Though few would have predicted it two weeks ago, going into tonight’s Vice-Presidential debate the real pressure to perform was squarely on the shoulders of Joe Biden. This prospect was clearly one that Republicans across the Country have been giddy about in the days leading up to this debate—but tonight the meltdown they were hoping for didn’t happen. Joe Biden performed well, avoided any big gaffes, and the two candidates essentially dueled to a near draw.
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As mentioned in our prior debate analysis, we focus on themes because they are the messages that each candidate comes in with for a reason. These are the issues and messages they have determined will move the needle in their favor and each candidates …
Obama’s response? WFTV has been banned from further contact with the Obamacampaign for asking these questions.
Given the number of bald faced lies Biden passes off, here, (As noted in the youtube clip) you can imagine why.
There’s blood in the water, folks…. It’s well past time the press started hammering Obama and Biden on this stuff.
Update (Art): In Iowa six years ago, Tom Harkin jettisoned further relationships with WHO Radio resulting from direct questions about his contradictory answers to two different groups… to one (a Catholic group) he gave an answer that sounded like he was pro-life. To another, he presented his actual position of being pro-choice. I’m not going to pin the …
The major candidates for President are considerably closer in their policies and philosophy than the overwhelming rhetoric may lead you to believe. For some, this really is a hard choice.
It took a while for the conservative base of the Republican Party to get through the grieving process when it became apparent that John McCain was the nominee. The result of that process is a candidate who has managed to reconcile with the base by both making statements that fit the conservative agenda more adroitly (some would say McCain is not exactly honest in this regard), and the addition of a stronger conservative on the ticket in the person of Sarah Palin. McCain professes and hopefully holds to a more conservative leaning on some key …
I’m tired of everyone dumping on George Bush. I’m the first to admit that he has some serious leadership deficiencies, but he is the President and won the job fair and square twice, despite what the Libs think. As President, he deserves our respect, just like Nixon and Clinton did. For eight years, I had to suck it up and respect a man who molested women half his age in his office. Nearly all the issues Bush has had to deal with are a direct result of Clinton policies and Democratic bungling, particularly as it relates to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and “mark to market” accounting standards. (For more information, see Brian Wesbury’s column in the Wednesday, October 1, Wall Street Journal.) For those of …
We do plan to live blog tonight’s debate, so gather around tonight around 9:00 PM Eastern Time.
I suspect tonight may be more influential to the election than last Friday’s debate between McCain and Obama. And hinges mostly on how well Palin looks. If Palin performs poorly, Biden could just stand there and smile and win the debate. If Palin does well, or even okay, that could seriously swing things the other way.
From all the media discussion, it sounds like Biden will likely keep the gloves on and treat Palin with respect. The thinking is that he will avoid any reference to her gender in a disparaging way (probably a good idea) and will even give her room to make mistakes without pouncing on …
I’ve often wondered how Catholics could elect Democrats in the last 40 years or so. That would seem to have been rendered a moot point this cycle, as Gerald Warner observes:
Missed it by THAT MUCH
Remember, you read it here first: on September 11 this blog reported a mounting backlash from Catholic bishops against Biden, Barack Obama’s “Catholic” pro-abortion running mate. At that time I estimated eight bishops had come out to denounce Biden; the total is now 55. Beyond that, Biden is being trashed across every state of the Union by Catholic newspapers, TV and radio stations, and blogs. It is a tsunami of rejection.
The story has now hit the secular media. Last Saturday Time magazine asked: “Does Biden
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