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Updated Electoral Map: Obama Holds Steady at 311

It was deja vu all over again for John McCain last week.

The rapid drop of the Dow Jones Industrial Average kept the economy front and center, playing into the hands of Barack Obama and Democrats up and down the ballot.

The McCain campaign still seemed divided over how hard to push the character issue against Obama -- one minute claiming the Illinois senator's ties to Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko were fair game and the next calling for civility and lessening of hostility. (For more on McCain's divided mind on the issue, check out this Fix post from earlier in the week.)

Couple those factors with a massive spending edge for Obama on television, and it's not hard to understand why the Illinois senator sits above 300 electoral votes for the second week of Fix picks in a row.

And, even this map may undersell Obama's strength somewhat as his heavy advertising in places like Florida, North Carolina and Indiana -- 53 total electoral votes -- have turned all three states into true tossups. If Obama were to sweep those three states, he would stand at 364 electoral votes -- the most since Bill Clinton won re-election over former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole with 379 electoral votes in 1996.

McCain's options are far more limited. Ohio remains a crucial battleground that he must hold if he wants to win the presidency -- new polling out Sunday showed McCain with a statistically insignificant 48 percent to 46 percent edge -- a four point gain for Obama since the last poll three week ago.

McCain's best options for pickups remain Pennsylvania -- a hard row to hoe given recent polling -- and New Hampshire. McCain is also making a play for Maine's 2nd district, which historically has been more favorable to Republicans than the state as a whole.

Still, a broad look at the electoral map shows Obama holding a clear edge and with opportunities to grow that margin between now and Nov. 4.


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Dear 37thandOStree,

What you are doing is called projection. You are putting all the despicable, deceitful tactics of the McCain campaign on Obama.

I feel sorry for McCain. He was once a respected Senator. Let's hope folks like Colin Powell can rebuilt the Republican party out of the ashes of the Neo-cons and right-wing religious. fanatics. Folks like him can restore the party of Lincoln.

Posted by: Togeika | October 20, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

It is interresting that the Republicans follow up giving us the worst president in our history (Is there any doubt left?) by offering us the worst presidential candidaate in our history (I will give proof!) who chose as his running mate the worst VP candidate in our history. (She only took 6 years and 5 colleges to gain a 4 year degree in broadcast journalist that qualified her to be a sports announcer. And in interrviews she has shown her general ignorance of the world.) It tells us something that there are still so many willfully ignorant, arrogantly stupid, and just plain evil Americans that the McCain-Palin aappeal for racism, greed, and hatred is as successful as it is.
Perhaps that is what others see in uis that makes them like us a bit less than some of us believe we deserve. (Do we have an American Robert Burtns anywhere handy?)
McCain hasn't been the kind of leader some believe him to be.
He ranked 894 out of 899 at Navy. But because of family cconnections, he got preferential treatment. He set the record for most demerrits among midshipmen, wehich shows his lack of self discipline.
He crashed several planes through his immature larks and incompetence, but wasn't grounded.
He did some things for the North Vietnamese when he was a POW, but when he came home nobody was being charged with anything, so he never faced an inquiry. Still it tells us a lot that he was not promoted and given scheduled pay raises as other POWs were automatically, and he was passed over when he returned. That, for the son and grandson of admirals, is certainly failure -- to say the least.
But after being unfasithful to hisd faithful wife, asnd marrying his paramour, his new and very rich wife startted using her money to create a new myth around him and to build him up politically in a safe Republican area where he had no roots.
He was the guiltiest of the Keating 5, but got away scot free. His wife remained a Keating partner for 11 more years!
He admitted that he knew nothing about eco0nomics when it still waasn't sdeen to be the deciding issue. He has consistently fought against regulation, but now wants us to forget that and see him as its champion.
He lies with great ease, praises his campaigns racist and false robocalls. These are the same kind of slimy things that Bush used in 2000 to defeat him, and then he called them what they are, but now he has hired the same people Bush used for his own use in his dirtbag campaign against a much more worthy human being, a brilliant leader who will be a fine president -- in spite of the stupidity, ignorance, bigotry, and racism McCain and Palin hope to ride into the White House on.

Posted by: BuckBurris | October 19, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

The real issue is not how well Obama or McCain might do state-by-state, but that we shouldn't have battleground states and spectator states in the first place. Every vote in every state should be politically relevant in a presidential election. And, every vote should be equal. We should have a national popular vote for President in which the White House goes to the candidate who gets the most popular votes in all 50 states.

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC). The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral vote -- that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

Because of state-by-state enacted rules for winner-take-all awarding of their electoral votes, recent candidates with limited funds have concentrated their attention on a handful of closely divided "battleground" states. In 2004 two-thirds of the visits and money were focused in just six states; 88% on 9 states, and 99% of the money went to just 16 states. Two-thirds of the states and people have been merely spectators to the presidential election.

Another shortcoming of the current system is that a candidate can win the Presidency without winning the most popular votes nationwide.

The National Popular Vote bill has passed 21 state legislative chambers, including one house in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, and Washington, and both houses in California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The bill has been enacted by Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and Maryland. These four states possess 50 electoral votes-- 19% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect.

See http://www.NationalPopularVote.com

susan

Posted by: mvymvy | October 14, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Your map is out of date. Florida, Missouri, North Dakota, and West Virginia all are supporting Obama now. North Carolina has been tied for a week or two.

Posted by: tomonroad | October 13, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse


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A great deal has been said of Obama as head of the Harvard Law Review - however the evidence is that he was voted into that position because the people thought it would be "cool" to have a black in there, not because he was more qualified than the other students.


Having said that, Obama NEVER wrote for the Harvard Law Review.


There is NOT ONE ARTICLE WRITTEN BY OBAMA IN THE HARVARD LAW REVIEW.


There is a pattern of Obama getting positions or jobs through affirmative action and then NOT doing those jobs.


1) First, he took a position in the class at Harvard Law School (from a white student) however Obama NEVER became a lawyer,


2) Obama became head of the Harvard Law Review, however Obama NEVER wrote a law review article.


3) Obama became a State Senator however Obama RARELY voted yes or not, voting present many many times - Emil Jones placed Obama's name on numerous bills which were Emil's work, and Obama took credit for Emil's work because someone decided that Obama was going to be pushed forward.


4) Obama was selected to be the Chairman of the SubCommittee to review NATO's role in Afghanistan however Obama NEVER held any hearings of this SubCommittee.


5) Obama was elected to the US Senator, however instead of doing his job as a Senator Obama went on a book tour and started a campaign for President - HOW MUCH TIME HAS HE REALLY SPENT ACTUALLY BEING A SENATOR ???

Sorry However NONE OF THIS IS IMPRESSIVE. In fact, it is rather sad.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 13, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

I didn't see the Dragin-fly777 comment but am not surprised at it. I've looked at videos of some of the McCain & Palin rallies and found them truly disturbing. I've been wondering if there might be a Squeaky Fromm or John Hinckley among their followers. Apparently so.

There appear to be quite a few cases where nutcakes have shown up in McCain/Palin audiences. I find it truly alarming that the Republican candidates didn't stop baiting these people the first time they heard "terrorist" or "kill him" in response to one of their audience prompts. By not doing so, they are condoning these people's comments. It dangerous. I can't recall a previous candidate from either party who would have behaved this way.

And just today, I read an article in the Washington Post in which the Chairman of the Virginia G.O.P. unashamedly equated Barack Obama with Osama Bin-Laden.

Is it any wonder that long-time Republicans like DaveMiner are quitting the party? Congressman Tom Davis, a moderate from Northern VA is fed up and is walking away from the party, and he's not alone. David Snyder, a member of the City Council in Falls Church, VA is resigning because "it has nothing to do with the party of my grandparents or parents." To me, it looks like the best, most thoughtful people in the Republican party are either quitting in digust or being driven out by the crackpots.

More and more, the G.O.P. seems to be dominated by rigid, right-wing ideologues. Soon, it could be completely marginalized. I, as a long-time Democrat, think this is a bad thing. Who will fill the role of thoughtful, informed opposition? We've had one-party government for most of the past eight years & look where that's gotten us.

Posted by: cumaea | October 13, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

TO OTTOTHEWISE

I'M NOT AN OLD WOMAN...

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 13, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Palin Abuse of power for personal gain. that's the decision of the Republican legislature. Doesnt sound like country first does it?

Her being not guilty in the firing of the chief doesnt change that the way she and her husband went after the trooper was illegal.

Posted by: ottothewise | October 13, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

As a lifelong Republican I have looked long and hard at the issues the candidates and the Bush and Reagan legacies and the current state of my beloved country and have reached the same conclusion as many other lifelong Republicans. I Quit! Obama 2008!

Posted by: DaveMiner | October 13, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

If the south will just promise not to legalize slavery, can we just split the yankees from the rebels once and for all,
and let the red states have their Christian fundamentalist country and let the conscious eco-topian tree hugger people enjoy peace and freedom and prosperity in the Pacific and North, while the red states go to war with Russia?


Posted by: ottothewise | October 13, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't the press covering the really important issues like the fact McCain doesn't wear a flag pin?

Posted by: MarcMyWords | October 13, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

As a lifelong Republican I have looked long and hard at the issues the candidates and the Bush and Reagan legacies and the current state of my beloved country and have reached the same conclusion as many other lifelong Republicans. I Quit! Obama 2008!

Posted by: DaveMiner | October 13, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is an enemy combatant and McCain played right into her and Stoll's scheme to take over our government. Read here: http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/10/10/palin_chryson/

Palin is the true terrorist here and we must do everything in our power as a country to stop her since McCain is too senile to know better.

Palin is dangerous to our country. McCain is too gone to know it.

Save the United States from the terrorist Palin.

OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

Posted by: Russell4America | October 13, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA BIDEN 08!!!

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Posted by: fu_buki | October 13, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

>What will the map look like after Obama is indicted shortly for his dealings with
Rezko.

Not any different than it will with both Jhn McCain and Sarah Palin being the only ticket in history where both candidates violated ethics.

Thats a fact.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 13, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

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A FACT?
What exactly will Obama be indicted for?
LOL. Too funny. Thats all you desperate GOP's have to say. The threat of some unknown thing looming out there to derail Obama. BOO! Bogeyman, be afraid be very afraid. Funny stuff. The Rezko trial is OVER (May 13) and Obama's name was barely mentioned in the trial and there is NO illegality within Obama and Rezko's relationship. When do you suppose within the next 20 odd some days do you think this imaginary indictment of yours will be served? Ever factchecked anything or is smearing Obama your only real intent?

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

Posted by: feastorafamine | October 13, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Oh, give it up, myview.
No matter how many times you post it, the truth will remain the same. Obama has been proven innocent of any illiegal ties to Rezco and Ayers is a respected citizen and Professor at the Univerity of Chicago. Palin, on the other hand, was found guilty last week of abuse of power. Sound like someone you know? (GW BUSH)
Can you post something about how McCain is going to bring us together to solve the energy crisis or how he will help me save my retirement funds or get health care for my kids??
Anything? Ya out there, myview??

Posted by: sheridan1 | October 13, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I can Vote NOW
OBAMA BIDEN

Posted by: grandstreetfund | October 13, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

As long as world events remain calm and Wall St doesn't rally too much, Obama will cruise to victory. But even if Obama has a large electoral victory, I would still expect a fairly close race over all as election day nears and an actual decision forces voters into traditional roles. Unless, of course, the economic news continues to pile up and this morning's rally is an aberration.

Posted by: caribis | October 13, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

"She is a power hungry woman who wants more power for the office of the V.P. She is vengeful and abuses her authority for personal reasons - this puts her in the same category as our present V.P."

For as terrible as Cheney is, I can't imagine him ruining someone over a family dispute.

Yeah, he can ruin people for political reasons, but not so much family.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 13, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

"Florida Gov. Charlie Crist blew off a rally for Mccain the other day saying he had to stay in Tallahassee to work on the states economy. Even he wants off this sinking ship before he goes down with it."

Norm Coleman did the same thing last week.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 13, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

As a woman I find Sarah Palin to be a disgrace. She doesn't have the judgement and intellect to be a V.P.

She is a power hungry woman who wants more power for the office of the V.P. She is vengeful and abuses her authority for personal reasons - this puts her in the same category as our present V.P.

This is a level playing field and she just doesn't cut it. She should stay at home with her 4 kids and raise them properly. Her baby being disabled needs her full attention, instead she puts herself before her baby's welfare.

Posted by: Nevadaandy | October 13, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

my map is Chris' map + FL and NC

Posted by: DDAWD | October 13, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

>What does the count look like without the voter registration fraud committed by Obama's buddies over at ACORN?

Voter registration is bipartisan. No ballot is approved without consensus.

Fraud exists on both sides. It has nothing to do with Obama or McCain. Employees or people ho commit fraud act on their own even though they may support a candidate.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 13, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

>What will the map look like after Obama is indicted shortly for his dealings with
Rezko.

Not any different than it will with both Jhn McCain and Sarah Palin being the only ticket in history where both candidates violated ethics.

Thats a fact.

Posted by: Dano111 | October 13, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

It's staggering that after 8 years of the worst president in our history, a war sold on lies that damaged our creditability in the world, fracture relations with allies and the worst global economic meltdown we have has since the great depression that republicans and conservatives are surprised the country want a different direction.

Day after day it's like you guys are in a time warp or suspended animation. The same tired talking points on Rezco, Ayers and Wright as time ticks by.

It's like saying the same thing over and over will somehow bring forth a different perspective, some smoking gun or conviction.

We heard you arguments. They have been countered over and over. The majority of the country doesn't see it through your conveniently edited, bias prism.

We all know Ayers won Citizen of the Year, we all know Ayers protest was over the Vietnam war which was incidentally to SAVE our countrymen’s lives, we all know it was 40 years ago, we all know he is a professor at the university of Chicago, well all know what he said about his past, well all know republicans appointed him the boards he sat on.

If you raise the question Ayers you have to raise all facts in their entirety. You have to look the entire life of the person not just a slice.

John McCain isn’t just narrowed down to his Keating 5 and Iran contra scandals right?

Posted by: Dano111 | October 13, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm not surprised by the electoral college numbers. And, I don't think it will swing back the other way before November 4. The current plan for McCain's "new" stump speech - and presumably the recipe for the next debate - is to play up the underdog position and talk about fighting for all of us to change things. The problem is, fighting, alone, is not what we need. In a mob scene, people often end up punching their compadres. McCain has shown us all the power of "ready, fire, aim." Palin professed to help solve Global Warming but says she's not sure what causes it. During the Dark Ages, we cut open peoples veins and drained their blood as a remedy for Black Plague! It's hard to fix something if you don't understand what's broken. Leaders with no sense of what they're trying to accomplish usually fail. As someone once said "when we lose sight of what we are trying to accomplish, we usually redouble our efforts." That is the same as "ready, fire, aim." We can't afford electing people who are not sure where the problem is. Throwing around terms like "corruption" and "greed" give us the warm fuzzies but don't really get to the heart of the problem. Vote with your heads, this time, not with your emotions. You may not have another chance.

Posted by: rob15 | October 13, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

What will the map look like after Obama is indicted shortly for his dealings with
Rezko. Rezko is making deals right now to lessen his sentence. There is a lot more evidence against Obama than there was against Senator Stevens. Will Hillary replace Obama on the ticket?
http://www.stoptheaclu.com/archives/2008/10/12/breaking-story-prosecutor-fitzgerald-could-send-obama-to-jail/
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hQmszDq4LOiRMcYNSaUdrmvTcB2AD93OCDFG0

Posted by: MyView49 | October 13, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

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From the same bolg people who bring all the Elvis sightings. It is a fake story dummy.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse


I Florida Gov. Charlie Crist blew off a rally for Mccain the other day saying he had to stay in Tallahassee to work on the states economy. Even he wants off this sinking ship before he goes down with it.

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The prospects of GOP looks very bleak in the coming years. More n more states turning blue. If you look at the demographics NC, OH, FL, VA, IA, CO all these states which GOP could easily ride is not getting extinct and moving rapidly towards Democratic states. If the GOP continues to think and operate like the past and do not include new people into the party they are doom to fail.

Posted by: Mccainsworld | October 13, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

What will the map look like after Obama is indicted shortly for his dealings with
Rezko. Rezko is making deals right now to lessen his sentence. There is a lot more evidence against Obama than there was against Senator Stevens. Will Hillary replace Obama on the ticket?
http://www.stoptheaclu.com/archives/2008/10/12/breaking-story-prosecutor-fitzgerald-could-send-obama-to-jail/
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hQmszDq4LOiRMcYNSaUdrmvTcB2AD93OCDFG0

Posted by: MyView49 | October 13, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

The prospects of GOP looks very bleak in the coming years. More n more states turning blue. If you look at the demographics NC, OH, FL, VA, IA, CO all these states which GOP could easily ride is not getting extinct and moving rapidly towards Democratic states. If the GOP continues to think and operate like the past and do not include new people into the party they are doom to fail.

Posted by: Mccainsworld | October 13, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Mccain may have lost it altogether. Is anyone listening to this ridiculous speech he is giving right now. It is a rehash of his "Fight Fight" speech from the convention. He says he has Obama right where he wants him, he is not giving up. He will not be written off and on and on.

He went on and on about winning the Iraq war, which I think about 12% of the public cares about anymore, they just want out. Not one mention of the economy, not one. Just a speech to those who are already hid most loyal supporters with his cheerleading for his own campaign and ambitions. This was the speech he has been promoting all weekend that was going to lay out his plan for the economy?

Not one mention of the economy, no mention of his new magic economy policy they had been alluding to? This speech was a prelude to a concession speech, a "We tried our best" speech. This was a very telling speech at this point in the campaign. Mccain has as much said he has nothing left but wishful thinking, he is out of ideas.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

"Country First" was just a reference to the GOP convention goers musical preference. Yeah... that's it... in no way does it relate to last's weeks McCain Campaign Racist Strategy... The GOP is done. Stick a fork in 'em and let the adults run the country.

Posted by: hiberniantears | October 13, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

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"You saw that republican convention...Signs with "Country first"

Posted by: popasmoke"

Oh how offensive! Country First! I know all the newly arrived immigrants who have come here after the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act are just here to freeload and Game the System. Maybe they should consider putting COUNTRY FIRST once in awhile. Now, that would be a FIRST.

Posted by: Tom22 | October 13, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse
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What the republicans mean by "Country First" is, if you don't believe like us you don't put country first. Most all Americans put country first, they just don't wear it on their sleeve nor deny others the right to have a different opinion lest they be accused of being traitors or un-American. There are real parallels between the tactics being used by the Republicans and old tried and true formulas used many years ago by people like Hitler. It is dishonest and dangerous and the American people should be very weary of it. It was used to get us into the Iraq war as well. We were plied with lies by people we trusted.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

When was the last non-partisan poll that showed McCain in the lead in Florida? It was certainly more than a week ago, and as such this should be shown in the Obama column.

Posted by: adamgray | October 13, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

McCain's not going to win Florida, North Carolina, or Missouri. And, he's probably not going to win Indiana either.
Florida and North Carolina are not tossups, but states where we've led for some time now. Missouri is a tossup that will go to us in the end. Our ground game in Indiana is going to put us over the top there.

Posted by: jdunph1 | October 13, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

It primarily is the "dial-up-folks", i.e. the uneducated rural America, to whom the race is an issue. This is the solid base of McCain and these voters - especially women - strongly associate with Sarah Palin.

I am proud of our younger generation. They see the substance, not the color of skin.

Posted by: FLvoter1 | October 13, 2008 11:21 AM | Report abuse

"You saw that republican convention...Signs with "Country first"

Posted by: popasmoke"

Oh how offensive! Country First! I know all the newly arrived immigrants who have come here after the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act are just here to freeload and Game the System. Maybe they should consider putting COUNTRY FIRST once in awhile. Now, that would be a FIRST.

Posted by: Tom22 | October 13, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

McCain seems to constantly hold a small but consistant lead in Indianna. It was small but steady when he was riding high and about the same now that Obama's on a rout. Can Indianna even be considered a tossup if the polls seem so resistant to change?

Posted by: theamazingjex | October 13, 2008 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Neverleft writes:

"What does the count look like without the voter registration fraud committed by Obama's buddies over at ACORN?"


It would appear that some on the political right are already building a case that ACORN stole the election and awarded it to Obama.

We'll no doubt hear a number of these type conspiracy schemes/wacko theories from Limbaugh, Hannity and the rest of the right wing droolerati if Obama wins.

Stupid, deluded and ignorant, is no way to go through life son.

Posted by: mathas | October 13, 2008 11:17 AM | Report abuse

"It is hard to believe that in 2008 there are still some in this county assuming that America is all white and Christian. Amazing display of ignorance and arrogance of ignorance.

Posted by: artemisia1"

I agree 100%. I mean look at all the CRIME, RAPES, HONOR KILLINGS, etc. we have today. When this country was 90% or more white (basically from 1776 to 1970) we never had this level of decay. But, since we passed the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act which strictly limited the number of people who could immigrate to the U.S. from Ireland, England, France, Germany, Italy, and the rest of Continental Europe but dramatically increased the number of people who could immigrate to the U.S. from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Carribbean we've become a crime-ridden nation. Pretty soon we'll become a low-wage, Balkanized, high-crime everywhere nation. We need to repeal the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act or this country will turn into a giant third-world slum just like the one our newly arrived immigrants are coming from.

Posted by: Tom22 | October 13, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

the fat lady is ready to sing...

mccain & palin are fascists
she is a skinheads wet dream...

she sleeps with a terrorist
armed insurrection and succession...
the leader of his party died while trying to buy C4...why did he need that?

God will bless America and save from us from mccain & palin...

Posted by: Arthur5 | October 13, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Women of America Unite!
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!

Women must unite against the liberal media vicious, sexist, cruel, demeaning, contemptuous UN-AMERICAN, unfair, unprofessional, unrelenting and blatantly biased treatment against Vice President Sarah Palin and acting blatantly in favor of Barack Hussein Obama during this unprecedented historic quest for the presidency!

Barack Hussein Obama claims a mightier throne, one forged in liberal ideals of justice and equality and hope, BUT he has benefited mightily from sexism in this campaign, and has remained silent. Obama supporters seem very happy with the sexist way pundits and some news organizations treat any action or statement by Sarah Palin, and many believe that most of the "venom" in the campaign is coming from supporters of Obama.

Women of America Unite in this defining moment in American history. To ensure we can grow up from the male dominated government that has caused many of the problems our country is facing; to a country where men and women are equal partners in governance.

Women of America Unite
Unite against the sexist media and Barack Hussein’s Mugging of Vice President, Sarah Palin!
VOTE for McCain/Palin

Posted by: Manolete | October 13, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

It is hard to believe that in 2008 there are still some in this county assuming that America is all white and Christian. Amazing display of ignorance and arrogance of ignorance. America is an immigrant country composed of a diverse group of ethnic and religious groups which includes a large Moslem population from various countries who are not Arabs. In fact most of the Moslems in the world are not Arabs. Having said that, it should not matter in America whether one is an Arab or not, one is Moslem or not. Remember, this is what the Nazis thought about the Jews some 40 years ago. Republicans have crossed the line in their support of negative, hate based rhetoric in the McCain campaign; it is dangerous and polarizing. It does not serve the interests of the American people.

Posted by: artemisia1 | October 13, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse
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You saw that republican convention, it looked like a gathering of the Nazi party. Signs with "Country first" and all the speeches in the effect of "You are either with us or you are not real americans or patriots"

A good quote from the Nazi's that applies to the republicans is:

“…it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. … All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”

- Hermann Goering, founder of the Gestapo and one of the main architects of Nazi Germany.
See anything familiar?

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

bradcpa, you are going to CO before the Oct. 15 tax deadline? I wish you every success and we'll see you when you get back to Austin.

Pct. 207's delegate to the DNConv, a neighbor of mine, Alan Bowers, says that [as I recall] 340k persons signed up to volunteer during the precinct conventions, an astounding number. But he was suggesting that Texans would be recruited to help in NV and NM. Brad, did you choose CO over NM or NV, or are Texan going to all three?

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 13, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

It is hard to believe that in 2008 there are still some in this county assuming that America is all white and Christian. Amazing display of ignorance and arrogance of ignorance. America is an immigrant country composed of a diverse group of ethnic and religious groups which includes a large Moslem population from various countries who are not Arabs. In fact most of the Moslems in the world are not Arabs. Having said that, it should not matter in America whether one is an Arab or not, one is Moslem or not. Remember, this is what the Nazis thought about the Jews some 40 years ago. Republicans have crossed the line in their support of negative, hate based rhetoric in the McCain campaign; it is dangerous and polarizing. It does not serve the interests of the American people.

Posted by: artemisia1 | October 13, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

What voter fraud did they commit?

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What does the count look like without the voter registration fraud committed by Obama's buddies over at ACORN?

Posted by: NeverLeft | October 13, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

What does the count look like without the voter registration fraud committed by Obama's buddies over at ACORN?

Posted by: NeverLeft | October 13, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

The problem with the Clintons is they had a lot of support. Beyond getting their vocal support every time you roll them out you just remind Hillary people of what might have been. No need to reopen the wounds. Those supporters are already now on board. Hillary is now speaking and the gist is, She is still there with all her important issued, health care and so on. Clinton supporters now have a sense she will be at Obama's side, fighting for all the same issues that are important to them. Hillary's supporters now are being made to feel they haven't really lost everything and with Obama they also get Hillary. With Mccain, all is lost. This is so carefully timed and orchestrated it is unbelievable. You just can't second guess anything Obama does. Obama's campaign is so smart it is remarkable. He has rewritten the book for years to come. Mccain is just a dinosaur, he has nothing new to offer, he never did. He couldn't even run his own campaign.


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If everybody who is whooping and hollering actually votes and is allowed to vote, O wins. Ed Rollins said so. But it is not over until Nov. 4, still time for bogus media-created controversies and October surprises. So it is NOT over.

As brilliant as the O campaign has been (and we hope someone does a serious post-election article about O's historic ground game and fundraising and his use of modern technology), the one "mistake" (in our humble view) has been the handling of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Clinton's roles.

Deploying Bill and Hill in PA and other battlegrounds down the stretch to "campaign" after everyone has finally --at long last -- forgotten about them is hard to understand. Their mere presence serves only to remind people of their tiresome 127 grievances against O, Bill Richardson, Claire McCaskill, Patti Solis Doyle, men in general, "the Man," the system, the media, the makers of dresses, the entire state of Iowa, Chris Matthews, caucus participants, and the guy in the front row who four months ago yelled at HRC to iron his shirt.

And didn't Bill just finish his ridiculous two-week "say-no-to-O" TV tour, a whirlwind sweep through every TV show in which he made a point of not mentioning O's name, and of heaping effusive praise on Mac/Palin. But look what do we know: O and the two Davids are operating at an above-"Vista" level while we are still sputtering along with "DOS."

Oy.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

See the best Sarah Palin impersonators, short clip. Very Funny.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMebGbcC2Sg

See What they didnt show during the debate
What the media didnt cover, the debate outtakes. A tense moment between tom brokaw and John McCain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mng0njC1D6c

Posted by: pastor123 | October 13, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Draggin-fly 777 writes:

Obama is riding on race. He has been since day one. The WAPO, LA Times, Time magazine and other pathetic biased reporters have done nothing to bring Obama's nasty little associations to light.

(Bologna. Obama has been thoroughly vetted. A process that started in Janaury of 2007, when Obama announced)


Obama has been given a walk because of his race and the newspapers are so enraptured that he speaks so nicely for a black man..HMMM?

(I'll say it again, bologna. Enraptured ? Does the prospect of Obama winning, a mixed race man, winning the presidency, bother you that much ?)


I have never considered a racial divide until this election, but now I am and I am getting more bitter as everyone tries to cram Obama and his race down my throat.
I will be oiling my gun.....

(And the secret service may be paying you a visit. No one is cramming anything down your throat....unless you consider the voters electing Obama as an example of throat crammming....if you don't like the freedom and democracy we enjoy in this great country, no one is stopping you from emigrating)


Posted by: mathas | October 13, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

I think FL and Indy will go for Obama. I am heading up to Colorado for ten days to make sure that state comes in.

Posted by: bradcpa | October 13, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Man, the comments from the racist Obama haters are ridiculous. Maybe there should be an age limit to posting because I swear some of these comments are cut and paste jobs from 10 year olds who are still confusing Barack Obama with Osama bin Laden.

For all of you who are terrified of seeing a black man as the POTUS, I have this to say.

Uh, what's happening CC?
They still call it the White House
But that's a temporary condition, too.
Can you dig it, CC?

To each his reach
And if I don't cop, it ain't mine to have
But I'll be reachin' for ya
'Cause I love ya, CC.
Right on.

There's a lot of chocolate cities, around
We've got Newark, we've got Gary
Somebody told me we got L.A.
And we're working on Atlanta
But you're the capital, CC

Gainin' on ya!
Get down
Gainin' on ya!
Movin' in and on ya
Gainin' on ya!
Can't you feel my breath, heh
Gainin' on ya!
All up around your neck, heh heh

Hey, CC!
They say your jivin' game, it can't be changed
But on the positive side,
You're my piece of the rock
And I love you, CC.
Can you dig it?

Hey, uh, we didn't get our forty acres and a mule
But we did get you, CC, heh, yeah
Gainin' on ya
Movin' in and around ya
God bless CC and its vanilla suburbs

Gainin' on ya!
Gainin' on ya!
Gainin' on ya! (heh!)
Gainin' on ya!
Gainin' on ya!
What's happening, blood?
Gainin' on ya!
Gainin' on ya!
Gainin' on ya!

Yeah!
What's happening, black?
Brother black, blood even
Yeah-ahh, just funnin'

Gettin' down

Ah, blood to blood
Ah, players to ladies
The last percentage count was eighty
You don't need the bullet when you got the ballot
Are you up for the downstroke, CC?
Chocolate city
Are you with me out there?

And when they come to march on ya
Tell 'em to make sure they got their James Brown pass
And don't be surprised if Ali is in the White House
Reverend Ike, Secretary of the Treasure
Richard Pryor, Minister of Education
Stevie Wonder, Secretary of FINE arts
And Miss Aretha Franklin, the First Lady
Are you out there, CC?
A chocolate city is no dream
It's my piece of the rock and I dig you, CC
God bless Chocolate City and its (gainin' on ya!) vanilla suburbs
Can y'all get to that?
Gainin' on ya!
Gainin' on ya!
Easin' in
Gainin' on ya!
In yo' stuff
Gainin' on ya!
Huh, can't get enough
Gainin' on ya!
Gainin' on ya!
Be mo' funk, be mo' funk
Gainin' on ya!
Can we funk you too
Gainin' on ya!
Right on, chocolate city!

Yeah, get deep
Real deep
Heh
Be mo' funk
Mmmph, heh
Get deep
Bad
Unh, heh
Just got New York, I'm told

Lyrics to Parliament's "Chocolate City"

Posted by: sharkcellar | October 13, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

"McCain is also making a play for Maine's 2nd district, which historically has been more favorable to Republicans than the state as a whole."

Sounds like wasted effort to me. They're on track to lose every swing state & spending time & money tartetting one electoral vote in Maine? I can see the merits of that strategy - if they're expecting to flip NH & get to the 269-269 tie. But nothing points towards an electoral vote tie at this point.

Posted by: bsimon1 | October 13, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I am at the office typing on two computers at the same time. sorry for the misspellings.


It's funny if they try to pivot away from the negative they don't have anything to say. It is tough to make a campaign out of:

I'm a maverick,
POW,
ear marks,
POW,
pork,
POW,
reach across the aisle,
POW,
"I'm a maverick,
Did I mention I'm a POW?

Thats about it. After 26 six years you can reduce Mccain's whole career down to a few meaningless sound bites.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

If everybody who is whooping and hollering actually votes and is allowed to vote, O wins. Ed Rollins said so. But it is not over until Nov. 4, still time for bogus media-created controversies and October surprises. So it is NOT over.

As brilliant as the O campaign has been (and we hope someone does a serious post-election article about O's historic ground game and fundraising and his use of modern technology), the one "mistake" (in our humble view) has been the handling of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Clinton's roles.

Deploying Bill and Hill in PA and other battlegrounds down the stretch to "campaign" after everyone has finally --at long last -- forgotten about them is hard to understand. Their mere presence serves only to remind people of their tiresome 127 grievances against O, Bill Richardson, Claire McCaskill, Patti Solis Doyle, men in general, "the Man," the system, the media, the makers of dresses, the entire state of Iowa, Chris Matthews, caucus participants, and the guy in the front row who four months ago yelled at HRC to iron his shirt.

And didn't Bill just finish his ridiculous two-week "say-no-to-O" TV tour, a whirlwind sweep through every TV show in which he made a point of not mentioning O's name, and of heaping effusive praise on Mac/Palin. But look what do we know: O and the two Davids are operating at an above-"Vista" level while we are still sputtering along with "DOS."

Oy.

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"All the talk on the campaign trail about Obama and his past associations...isn't this deja vu? Didn't we discuss all this during the primaries with Hillary? Secondly, I think one of the major problems with the McCain campaign is his "judgement" call of naming Palin as his running mate. To me, it was if John McCain thumbed his nose at this country, if God forbid, anything should happen to him and instead only had winning on his mind. Is this truly "Country First"?

Posted by: pattycakes90"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 13, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Considering the ludicrous comments made by a person with the name of "dragonfly777", I have made a screen shot of his/her comments, and have discussed this matter with the local office of the FBI, who has been directed to this person's crazed, assassination-provoking comments. He WILL be contacted by the FBI and Secret Service, I'm told. Nuts like this need to be put into jail and the key thrown away. Dragonfly777 will shortly be WITHOUT his "guns" and will be learning the finer points of behavior in prison. EVERYONE should contact the local office of the FBI about this person.

Posted by: gcook1 | October 13, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

It's funny if they try to pivot away from the negitive they don't have anything to say. It is tough to make a campaine out of:

I'm a mavera
POW
ear marks
POW
pork
POW
reach across the aisle.
POW
"I'm a maverick"?
Did I mention I;m a POW?

Thats about it. After 26 six years you can reduce Mccain's whole career down to a few meaningless sound bites.


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It's difficult to say at this point how large the Obama victory will be, but he's certainly run a very good campaign. In contrast, McCain has done all the wrong things in this race. And he's misread the public this year in his and Palin's horrifying negative attacks. One can only hope the days of smear are over...

Posted by: RickJ | October 13, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Senator Mc Cain and several incumbent Republicans will soon be looking back and asking "what went wrong". Many will provide the simple and easy answer " It's the economy, stupid". The reality is a bit more difficult to accept, the Republicans walked away from their governing principles, with uncontrolled spending, foreign entanglements. poor ethics and behavior.

Senator Mc Cain instead of running on experience selected a running mate with none and with her own personal scandals to boot. Instead of campaigning on knowledge, experience and stability, the tricks and low brow attacks have made him look like the one who is lost.

Attack ads, no positive image, no substance, years of arrogance excuses and blaming everybody but themselves are the reasons for the losses in November.

It will be interesting to see who stands up and states what is obvious. The Republican Party needs to be realistic about their problems and what went wrong, or else they will be on the endangered list for years to come.

Posted by: oldgeek143 | October 13, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

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Why would America REWARD complete Republican failure ?

We wont.

Posted by: PulSamsara | October 13, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

It's difficult to say at this point how large the Obama victory will be, but he's certainly run a very good campaign. In contrast, McCain has done all the wrong things in this race. And he's misread the public this year in his and Palin's horrifying negative attacks. One can only hope the days of smear are over...

Posted by: RickJ | October 13, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

This is a lesson for all of us. McCain acted out of fear of loss and Obama stayed optimistic and hopeful. We see the results. .......
http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/10/12/obamas-journey-dont-stop-believing/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 13, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

All the talk on the campaign trail about Obama and his past associations...isn't this deja vu? Didn't we discuss all this during the primaries with Hillary? Secondly, I think one of the major problems with the McCain campaign is his "judgement" call of naming Palin as his running mate. To me, it was if John McCain thumbed his nose at this country, if God forbid, anything should happen to him and instead only had winning on his mind. Is this truly "Country First"?

Posted by: pattycakes90 | October 13, 2008 9:30 AM | Report abuse

FROM POLITIFACT MCCAIN GET "PAINS ON FIRE RATING" AS A LIAR

John Mccain says:

"(Bill) Ayers and Obama ran a radical education foundation together."
John McCain on Thursday, October 9th, 2008 in a Web ad

Not a radical group, and Ayers didn't run it

For most of the election, Sen. John McCain's campaign has been somewhat subtle about trying to tie Sen. Barack Obama to the former '60s radical William Ayers.

No longer. A 90-second Web ad released Oct. 8, 2008, features sinister music, side-by-side photographs of Obama and Ayers, and a series of dubious allegations about their past connections, including this one:

"Ayers and Obama ran a radical education foundation together."

Ayers was a founding member of the militant Vietnam-era anti-war group the Weathermen. He was investigated for his role in a series of domestic bombings, but the charges were dropped in 1974 due to prosecutorial misconduct. He is now an education professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and actively engaged in the city's civic life.

The McCain campaign said the "radical education foundation" to which they were referring is the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, a charity endowed by publishing magnate Walter Annenberg that funded public-school programs in Chicago from 1995 to 2001.

We'll look at whether the foundation was radical. But first we have to grapple with whether Obama and Ayers ran it.

Obama served on the foundation's volunteer board from its inception in 1995 through its dissolution in 2001, and was chair for the first four years. So an argument can be made that he ran it, though an executive director handled day-to-day operations.

Ayers, who received his doctorate in education from Columbia University in 1987 and is now a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was active in getting the foundation up and running. He and two other activists led the effort to secure the grant from Annenberg, and he worked without pay in the early months of 1995, prior to the board's hiring of an executive director, to help the foundation get incorporated and formulate its bylaws, said Ken Rolling, who was the foundation's only executive director. Ayers went on to become a member of the "collaborative," an advisory group that advised the board of directors and the staff.

However, Ayers "was never on the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge," and he "never made a decision programmatically or had a vote," Rolling said.

"He (Ayers) was at board meetings — which, by the way, were open — as a guest," Rolling said. "That is not anything near Bill Ayers and Barack Obama running the Chicago Annenberg Challenge."

Now, was the foundation radical?

The McCain campaign cited several pieces of evidence for that allegation, including a 1995 invitation from the foundation for applications from schools "that want to make radical changes in the way teachers teach and students learn." The campaign appears to have confused two different definitions of the word "radical." Clearly the invitation referred to "a considerable departure from the usual or traditional," rather than "advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs."

The campaign also cited two projects the foundation funded, one having to do with a United Nations-themed Peace School and another that focused on African-American studies.

"That is radical in the eye of this campaign and we imagine in the eyes of most Americans," said Michael Goldfarb, a spokesman for McCain. "It is a subjective thing, and there are going to be people in Berkeley and Chicago who think that is totally legitimate."

Teaching about the United Nations and African-American studies may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's hardly "radical" in the same way Ayers' Vietnam-era activities were. Moreover, most of the projects the foundation funded (more on that below) were not remotely controversial.

The McCain campaign also cited an opinion piece by conservative commentator Stanley Kurtz in the Sept. 23, 2008, Wall Street Journal as evidence of the foundation's radicalism. Kurtz wrote that Ayers was the "guiding spirit" of the foundation, and it "translated Mr. Ayers's radicalism into practice."

But Ayers' views on education, though certainly reform-oriented and left-of-center, are not considered anywhere near as radical as his Vietnam-era views on war. And even if they were, there was a long list of individuals involved with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge whose positions provided them far more authority over its direction than Ayers' advisory role gave him.

Let's look at a few, starting with the funder. Annenberg was a lifelong Republican and former ambassador to the United Kingdom under President Richard Nixon. His widow, Leonore, has endorsed McCain. Kurtz might just as plausibly have accused Obama and the foundation of "translating Annenberg's conservatism into practice."

Among the other board members who served with Obama were: Stanley Ikenberry, former president of the University of Illinois; Arnold Weber, former president of Northwestern University and assistant secretary of labor in the Nixon administration; Scott Smith, then publisher of the Chicago Tribune; venture capitalist Edward Bottum; John McCarter, president of the Field Museum; Patricia Albjerg Graham, former dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Journalism, and a host of other mainstream folks.

"The whole idea of it being radical when it was this tie of blue-chip, white-collar, CEOs and civic leaders is just ridiculous," said the foundation's former development director, Marianne Philbin.

The foundation gave money to groups of public schools – usually three to 10 – who partnered with some sort of outside organization to improve their students' achievement.

In his opinion piece, Kurtz puts a sinister spin on this: "Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with 'external partners,' which actually got the money...CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or ACORN)."

Rollings said the foundation tried to fund the schools directly, but doing so proved to be a "bureaucratic nightmare." But any external group that received money had to have created a program in partnership with a network of public schools.

And though ACORN is considered a liberal organization, the vast majority of the foundation's external partners were not remotely controversial. Here are a few examples: the Chicago Symphony, the University of Chicago, Loyola University, Northwestern University, the Chicago Children's Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum, the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

Had Kurtz chosen to accuse Obama of carrying water for the conservative Annenberg, he might have written: "CAC disbursed money to various business-friendly entities, such as the Museum of Science and Industry and the Commercial Club of Chicago."

See how easy it is?

The programs the foundation funded were designed to allow individuals from the "external partners" – whether the musicians in the symphony or the business leaders in the commercial club – to help improve student achievement. They were along the lines of mentoring by artists, literacy instruction, professional development for teachers and administrators, and training for parents in everything from computer skills to helping their children with homework to advocating for their children at school.

This last activity – something suburban parents practice with zeal – is also suspect in Kurtz's view: "CAC records show that board member Arnold Weber was concerned that parents 'organized' by community groups might be viewed by school principals 'as a political threat.'" That is typical of Kurtz's essay – relatively innocuous facts cast in the worst possible light. That's appropriate for an opinion piece, perhaps, but hardly grounds for a purportedly factual political ad accusing the group of radicalism.

We could go on and on with evidence that the Chicago Annenberg Challenger was a rather vanilla charitable group. For example, under the deal with Annenberg every dollar from him had to be matched by two from elsewhere. The co-funders were a host of respected, mainstream institutions, such as the National Science Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Chicago Public Schools.

In short, this was a mainstream foundation funded by a mainstream, Republican business leader and led by an overwhelmingly mainstream, civic-minded group of individuals. Ayers' involvement in its inception and on an advisory committee do not make it radical – nor does the funding of programs involving the United Nations and African-American studies.

This attack is false, but it's more than that – it's malicious. It unfairly tars not just Obama, but all the other prominent, well-respected Chicagoans who also volunteered their time to the foundation. They came from all walks of life and all political backgrounds, and there's ample evidence their mission was nothing more than improving ailing public schools in Chicago. Yet in the heat of a political campaign they have been accused of financing radicalism. That's Pants on Fire wrong.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 13, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Obama leads in North Dakota (http://www.in-forum.com/articles/index.cfm?id=218215§ion=news), so perhaps you should reconsider the state as strong McCaine country.

Posted by: sefo21 | October 13, 2008 9:27 AM | Report abuse

It amazes me that we still have so much racism in America. What the color of skin has to do with his intellect is beyond me. It doesn't surprise me that at this late date the Republicans have stooped to this level. They are just riling up people to commit violence and that is not putting country first. They are really desperate and have lowered themselves to lying and being very unprofessional. I believe there are more honorable, honest people in this country and that is why Obama will sweep this election.

Posted by: jinxy777 | October 13, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Yes, we are aware of your community. Reminder: the Aryan Nations' meeting tonight was moved from the prison cafeteria to the back of the weight room.
_____
"Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t sound “All American” to me and to my community


Posted by: ConcernedCommunity"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 13, 2008 9:20 AM | Report abuse

UPWARD TRAJECTORY FOR O, WASH POST

Latest results today: Daily Kos, O up 12; Washington Post, O up 10 (with commentary that Mac is on a downward "trajectory").

Drudge today has, per usual, cherry-picked some agenda-driven polls which show a lesser lead but one outside the MOE. Even Ed Rollins has already "called it" for O. Also a NYT Times article suggests this time around there may be a "reverse Bradley effect" where O does better than the polling, as Harold Ford did.

What matters is the last poll: the actual vote. In a country of 300 million, there is something idiotic about a "national" Gallup poll based on a sampling of 700 people with land phones who happen to be in Gallup's database from the last election.

You mention Ohio. Ohio is an early voting state so there is no excuse for not voting -- no whining this time about long lines, broken machines, the Secretary of State, and "the Man." Just VOTE NOW. Are you hearing, Cuyahoga County? Shout out to Akron by the way.

Also on Oct 29, two or more of the networks will be carrying the O Show, one half-hour in which O will deliver a message of hope to the people directly. Hopefully this will counteract junk like at the last Mac rally where some planted fool in the crowd brought a toy monkey and named it Obama. Hate is not a family value or worthy of a "shout-out."

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 13, 2008 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Why is anyone defending Obama and his radical ties?
He IS involved with radical far left associations.
He IS risky.
Plea to the Media:
Please keep these associations of Senator Obama in your news coverage daily.
Google anyone of these characters and it’s enough to rethink if Obama is the “All American Guy”
First it was convicted political fixer Antoin “Tony” Rezko;
then it was Nadhmi Auchi;
then it was William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn; the domestic terrorist
then it was Rashid Khalidi;
then it was Rev. Wright, Rev. Meeks, Rev. Otis, Father Pfleger
then “black liberation theology’ and the ten point system taught at Obama’s church: Trinity United Church of Christ,
then it was Louis Farrakhan; the “Nation of Islam” leader from Chicago
then it was the New Black Panthers;
then it was Aiham Alsammarae;
then it was Jodie Evans;
then it was Hamas;
then it was Hugo Chavez;
then it was Fidel Castro;
then it was Muammar al-Gaddafi;
then it was North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il;
then it was the Communist Party USA;
then it was ___; and then it was ___.
Please have your “fair and balanced” media coverage remind the public of Obama’s past
Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t sound “All American” to me and to my community

Posted by: ConcernedCommunity | October 13, 2008 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: ConcernedCommunity | October 13, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

October surprise
Obama is a fraud!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA6_k3NtXZs

Posted by: ConcernedCommunity | October 13, 2008 8:57 AM | Report abuse

See

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/12/AR2008101201632.html

I believe that turning out the base was the wrong strategy for the Rs this year and that Hiatt has written well in the linked article.

I am an independent who has contributed to McC prez campaigns in four different years. I had hoped that McC could lead the R Party back to the center-right it has largely abandoned in favor of social conservatives and neo-con foreign policy. I do not believe many among us could have rebuilt our lives and rededicated ourselves as McC did after 'Nam. I will prefer to remember that, years from now, over my disappointment with this campaign.

It is not too late for McC to follow Hiatt's advice and spend the last three weeks campaigning from the high ground, but it is probably too late to make that [or any other] the strategy that will win. Yet, it would be the right thing to do and McC should do it, for his own sake.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 13, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse


cherieclark, your request to report DragonFly's comment as a threat on Senator Obama's life is right on. On the bright side, it's pretty much a given that dragonfly while "oiling his gun", will most likely blow his off his head, which of course is a very good thing.

See you at the inauguration.

Posted by: pgiaquinto | October 13, 2008 8:52 AM | Report abuse

The media has declared the election over with. This bandwagon campaign by the media is designed to discourage American voters. I wonder if the media understands the consequences of its actions? Whenever liberation/socialists come into power, be it in in Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, Nicaragua, or the Soviet Union, journalists, liberals, students and professionals are always first to be silenced and imprisoned. In every country the reaction was the same:betrayal. CNN and the old media love the little megalomaniac Obama, now, but the day is coming when his brownshirts will be at the door, demanding control over the media. Do you think it cannot happen here? That's what they all said.

Posted by: MARKM2 | October 13, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

obama has never had a solid position
and any issue, he wants to talk issues?
he is rerunning bush 2000 ads,
he is saying anything!
taxcuts! national healthcare!
free money! free abortions!
No abortions! patriotic taxs!
95% of americans dont see a
bald faced lie when it is
staring them in the face.
it is not racist to vote for
someone who wouldnt know the
truth if it bit him in the *ss.

Posted by: USA3 | October 13, 2008 8:38 AM | Report abuse

is the election off, now?
I watched MSNBC and read
the post, and I quess
it is over,
osama is president?
do we have to wait for
the vote?
I am waiting for this
political correctness
to hit rock bottom
and snap america out
of this stupor.
quotas and free money
to people who cant afford
to pay back a mortgage?
have I paid enough taxes
to help the 'underprivlegded?"
I mean I am struggling
to send one of my kids to college,
this is just sad, unfair.
I'm sure the 'scholarship/quota'
harvard son will help us
americans who have been paying
the bills.
NOBAMA

Posted by: USA3 | October 13, 2008 8:33 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe how any one would vote for obama. he is evil. he is using bullying tactics against people airing ads he doesn't like which dis respecting our constututional freedoms and no red blooded american should put up with that. a group called ACORN is gulity of voter fraud and i have not heard obama condemn them so that in my mind makes him just as guilty. he assocaites with radical people who not only say hateful words about america american's but some who have actually committed violent crimes and this should scare any american he has the most radical voting record on things like abortion where he voted 4 times to not allow equal medical coverage to babies who may survive an abortion attempt. and of course he supports partial birth abortion. he cannot answer a simple question any better then "that is above my grade" imagine when tougher issues come up? i think being president is above his pay grade. how can anyone who actually knows the record think he would be better at the economy. the record shows he has not done much in his polical carreer, he has never written a bill and 130 times could not make a decision to vote yes or know. he ahs called americans names like "bitter" and that we hang on to religion. having faith in God is not crime. and he says differnewt things to different people, i guess he does that to decieve. i just pray to god that know one will be deceieved

Posted by: diaco7529 | October 13, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

I think it is terrific that Obama is doing so well. However, I believe you need to address the issue of the voter rolls being tampered with. Regardless of who is in the lead, our system is fraught with people who illegally remove names and people from the voter registration roles. This is already being reported, and I think you need to address this as you report the information regarding Obama's lead. Let's get real. The Republicans may already have this in the bag because they never hesitate to do what they have to do to win. Just look at the dragonfly777 post and illegal actions being taken in the states.

Posted by: teachertun | October 13, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

"McCain's best options for pickups remain Pennsylvania ... and New Hampshire."

Huh? At no point was PA the best potential pickup for McCain. NH once was - along with Michigan - but it has flocked to Obama and is off the board. There's no telling which states might move more if there is a national move back towards McCain (it would probably depend on the reason for the swing), but at this point McCain's best chances are to simply hold the Bush states minus Iowa and New Mexico - and that will be highly unlikely. But to hold NV, OH, VA and CO will be more possible than winning PA.

As for pickups, overcoming a 7-8 point deficit in MN and ME are more likely than overcoming a 9 point deficit in NH or a 12 pt deficit in PA. But that NH and MI have been replaced by bluer ME and MN points to McCain's very serious problems. Reagan is the only candidate in more than 70 years to have pulled off a comeback that large. And this time, which candidate is Reagan? McCain will have a hard time coming off as the comforting agent of change.

But hey, let's pretend McCain still has a chance - that's a good way to ensure that Obama supporters don't drop the ball on their infinitely superior organization.

Posted by: sarasotajoe | October 13, 2008 8:14 AM | Report abuse

CNN is busy playing the race card for McCain. No wonder he decided to stop his foul attacks. They’re doing his dirty work for him.
Ostensibly, they are debating the Bradley effect but what they are really debating Obama’s electability . In addition they are now quoting Castro in Cuba regarding race. It seems he too, likes Obama . This is disgusting.
Even Fox would not stoop this low.
They follow in the footsteps of that paragon of virtue, Palin.

THE FIX IS IN AT CNN.

Posted by: seemstome | October 13, 2008 8:10 AM | Report abuse

I looked at the electoral map yesterday and have pretty much decided this campaign is over. The only hope for McCain is to pull back and make a stand in Virginia. Although the far right thinks it’s answer is this Aryes thing, I think the internal polling came back that it would be a disaster. It might have a 1/10 chance to work but has a 90% chance of a major backlash that would result in an overwhelming win for the Democrats. I have seen Biden take off his coat and beg McCain to say it to Obama’s face. Basically calling McCain a coward if he does not. What a mess McCain’s erratic behavior in this campaign has been. The more the American people see this campaign the less they want of four more years of Republican rule.

Posted by: bradcpa | October 13, 2008 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Dragon I can only hope the Secret Service monitors blogs and follows up on threats. 37th, you are clearly hitting all major blogs with same copy/paste nutso message, seek psychiatric help,both of you!
Eisen, I too would like someone to ask the Palins directly about their membership in that disturbing group. It's alot closer to anti-American than any of the trumped up stories about the Obamas for sure. Stay positive, it's almost over!
Obama 08

Posted by: radio3142 | October 13, 2008 8:03 AM | Report abuse

How does McCain manage a comeback when he's down by double-digits in most every major battleground? He's in trouble when you look at the polls and Obama's up by 10-15 in Iowa, Penna, Florida...

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

Posted by: parkerfl1 | October 13, 2008 7:57 AM | Report abuse

I urge everyone to report DragonFly's comment as an abuse. He has stated that he is "oiling his gun" and this comment must be taken seriously. Is this a direct death threat to Senator Obama. We cannot take the chance that this good man will be killed. I lived through the pain and horror of the 60's and saw racist kill Martin Luther King, many who spouted the same rhetoric that I read here and it was painful to see Robert Kennedy and President Kennedy killed. Do not ignore this and report this abuse as I have done.

Posted by: cherieclark | October 13, 2008 7:57 AM | Report abuse

If the MSM is afraid of discussing or at least alluding to anyone's "associations," it's Palin and McCain. She is married to a dedicated secessionist. How is that not newsworthy but sitting on a charitable board founded by a McCain supporter with a person whose bad deeds happened when the candidate was under 10 yrs old is? There is the double standard--McCain's involvement, not just association, with Charles Keating somehow isn't fresh enough, but Obama's tangental association with Ayers is, even though their paths never crossed when Ayers was a radical. Yet...Palin is less known than Obama and is married to a guy who wants to secede from the union. Compare the coverage of Todd Palin (and Palin preparing remarks for his secessionist party)and the Keating Five with the Obama/Ayers "association." It's ridiculous, just like your paranoia. Keep complaining about this media bias. To the rest of the civilized world, you end up sounding like the woman who caused McCain to look like a deer in headlights when she said she couldn't trust Obama because hes' "an Arab." We'll be seeing you on YouTube and laughing, as will those members of the media who are informed but too afraid of being labeled liberal.

Posted by: Eisen4Life | October 13, 2008 7:43 AM | Report abuse

"I will be oiling my gun....."

Posted by: dragonfly777 | October 13, 2008 7:18 AM

Is this a direct threat on Obama?

Posted by: theviewfromuphere | October 13, 2008 7:31 AM | Report abuse

Obama is riding on race. He has been since day one. The WAPO, LA Times, Time magazine and other pathetic biased reporters have done nothing to bring Obama's nasty little associations to light. Obama has been given a walk because of his race and the newspapers are so enraptured that he speaks so nicely for a black man..HMMM? I have never considered a racial divide until this election, but now I am and I am getting more bitter as everyone tries to cram Obama and his race down my throat.
I will be oiling my gun.....

Posted by: dragonfly777 | October 13, 2008 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Hey, 37thandOStreet, lay off the caps - you're giving us all a headache. But we get it - you're still furious that Clinton was cheated out of the nomination. It was entirely inappropriate that she was forced to campaign - she simply should have been awarded the nomination by acclimation. And for Obama to have accepted votes from those undemocratic caucuses - absolutely shocking. Why, Mark Penn told HRC that it would be all over by Super Tuesday. This is an injustice of historical proportions, ranking up there with the Dreyfus Trial, Sacco and Vanzetti and Bush vs. Gore.

But don't let it wreck your life. Get some exercise, or find a hobby, maybe something like scrap-booking, where you can keep copies of all your fulminations. Eight years will fly right by, and you'll feel so much better.

Posted by: zoot1 | October 13, 2008 6:35 AM | Report abuse

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Washington Post headline today: Issue Of Race Creeps Into Presidential Campaign.


WHAT?


The Obama people ARE INJECTING RACE INTO THE CAMPAIGN BECAUSE THEY WANT TO FUEL RACIAL ANGER IN THEIR CAMPAIGN.


Congressman Lewis is making RACIAL STATEMENTS for the benefit of the Obama campaign and it is sickening to our Democracy.
Seriously.


The Obama Campaign is the one bringing race into the election and that is a FRAUD to Obama's campaign theme of being a Post-Racial candidate - when they run out of things to say - All Obama wants to do is FUEL HIS CAMPAIGN WITH FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.


OK.


Obama did this with Bill Clinton in South Carolina. Obama twisted some of Bill Clinton's words around and created a racial furor - Obama denied denied denied that he was injecting Race into the campaign. However Tim Russert confronted Obama with a MEMO FROM OBAMA'S COMMUNICATIONS TEAMS OUTLINING HOW THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN WILL BE PUSHING RACE RACE RACE.


Obama did this with Gerry Ferraro. Obama twisted her words around to manufacture a controversy in order to fuel a Racial Campaign to help Obama's campaign.


For Obama, this is a RACIAL CAMPAIGN -


This is a HIGHLY DIVISIVE AND SHAMEFUL WAY TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT AND THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE OUTRAGED.


THIS IS NO WAY TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.


Obama is a Disgrace to America. No person should be allowed by the media to get away with manufacturing Racial Issues in order to be fuel their political ambitions.


Obama IS THE RACIAL CANDIDATE RUNNING ON RACE RACE RACE - RUNNING ON DIVIDING DIVIDING DIVING AMERICA.


WAKE UP AMERICA AND SEND THIS AFFIRMATIVE-ACTION DO-NOTHING BOOK-TOUR POST-RACIAL-FRAUD EMPTY-SUIT HOME.


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Washington Post headline today: Issue Of Race Creeps Into Presidential Campaign.


WHAT?


The Obama people ARE INJECTING RACE INTO THE CAMPAIGN BECAUSE THEY WANT TO FUEL RACIAL ANGER IN THEIR CAMPAIGN.


Congressman Lewis is making RACIAL STATEMENTS for the benefit of the Obama campaign and it is sickening to our Democracy.
Seriously.


The Obama Campaign is the one bringing race into the election and that is a FRAUD to Obama's campaign theme of being a Post-Racial candidate - when they run out of things to say - All Obama wants to do is FUEL HIS CAMPAIGN WITH FALSE CHARGES OF RACISM.


OK.


Obama did this with Bill Clinton in South Carolina. Obama twisted some of Bill Clinton's words around and created a racial furor - Obama denied denied denied that he was injecting Race into the campaign. However Tim Russert confronted Obama with a MEMO FROM OBAMA'S COMMUNICATIONS TEAMS OUTLINING HOW THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN WILL BE PUSHING RACE RACE RACE.


Obama did this with Gerry Ferraro. Obama twisted her words around to manufacture a controversy in order to fuel a Racial Campaign to help Obama's campaign.


For Obama, this is a RACIAL CAMPAIGN -


This is a HIGHLY DIVISIVE AND SHAMEFUL WAY TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT AND THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE OUTRAGED.


THIS IS NO WAY TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.


Obama is a Disgrace to America. No person should be allowed by the media to get away with manufacturing Racial Issues in order to be fuel their political ambitions.


Obama IS THE RACIAL CANDIDATE RUNNING ON RACE RACE RACE - RUNNING ON DIVIDING DIVIDING DIVING AMERICA.


WAKE UP AMERICA AND SEND THIS AFFIRMATIVE-ACTION DO-NOTHING BOOK-TOUR POST-RACIAL-FRAUD EMPTY-SUIT HOME.


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Posted by: 37thandOStreet | October 13, 2008 6:22 AM | Report abuse

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