This is going to put Your Mama Is So Dumb jokes in perspective.
“If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations,” Palin told host Chris Plante, “then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”
There seems to be some idea that after November 4th (assuming John McCain loses) that the litmus test for “Real” GOP membership will be how you reacted to Sarah Palin. Which is a funny idea because she did not have to go through the Republican primaries. Mitt Romney and Tom Ridge competing with her should be fun to watch.
Oh, and to all those people who want to know about Barack Obama’s associations? Keith Olbermann tears that down.
The report is in and apparently Governor Palin (or her husband, I can’t tell which) has abused her position. And it does not matter one bit. The folks who will vote for McCain only care about ethics, rules, and laws when it applies to Those Darned Socialist Democrats.
If anything this will solidify the base of voters who will claim that Governor Palin is the target of a political hit job. Any conservative who writes about Palin in anyway negative will simply get targeted as a not-country-first turncoat. That’s what Joe Six Pack says, anyway.
John McCain does show some signs of realizing what he’s doing, but he apparently still wants to get elected at any cost. I still believe that he’s not really this scare mongering talking head (I liked McCain in 1999). But this is his last chance and I think in the next 2 weeks we’ll see the McCain campaign full out the stops.
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I did not watch the debates but, you betcha, I’m dog gonnit, gonna read up on it.
The success criteria for each VP candidate was pretty low. I mean, all Governor Palin had to do was form complete sentences and she exceeds expectations. All Senator Biden had to do was not look across the room and shout “Are you kidding me?”
This is why I can’t really get into the debates. It’s just an extended ad.
The announcement was intended to counter rumors by liberal bloggers that Ms. Palin had claimed to have given birth to her fifth child in April when, according to the rumors, the child was her daughter’s.
So. A group called Focus on the Family jokingly ask that people pray for rain on Senator Obama’s acceptance speech. It not only did not rain but the opening day festivities of the RNC have been canceled to focus on providing support for the fallout that hurricane Gustav will be bringing with it. Even the Whitehouse is getting it’s act together for this one. Good thing they asked only for rain.
So. The Internet was bouncing around with the rumor that her youngest son is actually her grandson. And to counter that they release that her 17 year old daughter is doing a Jamie Lynn Spears?
How is that going to play in Peoria? Any odds on Palin pulling a Harriet Miers and dropping out?
Check out this interview with John McCain on the Time/CNN website. It’s a little disturbing how far he’s gone off from being himself. He is not the same man who competed with George W. Bush for the Republican presidential nomination.
That’s really funny. In 1999 I had so much respect for Senator McCain. But he wants this too badly and apparently will say anything to get the votes.
I voted for Senator Clinton in the primaries. But as it turns out more people voted for Senator Obama. Instead of panning and diminishing his accomplishment, why must some (not all) of Senator Clinton’s supporters continue to harp on this? What was Senator Obama’s camp supposed to do? Crawl hands and knees asking for the approval of the person who lost?
I had thought she was better qualified. I also thought her campaign just expected a shoe-in and did not really try. Florida and Michigan? That was her campaign attempting to cheat. Those states broke the rules and all the candidates agreed to stay clear of them. So when her campaign tried to play the “but wait! Florida and Michigan want me!!” card, I lost respect for her as a candidate.
If (or when) John McCain wins the election, it will not be due to an effort on his side. It will be because the Democrats are too in enthralled with their own drama.
I just read on CNN that Romney is “suspending” his campaign. Suspending, does that mean he can kick start it at a later date?
His reasoning sounded patriotic. He’s color coding the threat level (a Democrat winning the election would raise the threat level to blood red) and doing the don’t-let-the-terrorists-win act. I think he’s making a mistake; President Bush has ridden that horse into the ground. People are aware of the terrorist threat but mostly they won’t let fear drive them anymore.
If voters really worked that way then Rudy Giuliani would have more delegates than Mike Huckabee.
Now the Republican race will be fun. John McCain is loathed by many hard core conservatives (I don’t get that one either, but in my mind he’s hated by all theright people) but so far he has a big lead. And Mike Huckabee, every time he speaks lately I have to remind myself that I don’t agree with many of his views. He’s a great public speaker.