Archive for October, 2008

Brian Williams Interviews Barack Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Video

The most heartening part of the interview for me comes around minute 3:00 when he’s asked about a strong Democratic majority and how he would rule. Obama makes the case that a large number of those elected will be centrist Democrats, and they’ll obviously have constituencies to answer to beyond Obama. Watch… Folks, I’m telling […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

TMV Talks To Rep. Patrick Kennedy About Mental Health

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Legislation, Mental Health, Republicans

Pete Abel lands the exclusive and discusses the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act Of 2008. The following passage highlights one of the most important parts of the legislation because it shows how genuine policy compromise got this passed… TMV: As I understand it, the current bill is not […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

The Daily Chuck Todd

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

One of the best breaks down Palin’s readiness and those rumors about Rahm… By the way, in yet another awful sign for McCain, Obama is starting to advertise in Arizona, Georgia and North Dakota. Tweet

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Lawrence Eagleburger On Palin: Not Ready

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, McCain, Palin, Veep

He has endorsed McCain for President, but when asked if Palin is ready, the former Secretary of State under George H.W. Bush said the following… “Look, of course not. I don’t think at the moment she is prepared to take over the reins of the presidency. I can name for you any number of other […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Promises, Promises, Promises

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack

Jack Trapper of ABC News has a good roundup of Barack Obama’s lengthy promises. No one can say the Illinois senator is at a loss for ideas. Of course, as Trapper notes, we’re in for a net loss of $428 billion during Obama’s first term if all his plans are enacted (that’s from the bi-partisan […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

What If McCain Had Just Run Ads Like This?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, McCain, Video

If only… Well, Palin still would have been a drag on the ticket, but filling people with “real” hope and positioning himself as the “real” change agent would have been so much more effective. But instead, we got nonsense like this. I think the biggest failing of McCain’s campaign is he never gave voters a […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Poll: Obama Leads by 12% In Early Voting In Arizona

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Polls

What’s more, Research 2000′s numbers are showing that McCain’s lead has shrunk to just 1 point. Here are the numbers… Total voters (600 likely voters) McCain: 48% Obama: 47% Early voters (17% of sample) Obama: 54% McCain: 42% Pretty intense. If Obama can pick off McCain’s home state, then he may have a chance at […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Is Palin This Clueless About First Amendment Rights?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Constitution, Law, McCain, Media, Palin, Veep

I’m sorry folks, but the following argument is RIDICULOUS and I can’t believe it’s coming out of the mouth of somebody so close to the presidency…much less the Governor of one of our states. I mean…WTF? Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama’s associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 30 Comments »

An Uncertain Electorate

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, McCain

Writing for USA Today, Chuck Raasch sees a lot more uncertainty than usual in the electorate — not regarding who they’ll vote for but what they expect their vote to bring. Despite efforts to cast Barack Obama as a raging liberal and John McCain as a Bush clone, these guys aren’t that simple and all […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Up By 11, 9, 8

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain, Polls

All good movement today for Obama, and I can’t help but think this is linked to his infomerical on Wednesday. The biggest news here I think is that Obama is up by 8 in Gallup’s traditional model, with Obama hitting his high of 51% and McCain hitting his low of 43%. That’s extremely bad news […]

October 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »