Monday, October 13, 2008

Husking corn in Omaha

HEY!  WHAT's wrong with this picture:  McCain is reassuring his rabid audiences that they need not be "scared" if Obama would become our  next president because Barack was a decent guy.   But there was Sarah Palin's profile of Obama at a campaign rally Sunday night  in, of all places, Nebraska, a state where the only way any Democratic presidential candidate  could win is if all of the Republicans took early retirement and moved to Florida.  Asserted Sarah:  You must question Obama's patriotism since he used to hang out with terrorists.  Time out again from McCain's sweet talk to hear from the surrogate assailants. .

If you think you know who McCain really is you might take a look at the McCain profile in the Oct. 16 issue of Rolling Stone.  Written by Tim Dickinson, a Republican who voted for McCain in the California primary in 2000.  In the lengthy piece ranging  from clumsy Navy pilot to erratic presidential candidate with a couple of marriages in between, McCain loses on all counts.   All.   



4 comments:

Henry said...

There is a method to their madness, urr maybe. What I fear the most is the Bradley effect. White voters poll one way but vote another.

chien lunatique said...

The Bradley effect is alive and well for the over 40 set. I suspect that for those under 40 it is not significant. The polls are conducted via home telephone's not cell phones. If they were, I believe that Obama's lead would be much greater. What worries me more are the GOP's efforts to deny people the right to vote. They have been very successful at disenfranchisement and will no doubt try it again.

Henri said...

Those over 40 vote in higher numbers than those under 40. In the last election the student vote was less than 10 percent of those registered to vote. I will say though that this campaign seems to be very well organized to get out the youth vote, at least in Portage County that is but I do suspect that to be true all across Ohio. Chien Lunatique is correct in assesing the move to disenfranchise new registrants by the GOP.

chien lunatique said...

You are correct on the over 40 vote, but wrong about the students and your focus is too narrow. Over 20 million under 25 year olds voted in 04. Students make up a small portion of this group and are not the only ones energized by Obama. Still, the GOP appears to be targeting campus communities. Virginia Tech and Central State in southwest Ohio are examples. The newly registered kids, minorities and disgusted independents will decide the election. The GOP finds itself dependent on the old South and one can only hope that it will meet a similar end.