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Monday, October 27, 2008

UPDATE: Here's the video of the CNN interview



113 comments:

dc gal said...

Thanks for sharing the video.

Barracuda Babes said...

Great job Adam! I think Sarah has been doing a fantastic job. I think the media goofed in their first attacks, got wise real fast and has been able to sway the easily led --- which is why her polling has gotten more negative. It hasn't helped that we have our base out there joining ranks with some of the left to trash her. Conservatives have a tendency to be a bit independent in our thinking which sometimes hurts us! You'd think these talking heads would check their egos until after the election and quit dumping on her. Ah well, we're gonna win without those on the right who put their own careers ahead of what's right for the country, and those on the left who just don't get it ;-) Sarah Palin rocks and they're going to find out just how great she is when she's in the White House! You'll have to change the name of your blog on Nov. 5th so we can all get together and combat what the media is going to try and do to her when she and John McCain win!!!

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Governor Palin rocks!

alyssa said...

Thanks for posting the interview. Great job!

Mountain Mama said...

I appreciate your posting this interview, Adam. I thought you did a superb job of noting how Sarah Palin is finally just being herself----which is what people LIKE, too!
I didn't think the interviewer was snotty at all; he asked questions in a thoughtful, albeit somewhat slanted (as an MSM employee) way.
Now if we could just get more interviews out there of SARAH, too----although another great one with Sean Hannity was aired tonight. Pipe was with her, too!----what a cutey!----and she said she'd like to be President someday. Atta girl!

huskyonspeed said...

Nice work Adam. You're a fine surrogate for the campaign!

Scott said...

i think it's funny watching the obama campaign throw such a hissy fit over that new audio clip.. and everything they accuse fox news of, all the other networks do to McCain daily... but i guess that's ok...





Barack Obama's campaign is firing back against criticism over a seven-year-old radio interview in which Obama discussed wealth redistribution, specifically blaming FOX News for drawing attention to the issue.

In the interview, conducted by Chicago Public Radio in 2001 while Obama was an Illinois state senator and a law professor at the University of Chicago, Obama discusses the failure of the Supreme Court to rule on redistributing wealth in its civil rights decisions. The unearthed conversations gave fresh ammunition to critics who say the Democratic presidential candidate has a socialist agenda.

But Obama spokesman Bill Burton on Monday accused FOX News of pushing a "fake news controversy" to further an agenda. Though FOX News played the audio tape for its viewers and did not just recap Republican criticism, Burton suggested FOX News was conspiring with the McCain campaign and the Drudge Report, which posted the material on its Web site.

"This is a fake news controversy drummed up by the all too common alliance of FOX News, the Drudge Report and John McCain, who apparently decided to close out his campaign with the same false, desperate attacks that have failed for months," Burton said in a written statement Monday. "In this seven-year-old interview, Senator Obama did not say that the courts should get into the business of redistributing wealth at all."

In a heated interview later on FOX News, Burton accused the channel of giving McCain advertising "for free every single day," and trying to "continually trump up these fake controversies and have folks on to talk about things that don't have anything to do with the issues that are important to the American people."

"This was indeed an issue that has been driven by the FOX News Channel," Burton said. "And so this notion that somehow FOX News has been fair on these points, it just does not hold up to the reality of sort of the coverage that it's been getting. And I think ... it is rarely so crystal clear when FOX News in and of itself is driving its own specific agenda helping John McCain frankly more than John McCain sometimes helps himself."

knowitall said...

adam,
I enjoyed watching the interview. You look like you have been doing this for ages.

As much as I do not like zogby, his poll continues to tighten. Senator Obama has lost ground each of the last 6 days.

Tbone said...

Great job with the interview. Sarah Palin is awesome.

Mountain Mama said...

I totally agree with various people (including Michele Bachmannm who is R running for Congress out of Minnesota) who have said that MANY liberals just don't seem to love America. In fact, many of them are awfully quick to blame EVERYTHING on the USA, even thinking we're terrorists (O Good Lord...).

Also, I'd forgotten that my friend had set the St. Michael music to photos of his son when he left for Iraq (which is fine).
He just redid the video, and although the photos seem to fly by quickly, they convey the reality of the constant ongoing spiritual battle very well.

Please go view the new video,
and listen to this great music
(with kids who are singing in honor of GOD'S power, not to some nutty politician who THINKS he's divine):
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
5NNxP39fUVs

Don't you love the guitar riffs?!

techno said...

From hillbuzz (PUMA's):from sarah p: Ok, I want to clear my conscious a little. Hopefully you could make a blog post to help some fellow Clinton supporters out. I work for a campaign and can't wait for this week to be over. I was doing it for a job. I was not a fan of any candidate but over time grew to love HRC. The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate, and finally dispirit you. We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and 'play the part of a Clinton or McCain supporter who just switched our support for Obama' We do this to stifle your motivation and to destroy your confidence. We did this the whole primary and it worked. Sprinkle in mass vote confusion and it becomes bewildering. Most people lose patience and just give up on their support of a candidate and decide to just block out TV, news, websites etc. This surprisingly has had a huge suppressing movement and vote turnout issues. Next, we infiltrate all the blogs and all the youtube videos and overwhelm the voting, the comments, etc. All to continue this appearance of overwhelming world support. people make posts to the effect that the world has 'gone mad'. That's the intention. To make you feel stressed and crazy and feel like the world is ending. We have also had quite a hand in skewing many polls, some we couldn't control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make Real Clear Politics (RCP) look scarey to a McCain supporter, It worked, although the goal was to appear 13=15 points ahead. See, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become 'sheeple'. The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. That's due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple. Our donors, are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied. Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust (me), there were meetings with Fox news. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible. Watch Bill O'Reilly he has become more diplomatic and 'fair and balanced' and soft. It's because he wants to retain the #1 spot on cable news and to do that he has to have access to the Obama campaign and we worked hard at stringing him along and keeping him soft for an interview swap. It worked and now he is anticipating more access. So he is playing it still soft. This is why nothing sticks. The operation is massive, the goal is to paint a picture that is that of a winner, regardless of the results. There is no true inauguration draft or true Grant Park construction going on. There will be a party, but we are boasting beyond the truth to make it seem like the election is wrapped up. Our goal is to continue to make you lose your moral(e). We worked hard at persuasion and paying off and timing and playing the right political numbers to get key Republican endorsements to make it seem even more like it was over and the world was coming to an end for you all. There is a huge staff of people working around the clock, watching every site, blogs, etc. We flood these sites. We have had a goal to overwhelm. The truth is here. I could go on and on, but you get the picture. I am saying this because I know HRC was better for our country, and now realize this. I was too late by the time I connected to her. To me Barack was just a cool young dude that seemed like a star. I didn't know him or his policies, but now I understand more than I care to and I realize his interests are more for him, and the DNC and all working like puppets with Dean. I always thought a president wanted the better good for the country. The end result I see is everyone dependent on the government,this means more and more people voting for the DNC. This means the future is forever altered. I don't see this as America, so I am now supporting John McCain. Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can't imagine. if it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool. This is a big conspiracy and I am so shocked that it's not realized. We released a little blurb the other day that the Obama campaign was already working on re-election and putting our efforts towards 2012. this was to make it seem like it was above us to continue caring about 2008. Trust me, it's a lie. David is very smart, but its a sticky ugly not very truthful kind of intelligence. it's not over yet, but I think the machine is working. And it's a hill to climb. I will be quitting my post on Nov 5th and my vote will be for John McCain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don't feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me. i wish you all well, and goodluck. PS: my name is not really sarah but I am a female and I understand your plight. (this is techno: I don't know if it's genuine or not; I'll let you decide for yourself.)

Carlos Echevarria said...

Great job Adam, right on message, as usual, during your interviews...

Actually Rick Sanchez is a Miami boy, from WSVN-Fox Affiliate, down here for many years, then he got offered a gig at MSNBC and radically changed his politics(go figure, right) and ended up at CNN.

Finally, Sarah being Sarah...

Let's all just band together and push foward, THIS IS NOT OVER, by any means...we need to avert the radical troika of Obama-Pelosi-Reid!!!

Tinkerbellee said...

This view of ‘liberals don’t love America’ that people like Michele Bachmann are spouting is so horribly simplistic that it’s dangerous. In her world view – and apparently in many of yours – if anyone believes anything needs to be changed in our country, you obviously ‘hate it’, and are immediately ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘Anti-American’. What a leap of…logic??

What is the true measure of 'patriotism'? I believe it comes down to always acting in a way that you HONESTLY think will be for the ultimate good of the country, rather than any other entity - i.e., a specific governmental party, corporation or interested individual (including yourself!). Obviously, politicians of integrity on both sides of the divide will disagree on the actions and measures that most contribute to that good – because they have different ideas about how best to achieve it. That’s why it is equally necessary that everyone have the right to investigate, criticize, and demand justification of those actions and measures. But then the focus should be on whether or not those actions and measures would indeed contribute to the things that America stands for and which have made it great – things like freedom, equality, prosperity, and justice for all. Instead, Republicans just start spouting ‘Anti-American’ for the simple fact that they have even been proposed.

If you think Democrats are truly out to actively ‘destroy’ America, simply because the measures they want to see adopted are different than those the Republicans want to keep in place, you are paranoid and do not do 50% of your fellow citizens justice.

You can feel something is imperfect – in need of change – and still love it. You can be upset and embarrassed by the way things are going in your country and the way it is acting to the rest of the world, just as you can about someone you care for deeply. America is NOT perfect, and to criticize what you see as wrong does not make you ‘against’ America, any more than criticizing behaviour that you think is destructive in your children or other loved ones mean you are ‘against’ them. You do it because you want them to improve and be the best they can be. Why should I expect less of my country? I WANT leaders in power who are constantly alert to and question if the country is indeed moving the right direction, and don’t smugly assume that it is simply because they are in power. That may make me anti-Republican, but it does NOT make me anti-American.

Scott said...

anyone here from minnesota? what do you think about al frankin possibly being your next senator......

Lindsey said...

I just seen some interest news on FOX. They were talking about the polls and how they could be off due to high expectations of the youth vote. Going on to say that new voter registration this year is virtually the same as in 2004 in all age groups. And that so far in early voting the election is tied. I don't know about the rest of you but in my area mostly everyone that's going for the early voting tends to be democrat. So this could be pretty good news for the M/P camp. Another comment one of the reporters said was Obama's internal polls in PA said he was only up there by 2 points.

Mountain Mama said...

Tinkerbelly:
You write that you love America and want "change." Well, um, isn't change rather inevitable----particularly when the presidency must change hands, and the two candidates are BOTH reformers? (It's just that conservatives ABHOR the sort of "change" Obama brings.... ack!) Guess you'll get your wish! (I believe! I believe! ~ smile~ )

I wrote earlier that I agree with Michele Bachmann that many liberals seem anti-American. You write that this belief is "illogical." No, you are in denial, and I am using logic, because < I > am bothering to READ and LISTEN to what these liberals say and do about America!

As I specifically cited, many of these liberals leap to fantastic conclusions. Many believe that we in the USA are terrorists, not the actual bombers in the world, such as the Palestinian or al Quaeda terrorists. Really now, isn't THAT the ridiculous view, NOT based on LOGIC? Just ask the families of victims from MANY nations who were killed in the Twin Towers, or the children or teens of MANY nationalities who are murdered in Israel!

Many rabidly-liberal Americans are also more than happy to list other supposed "crimes" in the USA, such as Bush's supposedly "stealing the election" in 2000. They don't bother LOGICALLY to accept the study results of FIVE (or was it 6 or 7?) very LIBERAL newspapers (Miami Herald, NY Times, etc.), which were done with great care btw, that proved (much to their sadness) that Bush DID win the election! Those newspaper's investigators re-counted every blasted ballot and chad, and yet had to admit the election was NOT stolen----but many liberals persist in this fantastic, UNAmerican belief!

Or this: these liberals also REFUSE to use their OWN logic, but instead believe that Bush supposedly "lied" about WMD in Iraq. That belief ignores the FACT that nearly EVERYONE in the civilized world believed the reports from Saddam's scientists, including most of the Democrats (Hillary, Kerry, Kennedy, etc.) and various governments such as Russia, France, and Germany----and the United Nations.
Why would anyone at the time have disbelieved the WMD reports, since the reports about their presence in Iraq were very carefully developed by Saddam's scientists? Their falsified reports were designed not only to fool the world but also to fool SADDAM, who had a tendency to TORTURE and KILL people who disappointed him (including their Olympians!)? Those scientists were desperately trying to save their own skins and those of their families, and they managed to fool Saddam and the world very well! So it wasn't BUSH who lied; it was Saddam's poor scientists----yet many liberals PERSIST in believing their UNAmerican fantasy.

Because the FACTS are not accepted by whiney liberals, it obviously seems that they do NOT love America at ALL!

I am PRAYING HARD that Obama doesn't win, not only because he has proven to be a cunning liar (just note his constantly-changing "story" about his relationship with Bill Ayers!), but mostly because he absolutely doesn't tolerate any valid criticism; every question about him or his proposed policies is deemed RACIST or MEAN-SPIRITED. He wants to get RID of any forums for criticism, too, such as conservative talk radio shows----but he won't similarly restrict the 100% LIBERAL network television news! (I'm not advocating such restrictions, either.)
What sort of administration would Obama lead, where no one would be allowed to suggest that his ideas or actions aren't divinely inspired and infallible!? An administration that would use lawsuits and legislation to muzzle opposition, that's what!

Thank you for posting a comment that was relatively calm, Tinkerbelly (I've read your previous ones....)----but YOU are not every liberal, and you just cannot deny their existence or, sadly, great numbers. They are HURTING America, not helping it.

Patriot1776 said...

I need my daily Techno poll and state of the race analysis? Next to Adam who got this all started, I look forward to his posts daily...

Seems things are tightening. Can McCain/Palin really win PA? I live here, in the Southeast portion with many snooty libs, so it seems impossible. But much of the rest of the state might be open minded.

Nothing is over at this point, and the more we hear from Obama's mouth from the past and present and Murtha who calls his OWN voters racists and rednecks...the more I am hopeful people are begining to realize they have tricked by a very very slick and good demogague.

techno said...

I thought that I would give you some good Obama news first. Via Rasmussen Obama now has a 27 point lead in California and via Siena has a 31 point lead in NY state. Now for the bad news for Obama.He is facing a steady erosion of support nationwide where his lead has shrunken down to between 3-5 points nationally. You ask-how can this be? It can be if McCain is making headway in flyover country and the South which includes many battleground states. See my previous posting on this blog regarding an Obama worker and the attempts made by the Obama campaign to sabotage the McCain campaign and how scared sh**less they are of Sarah Palin.

momprayn said...

patriot - don't worry, techno will be back soon - he didn't get to bed until very late (see the time he posted last). Can't help it, I'm a mom.......

techno, "ureport we decide" post from "sarah" -- well, that's certainly interesting. Nope, don't know if this was genuine or not I suppose but good to post. Whether it is or not, think we already had this pretty much figured out but if genuine, we thank her!!!...for those that may not have figured this out yet. I hope it gets spread around (like our "wealth" will??? I mean, MAYBE will - STRONG maybe - no, WOULD HAVE BEEN!)

tbone - yep, when you said "I can relate to her". You're speaking for a WHOLE WHOLE bunch of others!!!! I sure do.

I guess ya'll have heard about that horrible, despicable Halloween "decoration" out in West Hollywood - of Sarah hanging in efagy(?). I wasn't going to mention it because it was so depressing (but not surprising) but then today on Fox the reactions of the people that live around there were horrendous!!!!! They laughed, thought it was great with no negative comments!!!! That is really sooooo sick (evil). We all know what would have happened if it was Obama hanging there!!!! Oops - I guess that's even more depressing.
I just never cease to be amazed........

A Mom for McCain said...

Adam, you did a GREAT job! I agree with your assessment to let "Sarah be Sarah". Thank you for doing that, and representing those of us who will never (probably thankfully haha) see the bright light of any studio. You speak what's on the minds of those of us back here. Well done.

The ticket is gaining momentum now. I just watched the Hershey PA rally with both McCain and Palin there. They are on fire and really roused the crowd. I'll be checking in daily to see your thoughts and recommendations. Keep up the good work! God bless-

PALINATOR!!!! said...

Awesome Job Adam, great way to hold your own against the deceptive polls and packaging of that segment. you come across very convincing and more credible than the rogue handlers, perhaps it is because YOU'VE done your homework and KNOW the aspects of the M/P ticket that appeal to voters. the interview underscores many of the reasons you have worked so hard to present someone who can get this country back on track-to be a voice of credible reasonings when things get tight. At the end of the day, the interview confirms that this really is about doing the research and the work that you can stand behind, believe in, and defend in forums like these. What comes through loud and clear (is not only your dedication and support based upon knowledge and belief)but is that perhaps each of us fares better when we commit to speaking from similar places of knowing, unshaken in the face of MSM spin and polls that only capture the extreme left and center left base in their polls, and etc.! Bravo, clearly you were born for this! Thank you for including my comments and for keeping the site up and running (even though now, we want voters to "VOTE" SP for VP!)

Point said...

It's great seeing you on CNN. Great job. The McCain-Palin ticket is headed to success as great people fight for the cause.

You can publish the compliment above and also read this remarks below. They are some thoughts not for publishing in the blog.

I saw McCain mention the name Herbert Hoover in a CNBC interview which I think will be aired later.

I listened to both messages on McCain and Obama and Obama has adopted McCains policies. they have adopted almost the same policies. The only To change the people's minds is to make Obama weak as Hoover and 911.

911.
I think there can be a way found that McCain can define Bush 90% policies to National security and fight against terroism and 10% to mean Pork barrel spending and uncontrolled spending.

Hoover
If you can argue that the redistribution of wealth policy started through Acorn via Fannae Mae and Freedie Mac handouts. The result the collapse of the American dream. Giving excessive credit or money does not necessary create jobs it creates high prices and inflation. The only president to use this policies was Herbert Hoover and you do not want to live the next 15 years because of a mistake created through redistribution change that destroyed the economy to create the great depression and the current state. There are millions who were given credit of more than $100,000 and they have nothing today. Spending or redistribution does not necessary create good change. I believe we will change from worse now to a depression if we adopt redistribution change. We want reform change. Here the goal is to define change in 2 terms redistribution or reform.

Energy,
You also could use the letter by Sarah to Harry Reid you published sometime back in February and her article in New York Times to show that Sarah understood energy before she was even picked and had even written Op-ed articles.

These 3 points can:
Kick off your career.
Defend Sarah by showing that your research was okay.

The best way to help McCain and Palin is to debate the issues and not the Campaign failures now.

E.g
You felt she was strong for her policy is Low tax and Low government expenditure similar to Reagan approach. This was evident from cutting half a billion of the budget.

If she could find 500 million in waste in a smaller budget. She might help McCain balance the budget in the first year.

The Bush policy became bad not because of lower taxes but because of uncontrolled spending.

The Clinton Policy Obama quotes is not really the Clinton policy but the Bill Clinton-Newt Gingrich policy which was high taxes by Bill Clinton and low spending by Newt Gingrich and republicans in the house.

The Obama Tax increase, Government spending increase if enacted indeed can be compared to the socialism Herbert Hoover policy created that led to 15 years of the great depression.

There is a way to help this find a way to start it through Greta, Cavuto, or Hannity & Colmes. The Hannity and Colmes would be the best if you can take on Colmes for this would instantly be picked by other media outlets.

If you are attacked by the media, which they will, you will have delivered Colorado to McCain and probably New Mexico also.

However you should keep the line that why you did this is because you do not want your youth lost to a Depression.

If you keep to this message and not defending yourself and the polls of Gov. Sarah will rise.

Just like Joe the plumber will deliver Ohio to McCain. It is your time to step up and deliver Colorado to him. He did give you and many Sarah. It is time to give him back something. If you can be a guest in H&C Wenesday evening this would work.

Just some thoughts

techno said...

From hillbuzz: Breaking : Here's what we know about Pennsylvania right now: Tonight we spoke with a friend from Hillary Clinton's campaign who is now working for McCain/Palin-and is specifically working with Democrats for McCain in Pennsylvania. We worked with her in Texas, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania for Hillary and have spent many LONG hours with her in the trenches in all of those states. She's smart, doesn't BS, and never lies. She says the same thing we do: John McCain will win Pennsylvania. On November 4th, the news networks are going to be spinning and sputtering and playing catchup, but everything we see on the ground in PA is what we saw during the primaries. Obama has no shot of winning the Keystone State. Here is specifically what we talked about last night: never in any of our careers have any of us ever seen members of one party switching sides and voting for the other party as we see in this election with Democrats for McCain. There has never been anything like it. Not eve the 'Reagan Democrats' who voted for Reagan over Carter, for the simple fact that these 'Reagan Democrats' weren't identified and labelled until AFTER the election. No, Democrats for McCain are real, voting for McCain right now, and are open and organized, as well as self-identifying. Lynn Rothschild might be our poster gal, as one of the most prominent of our ranks, but it's telling that everyone from Team Hillary, that we know now works for McCain. ALL OF US. Whether they are open about it, like we are, or are working quietly behind the scenes, we can't think of a single person we worked with on a daily basis for Hillary who is now working on behalf of Obama...union members repeatedly tell all of us that they are lying to pollsters because the unions have been polling these people-and the unions will threaten people's jobs if they don't tow the union line...we don't believe Obama will carry Pittsburgh or Harrisburg in PA. He'll win Philly, but not by the large margin he needs to take the state. You've heard Governor Ed Rendell is 'worried' about Obama's chances in Pennsylvania. That is an understatement. Obama will lose a state that hasn't gone red in generations.What's happening here that's not being reported is that 'Reagan Democrats' who vote Republican whenever they feel that Democrats are out of touch, socialist, or too liberal are voting for McCain...and these people are being joined by PUMA's. DeMcCrats for McCain, Hillocrats, whatever you want to call them...the same people who ran the board for us in the primary-who assured us daily that the polls the media was pushing were wrong in claiming Obama would beat Clinton in PA-tell us on a daily basis that McCain is going to win Pennsylvania.There's a damn good chance this won't be close, if what people are seeing on the ground right now holds, and is indicative of the whole state.DEMOCRATS are staffing McCain offices across the state. DEMOCRATS are banking and canvassing for McCain. DEMOCRATS are raising large sums to fund this last week of campaigning.This has never happened before-and the media is ignoring it...if the Republicans can match our enthusiasm and dedication, we will win this, and not just in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but all across the country. We have the potential to make this a crippling loss not just for Obama, but for the far-left liberal wing of the Democratic party and the liberal elite media itself. We have the potential to wipe all of these kooks and loons off the political landscape with a loud, resounding loss for all of them on November 4th...

Scott said...

here's an 8 or so minute radio interview from this morning on my local station
http://mj.933flz.com/pages/mainfeed.html?feed=204719&article=4485439

Patriot1776 said...

Techno, I hope you are right.

some other good news- Gallop traditional poll - a TWO pt race..YES...49-47!!! GWU/Battleground 3 pt race. This is happening...things are moving in the right direction.

Also, you will see the PEW poll - 15 pt lead for Obama and Newsweek - 13pts. CLEARLY outliers and skewing the realclearpolitics average.

Take the remaining polls...the average is 4.9%!

WE CAN WIN THIS!
GO OUT, talk to your neighbors, change one undecided voter...do your part. Win this one for Sarah...one more the Gipper!!

FIGHT!!

Patriot1776 said...

Rush mentioned that the Obama campaign and surrogates going after the FL anchor's husband!!

All this for asking Joe Biden a tough couple of questions??

They will destroy anyone who questions them.

They have now banned our local KYW 3 CBS affiliate for also asking Joe some tough questions.

These guys if they win will be the new Facists! Talk about Brown Shirts...WOW.

Tbone said...

Thanks for the info on Pa.. At least there is hope for a win there. McCain/Palin will fight to the end. I also heard that Obama is doing really well in the Philly suburds. Even better than Kerry in 2004 that will still swing Pa. in his favor.

techno said...

Continuing good news on the polls: McCain down: Zogby: 4.3 (.5 gain); Rasmussen: 5.0 (3 point gain); Battleground (3-no change) Gallup Traditional: 2 points-a gain of 3 points) and IBD/TIPP-4 points ( a loss of 1.2 points)-average the 5 polls out and you get 3.66 which is getting close to the MOE.

azaeroprof said...

Are you, like me, tired of trying to watch the RCP average and glean the truth from it? I got tired of the RCP average being skewed by the non-daily tracking polls, like Pew, Newsweek, NBC/WSJ, ABC/WaPo, CBS/NYT, etc. which are only released weekly or less (except recently ABC). Plus, most of these polls use outrageously high Dem weighting to skew the numbers for Obama.

I just created a blog where I will publish daily a chart that averages the "reliable" daily trackers (Rasmussen, Gallup-traditional and expanded, IBD/TIPP, GWU/Battleground, Zogby, Diageo/Hotline, and Research 2000). OK, I know that R2K is the DailyK#@'s poll, but it has at least been consistent even if it does skew a few points towards Obama.

You can see this chart at:
http://totallyclearpolitics.blogspot.com

There has been a definite tightening over the last 4 days, though we'll have to watch over the next few days to see if this is sustained.

12thMan said...

Tinkerbellee said...

"This view of ‘liberals don’t love America’ that people like Michele Bachmann are spouting is so horribly simplistic that it’s dangerous. In her world view – and apparently in many of yours – if anyone believes anything needs to be changed in our country, you obviously ‘hate it’, and are immediately ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘Anti-American’. What a leap of…logic??"

In one of Stuart Smalley's garbage, er, books (weasel librecan Coleman needs to be axed, true, but PLEASE don't tell me that SS is going to be elected to the Senate), he says "Republicans love their country like a four-year old loves his Mommy". Is that horribly simplistic and dangerous too?

momprayn said...

Boy, what a wealth of encouraging/enlightening info coming in! Thanks to all. Spiritually, wanted to share my "feelings" about Sarah being our modern day Deborah (Esther too but this is about Deborah if/when she may be Pres.) with this article by Jill Austin after her research. Just saw it today. I really think it describes what is going on now with us. My comments are in parentheses(?). Substitute "Sarah" for "Deborah":

"...Deborah was being prepared for battle in the secret place (Alaska?)...is very unique & a little controversial because she was a woman who held the highest executive office in the land of Israel (U.S.)at the time. An ancient (modern) Joan of Arc...was in a class of her own; her leadership role was unprecedented..she was a middle aged woman who led a nation to victory against all odds...she was not only a wife, mother, intercessor...but also...a national deliverer. Against great odds, God used her powerfully...she was used radically...and the people loved her. It's a wonderful story of faith in God & it champions men & women partnering together (us) in a war to save their nation from great oppression...There is a global shaking that has only begun...What caught God's gaze when He came to Deborah? Was it the ..unwavering faith or an unrelenting love that set her apart? Was it something about her integrity...wisdom...& the richness of her kindness which bred confidence...? (sound like Sarah????)
More at her website:
masterpotter.com (articles/Weekly Word: Awake, Deborah, Awake!)

alyssa said...

The polls are encouraging. Go Sarah! We love you! I'm praying for a big win on Nov. 4th.

momprayn said...

p.s. Forget about a "October surprise" - how about the "NOVEMBER surprise!" for the TeamObama!!

Scott said...

the ultimate october surprise would be if they found bin laden

momprayn said...

Scott - Re Bin Laden - actually, I've been praying for that one too, BEFORE Bush goes out of office. But it would be nice if it was this month........

techno said...

To inject some humor: the most ridiculous discrepancy in poll numbers this election season: Rasmussen yesterday shows McCain behind by 4 in New Hampshire while today the University of NH shows McCain back by 25 points. Go figure.

Scott said...

i remember hoping for that before the last election.. i wasn't sure at the time that bush would be re elected because of it. I still can't believe they can't find the guy. It's too bad the left doesn't recognize the need for sacrifice to achieve things. They will never see our accomplishments over there. It's the same people that would reject the fighting that took place so we could have the level of freedom we have today.

Mountain Mama said...

Here's a cute cartoon:
Three kids are trick-or-teating at a house. The homeowner comes to the door and says, "You have so much candy! I'm going to take half and give it to the kids who are too lazy to go trick-or-treating!"
One kid thinks to himself, "Oh rats! A Democrat!"
hee hee

Okay, THIS is serious:
see http://ww.haaretz.com/
hasen/spages/1031943.html

<<
28/10/2008
"Sarkozy views Obama stance on Iran as 'utterly immature'"
By Barak Ravid

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.
Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content."
Obama visited Paris in July, and the Iranian issue was at the heart of his meeting with Sarkozy. At a joint press conference afterward, Obama urged Iran to accept the West's proposal on its nuclear program, saying that Iran was creating a serious situation that endangered both Israel and the West.
According to the reports reaching Israel, Sarkozy told Obama at that meeting that if the new American president elected in November changed his country's policy toward Iran, that would be "very problematic."
Until now, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have tried to maintain a united front on Iran. But according to the senior Israeli source, Sarkozy fears that Obama might "arrogantly" ignore the other members of this front and open a direct dialogue with Iran without preconditions.
Following their July meeting, Sarkozy repeatedly expressed disappointment with Obama's positions on Iran, concluding that they were "not crystallized, and therefore many issues remain open," the Israeli source said. Advisors to the French president who held separate meetings with Obama's advisors came away with similar impressions and expressed similar disappointment.
According to the Israeli source, Sarkozy plans to begin intensive negotiations with the new American administration, regardless of whether it is headed by Obama or Republican Sen. John McCain, even before the new president takes office in January, with the goal of persuading him to continue the current policy on Iran.
But Sarkozy's pessimism does not stem only from Obama's stance; it also stems from the overall behavior of the international community toward Iran's nuclear program, and particularly its inability to agree on a fourth round of Security Council sanctions against the Islamic Republic. This foot-dragging will make it impossible to effect a change in Iran's nuclear policy, Sarkozy believes.
The French intelligence community believes that Iran has already obtained about 40 percent of the enriched uranium it would need for its first bomb, and that at its current rate, it will obtain the rest of the uranium it needs in the spring or summer of 2009.
However, French agencies are divided over what Iran is likely to do once it has this uranium. One view is that the Iranians will immediately make a nuclear bomb, in order to demonstrate their capability. The other is that Iran will continue enriching uranium without making a bomb - at least until it has enough enriched uranium for several bombs.
>>

Sarkozy spoke with Obama AT LENGTH about this extremely dangerous issue of Iran and nuclear weapons. Americans: LISTEN UP!

12thMan said...

Yeah, go fig. France FINALLY smartens up and elects a pro-US president after years getting killed by the EU (who'll succeed in its goal of officially making Europe one entire socialist nation in the next decade) and we're gonna stab them in the back by electing a "world citizen"

Scott said...

The Los Angeles Times is refusing to release a videotape that it says shows Barack Obama praising a Chicago professor who was an alleged mouthpiece for the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was a designated terrorist group in the 1970s and '80s.

According an LA Times article written by Peter Wallsten in April, Obama was a "friend and frequent dinner companion" of Rashid Khalidi, who from 1976 to1982 was reportedly a director of the official Palestinian press agency, WAFA, which was operating in exile from Beirut with the PLO.

ARTICLE

fernblossom said...

I just have to say I love how "indie" the McCain/Palin campaign is. Fueled by blogs like this rather than the overbloated "mainstream" media.

MCCAIN/PALIN 2008!

knowitall said...

scott and momprayn,

RE : osama bin laden
Maybe they do not want to catch him.
Have you noticed now few members of congress complain that he has not been apprehended?
If you have wiretap on organized crime, you don't arrest the criminal until you learn all you want to know.
If Bin Laden is alive and if he is under survelance, why would you want to arrest/kill him?
Everytime he dials the phone, you learn where his underlings are.

Maybe the people in congress who get security briefings know all this. Maybe he's worth more alive than dead.

Lisa - Mother of Nine said...

If the Hillbuzz info is correct - maybe Obama HAS been a force in uniting this country - only in an opposite way then he intended. He is uniting us in our efforts to prevent him from being elected.

techno said...

Next to her convention speech, Sarah gave her best speech of the campaign,in my humble opinion, at Penn State University tonight. Notice it was during prime time. Sarah is definitely a 'money player'. Instead of trying to describe it why don't you watch and listen to it on You Tube to see if you get the same thrill and exhilaration as I did. She definitely did not come across as a diva or whack job.

Mountain Mama said...

Send this link to every Catholic you know! It's a very brief recording of Catholic Bishop Gracida, in which he says that Catholics cannot in good conscience vote for Obama!

How blunt of him! Praise GOD!

http://www.rightmarch.com/pac/
gracida.htm

Supposedly there aren't even 400 US Catholic Bishops, but they are afraid of criticizing Obama openly. Thank GOD for Bishop Gracida!

Mountain Mama said...

OOPS! I forgot to ask: how ticked off are you guys about this new ad in which Obama asks people to take next Tuesday off from school or work to get out the vote for him!
Good granny, can the Dems think of any OTHER ways to ruin the US economy!?

Jan said...

Good interview, Adam! I sure couldn't do what you do.

I know that finding Bin Laden is important, but the Clinton administration couldn't find Eric Rudolph in the mountains of NC, and it's easier terrain than Afghanistan and in our own country.

Sarah is doing such a great job in rallies, interviews, and her statements on special needs children. The race is getting really tight, and we can't give up. I can't imagine the courage it takes to take all the punches she has and keep smiling and staying strong. Keep praying! God's in control and he honors prayer.

momprayn said...

Scott - Re the LA tape, I was just about to write about it too - heard it from Hannity tonight - his interview with McCain was good. Yep, let that one join the pile!!! and hopefully have a positive effect for our side.

mountain mama - re that comic - yeah -- I got it too and sent it out. One lady replied that she was all alone at work laughing out loud about it and then sent it to a Democrat! It was good. As my son replied.... So simple....children understand.

I was going to write about
Sarkozy/Obama too but you guys keep beating me to 'em!!!! I hope THAT really gets spread around!!!!

Patriot1776 said...

techno or anyone...have a link from Sarah's Penn State Rally tonight? You said you can find it on youtube?

I can't seem to locate it.

Thanks

Jill said...

mm, that is truly funny. Biden and Pelosi cannot in good conscience vote for Obama? I hope someone notifies them, fast.

Jill said...

"If the Hillbuzz info is correct - maybe Obama HAS been a force in uniting this country - only in an opposite way then he intended. He is uniting us in our efforts to prevent him from being elected."

Lisa, this is so very true! Especially now, when the heat is on. All these feet-dragging undecided people are finally stepping it up.

All these strange bedfellows. Who ever thought Hillary supporters would unite with people trying to pull off a "vast right-wing conspiracy?"

Scott said...

which comic are you talking about? is it online?

is that the same one where obama is asking people to take off work on tuesday? i haven't seen that yet.

Jill said...

azaeroprof, Your chart is appreciated. Thanks so much. Can you make sure that red line keeps going in the right direction?

Ray said...

Sarkozy is probably one of the most underrated presidents of any country in history.

He has only been president since 2007, but it doesn't take long to realize that he is much better than Chirac. That includes their ways of conducting foreign affairs. Sarkozy is overall much more respectful with allies, and he isn't afraid to push to get the job done.

For those who followed the French presidential election: Could you imagine Royal winning with Obama winning the US presidential election? How creepy would that be?

techno said...

Just saw a comment in American Spectator by newagegop which I think summarizes how most of us feel towards Sarah. "Palin is the ONLY reason I'm voting for McCain. I would take a bullet for that woman."

momprayn said...

knowitall - re Bin Laden --- ok then I have an even BETTER one: they find the WMD's!!!!!!!!!!!!!??

techno said...

Something must be cooking. McCain's pollster, Bill Mcinturff released a memo today saying that the McCain campaign 'has made impressive strides over the last week of tracking...and that the campaign is functionally tied across the battleground states...with our numbers improving sharply over the last four tracks'. Like me, Bill predicts a massive turnout. What is interesting is that he released this memo at all, because don't campaigns usually keep their internal polling secret. My guess why he would make his general synopsis on the race public is to ensure that no Republican supporter stays home because he or she feels is a lost cause. However, perhaps I am missing something. Does anybody out there have any different thoughts on why Bill released this memo?

Mountain Mama said...

This is EASY, Erin!
Chuck Todd is TO-TAL-LY in the tank for Obama! He "senses tension" between Palin and McCain? He's HOPING it's so!
LOTS of others have interviewed them and have reported a close rapport. Tonight Sean Hannity released an interview with the McCains and they were easy and calm and laughing joyfully as they shared how proud they are of Sarah and how much they appreciate her contribution to the campaign.
Are you KIDDING!? Without her, they would NEVER have pulled the crowds, interest, and MONEY they've pulled in lately.

Chuck Chuck Todd, okay?

momprayn said...

Lisa - I like how you think.

Scott - I got that Halloween comic (cartoon) in a forwarded e-mail. Mountain mama - where did you get yours - is it online for Scott or whoever? It was really cute, simple and so true.

Dean said...

Patriot1776 said...
Rush mentioned that the Obama campaign and surrogates going after the FL anchor's husband!!

This is just a preview of the Obama and Biden administration. It will be beyond anything that our country has every witnessed. This is the same response they had to Joe the Plumber. It is tear down and destroy anyone and their family who speaks against them.

I cannot believe that people cannot see how scary this has become. Obama would like to shut down all conservative media and then come after your second amendment rights.

huskyonspeed said...

It's nice to see everyone so excited! I really don't know what to make of the polls anymore. I liked McCain comparing Obama to Carter and McGovern too, I hope most voters are old enough (or took history) so they understand how bad their ideas were.

Jill said...

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/28/ohio-official-okd-records-search-on-joe-the-plumber/

Hand in the cookie jar.

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10

/28/ohio-official-okd-records-search-

on-joe-the-plumber/

techno said...

Dean: I think sometimes when we allude to Nazi Germany many people think we are overstating the magnitude of the potential tyranny that could be wrought upon the American people by Obama and his gang of thugs. Perhaps younger citizens when they think of Nazi Germany they only think of the Second World War or the Holocaust. I think there is a sizeable segment of America who does not understand the similarities between Hitler and Obama and the repression and suspension of freedom that both men represent. For a glossary of their similarities go to CNN for Sarah, New Yorker for Me October 22 where I (techno) list 25 similarities between Hitler and Obama.

Jill said...

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2008/10/hurricane-sarah-blows-into-virginia.html

Some signs I promise you'll like.
Be sure to look at the last one with the guy holding the sign about being related. The BEST!

http://commoncts.blogspot.com

/2008/10/hurricane-sarah

-blows-into-virginia.html

Mountain Mama said...

Hmm.... I received that cartoon in an email from the Republican Jewish Coalition today, but the cartoon itself contains these URL's:

GaryMcCoy.org
CagleCartoons.com

I can't see a "www" with either of them, so try the http:// both WITH and WITHOUT the "www."

It's so funny---but of course also NOT so funny, too!

Scott said...

""""mm, that is truly funny. Biden and Pelosi cannot in good conscience vote for Obama? I hope someone notifies them, fast.""""""





they've already had bishops question them on it publicly.. they're a scandal to Catholics.

Scott said...

as far as infighting between McCain and Palin, here's the video of McCain talking about sarah
VIDEO LINK

click on video number 2 and it's 30 seconds from the end of it

techno said...

Of course we don't know yet who will win the election, but what I thought I would do is bring up 10 topics to generate a healthy debate: 1)Did the selection of Joe Biden help or hurt Obama or did it make no difference? 2)Would Sarah have been chosen by McCain if she was not a woman? 3)Why did Obama not close out McCain during the economic meltdown? 4)Do you think that McCain knew about Bristol's pregnancy before he chose Sarah? 5)What do you see as the main reason that the MSM has been on a daily search and destroy mission to destroy Sarah since she was unveiled on August 29? 6)Why has Sarah not talked very much about women's issues in her speeches? 6)Why did McCain's handlers not want her to appear on right-wing talk radio during the first month of her rollout? 7)Do you think that McCain ever considered the Eagleton option? 8)Is there an actual source(s) who asserted that Sarah was a rogue, diva, or whack job or did the MSM completely fabricate this story? 9)Do you believe that the 'special needs' vote will makr a significant difference in the election? 10)What is the main reason that McCain supporters don't like Obama?

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

God bless you, buddy!

Tbone said...

Talk about dumb. This according to politico. That Steve Schmidt and Nicole Wallace two of McCain's aides are prepared to shred and blame Palin if McCain loses.

Sarah Palin is the best thing in the Republican Party right now. She is a star in the making. Her speeches and rallies keep getting better and better. In this campaign she hit a homerun at the convention and was responsible for McCain's lead he held for 3 weeks.
Sarah also came thru at the debate and beat Joe Biden. Her speech today was outstanding.

Scott said...

here are a bunch of videos that claim they will cause obama to lose the election

link

Scott said...

of course biden was a mistake for obama... i pay attention to this race most of the day and most times he's not even on my mind... many people probably don't think of him at all. If Obama had chosen Hillary he'd be at least 10 points up right now... if McCain hadn't have chosen Palin he'd be down 10 points right now.

Jill said...

Answers to techno's Q's

1)Did the selection of Joe Biden help or hurt Obama or did it make no difference?

A couple ticks below the No Difference line, edging into the Hurt arena.

2)Would Sarah have been chosen by McCain if she was not a woman?

No. Being a woman is part of who she is. Geraldine Ferraro was correct in saying Obama would not be in the position he is in if he were white. All white.

3)Why did Obama not close out McCain during the economic meltdown?

Lacks closing skills.

4)Do you think that McCain knew about Bristol's pregnancy before he chose Sarah?

I don't remember which way that went. It wouldn't have mattered.

5)What do you see as the main reason that the MSM has been on a daily search and destroy mission to destroy Sarah since she was unveiled on August 29?

Obama was already The One. They were unprepared for Another One. Caught off guard. The Usurper must be punished.

6)Why has Sarah not talked very much about women's issues in her speeches?

She has talked some. Because she is not a Democrat, because she does not have the stamp of approval from old guard feminists who have been held hostage by their party by Roe v Wade, she is in the "Who Does She Think She Is?" camp. The real reason is, she doesn't need to talk. She lives it.


6)Why did McCain's handlers not want her to appear on right-wing talk radio during the first month of her rollout?

Another number 6? Cheater! I'll answer it anyway. That was probably McCain's doing. He hasn't been best friends with Limbaugh, which makes that Spanish language ad linking McCain and Rush as buddies, way off the mark. It was probably just caution that kept her off those shows. The thinking may have been to let her introduce herself slowly at McCain's side or solo and not have the association that might scare some away.

7)Do you think that McCain ever considered the Eagleton option?

No way no how No McGovern.

8)Is there an actual source(s) who asserted that Sarah was a rogue, diva, or whack job or did the MSM completely fabricate this story?

Only the MSM knows for sure.

9)Do you believe that the 'special needs' vote will makr a significant difference in the election?

I can't imagine that those numbers would be significant for the vote. I do believe that Sarah's support of those families IS significant.

10)What is the main reason that McCain supporters don't like Obama?

Now that would require myriad answers. Main reason? I think you would have to come up with about ten reasons and people would still be torn and want to choose several. I have reasons that come to the forefront only to fade back as they are replaced by others. At the time, I am astonished at the hands off approach the press has taken with him throughout this long campaign. He is a mystery man and where are the reporters trying to piece together a background? Do we just need to write a couple of autobiographies and refer anyone to them even if they are full of holes?

Mountain Mama said...

Loved your answers to Techno's questions, Jill! I'll add only these few remarks:

1)Did the selection of Joe Biden help or hurt Obama or did it make no difference?

Context is everything. Biden was selected when Russia was invading Georgia, and Obama made the costly mistake of dumping Hillary (she should have been his obvious choice: 18,000,000 votes came with her!) to select Biden, whom he believed had foreign policy cred. He figured Biden's inevitable gaffes wouldn't matter; Obama was right, which proves how in the tank the MSM are for him.

2)Would Sarah have been chosen by McCain if she was not a woman?

No. Every VP is chosen for reasons that might work or not; see Biden, above.

3)Why did Obama not close out McCain during the economic meltdown?

They both voted against the people.

4)Do you think that McCain knew about Bristol's pregnancy before he chose Sarah?

McCain and Palin have said she told him everything, including this.

5)What do you see as the main reason that the MSM has been on a daily search and destroy mission to destroy Sarah since she was unveiled on August 29?

They think they know everything, and they don't like being surprised by anything they missed---or, in this case, mis-judged----plus, they didn't think much of Sarah, so they assumed no self-respecting politician would ignore the media's brilliant opinion.
Btw, they're still making misjudgments about the polls.

6)Why has Sarah not talked very much about women's issues in her speeches?

Emphasizing the obvious (that she's obviously an acting feminist) would be criticized as pandering.

6)Why did McCain's handlers not want her to appear on right-wing talk radio during the first month of her rollout?

Again with the avoid-any-obvious-pandering move, which was unwise.....

7)Do you think that McCain ever considered the Eagleton option?

Never. Dumping Palin would ruin McCain's argument that he has better judgment than Obama----and Palin has helped McCain bring out the base BIG time plus draw in some PUMA votes.

8)Is there an actual source(s) who asserted that Sarah was a rogue, diva, or whack job or did the MSM completely fabricate this story?

Sadly, there are at least two sources. I'm not naming names until I'm 100% sure, but if I am, one's a woman....

9)Do you believe that the 'special needs' vote will makr a significant difference in the election?

You'd be surprised how many millions of families have special-needs members (not just children). However, the Dems are better at funding programs for the challenged folk----although I hate to admit this.

10)What is the main reason that McCain supporters don't like Obama?

Not all republicans or conservatives are that enthralled with McCain, but actual McCain supporters like his blunt manner ("straight talk"). Obama's flourishy semantics and dodgy "intellectualism" are off-putting to them----and his lying bugs them, too. (Consider Obama's serial lies re. Ayers, Obama's changing tax plan, etc.)

What I'd like answered is:
Was Obama raised by his leftist ancestors as a mole?

azaeroprof said...

It's late, so I won't try to answer all of techno's questions. But I will pass along this: According to a posting on redstate.com today, it was reported as "fact" that operatives for Mitt Romney (with or without his cooperation??) have been feeding negatives about Sarah to the media starting even during the Rep Natl Convention.

This actually makes a lot of sense, as I'm certain he was miffed at not getting the VP, and he has been almost invisible during the campaign ever since (I think I saw him in the McCain spin room after one of the debates, but that's been about it). And a few days ago, he made some negative comment about McCain's chance of winning. Obviously, success by the McCain/Palin ticket would freeze out his chances for several cycles.

Interesting...

Patriot1776 said...

Will McCain have any $ to respond to the 1/2 informercial tonight?

I hope the RNC who I THOUGHT had all this cash will at least run something to counter this propoganda message.

This message could hurt McCain if he doesn't get some air time. You have some undecided voters who may be leaning McCain now get 1/2 hour of Obama.

I hope McCain/Palin and RNC have something to counter this.

Any thoughts? I have heard that some voters who arent sure usually vote based on the last thing they hear...this could be it.

techno said...

Good news to start the day. Rasmussen, per Drudge, is showing that McCain is only 3 points behind Obama-that's a 5 point gain over two days, from a pollster who had been a model of consistency for the past month and who had predicted that Obama was a virtual lock to win the election.

Ray said...

As I should have expected, the French government denied those statements were made.

Most of the French people are in the tank for Obama, so Sarkozy has to watch what he says (like making sure it does not reach the Israeli press). If elected Sarkozy, also has to deal with Obama, and Sarkozy needs all the cooperation he can get. He is deeply concerned with Iran, unlike Obama.

Their stances on Iran do differ to a large degree. I have no doubt he actually made those private statements.

Vern said...

Very well done! Your confidence was great, and the pivot against Bush handlers was awesome!

McCain has not done enough to distance himself against Bush this year. I seem to remember Palin lamenting the lack of good Rs in the field in an interview earlier this year. I bet being more open about the Rs failings is another area where they told her to shut it.

techno said...

Now let me present to you something that does not make any sense whatsoever. Gallup Traditional had McCain down 2 points yesterday and Battleground 3 points. Today, via Drudge, Rasmussen has it as 3 point race today. AP who has savagely attacked Sarah Palin throughout the campaign shows McCain is down by 7 in Ohio, 12 in PA, 7 in Virginia, 9 in Colorado, 18 in NH,and 12 in Nevada while Rasmussen had McCain down by 4 in Ohio, 7 in PA, 4 in Virginia, 4 in Colorado, 4 down in NH,and 4 down in Nevada. Rasmussen's state numbers definitely line up with his national numbers. AP's numbers are totally out of whack especially showing that Obama is 18 points ahead in NH while Rasmussen only shows a 4 point lead. The MSM move to suppress the Republican vote continues.

Tinkerbellee said...

12thman said:

"In one of Stuart Smalley's garbage, er, books... he says "Republicans love their country like a four-year old loves his Mommy". Is that horribly simplistic and dangerous too?"

Horribly simplistic? Absolutely.
Equally dangerous? Absolutely not.

Scott said...

in regards to the sarah palin dummy in west hollywood.. you know what's coming don't you? because it was decided not to be a threat by the secret service and the fact the media is saying it's nothing, it's only a matter of days before we see one of obama at someone's house. It'll be interesting to see how much of a big deal it is then.

Ray said...

Rasmussen has McCain behind by 3% nationally (50-47%). That's not quite the margin of error, but it is close (2%). This is shocking for me (but in a good way, of course), considering I think a very pro-Obama sample (remember it is 3 day tracking) went on yeserday. It also means that the pro-McCain sample from the day before may be closer to reality than Obots wish to believe and that the Obama sample is more than likely the outlier.

I guess we'll see.

PALINATOR!!!! said...

here is a question: what recourse do those americans convinced that the msm and pundits have intentionally withheld information in order to present blameless/faultless liberals while engaging in demonizing witch hunts to turn undecideds and impressionable voters (we'll leave it at that), inappropriately towards the candidate that has been most deceptive by not disclosing his relationships and/or defending his questionable political participation? It appears (though I only preview headlines and read transcripts online) that unless we take a stand against the media bias, it may be used to destroy the more objective and the more conservative sources of information that a growing number of viewers WILL turn to once the extent of the bamboozling is known.
To rephrase the question: How can the gaze be turned on the MSM?
if they are called on the carpet to cease and desist or even challenged by the "Joe's" then at the very least, it will give them pause, appeal to their need for genuine feedback and give congress something to do: represent interests different from their own.

knowitall said...

mountain mama

"9)Do you believe that the 'special needs' vote will make a significant difference in the election?

You'd be surprised how many millions of families have special-needs members (not just children)."

You are right (once again and as always)
My mother died of complications of childbirth after delivering a down's babygirl who also did not live. That's on my list of 101 reasons why I am here and why I would take a bullet for Sarah.

Nixon did pass the ADA for diabled people.

techno said...

Sarah now giving a fantastic energy policy speech, sounding like she is the President of the USA.

huskyonspeed said...

Hey guys, Rasmussen has it at 3 points this morning, that's closer than it's been for over a month! McCain/Palin are starting to make a move!

techno said...

There's an excellent story over at The Daily Beast (via Hot Air) by Wendy Button who is a Democratic speechwriter who has very recently changed her mind about Obama and now will be voting for John McCain. The title of the story is So Long, Democrats.

momprayn said...

techno - how can you have a name like that and have two "6's"??? ha! Past your bedtime again! You guys never sleep. But then I guess we can't afford that since we have these crazy "goings on" with the left. You never know what horrible trick they will try to play next....hey - "trick or treat time!" (Unfortunately, I think they do that 24/7/365)

My answers are pretty much the same as Jill's- great job. Yours good too mountain mama. Don't think the "special needs" topic will make much of a difference but glad she is doing it...sure can't hurt anything (or can it? you never know - I bet "they" would somehow condemn that one too).
Bill Hemmer was doing a piece about the Sarah hanging in effigy this morning & I wrote in my outrage, etc. I keep praying that all this kind of stuff will backfire & only cause more to vote FOR her......
Noticed Rush did a good program yesterday about trying to educate people what "Socialism" means. Yes, I think a good number (too many) don't know what this means & aren't at all worried about it.
People are "sheeple".

Is it just me, or has anyone noticed that it seems we are getting "one after another" revelations/help (Joe the Plumber,etc.) like they are being "doled out" as we draw closer to the election? I hope this is yet another sign that God is being active in encouraging/helping - meaning -- hang on - they will win!!???.

Mountain Mama said...

You're on target, Momprayn! Of COURSE God is sending all these people to help McCain-Palin:
there are NO coincidences!

I cannot believe all the people, though, who are not bothering to read about Obama's past, who don't care about his character, and who prefer to TAKE, TAKE, TAKE from other, hard-working Americans! We NEED McCain-Palin because they both teach us to WORK and build decent character!
(I can't wait for Palin's character to be exonerated after the election; that whole Troopergate thing was engineered!)

azaeroprof said...

techno, good point on the AP polling. No surprise considering the source.

ray, you're right, the Rasmussen numbers are promising. However, it actually IS within the margin of error. Many in the media misreport what MoE means. The MoE actually applied to EACH candidate's number. So Rasmussen shows the race 50-47. That means Obama could be anywhere between 48-52, while McCain could be 45-49. So the race could be anywhere between a 52-45 Obama lead to a 49-48 McCain lead. But the probability goes down as you move away from the average number, so both of those extremes are pretty unlikely.

To techno's point, some of the state polls have MoE's as high as 4 or so. That means the margin could vary over an 8 point spread. For a close election, that means a single poll is virtually meaningless, even if you ignore the issues regarding sampling, likely voter criteria, etc.

Rob said...

One further comment, on the McCain campaign keeping Gov. Palin off talk radio: That one I believe lands at the feet of Rick Davis, who if John McCain loses will be the primary reason for his loss.

Mountain Mama said...

Rob:
There will be blame enough for everyone on the side which loses----because people are imperfect.
People should stop blaming!
Everyone certainly tried to do their best...

Tbone said...

Did everyone see Sarah Palin's speech one energy this morning from Toledo,Ohio. She was awesome. Sarah will eventually prove all the naysayers wrong. The first real conservative in a long time.

Scott said...

i give up on the polls... i think the gallup was just listed at 51- 43.
They're so consistently inaccurate it's just like the stock market losing 600 points, people aren't phased by it any more.

Something that struck me.. Dick Morris had his latest article on townhall.com saying what McCain needs to say.. but why does McCain have to specifically say it? Dick Morris just said it! What's the difference if he is on O'Reilly saying what needs to be said or if McCain is on the show? either way it's being said.

Tbone said...

Rob: There is alot of blame to go around. They need to stop blaming everyone. First the only polls that matter are on November 4th. McCain/Sarah can still win even though it looks unlikely right now. It is hard to win an election following George W. Bush and his 25% approval rating. Independent voters are likely to turn against the GOP.

Scott said...

""""""PS: God is always in ultimate control, and his will is being done as we speak. We'll see God's will done on November 4th. I hope that you can accept His will for this country whether or not you like it. Blessed be His name.""""""


I'm talking rally size on a day to day basis.. not his one 100k rally.
It's never God's will for a candidate that doesn't stand in defense of the murdering of His creation to be elected.. He only allows it because of the sinfulness of the nation.

So you have one interview where sarah stumbled over a question out of frustration because she knew she was being bated? It's not bad for someone who just started doing these types of interviews.. since we're comparing gaffes with ability to lead, here are a few of the not so perfect obama.. you took one interview to judge the woman, now here's my 3

obama loses train of thought on iraq

obama claims to have visited 57 states

give the kid a breathylizer test

so if making mistakes (and i'll give him that, maybe they were honest mistakes, i mean any 8th grader could confuse the fact we don't have 57 states) is an indicator of someone not ready to lead, or to use your words "who responds like a clueless 8th grader losing a school debate could possibly be ready to lead the free world.", then your guy is 3 times less able to lead by my one example alone, and i have more of them.

Scott said...

here's today's great speech on energy by sarah in toledo
youtube video

sortof bad video quality but there it is anyway.. the audio is good

azaeroprof said...

Today's update of the daily tracker update is now posted at:
http://totallyclearpolitics.blogspot.com

Note the the trend has now gone in McCain's direction for 4 days in a row, dropping from 7.9 to 4.6 during that time. We need that trend to continue for the next 6 days!

Mountain Mama said...

We are trained as reporters and columnists to watch not only what we say or write, but to control EVERY gesture and facial expression, so that we do not betray our biases or prejudices as private citizens, so to speak.

However, lately it's so obvious who in the "objective media" are supporting Obama and putting down McCain or Palin. Many pundits and reporters reveal their true sentiments constantly! They roll their eyes (Chuck Todd, for one, does this regularly; I do like him, and his words are usually fair, but he does roll his eyes vs. McCain-Palin just the same), or make negative grimaces, or make only one-sided jokes vs. Republican candidates (Chris Matthews is awful about doing this), even on air! I just can't believe my eyes and ears sometimes.

Someone said that this election reveals the death of "objective journalism." It's sad....

Meanwhile, I'm praying that the stock market becomes steady and increases in value again----regularly! (It is SO strange how Iraq is just off the table in this election, now that the economy has had trouble!)

Mountain Mama said...

Sarah Palin's father is coming on Neil Cavuto's show on Fox News, to speak against the mock hanging of her in effigy for Hallowe'en (yeah, as if that holiday makes every gruesome thing okay!).

Scott said...

please God, one last push.. make the la times release that video unedited

momprayn said...

Yeah, I thought the same about Sarah's energy speech - she seemed very "Presidential" - maybe because it's "Providential"?!

Also heard Sarah's dad on Cavuto. He's so "common sense" & I feel for them having to see their daughter treated the way she has but evidently Sarah knew it was going to be quite "rough" and asked them to bear with her while she did this!! He's in Las Vegas helping the campaign & said he couldn't believe the enthusiasm there for her! Come on Nevada!!!!

Scott said...

well it happened.. faster than i thought. Someone hanged a dummy of obama in efagy at the university of kentucky.. the one of palin in hollywood was decided to be no big deal... the one with obama in kentucky has the FBI involved.

Scott said...

wow did i spell effigy wrong.........

Jill said...

Campbell Brown is starting to grow on me.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/28/campbell.brown.obama/index.html#cnnSTCText

"One year ago, he made a promise. He pledged to accept public financing and to work with the Republican nominee to ensure that they both operated within those limits.

Then it became clear to Sen. Obama and his campaign that he was going to be able to raise on his own far more cash than he would get with public financing. So Obama went back on his word.

He broke his promise and he explained it by arguing that the system is broken and that Republicans know how to work the system to their advantage. He argued he would need all that cash to fight the ruthless attacks of 527s, those independent groups like the Swift Boat Veterans. It's funny though, those attacks never really materialized."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS

/10/28/campbell.brown.obama

/index.html#cnnSTCText

Jill said...

Really, Scott? You're right, that was fast.

As I was taught growing up, "Two wrongs don't make a right." It was wrong to hang dummies representing a VP and a Presidential candidate. It was also the wrong response given to the one hanging in West Hollywood. If they are going to respond with the FBI in Kentucky, and if they consider it a hate crime, then they need to go back and correct the response in California. Hanging a black man in America has special significance because of lynchings, and if I were in the south, I would be especially embarrassed. This does not excuse the California hanging of a white woman, one of our nation's 50 governors, a wife and a mother of five! I saw a picture of the Palin hanging and noticed that they also have John McCain in flames, coming up out of the chimney. Nobody seems to care about that either.

momprayn said...

More breaking news (I hope more from "God"?) --- Just after I read Jill's post re Campbell Brown (Yay!!!!) I heard on Fox News that the Washington Post/NY Times (?) reporting the Obama camp accepting untraceable credit card donations. They have disabled the security screening mechanism for this!! Which brings us again to how he can afford this TV appearance tonight. I had been praying before all this that this thing tonight would backfire and be a negative for them and NOT be like they had hoped. Please God!

Scott - (trivia) I did the exact thing re the mispelling of effigy! Well, let's face it, we usually don't have to write or think about such things! Even though that LA video isn't released, the info about it is & hopefully that will help.

azaeroprof said...

jill, watch out for Campbell Brown. She was good on the Obama broken promise, but she has been a one-woman Palin-wrecking machine for the last 6 weeks!

You know when you have to put "no bias, no bull" in the name of your show, it will be full of both! And remember, her father was a Dem legislator in Louisiana (I think) who is also a convicted felon!

12thMan said...

"He's in Las Vegas helping the campaign & said he couldn't believe the enthusiasm there for her! Come on Nevada!!!!"

That, NV, and you owe us BIG for that loser Harry Reid!

loki said...

Palin's rally going on in Jeffersonvill IN...live feed.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20081029/
NEWS0203/810290834/1025/rss02

Scott said...

"In a phone interview with FOX News, Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager, Steve Hildebrand said: “John McCain is right. Things are tightening in the battleground states.”

FOX News obtained a copy of a memo Hildebrand sent to long-standing Democratic operatives on Tuesday.

link

scooter said...

Check out a pro-Sarah Palin song at www.myspace.com/jayspeight
The conservative friendly song is called SARAH-FREAKIN-PALIN!!