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  • Obama Scoffed At McCain's Spending Freeze Proposal During Campaign (VIDEO)

    01/25/2010 8:47:27 PM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 1,342+ views
    Huffington Post | 11/25/2009 | Sam Stein
    t didn't take long for the critics to come out in force -- and on YouTube -- against the Obama administration's just-leaked plan to propose a three-year freeze in discretionary, "non-security" spending as part of the upcoming budget. Some Democrats scoffed at the idea, calling it the wrong approach during a time of deep economic recession. Republicans depicted it as a political gambit destined to be shot down by a non-compliant Congress. One particularly tough attack, however, was delivered in Obama's own words -- in the form of a video compilation showing the president scoffing at just such a proposal...
  • Third Party Presidential Debate to be Aired Live by C-SPAN

    10/23/2008 3:54:54 PM PDT · by Sopater · 30 replies · 519+ views
    Watch tonight (Thursday, October 23) at 9pm ET Check your local listings for the channel. Chuck Baldwin will have an opportunity to share his views in a debate scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 9:00 PM ET in Washington DC. Baldwin, along with other third party candidates will show voters they don’t have to settle for the socialist policies of Obama or McCain. Chuck will detail his vision for a return to Constitutional government in a 90 minute forum. This was the press release on the debate: WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-TX) choice for President is among those invited...
  • Obama Campaign Withdraws From Two Jewish Debates

    10/19/2008 10:07:26 PM PDT · by seastay · 9 replies · 732+ views
    The Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | October 16, 2008 | Suzanne Kurtz
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the following statement today: Now that the Presidential debates are over, the Obama campaign is trying to cancel all remaining debates in the Jewish community that include the Republican Jewish Coalition. Claiming they do not like recent RJC advertisements, the Obama campaign has formally instructed all of its representatives to cancel their scheduled appearances with any representative of the RJC. Former Congressman Mel Levine (CA) yesterday informed the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center that he would no longer show up for his scheduled debate this Sunday against RJC California Director...
  • Where Is McCain’s Outrage?

    10/18/2008 10:52:07 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 15 replies · 778+ views
    The New Agenda ^ | October 18, 2008 | The Stiletto
    During the final debate between John McCain and Barack Obama at Long Island’s Hofstra University moderator Bob Schieffer asked about the abased tone of the campaign, and the GOP contender made this cryptic, inside baseball reference: “In fact, some T-shirts that are very... unacceptable.” What T-shirts? McCain never says. And unless you watch FOX News or regularly read political Web sites, you would not know what the heck he's taking about. Unacceptable? The Stiletto is perplexed and dismayed that McCain has never defended the honor of his running mate, who has been called a whore, a c**t - and worse....
  • NATHAN: Presidential debates Pivotal facts missed

    10/17/2008 8:06:27 AM PDT · by CampusKing · 3 replies · 445+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2008 | Alan Nathan
    In all three presidential debates, some pivotal facts have been grotesquely obscured. The very law that Democrats cite as the reason for our current financial mess, and the one for which they blame Sen. John McCain, is a law that he opposed and they supported [-] along with the majority of both Republicans and Democrats that included Sen. Barack Obama's running mate, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware. Here's a quick recap in case you missed it
  • AP/YAHOO POLL: OBAMA 44, MCCAIN 42 (PDF File at Link)

    10/17/2008 7:42:07 AM PDT · by icwhatudo · 83 replies · 2,267+ views
    AP ^ | Staff
    AP/YAHOO Poll of 873 Democrats; 650 Republicans shows OBAMA 44%, MCCAIN 42%...
  • Hey Plumber Joe: Been There, Done That

    10/17/2008 11:40:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies · 1,363+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2008 | C. Edmund Wright
    God love you Joe. Bless your heart Joe. You, and people like you, are what makes the country work. You make the country great. You get it -- you act on it -- and you enrich the lives of your family and your friends and your communities and your charities as a result. But I think what I should say now is "God help you Joe." Look, 16 plus years ago I was where you are now. And I must tell you if Obama wins, I am pulling the plug in a few months. I am out. I have had...
  • New AP/Yahoo Poll: O 44% M 42% (McCain Gaining)

    10/17/2008 7:49:50 AM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 139 replies · 6,176+ views
    AP/YAHOO Poll of 873 Democrats; 650 Republicans shows OBAMA 44%, MCCAIN 42%...
  • Extraordinary Joe: McCain, Obama and the plumber who is suddenly a US sensation

    10/16/2008 9:51:22 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 19 replies · 634+ views
    The Guardian ^ | October 17, 2008 | Ed Pilkington
    It came so close to being remembered as the hockey mom election. But, doggone it, hockey moms will just have to wait another four years. The 2008 US presidential election belongs to just one man: Joe the Plumber. On Saturday Joe Wurzelbacher was, well, an ordinary Joe. Or to use a Sarah Palinism, a Joe Six Pack. Yesterday he woke to find himself transformed into an international phenomenon. By mentioning him more than 13 times in the first 10 minutes of Wednesday night's third and final presidential debate, the Republican candidate, John McCain, sent Wurzelbacher into a media stratosphere the...
  • The Obama Thugocracy Goes After Joe the Plumber

    10/16/2008 9:14:35 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 41 replies · 1,242+ views
    Townhall ^ | Lorie Byrd
    The star of the final Presidential debate Wednesday night was not Barack Obama or John McCain. It was Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher from Ohio. Joe the Plumber came to the attention of the candidates when a video of him questioning Obama about his tax policy made news. Video of Obama’s response that when you “spread the wealth around” it’s good for everybody, spread like wildfire across the internet, to some cable news shows, and to John McCain’s attention. Since Joe was a big focus of the debate, and a big hit with Republicans, the Obama thugocracy (as tagged by Michael...
  • Suggestion: "A Million Plunger March" in Washington, DC (in honor of Joe the Plumber)

    10/17/2008 2:57:09 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 43 replies · 1,276+ views
    Last night, during Austin Hill's radio show on 630 WMAL in Washington, DC, a caller named Max from Arlington (VA) called in suggesting that Americans grab their plungers (a sanitized one, please!) and march at the Washington Mall with plungers in hand and in support of John McCain and Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber -- and to reject the Democratic Congress and also Barack Obama and his absurd tax policies. I thought it was an excellent call and a great idea! E-mail Austin at the link provided if you're interested in this.
  • 'Joe the Plumber' Owes $1,200 in Back Taxes

    10/16/2008 10:04:13 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 172 replies · 2,838+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 10/16/2008
    HOLLAND, Ohio -- Joe the Plumber's story sprang a few leaks Thursday. Turns out that the man who was held up by John McCain as the typical, hard-working American taxpayer isn't really a licensed plumber. And court documents show he owes nearly $1,200 in back taxes. "Joe," whose name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, was cited repeatedly in Wednesday night's final presidential debate by McCain for questioning Barack Obama's tax policy. Wurzelbacher instantly became a media celebrity, fielding calls during the debate and facing reporters outside his home near Toledo on Thursday morning for an impromptu nationally televised news conference.The burly,...
  • McCain-Palin 2008 Launches New Web Ad: "Joe The Plumber"

    10/16/2008 8:57:18 PM PDT · by flyfree · 33 replies · 1,498+ views
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Today, McCain-Palin 2008 released its latest web ad, entitled "Joe the Plumber." The ad highlights Barack Obama's plans to increase taxes on Americans, even as they seek to build their own small businesses and create jobs. While Barack Obama talks about cutting taxes, his plan is really just a plan to "spread the wealth around" instead of creating new wealth and new opportunity. VIEW THE WEB AD HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmZ3o0Di7Go Script For "Joe The Plumber" (Web :30) JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approve this message. ANNCR: Americans are catching... JOE WURZELBACHER: Your new tax plan is...
  • Toledo Officials Move to Run Joe Wurzelbacher Out of Business

    10/16/2008 6:24:17 PM PDT · by rvoitier · 62 replies · 3,598+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 10.16.08 | Ace of Spades HQ
    GOP should be over there screaming, "Bloody Murder!"
  • DUmmies Begin to Hunker Down (Full Panic Mode)

    10/16/2008 7:11:15 AM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 89 replies · 3,582+ views
    Self | Vanity
    Even the DUmmie COmmies now think McCain will get a bounce from his brilliant performance last night. see the quotes: "McCain was tougher last night than in the previous debates, and showed a bit more crispness in his assertations than he usually does. -----------------------------------------------------"My point in saying this is to prepare people to ride out the storm. " ------------------------------------------------------- "Thats fine. Then people will see how important it is to get out the vote" -------------------------------------------------------- I agree...last night, Obama won the debate...this morning, it has slid to McCain...I just PRAY the election doesn't follow suit... -------------------------------------------------------- Yes... I agree. I...
  • Gallup: Obama 49 percent, McCain 47

    10/16/2008 6:55:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 2:26 PM MST Gallup: Obama 49 percent, McCain 47 Phoenix Business Journal A new Gallup Poll of likely voters has Democrat Barack Obama with a 49 percent to 47 percent lead over Arizona Sen. John McCain. That puts McCain closer in the presidential race than other polls, which have Obama with leads of between 3 and 14 percentage points, according to Real Clear Politics. McCain has sought in recent days to sharpen his economic message and questioning Obama’s ties to 1960s radical Bill Ayers. The Gallup poll was conducted among 2,100 likely voters.
  • 'Joe the plumber' once lived in Alaska

    10/16/2008 6:48:42 PM PDT · by Xth Legion · 39 replies · 1,551+ views
    adn.com ^ | 10/16/2008 | Kyle Hopkins
    The star of Wednesday night's presidential debate used to live in Alaska. And for once we're not talking Gov. Sarah Palin. Long before he was "Joe the plumber," Joe Wurzelbacher lived in North Pole and Eielson Air Force Base, according to Alaska public records. Family members say Wurzelbacher came to the state in the mid-1990s and stayed about four years - long enough to have the son who can be seen standing next to him in the now famous clip of Wurzelbacher grilling Sen. Barack Obama about taxes. "If Joe had his way, he would have stayed up here," said...
  • JOE THE PLUMBER: CHANGING THIS YEAR'S RACE?

    10/16/2008 6:44:35 PM PDT · by hecht · 35 replies · 941+ views
    JOE THE PLUMBER: CHANGING THIS YEAR'S RACE? As Paul noted earlier today, John McCain is "hanging around" in the Presidential race despite what would seem to be overwhelming odds. Maybe even doing a bit better than hanging around, as the current Gallup poll has Obama up by only two points, within the margin of error, among "traditional likely voters." Which illustrates the problem pollsters have, trying to figure out who will actually vote this year. I think several developments may be helping McCain a bit. The emergence of ACORN as an issue is one. Voter fraud really angers people, for...
  • Rasmussen Reports Obama McCain tied in OH 49%

    10/16/2008 6:29:44 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 34 replies · 1,479+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10-16-08 | Rasmussen
    Thursday, October 16, 2008 Barack Obama and John McCain are now all tied up at 49% each in the battleground state of Ohio, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. A Fox News/Rasmussen Reports telephone poll conducted a few days earlier showed Obama leading McCain 49% to 47% in Ohio. But only 53% of Ohio voters are now Very Confident that the votes will be properly counted and the right candidate declared the victor. Another 34% are Somewhat Confident in the outcome. Forty-five (45%) say people who shouldn’t be allowed to vote are likely to vote on Election Day....
  • Presidential Debate: Why Joe the Plumber Matters

    10/16/2008 3:40:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 779+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | October 16, 2008 | Matthew Bandyk
    As of last night, the tax burden on small businesses has become one of the central (if not THE central) issues of the 2008 presidential campaign. In a year when wars both foreign (Iraq and Afghanistan) and cultural (latte-sipping media elites versus hockey moms) dominated the headlines, how did this happen? Strangely enough, we can thank one man: Joe Wurzelbacher of Ohio, or as he is better known, "Joe the Plumber." His feelings about Obama's tax plan were basically the centerpiece of last night's debate. Wurzelbacher's complaint is that if he bought the small business he works for, he would...
  • McCain, Obama get tough, personal in final debate: "Joe (Not Obiden) The Plumber" Rules!

    10/15/2008 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Nick Thimmesch · 36 replies · 1,340+ views
    ANTI-PALIN (AP) ^ | 10-15-08 | BETH FOUHY-ON YOO
    About McCain: "He's got it right as far as I go." Even so, Wurzelbacher declined to say who was getting his vote. He said he was surprised that he was called "Joe the Plumber" repeatedly during the debate. "It's pretty surreal, man, my name being mentioned in a presidential campaign." McCain's reference to Ayers reprised campaign commercials he has run to try and raise doubts about Obama's fitness to serve. Ayers, who was a member of the violent Weather Underground in the 1960s, hosted a meet-the-candidate event for Obama in an Illinois race many years later. "The fact that this...
  • Rasmussen Poll: O 50 M 46 (McCain Gaining- Race Tightening)

    10/16/2008 5:56:55 PM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 7 replies · 907+ views
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 46%. It’s the first time since September 25 that McCain’s support has reached 46%, Today’s numbers do not reflect any impact from last night’s Presidential Debate. Results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis.
  • Debating the Debate (By Common Tator)

    10/16/2008 6:04:00 AM PDT · by Rokke · 16 replies · 832+ views
    The Right Reasons ^ | 16 Oct 2008 | Ray Malone
    snip... For most independents who are well to the left of the center Obama did well. McCain was trying for a knockout punch and only managed to land some good punches. They are still for Obama. For those independents to the right of center McCain did great. He is the man to take on terrorism, fix the economy and take on the Washington establishment and kick some rump. For these independents it was a clear McCain win. But what about those in the center ... that 4 or 5 percent of the voters who decide elections. To them McCain won...
  • John McCain goes on attack at debate; Barack Obama touts economy

    10/16/2008 6:03:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 630+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 16th 2008 | MICHAEL SAUL, CELESTE KATZ, MICHAEL McAULIFF and DAVID SALTONSTALL
    The stage is set at Hofstra University for the third and final presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. John McCain threw the kitchen sink - and "Joe the Plumber," too - at Barack Obama during Wednesday night's final, in-your-face presidential debate. Hours after Wall Street saw the Dow's steepest percentage drop since 1987, each candidate claimed to have the better cures for the sick economy. And each did his best to pummel the other's ideas as bad for Joe the Plumber - a mythical-sounding but very real Ohio man who had an impromptu encounter with Obama on the...
  • John McCain throws down gauntlet [Candidate takes big swings at Obama in final debate]

    10/16/2008 5:02:19 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 25 replies · 1,374+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/16/08 | Edward Mason
    Photo by AP Republican John McCain, looking to bounce back in the polls, stayed on the offensive against rival Barack Obama throughout last night’s presidential debate, keeping the Democratic candidate on the ropes in the final face-to-face encounter in their campaign for the White House.During the 90-minute debate, McCain forced Obama to distance his association with 1960s radical William Ayers and liberal activist group ACORN which is now facing voter fraud charges, and defend himself against charges of being a tax-and-spend big-government liberal.At one point in his intense grilling, McCain in an apparent slip referred to Obama as “Senator...
  • Obama leads McCain by 6% in Virginia

    10/16/2008 5:48:56 PM PDT · by UCAL · 118 replies · 2,844+ views
    Christopher Newport University ^ | 10-16-08 | Dr. Quentin Kidd
    Obama leads McCain in Virginia (NEWPORT NEWS, VA) – With just under three weeks to go before Election Day, Senator Barack Obama leads Senator John McCain in Virginia by 6.0% among likely voters, 49.2% to 43.2%. Obama’s lead appears to be driven by voter concerns about the economy. Asked to name the top issue that they would like candidates to address between now and Election Day, just over six in ten likely voters say the economy. No other issue breaks double digits. These findings are from the Christopher Newport University Virginia Poll conducted October 11-14 of 500 likely voters. When...
  • Debate Poll: McCain wins Independents by 9%!!!!

    10/16/2008 6:25:33 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 52 replies · 1,918+ views
    The Politico ^ | 10-16-08 | Alexander Burns
    ---"...Perhaps the best news for McCain is the rating he received from independent voters. Among respondents not identified with either major political party, McCain was judged tonight’s winner, 51-42 percent...."---
  • The Final Debate: Their Essential Selves

    10/16/2008 6:49:02 AM PDT · by steve-b · 9 replies · 682+ views
    Washington Pest ^ | 10/16/08 | Kathleen Parker
    Before we get started: Does anyone know whether Joe the Plumber is kin to Six-Pack Joe? This was by far the most interesting debate to date, perhaps because we are -- at last -- down to the wire. Just as people often reveal their truer natures in times of crisis or under extreme pressure, McCain and Obama tonight seemed reduced to their essential selves. Cool Obama was quintessentially cool. Tense McCain was INTENSE. Both men smiled a lot, but both seemed less good-natured than like well-mannered pit bulls (without the lipstick), snarling behind teeth bared in imitations of mirth. At...
  • Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Thread - Thursday 10/16/08

    10/16/2008 8:33:03 AM PDT · by TSchmereL · 473 replies · 7,537+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | October 16, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, the Mandarin of Talk Radio, with talent on loan from G-d, at the cutting-edge of societal evolution, with half his brain tied behind his back — just to make it fair,...
  • Gallup: O - 49%, M - 47% (LV - Traditional)

    10/16/2008 10:06:02 AM PDT · by tatown · 91 replies · 3,519+ views
    Gallup ^ | 10/16/2008 | Gallup
    Obama 49%, McCain 47% (Traditional LV) Obama 51%, McCain 45% (Expanded LV) Obama 49%, McCain 43% (RV)
  • MAC'S SHOT AT A LATE-GAME WIN

    10/16/2008 10:31:03 AM PDT · by LegalEagle61 · 15 replies · 954+ views
    The NY Post ^ | 10/16/2008 | DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN
    MAC'S SHOT AT A LATE-GAME WIN By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN Published in the The New York Post on October 16, 2008 The short term impact of the third debate will be to help Barack Obama. But the long term implications may give John McCain a needed boost. Obama looked good, but McCain opened the tax-and-spend issue in a way that might prevail. Obama took the worst that McCain could hand out and came out looking good. McCain was the more aggressive debater, but Obama looked like the better president. The constants of the debate remained. Obama is smoother,...
  • Race Narrows Noticably Day After Third Debate

    10/16/2008 10:33:33 AM PDT · by pabianice · 30 replies · 2,148+ views
    RCP ^ | 10/16/08
    Thursday Tracking Polls Gallup: I) Obama +2, II) Obama +6; Rasmussen: Obama +4; Zogby: Obama +6; Hotline: Obama +8; GW/Battleground: Obama +6 AVERAGE: OBAMA +5.3% And this is BEFORE third debate performances factored. I maintain Obama has a false +6 lead that will disappear on election day. This race was tied before the last debate. If McCain can keep the pressure on, he wins.
  • Barack Obama's lead failing to reassure Democrats

    10/16/2008 11:16:36 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 22 replies · 873+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | October 16, 2008 | Anne Applebaum
    It's all over bar the voting, if you believe some of yesterday morning's headlines. Despite all of the prepping and practising, the rehearsing of grins and grimaces, the third and final US presidential debate – the last chance either candidate had to dramatically alter the course of the campaign – offered no huge advantage to either side. John McCain did well, but not well enough. Barack Obama was a little flat and passionless, but it was his debate to lose and he didn't lose it. For the most part, the two candidates in fact sounded like two reasonable people who...
  • Daily Polling Update: McCain Gains AGAIN In Three Daily Polls

    10/16/2008 11:37:00 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 51 replies · 2,436+ views
    Various | 10-16-08 | TitansAFC
    Daily Polling Update: **Rasmussen - McCain down 4 (+1 since yesterday). Good news in a poll now using 6.3% Democrat turnout edge. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll **Battleground - McCain has gained 7 points in two days, despite new Pro-Democrat weighing system. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/RCP_PDF/BG_101608_2-way-ballot-trender.pdf **Gallup - McCain gains again, now down only two in traditional LV model (49%-47%). http://www.gallup.com/poll/111211/Gallup-Daily-Obama-49-McCain-43.aspx
  • IBD/TIPP Tracking: O-45%, M-42%

    10/16/2008 11:51:25 AM PDT · by tatown · 29 replies · 1,128+ views
    Tipp Online ^ | 10/16/08 | Tipp Online
    Today: Obama - 45.2%, McCain 41.6%, Undecided 13.2% Yesterday: Obama - 45.2%, McCain 41.9%, Undecide 12.9%
  • National Poll: Obama 50% McCain 46% (Rasmussen Daily)

    10/16/2008 12:00:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 1,303+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/16/08 | staff
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 46%. It's the first time since September 25 that McCain's support has reached 46%, but Obama has now enjoyed a four-to-eight point advantage for twenty-one straight days (see trends). Today's numbers do not reflect any impact from last night's Presidential Debate. Results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The overwhelming majority of interviews for today's update were completed before the end of the debate. Sunday morning's results will be the first...
  • IBD/TIPP POLL: Obama 45%, McCain 42%, Undecided 13%

    10/16/2008 12:26:38 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 29 replies · 1,011+ views
    IBD/TIPP POLL ^ | 10-15-08 | IBD/TIPP POLL
    Q: If the 2008 election for United States President were held today and the following were candidates for whom would you vote? Would you say Democrat Barack Obama, Republican John McCain? (Candidates rotated)
  • Gallup: McCain closes to with 2%

    10/16/2008 12:27:03 PM PDT · by wm_tate · 83 replies · 2,727+ views
    Gallup ^ | 10/15/2008 | William Tate
    Today's results show Obama with a two-point advantage over McCain using this likely voter model, 49% to 47%, this is within the poll's margin of error
  • Premature Celebration? CNN’s Post-Debate Crew Suggests There’s No Stopping Obama Now

    10/16/2008 1:05:14 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 36 replies · 1,122+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 16, 2008 | Rich Noyes
    Within an hour of the conclusion of Wednesday night’s presidential debate, CNN’s political panel began sketching out John McCain’s political obituary, with senior analyst David Gergen drawing a round of laughter when he replied “beats the hell out of me” when asked by anchor Anderson Cooper what McCain could do next. Gergen bleakly suggested McCain had no chance and should end the race with his “honor intact” (which means no more attacks on Barack Obama):
  • Obama 45, McCain 43

    10/16/2008 1:46:26 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies · 1,008+ views
    biz journal ^ | 10/16/08
    McCain compares Obama’s tax plans to Hoover's Sen. John McCain compared Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama’s tax and trade stances to those of Herbert Hoover in their third and final debate Wednesday night warning they could exacerbate an already rough economy. Obama countered linking the Arizona senator to failed Bush Administration policies and breaks for big business. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that Sen. Obama wants to restrict trade and he wants to raise taxes. And the last president of the United States that tried that was Herbert Hoover, and we went from a deep recession into a depression,”...
  • Rasmussen: 0 49 M 49 (McCain up 2 since Monday!)

    10/16/2008 2:14:13 PM PDT · by housedeep · 84 replies · 2,877+ views
    www.rasmussenreports.com ^ | OCT 16 2008 | housedeep
    Barack Obama and John McCain are now all tied up at 49% each in the battleground state of Ohio, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. A Fox News/Rasmussen Reports telephone poll conducted a few days earlier showed Obama leading McCain 49% to 47% in Ohio.
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (McCain inches up)

    10/16/2008 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 821+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 16, 2008
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 46%. It’s the first time since September 25 that McCain’s support has reached 46%, but Obama has now enjoyed a four-to-eight point advantage for twenty-one straight days (see trends). Today’s numbers do not reflect any impact from last night’s Presidential Debate. Results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The overwhelming majority of interviews for today’s update were completed before the end of the debate. Sunday morning’s results will be the first...
  • Obama Hasn't Closed the Sale

    10/16/2008 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 878+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 16, 2008 | Karl Rove
    In the campaign's final two weeks, voters will take a last serious look at both presidential candidates. The outcome of the race isn't cast in stone yet. Barack Obama holds a 7.3% lead in the Real Clear Politics average of all polls, but the latest Gallup tracking poll reveals that there are nearly twice as many undecided voters this year than there were in the last presidential election. The Investor's Business Daily/TIPP poll (which was closest to the mark in predicting the 2004 outcome -- 0.4% off the actual result) now says this is a three-point race. APThis week also...
  • McCain closes Gallup gap, but debate may halt his momentum (ROFL)

    10/16/2008 2:39:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 1,457+ views
    AJC ^ | 10/16/08 | Jayne Bookman
    The latest Gallup polling puts the spread between Obama and McCain at six points, down considerably from the 11-point spread of a few days ago. I’m not at all surprised that the gap has closed, but I suspect that last night’s debate may squelch whatever momentum McCain might have been building. Against his better political judgment, McCain let the GOP base bully him into attacking on the Ayers stuff, just as he earlier let them bully him into picking Sarah Palin. In both cases, he made the base happy at the expense of the rest of the electorate, and there’s...
  • Update..... My Day Volunteering At The Debate!!!

    10/16/2008 3:18:46 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 78 replies · 1,404+ views
    10/16/08 | Me!
    The day was unbelievable....ALMOST as unbelievable as to what goes into these debates! Holy moly. I can only imagine how much money these things cost! Anywho..... I arrived an hour early and the wait was heck. We were all to meet in the parking lot at 3:30, where the buses, which ran every 15 minutes, brought everybody to get credentialed. We arrived at our destination, then had to walk through the 1st security check point (we were given our id badges by the campaign prior to boarding the bus). We then walked on over to our "homebase"...which was about a...
  • McCain's Last Words from the Debate: "I would be humbled"

    10/16/2008 4:14:51 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies · 595+ views
    Vanity | 10/16/2008 | Vanity
    Pardon a vanity, but I'd like to have a discussion on McCain's plain talk. Humility and being humble are traits not shown by politicians except in rare cases.
  • Obama Campaign Withdraws From Two Jewish Debates

    10/16/2008 2:18:25 PM PDT · by ncfool · 101 replies · 4,131+ views
    The Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | 10/16/2008 | Suzanne Kurtz
    Obama Campaign Withdraws From Two Jewish Debates Thursday, October 16, 2008 By: Suzanne Kurtz The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the following statement today: Now that the Presidential debates are over, the Obama campaign is trying to cancel all remaining debates in the Jewish community that include the Republican Jewish Coalition. Claiming they do not like recent RJC advertisements, the Obama campaign has formally instructed all of its representatives to cancel their scheduled appearances with any representative of the RJC. Former Congressman Mel Levine (CA) yesterday informed the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center that he would...
  • GALLUP SHOCK: 49 OBAMA, 47 MCCAIN WITH LIKELY VOTERS

    10/16/2008 1:48:42 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 253 replies · 14,113+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | October 16 2008 | Matt Drudge
    GALLUP's 'traditional' likely voter model shows Obama with a two-point advantage over McCain on Thursday, 49% to 47%, this is within poll's margin of error... Developing...
  • Gallup polls suggest a possible McCain comeback

    10/16/2008 3:03:00 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 41 replies · 2,435+ views
    By Steven Thomma | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Is John McCain starting to stage a comeback? Perhaps, according to new poll numbers from Gallup, the respected polling organization. McCain is now within two percentage points of Barack Obama in one Gallup poll, trailing by just 49-47 percent. He trails by wider margins in other Gallup polls. But even there, he gained in recent days leading up to Wednesday night's third and final presidential debate.
  • Car Dealers Suggest Obama Didn't Know What He Was Talking About

    10/16/2008 7:18:52 AM PDT · by RasterMaster · 79 replies · 3,105+ views
    KTOK - AM 1000 ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Jerry Bohnen
    Spokesman suggests Obama better get his facts straight A Wednesday night presidential debate claim by Barack Obama has stirred up car dealers in Oklahoma City who dispute his claim that car dealerships are closing everywhere and people cannot get car loans. "I was surprised to hear it," admitted Peter Hodges, Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Metro Auto Dealers Association. "The facts of the matter are, about 500 dealerships out of 20,000 could close this year because of economic conditions." But what angered Hodges was Obama's claim that car loans are not available. "That's completely untrue," professed Hodges. "And I...