While if Dick Morris told me the sun was up I’d look outside before answering, here’s his prediction. Landslide? Based on analysis of the latest polls, Dick Morris forecasts a landslide for Sen. Barack Obama. “If the election took place this week, it would be a wipe out of major proportions. Even McCain’s home state of Arizona has to be classified as leaning toward Obama. McCain, as of now, can be certain of carrying just eight states with a combined total of only 36 electoral votes.” I don’t know why he says Arizona should be reclassified as leaning towards Barack Obama. The Rasmussen poll as of 9/29 shows McCain 58% and Obama 38%. ARG polling done 9/11-9/14 shows McCain 56% … Continue reading
Apparently John McCain and his advisers are once again split on his tactics at tonight’s final debate of the 2008 election. One of the options is to use Rev. Wright as an attack device. With Bob Schieffer of CBS News as the moderator it’s almost inevitable that he will bring up the last two week’s of personal attacks on Barack Obama. The only question is whether McCain takes the opportunity to launch a personal attack using Wright, Bill Ayers, both or leaves the subject on the table with a mild answer. Apparently McCain himself is reluctant to use Rev. Wright as an attack point. From Mike Allen at Politico,” “There’s a slippery slope in politics on the racial divide, and … Continue reading
Via Lawrence O’Donnell on the HuffPo: When Colin Powell turns off his TV after the final presidential debate, he will have learned everything he is going to learn about the candidates vying to succeed his former boss, George W. Bush. Powell has made it clear that he has been thinking about an endorsement for a long time but wanted to hear more from the candidates before making his choice. It now seems beyond doubt that Colin Powell will endorse Barack Obama and thereby hammer the final nail in the coffin of the Republican campaign to hold onto the White House. If Powell does indeed endorse Obama, which all signs are pointing to, the endorsement “will be perfectly timed to dominate … Continue reading
Great stuff on the stump for Obama, from the Clinton’s and the Biden’s: Via HillPac.
There has been a lot of discussion on the MSM about ACORN and alleged voter registration fraud. But that is small potatoes. Some may wish you to pay attention to fake names getting registered but that is not about voting fraud. It was registration fraud and nobody contends these fake people ever were intended to vote. This is about homeless and lower income people writing down fake names to make a nickel in a fraud against ACORN. The bigger story is about voter suppression. You know, where thousands of people are denied the right to legitimately vote at all. Names are stripped from lists of voters. And provisional ballots are issued likely to never be counted. Sort of like what … Continue reading
The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that a delegation of Iraq’s Kurdish leadership and Turkish government officials met with each other in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital, earlier that day. The Turks pressed Mahmoud Barzani, the president of the three-province semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, to crack down on the PKK in the region he is supposed to be in control of. Incidentally, the meeting was held shortly after Turkish media reported that another five Turkish soldiers were killed by PKK terrorists. Remarkably, whenever the Turks tell Iraq’s Kurds to crack down on the PKK, Kurdish authorities say there is not much they can do. At the same time, however, Iraqi ‘Kurdistan’ is the most stable region of Iraq because, thus … Continue reading
Although many will undoubtedly make fun of UNICEF’s decision to launch a ‘hand-washing day,’ those with a bit of knowledge about the benefits of having people wash their hands regularly are likely to applaud the effort. You see, if people would just wash their hands several times per day, thousands of lives would be saved every single day. An estimated 5,000 children die daily from diarrhea, AFP reported, but ‘half of those deaths could be prevented if they washed their hands with soap before meals and after going to the toilet,’ according to AFP spokeswoman Veronique Taveau told AFP. Especially children and adults in Asia and Africa could be saved if people would only wash their hands regularly, but the … Continue reading
I’m winding down to my last few days before my big cross country move. It’s bad timing given the election, but it’s something I must do. Needlessto say I’m overwhelmed with packing and organizing and finalizing details, so finding time to post is difficult. That said, this arrived a short time ago in my email box and it’s a significant piece of news not relating to the election. Via a press release from Senator Kerry’s office: Sen. John Kerry today announced that President Bush signed into law Kerry’s legislation to prohibit the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) from funding propaganda. The measure was included in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2009. “With confidence in Washington at an all-time low, the American … Continue reading