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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

John and Sarah: The Comeback Kids

Ladies and Gentleman, the comeback has begun! The polls were starting to narrow anyway, and John McCain gave the campaign a final boost by blowing Obama away in tonight’s debate. The media can say what they will, but everyone I talked to thought that Senator McCain won convincingly and turned in his best performance yet. Senator Obama, on the other hand, looked flustered by McCain’s spot-on criticisms. After the debate ended, Obama looked worn out while McCain was bouncing off the walls. I don’t care what any pundit says; both candidates on stage tonight clearly knew who won and who lost.

Now, the question becomes how to build on this momentum and continue climbing until Election Day. By most counts, Obama is up by between three and eight points. Some polls, particularly the Gallup Daily Tracker, have shown a wider lead. However, I refuse to put stock in the Gallup Poll as they have recently changed their definition of a “likely voter”. Luckily, Gallup is honest enough to report how their poll would have come out if the traditional definition of a “likely voter” was applied. In today’s poll, for instance, Obama enjoys a 7% lead among registered voters, and an 8% lead among “likely voters”. However, if the standard definition of a likely voter had been used rather than Gallup’s new expanded version, the very same poll would have shown Obama leading by only 3%! Hence, my personal feeling is that Obama’s actual lead going into the debate was somewhere in the 3-6% range. Based on McCain’s performance tonight, I would expect a 1-2% shift in his favor in the next few days, leaving the race in a statistical dead heat. This is where Sarah Palin once again enters the picture.

If you haven’t noticed yet, Gov. Palin has been granted MUCH more independence lately and has ramped up her end of the campaign. She’s doing well in her speeches, and more importantly she has been doing well in interviews. I listened to her on Rush Limbaugh yesterday and the Mike Gallagher Show this morning - she did beautifully in both. She’s also been getting a bit more positive coverage by doing things like stopping the Straight Talk Express at Wal-Mart to buy diapers for Trig (don’t laugh, it happened recently). Finally, if she does indeed appear on Saturday Night Live, she will likely generate a good deal of publicity and emphasize the difference between Tina Fey and the real Sarah Palin. These moves by Gov. Palin may be able to shift the polls another 1-2%.

I’ve already lined out the possibility for a 2-4% shift based solely on McCain and Palin’s actions. Taking into account other factors, it could easily be bigger. The stock market will gradually begin to stabilize, deflating the panic that has inflated Obama’s recent numbers. ACORN is becoming a major issue as more and more fraudulent voter registrations are found. I would not be surprised to see several more major ACORN busts, possibly accompanied by criminal charges. Finally, if there is any major international news, McCain is the natural beneficiary based on his foreign policy credentials.


Robert Birch said...

One critique...the stock market is notorious for going down in the month before an election. The reason why the stock market goes down is because of uncertainty (inverters hate uncertainty)... which is the election . You toss in the economy and the market is more likely to finish at lower point than it started the month. But hopefully it will stabilize...hopefully...:)

Nicky said...

I will say I agree with you 100% on what presumably the media will report concerning the debate. I saw the debate on CNN because outside the USA you r left with no option but to get USA news from the CNN. However CNN on every ramification is just baised and Wolf and heis "self aclaimed best political team" are sell outs (of course I will not fail to exempt John King).
How can those teams tell me a thing I saw for my self that Obama won the debate? Even a junior in political science will tell you Mc cain won the debate hands down.
In as much as I'm not American, I love America too much so I can only pray for a Mc cain pallin admistration instead of the free for all fall Obama is offering America and the world.

Rose said...

With a victorious McCain tonight, Sarah will NOW be the 'trumpet' paving to the McCain victory in November. Sarah can now openly and more forcefully bring on ACORN, Ayers, Wright, the real Muslim B. Hussein Obama -- see many articles in

The mainstream media are running out of lies like the boy who cried "Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!"

jill said...

Two things:

I read the following on an ABC blog, written by Sam.

"If Barack Obama would apply for a job with the FBI or with the Secret
Service, he would be disqualified because of his past association with William Ayers, a known terrorist.

If he is elected President he would not qualify to be his own body guard!"

I had not thought of that before!

The last thing is this link that is an interview with Joe Wurzelbacher that took place before the debate.

Oh, one more. About the debate, McCain was awesome. Forget the television pundits and focus groups. Especially the focus groups. After more than 20 months of campaigning, and they still haven't decided, they're perpetually confused and can't be trusted to raise their hands at the right moment when asked who won. Obama's arrogant smiles were meant to belittle and made him look small. No matter how this election ends, John McCain and Sarah Palin are heroes.

Mountain Mama said...

The market might completely tank soon, but that doesn't guarantee an Obama win.

First, Dick Morris insists that, when times are scary, people vote for the most familiar candidate----which is McCain in this election.

Second, McCain can keep teaching voters that the Democrats are by far mostly to blame for the stock market collapse----and will greatly worsen it by RAISING TAXES!

Third, McCain should put out commercials this week that include clips of Barney Frank and others' speaking two years ago IN FAVOR of forcing Fannie and Freddie to make those awful subprime loans----which now have caused the market to tank.

Voters showed on their instant-response dials (viewable on CNN) that they were upset that Gov. Palin----and they loved it when McCain told Obama off about always equating M. with Bush!

Mountain Mama said...

Sorry; I'm tired.

The independent viewers on CNN showed with their response dials that they were upset that Obama and others have treated Gov. Palin badly. They also agreed that while
Obama might have debated better, most of them are voting for McCain, anyway!

Tbone said...

I agree that McCain was really good tonight. I also agree that the McCain/Sarah ticket is closer than the polls show. Polls always overpoll democrats. I also think that everyone is underestimating Sarah's popularity.

I watch almost all of her rallies and they are packed and exciting. Sarah is incredible and she is getting Republicans excited again and maybe also bringing in new voters for McCain. Sarah is a superstar in the making. Hopefully McCain and Sarah can win this election.

LD Jackson said...

Personally, I thought McCain won the debate as well.

Over the next 19 days, I would like to see McCain hammer Obama on a couple of things. One is his association with ACORN and the other is his illusionary tax cut for 95% of Americans. The only way he can call it a tax cut is the way he has changed the definition of the word. See my article about this for more information.

The Ayers story is not a story that I see helping McCain, even though I fully believe there is much more to it than Obama is telling. I just want him to keep hammering on the socialist tendencies of Obama.

Barracuda Babes said...

I just wanted to say thanks for all your great uplifting blogs. It's easy to get a bit down when all we hear is the Obama supporting media twisting reality. I come here for a breath of reality and encouragement! McCain did the best yet and was clearly a winner.

Unknown said...

After the debate last night, I had this realization: In the 16 years, the dems have gone from "it's the economy, stupid" to "economy, it's the stupid"

Admin said...

I think McCain won last night. I wish he was like that in the first two. Obama did look a little tired and lost. I'm looking forward to Sarah on SNL. She'll do great. She's a star!

Mountain Mama said...

Dr. Wm. Hermann, who coordinates the Automated Payment Transaction Tax website ( - it's THE BEST tax reform: only 3 cents every $10 transaction----but covers ALL federal programs), wants this message posted here about this election season:

Where's the outrage? There is one and only one message that is a winner - the truth.

The liberal loan practices forced on banks is bringing the whole WORLD to its economic knees, causing far greater pain than any tax increase would ever cause. This was brought to us under pressure by Clinton and Acorn/Obama in the nineties.

The intentional deed was carried out by Democrat operatives, and now, Obama's own campaign directors, Raines and Johnson, recently retired as CEO’s from Fannie/Freddie from 1991 to 1998, and 1999 to 2004 respectively, covering the entire period of total deterioration.

This was maintained after Clinton by Frank, Dodd and, the “Gang of Three:” Obama, Pelosi and Reed. When McCain personally tried to stop it in 2006, he was blocked by these same characters, who took large sums of campaign contributions from Fannie and friends.

Do we want this bunch in charge of the whole government, when they should be prosecuted for the inconceivable havoc their probably illegal actions and liberal policies caused?

If we can't get out that stupid-simple message, and not distract by talking about anything else, we deserve to lose.

William J Hermann, Jr MD
Medical Director, Clinical Laboratories
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital

A Mom for McCain said...

We have to continue strong--not be dissuaded by what the mainstream media thinks or believes--We must continue to work tirelessly--talking to people in all places we go--wear a button or sticker to the grocery store, to your child's soccer game, to the mall. Be ready to answer questions--be cheerful, upbeat, a good representative...
We CAN win this election. Our entire nation's future depends on it!

Please read "We Must Muster Moral COURAGE" here:

Let's revive our enthusiasm for what and who we know is RIGHT!
God bless-

Mountain Mama said...

At, Laura Hollis wrote today that "It's Time to Use the "C" Word" for Obama: "Communist."

Now, I was skeptical----until I read more:
Obama has already been mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, who was apparently not only a Communist and a bigot, but also a pervert, and who warned Obama not to go off to college or fall for “equal opportunity and the American way and all that s***.” Despite concerted efforts by the media to hide this information, Obama’s connections with the Communist Party have been unearthed by independent investigators >>

Decide for yourself by reading Andrew Walden's July 9, 2008 article at:

Look at how the Dems. are SO happy that our government has taken over several banks and other businesses. The USA is already becoming a socialist state.

McCain was right: Obama IS dangerous.

azaeroprof said...

A couple comments:

While I agree that McCain did better last night, he did leave several openings unplugged. Particularly with regard to the 95% tax issue...he's REALLY got to hit that.

If we had an impartial media, I truly believe that "share the wealth" would be Obama's equivalent to "the fundamentals of the economy are strong". As it is, Joe the Plumber puts a face on that and is getting a good bit of attention. Obama must be seriously worried about it, because he's already sent Biden out trying to trash Joe the Plumber's credibility. Typical Chicago response from David Axelcrook.

Finally, on the subject of a possible 'October Surprise', watch the Peter Berg court case in PA challenging Obama's citizenship. When I first heard about this in August, I figured it was something along the lines of the 9-11 conspiracies. However, the more I hear about it, the more I learn about Berg, and the more I see Obama refusing to submit documents and trying (along with the DNC) to stonewall the case, the more credibility it seems to have. And there's a Clinton connection(the judge!). I've been watching carefully for behind-the-scenes Clinton efforts to stop Obama, you just know they're working on it. Watch this video:

It's gotten almost a million hits since last Friday. Makes you wonder, at least.

Keep praying and, God willing, we can all celebrate Sarah's oath of office on Jan. 20!

momprayn said...

Be sure and listen to Rush today!! saying a lot of interesting stuff. He agrees that McCain won last night & that's REALLY good, coming from him! He tells it "like it is". Yes, new "star"/"game changer" is JOE THE PLUMBER!!! Rush talking about that at great length plus an interview with him. Yes, THANK YOU GOD! As I write, listening to McCain's rally in PA also. Just said the biggest star was JOE the PLUMBER! They will use this for all its worth (which is probably a lot!!) Thank you!!! Also reiterated about how he is not Pres. Bush (as in the debate). So they are pushing that one too. Yes, they need to proclaim the Socialistic stuff & connection to this economic mess, etc. He seems more energetic & pumped. As they say at the football games, "Let's go, let's go, let's REALLY GO!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Well, it doesn't appear to me that McCain is going to be able to pull this out of the fire. Can't even say I agree with a lot of what he has to offer. But I detest Obama and what he stands for. Good News? I think Gov. Palin is a rising star and will make a great president in 2012. Palin for President - 2012

Ted said...

The introduction of Joe the Plumber is analgous to the introduction of Sarah Palin.

Both are real Americans who can/will energize the McCain campaign and voters.

God has indeed blessed America in its time of need; I have to believe that Joe the Plumber has been delivered by the hand of God!

Ted said...

McCain/Palin '08.

Palin/Joe the Plumber '12!

(Joe the Plumber makes the case far far more articulately, convincingly and concisely than McCain ever has or will. Havng said that, I believe McCain was the best McCain he could be at last night's debate, and thanks for that cause it WILL get us across the finish line.)

techno said...

I know most of us deplore the McCarthy hearings and the blacklisting that took place 55-60 years ago, but you know if this current cast of characters known as Obama and his gang of merry men and women were placed before Congress and given truth serum how many of them (Ayres, Dohrn, Odinga, Khalidi, Marshall,Michelle Obama, Jeremiah Wright, Flager etc) could readily admit to the hearing that they weren't full-fledged Marxists. Birds of a feather flock together. Where there's smoke, there's fire. And John, I profoundly disagree with you. Ayres is not a washed-up terrorist. Sure he's now a senior citizen but he was voted citizen of the year in Chicago in 1998 and is a professor with tenure and treated with respectability in the circles he travels. Anybody that has the power to extract $50m out of anybody (Annenberg) and then to secure another $100m to finance a radical education program to brainwash the youth of America in the philosophy of Marxism is not yesterday's news. And folks, guess who was in charge of doling out that $150m. You guessed it. The Messiah.

Ray said...

I like McCain's chances much better than I did last week.

If you guys view state polling, keep in mind that they usually are behind the national polling in trends.

One of the big factors we cannot control is the stock market. Even though Obama would make the economy worse, people never trust the incumbant party in economic downturns. The stock market took a big hit on Wednesday, erasing much of the gains on Monday. Today, the Dow Jones industrial Average is up by about 200 to 300 with less than an hour to go. We need a few good days and a bit of stability. It's possible, and it can make or break McCain/Palin.

The biggest gain that McCain seemed to make this week is among independents. I also wouldn't be surprised if some fellow libertarians starting jumping onto McCain's ship from being undecided or supporting Obama.

jill said...

"California's 2008 ballot is a thicket of closely contested, closely watched social issues. And on some of the biggest questions, blue voters—in one case, the very same voters that Obama is counting on—look ready to swing red."

This is an article concerning gay marriage. The quote above may have some bearing on our interests here.

Scott said...

someone was talking yesterday about how no one goes full circle on Obama's tax relief plan.. the consequences of it on those who will receive the tax breaks.. i'm not an expert on this but if every business making that set amount has a tax increase (no one company will have the monopoly on their earnings so most will react the same), won't they then raise their prices to compensate? So in the end those getting the tax breaks will just be filtering it back into the economy by paying higher prices. Or the companies will cut jobs and then it won't matter having a tax break without a job.

jill said...

At Rasmussen Reports, there is a poll where you can predict the bounce from the debate. I predicted and then got to see the results. There are 1,153 predictions so far. The question was how much of a bounce will Obama get in the Rasmussen poll by Sunday Oct 19. Would it be...

Bigger than 5 percentage points 33%

Smaller than 5 percentage points 42%

Exactly 5 percentage points 6%

McCain will be ahead 19%

That means that 61% think McCain will either be ahead or that Obama will be less than 5 points ahead.

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12thMan said...

I gotta say this again

"It happens to be about a three-letter word: JOBS, J-O-B-S"

--The honorable Sen. Joe Biden, Athens, OH, 10/15/08

And SARAH'S unqualified to be veep?

momprayn said...

Ha! Just heard from Fox that they are selling Joe the Plumber tee shirts that say "no more drips in the White House!"

Unknown said...

I may have to raise my opinion of Whoopi Goldberg!

" Sarah Palin found an unlikely voice defending her from constant vicious attacks on the left: View co-host Whoopi Goldberg. On Wednesday's show, in sharing her experience meeting John McCain and Sarah Palin, Elisabeth Hasselbeck expressed regret about all of the hate the Alaska Governor received and added: "She's a good woman and regardless of what you think, she is."

Whoopi Goldberg surprisingly concurred. Noting past attacks on Hillary Clinton, she decried such attacks on Sarah Palin, observing a pattern of vitriol towards strong women. When Joy Behar attempted to play the equivocation game, holding Governor Palin responsible for words from one random supporter, Goldberg replied "that doesn't justify crappy behavior from anybody." Goldberg continued noting "everybody when you meet them as something redeeming." Behar then retracted with a weak, 'I'll accept that.'

If The View moderator did not surprise enough, she countered Behar when Behar blamed the "mess" on Bush and Republicans. Goldberg declared "all of Washington has a hand on this," reminding Behar that Democrats controlled Congress for the last two years and neither party has 'been able to get jack booty done.' "

You can find it here:

Scroll down to #8

jill said...

Obama is described as "pro-abortion" and not "pro-choice." The writers draws parallels to slavery.

Something Catholics or other pro lifers may want to know.

"Senator Obama, when asked by Rick Warren when a baby gets human rights, replied: 'that question is above my pay grade.' It was a profoundly disingenuous answer: For even at a state senator's pay grade, Obama presumed to answer that question with blind certainty. His unspoken answer then, as now, is chilling: human beings have no rights until infancy - and if they are unwanted survivors of attempted abortions, not even then."

Unknown said...

I saw Gov Palin in Maine this morning and it was fantastic! Over 7000 people in a blue state with a population of only 1 million. That's impressive. She was awesome as usual and very positive and upbeat. And you should have seen the boot she was wearing!!! Keep up the good work!

Unknown said...

I got to go to one of Sarah's rallies today. What fun! It was worth standing in the heat and in a crowd (I hate crowds).

Sarah, I've lived here most of my life and we all thought it was hot, too. Just a few days ago it was in the low 70's.

StudentsofAmerica said...

It's time to take action. Volunteers are the only ones who can help McCain/Palin win now. Sign up for various activities at

McCain and Palin didn't get things done by talking about it, like Obama. They have actually made change even attacking their own Republican party to make it happen.

All of America is not Republican or Democrat, we are centrist and the only people who have stood up for the majority of Americans are John McCain and Sarah Palin.

YOU can make real CHANGE, help us and thousands of others like us who have volunteered and interned for the McCain Team. The Media, polls, pundits, are all against us and the last line of defense is the volunteer crew. Join us now WWW.JOHNMCCAIN.COM

momprayn said...

jill - yes, I have friends/family there in CA (Palin fans also). Please pray especially about their Prop. 8 re gay marriage. This is of the utmost importance to the whole country & would have far reaching, destructive effects on other areas of life/even what ministers can/cannot say in churches, etc. for all of us eventually.
12thman - hey! I think Bill O'Reilly read this blog. He mentioned JB's comment re the "three" letter word, jobs...

momprayn said...

Just heard Mike Huckabee will be having 2012 veep candidate, Joe the Plumber on his show this week..............

Mountain Mama said...

Hey, does anyone know if the candidates wrote their own Alfred E. Smith Charity Dinner skits, or at least if someone on their campaign staffs did? Or were the skits handed them by the Smith people?

Also, get this:
"Times Leader"
Posted: October 15 at 5:18 PM

Secret Service says "Kill him" allegation unfounded

By Andrew M. Seder -
Staff Writer

SCRANTON – The agent in charge of the Secret Service field office in Scranton said allegations that someone yelled “kill him” when presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during Tuesday’s Sarah Palin rally are unfounded.

The Scranton Times-Tribune first reported the alleged incident on its Web site Tuesday and then again in its print edition Wednesday. The first story, written by reporter David Singleton, appeared with allegations that while congressional candidate Chris Hackett was addressing the crowd and mentioned Obama’s name a man in the audience shouted “kill him."

News organizations including ABC, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann reported the claim, with most attributing the allegations to the Times-Tribune story.

Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.

“I was baffled,” he said after reading the report in Wednesday’s Times-Tribune.

He said the agency conducted an investigation Wednesday, after seeing the story, and could not find one person to corroborate the allegation other than Singleton.

Slavoski said more than 20 non-security agents were interviewed Wednesday, from news media to ordinary citizens in attendance at the rally for the Republican vice presidential candidate held at the Riverfront Sports Complex. He said Singleton was the only one to say he heard someone yell “kill him.”

“We have yet to find someone to back up the story,” Slavoski said. “We had people all over and we have yet to find anyone who said they heard it.”

Hackett said he did not hear the remark.

Slavoski said Singleton was interviewed Wednesday and stood by his story but couldn’t give a description of the man because he didn’t see him, he only heard him.

When contacted Wednesday afternoon, Singleton referred questions to Times-Tribune Metro Editor Jeff Sonderman. Sonderman said, “We stand by the story. The facts reported are true and that’s really all there is.”

Slavoski said the agents take such threats or comments seriously and immediately opened an investigation but after due diligence “as far as we’re concerned it’s closed unless someone comes forward.” He urged anyone with knowledge of the alleged incident to call him at 346-5781. “We’ll run at all leads,” he said. if such a yeller ever existed....

Unknown said...

I want to share some observations with you from the last few days.
The George Washington/battleground
poll is very interesting. There has been a swing of about 7 or 8 points towards Obama and back to McCain in just the last few days. The whole time, the undecided percentage did not change.
This must mean that people are still thinking about their vote.

My other observation is one which I cannot explain, but I will share with you anyway. I have been writing on the site and also a site at my hometown newspaper on the East Coast. I figured that the two would balance themselves out.
What has impressed me in the last week is a number of new people that joined at both sites. Since this site is more conservative, I think most of the new people here are joining people who are already conservative.
The East Coast site is much more liberal. Almost all of the new bloggers are conservative or at least republican.
I noticed that all the new people both here and on the East Coast are writing about how much they want to win. They are not joining to tell us that the game is over.

I don't understand this. I'm sure I will on 11/4/2008.
I am sure, however, that there is still enthusiasm on the right.

My guess is that people are just starting to pay attention. That would mean, of course, that the poles will still move.

If anyone has any thoughts they want to share with me on this, I would be happy to hear from you.

where did you get your interest in the Civil War? My family fought for the state of New York and was in the 12th Corps at Gettysburg on Culps Hill.

Unknown said...

oops, that question on the civil war was to erin, not jill

Scott said...

anyone see the candidates at the al smith dinner in nyc? it was pretty funny.

McCain part one

McCain part 2

Obama part one

Obama part 2

Scott said...

not sure why this didn't go through before

""""""It's not up to them to help America, I mean – let me rephrase that. It's not – they shouldn't be taxed more because they've succeeded. That's envy and jealousy. Get off your butt and go work. Don't sit there and expect the government to give it to you. So I wouldn't mind him speaking on it like that."""""""

i don't think he's referring to everyone but you have to be careful to place all lower class people in this group because not all are like that.. not all people have the ability to go out there and make what he does.. it doesn't mean they want handouts though. I'm just bothered by people who think that everyone else can duplicate the level of success that they themselves have achieved. Personally i've been disabled for a few years.. it has nothing to do with jealousy or envy.. my mom worked 18 years at a fast food restaurant.. is she somehow less? she works harder than a lot of people making 250k per year. Or my dad who takes in just over 40k working in a factory. I believe in the American dream but it's somehow disturbing to me to hear people talk about their wealth and blessings (from God by the way) as theirs and theirs alone.. that it isn't their job to look out for their neighbor. I don't believe in forcing people to give away what has been given to them, but they need to seriously step back and take a look at what they have and why "God" may have blessed them with those abilities and level of income. Whatever you do for the least, you do for Him,.. whatever you fail to do, you fail to do for Him.. and it reminds me of the parable of talents.. God hands out various levels of blessings and in the end it all comes down to what we've done with them.. buried them in the ground for ourselves? or made the best use of them....

I know there are some that abuse the system but please remember that the majority of those making less than 250k are just trying their best to make it in this life.. we're facing the same struggles and are often hit harder by them because it sometimes takes away from the amount of food a person has when they have to feed their car instead just to get to work.

I guess this is my liberal side talking.... if i have one. I can't figure it out.. just something about this bothers me.

momprayn said...

knowitall --- Don't know who Erin is but strangely, my great, great grandfather (or just great?) fought in the Civil War also at Gettysburg. But...he was from North Carolina (not the same side I guess). But now, we are both on the same side!!!! Thanks for your info -- yeah, probably a lot of people are just now paying attention so who knows....

Dean said...

I thought last night was McCain's best debate. He certainly was on the attack and aggressive.

I think Joe the plumber is having an impact. I noticed how Katie Couric cut Joe off after he made the comment "I like John McCain's health care plan and his tax plan". I believe this to be intentional. A liberal like Couric could not stand to hear anymore praise for McCain.

I agree that McCain-Palin have to drive home the consequences of a tax cut to 95% of the people.

People with a lower income believe this sounds great. However, when business and the wealthy are taxed, they will cease to expand and create jobs. In a slow economy it will be hard to pass tax increases onto the consumer. This will mean having to reduce employees and cut expenses to pay additional taxes. This will further contract the whole economy at the same time we are experiencing a recession. This is the recipe for disaster.

T. Boone Pickens spoke on Fox News tonight and will not endorse any candidate because of his oath to Harry Reed. I wonder how it feels to be owned by a thug like Harry Reed.

However, Sean Hannity did get Pickens to admit that he would not raise anyones taxes during a difficult economic time like we are having now.

Also, Obama will raise capital gains tax which will restrict money flow into the stock market. A lot of the capital in the stock market is from foreign investors. These investors will not tolerate a high capital gains tax and will invest in other countries. The stock market will continue to be subdued by an increase in the capital gains tax.

Obama's plane is a path to socialism and becoming a second rate country in regards to wealth and innovation.

techno said...

There are 10 things that I will never understand: 1)on Wednesday John linking Obama with the worst voter fraud scandal in US history and to a 'mad bomber' who bombed the Pentagon and then the next evening at the Alfred E Smith dinner making jokes about Bill Clinton with Hillary laughing along in a congenial manner with Obama, a pro-abortionist sitting at the same table with John and a a RC cardinal (only in America); 2)Sarah Palin not yet being in TV commercials for the McCain campaign; 3)why so many conservatives want McCain to bring up Jeremiah Wright: there's so much material already; don't get a conniption fit if he decides to go another route or pursue a different theme. Wright is not a game changer. 4)how so many Jews vote Democrat when one of Obama's closest friends Khalidi, is an avowed anti-Zionist; 5)that Sarah has not made a bigger deal of the denial of women's rights in Iran and connecting that with Obama's desire to meet Mahmoud unconditionally and using that to affirm her stance on women's rights in America; 6)that McCain goes on Letterman after for the last 7 weeks Dave has literally savaged Sarah and tried to destroy her without letup and allowing Dave to subject him to the worst aspects of gotcha journalistic interrogation as a paid Obama shill; 7)why Americans bend over backwards to accommodate Islam and its symbols and why American Christians allow secular humanists, atheists, and activist Supreme Court jurists to whittle away a Christian's right to observe his religion with all its symbols displayed and honored; 8)that Dave Letterman has the gall to chop up Sarah for being unqualified to be President and to suggest the Eagleton option should have been pursued and then ask John to have her show up on his program; 9)that John doesn't give a better answer on why Sarah is qualified to be President: she is an executive who has a track record of making the the right decisions and judgments after input and consultation with advisors and cabinet-John why can't you say that? 10)why John and Sarah don't use the word 'socialist'.

republicanfeminist said...

Isn't this terrible:
Mentally Challenged Man Forced to Vote for Obama (Albany, NY)


Mentally challenged man says his vote wasn't right

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - There are allegations of voter fraud, as a Dougherty County family claims the vote of a mentally challenged relative was stolen.

They say the adult day rehab program where Jack Justice attends took him to vote, without the family's permission. What's worse is Justice says the person helping him wouldn't cast the ballot for his choice for President.


techno said...

Peggy Noonan refers to Sarah tomorrow in her column in the WSJ in terms of the 'vulgarization of politics' saying that Sarah's choice was 'a mark against his (McCain's) judgment and idealism'. I know Peggy that you're a Beltway elitist, a more jaded version of Kathleen Parker, but Peggy in criticizing Sarah for the contents of her speeches you must be certainly aware that everything Sarah says (especially ideas and contents)has to be approved by the McCain campaign; you accuse her of not thinking aloud and just saying things-isn't that what the great actors and actresses have done throughout history Peggy--follow a script, as she must as the VP candidate; now you complain that you can't figure out if she is a Bushite or a Reaganite; Peggy maybe she's neither; maybe she's the first visionary Palinite. Peggy goes on to say that Sarah is not 'as thoughtful or persuasive' as Joe the Plumber. Did 60,000 people just show up at the Villages at the same time to stand in sweltering heat so they could be wedged together as close as sardines if it wasn't to hear Sarah and allow themselves to be convinced to vote McCain? Why does Sarah continue to play before SRO crowds who fawn over her-because they have nothing better to do with their lives? Peggy: get real--there would be little or no significance to the Joe the Plumber story in this election cycle without Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin kept John McCain competitive so he could get to Joe the Plumber. Why you elitists are such idiots is that you fail to mention the reality of the McCain campaign with regards to the present political and economic climate-again John should be 15 points behind Obama with no chance of winning with all the political variables against him if he had not gone bold and chosen Sarah; if John pulls this off for years and years historians will be looking back in marvel at the power of Sarah Palin to tip the balance in McCain's favor. That you refuse to acknowledge this Peggy and without a future mea culpa you deserve any ostracism and criticism that you will face in the future as you pay the price for being such a spiteful, despicable human being--a conservative who should know better than to turn traitor on a woman who profoundly respects the legacy of Ronald Reagan. Shame on you, Peggy!

Unknown said...

My beautiful and intelligent wife and I voted tonight.
McCain/Palin two
Obama/Biden zero

Mountain Mama said...

WOW! Senator McCain is a GIFTED comedian, who perfectly timed his jokes at the Smith Dinner tonight. Anderson Cooper said McCain won it: "the fourth debate."
Plus, McCain made a great showing tonight on the Letterman show. Some conservatives were livid that McCain went on it, since Letterman trashes Gov. Palin---but McCain DID win the respect (if not the approval) of the millions who watch Letterman. He demonstrated GUTS: McCain doesn't duck difficult challengers, as Obambi does.
McCain TOTALLY was supportive of Sarah there, too. McCain came off as brave and suave, while Letterman looked like Nervous Nelly, too worried about Palin.

This was a GOOD DAY for McCain-Palin! We need EVERY day to be this good. I wrote McCain to FIGHT for us, show Americans he shares their ANGER about this Bailout-Ripoff, promise he'll put IN JAIL the jerks who caused the subprime loan catastrophe----and then he'll WIN this election!

Friend08 said...

I was just watching Letterman also and I think Senator McCain did well and held his own. He is indeed a likeable man...

However, like Techno mentioned, I couldn't help thinking that just about anyone who attends one of Gov. Palin's rallies (or reads this blog) could give a better answer on her qualifications to be second in line to the presidency!

How about her ability seemingly to accomplish whatever it is she sets her mind to? Her day-to-day experience making decisions that affect the citizens of the most unique state in our country? Or her willingness to step up to right the wrongs she sees in the world? Her obviously genuine love for this country? Her desire to serve for the good of her fellow citizens? Her strong foundation of family and faith that enables her to joyfully face the challenges she encounters???

I think this campaign needs to spend the next 19 days spelling out a clear narrative of policy issues, and making sure that McCain and Palin are the ones who define McCain and Palin.

Give the voters a very clear choice and this thing will come down to the wire!

PS: Please volunteer with the campaign!!

Scott said...

well O'reilly still wasn't satisfied with the debate performance... he wants McCain to go out there like Elliot Ness.. I thought he did good last night.

As for Letterman, he now holds the record, second to Couric, on the amount of repeated times someone asks McCain "are you sure she's ready?"

indigogarden said...

Wow. Lots of great information here on the blog tonight. I found this blog just after Palin was nominated and have been back regularly ever since.

I want to thank you all for your positive attitude about this election cycle. The race is NOT over. I am going to be proud to vote McCain/Palin on election day.

Robert Birch said...

in this debate McCain wins.

k.aLLyN. said...

I'm watching Fox & Friends right now and there's a Gallup poll out today and Obama & McCain are in a dead heat! Hopefully the American people are waking up, especially with the whole "Joe the Plumber" thing. I'm hopeful now!!

Scott said...

"""""a pro-abortionist sitting at the same table with John and a a RC cardinal (only in America)"""""

in the time of Jesus those are the people He sought out and associated with.. they weren't brought to conversion any other way.

I couldn't get over how uncomfortable Obama looked in that speech delivery though.. he even looked like he was sweating.

Unknown said...

the gw/ battleground poll remains fascinating:

Look at the movement in the last 10days

Unknown said...

i found this comment letter in the Bangor, Maine, newspaper last night about Sarah's rally there:

My husband and I attended the Palin rally at BIA, and we are so glad we did! We had a long wait in line, but it was worth our time and effort. One thing that amazed us was the number of enthusiastic young volunteers and attendees. We expected the McCain/Palin supporters to be overwhelmingly in the senior citizen camp. How wrong we were! We spoke with some of them and were impressed with their love for Conservative values.

At the rally itself, we were impressed with Rick Tyler, the color guard, Miss Maine, the Nokomis high school band, Lee Greenwood (singing our National Anthem and his signature song, "Proud to Be an American"), the various dignitaries, Senator Snowe, and Governor Palin.

And the CROWD! They were excited, happy Americans. They cheered, whistled, waved their signs, sang, clapped, and shouted. At the same time, they were respectful and orderly. We witnessed no disruptive attendees. They represented Maine well and made us proud to belong to this beautiful state.

Instead of insulting them -- or insulting the protesters at the nearby mall, wouldn't it be better to recognize and respect our fundamental rights to assembly, to free speech, to private opinions, and to vote our conscience? Our republic, our democratic form of government, our liberty, and all of the blessings we enjoy as Americans are precious! Let's never forget, we are Americans FIRST and there is more to unite us than to divide us.
By "Carol1"

Watch out for those conservatives... they sound upbeat.

momprayn said...

Yeah, thought John was better at the dinner. Yes, I think he won that one! Interesting "exchange" this morning on Americas Newsroom (Fox) with Megyn Kelly really giving it to Howard Wolfson re Joe the Plumber - he was really trying to trash him & Megyn wouldn't let him get away with it! (She won & it was obvioius! First time I've actually agreed and liked a lawyer!!!) I think that only helps "our cause". Again attacking the "common American man". So pathetic. Also Mike Huckabee was good - which reminds me, remember Joe will be on his show tomorrow night - 7pm Central.
Again...please let it be ONE NATION UNDER GOD.........Palinites unite!!!!! United we stand!!!!!!!

Remember, Joe on Mike Huckabee tomorrow (I think) 7 pm Central time.

Mountain Mama said...

Whoa, Momprayn----Way to space your comments! (smile) What happened?

On a MUCH more serious note:
PLEASE GET OUT THE REPUBLICAN VOTE, so THIS doesn't happen with an Obambi presidency (
"Born alive baby, killed at abortion clinic, gets proper funeral" - Charlie Butts and Marty Cooper - OneNewsNow - 10/14/2008:

A Florida baby who was born and died in an abortion clinic will finally be buried today in Ft. Lauderdale. Cheryl Sullinger of Operation Rescue explains the African-American baby named Shanice Denise Osbourne was born alive two years ago at an abortion clinic.... Shanice's mother went to the clinic after experiencing some discomfort, and the clinic staff decided to deliver the baby. When Shanice was born, her mother noticed her gasping for air for nearly five minutes while the clinic staff panicked. Abortionist Belkis Gonzales then put the baby in a biohazard bag and put her on the clinic's roof "to conceal her body from police." Allegedly, there was no attempt to save Shanice's life....
Doctors performed an autopsy that Shanice's lungs "contained gas bubbles and floated," which proved she was alive and breathing at birth. Meanwhile, an investigation may soon bear fruit. "We have every confidence there will be criminal charges in this case by the end of next month," Sullinger contends. She rejoices that the clinic has been closed.... Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, is thankful Shanice will "finally be laid to rest with the dignity and love she was denied in her short life" and hopes her killers will be brought to justice. He adds that the public is encouraged to attend the funeral in hopes that the African-American community will stop the "exploitation and decimation of their community by predatory abortionists."
This is pure infanticide! How can ANYONE vote for Obama!?

momprayn said...

Mountainmama - yeah, sorry about "space" thing - weird. Think it happened when I went back to add stuff...oh well. Abortion -- right on!!! I feel the same. Strangely enough, I was thinking about that today more & heard more about it this morning on the Glenn Beck show (radio) who was pointing out how much "Senator Government" has lied about this, etc. It's horrible beyond words and I fear God's judgement upon this nation sooner or later (& it may very well be sooner). Another HUGE reason I want McCain/Sarah in there to appoint the judges that can bring about overturning Roe v. Wade. Obama will appoint the ones who won't let this happen - that will be in there "forever" voting for liberal positions. And listen to Rush today too folks - more good stuff. US News mag. saying the Obamaites actually afraid he might have "blown it" with that "spread the wealth" comment - which reminds me, Sarah is out there milking it for all its worth!
On the lighter side & encouraging: HILARIOUS news - at the McCain rallies, people are wearing Joe the Plumber tees & waving TOILET PLUNGERS!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!

multipath said...


Transcript of a great speech (too long to print here)

momprayn said...

More encouraging news from Rush - just had a call from a lady in Dayton, OH saying that people are now really getting "pumped" about Sarah (independents, undecided, etc.) and it all began with Joe the Plumber!! Said that "opened their eyes" & especially women/moms. I missed the first part - but something about how people were rushing out to buy yard stuff/stickers, etc. & they couldn't get them because they had sold out everywhere & had to order more! Said the same people had voted Dem. in '06 because they were mad at the GOP but now they are crazy about Sarah (& not just because she is a woman) because finally there is someone with a backbone who says how they feel!!! Good news guys!!!!!!!!!!

Tbone said...

I did not like Peggy Noonan's column in the Wall Street Journal on Sarah. She says that she does not know if she is Bushian or Reaganite. There are a few other conservative writers that seem to be down on Sarah also.

Sarah is neither Bush or Reagan. She is Sarah Palin. What make's Sarah so special is that she can connect with voters on a personal level that others can't. I feel that she is just a normal person. No matter what happen's in 2008 we are looking at a future president in Sarah.

The one thing that McCain left Obama off the hook on in the debate was on abortion. He could have really nailed him on this issue. Obama is the most pro-abortion candidate to ever run for President. I think Sarah would have really nailed him on abortion. The voters should know how extreme Obama is on abortion.

Scott said...

Ohio Secretary of Fraud won her appeal to the Supreme Court......

Scott said...

what's funny is by trashing Joe the Plumber they're alienating the middle class they're trying to seduce!

azaeroprof said...

Here's some interesting news. I was trolling on DailyK#s (couldn't type the actual full name as that would be profanity, don't worry I never post there!). Their R2K 3-day tracking poll today still shows a 10-pt margin for BHO 52-42. (I don't believe their absolute margin, but be that as it may). The interesting thing is that the individual night polling is: Tues +12, Wed +10, and Thur +6 !!

It's still early to get too excited about this yet, but let's watch the next few days and see if that's a trend. As I said previously, "spread the wealth" may well become Obama's "fundamentals of the economy are strong". Maybe even worse since it has a face named Joe!

Prayin' for Palin'!

momprayn said...

Scott - re trashing Joe - yeah, it's like "knowitall" said ---- "Economy, it's the STUPID".
I'm hoping it all backfires on them & I think it is & that's what they're worried about. Yep, pretty pathetic/telling about Ohio's "secretary of fraud" (that's good too) thing - but like my wonderful, highly intelligent husband says, hopefully all this will expose them and show how awful these people really are and we really need to be screaming for JUSTICE!!!!

techno said...

Sarah finally uttered the word 'socialist' today by using Joe the Plumber's words. Congratulations. It's about time.

huskyonspeed said...

More foot-in-mouth from the Obama camp: at a rally in Roanoake (sp?) Virginia, Obama surrogate Jim Webb calls out Sarah, saying she isn't the most qualified, and McCain regrets his pick. You know what? I get kinda tired of these idiots trying to tell us who should and shouldn't be our VP nominee. If you're so worried about not having qualified candidates, your party should have nominated "count to 4" Biden, "sweetheart bank deal" Dodd, Billary, or Captain Adultery, even "creepy lookin' guy" Kucinich. Sorry for the rant. Have a good weekend everyone!

techno said...

10 great blog entries today from Hot Air: 1)"Not since Super Mario World has the weight of history laid so heavily on the shoulders of one little plumber." Dr. Zero; 2)"But a socialist is known by his words and deeds, past and present. Obama has no adequate defense, other than obfuscation or outright lying..." Edouard; 3)"When you're a Marxist libtard, indignation is your license to do anything, except turn on your masters." David Horowitz; 4)"Crash and burn! Long live Operation Chaos...more than 3m people (on instruction from Rush Limbaugh) changed registration to vote in the dem primary and they will not vote for Obama in November, yet this has bumped up the weighting beyond that seen in any previous national election in my adult life." Vashta Nerada; 5) "A microcosm of the world we live in, Mac defending a regular Joe against the Obammunist." Tony 737; 6)"I don't hear any chants of USA, USA, USA at any of Obama rallies." canophor;7) "Joe the Plumber...monkey wrench in the Socialist machine." The Unrepentant Geek; 8) "The economy needs to be rebuilt, not re-organized." attributed to Rush Limbaugh by Angry Dumbo; 9)"Remember when newspapers put news in the front, and editorials in the back." Logis; 10)"By the way, Castro has again 'endorsed Obama'. In a sane world, this would be an automatic game loser." Grue in the Attic

Rose said...

PRAY for DIVINE INTERVENTION for McCain-Palin to win.

See news breaking in
World Net Daily

"Gadhafi: Obama a Muslim,studied in Islamic schools"

Says Arab world campaign contributions
'may enable him to win U.S. presidency'

Full articles here

techno said...

I know it's hard to measure day by day but does anybody out there who is truly objective not believe that Sarah has improved exponentially as a VP candidate by blossoming before our eyes over the last 7 weeks. I'll be the first one to admit that perhaps Sarah was not quite ready to be VP on August 29 but as we sit now at October 17, she has passed the test with flying colors. Her speech-making ability improves every day, her ability to answer reporter's questions has markedly improved, her competency on foreign affairs allowed her to beat Joe Biden in a foreign affairs debate, her ability to communicate domestic economic policy is more convincing and her general comfort level as a VP candidate has drastically improved. She has arrived and that is bad news for the Obama campaign. But don't tell the Democrats that. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia today tried to suggest that John was disappointed with Sarah's lack of competence; what planet has Webb been living on in the last 7 weeks? Boy are the Dems getting desperate if they have to resurrect this so late in the campaign? Senator Webb: we all have eyes; Sarah has performed beyond any Republican's wildest dreams including the man who chose her. Who started off as the greatest political risk in American presidential history has now the potential to become the most dominant female American political personality of the 21st century. Give me a politician with talent, charisma, and intelligence and you can teach him or her the rest.

Mountain Mama said...

Techno wrote:
"Give me a politician with talent, charisma, and intelligence and you can teach him or her the rest."

Very excellent points, as usual, Techno! Those are precisely the qualities the brilliant Bill Clinton had----and yet he, too, had to cram foreign policy.
Clinton's poor example as President, though, demonstrates that we also need candidates with decent character. Otherwise, we end up electing crafty sneaks whose charisma helps them get away with.... well, whatever....

One of Sarah Palin's best features is that she is so very highly revered by those who've known her intimately all her life; SHE DEFINITELY is smart, and has a decent character----and marriage----and lifestyle----ETC!

Scott said...

i don't know if anyone has seen the new McCain ad yet

I think it's funny how at the end they approve the message even though it's them speaking :p

Scott said...

this was a good article

"The real problem elitists like Meacham have with Governor Palin is that she has achieved success as a female politician without sacrificing her morals at the altar of liberalism to gain the credentials required by the media elite."

rel said...

I thoroughly agree, Sen. McCain did himself and all his supporters proud in the last debate. I noticed Sen. Obama clinching his teeth and frowning numorus times and became so flustered that he forgot, from time to time, to look into the camera (at his adoring public).
However, I think Sen. McCain is still the underdog. But I also think that that can be a good thing. I wrote a piece to that effect on my blog; you can check it out here:


momprayn said...

I hadn't heard of Sarah until she was announced like some of you and therefore I thought she was great from the beginning (from that very first day I was crazy about her & ordered a tee shirt asap) but I think I guess can also see some "improvement" mentioned. So "ditto" techno. But we are all "kindred spirits" in these regards & don't know how many are of like mind out there.
Heard McCain called Joe the Plumber apologizing for the media circus around him & invited him to join them on the campaign trail (no plans yet). Remember to see him tonight on Mike Huckabee, 7 pm Central & also if you haven't heard, Sarah will be on SNL tonight!!!! THAT should be interesting. I'm praying like someone else said, that Joe's middle name is David, and along with Sarah will beat this Goliath!!!!! (She can be "Esther" - heard from the person that discipled her when she was young that she has had an "Esther" anointing on her since she was young) I "felt" that too & then I heard that & from other sources also..... as others have said, even if she doesn't win this time, I feel sure she will in the future & have the authority to make the "good" changes we need & God wants!! Thank you God!!! There's a certain time this must happen and only God knows the "big picture" & I "rest" in the knowledge that if He wants it to happen now, He'll make it happen (like I believe He did with Bush in the first one). But He is seeing how many pray about this & may be one of the reasons He is letting it be such a "nail biter", proding us to come to Him in our desperation - it does make a difference! Plus this is allowing the "bad guys" to be exposed & hopefully dealt with. Multiple reasons I'm sure. Hang on!!!!

Patriot1776 said...

IS there a place to watch sarah's rally? I try youtube and still no one is posting them - which I find strange.

They should link JM and SP's rally on the john mccain website after it is finished - or even stream it live sometimes.

I feel like I am in a media blackout with Sarah.

paul kambulow said...

Sarah Palin’s association with Pentecostal Christianity

Do also note that while most news media, liberals, democrats had wrongfully belittled Sarah Palin’s association with Pentecostal Christianity, this actually next gave her more publicity, exposure and better still even next more support from many Christians. Not what the demons had expected or hope for for sure. The bashing of her religion was clearly a great mistake on their parts. Obama wishes he got so much coverage now as well..

Tbone said...

You can watch all of Sarah's rallies live on on the video section and press the one with Sarah Palin. That is where I have been watching them.

Mountain Mama said...

I wish I could stay in a purely positive mode, but naturally I just detest lying.
I just watched two women reporters on MSNBC LIE about Gov. Palin.... or at least speak in total ignorance of the facts:
They kept saying that Gov. Palin had "brought up" the subject of Rev. Wright yesterday, to criticize poor Obambi, and speculated about RACISM in this election!
No-ooo..... The FACTS are that Gov. Palin was answering random questions from the press while on the jet yesterday. Then, a REPORTER brought up the subject and asked Gov. Palin about Rev. Wright. Gov. Palin CAREFULLY replied that people were right to be concerned about Rev. Wright----but it was up to John McCain to speak in detail about that topic, or not.
Good heavens! Gov. Palin can't even MINIMALLY comment on a question raised BY REPORTERS, without the press' LYING and saying SHE brought the subject up purposely for negative, perhaps (ACK!) racist reasons!
NEVER COMMENT AT ALL on anything you don't want LIED about by the press.

Anyway----to watch Gov. Palin or Senator McCain live, go to:

Clearly it WILL take a miracle for McCain-Palin to win. PRAY FOR MIRACLES (like Joe the Plumber!) to KEEP HAPPENING!

Anonymous said...

The comeback kids!!! Yeah...

For a pick me up on McCain/Palin. Nobody says it better than Mark Levin

Tbone said...

Here are some reasons why the McCain/Sarah team can still win this election.
1. Obama has always been overpolled by atleast 4-5% in the primaries.

2. All the polls always overpoll democrats and underpoll Republicans. That is becuase all the media is in the tank for Liberal Democrats. The only one that is not is Fox News. They want supporters of McCain/ Sarah to think it is over.

3. After watching most of the rallies with Sarah and the energy and excitement she brings with huge crowds. That means she is bringing back the Republican base. Which will help bring out the vote in key states like Ohio,Virginia,Florida and Missouri.

4. There are still alot of undecideds in this election. More than usual in a Presidential Election. Which means Obama still has not closed the deal. There are people that still do not think that Obama is qualified to be President.

We have to prevent an Obama win on November 4th. Obama is a do nothing Senator.

multipath said...

From the PUMA (people united my a##) site
From an email I received last night:

Hi Murphy,

I’ve been a lurker the past month or so. I am not a member and not as brave as your members to even sign on. I just wanted to comment on a post tonight. The writer was wondering if others are getting scared of BO in the WH. I can tell, you everyone I know, friends and coworkers are very scared now that the mask has slipped and they were informed to go looking on the internet. I’ve lurked and read many blogs, most posters there are getting scared as well. You may not know it but people are indeed flipping left and right from Obama-those that are not complete Koolaid drinkers. Fear of this man, his violent and dangerous radical ties that continue to mount, trump any and everything else.

I’m in a blue state and have turned 5 coworkers to vote for McCain so far. None of them knew any of this stuff becasue it was not in the MSM. I feel for this guy Joe-being villified but it is a huge eye opener to people – both the conversation with BO and them ripping him apart for daring to disagree with him. The ACORN thing is a huge eye opener too. It has finally made a lot of on the fencers question everything BO has lied about and they go looking on the net. Nobama thinks we that have internet access are stupid enough not to go looking. It is those that don’t have it and get their only info. From the MSM don’t know the “real” Nobama. I just wanted to let you and your posters know they are far from alone. Many, many people lurk here and more with each passing day. You ladies(and gentlemen) are making a huge difference. Kudo’s to you all and keep it up!!!!!! Us lurkers may not be as brave or vocal as you but we are fighting the fight-informing the uniformed and changing votes to McCain whenever and wherever we can-in our own small way.

12thMan said...

Well, as you know, Sarah's going to be on SNL tonight. I'm not thrilled with it but I'm not gonna say it's a mistake cause I'm not either running for the second highest seat in the land or setting up my next four years.

All I can say is three words (and yes, Joe, this is really JUST three):

Cowbell or Rock

That's tonight's appearance in a nutshell.

On March 18, 2000, Dwayne Johnson, WWF megastar, a.k.a. The Rock, hosted SNL for the first time. The Rock was at his prime, and his appearance was essentially going to hype that year's Wrestlemania, where he was going to go over HHH and leave Anaheim the WWF champion..........

Yeah right,

Not only was "Saturday Night Rock" mostly unfunny (except for Nicotrel), Vince McMahon got the bright idea to have HHH, Mick Foley, and the Big Show on as well--remember Vince and NBC also were beginning to collaborate on the XFL (that turned out great didn't it?) at that point. Bottom line, a mediocre show (not Rock's fault) began to turn his career downward, even worse Wreslemania ended up being ruined (HHH went over in a fatal four-way "McMahon in every corner" match that WWF/E still has yet to recover from), and the Rock ended up playing second fiddle to HHH (now Vince's son-in-law) for the rest of his time in the WWF/E, and of course now he isn't even known as The Rock anymore, just Dwayne Johnson.

However, three weeks later, when Christopher Walken hosted, they did the infamous "More Cowbell" skit. It was actually a skit that ripped on Behind The Music, but it gets its name because the subject was the legendary Blue Oyster Cult and their hit song Don't Fear The Reaper, which btw, includes a recurring cowbell (I always thought it was Al Bouchard doing overdubs). Needless to say, BOC got PLENTY of mileage off that one and is still very much alive today (even though just two of the original five are left)

So the point here, this could ruin Sarah (although she isn't constrained by an egomaniac promoter who "invented" wrestling and his "golden boy"), but that's VERY unlikely. Plus she isn't hosting, "W the Dumber", Barbie's stepson is. More likely, much like BOC, she'll be the focus of a usually unfunny skit that will end up growing into legend, only this time without Will Ferrell dancing around and Jimmy Fallon giggling the entire time. Plus I doubt Josh Brolin pleading for more cowbell is anything close to CW.


techno said...

I would like to ask you all your opinion on McCain's strategy. Over the last week John, Sarah and the surrogates have bombarded Pennsylvania with their presence despite the fact that polls consistently show that the McCain campaign is more than 10 points down in that state. The question is:Does John know something that the pollsters are not making the public aware of, is he crazy for committing so many resources and so much time to PA, is he there to try to make up for losing Florida or Virginia or why do you think so much attention has been given to this state when it appears it in the bag for Obama?

techno said...

Huffington Post readers object to Sarah's presence on SNL. It's okay for SNL to mock Sarah continually but it's not all right for her to rebut some of the humor directed at her with regards to her intelligence or political acumen. Fair play or being a good sport is not in their vocabulary; I think if anything it is this one fact that makes the kook leftie fringe and radical liberals anti-American and frankly dangerous to free speech and liberty.

Mountain Mama said...

Hey there, Techno,
I heard that McCain's staff indeed thinks there's a good chance in PA. They evidently think they know more than the pollsters can discover....
I am praying that the truth continues to come out about BO and Americans recoil from him. He only seems nice; the fact is----and his own writing states this!----that he's got a lot of ambition and socialist plans for us.
Please, God, have mercy!

12thMan said...

techno said...

"Does John know something that the pollsters are not making the public aware of, is he crazy for committing so many resources and so much time to PA, is he there to try to make up for losing Florida or Virginia or why do you think so much attention has been given to this state when it appears it in the bag for Obama?"

It could be a LOT of things, maybe to set Sarah up over the next couple years (although I doubt McCain would have anything to do with that), or to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat. Plus, it just shows that PA is essentially just like WA, only the Pittsburgh (Spokane, in theory anyway) side being the conservative side and the Philly (Seattle) one being hard left. On the latter, it proves that if you wanna get to heaven, you indeed have to go through hell, besides going there and facing down all of Fast Eddie Rendell's minions just makes Sarah that much stronger in my eyes. Oh and good to see the Flyers won't be costing me any money with their annual playoff choke job this year:)

"Huffington Post readers object to Sarah's presence on SNL."

I feel better about it already:)

"It's okay for SNL to mock Sarah continually but it's not all right for her to rebut some of the humor directed at her with regards to her intelligence or political acumen."

Well of course, cause the libs are blatant hypocrites. I get these same losers who tell me every day that I shouldn't make everything political. I can proudly say that I have no ill will towards Bill Clinton whatsoever (didn't care for him as Prez beginning with his second term, but there's a time for that) yet if George W. came up to watch the Indians (to get a look at his future Ranger squad, half their team this year played here in 2003 and 2004) he'd be booed mercilessly by these Obama-trolls. Hell he lost me as Prez after he wimped out following the 06 midterms but, again, there's a time for that.

Hell, I even saw something disturbing today, Toby Keith is an outed Barry Supporter. Even with that and him helping keep #80 out of the gov's chair in OK six years ago, I still don't HATE him for it or anything. Again, time and place.

momprayn said...

Techno/"lurkers" --- yeah, I've heard the same as what mountain mama said --- they have their own "insider" polling, etc. & so they must think there's a good chance to win PA. About SNL - my "gut feeling" is she'll do great & of course I pray God will use it to bring in more votes. When you said " appears that BO has it in the bag", I have a feeling that there's LOTS of stuff out there that APPEARS one way (negative) but in actuality is not (or not going to be). Hope so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Techno, Mountain Mama, momprayn, 12thman,

I feel like I am talking to the hall of fame right now. I am humbled.
You are great people.

There was a story a few days ago about a leak from The Messiah's camp. I took this off the internet:

Steve Corbett, a radio talk show host in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, received a copy of an internal email sent by Grant Olan who heads the Wilkes-Barre headquarters of the Obama campaign. The email went to 627 Obama campaign volunteers in the Wilkes-Barre Scranton region, saying that Obama Headquarters reported an internal poll which shows that Obama is only 2 points up in Pennsylvania.

Sean Smith, who is heading Obama's Pennsylvania campaign, was interviewed by Steve Corbett via phone at 5:35 today to discuss this. He said that Grant "went rogue", and aknowledged that Grant was "reprimanded" for this. Sean would not deny that the internal poll showed this, and his words were carefully chosen.

The trouble with leaks is that you never know if they are disinformation or the real deal.

My wife found out last weekend that her father's role in dropping the atomic bomb was to be part of a diversionary B-29 raid to distract the Japanese defenders. There were only three planes on each atomic bomb drop, and they were stripped of their guns to cut down on weight.
You always try to confuse the enemy.

Sarah's grandfather worked at Hanford, WA, during the Big One and helped to produce the bombs. They lived in Richland, WA.

I have misgivings, too, about SNL. I hate the show for being so liberal.
But I have great faith in Sarah. She could win a lot of votes.
Let's face it, the rating will be huge, nevermind the replays on Youtube.

You people have added so much to my life. I am so grateful to all of you.

Mountain Mama said...

This is odd: just this afternoon, < I > was considering how many brilliant people write in here!
Knowitall, YOU constantly dig up very interesting information.
WOW! Your wife's Dad worked in one of the planes that dropped The Bomb!? I had heard that Sarah Palin's family had been involved somehow in that endeavor; thanks for the more specific information.

Many people think we're deluded for believing in the goodness and capability of Sarah Palin. What I've noticed is that Gov. Palin continues to surprise everyone with those features!

(I am PRAYING that SNL doesn't try to ruin her tonight.....)

Unknown said...

mountain mama,
My wife would never take credit for her dad being on one of the three planes that dropped the atomic bomb.
Her father was on one of the planes that was asked to create a diversion and distract the Japanese defenders.
We do have picture that he took of those planes.
My wife is very conservative. She will not buy a japanese car because they shot at her father.
She is a doll. I am a lucky man.

Ray said...

O-bots were trying several things on me (a libertarian).

One tried to convince me to vote Obama over Iraq. That's one of the issues I actually agree with conservatives on (the other social issue being abortion). He also claimed McCain was just as corrupt as Obama, so I shouldn't vote on ethics. I know better. Then, he tried to convince me that Obama had better economic plans. What part about 'libertarian' doesn't this guy get? We aren't socialists. Maybe, I should have tipped him off that he should stay away from economic talk with libertarians. Nah. :p

A couple of more tried to get me to vote for Barr. Please, the man just wants his 15 minutes. He deserves none of it. He couldn't care less about libertarianism.

At least several tried to discourage me from voting at all. I tell those types that they can bet on me being in a voting booth come November. I don't care, if I end up being the only vote for McCain in the entire state.

Some even tried to use Palin as a negative to me saying that she is the female Bush, doesn't have experience, and doesn't know what is going on. I just tell them that they are clearly mistaken and need to review the facts (which they won't).

Why are they so concerned about a person voting in NJ, anyway?Although McCain has a lot of anecdotal support across the internet from people living in NJ, the polls don't show it. They shouldn't care less about my vote. Should they?

Joe said...

You people can't seriously think that McCain won the debate....can you?

momprayn said...

knowitall - sweet of you to say. We appreciate you too! Re WWII, your father-in-law, etc., my father's job (Air Force) was to work on the electronics/radios of the planes (but don't know if they were "those" or not); then I remembered that I just found out a few years ago (for sure) that I am distantly related to Pres. Dwight Eisenhower (like 10th cousin- my dad's side)! ha! In fact, my brother looks a whole lot like his grandson(?), David. Don't know if you saw my post that I heard that Sarah is distantly related to FDR (9th cousin) and Princiss Di (10th cousin)?? My, my. THAT figures, don't you think?! Gotta go now & see Sarah on SNL! Go Sarah!!!!

Mountain Mama said...

Dear Huge Ja@@:
What an appropriate name you selected for yourself!

Yes, McCain won the debate. Winners don't have to resort to LIES to win----and Obama lied lots. First, he did in fact start his political career/run in the terrorists-Ayers' home. Second, BO admitted he and Bill Ayers were on a board together, but BO won't admit he interned years before that at the law office where Bern. worked (she can't practice law, having BROKEN IT PLENTY). ETC.!

Liberals never admit when they're wrong. Just like the ignorants who keep harping that "Bush stole the 2000 election." No-ooo, 5-6 LIBERAL newspapers (NY Times, Miami Herald, etc.) re-counted every blasted chad and ballot, and found out, SORRY, Bush WON....

Liberals should basically grow up.

Mountain Mama said...

Okay, in that post, I sounded pretty calm. But actually I'm a WRECK for Sarah Palin!!!! HOW does she remain so CALM in the face of such pressure!
I heard Tina in an interview say something like, "Please vote Obama so I don't have to play that woman anymore." Yes, it's so horrible that she has to play a devout believer, gifted orator, courageous reformer, great wife and mother, and beautiful woman! She really has it hard, that Tina Fey......

Unknown said...

since i am on the west coast, would someone please tell me if snl is worth watching?
comments are welcome!

Mountain Mama said...

Hi, knowitall. Maybe we're the only bloggers still up.
I'm in Mountain Time, so we're only 1/2 hour into the SNL show here. Sarah was in the first skit with Tina Fey, as expected, which only lasted 2-3 minutes.
Since then, there's been 3 MacGruder skits and 4 okay skits----none that included Gov. Palin. I doubt that she reappears: Hillary was only in the first skit when she went on SNL.
Probably after SNL's first 3 minutes, you're good to go---to bed!

Unknown said...

I am a doctor and still at work. one patient to go! late night tonight. bloging can be a good way to air out your brain.
well, i hope the show goes well.

Mountain Mama said...

OOPS, Knowitall!
At the end of "Weekend Update," Gov. Palin came on, after all! That girl can ROCK! I'd say it was fairly funny----a rap song. Tell me what YOU think...!

Unknown said...

Hope the SNL went well. To obtain your

'Read My Lipstick' McCain-Palin '08
bumpersticker, write to the guy that makes them - Right Now! Get them out there while there is still time -

Unknown said...

Todd Palin visited Scheel's Sporting Goods in Morehead, Minnesota Friday. The crowd of about 200, packed into the store, cheered and waved McCain signs as well as bumper stickers with the words, “Read my lipstick: McCain-Palin ’08.”

Todd said, "I know John and Sarah will work to get the government back into the people’s hands,”
and went on to tell us that Alaskans share a lot of common interests with Minnesotans. “hunting and fishing and, of course, our Second Amendment rights.”

"I know Sen. McCain and my wife will continue to fight for those Second Amendment rights with your support,” he said.

Finally, he told us to nevermind the critics that say Sarah, as a woman and mother, can't do the job. "She’s been told that in every job that she’s had, running for Mayor, they told her you can’t do it because you’ve got Bristol, Track and Willow. So, any female that puts herself into politics is always going to have that criticism and so, she’s faced challenges before and at the end of the day, she always proves them wrong."

My adult daughters were pretty impressed.

Rose said...

Obama's lead slips to 3 points.

Pollster John Zogby said the numbers were good news for McCain, and probably reflected a bump following his appearance in the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday.

full articles

LT said...

I saw the Zogby report. I think the tightening could either be due to the debate reaction - or Joe the Plumber, probably both. Now we have to see what the Powell effect will be, which hopefully is negligible. The networks are wall to wall with that endorsement today.

techno said...

Boy, we live in parallel universes. Sarah wows them on SNL and Zogby shows McCain only down 2.7 points, now tied with Obama within the margin of error, and gaining momentum, while the Sunday talk shows talk up big time the inevitability and invincibility of Obama completely ignoring or discounting Joe the Plumber, Ayres and ACORN. The latter is not only disingenuous but blatant Goebbels-like propaganda--tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it and people will eventually come to believe it. We are now entering the 4th quarter only down at worst a touchdown, when based on the financial meltdown and the unfavorable political climate John and Sarah should be 4 touchdowns down and ready to throw in the towel. But apparently this is not the case. It is time to stand up against the forces of evil, darkness and suppression and stand up for the America of hope sunshine, and freedom.

Mountain Mama said...

Powell has probably discounted what he'd consider partisan/biased reports (which are actually facts) about Obama's socialist tendencies, has decided Obama will win, and wants to endorse the winning ticket, especially with a person of color (which is understandable).

That said, many people join Powell in believing he was used and misinformed by Bush to justify going into Iraq. However, these people no doubt already support Obama.

Yet the polls are trending toward McCain, because people are just now paying attention to the election and FINALLY learning the TRUTH about Obama.

That's all we need to emphasize: the TRUTH that Obama's public persona (cheerful, center-left) doesn't match his actual personality and views (cunning liar, extremely liberal and even socialist).

NOW is when money really helps publicize the truth via ads, etc. Be SURE to go online and DONATE to the RNC, and designate funds toward McCain's campaign.

momprayn said...

SNL - Yes, thought Sarah was great --- calm/classy as can be! Seemed to me the others were sort of nervous around her....showed what a good sport she is, etc. Good.
Re Colin - frankly, I never have been crazy about that man & doesn't surprise me in the least. Just another "hit" by the evil forces behind this....back and forth it goes. Big battle...the "age old" one!!!! Noticed they are now talking about a possible terror attack before the innauguration. Hmmm.......I have always thought that if we got another real threat of terror that it would turn people to McCain more. Silly people haven't been worried about that for a long time. We'll see how all this "plays" out.......Re donations - yeah, when Sarah was announced my husband gave a pretty big sum to the RNC, as many others did as well. Keep "fighting the good fight" ya'll!!!!!!!!!!

Ray said...

I don't trust Zogby, but if some of the others come around, maybe we got something.

Rasmussen went towards Obama more, but I don't know if it is just statistical noise or not. I think Obama has a good sample coming off tomorrow, but I'll guess we'll see (Most tracking polls average the last three days for the current day's poll to avoid spikes and lower the margin of error).

Gallups likely voters in both models are much closer than the registered voters.

I think yeseterday Obama had an 8% registered lead. He has a 4% expanded model likely voter lead (expected increase turnout of youth and blacks), and 2% traditional likely voter lead (2004 likely voters).

Scott said...

the good thing about msnbc is that those who have access to it also have access to other networks that tell the truth

Scott said...

we just had an ad here in florida by the obama camp quoting that line in the debate on how McCain said he isn't Bush.. then they go on to compare the amount of times He's voted in line with Bush. Guilt by association? Isn't that the cardinal sin not allowed in this presidential race? If they want to go that way though, McCain's camp can always make a video comparing Obama's voting record with those in congress who hold at best a 15% approval rating.

Unknown said...

Sarah on SNL was exactly what I expected of her. Classy, upbeat and unafraid. I loved the Alec Baldwin bit - "Stephen is my favorite Baldwin brother." I DO wish they'd have let her impersonate Tina Fey. (As I recall, she said she'd gone to a Halloween costume party as Tina once since so many of her friends thought she resembled her.)

Against my better judgment, I hung in 'til the very end. Which just served to remind me once again why I stopped watching SNL years ago.

Anyway, the woman never ceases to amaze me. Not once has she whined or sniped at even the most vicious of her critics, nor lacked the courage to face them.

Also - check out Team Sarah Be sure to watch Janine Turner's interview on FOX from this morning.

Unknown said...

techno said...I would like to ask you all your opinion on McCain's strategy. Over the last week John, Sarah and the surrogates have bombarded Pennsylvania with their presence despite the fact that polls consistently show that the McCain campaign is more than 10 points down in that state. The question is:Does John know something that the pollsters are not making the public aware of, is he crazy for committing so many resources and so much time to PA, is he there to try to make up for losing Florida or Virginia or why do you think so much attention has been given to this state when it appears it in the bag for Obama?

I think PA is up to grabs. Friends of mine in PA have indicated that things are swinging towards McCain-Palin.

Scott said...

John McCain Leads in Latest Florida Poll

John McCain- 49%
Barack Obama- 47%

Survey USA, a prominent national polling firm, shows John McCain leading Senator Barack Obama in the state of Florida. The Survey USA Florida poll was conducted after the final presidential debate on Thursday October 16th.

Tampa Tribune Endorses John McCain for President

"McCain brings a lifetime of useful experience, including his grueling captivity in Vietnam and long Senate service. He believes in federalism, a strong defense and disciplined self-interest. McCain has been willing to cross party lines to work on tough problems. He co-authored a campaign finance law that failed to fulfill its objective, but he did muster the bipartisan support needed to try to control the buying and selling of public office."

Uncertain Times Require McCain's Tested Vigilance
Tampa Tribune
October 17, 2008

The direction of the nation is at stake in this election. Hard economic times, a disappointing Republican administration and the seductive promises of a master orator are pushing America toward a European-style social democracy.

If you don't want that to happen, vote for Republican Sen. John McCain. First, it must be acknowledged that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama gets a lot of things right, especially when emphasizing what has gone wrong. Studiously unflappable, he is the most inspirational campaigner in memory. McCain, too, has many ideas for improvement, but his ch anges build on what has worked in the past to make our nation the strongest in the world.

McCain understands that U.S. companies must compete worldwide and shouldn't have to pay one of the world's highest corporate tax rates. He knows that federal spending is out of control. He knows that economic growth only comes from hard work and real investment, not through wholesale redistribution of tax dollars as Obama promises.

Obama became a political celebrity by representing the disaffected. He is generating unprecedented enthusiasm among the young and the poor, and their participation is welcome. Yet mainstream voters need to understand that the change these voters want will have historic consequences. Obama's future America is largely unrestrained by many of the traditional values long held by Middle America.

Obama promises a tax cut for 95 percent of households, even though only 62 percent of households pay any income tax now. Taxes would increase sharply for households making more than $250,000 a year a policy that penalizes success. Profitable small businesses would be hardest hit. Obama even has the audacity to promise a tax break for businesses that create jobs, while simultaneously increasing taxes that would force some businesses to cut payrolls.

Last year, Obama had the most liberal voting record in the Senate. If elected, he would appoint activist judges capable of finding liberal surprises in the Constitution. He would push for a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. He would agree to new barriers to trade, which would raise consumer prices.

We urge voters, especially independents and moderate Democrats, to think about where the candidates and their parties are coming from, where they want to go and who the candidates really are.

Obama is a lawyer, a professor, a best-selling author and a winning debater. He is smart and patriotic, but as a leader on the national stage, mostly untested. His short tenur e in the Senate has been unremarkable, other than being consistently partisan.

McCain brings a lifetime of useful experience, including his grueling captivity in Vietnam and long Senate service. He believes in federalism, a strong defense and disciplined self-interest.

McCain has been willing to cross party lines to work on tough problems. He co-authored a campaign finance law that failed to fulfill its objective, but he did muster the bipartisan support needed to try to control the buying and selling of public office.

He is more open-minded on energy reforms than Bush has been. He has an independent nature and passion for public service. He spoke out against torture and strongly criticized Bush's first defense secretary for resisting the surge of troops McCain knew Iraq needed for peace to have a chance.

McCain's biggest challenge is that after eight years of the Bush White House, it's hard to say his party still believes in smaller government. He ha s run an uneven campaign, facing an unfair share of blame for budget deficits, feeble economic growth, costly military interventions, uncontrolled immigration, emergency bailouts of misled corporations, and a diminished world opinion of America.

Yet the record shows blunt-talking McCain would begin to return his party, and the nation, to a more conservative, compassionate and productive path. He is not the candidate preferred in much of Europe and the Middle East, but he would keep us safe and begin to repair America's image worldwide.

A few states could make the difference in this election. Florida is likely to be one, and Tampa Bay will be a key battleground. The McCain-Obama race is a choice that divides families, friendships and even editorial boards.

Obama's vision of hope shines like a rainbow, appealing but just out of reach. McCain's call to freedom and responsibility is less exciting, but you know it works.

The Tribune encourages voters to vo te what they believe, not what they wish were true. The nation needs a stable leader in these unpredictable times.

For president, the Tribune endorses Sen. John McCain.

Erin said...

trueredhead said: "Sarah on SNL was exactly what I expected of her. Classy, upbeat and unafraid."

I LOVED her during the rap song. The "mavericks put your hands up" part killed me! I also loved Tina Fey AGAIN as Sarah. Frankly it's remarkable that even though Fey doesn't pull many punches, I believe her performances have helped Sarah in that they are true to the spirit of what Sarah is, even if the drivel coming out of Tina's mouth isn't.

Mountain Mama said...

Tony Blankley wrote a MAGNIFICENT article, viewed at
Here are a few key points (sorry to have to cut so many significant and beautifully written segments!):

"McCain's Next Duty Call"

The American public is so appalled at the condition of the country ....that.. a majority actually is considering voting for Sen. Obama.....
the last thing it wants to hear about are the facts. Moreover, the public's lack of interest in the facts is facilitated by the major American media's refusal to report them.
.... a slightly curious media would have thought to report on how [Obama] ran his previous elections. And those prior elections... are redolent of Chicago politics at their most suspect.....

Martin Fletcher, a foreign the British newspaper The Times...: "Mr Obama won a seat in the state senate in 1996 by the unorthodox means of having surrogates successfully challenge the hundreds of nomination signatures that candidates submit. His Democratic rivals, including Alice Palmer, the incumbent, were all disqualified." Hmm.

Obama's election to the U.S. Senate was even more curious, as described by Gerard Baker in the Irish Independent:
"Two exquisitely timed divorces smoothed the way.
"In the Democratic primary.... his main opponent, Blair Hull.... was forced to publish divorce papers that revealed.... his wife's claim that he had once threatened to kill her.
"In the general election.... His opponent....Jack Ryan....[a] few months before the election, his divorce papers revealed that.... He had.... once tried to force his former wife to go with him to sex clubs in Paris."

....the implications [is] that [Obama] has gained every office he has sought so far by underhanded and sordid means -- while posing as a Gary Cooper-like idealist in a corrupt political world.

....John McCain has an unambiguous duty to the nation to force the public to at least be informed as to ....Obama's character and Obama's radical policy disposition.

The Obama campaign... politically intimidat[es] people from commenting honestly about Obama.... almost the entire deck from which they deal is filled with race cards and threats of litigation....

John McCain.... must do his duty and alert the public....
Once he has discharged that duty----and arranged for sufficient lawyers to protect the ballot boxes from what is likely to be an unprecedented campaign of attempted voter fraud----Sen. McCain may be confident that his honor will be intact. And he will be ready to serve as our 44th president.

I believe with my whole heart that McCain and Palin CAN turn things around in time to WIN this election.
They need to FOCUS on revealing Obama's socialist views and mendacity----and SMILE as they tell the TRUTH, which will set Americans FREE to cast informed votes, and give us HOPE that they will REFORM Washington, D.C.!
Go McCain-Palin!

momprayn said...

GOD BLESS THE TAMPA TRIBUNE! Thanks Scott. That was really refreshing/encouraging! I truly think we'll win Florida.

Unknown said...

I thought Sarah was awesome last night on SNL. She has a great sense of humor and unbelievable courage.

momprayn said...

erin - yeah, I've been thinking for awhile now that those SNL skits do more to HELP Sarah than not & apparently they're not aware that is how many see it that way out here (they're sorta blind to things). And last night they probably were "taken aback" about how much they can't help but "like" her despite themselves & as Baldwin said "hotter in person". ha! (but no, I don't think they'll change their vote)
Mountain Mama -- thanks - didn't know all that about Obama. Yes, I hope it really gets out there!
Just saw in our Sunday paper (San Antonio area) that they have endorsed McCain!!!! I was shocked!!! It is a VERY liberal newspaper - we have a huge Hispanic population. Even though Texas is of course a red state, I was totally shocked but encouraged! It said similar things as the Tribune said & McCains long record for accomplishment impressed their decision (since Obama doesn't have any), etc. Ending: "The question comes down to this: Which candidate is best able to chart a new and secure course for a nation in perilous waters? McCain is not a perfect candidate but in this tumultuous season..he is the best choice for Commander in Chief." Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Admin said...

Sarah did wonderful on SNL. She's amazing! I'm so happy for her.

momprayn said...

I guess I already gave my opinion about SNL - great job! But I wanted to tell you, Ray - I had intended to before but forgot. Really appreciate/admire your stance there in NJ!!! Thata boy!
Keep standin' with the rest of us Mavericks........(loved the rap) Thanks SNL for makin' our Sarah even more popular!!!!!

George said...

Well, when you register voters, by law you have to turn ALL of them in. So if someone writes in "Mickey Mouse" or whatever, you HAVE to turn it in and it will be disqualified later. "Mickey Mouse" will not be able to vote.

Anyway, the national tracking polls have started to pull McCain's way and it seems he's made progress in West Virginia. Otherwise, in state-by-state polling Obama is still ahead in the states that matter. He only needs 270 EVs to win; even if he loses Ohio and Florida he can still do it.

Problem is McCain's ground game. He doesn't have the army of volunteers that Obama has. I would urge all of you to get up from the computer and go to your local McCain HQ and volunteer to man the phone banks if you're not in a contested state, and go out knocking door to door if the state you live in is close. Because the other guys are.

Don't spend time talking about bogus issues such as ACORN, claims that Obama is Muslim, and the Ayers stuff. Talk policy. McCain poll numbers go down when these other issues are discussed, and they go up when policy is the focus. "Wealth redistribution" is good to focus on. That has appeal to the voter. Do not, however, go too far and call Obama a socialist. He is not, and voters know it.

There's some ground to be made up, and it can be made up if things are focused. Drop the crap and dig into the policy meat. Normally Americans do not pay attention to policy that much, but this cycle is different because of the economy. That's where we have to go.