Is the Democratic Senate really going to let through Doug Kimec for a judgeship? Who would believe his testimony as to his legal views, at this point? Not Mark Levin.
A must-read and balanced take on John McCain and his campaign: “The former Navy pilot’s politics has always been more personal than ideological. His core convictions are duty, honor and country. He has always been passionate to the point of being impulsive, an unguided policy missile until he locks on target. Then he can be tenacious, and sometimes moralistic. These traits have characterized the McCain candidacy for better or worse and, we suspect, would also mark his Presidency. ”
Hard to argue with this: “Once the panic hit in September, Mr. McCain’s penchant for hyperactivity was also less than reassuring. He suspended his campaign to lead the “bailout” talks without a clear idea of what he favored. He offered to bring all sides together but in the process made himself hostage to Nancy Pelosi and House Republicans. All of this let Mr. Obama pose, paradoxically, as the steadier hand, even if all he did was sit back and bow to Congressional Democrats. In the final days, Mr. McCain has finally gained traction by pounding away on Mr. Obama’s enormous tax increases.”
One of the better contrast ads from the McCain camp. Would it have made a difference if they had done this for the last month? We’ll never know. Just as we’ll never know if McCain was the best nominee the Republicans could have chosen –unless he wins of course.
McCain picks up on the sliding scale of “rich.”
This McCain email tells us by the final day’s itinerary where they think they can get to 270 electoral votes. Virginia and Pennsylvania are clearly “it.” Colorado? Not so much.
A clever analogy between Reverend Wright and Bob Jones. Hey, that was then, this is now.
Where is the “temperament” police when you need them? Not in Minnesota.
A poll from Harvard tells you viewers and readers are pretty much on to the MSM : “Almost two-thirds of the respondents don’t trust press coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign; 89 percent said journalists focus too much on “trivial issues”; and 77 percent think that the press is politically biased. Twelve percent rejected the media altogether, saying they ‘either don´t trust or don´t use any media source for campaign coverage.’”
Others have noticed that Obama has a peculiar understanding of who the money “belongs” to.
Bringing people together — well the ones that don’t endorse the other guy.
If he loses it must be the racism, says Susan Estrich. Perhaps it was finding out that tax increases were more important than growing the economy, that the bitter and clinging people of Pennsylvania didn’t like being called racists and that if the definition of “rich” went from $250,000 to $120,000 before Election Day that it might include them by January. Nah. It’s the darn racists — and how clever to nominate an African American to cover their tracks.
Arnold rocks the house — and reminds us that much of politics is performance.
Americans are getting a peek at the thugocracy. There was another president who got tripped by this sort of thing — coincidentally the last time “plumber” became a political catch-phrase.