October 26, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Who suppiorts the small business? Is it the lack taxes? Will the small business in our communities be getting the tax deductions tha McLame supports? NO!
Do we she working folks support the small business in our communities? YES!
If we the consumers are broke and unemployed so all of our major corporations can send work overseas for reduced wages, our small business community will cease to exist.
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Posted by: musselmanm321 | October 26, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

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Obama says he is for stopping the partisan bickering then he orders his people to attack Sarah Palin and to be deceptive by saying McCain is like Bush - Obama is the biggest HYPOCRITE OUT THERE.


Then he says he wants to be post-racial and then he twists someone's words around and calls them RACIST.

To be honest I am sick of this double-talk. Obama is the WORST LIAR OUT THERE. Then of course they complain how Bush lied. Give us a break.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 26, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Who doesn't want more David Broder? Are you serious? Broder's last relevant scribbling took place about 3 decades ago. This is the guy who promised George Bush's "comeback" a couple years ago, who's always writing about the "bipartisanship" of hatchet-men like Joe Lieberman, who defends every inside-the-beltway hack who comes along. Hmm, angling for his mantle, Cillizza? As an Italian, you should be more like Peter Rodino and Ella Grasso and less like Scalia and Alito.

Posted by: buzz6 | October 26, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I believe that everyone is missing the boat. Tax cuts for the middle class is what will generate jobs and business for small business.The owned of the local skating rink has cut his prices to encourage business, because the middle class can not afford to send their kids to the rink.Many small business are closing their doors not because of taxes it's because the guy has to cut many thing out , even necessitates,such as food, medicines, heat etc.VOTE EARLY, VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | October 26, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Democrats for John McCain and Sarah Palin in 2008

Posted by: hclark1 | October 26, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

LISTEN ---hear that sound?

That is the sound of dirt being shoveled onto the casket containing the Republican brand.

Who is shoveling?

The "NEW" Republicans.

We are witnessing the death and immediate burial of the GOP --- the "OLD" GOP is dead.

Who killed the "OLD" GOP?

George W. Bush !!!

McCain and Sununu are victims of the implosion caused by the BUSH administration creating the conditions for financial collapse - including their creation of a "war on terrorism" being financed entirely with borrowed money - DEBT !!!

What is in the casket?

Conservative principles - small govenment, lower taxes, minimum public debt, pay-as-we-go policy and the McCain presidential campaign.

Posted by: gandalfthegrey | October 26, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

"The American public is going to be in MASSIVE TROUBLE if the democrats control the Presidency and both Houses of Congress."

Ya gotta love the ReThugs.

The American public IS in MASSIVE TROUBLE because the rethuglicans controlled the Presidency and both Houses of Congress for six years.

And the ReThugs now apparently think it wasn't because they are bereft of ideas or because they are the party of greed or because their President is now shown to be the Worst President Ever. No, the problem was because they controlled both Congress and the White House. (and the Supreme Court as well -- they never seem to need a balancing hand there.)

They have no shame. And no brain.

Posted by: RealCalGal | October 26, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

37th&O, maybe you're on to something. Surely the zeal with which you peddle your outlandish theories means there is some truth to them. I'll just look at the polls to make sure that I am the last one holding out on -- wait a second. McCain is being stomped nationwide and in every state except the ones with the high wing-nut populations - the ones that will give him 3 electoral votes.

I take it back. You're nothing but an unfunny f*u*c*k*i*n*g troll.

Posted by: bondjedi | October 26, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

To maggots, Why can't the rest of America see what you and I see. The tax cuts for the rich from Bush has lost us almost 1 billion jobs just this year. the tax cut for the rich to invest , has now cost the middle class almost a trillion dollars in bailout.Back in 2000 on Hardball , John McSenile told a young lady that her dad, a doctor should spread the wealth.VOTE EARLY, VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

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Connie, I agree with you. Conservative principles essentially boil down to protecting their tax cuts. They really don't care how we spend so long the payback can be dumped on a future generation. If Bush had told conservatives in 2004 that he would have to raise taxes to pay for the Iraq War, they would have deserted him in droves.

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

There are a lot of undecideds out there which makes most of the polls deceptive. Keep your eyes on the number of undecided voters. They can swing the battleground states easily.
A week is a very long time in the political world.


Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse
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There is no more week. There is maybe 2 or 3 days. Mccain had another shot on Meet the press today and was terrible not even able to remember the names of the SOS's who he claims endorsed him. He had his last shot to reach an real audience with the last debate. Now we have a five day work week then another weekend before the election. Time has run out for Mccain, it is over. Very few people are political junkies or even follow this stuff. There are no more real undecided votes out there, people are now voting. People get excited when they see some story they think on Fox or MSNBC but they may be surprised to find none of those shows even have a million viewers. They are just geared to the political junkies who make up a tiny fraction of the electorate. One insult of Mccain on SNL who reaches like 12 million (Real people) or Letterman is very hard to over come. People on here tend to think everybody is like them and care, they are not. No one even reads this blog but political junkies. No one who would have their vote effected by what they may read here.

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

There are a lot of undecideds out there which makes most of the polls deceptive. Keep your eyes on the number of undecided voters. They can swing the battleground states easily.
A week is a very long time in the political world.


Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

It is not just George Bush or John McCAin. The Republican Party forgot the concept of noblesse oblige. ....................


http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/10/26/republicans-intellectual-or-joe-six-pack/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 26, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Sorry. Should have clarified. O is actually against it, but the new Congress may be for it. A lot of folks are tired of the four-hour nightly hate fest on Faux News...not to mention Laura I, Imus, Rush, et al.
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Obama the constitutional scholar should veto any Congressional attempt to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. The free market economy may not have worked out so well lately, but without the free market in ideas/speech guaranteed by the First Amendment, I will have to stop with the "liberty" part of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Posted by: flarrfan | October 26, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

"Maybe [Broder] deserved the accolade of Dean of the press corps in times past but it is increasingly apparent that his time is past. He speaks in platitudes and his analyses barely scratch the surface of superficiality."

The thing I like most about Broder is that he actually goes out and talks to voters. That makes him a pretty unique member of the beltway press corps. That is a characteristic of Broder that the young guns (I'm lookin' at you, Cillizza) ought to emulate more.

Posted by: bsimon1 | October 26, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

37th & O writes
"Let's be serious here gentlemen New Hampshire voters are probably the most familiar with John McCain compared to any state including Arizona - the idea that New Hampshire voters do not know that McCain is independent of Bush is crazy."

The problem with the above analysis is that it addresses the wrong point. The question isn't just 'is John McCain independent of Bush,' it is 'in what ways is John McCain independent of Bush?' That is the question that Sen McCain has failed to effectively answer. The strategic error of the McCain campaign was that it never made a significant effort to attract swing voters. The polls are showing that, such that Senator Obama is now attracting more white voters than any Democratic nominee since Jimmy Carter. One pollster notes that, among early voters, Sen Obama is leading 49 to 46. He says his early voters are largely white, over 55 and male. If Sen Obama wins white men over 55 by 49 to 46, McCain is in for a pretty grim night on Nov 4th.

Posted by: bsimon1 | October 26, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Sorry. Should have clarified. O is actually against it, but the new Congress may be for it. A lot of folks are tired of the four-hour nightly hate fest on Faux News...not to mention Laura I, Imus, Rush, et al.
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By the way, a big load of kryptonite awaits hate broadcasting next year: the Fairness Doctrine. From mudpeople around the world -- Hannity, Cavuto, Greta, Dobbs, Rush, have a nice day!
Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 26, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

That would be a big mistake...I have already voted for Obama out of confidence that he will learn from the lessons of Clinton's first two years and govern from the center, rather than pushing an agenda of government control of speech. The right wing talkers have the same right to blather their nonsense as does Bachmann and the other new McCarthyites. It is up to the left and the sensible middle to ignore them. It should not be the government's role to censor them.

If it turns out that I am wrong on this, then, assuming the outcome we now expect, I will be re-evaluating my vote if this middle-aged white Southerner and former Libertarian makes it another four years.

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Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 26, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

By the way, a big load of kryptonite awaits hate broadcasting next year: the Fairness Doctrine. From mudpeople around the world -- Hannity, Cavuto, Greta, Dobbs, Rush, have a nice day!
Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 26, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

That would be a big mistake...I have already voted for Obama out of confidence that he will learn from the lessons of Clinton's first two years and govern from the center, rather than pushing an agenda of government control of speech. The right wing talkers have the same right to blather their nonsense as does Bachmann and the other new McCarthyites. It is up to the left and the sensible middle to ignore them. It should not be the government's role to censor them.

If it turns out that I am wrong on this, then, assuming the outcome we now expect, I will be re-evaluating my vote if this middle-aged white Southerner and former Libertarian makes it another four years.

Posted by: flarrfan | October 26, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

SIMPLY PUTTING A STUPID POINT IN ALL CAPS DOESN'T MAKE IT LESS STUPID.

Barring some unforseen catastrophe, Obama's going to win this easily. And it'll be a well-deserved win. He's earned it. And for their own sakes, I hope McCain and the GOP don't descend into scapegoating and fingerpointing. They deserve to lose.

The Republican Party has some serious soul-searching to do. It's in danger of becoming a nasty, nativist group with only a regional scope. They need to shun the Sarah Palins in their midst and get back to offering something useful.

Posted by: simpleton1 | October 26, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

To maggots, Why can't the rest of America see what you and I see. The tax cuts for the rich from Bush has lost us almost 1 billion jobs just this year. the tax cut for the rich to invest , has now cost the middle class almost a trillion dollars in bailout.Back in 2000 on Hardball , John McSenile told a young lady that her dad, a doctor should spread the wealth.VOTE EARLY, VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from "BLUE" Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | October 26, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I spent several hours yesterday making calls in Indiana to make people aware of early voting.Of the people who told me who they were voting for 90% said they were voting for Obama and everyone was excited about the election this year. I believe Indiana will be blue. VOTE EARLY, VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN
Connie from Indiana

Posted by: grams1944 | October 26, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Sorry for the wrong attribution, Bway Joe....the Jack welch story was actually hyperventilated by the cannula, aka canned la la.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 11:37 AM | Report abuse

pop, thanks for your continued and tireless patriotism. Here in Va. (I'm sorry, Mac, "communist occupied territory," or whatever junk you said), we are trying to get friends and colleagues to early-vote. Incredibly many folks were completely unaware of our early-voting option, but when told about it, were eager to early-vote. In the 36 early-vote states, let's end this thing BEFORE NOV. 4 so the bloviators can't mess it up on election day. By the way, a big load of kryptonite awaits hate broadcasting next year: the Fairness Doctrine. From mudpeople around the world -- Hannity, Cavuto, Greta, Dobbs, Rush, have a nice day!
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"The delusion ends Nov 5th. My phone was ringing at 8 am this morning from volunteers wanting to know what is up for today. They are working harder today then they have at any point in this campaign. Chuck Todd on Meet the press today said in Georgia the democratic vote turnout may be not 70% or 80% or 90% but possibility 100%."

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 26, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Noway Joe crows:

GE, he said, pulled out of RI years ago because of increased taxes!

Thanks Jack

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Yeah, Thanks Jack and all you other greedy CEOs who don't want to pay taxes to support your own country because it prevents you from inflating your already obscenely inflated incomes.

Yep, Put real Americans out of work, reduce tax money for our infrastructure, take all those jobs out of the country ...just so you can live higher off the hog.

Thanks Jack! You're a real patriot!

Unlike that communist/socialist friend of Barack's who says he should pay more taxes...Warren Buffet ....yep... keeping jobs in the USA, paying more taxes from his enormous profits, taking less personal profit so the middle class can get out of the lower class....what a anti-American jerk that Buffet is!

But, thanks Jack. You've made America what it is today!

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Jack Welch Former GE CEO on This Week with George Stephanopoulos 10 minutes ago-

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

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

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

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

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

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Sorry, am not biting on this. Bush promised in the early 1990's that the tax cuts for the wealthy would increase jobs - it never happened. In the meantime, he has poured hundreds of billions into Iraq and the Wall Street Rescue.

Somebody has to pay for all this. If I have to choose between higher taxes for the wealthy or for myself, who do you think I am going to choose?

Posted by: maggots | October 26, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

The American public is going to be in MASSIVE TROUBLE if the democrats control the Presidency and both Houses of Congress.
Think carefully.


And what might that trouble be?

You sure write alot of accusations with nothing to back it up, just like your candidate, mcsame.
By your writings I assume your not the most educated person on the block thus you don't think. A perfect repub.
Tell me, what has the repubs actually done for you? If you're rich, they've done plenty. If you're middle calss, they've done zilch, nada, nothing. They always talk about tax-cuts. What taxes for the everyday joe have they cut?

I think they've stopped giving-out mccain points for writing anti-Obama smears in comments sections,so give it up.

Posted by: jime2000 | October 26, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

37OSt reveals so much about the paranoia and Foxnews nuttiness about the Right.

The original birth certificate is right here:
http://www.factcheck.org/UploadedFiles/birth_certificate_3.jpg

"FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as "supporting documents" to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said."

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


Not that facts and reality will ever stop 37OSt and his fellow nut cases from repeating their hysterical delusions.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse
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The delusion ends Nov 5th. My phone was ringing at 8 am this morning from volunteers wanting to know what is up for today. They are working harder today then they have at any point in this campaign. Chuck Todd on Meet the press today said in Georgia the democratic vote turnout may be not 70% or 80% or 90% but possibility 100%.

Funny today Mccain was on Meet the press for the first half hour. He was awful. looked tired and old. When asked about Powell goint for for Obama, he repeated that he had five S.O.S. supporting him. Then he held up his hand to count them off on his fingers and could not remember who they were as he sat there fumbling for the names to come into his head. You could almost see the moderator back off as if he felt sorry for Mccain. He pretty much let him get away with just doing a stump speech. It was a little sad.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 26, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

"Want more Broder? (And who wouldn't?)."
[This is too easy.]

Answers: No. Everybody in the Western World who is mentally competent.

Look, when you mentioned "the Dean" I was thinking of the REAL Dean. I thought we'd get some neat insight into how it was to coach Phil Ford, Jordan, Worthy, and Perkins. How he came up with the legendary four corners stall tactic. What he thinks of the dozens of former players and assistant coaches who now coach in college or the pros. Maybe even some comment on the unprecedented torrent of early voting in NC, and race relations in the South.

No such luck. Instead, you were talking about not the Dean but "the Bloviator," the king of non-reporting, random musings, tut-tutting, and belching at the Palm.

"Dean," there was no need to give you a expense account to "spen[d] a few days in New Hampshire late last week, taking soundings on both the presidential race." The Post could have gotten that for free by accessing Real Clear Politics.com (O up 9, by the way, Dean). They are called polls, read them.

And, no, "Dean," we do not need you to "take soundings" in Hawaii, Palm Springs, Lake Tahoe, NV, or Vail, Colorado, Park City, Utah, or, for that matter, Puerto Villarta. In the future, take your soundings sitting at your desk on 20th Street in NW Washington clicking on RCP on your laptop. If you absolutely must go on a junket-, er, fact-finding mission, why not try Newark, East St. Louis, or Compton next time.

Maybe next week, we'll hear from the real Dean, Dean Smith.

NOTE: Dean, there is still time for redemption: break out your 1975 IBM selectric and corrective tape, and write about how a presidential campaign tried in the 13th hour to perpetrate a monstrous racial hoax in Pittsburgh, enabled by Drudge and the MSM, that could have influenced the election and cost the lives of many, many innocent people. Tut. Tut.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 26, 2008 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Jack Welch Former GE CEO on This Week with George Stephanopoulos 10 minutes ago-

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

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

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

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

Posted by: thecannula | October 26, 2008 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Crazy Uncle 37OSt drools:

Where is Obama's birth certificate by the way? If there was no problem with his birth certificate why hasn't Obama produced it already ???

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37OSt reveals so much about the paranoia and Foxnews nuttiness about the Right.

The original birth certificate is right here:
http://www.factcheck.org/UploadedFiles/birth_certificate_3.jpg

"FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as "supporting documents" to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said."

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


Not that facts and reality will ever stop 37OSt and his fellow nut cases from repeating their hysterical delusions.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I don't understand your hero worship for David Broder. Maybe he deserved the accolade of Dean of the press corps in times past but it is increasingly apparent that his time is past. He speaks in platitudes and his analyses barely scratch the surface of superficiality. If he is the model for budding columnists we are in serious trouble.

Posted by: billtrager | October 26, 2008 10:28 AM | Report abuse

he is great

Listen: Joe McCain Makes 911 Call About Traffic
http://sensico.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/listen-joe-mccain-makes-911-call-about-traffic/

Posted by: coba11 | October 26, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

The American public is going to be in MASSIVE TROUBLE if the democrats control the Presidency and both Houses of Congress.
Think carefully.

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American public is already in massive trouble after 8 years of Republican stupidity, corruption and greed.

To elect a reckless man with no ideas and a woman way out of her depth is national suicide.

We have thought carefully, and the choice is clear.

A brilliant young man whose leadership we have seen blossom and flourish during a demanding campaign and a wiser older man whose depth of experience and knowledge of foreign relations is unparalleled.

It's time we elect someone to rebuild America.

Obama. 2008-2016.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Obama is a disciplined man on a mission and the ultimate goal in not the White House. We'll find out what it is if he ultimately wins.

Posted by: voice2 | October 26, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

pgiaquinto


Why are there so many allegations of voter fraud - all in areas which would benefit Obama?


A little too much confidence at Obama headquarters.

15 States now have VOTER FRAUD ALLEGATIONS - IF OBAMA IS INVOLVED HE SHOULD BE JAILED IMMEDIATELY.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 26, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse
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With all due respect. So far the only ones actually arrested have been republicans

Posted by: popasmoke | October 26, 2008 10:19 AM | Report abuse


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pgiaquinto


Why are there so many allegations of voter fraud - all in areas which would benefit Obama?


A little too much confidence at Obama headquarters.

15 States now have VOTER FRAUD ALLEGATIONS - IF OBAMA IS INVOLVED HE SHOULD BE JAILED IMMEDIATELY.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 26, 2008 10:15 AM | Report abuse


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Voter FRAUD now reported in Alabama - in six counties there are now more voters registered than voting age people living in the counties.

If Acorn and Obama believe they can steal this election they are mistaken.

Where is Obama's birth certificate by the way? If there was no problem with his birth certificate why hasn't Obama produced it already ???


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 26, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Today's polls:

New Hampshire: Obama by 15.

Iowa: Obama by 15.


But don't forget to VOTE!

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse


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The American public is going to be in MASSIVE TROUBLE if the democrats control the Presidency and both Houses of Congress.
Think carefully.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 26, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Chris:

Watch out - don't ask the Obama campaign tough questions or they will ban you like they did the Barbara West from the Florida TV station.

Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 26, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

more from New Hampshire:

"...Harry Nelson, a 79-year-old retired Wall Street money manager who participated in the [New Hampshire] poll and agreed to speak with a reporter afterward, said the next president will enter the White House under conditions similar to those that faced Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. Obama, he said, has "some of the same stuff" as Roosevelt and could be a "transformational leader."

"If you look at the way he runs his campaign, it's been brilliant," said Nelson, an undeclared voter who lives in Hanover. "I don't think he's an economic expert, but he doesn't have to be - he picks good people. . . . That's what management is all about, isn't it?"


I think that this is what a majority of Americans will be thinking in the voting booth Nov 4. Close behind will be many who will let their lesser selves prevail and vote against a man because of his skin color.

McCain is a strong closer, but my bet is that we will see what we saw with Hillary...a very tight race to the finish which Barack will ultimately win with a squeaker in Pennsylvania.

Should be a very long night followed by a very brilliant and long-lasting dawn.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 26, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: 37thandOSt

"This year has been unbelievable. In the end I believe John McCain will win because the American people are smarter than the press."

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Man, I'd love to have a camera focused on your face on election night as state after state after state after state are colored dark BLUE.

I love the look of total despair in the evening. On the bright side, you'll be able to go to be very early.

Enjoy the next 8 plus years.....

Posted by: pgiaquinto | October 26, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

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Let's be serious here gentlemen New Hampshire voters are probably the most familiar with John McCain compared to any state including Arizona - the idea that New Hampshire voters do not know that McCain is independent of Bush is crazy.


What is going on this year - very little press scrutiny in the national media of Rezko, Ayers and the Rev. Wright who all mentored Obama - very little or nothing about Emil Jones.


McCain's portrayal in the press has been just about malpractice on the part of the national media - McCain has been at odds with the national Republican leadership for years - McCain fought for years to get a Campaign Finance Reform legislation - McCain has been the maverick all through - if the public does not know this one has to blame the press for being deceptive.

In contrast Obama SAYS HE WANTS TO DO WHAT MCCAIN HAS DONE. Classic deception.

This year has been unbelievable. In the end I believe John McCain will win because the American people are smarter than the press.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 26, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse


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Let's be serious here gentlemen New Hampshire voters are probably the most familar with John McCain compared to any state including Arizona - the idea that New Hampshire voters do not know that McCain is independent of Bush is crazy.


What is going on this year - very little press scrutiny in the national media of Rezko, Ayers and the Rev. Wright who all mentored Obama - very little or nothing about Emil Jones.

McCain's portrayal in the press has been just about malpractice on the part of the national media - McCain has been at odds with the national Republican leadership for years - McCain fought for years to get a Campaign Finance Reform legislation - McCain has been the maverick all through - if the public does not know this one has to blame the press for being deceptive.


In contrast Obama SAYS HE WANTS TO DO WHAT MCCAIN HAS DONE. Classic deception.


This year has been unbelievable. In the end I believe John McCain will win because the American people are smarter than the press.

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 26, 2008 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama has shown he can unite the country in time of trouble and lead. If the next president doesn't have that, he has nothing. McCain has shown he doesn't have that.

I have switched my vote to Obama.

Posted by: AsperGirl | October 26, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

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