What Obama Must Do To Win:
Or, McCain and Substance
The word “substance” is used in politics today to capture the difference between reality and political theater. Since all our politics takes place in the media, we never really get to see substance; we see the political theater where it’s mentioned.
Questions for Bush/McCain Voters.
President Bush took us into a war in Iraq after 9/11, assuming the voters would realize that Saddam was responsible. He had talked about this action of entering Iraq even before 9/11 to clean up Bush 41’s unfinished war. 43 did his job and convinced the Congress to give him the power to act without their consent. Is that all there is?
Some people are urging sober, politically conservative Republicans who don’t like an extremist social agenda to be upset that the religious fringe, could lead to the kind of government looking over your shoulder world that they abhor, since McCain isn’t in the best of health due to his POW years.
John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate has given Republican lawmakers new hope of minimizing anticipated losses in the November 4 congressional elections.
"We have had a disgruntled base that Sarah Palin has clearly ignited," said Sen. Robert Bennett, a Utah Republican in the Democratic-led Congress. "The McCain campaign had been dull as dishwater. But it has suddenly become exciting."
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s fundraising machine rolls on with a record $66 million in August and 500,000 new donors added to the ranks, a campaign spokesman said on Sunday.
Obama was running even or slightly behind his Republican rival John McCain in opinion polls but led him in the fundraising race through the summer.
Michigan’s history of racial tensions is tugging against its Democratic tendencies, giving Barack Obama fits in a state where almost everything else — a soaring unemployment rate, a shrinking auto industry and a depressed housing market — potentially benefits Democrats.
In a presidential race turning increasingly negative, Democratic nominee Barack Obama drew on editorial comments from U.S. newspapers and magazines Monday to accuse John McCain of running a dishonest campaign with some of the "sleaziest ads" ever seen.