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McCain Strategist Defends Choice Of Palin As Running Mate

by @ Thursday, October 15th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

Just a week or so ago former McCain Campaign strategist Steve Schmidt was saying that Sarah Palin would be a “catastrophe” as the Republican Party’s 2012 nominee, but he’s also defending the decision to make her the 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A top adviser from John McCain’s presidential campaign who has […]

McCain Admits Tensions With Palin In 2008, Calls Her “Formidable Force” In Future

by @ Monday, October 12th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Elections, John McCain, Sarah Palin

During the most recent of his all-too-frequent Sunday morning appearances, John McCain was asked about his former running mate: WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain is openly admitting that there were tensions between his former campaign manager Steve Schmidt and those close to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s one-time White […]

George W. Bush: Palin “Unprepared,” McCain A “Five Spiral Disaster”

Former White House speechwriter Matt Latimer has a new book coming out about his years in the Bush White House that includes these comments by the President about the 2008 Republican ticket: “I’m trying to remember if I’ve met her before. I’m sure I must have.” His eyes twinkled, then he asked, “What is she, […]

Tina Fey Wins Emmy For Palin Impersonation

by @ Sunday, September 13th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Celebrities, Humor, Politics, Sarah Palin

Tina Fey continues to be the biggest beneficiary from Sarah Palin’s Vice-Presidential candidacy: Tina Fey picked up the sixth Emmy of her career Saturday night with her win as guest actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on” Saturday Night Live.” This is the fifth category Tina […]

Sarah Palin One Year Later

by @ Saturday, August 29th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Sarah Palin

It was one year ago today that Sarah Palin was thrust onto the national stage as John McCain’s choice for his Vice-Presidential running mate. I thought it would be interesting to look back at my initial reactions to the Palin pick. Even before the pick had been officially announced, I noted that McCain was making […]

Another Reason I’m Glad I Didn’t Vote For John McCain

by @ Thursday, August 27th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, John McCain, Politics

He’s decided he wants to be the next Ted Kennedy: “Obviously, if there is health care reform, Ted Kennedy has a long history of being involved in this issue in a variety of ways,” he said. “I would hope his example of working together and coming together in the spirit of compromise for the sake […]

Did Sarah Palin Cost John McCain The Election ?

by @ Wednesday, August 19th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics, Sarah Palin

According to this review of the 2008 Election results and the polls, there’s at least some evidence that the answer appears to be yes: John McCain’s August 29 announcement of Palin as his running mate surprised the Republican establishment, the media, and especially voters. She made a strong first impression: she enjoyed high approval ratings […]

Libertarian Voters Moving Back Into The Republican Fold

by @ Monday, August 17th, 2009. Filed under 2006 Election, 2008 Election, Libertarians, Politics, Republicans

Shortly before the 2006 elections, the Cato Institute published a study that argued that libertarian-oriented voters were abandoning the Republican Party due in large part to the war in Iraq, the Bush Administration’s reckless fiscal policies, and a War on Terror policy that showed little regard for civil liberties. That hypothesis seemed to be confirmed […]

Was The Barr Campaign Good Or Bad For Libertarians ?

by @ Thursday, August 13th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, 2012 Election, Bob Barr, Politics, Ron Paul

Robert Stacey McCain and Thomas Knapp engaged in an interesting back-and-forth last week over the impact of the Bob Barr campaign on the libertarian movement in general and the Libertarian Party specifically. It started when McCain made this comment in a broader post about, well, I’m not quite sure, but that doesn’t matter: In a […]

FEC Releases Final Election 2008 Results

by @ Sunday, August 9th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Bob Barr, John McCain, Politics

The Federal Election Commission has released the final, verified, results from the 2008 Presidential Election: Barack Obama (Democrat) 69,498,516 [52.93%] John McCain (Republican) 59,948,323 [45.65%] Ralph Nader (Independent, Peace and Freedom) 739,034 [0.56%] Bob Barr (Libertarian) 523,715 [0.40%] Chuck Baldwin (Constitution/Reform/U.S. Taxpayers) 199,750 [0.15%] Cynthia McKinney (Green, Independent, Mountain) 161,797 [0.12%] Write-In (Miscellaneous) 112,597 [0.09%] […]

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