Archive for July, 2008

Why Won’t Tim Kaine Be VP?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Veep, Virginia

Well, first off…he keeps on talking… There has been a long list. It seems to be getting shorter. And I’m still being mentioned. A lot can change day-to-day. But we’ll see. …and talking… Kaine insisted that he has “no hints about timing” for the veep rollout, whoever the choice may be. But he doesn’t seem […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Let’s Compare McCain And Obama’s Ads

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Media, Video

First McCain put out this ad focusing on Obama’s celebrity… Now let’s take a look at Obama’s response…which was put out the same day. Who won? A former McCain aide has an opinion. Personally, I think McCain’s ads just opens him up for Obama to get the “same old politics” jab. And that meme will […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Some Evangelicals Won’t Back McCain/Romney?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Religion, Republicans, Romney, Veep

That’s the word from The Washington Times… They say Mr. Romney lacks trust on issues such as outlawing abortion and opposing same-sex marriage and because he is a Mormon. Opposition is particularly powerful among those who supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the Republican presidential primaries earlier this year. “McCain and Romney would be […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

CNN: Obama Leads By 7

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

Obama – 51% McCain – 44% Last month he lead by 5, but the CNN pollsters claim that his overseas trip didn’t help him any… The new survey also suggests the trip — carefully designed to burnish Obama’s foreign policy credentials — did little to alter voters’ perceptions of how the Illinois senator would handle […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama and McCain Need to Get Back to Substance

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, McCain

Writing for The Wall Street Journal, Laura Meckler and Amy Chozick have words of caution for both presidential candidates. To John McCain: don’t look so whiny. To Barack Obama: don’t look so arrogant. Meckler and Chozick point out that although it’s not even August and although polls are still relatively close, the candidates have assumed […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Hillary To Speak On Second Night Of Convention

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary

Well, looks like the Obama and Clinton camps have settled on a spot for her to talk on August 26th From CNN: Two sources close to Clinton said the former presidential candidate will speak August 26 with all female U.S. senators on stage with her. “Tuesday night is Hillary night,” said one supporter. The significance? […]

July 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Two Men Inspire Millions with Final Words

By Tom Hanson | Related entries in News

There is a saying that the great ones are able to demonstrate grace in the most adverse of circumstances. And when it comes to adversity, nothing exceeds the challenges of facing one’s final days on earth with dignity. Two of the most noteworthy men to do so over the past 15 years managed to inspire […]

July 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Gallup: Obama Leads By 4

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

Yes, the bounce is over, but as Rasmussen has shown (which seems to be ahead of Gallup by a couple days) this will probably settle back down to Obama leading by between 2 to 4 points until something else happens. The details…: interviewing conducted at the height of publicity surrounding the tour. At the same […]

July 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Hack Alert: Liberal Radio DJ Smears McCain

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, McCain, Partisan Hacks, Race

This is the type of stuff that makes me want to throw things… Warren Ballentine, one of black talk radio’s new stars, was on a tear against Senator John McCain as he broadcast from the Greenbriar Mall here last week, blithely dismissing Mr. McCain’s kind words about Senator Barack Obama at the recent N.A.A.C.P. national […]

July 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

McCain’s “Obama Wouldn’t Visit Troops” Attack Backfires

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, McCain, Media, Memes, Republicans

McCain is better than that ad, and he shouldn’t have made it. What’s more, I think he knows this. But just in case he doesn’t, the media is reminding him… From Washington Post: For four days, Sen. John McCain and his allies have accused Sen. Barack Obama of snubbing wounded soldiers by canceling a visit […]

July 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »