...time to focus
Today's Rasmussesn poll shows something interesting. First, the horse-race number has Obama at 50% and McCain at 45%. But that's not what's interesting. Read this:
Among voters who consider economic issues to be the most important voting issue, Obama leads 65% to 31%. Among all other voters, McCain leads 60% to 36%...
We've been overwhelmed w/polls in the last week or so showing The One gaining momentum, with the biggest gain being shown in the Gallup daily tracking poll, (which today shows O up by 11 points). But this is misleading. read more »
...from 'round the sphere
Well the debate everyone was waiting for is over, so now we can get to the tale of the tape and see what everyone had to say about it.
(by the way, my live-blog of the debate is here)
On to the feedback...
...can you say Fannie & Freddie?
Just saw this and it was too good not to pass on. McCain's folks are FINALLY working to turn this thing to their advantage by focusing on the root of the problem that got us into this mess....which brings us right back to the Democrats.
More blue states moving into play?
We're all familiar now with the national polls that show McCain getting a large bounce out of the GOP's national convention and now maintaining a slight edge over Obama. But what's more interesting is the latest updates to individual state polls that have come out. read more »
McCain sustaining the "bounce"
Well, it's Friday...now a full week after the Republican Convention. Enough time to make some rational conclussions on how it may have impacted the race and, with that in mind, we look at today's polls.
A presidential campaign first?
First off, for those of you that don't know, Linked-in is an online networking site for professionals. Sort of like Facebook for business, I suppose. I've had a profile on there for about a year now. My profile is here. read more »
The game has changed. In an election of McCain vs. Obama, the race was all about Obama. Not anymore.
Win or lose, picking Sarah Palin will go down as the greatest single thing McCain has done for his own campaign, as well as for the conservative movement. Conservatives are rallying like never before to her presence on the ticket.
She's a fiscal conservative who favors tax cuts and has actually used a veto pen. She's a born-again Christian, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun€¦she hunts, she fishes, baits her own hook, has five kids and doesn't look like a member of the NOW gang. What's not to like? Indeed, that, plus a record of conservative reform and demonstrated political skills on the stump and I'd say we've got ourselves a star. And at age 44, one with a potentially long future at that.
While attending the convention, one of my fellow delegates remarked that his young daughter, after seeing her speak, said that she was glad McCain picked a "regular" woman, and not one of those "angry women" presumably teen-speak for an angry feminist. read more »
He just can't let it go...
No sooner does the McCain camp let it out that they'll announce the VP pick by next weekend does Mike Huckabee pop up and pop off...from all the way over in Israel no less.