Archive for August 1st, 2008

Tie

01Aug08

From a 9 point Obama lead at the end of his world tour last weekend, the Gallup poll now shows the race in a dead heat. Rasmussen has it as a 1 point Obama lead. Voters continue to have stronger opinions about Obama than McCain. Thirty-two percent (32%) have a Very Favorable opinion of the […]


Injecting Race

01Aug08

The McCain campaign doesn’t seem to have noticed that when Barack made his comments again yesterday injecting race into the campaign (again), he was again talking like he was already president. Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face.So what they’re going to try to do is make […]


Andrea Mitchell and McCain campaign honcho Rick Davis had quite a spat on MSNBC yesterday! It is an awkward thing to interview someone over the phone when you’re on TV, especially when your attempts to interrupt them go unnoticed, but she was particularly bad here – throwing out dumb questions then having no reaction to […]


Paris Slighted

01Aug08

Indignation is rippling through the Hilton family over the McCain campaign’s attack on Paris Hilton. It seems they see her reputation as having been diminished by the comparison to Barack. According to reports, the McCain campaign office received a furious phone call from William Barron Hilton (co-chairman of the Hilton Hotel empire), who took issue […]


The LA Times reports that Hollywood finds McCain’s new ad, likening celebrity Barack to other famous people, like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, aggravating. Just for a start, industry types say the ad is wrong: In the Hollywood lexicon, Obama is not a celebrity. He’s a rock star. (Note to McCain strategists: That’s the difference […]