Monday, September 29, 2008

Now It's up to Palin to bailout McCain!

I don't need to tell most people that the last couple of weeks for McCain have not been very good especially in the last week. The debate did not go as well as it could have, and most polls indicate that Obama won the debate. McCain suspending his campaign also backfired, and to top it all off McCain is behind in the polls.

With all the bad news over the last couple of weeks what dose the McCain ticket have to do to get back on track? The first thing to do is stop the bleeding, and the only person that can do that Right now is Sarah palin in the debate on Thursday. If she dose a good job in the debate she will be in the headlines again, and this is always good for McCain. The only thing that can hurt her is if she comes across like she doesn't know what she is talking about, or she looks like a novice, but i highly doubt this will happen.

McCain also needs to make use of her by putting her out to the media after the debate. I know some of the past interviews have not went well, but she is getting the hang of it, and getting better by the day.

When Sarah Palin is the headlines McCain dose better in polling, so get her in the headlines again. The American people love her, and relate to her, she is like a silver bullet to the left, so don't waste her talents McCain put her front and center!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another bold move by McCain, but will it work?

John McCain in a speech today said that he will be suspending his campaign for now to go back to Washington and help with the financial crisis. He also said that the debate on Friday should be postponed, but will this move hurt or help the senator in the long run.

If McCain goes to Washington and gets something done with the bailout legislation or another variation of the legislation then he will come out ahead and could overtake Obama in the polls again. If it turns out to be a big fight up on capital hill and nothing gets done then it will have the opposite effect and hurt McCain considerably. McCain and Obama were on the sidelines during most of the financial crisis the last couple of weeks ,and McCain has just thrust himself in the middle of it, this move could make or break him.

The one thing that McCain must do is to go to the debate on Friday no matter what. People have been anticipating this debate, and there will be a lot of people disappointed if they don't get a debate on Friday. If he misses the debate it will also look like he is trying to avoid it, and McCain doesn't need that; Not with the polls as they stand now.

Today's move is a double edged sword for McCain, and in the end only time will tell if it was the right decision.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sure, democrats aren't racist, except for 1/3 of them.

If you are a conservative I'm sure you have been called a racist at least once in your life when debating a liberal on just about any issue, and it don't necessarily have to be about race. Your a racist if you are in favour of free markets,your a racist if you oppose affirmative action,your a racist if you don't want socialised medicine and i could go on and on with this list.

So the next time you are debating with a Liberal and they pull out the race card, just ask them if they are one of the 1/3 of democrats that have racist feelings about blacks. Yeah that's right, a new AP poll has shown that 1/3 of white democrats have racist views of blacks from being violent to Lazy. Some even think that it might cost Obama the election in November.

The Democrats instead of throwing the word Racism around need to attend to themselves and their own racism. Just because someone supports affirmative action and entitlement programs for minorities is not going to excuse them of racist thoughts or attitudes. Maybe its the liberals that need to go to sensitivity training!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Left wants privacy, except for Sarah Palin's emails.

In a move that only Fidel Castro and other socialist dictators would be proud of, a Left wing hacker has broken into Sarah Palins private email and posted it on a left wing blog. The situation is under investigation by the FBI and the secret service and hopefully the culprit will be prosecuted. Thankfully, the info that was posted about Sarah Palin is not damaging, at least politically .

It seems that the same left wingers that want terrorists to have civil rights and have complained that bush is wire taping everyone don't seem to have the same concerns about Sarah Palins civil rights, or any other conservative for that matter. I think this is just a snapshot of what the far left will do if they get into power in 2009.

The mainstream media is not too concerned about this invasion of her private emails either. It should be front-page news, but again we are dealing with a corrupt left wing media. I'm pretty sure if Barack Obamas email had been broken into the media would be crying Watergate and try to link it to John McCain.

McCain and Palin are really up against it, a corrupt media, and a rabid left wing democrat machine that will do anything to get into power. It is up to talk radio and Conservative bloggers to stem the tide against these to patriots McCain and Palin.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Liberals need a God, because they dont have one!

It has always struck me how the left go into a cult warship mode when they come across a political figure with a little charisma, and a lot of bluster like Barack Obama. People have even compared obama to Jesus, but I think that that’s above Obamas pay grade. If we take it from a historical perspective with the socialist countries, Mao in China, Stalin in Russia, Fidel in Cuba and now Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, it seems that the Left is looking for a savior in human form to fill the God void.

This is not to say that every single leftist is an Atheist, you have some liberation theologists like Reverend Wright, but a good majority are atheists especially in Europe. The Left in its non-belief in God is searching for a higher power even if it’s unconsciously. I think all people yearn for a power higher than themself, and if one dose not believe in God then they have to find a substitute.

This type of mentality has always lead to bad things in the past. When people bestow God like qualities on a man prepare to be disappointed. and just a little reminder to all the Obama fanatics out there; Obama is not Jesus, he is not going to save the world, and with a little help from the American voters he won't become president.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Election as it stands Today.

So where are we in the 2008 race today, only 50 days away from a history making election? After the drop in the stock market today, and the amazing rise of the McCain campaign from mediocre to even with Obama in the polls, where are we? Well the race is like one might expect a dead even neck and neck tie, at least for now.

I would have said that McCain is slightly ahead if we didn't have the wall street hit today with merrill lynch and Lehman Brothers going under. I think that this will have a slightly negative effect on the republicans, but not too much with McCain the maverick at the helm.

McCain has done what a lot of people thought was impossible, he has pulled dead even with Obama after Obamas widely praised speech and in a political environment that favors democrats to a large degree.

During the debates is when we will see one of these candidates pull away with a lead. I have a feeling that this election is not going to be as close as a lot of people suspect, at least in the popular vote. So right now we are in a dead heat for the white house and it is only going to get more interesting with the mad dash in the last 50 days.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

SNL hits Sarah Palin hard.

When Sarah Palin burst on to the scene the media had a field day making fun of this conservative, pro-life, small town woman from Alaska. Attacking in the most crude, sexist, and personal way you could imagine. From making up stories of her daughter carrying her child on the daily kos, to Matt Damon dismissing her as a simple hockey mom, she has had to deal with a lot of flack.

The newest installment of attacks on Sarah Palin were on SNL last night. The opening monologue had Tina fay playing a dimwitted Sarah Palin, and Amy Poehler playing a lamenting Hillary Cinton holding a joint press conference together. In the weekend update part of the show it had constant attacks on her percived lack of experience, and had Bill Hader playing a Alaska native explaining why he likes Palin; Of course he was portrayed as a country yokel without a clue. This is stuff that Barack Obama never had to deal with.

The media is just digging its own grave with the people of America, and it's not going to hurt Sarah Palin or john McCain it's only going to help them. The medias rabid contempt for the average American in the heartland is spilling over, and people are starting to see it in a way they never have before. The media is going to get a backlash that they will never recover from, so maybe there is a silver lining to all the attacks on Palin.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Palin on an interview tour!

Sarah Palin is making the rounds giving interviews to the media. The first was with Charlie Gibson were she appeared strong and confident in her ability to lead, but stumbled a few times with the hard questioning that charlie was throwing at her. She laid out strong support for Israel, and a hard line against Russia, and NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine.

She also had to defend her religious beliefs, and defend the comment "Our national leaders are sending U.S soldiers on a task that is from God" that she said in a church a couple of years back. She defended the comment brilliantly bringing in a quote from Abraham Lincoln "let us not pray that God is on our side, but let us pray that we are on Gods side". She said that she meant essentially what Abraham Lincoln was saying in his quote. She also could have thrown in a few quotes from F.D.R and Winston Churchill about God being on our side.

Overall she did well with Charlie Gibson, and her next stop will be with Sean Hannity next Tuesday. I hope she will visit O'Reilly soon to really prove that she is tough. O'Reilly may have took on Obama in there interview, but Sarah Palin will be a tougher nut to crack.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The new battleground states.

In 2000 the battle ground states were Ohio and Florida, and in 2004 it was mainly Ohio, but this year there are numerous battle ground states. With the exception of Iowa for Obama, i don't think that you will see a lot of states flip to the other side, obama will not get Ohio or Virginia, and i don't think that McCain will get Pennsylvania or Michigan.

The states to watch out for are Colorado and new Mexico, these states are going to be the Florida and Ohio of 2008. With obama flipping Iowa, if he wins both of these states he will be the next president, and polls show that he is doing well in them. If McCain keeps just one of these states all else being equal and he retains the states that bush won in 2004 then McCain is the next president. Like bush did in 2000 McCain can afford to lose Iowa and still win. So my prediction is that the big states to look for are Colorado and New Mexico, they are going to be the king makers in this election.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ron Paul making trouble again.

Ron Paul is Back again and he will make a big announcement tomorrow with a bunch of third party candidates Ralph Nader,Cynthia Mckinney and Bob Barr. It is not clear if he will endorse a particular candidate from this bunch or just make a general statement about voting for a third party candidate. But it is clear that Ron Paul has a following, and could impact this election if he throws his weight behind a particular candidate.

This is particularly true for bob Barr who is a former republican congressman from Georgia and is running for the libertarian ticket. While he may not be a Ross Perot, he could be a Ralph Nader for the republicans this election particularly in Ohio. Some feel that in this close election Bob Barr might just pull enough votes away from McCain to make a difference, but this might have been tamped down a little by the pick of Sarah Palin as McCain's VP, because conservatives like her so much even if they are not thrilled with McCain.

Either way Ron Paul is not going away, and the republicans better take note because he has a lot of followers and they are fired up and ready to vote.

Monday, September 8, 2008

When dealing with Sarah Palin, Oprah turns the other cheek.

It seems that everybody favorite daytime diva, Oprah, is not going to interview the biggest person to hit politics Sarah Palin. Oprah is quoted as saying
"When I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates," she said.

It seems that this statement is a bit of an oxymoron. She says that she won't use the show as a political platform, but she endorsed Obama in a very public way and even campaigned for him. It sounds like she is spinning to me.

Having Sarah Palin on her show, who is a strong woman, would be a perfect fit for her audience, which consists of mainly women. But it would also help the McCain ticket, and obviously Oprah who supports Obama doesn't want that. Maybe its all for the best, it exposes Oprah as a partisan and After bringing in 37 million (Oprah only gets about 8 million to her show) viewers to her speech, i don't think Sarah Palin needs Oprah. In fact it's probably the other way around.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A USA today/Gallup poll has McCain/Palin up by 10.

A USA today/Gallup poll has McCain/Palin up by a whopping 10 points 54 to 44.

This poll was taken after the republican convention, so this is good news for the McCain ticket. This is the most McCain has been ahead of Obama in a very long time, so the Obama team better be concerned at least for now.

Slick, Barack Obama's slip of the tongue

In an interview with George Stephanopolus, Barack Obama made a big error when talking about his religious faith, he said "My Muslim faith" instead of christian faith, and this will no doubt come back to haunt him in the months to come. There have been questions about Barack Obamas faith in the past, and this will just bring up the debate again and will put Obama on the defensive.

Even if the Accusation that Obama is a Muslim is false, this slip up from Obama will just underscore to a lot of people in Ohio and Pennsylvania that Obama is different than them, and he dose not share there values. Obama is already having trouble connecting with the heartland, and having this slip up will not help him.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You mention your Christian faith. Yesterday you took off after the Republicans for suggesting you have Muslim connections.

Just a few minutes ago, Rick Davis, John McCain's campaign manager, said they've never done that. This is a false and cynical attempt to play victim.

OBAMA: You know what? I mean, these guys love to throw a rock and hide their hand. The...

STEPHANOPOULOS: The McCain campaign has never suggested you have Muslim connections.

OBAMA: No, no, no. But the -- I don't think that when you look at what is being promulgated on Fox News, let's say, and Republican commentators who are closely allied to these folks...

STEPHANOPOULOS: But John McCain said that's wrong.

OBAMA: Now, well, look. Listen. You and I both know that the minute that Governor Palin was forced to talk about her daughter, I immediately said that's off limits. And...

STEPHANOPOULOS: But John McCain said the same thing about questioning your faith.

OBAMA: And what was the first thing the McCain's campaign went out and did? They said, look, these liberal blogs that support Obama are out there attacking Governor Palin.

Let's not play games. What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come...

STEPHANOPOULOS: Christian faith.

OBAMA: ... my Christian faith. Well, what I'm saying is that he hasn't suggested...

STEPHANOPOULOS: Has connections, right.

OBAMA: ... that I'm a Muslim. And I think that his campaign's upper echelons have not, either.

What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith -- something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time.

— Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter,
The Washington Times

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sarah Palin is supa dupa FLY!

Sarah Palin is a revolution all unto herself, she has shook things up more than most people could have imagined just a couple of weeks ago. Two weeks ago who would have imagined a woman being picked to be on a vice presidential ticket after Hillary had been passed up.

Two weeks ago who would have imagined that the John McCain ticket would have created so much enthusiasm among conservatives, and all republicans for that matter. And who would have imagined that after the soaring speech that Barack Obama gave, the republican vice presidential candidate would have nearly equalled him in the ratings, and that John McCain ,who is not known for his speeches, would have received HIGHER ratings than Obama on his speech.

Who would imagine that the media would be so blatant in there liberal attacks on this accomplished Governor of the state of Alaska, a woman that stood up to oil companies and corrupt politicians and lived to tell about it. Yes this is going to be a very interesting election and with Sarah Palin on the ticket, it is going to be historic on both sides.