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Archive for August, 2008

About That Zogby Poll….

by @ Sunday, August 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

There’s a Zogby poll out today that actually shows John McCain and Sarah Palin beating the Obama/Biden ticket by two percentage points: UTICA, New York – Republican John McCain’s surprise announcement Friday of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate – some 16 hours after Democrat Barack Obama’s historic speech accepting his party‚Äôs presidential […]

Gustav And The RNC

by @ Sunday, August 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Republicans, Sarah Palin

Even if the Republican National Convention does go forward as something other than a rump event, it’s likely not to get as much attention as it might have thanks to Hurricane Gustav: NEW YORK (AP) – Television networks rapidly shifted focus and personnel away from the Republican national convention to Gulf Coast communities in the […]

Republican Convention Cut Short Due To Gustav

by @ Sunday, August 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Republicans, Sarah Palin

The approach of Hurricane Gustav is having an impact on the Republican National Convention’s schedule: WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Republican National Convention will cut back most of its activities Monday because of Hurricane Gustav, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. “This is a time when we have to do away with our party politics and we […]

Convention Bounce vs. Palin Bounce, Day Two

by @ Sunday, August 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

Either Barack Obama’s “convention bounce” didn’t amount to much, or it’s been muted by reaction to the selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican Vice-Presidential Nominee, because both tracking polls have tightened. The Rasmussen Poll, which showed Obama up by four points yesterday, now shows him up by three: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking […]

Lousiana On Gustav: We’re Not Going To F**K It Up This Time

by @ Sunday, August 31st, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, In The News, John McCain, Politics, Weather

Whatever landfall Hurricane Gustav might make is still days away, but already Louisiana is acting as if Katrina-on-steroids is headed their way: NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 30 — Mayor C. Ray Nagin on Saturday night ordered a mandatory evacuation of this city ahead of Hurricane Gustav, which swelled from an already deadly tropical storm into a […]

Ohio State 43 Youngstown State 0

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, Sports

The result wasn’t really a surprise, but the Buckeyes first win of the season may have come at a heavy price: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -It was as if a stadium full of more than 105,000 people was suddenly empty. An eerie silence descended on Ohio Stadium when Ohio State’s Heisman Trophy prospect Chris ”Beanie” Wells […]

Obama’s Convention Bounce vs. McCain’s Palin Bounce

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

Over the next several days, starting today, we will get a chance to see what impact the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate has had on the race, and on Barack Obama’s convention bounce in the polls. In today’s Rasmussen tracking poll, Obama remains ahead of McCain by the same margin as […]

Was Palin A Responsible Choice ?

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

The National Review’s David Frum argues no: Vice-presidents have historically made surprisingly little difference to the outcome of presidential elections. The elder Bush picked Dan Quayle in 1988 in hopes of wooing younger voters, much as Walter Mondale had chosen Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, in an effort to mobilize women, and George McGovern had hoped […]

Bob Barr On Glenn Back

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, Politics

Bob Barr appeared on Glenn Beck’s television show the other night, here’s the entire video in six parts. Part One: Read more » Part Two: Part Three: Part Four: Part Five: Part Six: « Hide it

Gustav Keeps On Coming

by @ Saturday, August 30th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Weather

Hurricane Gustav strengthened overnight and continued on course for U.S. Gulf Coast: MIAMI, Florida (CNN) — Gustav’s top winds got up to 115 mph (185 kph) Saturday morning, raising the storm to Category 3 status, according to the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Gustav is expected to pass over the western tip of Cuba later Saturday […]

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