Archive for August, 2008

Rasmussen: Obama Up By 4, 4

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

With leaners McCain – 49% Obama – 45% Without leaners Obama – 47% McCain – 43% The numbers stay steady today, so perhaps the Palin announcement has had the desired effect of stopping any additional bounce for Obama. One note, Obama still has a lead among women…but will he next week? Obama currently leads by […]

August 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Democrats, Language and the Modern Workforce

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Jobs

Here’s a snip from Barack Obama’s acceptance speech Thursday night: That’s why I stand here tonight. Because for 232 years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women — students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors — found the courage to keep it alive. Have you ever noticed […]

August 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Looking at Obama’s Speech

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, DNC

John McCain’s surprise selection of Sarah Palin did its work. The coverage of Palin knocked Barack Obama’s convention speech right out of the news cycle. That’s a shame because 38 million people watched Obama’s speech — an event that big (more people watched Obama than watched the Olympic opening ceremonies this year) deserves more than […]

August 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Ronvoys Roll Out for Paul Rally

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in RNC, Ron Paul

The Republican Party didn’t make room for Ron Paul at the convention in St. Paul, so Paul and his supporters are making room across the river in Minneapolis. That’s right, it’s time for Ronstock ‘08 (although I think Paulapalooza would be a better name), complete with tents and people who don’t need drugs to act […]

August 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Obama Camp Responds To Palin Pick

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Media, Palin, Republicans, Veep

The more and more I think about McCain’s choice today, the more I can’t seem to make much sense of it. HUGE downside and virtually the only upside is the idea that disgruntled HRC fans will jump ship just because Palin is a woman. And that’s pretty presumptuous. In any event, here’s what the Obama […]

August 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 25 Comments »

And Now: My Serious Analysis of Palin

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

Earlier, I gave you my off-the-cuff, political junkie reaction to John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin for a running mate. It’s great political theater and will give us plenty to talk about. But was it wise? Here’s my sober analysis: This was a surprisingly unserious pick. Palin has scant experience. She makes Barack Obama look […]

August 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

The Sarah Palin Rumor Mill

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Veep

At, we first wrote about Sarah Palin back in December 2007 when we found that there was, in fact, ONE person actively campaigning for the Vice Presidency. Typically this move is a deal breaker for many politicians and is the unspoken rule: Don’t act like you want it. Tweet

August 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

About that Palin ethics investigation.

By mw | Related entries in McCain

Since this topic has been invoked several times in the comments, a quick and dirty search was in order. FWIW this is wikipedia’s entry on the matter. As with all things Wiki, it should not be considered authoritative without confirmation from other sources, but it’s the best summary I could find: Governor Palin is currently […]

August 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Up By 8

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

The bump continues, as Obama extends his lead by 2 points today. However, these numbers don’t include his speech last night, which should push these numbers higher. The details… Obama’s significant lead over McCain almost certainly reflects the effects of the Democratic National Convention. The two presidential candidates were tied at 45% in the last […]

August 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Sarah Palin: John McCain’s Political Hail Mary Pass

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in McCain, Palin, Republicans

If John McCain’s decision to pick Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate works out, it’s likely to be seen as a political masterstroke. Here’s a young, attractive, successful Governor, definitely an outsider, and someone who can definitely help bring along those parts of the Republican base that continue to have second thoughts about […]

August 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 23 Comments »