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Choosing Prosperity and Strength: The Polls Move Towards McCain
Townhall ^ | 10/29/08 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 10/29/2008 12:42:29 PM PDT by pissant

Yesterday's Gallup shocker (a 2 point gap in the "likely voter" model) is going to have a follow up today if Drudge is right: A Rasmussen poll narrowing the gap to 3 points. Now we know why John McCain and Sarah Palin were both in PA yesterday. The election is tightening across the map as those of us who remember 1976 have been predicting all along. Barack Obama represents a much more radical alternative than Jimmy Carter did in '76, and Carter's unusual profile sent voters by the millions towards Gerald Ford in the closing days. The same thing is happening this year as the very well known and very reliable John McCain enters his last big comeback within striking distance and very much on target.

That target is the combination of Obama's plans for massive tax hikes and a "share the wealth" program and the Biden gaffe on Obama's inexperience attracting a crisis within six months. (Joe Biden also helpfully informed voters yesterday that the taregted taxpayer level is dropping already, this time to $150K).

McCain is pounding on the fact that Obama's soaring tax burden will guarantee that the market losses of the last month will not be coming back, and that even if they did, would not be left with the taxpayers who earned them. Biden's candor is forcing voters on the fence to consider who they want in charge when the mullahs of Iran make their move towards nukes or against Israel through Hezbollah --or both. (See Michael Barone's latest for a summary of Obama's commitment to the biggest mistakes made in the Depression-era: raising taxes and trade barriers. HT RobinsonandLong.com.)

If the polls tighten any further, panic will grip the inside of Team Obama. In fact, the quick jumps toward McCain guarantees that the GOP will stay energized through the end of the campaign. McCain voters know how hard the MSM has been working to demoralize them and keep them home, and the backfiring of the attempt is wonderful to behold.

I have been in Colorado and Minnesota with my colleagues Dennis Prager and Michael Medved, and will be at another rally with them tonight in Cleveland. I have never seen such extraordinary turnouts or enthusiasm. The GOP base is every bit as passionate and activated as the Democratic base, outraged at the MSM and deeply worried about the prospects of an Obama-Pelosi-Reid troika doing long lasting damage to the economic and national security of the country as well as to its Constitution through hard left judicial appointees.

In a 50/50 country, every presidential election is going to be close, and this one is no different, no matter how often goofy polls and MSNBC tells you otherwise.

Be sure to do your part: Send any bitter, gun-and-God-clinging PA voters you know the link to Perry Nunley's "Redneck Date" at www.amaze.fm to remind them of the Obama-Murtha contempt for their beliefs and region.


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; hughhewitt; mccain; obama; undecidedvote
Hugh Hewitt chimes in...
1 posted on 10/29/2008 12:42:31 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
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2 posted on 10/29/2008 12:44:04 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: pissant

We’re gonna win Pennsylvania and we’re gonna win the election!!!!!!!


3 posted on 10/29/2008 12:45:56 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (Let the sound of intercession meet Your ears......)
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To: pissant

I don’t have much wealth but I’ll be damned if what I do have is going to be “redistributed” by Hussein!....


4 posted on 10/29/2008 12:45:58 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: pissant
Our views have been ignored and not represented by the MSM.
We have been under-polled and ridiculed, and openly taunted.

Make no mistake.

The “silenced” majority is about to ROAR.

5 posted on 10/29/2008 12:46:08 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the polling gods and whimper. FIGHT!)
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To: pissant

"any bitter, gun-and-God-clinging PA voters..."

6 posted on 10/29/2008 12:46:30 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: wk4bush2004

That’s right. WE ARE GOING TO WIN THIS ELECTION


7 posted on 10/29/2008 12:50:40 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Yes, right here in Murtha’s district.
We have huge Russell brigade sign in this little Dem town.
McCain signs popping up next to Barry signs.
3 votes here for McPalin(condition of my 21 yr old’s liberal education).She thinks Barry and Biden are slimeballs. Other one is 25, on her own and she agrees.
as for me and my house we will serve the Lord......
my 12 yr old’s school went for McPalin-he was shocked-thought it was all Barry land.


8 posted on 10/29/2008 12:56:29 PM PDT by Crosby87
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To: pissant

If you want to help put McCain over the top in the battleground states, a few bucks given here would help tremendously.

www.GOPtrust.com

Dick Morris cited this group as being one of the big factors in McCain’s comeback (but don’t let that discourage you from donating ;-) ).


9 posted on 10/29/2008 12:59:14 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: JaneNC

hold your fire boys.....wait to we see the whites of their eyes. (Gen Andrew Jackson who warned us of the central bank).


10 posted on 10/29/2008 12:59:24 PM PDT by Crosby87
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To: pissant

I think that McCain will win the election.

However, it does look like the house and senate drift more firmly into the democrats grasp.

Which means McCain will be sorely tempted to nominate a liberal chief justice to avoid a terrible confirmation fight. It will take a lot of doing for conservatives to get a conservative chief justice on the bench.


11 posted on 10/29/2008 1:00:41 PM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: pissant

bmflr


12 posted on 10/29/2008 1:00:50 PM PDT by Kevmo (I love that sound and please let that baby keep on crying. ~Sarah Palin)
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To: ckilmer

The only positive thing about McCain winning is keeping this marxist out of the white house. COnservatives are going to fighting McCain every single day for 4 years.


13 posted on 10/29/2008 1:02:09 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: ckilmer

“It will take a lot of doing for conservatives to get a conservative chief justice on the bench.”

‘John Glover Roberts, Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the seventeenth and current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Roberts is generally considered a member of the more conservative wing of the court.’ (from Wikipedia)

WTF are you talking about?


14 posted on 10/29/2008 1:18:48 PM PDT by buzzsaw6 (Obama's ideas are pulled from the ashheap of history)
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To: pissant

Well, more or less, Obamao is just a tremendous threat to the Constitutional Republic, he has no respect for the guard rails in the Constitution, he will undermine them every chance he has to do so.

His Joyce Foundation’s stealth purpose was to flood legal journals with anti 2nd amendment articles to influence rullings.

The man is a total menace to the Republic, I can stomach McCain, Obamao...no way.


15 posted on 10/29/2008 1:20:08 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: pissant

Jimmy Carter was a former governor and a peanut farmer. Obama is a former community organizer with no executive experience. At least Carter had some executive experience, although he turned out to be one of the most incompetent Presidents in US history, and people knew what a peanut was...they don’t know what a community organizer is.


16 posted on 10/29/2008 1:45:04 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Crosby87

If it goes poorly on election there will be a huge battle ahead.


17 posted on 10/29/2008 2:22:59 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

even if McPalin win there will be a huge battle.
If he governs from the left middle the Republican party will fracture and we get Hillary 2012.
Look at George H: Clarence Thomas and then Souter(little weird mouse from NH).


18 posted on 10/29/2008 3:15:14 PM PDT by Crosby87
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To: Crosby87

I just saw Michael Steele on Hannity (FOX) discussing the Obama/LA Times tape controversy. You have to wonder why Steele wasn’t picked as a VP candidate. He’s a great debater. Maybe in 2012.


19 posted on 10/29/2008 6:22:29 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Talk about no experience. Good guy but he’d have been seen as a cynical pick.


20 posted on 10/29/2008 7:17:04 PM PDT by misterrob (Obam-Spreading the Wealth To Those Who Didn't Earn It.)
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To: pissant

After McCain wins, we the people need to hold the MSM and the pollsters accountable. We should stop supporting the people who buy advertising time on MSM programs. And demand that Congress enact legislation that requires the media to be neutral or register as a political committee. Some with the pollsters. IF they are off by more than 2%, they need to register as a PAC the next election. This will force them to tell the truth and be accurate. Freedom of speech vs. manipulation of a Federal election.


21 posted on 10/29/2008 7:59:13 PM PDT by April Lexington (I'm voting for McCain in 2008 and Jefferson Davis in 2012)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Michael Steele would have made a great headliner on the ticket. He’s a thousand times more qualified than The One.


22 posted on 10/29/2008 8:00:27 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Mad_as_heck

2012?


23 posted on 10/29/2008 8:02:55 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: buzzsaw6

Take a deep breath. We are all friends here. I’m sure the poster meant associate justice, not chief justice.

Just go vote, and take a McCain voter with you.


24 posted on 10/29/2008 8:03:38 PM PDT by olrtex
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Let us pray: The “silenced” majority is about to ROAR.


25 posted on 10/29/2008 8:05:04 PM PDT by victim soul
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To: misterrob

Compared to Obama?

26 posted on 10/29/2008 8:07:48 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: pissant
My husband and I have worked our entire adult lives to be in the 150,000 tax bracket. We are not rich by any means but comfortable.

We both began working in our early twenties pursued advanced degrees and will be damned to let Obama, Biden and the liberals squander what we make by giving handouts to people who dont work. Helping the middle class..? What they plan on doing is eliminating the middle class.

27 posted on 10/29/2008 8:08:26 PM PDT by Lady GOP
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To: Lady GOP

You would think that a clown who sees himself as the great wealth distributor would have at least created some wealth or jobs in his life.


28 posted on 10/29/2008 8:12:30 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (It's the Marxism Stupid!)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

2008- this election.
2010- Congressional Mid term’s.
2012- Next Presidential election.


29 posted on 10/29/2008 8:13:59 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: olrtex

Better bone up on it. John Roberts is the Chief Justice.


30 posted on 10/29/2008 8:47:51 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan (Liberals really intend to increase the misery through their actions. Gives them power)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Steele couldn’t win MD.


31 posted on 10/29/2008 9:19:54 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: April Lexington

[After McCain wins, we the people need to hold the MSM and the pollsters accountable. ]

Might I add Nancy Boy “conservative” pundits as well. They have ZERO credibility from now on, and the best part is now everyone knows it. Die! MSM! Die!


32 posted on 10/29/2008 9:20:38 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Crosby87
hold your fire boys.....wait to we see the whites of their eyes.

"don't fire till you see the whites of their eyes!" Col. Prescott, Bunker Hill/Breed's Hill... although i don't know who really was the first to use this quote...

33 posted on 10/29/2008 9:39:22 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Theodore R.

McCain-Palin probably won’t either. Go figure.
Lot of liberals between the Potomac and the Patapsco.


34 posted on 10/29/2008 10:22:48 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: latina4dubya

thanks for the correction!
I just thought of Andy Jackson-a great president!


35 posted on 10/30/2008 4:13:45 AM PDT by Crosby87
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To: Theodore R.

Does this surprise you?


36 posted on 10/30/2008 5:38:48 AM PDT by doberville
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
A huge number of Maryland voters are guvvies.

They vote their pocketbooks.

37 posted on 10/30/2008 5:42:12 AM PDT by doberville
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To: Crosby87
thanks for the correction! I just thought of Andy Jackson-a great president!

he may have said it... the quote has been attributed to others besides Prescott... i just taught early American History to my boys about a year ago, so it was fresh in my mind! my kids thought the quote was quite funny...

38 posted on 10/30/2008 7:20:03 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: olrtex

I took 5 McCain voters with me. How’s that?


39 posted on 11/02/2008 9:08:48 PM PST by buzzsaw6 (Obama's ideas are pulled from the ashheap of history)
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To: Verginius Rufus

“Jimmy Carter was a former governor and a peanut farmer. Obama is a former community organizer with no executive experience. At least Carter had some executive experience, although he turned out to be one of the most incompetent Presidents in US history, and people knew what a peanut was...they don’t know what a community organizer is.”

People also don’t know much more about Obama.

In President Carter’s case, he was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in physics. He served on diesel-electric submarines and was training for command of nuclear submarines. He had a very loving relations with his family, his brother, and his mother.

About all I know about Obama is he had a couple of fathers, a half-brother in Kenya who lives frugally, an aunt he wrote about in his book but was unable to contact in Boston, and who is illegally in the country. I also know he doesn’t want anyone to see his Birth Certificate and seems mixed up in his understanding of his white mother black-father thing which seems to be the foundation of his radical views and associations with radicals, leftists, and similarly annointed people.


40 posted on 11/02/2008 9:51:07 PM PST by Edgewood Pilot
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