Archive for September, 2008

Forget The Polls…Follow The Futures Market To Learn The Next President

By Glenn Church | Related entries in News

As everyone knows, polling is an imprecise system. It has become popular to make composite polls from various sources and use them as a predictor. However, as prediction/futures markets have developed, they have shown an uncanny track record for getting an election right. These markets became popular with the development of the Iowa Electronic Market. With a […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Voting Begins In Ohio!

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Missouri, Ohio

More and more states are allowing early voting and I think it’s great. Anything that can get people to the ballot box should be encouraged, promoted and celebrated. From AP: In the state that may again determine the presidency, voters started casting ballots Tuesday as Barack Obama struggles to thwart a John McCain victory in […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Economic Rescue Package Vote Set For Tomorrow

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Congress, Economy

But this time it’s in the Senate. Why is that important? Because they’ll vote overwhelmingly in favor of it and force the House Republicans into a situation where they are literally the last ones in line to stop the rescue. From Wash Post: Leaders of the Senate, where most members have indicated support for the […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Podcast: Preview Of Vice Presidential Debate Between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden

By | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Debates, Foreign Policy, General Politics, McCain, Media, Palin

Two experienced debaters and political junkies offer a preview of the upcoming vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. [Listen Online] or [Download] [Subscribe to’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 and we’ll include it […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

McCain’s “Fundamental” Problems Continue

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

Well, looks McCain’s line about the fundamentals of the economy is really hurting him. Otherwise he never would have released this whopper. CNN reports that the claims of the ad are absolutely false… The Facts: The clip from Obama comes from a speech he gave in Colorado on Monday, September 29. The full speech as […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Palin Questions The Ethics Of Couric And Gibson

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, Palin

This from an interview from Hugh Hewitt’s podcast today… HH: Now Governor, the Gibson and the Couric interview struck many as sort of pop quizzes designed to embarrass you as opposed to interviews. Do you share that opinion? SP: Well, I have a degree in journalism also, so it surprises me that so much has […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

A Week in Stupidity

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Veep

I tried not to stay in this week because I heard stupidity was contagious. “Stay away from the TV, stay away from the News,” I told myself. “Don’t watch any video that pops up with ‘Katie Couric’ in the title.” Amid the barbecues, the concerts, the Oktoberfests and the debate parties, I couldn’t help but […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The politics of the bailout, part 2

By Nick Ragone | Related entries in News

In addition to sabotaging our economy and putting “main street” at risk, the Republican back-benchers have also blind-sided John McCain’s campaign by keeping the bailout front and center for at least another week. It’s clear now that the politics of the bailout is working against McCain; every day it dominates the news cycle is a […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama, a Terrorist’s Best Friend – A Father’s Politics, a Son’s Education

By Tom Hanson | Related entries in News

It represented one of the most shameful of stories. Yet as is always the case with shameful stories, it soon made its way across America. Apparently an 11-year-old boy in Colorado was suspended from school for failing to remove a t-shirt that school officials had deemed a disruption to the school’s learning environment. According to […]

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Republican Mitch McConnell: Credit Crunch Already Here

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Legislation, Video

Watch… It’s happening. Tweet

September 30th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »