The Road To Hope, Part I: A Peril Of Their Own Design

Introduction:  As time ushers political victories from the realm of current events to the realm of history, the answer to one question seems always to change, simplifying itself with the passage of years, decades, and centuries.  Why did this candidate win, and why did his opponent lose? The answer is never...

The Mark Shields Post (Who I Think Will Win The Presidential Election)

Back when I first got interested in politics, which, strange as it may seem, was only four years ago, one of my favorite columnists was Mark Shields.  Back then he was writing for CNN as one of the Democratic counterpoints to Bob Novak. What was perhaps ironic about my affection for Shields’ regular...

Race Opening Up Again?

The Gallup Daily Tracker has Obama continuing to open up his lead over McCain. Believe it or not, this slight shift back towards Obama seems to be in tracking with a number of other polls which show the race remaining static or opening back up by a small amount with Rasmussen serving as the one poll showing...

Obamercial Analysis

Well, my one man focus group kind of fell through.  Not really; he had to leave, but he promises me that he’ll watch it sometime before we come in to work tomorrow and give me his thoughts. But while we wait for an undecided opinion, I give you my own. In all honesty I was a little apprehensive as to...

Pew Poll Shows Foreboding News For McCain

Pew Research Center comes out with a rather shocking poll, one that gives Obama a sixteen point edge nation wide and puts McCain down in the mid thirties. To say this is an outlier would be to severely undermine just how out of whack the numbers are with the rest of the field.  True, Obama’s 52 is...

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