Archive for the ‘Election 2008’ Category


Stanley Kurtz talks ACORN

September 30, 2008

Linked from HotAir:

While I was at the gym during lunch, one of the TV’s had Fox on and they were talking about ACORN with Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell.  While it was interesting stuff, I couldn’t help but notice that none of the other TV’s, which had CNBC, CNN and MSNBC on, had anything about ACORN.  CNN had something about Palin, CNBC had people talking about failout and MSNBC was playing “Stairway to Heaven” backwards.


Video of House Republicans Blaming Pelosi

September 29, 2008

AllahPundit at Hotair has it linked here


Palin’s Coming Out – She Can Manage By Herself Just Fine, Thank You.

September 29, 2008

If you go to Google News and you search “Palin”, the top eight stories are negative.  It is clear Palin has been carefully handled and this, combined with the concert of messaging from the media painting Palin as unqualified and unprepared has provided a unique opportunity for the McCain ticket.  As mentioned by my fellow TBV colleague below, uncage the pitbull, give her a gun, and let her get her groove back.  The media are aware of this opportunity and are already framing Thursday’s debate as “Palin cannot afford a single misstep.”  The truth is expectations have been beaten down, an ancillary result of the media’s portrayal of her.  If McCain and Rick Davis get the handlers away from her, and let her be herself, I believe a second “coming out”, this time with more hype and coverage b/c of the debate format, could be just what McCain needs.  Let her loose, we want Sarah back.

– AP


Boehner: Bailout is a “Crap Sandwich”

September 29, 2008

Patrick O’Connor of Politico reports:

In a closed-door session with House Republicans, Minority Leader John A. Boehner just called the financial rescue deal a “crap sandwich” – then said he’ll vote for it when it comes to the floor Monday.

House Republicans are the key to the bill’s passage – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier today that it’s a “bipartisan” bill and will need “bipartisanship” to pass – and it now appears that a substantial number of them will put cast their votes in favor of it.

According to a source in the room, the plan has so far won endorsements from Minority Whip Roy Blunt, who negotiated it on behalf of the House Republicans; Eric Cantor, the chief deputy whip; and Paul Ryan, a hard-core conservative from Wisconsin who may hold more sway with conservatives on this issue than any other member of the House.

But like Boehner, Ryan wasn’t exactly happy about how things have unfolded. Referring to the situation facing the country – and not the bill itself – Ryan said, “This sucks.”

I am not sure if Boehner is referencing the classic South Park episode regarding the 2004 election where Stan was forced to choose between a “Turd Sandwich” or a “GIant Douche.” Personally, I supported the turd sandwich.  It’s a bad position that the House conservatives are in, but at least they put up a fight though the fight seemingly was for naught.
It’s good to see Eric Cantor involved in this to such a high degree.  He is the future of the Republican party as far as the House goes and he needs to make himself a national name.  The guy could be the next Newt. 

Gallup: Down By 8

September 28, 2008



McCain: Obama Should Have Done Them Town Halls

September 26, 2008

Jonathan Martin of Politico reports:

“I understand that there is a lot of attention on this but I also wish Senator Obama had agreed to ten or more town hall meetings that I had asked him to attend with me,” McCain told ABC’s Charlie Gibson when asked in an interview broadcast on World News Tonight whether there would be a debate Friday in Mississippi as planned.  “Wouldn’t be quite that much urgency if he agreed to do that, instead he refused to do it.”

Talking to the campaign pool reporter later, Schmidt said McCain hoped to make it to Oxford before shifting the conversation.

“He had actually hoped this would be the 11th debate of the campaign, not the first,” Schmidt said.  “He’s very disappointed in Sen. Obama about that because this could have been the 11th debate. Sen. Obama said he would debate anywhere, anyplace, anytime. He refused to do that.”

McCain is taking a cue from our 42nd President when he said yesterday to ABC’s Chris Cuomo:

“We know he didn’t do it because he’s afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates,” Clinton said, adding that he was “encouraged” by the joint statement from McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

“You can put it off a few days the problem is it’s hard to reschedule those things,” Clinton said, “I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted — I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don’t think we ought to overly parse that.”


Zogby: McCain May Win in Landslide:

September 26, 2008

Jill Terrerri of reports: 

The presidential election might be a tight race now, but one of the country’s top pollsters thinks the race will end in an electoral landslide. 

John Zogby, president of Zogby International, told a group of businesspeople today that it’s up to Democratic Sen. Barack Obama to convince voters to go with him. If he’s not successful, the country will likely vote for “a comfortable old shoe”, that being Republican Sen. John McCain. 

Despite the books Obama has written, Americans are still asking, “Who are you, where are you from?,” Zogby said. 

Let’s go for that landslide