Friday, October 31, 2008


Is the woman really this friggin stupid? Has she ever actaully read the constitution? She might consider boning up on it between now and 2012.

And now, the end is near...

96 hours. At least that's what they are saying on the news. Hope springs eternal for the McCain camp as some polls tighten but looking at the electoral map it's a huge uphill task. To repeat, if Obama wins in PA forget it. McCain would have to win all the toss ups and NH just to pull out a tie. We could see a close popular vote and an electoral landslide.

I watched the Obama Infomercial the other night and was very impressed. Obviously it was a slick production but what he said and who he was talking to was hugely important. I believe he connected with the middle class, he showed how he was like them. Difference is something the McCain campaign has been trying to hammer home in the last couple of weeks. They can deny, deny, deny but the proof is in the pudding. People carrying monkey dolls with Obama stickers on them, Joe the Idiot saying Obama wants to destroy Israel, and on and on. One site I frequent referred to the paid spot as an 'Afromercial'
and then had the gall to wonder why someone might think such a comment was racist. Gee I don't know...because it is?

Monday, October 27, 2008

150k for clothes?

How much should we really care about this?
Ultimately it doesn't really matter that much that Palin has spent (or had spent on her behalf) 150k on clothing for the race. A candidate has to look good. This is really much ado about nothing, but so are the complaints that the kerfuffle is somehow sexist. Was it sexist when the GOP seized on the fact that John Edwards spent $400.00 on a haircut? No. It was just stupid.

The only reasons any of this matters is because the GOP has spent much of this campaign trying to make Sarah Palin into Jane Sixpack and they've tried to paint Obama as an elitist. Guess what folks, anyone running for president is elite. Heck, they'd better be.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

12 days

and it will all be over. It's looking more and more like Obama will win this thing, what's been truly disturbing though has been the racial tenor of the campaign in the last week or so. People showing up at McCain/Palin rallies with monkey dolls with Obama stickers on groups using mailings with Obama's image alongside fried chicken and watermelon...disgusting, but at least those instances have been fairly limited.

The more and more I look at the polls the more I am beginning to think we are in line for an electoral landslide. As it stands all Obama has to do is hold onto what are considered states that are "Leaning" towards him and he'll easily top 300 electoral votes and maybe get over 320. GOBAMA!

Monday, October 20, 2008

The final weeks...

It's been quite some time since I have posted on this blog. For some reason today I took a look at my last post, funny how I was pretty well spot on. Shortly after that I recall talking to friends about the potential of an Obama/Biden ticket. I voted for Biden back in '88 in the NH primary and even through some of his issues over the years I've always been very impressed with Joe. He's a good guy and about as bright as they come in regards to foreign policy.

The race appears to be tightening a bit with the latest polls showing Obama with a slight 5% lead. While that isn't great news after being up nearly 9 a week and a half ago, I'm not super worried yet. The key to this thing is the battle ground states. Obama looks to be holding all the blue states and has some leads in big swing states. McCain looks like he needs to flip a state and I don't see that happening. While we might see a 5-7% win I expect the electoral spread will be much greater.