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It was something Obama people said recently

Obama’s decision to accept a roll call vote, which came after weeks of talks with the Clinton camp, doesn’t mean he’ll let the process get out of hand, observers say.

“They also want to avoid a scenario where she’s leading at any point.”

that made me wonder about recent news

update -:

Diane Feinstein

In a statement she released, she reports that last Friday, “I slipped and broke my left ankle while I was on a walk with Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (of the Bay Area) on the Meeks Bay Trail in the Tahoe forest.”

Add the shooting of Bill  Gwatney and those delegates ousted for “speaking badly of Obama”.


“Thanks for the bump, sucker!”


Eager to earn back its squandered credibility, Zogby is the first to put McCain in the lead


McCain leads Obama among likely U.S. voters by 46 percent to 41 percent, wiping out Obama’s solid 7-point advantage in July and taking his first lead in the monthly Reuters/Zogby poll.

Stunningly, the economy that used to favor dems – gone

McCain now has a 9-point edge, 49 percent to 40 percent, over Obama on the critical question of who would be the best manager of the economy — an issue nearly half of voters said was their top concern in the November 4 presidential election.

Seems the base left him

It was just a steady decline for Obama across the board,” Zogby said. Obama’s support among voters between the ages of 18 and 29, which had been one of his strengths, slipped 12 percentage points to 52 percent.

For all the rosy predictions of the enamored media that Obama will steal his base, Politico reports that

John McCain has taken an important step toward shoring up his support among the Republican Party’s Christian conservative base.

But, but, Obama….

For most religious conservatives, however, McCain’s performance stood out as especially praiseworthy in contrast to that of Obama.

“What Saturday night provided was the closest view of the contrast between the two candidates that we’ve seen,” Perkins said, adding that he found Obama’s performance meandering and evasive.

Obama has trailed McCain among white evangelical voters throughout the campaign — in June, a Pew poll showed him losing that group 61 percent to 25 percent — but he has reached out to these voters on subjects such as faith-based initiatives in the hope of winning a larger slice of that demographic group than previous Democratic presidential candidates.

I am sure announcing the VP from the site the ill fated Donner party started will change your luck!

A plaque, on a kiosk in the plaza just south of the building, commemorates the spot as “the departure point of the Donner Party on April 15, 1846, for their ill-fated trip to California.”

Some died of starvation and exposure. Nearly all of the rest survived only by resorting to cannibalism.

And Obama’s surrogate bloggers are worried

. Our commitment can’t be questioned. We really, really, really want a Democratic president. But, we’re not getting much to work with from the Obama campaign, hence this post. As John wrote, this feeling is pervasive. For some reason, Obama’s top advisers seem to be living in their own bubble and this campaign, which we all thought would be different, is starting to feel like Democratic campaigns of the past.

And from the toe sucker

First, the Republicans have a great deal of ammunition left to fire. They really have not unloaded their main attacks yet, settling for more limited hits on Obama’s celebrity status. When they unload attack ads focusing on Obama’s tax program and on his naivete, they are likely to score big.

Second, each time an Obama bounce dissipates, voters must get more and more inured to the experience. An immunity will develop that will make voters less and less susceptible to his charisma. In any event, the convention will be Obama’s last opportunity to speak with his beloved teleprompter. After that, he’s on his own!

Adding more good news from todays polls: Indiana, LA, Florida – Mccain

We have six new presidential polls today. Many people have been asking: “What’s going on in Indiana?” Finally we have a new poll there, showing John McCain ahead 50% to 44%. The previous one showing Obama ahead was probably an outlier. Indiana is a very red state and it seems unlikely Obama can win it. Florida is still close, with McCain having the edge here, 46% to 43%. McCain has led in Florida all year. A somewhat surprising result in McCain’s 40% to 30% lead in Arizona–with 28% of the voters undecided. That is a huge percentage for a state in which McCain is very well known. Iowa and Pennsylvania look good for Obama and Louisiana is a sure thing for McCain.

Way to go, God’s blessing, way to go!

Updating with a more thoughtful blogger awakening – The Left Coaster.

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