Archive for August 29th, 2008

Barack got a nice bump out of the convention. How long it survives Sarah Palin will be fun to watch. The Gallup Poll shows Barack up 8 points, and Rasmussen, the more reliable of the two, gives Obama a 4 point lead. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Barack Obama attracting […]

Will Sarah Palin be a tough opponent to hit? John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate presents the Obama-Biden campaign with an unwelcome and unexpected challenge: How do you go after a 44-year-old mother of five without once alienating the female voters you’ve just spent the last week trying to win back? […]

The Barack Speech surge didn’t happen according to the Rasmussen poll. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday is the first to include reaction to both Barack Obama’s acceptance speech and John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin to be his running mate. The numbers are little changed since yesterday and show Barack Obama […]

She For Real?


While Sarah Palin selection as a running mate appears to represent a brilliant tactical stroke for the McCain campaign, what if she is really unqualified to be so close to the presidency? Will we accept the risk in exchange for protecting the country against the inexperience, and liberalism, of Barack Obama? Don’t get me wrong, […]

Central Casting


An impressive first shot at Sarah Palin, who seems about as perfect a candidate as one can imagine, but for her lack of experience. Her resume is better than Barack’s, though, so any attacks on her experience will only force a closer look at Barack’s lack of qualifications for President. After all, Palin is going […]



Suprised. The Obama campaign is surprised. Now, that is an achievement. Which would explain why the campaign’s initial response to the pick was such a blunder: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign on Friday blasted his Republican rival’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running-mate, highlighting her “zero” foreign policy experience. I suspect […]

Sarah Barracuda


With the Rasmussen poll showing that Barack has a bump of 4 points, up from a tie yesterday, the McCain campaign has made a move that should nip the growth of that bump in the bud – the selection today of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate. With a hurricane on its […]