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 social issues, but still tends toward a more liberal approach to fiscal policy. It is[...]
It's been an interesting week so far as reaction to the whole Joe The Plumber escapade has heightened people's awareness of Barack Obama's agenda.
For the sake of full disclosure, and ensuring people don't accuse me of taking his words out of context, you can see the full transcript of the conversation between Obama and Joe here. I'm going to focus on one sentence that Obama said:
I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.
The biggest fraud in this election appears to be the use of polling numbers to disorient and discourage (mostly) Republican voters.
How many times have you heard three or four different sets of polling results in for the same state in the same time period? Keep an eye on the organizations providing the information. I doubt that any partisan organization is going to avoid showing numbers favorable to their candidate, but the largely liberal media is clearly having a heyday pushing numbers that just don't add up. Even this week here in Iowa, polling supposedly puts Obama 12 to 13 points ahead of McCain.
So why was Obama planning to come to Iowa this week? (that[...]
If my experience tonight is any indication, we are in for record participation at the polls this year.
Originally I thought to wait until Election Day, but personal matters have made it possible that I may be called out of town and miss the opportunity to vote.
Two years ago, I voted early. At that time, one would go to the library, enter a small office, fill out an absentee ballot, and you're done. No wait, no pain.
Fast forward to today. I voted early once again. And again I went to the library. I stood in line behind about 20 people. At the front of the line was a table with two poll workers each helping two people at a time fill out the forms for their absentee ballots. You could register here, although you needed[...]
Since a week ago when I last posted on this topic, Books For Soldiers has been able to raise another $4,000! Thank you for all you've done so far, including passing this word along to others!
They still need another $13,500. The good news is, the organization's directors, who had given them until October 31 to raise a total of $70,000 ($56,500 raised so far) or face closing, have extended this[...]
It's not exactly been a big mystery where the former Secretary of State was going with his own vote this year. And NBC was was certainly fairly confident that they knew what Power was going to say today when he gave his endorsement to Obama.
I would tend to agree with Michelle Malkin when she states that this doesn't look like a mater of race, despite[...]
The TCR OJ award (for those that manage to avoid accountability) goes to KCJJ's Morning Show, yet another sign that we will put up with any kind of illegal behavior...
(Coralville, IA) â€“ An Iowa City area radio talk show host has admitted that an on-air report of a dying childâ€™s last wish to set the Guinness World Record for having the most McCain-Palin yard signs is untrue and claims it is a hoax. â€œCaptainâ€ Steve Soboroff and co-host Tommy Lang of KCJJ 1630-AM in Coralville began asking listeners last week to take McCain-Palin yard signs and bring them to the radio station for a dying child. They now admit there is no such child.
Soboroff admitted the hoax when interviewed by KGAN-TV of Cedar Rapids, but said[...]
The Supreme Court today backed the petition of the Ohio Secretary of State's position that they did not need to verify the records of about 200,000 new voters this years whose ID information did not match government records. That's more than 25% of the new voter registrations in Ohio.
Although it's a fairly partisan confrontation, it highlights something that is becoming more endemic across our fruited plane: in our attempts to ensure that people are able to exercise their right to vote, we are becoming more and more at risk of exposing a larger segment of ballots to fraud.
The problem extends beyond just the sublime attempts to[...]
Hereâ€™s a transcript of last nightâ€™s debate.
If I get time, thereâ€™s a number of points Iâ€™d like to break out of it. But for now, a quick overview of who won and who lost.
If thereâ€™s one thing that the bloggingDemocrats and their pre-written declarations of an Obama victory in the debate last night proves, it is that BS is a renewable resource. Last night, the left side of the spin floor similarly had nothing but the same tired nonsense weâ€™ve seen this entire cycle.
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I so wish I could be here tonight, but events are preventing me from being online during this big showdown (although I'm not expecting much excitement tonight).
Enjoy the debate!!!