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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Of course, once the media spin meisters are done savaging their “favorites” only competitor and turn their vitriol and ire on the next opponent, this to shall pass.
5 posted on 06/01/2008 9:02:36 PM PDT by MCCRon58 (Freedom does not mean you are free from the consequences of your own freely made decisions.)
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To: MCCRon58; doug from upland
And here is the factor of ...well a related thread:

(from 1999) New Poll Gauges Americans' General Knowledge Levels (does Earth revolve around Sun?)

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When Americans are asked to identify the country from which America gained its independence, 76% correctly name Great Britain. A handful, 2%, think America's freedom was won from France, 3% mention some other country (including Russia, China, and Mexico, among others named), while 19% are unsure.

Groups that have higher degrees of self-reported patriotism (see Gallup's Fourth of July release), such as older people and whites, are also more likely to correctly name the country from which America gained its independence. Only 66% of those aged 18-29 know that America gained its independence from England, compared to 79% of those aged 30 and older. The knowledge gap is even wider on the basis of gender and race:

85% of men compared to only 69% of women know that America's freedom was won from England

80% of whites vs. 54% of blacks answered correctly

Four out of Five Americans Know Earth Revolves Around Sun

Probing a more universal measure of knowledge, Gallup also asked the following basic science question, which has been used to indicate the level of public knowledge in two European countries in recent years: "As far as you know, does the earth revolve around the sun or does the sun revolve around the earth?" In the new poll, about four out of five Americans (79%) correctly respond that the earth revolves around the sun, while 18% say it is the other way around.

10 posted on 06/01/2008 9:12:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (No Burkas for my Grandaughters!)
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To: MCCRon58
What is it the lib media can go after? McCain is an open book and is well known. Seems like all they can do is go back to the Keating Five thing 30 years ago and even then he was found guilty of nothing like the Democrats were.

There simply is nothing on McCain as witnessed by the pathetic attempts of the NYSlimes in suggesting an affair with a lobbyist in 2000 or the fool that claimed because he comes from a military family he is suspect as far as judgment. You may not like the man or his positions, I certainly do not care for much he has said and done, but I don't believe his character or credibility can be attacked effectively by the media or the liberals.

55 posted on 06/02/2008 3:55:07 AM PDT by lexusppd
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