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  • Little Wars Turn Messy Because of Politics on the Ground

    10/29/2013 4:40:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 29, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "The examination of war from an exclusively military perspective, isolated from its social and political context, leads to false conclusions and poor strategy." That is the conclusion of Emile Simpson, a former infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles, who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, in his book, War From the Ground Up. The book has won extraordinary praise from the veteran British military historian Michael Howard, who wrote in the Times Literary Supplement, calling it "a work of such importance that it should be compulsory reading at every level in the military." Howard compares Simpson's book to...
  • Singing the Blues with Barack Obama

    10/25/2012 11:35:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 25, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    This election is not turning out the way President Barack Obama had expected. Perhaps that is why he has looked so uncomfortable in his three debates with the suddenly debonair Governor Mitt Romney. Possibly President Obama had expected something more from the former governor of Massachusetts, the former CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the former head of Bain Capital -- and, incidentally, is not Bain Capital assuming the same demonic role in this contest between Obama and Romney as Halliburton industries once played in the campaigns of Bush-Cheney? It is, I suppose, an asset that in all their years...
  • Bitter Residue Remains in Pennsylvania

    12/04/2011 6:35:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 4, 2011 | Salena Zito
    The Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe on Third Avenue is one of those places where men who want to be president stop to look decidedly un-presidential. Al Gore visited the shop; so did John Kerry. President Barack Obama opted for ice cream instead and went to the Windmill, eight miles up the road. “It is where you take them to make candidates look authentic,” explained a Democrat strategist who routinely works on presidential campaigns in the Keystone State. After orchestrating three statewide presidential wins, the strategist said he is sitting out this cycle. He doesn’t see Obama winning Pennsylvania in 2012....
  • $3 Million Raised to Defeat Obama (Rev Wright to go up in 10 states)

    10/29/2008 8:10:39 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 52 replies · 1,547+ views ^ | October 29, 2008 | Scott Wheeler
    I have some incredible news for you. Last week I reported that the National Republican Trust PAC had raised more than $1 million for its emergency effort to expose Barack Obama in key swing states. Our goal was to raise $2 million by today. We smashed that goal: we have raised over $3 million today! Your generosity made this possible. You are standing up for this country against one of the most vicious assaults ever waged on the Republican party by the liberal media establishment. Smear after smear against Sarah Palin and John McCain. But Obama's leftwing agenda and radical...
  • Obama Writes Off Florida and Ohio: Concedes Must Win Some Republican States

    06/16/2008 11:25:53 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 53 replies · 748+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 16, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    So much for the 50 State Strategy, announced just last week. The Obama campaign admits neither FL and OH "was hospitable to Obama this year." Even three states Kerry won (PA, MI, NH) "look competitive" for McCain. Obama will try to pick off VA, NM, and others to make up the difference. Is Obama the underdog in this Year of the Democrat?
  • NRO: Bush will win Ohio, FLorida...Upper Mid-West Battlegrounds look VERY competitive.

    11/02/2004 6:15:34 PM PST · by njsketch · 134 replies · 214+ views
    Over in the Corner, Ramesh reports from a Bushie, ""Virtually every county in Florida that is mostly reported has swung to us since 2000, the median being something like 5-6% in terms of vote margin. We’ll see how the Gold Coast comes in, but with numbers like this we should not have a problem." According to a source close to the Bush campaign, the current assessment is that the President will win Ohio and Florida. We'll be competitive and have a chance to win in all the battleground states including Wisconsin, Iowa, New Mexico and Pennsylvania - states that Al...
  • Is There a National/State Polling Disconnect?

    10/28/2004 7:52:48 PM PDT · by Hermann the Cherusker · 28 replies · 1,412+ views
    Some are claiming there is a disconnect between national and state polls. The table below projects the turnout for this election based on state-by-state population growth available from the US Census. I then multiply this turnout prediction by the latest credible State polls (i.e. Mason-Dixon; Gallup; Quinnipiac; Marist; Strategic Vision; etc. - not ARG; Zogby; Lake, Snell, Perry; LA Times; etc.) shown on Freeper Dales "Daly Thoughts" Blog, tally up the state-by-state totals for each candidate, and divides them by the total predicted turnout. Results? Bush 48.8%, Kerry 45.4% in the national tally. Compare to the numbers on Real Clear...
  • Five New SUSA state polls, OH, MO, VA,NJ, and NV

    10/19/2004 5:28:58 PM PDT · by eatdust11 · 70 replies · 2,664+ views
    The Ohio poll doesn't look great for Bush at all, but weekend polling. NV looks good and MO as well. VA doesnt seem right.
  • SurveyUSA: OH, K49-B47; MO, B51-K45; VA, B50-K46; NJ K51-B43; NV, B52-K45

    10/19/2004 5:44:42 PM PDT · by okstate · 18 replies · 1,433+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | October 19th, 2004 | SurveyUSA
     President, OH 10/19/2004   Kerry (D) 49%   Bush (R) 47%   Other/Undecided 3%   Data Collected 10/16/04 - 10/18/04   Geography State of Ohio   Sample Population 698 Likely Voters   Margin of Error 3.8%   Client WCPO-TV Cincinnati    WKYC-TV Cleveland   U.S. Senate, OH 10/19/2004   Voinovich (R) 58%   Fingerhut (D) 34%   Other/Undecided 9%   Data Collected 10/16/04 - 10/18/04   Geography State of Ohio   Sample Population 692 Likely Voters   Margin of Error 3.8%   Client WCPO-TV Cincinnati    WKYC-TV Cleveland   President, MO 10/19/2004   Bush (R) 51%   Kerry (D) 45%   Other/Undecided 4%   Data Collected 10/16/04 - 10/18/04   Geography State of Missouri   Sample Population 670 Likely Voters   Margin of Error...
  • SurveyUSA Polls: Arkansas, B51-K46, California, K53-B43, Washington K52-B45

    10/18/2004 6:02:47 PM PDT · by okstate · 3 replies · 696+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | October 18th, 2004 | SurveyUSA
    Boring results.
  • Pinpointing Battlegrounds Amid Debate Preparations (NJ? WA? Locked up WV, MO?)

    09/25/2004 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 47 replies · 992+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 9/26/04 | Mike Allen and Lois Romano
    President Bush will consider making an expensive run for New Jersey's electoral votes and is likely to spend more money in Washington state if his leads in heartland swing states hold up after the opening presidential debate Thursday night, Republican officials said Saturday. The candidates withdrew from the campaign trail over the weekend to prepare for the three debates, which will take place over the next two weeks and are seen by both sides as the last chance for a major momentum shift in the race. Bush held a formal practice at his Texas ranch Saturday night with top White...