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David Frum’s problem is still obvious.

By mw | Related entries in Conservatism, Conventions, Libertarian, Partisan Hacks, Republicans, Ron Paul

David Frum has determined that Ron Paul “minions” (by which he means United States citizens who are supporting, contributing to, and volunteering for the Ron Paul campaign) are trying to “hijack” the Republican Convention (by which he means working to get delegates who support Ron Paul elected to the convention). How are the “minions” going to pull off this nefarious plot? This is the unbelievable part… and one hell of a scoop by David Frum… wait for it… They are going to understand the rules, bylaws, process, and etiquette for electing GOP delegates in every state, then try to get Ron Paul delegates elected. Holy crap! I mean – how underhanded can you get?

March 4th, 2012 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Rasmussen: Obama Leads By 1, Tied

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

With leaners Obama – 48% McCain – 47% Without leaners Obama – 46% McCain – 46% Is the bounce over? The numbers would suggest they are as McCain drops a point in the “with leaners” numbers. But what about that all important female vote? Rasmussen Reports polling has consistently shown a similar result, but it […]

September 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

McCain’s Convention Bounce Or Bust?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conventions, McCain, Palin, Polls

We won’t know the full extent of McCain’s bounce until Monday, but Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight had this to say yesterday… From what best I can tell (and this is not an exact science) the one-night results from yesterday’s tracking polls showed something like a 1-2 point Obama lead. If — and this is a […]

September 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Up By 4

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

A big drop today of 3 points, as evidence of a McCain bounce is surfacing in Gallup and Rasmussen’s numbers. The details… Support for Obama since just before the Democratic National Convention kicked off on Aug. 25 has ranged from 44% to 50%, while McCain’s support has ranged from 41% to 46%. Whereas the race […]

September 5th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

This Is The POW Story I Was Waiting For

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conventions, McCain, Republicans

First things first… McCain’s speech last night was probably one of the best I’ve ever seen him give. But having said that it still wasn’t a well delivered speech. Much like Kerry in 2004 and Gore in 2000, he just doesn’t have it, and that’s not something he can really help at this point. His […]

September 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Palin’s Speech Seen By 37.2M Viewers

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conventions, McCain, Palin, Republicans

By contrast, Obama’s speech pulled in 38.3 million viewers. So all eyes were definitely on her as folks tried to gain some insight into the who, what, why, where and how of Palin. Here’s more… That’s 55% higher than Day 3 of the DNC, when her Democratic counterpart, Joe Biden, and President Clinton took the […]

September 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Sarah…Decent Speech, But A Big Strategic Mistake

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conventions, Independents, McCain, Palin, Republicans

My questions…as addressed to Sarah Palin… Why give a speech that was really designed to rally the Republican base when John McCain consistently gets more Republican support than Obama gets Democratic support? Why go on the attack with petty snipes at Obama when you have the chance to frame yourself as a true, transformative political […]

September 4th, 2008 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Gallup: Obama Up By 7

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

The Obama/Biden ticket has maintained a pretty significant lead the past 8 days since the DNC really began in earnest and Gallup was tracking the response. So it’s telling that after 3 days of the RNC, there’s pretty much no change in the lead. The details… Thursday’s interviewing will be the first to reflect the […]

September 4th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Sarah Palin’s Complete Vice Presidential Acceptance Speech

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conventions, Palin, Republicans, Veep, Video

Courtesy of MSNBC. I’ll have more tomorrow, but for now I’ll leave you with this one question: do you think this speech swayed any independent women? Discuss. Tweet

September 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Palin To Hit Media, Obama’s Experience In Tonight’s Speech

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

Here are the excerpts being released so far… On her experience as a public servant: “I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids’ public education better. When I ran […]

September 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »