According to a report in The Washington Times, it seems that the United States and Iraq may be getting close to reaching a deal that would call for all U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq by late 2010 and all remaining U.S. forces to leave the country three years later. read more »
Like I said the other day, more polls are out and they continue to show McCain moving up against Obama - despite a full week of (even more) fawning media coverage during Barack's world coming out party.
Despite the fawning media coverage of Barry's 2008 World Tour...including yesterday's speech in Berlin...Mccain has been keeping the race tight...even closing the gap in key battleground states. From the LA Times: read more »
Barack Obama's on the make for evangelicals - specifically the conservative, registered-to-vote variety. The same type of voters he previously referred to as being "bitter" and who "cling to guns or religion".
A few weeks ago he told such voters that, if elected, he would expand and overhaul President Bush's federal faith based initiatives, announcing his own "Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships". He has begun regular attempts to appeal to evangelicals, speaking to them on multiple occasions in recent weeks as part of what his campaign terms its "Joshua project".
Of course this is all well and good. Candidates who expect the votes of any Americans should make an attempt to address their concerns. The reality however is more blatantly political in that, on the fundamental cultural and moral concerns of evangelicals, he has very little in common with them at all.
The differences are greatest on two fundamental issues: abortion and gay marriage. read more »
As the Barack Obama World Tour continues, we're treated to another first. This time, we have an American presidential candidate, holding what amounts to a campaign rally in a foreign country, and distributing campaign flyers to folks in that country in a foreign language. read more »