Archive for June, 2008

Romney Tops McCain’s VP List?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in McCain, Romney, Veep

That’s the report coming out today. Mitt Romney would be the “safe choice,” the guy you go with to shore up a range of weaknesses, not the least of which being the economy. But choosing Romney would sacrifice the opportunity to choose someone dynamic enough to shake up this race. Romney might help bring out […]

June 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Attacking McCain’s Service Not a Good Strategy

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Military

There are a lot of legitimate ways Barack Obama supporters can criticize John McCain. But one of the worst lines of attack I can think of is to go after McCain’s military service. And yet, we have Obama surrogates like Wesley Clark belittling McCain’s heroism and major liberal blogger John Aravosis making this ridiculous statement: […]

June 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Wesley Clark, Please Remove Foot From Mouth

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, History, McCain, Military, War

As opposed to misinterpreting what McCain said about gas prices…this one is crystal clear… “I don’t think getting in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to become president.” As Ambinder notes, this one belongs in “The Better Left Unsaid Department…“ Tweet

June 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

2008Central.net Presidential Election Podcast (06/29/08)

By 2008Central.net | Related entries in Barack, Barr, Billary, Independents, Indiana, McCain, Nader, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Republicans, Virginia

Today, we take a look back at this week in the election and also have an in-depth discussion about the Obama Campaign’s general election strategy. [Listen Online] or [Download] [Subscribe to 2008Central.net's Presidential Election Podcast] Feel free to email us questions/suggestions for our next podcast (you can also email an audio file of your question […]

June 29th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Would Obama Keep Gates On As Secretary Of Defense?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, Military

It’s just speculation right now, but his foreign policy advisors seem to think it’d be a good fit… In defiance of traditional party labels, Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, may ask the defence secretary of President George W Bush to stay on if he wins the White House. [...] Richard Danzig, an adviser to […]

June 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Rasmussen: McCain Up By 9 In Arizona

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, Iraq, McCain, Polls, Republicans

McCain – 49% Obama – 40% This after he was leading by 20% in April. Once again, McCain wins men handily, but Obama is doing better than expected among women… McCain leads by twenty-seven points among men but trails by six among women. The Arizona Senator is supported by 81% of Republicans and enjoys a […]

June 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

What Really Matters To Voters This Election?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Energy, Environment, Foreign Policy, Health Care, Independents, Iraq, McCain, Military, Polls, Republicans, Terrorism

“It’s the state of America now that is the most gripping source of anxiety for Americans, not Al Qaeda or Iraq. Anyone who thinks they are going to win this election playing the Iraq or the terrorism card — one way or another — is, in my view, seriously deluded. Things have changed.” – Thomas […]

June 29th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

McCain Doesn’t Know What Gas Prices Are?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Gas, McCain, Oil

What on earth possessed him to say this? When was the last time you pumped your own gas and how much did it cost? Oh, I don’t remember. Now there’s Secret Service protection. But I’ve done it for many, many years. I don’t recall and frankly, I don’t see how it matters. I’ve had hundreds […]

June 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Leads By 4

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Polls, Republicans

New movement after a tie the past four days. Of note, McCain is close to reaching his lowest level of support in the last month, which was 41%. The details… Obama has now pushed slightly back ahead after a stronger showing in Saturday’s polling, mirroring the slight advantage he has held for much of June. […]

June 29th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Rasmussen: Obama Leads By 6

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Independents, McCain, Polls, Republicans

Obama – 49% McCain – 43% A little downward movement in the last few days for McCain. However, Obama’s lead without leaners stays at 7 for the third straight day. The 5 day: 06/29/2008: McCain – 43%, Obama – 49% 06/28/2008: McCain – 44%, Obama – 49% 06/27/2008: McCain – 45%, Obama – 49% 06/26/2008: […]

June 29th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »