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Political Punch reports

n Golden, Colo., today, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., took credit for the stimulus package that passed earlier this year.

“In January, I outlined a plan to help revive our faltering economy,” Obama said, “which formed the basis for a bipartisan stimulus package that passed the Congress.”

Is that true?

Democrats on Capitol Hill who support Obama say no.

Wanting Obama to win, however, none will say so on the record.

Explanations how this isn’t true are followed by the punch line:

In Vienna, Ohio, this afternoon, McCain said that Obama today “claimed that the Congressional stimulus package was his idea. That’s news to those of us in Congress who supported it. Senator Obama didn’t even show up to vote.”

That’s true. (McCain was there, and he voted for it.)

Moreover, Obama today was guilty of inflating his role in the creation of that bill.

Kinda like “his banking committee”

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OK, they were ahead of NY on this – it’s not easy for this NY-er to admit

But there’s a new Quinnipiac poll (following NY’s) showing Obema slipped 7 points

he contest between Barack Obama and John McCain in New Jersey is too close to call, with a new Quinnipiac University poll showing the battle for the state’s fifteen electoral votes at 48%-45% among likely voters.  Obama led McCain by ten percentage points, 51%-41% in an August Quinnipiac poll.

Do I see our PUMAs from across the Hudson? Hi there!

But  white women back McCain 50%-42% (46%-44% in August). Among independents, the lead has shifted from Obama (45%-42%0 to McCain (47%-43%). 

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Apparently, ABC asked her this morning about Palin’s contention that Obama messed up

SPOILER ALERT: Clinton declines to answer.


Obama won’t share his wealth

Cash-poor Obama says no to Reid

Geez, wasn’t it yesterday that we were treated to celebratory titles of the “biggest fundraising ever”?  Today, a different tune:

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a personal appeal to Barack Obama: Help me grow the Democrats’ Senate majority by sharing some of the $77 million you’ve got in the bank.

Obama’s campaign said no.

Seems this will be a schadenfreude story on so many levels…First, the people who dragged the losing Obama over the finish line get their due. But wait, there’s more:

Obama raised a record-setting $66 million in August, leaving his campaign with about $77 million in cash now. Because he has turned down public financing, he can keep raising money through Election Day. John McCain, having accepted public financing, can’t do that — but he already has the $84 million in public money in his campaign coffers.

So, the flip-flopping Obama – the one who once was going to sue McCain for NOT accepting public financing is seeing the result of yet another brilliant judgment. Could this get any better?

yes, it can:

More importantly, McCain will get substantial help from the Republican National Committee — which has dramatically outraised its Democratic counterpart — and the Republican Party’s state and local committees.

You mean the party that didn’t diss half of their base raised more money than the one who did? Who would have thunk it?

And what about those superdelegates who went for the money instead of the better candidate who could win?

Democrats on Capitol Hill have grumbled for months that it has been hard to orchestrate campaign events and appearances with the Obama campaign. One Democratic strategist said the campaign frequently turns down requests to have Obama appear with a Democratic incumbent or challenger, and that the events that do happen come only after some “very heavy lifting.”

Awwww…Feel the love!

.and, be careful what you wish for – you may get it!

Not Your Sweetie

September 2008