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Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Barr, Georgia, McCain

“Senator John McCain will not win Georgia.” – Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr That’s certainly a bold prediction, but let’s remember that Barr represented Georgia’s 7th district from 1995 to 2003, so he may pull support from fiscal conservatives in the state. What’s more, at least one recent poll has shown Obama up by one. […]

October 25th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Insider Advantage: Obama Up By 1 In Georgia

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

Obama: 48% McCain: 47% Other: 2% Undec’d: 3% Alright folks, because of massive turnout by African Americans in early voting, I think Georgia may actually be in the mix this year. Let’s remember that Obama “routed” (per Alan’s hilarious scale) Hillary in the primary season by 35 points, so he’s certainly a popular figure in […]

October 24th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Early Voting Favoring Both Candidates

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Florida, Georgia, Independents, Nevada, North Carolina, Republicans, Voting

TIME has the numbers. In Nevada and North Carolina it favors Obama… Cumulative early-vote totals in the Las Vegas area show ballots were cast by 31,875 Democrats and 13,371 Republicans through midday Monday. Republicans had the advantage in absentee balloting, 6,616 to 6,161 through noon Monday. In the Reno area, a similar pattern occurred twice […]

October 21st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Early Voting Up Big In North Carolina

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Georgia, McCain, North Carolina, North Dakota

It’s overwhelmingly favoring Obama… Across the state, Democrats showed the most first-day enthusiasm. Of the nearly 114,000 first-day voters, 64 percent were Democrats, 21 percent Republicans and 15 percent were unaffiliated. African-American turnout was up significantly. Black voters, who make up about 22 percent of registered voters, were 36 percent of Thursday’s early voters. In […]

October 18th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

InsiderAdvantage: McCain Leads By 3 In Georgia

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

McCain – 49% Obama – 46% MOE: +/-4 Is this an outlier? Well, FiveThirtyEight gives the poll a weight of 0.89, and that means it’s not nearly as reliable as other polls like Gallup’s daily, which carries a weight of 1.76. Still…any poll numbers that show a lead this small for McCain at this point […]

October 10th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

African-Americans 39% Of Early Voters In Georgia

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Georgia

I don’t think anybody believes Georgia is in play, but if the turnout is this high in a non-swing state, imagine what it’ll be in competitive locales. From AJC: A disproportionate number of Georgia’s 194,138 early voters are African-American, in what could be an encouraging sign for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. As of Wednesday, […]

October 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments » Presidential Election Podcast (09/24/08)

By | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, Bush, Canada, Congress, Debates, Democrats, Economy, Foreign Policy, Georgia, Homeland Security, McCain

This podcast discusses the proposed legislation to bailout Wall Street, McCain suspending his campaign to return to Washington and his call to postpone this Friday’s debate, a debate preview and a discussion of foreign policy issues (both obvious and not so obvious), and more… [Listen Online] or [Download] [Subscribe to’s Presidential Election Podcast] Feel […]

September 25th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Colin Powell On Russia/Georgia Conflict: Georgia Started It

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, Georgia, McCain, Russia, Video

I watched part of CNN’s “The Next President: A World of Challenges” forum on Sunday, but I missed this bit that reveals Colin Powell not only saying that Georgia started it, but it also appears that he backs away a bit from McCain’s response to the crisis. As I’ve said before, Colin Powell’s endorsement could […]

September 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

George’s Georgia

By donar | Related entries in Bush, Cartoons, Cheney, Georgia, Political Graffiti, Russia


September 8th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Why Is Cindy McCain Going To Georgia?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Cindy McCain, Foreign Policy, Georgia, McCain, Republicans

This is just odd… McCain is traveling with the U.N.’s World Food Programme, whose work she monitored in Southeast Asia and Africa this spring and summer. McCain plans to meet with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and to visit wounded Georgian soldiers. She would also visit representatives of the HALO Trust, which works to remove land […]

August 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 17 Comments »