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Archive for the '2008 Election' Category

McCain Campaign Researched, Rejected Obama Birth Theories

by @ Friday, July 24th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

David Weigel reports today that the McCain campaign investigated and ultimately rejected the theories asserting that Barack Obama was not entitled to serve as President: In the final months of the 2008 presidential race, Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign learned of a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania that asked the state to strip Sen. Barack Obama […]

Don’t Blame Me Just Because I Voted For Bob Barr

by @ Monday, July 20th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, John McCain, Libertarians, Politics, Republicans

Over the weekend, Melissa Clouthier took the time to take to task those of us who refused to compromise our principles last November and voted for Bob Barr over the atrocious McCain/Palin ticket: [P]eople are coming out of the woodwork saying, “Don’t blame me! I voted for Bob Barr!” I ask you, Is that something […]

Norm Coleman Concedes Minnesota Senate Race

by @ Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics

After the Supreme Court ruling I wrote about earlier, there were very few options left for Norm Coleman so it’s good to see that he had the class to bow out now rather than continue a pointless fight.‘ Here’s the statement he read at the top of the hour: “Ours is a government of laws, […]

Sarah Palin Throws Her Campaign Aides Under The Bus

by @ Friday, March 27th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Sarah Palin

And they’re not too happy about it: WASHINGTON (CNN) – Some of Sarah Palin’s former campaign aides are frustrated with the Alaska governor for remarking in a lengthy, freewheeling speech that she had refused to pray with them before last October’s vice presidential debate. Palin told the story in a speech to a GOP dinner […]

A 2008 Election What-If

by @ Monday, March 23rd, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, History, John McCain, Politics

As I’ve said in the past, I am generally in favor of reforming the Electoral College system so that states allocate their voters based on what’s come to be called the District Method. Under this method, candidates get one Electoral Vote for each Congressional District that they win in a particular state and the candidate […]

Hey Republicans, It Could’ve Been Worse; McCain Could Have Won

by @ Monday, March 9th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Politics

Dan Larison reminds all of us that things wouldn’t be all that much different today if the other guy had won last November: It seems to me that implicit in a lot of conservative criticism of the stimulus bill, the mortgage plan, and Obama’s cap-and-trade scheme, among other things, must be the odd notion that […]

Obama Supporters On The Right Having Buyer’s Remorse

by @ Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics

Back in October, Christopher Buckley, the son of conservative scion William F. Buckley, Jr. famously announced that he was voting for Barack Obama in the Presidential election. Today, he seems to be having second thoughts: Government is getting bigger and will stay bigger. Just remember the apothegm that a government that is big enough to […]

Huckabee Blasts McCain, Six Months Too Late

by @ Saturday, February 28th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Credit Crisis, Economics, Mike Huckabee, Politics

Mike Huckabee used his speech at CPAC as an opportunity to take a jab at the least relevant Republican in Washington: WASHINGTON (CNN) – Mike Huckabee and John McCain got along famously during the Republican presidential campaign, but now Huckabee — possibly mulling another bid in 2012 — is putting some space between himself and […]

Sarah The Whiner

by @ Tuesday, February 24th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, 2012 Election, Politics, Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is back, and she’s blaming the media for her abysmal performance during the Presidential Campaign: Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) believes that the media deliberately tried to bring her down during her vice presidential run. As part of an interview with conservative filmmaker John Ziegler for his new film out this week, Palin said […]

High Expectations, High Opportunity, High Risk

by @ Sunday, January 18th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

As Barack Obama prepares to take office, a new poll shows something that could be good news and bad news at the same time: Even as they express deep concern about the current direction of the country, Americans are overwhelmingly optimistic about Barack Obama and are pinning their hopes for recovery from a massive economic […]

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