Archive for July, 2008

Is Barack soft? Here’s his reason why drilling for oil – a national security imperative to people who are paying attention to reality – is unnecessary. “There are things that you can do individually though to save energy,” Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said. “Making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could […]


Race Card

31Jul08

McCain has nailed Obama, thankfully, for playing the race card – again. The negative twist in the campaign for the November 4 election was prompted by a McCain television advertisement on Wednesday that called Obama a celebrity akin to star-crossed U.S. personalities Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. In response, Obama said McCain was trying to […]


Ludacris Obama

31Jul08

Last night on O’Reilly, Dick Morris was asked to cite the two biggest mistakes that each candidate has made. Number 1 for Barack was, in Morris’ opinion, not instantly cutting ties with his preacher when the Jeremiah Wright situation first broke out in March. Is he making the same mistake now with vulgar rapper Ludacris, […]


Ouch!

31Jul08

So much for Berlin! Rasmussen’s Daily Tracking Poll remains at a 2% Obama lead, but Gallup, which had Barack up by 8 points over the weekend, now shows him with just a one point lead. The race for the presidency has moved back into a statistical tie in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update […]


Tighter Still

30Jul08

Barack had a short-lived bump, with a Gallup poll of registered voters showing him with a 9 point lead a few days ago. Now it’s down to four, with Rasmussen at 2%. Take a look at this ominous stat: In the race for the White House, there are nearly twice as many uncommitted voters as […]


Barack = Paris

30Jul08

A new McCain ad calls Obama the biggest celebrity in the world – like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears.


Making himself more unelectable all the time, Barack now apparently likes the idea of reparations. “I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it’s Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds.” That’s what he said this […]


What did we ever do before YouTube? The RNC creates a mock ad on Barack’s trip to Berlin.


Barack employs “The Shield” in a new TV commercial defending himself against McCain attacks. It’s a high road tactic that softly accuses, with disappointment, the opponent of using the low-road. It gives a Barack a chance to resurrect the “old politics” accusation. Running against McCain, Barack likes to be saying the word “old” as often […]


For those who question what Barack stands for, one need look no further than his esteemed collection of supporters. Let’s add a new one to the list, which already includes: Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, Robert Reich, Ted Kennedy, Tom Hanks, NARAL, John Edwards, Jane Fonda, The Teamsters and Steel Workers unions, Moveon.org, John […]


The Gallup poll, a bit more volatile since it polls registered voters rather than testing for those who are likely to vote, took a big jump two days ago in response to Barack’s big media week. But now it joins Rasmussen in sinking. Barack Obama’s lead over John McCain, having reached a nine percentage point […]


The Faux Bump

29Jul08

Just because Barack’s overseas trip doesn’t appear to have improved his lot significantly doesn’t mean that it wasn’t beneficial. Longterm, it will likely contribute to an improvement in voters’ perceptions of his Gravitas. But the bump was a short one – with Rasmussen showing a one point race. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll […]


Barack is unelectable – except for one thing. As noted previously on this page, he’s good at being lucky. Presumed Republican presidential nominee John McCain, who has a history of dangerous melanomas, had a spot of skin removed from his face today, his campaign said. It’s entirely unlikely that an unknown quantity like Barack, with […]


Short Bounce

28Jul08

Barack’s bounce appears to be fading already. Yesterday, he had a 5 point lead from Rasmussen and a 9 point lead from Gallup, but today offers a different picture. Gallup has dropped, but just one point, to an 8% lead for Barack. But Rasmussen goes back to 3% for Obama. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential […]


Is it by design, or just dumb luck, that Barack seems to have things going his way on the war in Iraq? Walter Russell Mead writes in the LA Times about a situation loaded with ironies. The net result, ironically, is that the antiwar candidate who predicted failure is benefiting most from the war’s success. […]


Did you happen to see McCain with Stephanopolous yesterday. He was forceful and likable, and George couldn’t figure out how to pin him down. A wonderful performance.