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The Obama campaign is coming out against McCain’s new plan to buy up Americans’ mortgages, my colleague Carrie Budoff Brown reports.

The campaign is citing the burden it would place on taxpayers — the issue that has made the overall bailout unpopular in the polls.

Suddenly, Mr Rescue cares about taxpayers!

We PUMAs were rejoicing and appreciating McCain’s nod to us,

Ahem. Anyway — I think McCain is risking the Choir by preaching to the Heathens (that’s us, Folks. Us Heathen Racist Pumas!). He’s taking his base for granted and conceding the voters of Obama Nation.

McCain even credited Hillary with the idea

The mortgage renewal idea actually originated with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, said Charlie Black, a senior adviser to Mr. McCain.

and Obama didn’t disappoint…

Voting for McCain becames an easier choice every day!


As madamab at the Confluence noted

Seems that Obama was for it before he was against it only hours earlier:

The campaign of Senator Barack Obama quickly countered by saying that the financial rescue plan that President Bush signed into law last week already gave the treasury secretary such power. And, his advisers noted, Mr. Obama recommended such a step in a news conference nearly two weeks ago.

That’s one fast flip-flop!

It’s obvious that his first reaction was to take credit for it. Then his Wall street owners weighted in and he reversed himself. A sample of Obama’s “presidenting” if I ever saw one!


More on it here

Helping strapped homeowners get back on track to pay their mortgages is in everyone’s best interest.  It’s not a Republican or Democrat thing.  It’s the *right* thing.

So, it seems like renegotiating the terms of these loans would be a very good idea for taxpayers who now have a stake in the banks who have been subsumed.

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters)

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has a slim 2-point lead on Republican rival John McCain in a tight White House race, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

And the important words – which in this article are in the second paragraph, not at the end like CBS did

Obama led McCain by 47 percent to 45 percent in the national poll, within the margin of error of 2.8 percentage points. (or 3.1 if you go at the poll)

So, for those of you wondering about the differences between those polls and the others: the key is in the sampling. And no, this poll doesn’t disclose the sample either.

All I could find here was that the margin of error was actually even larger than the article says

Telephone survey of likely voters nationwide was conducted September 11 through September 13 and included 1008 interviews with likely voters. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points. Numbers may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

John McCain’s ad captured Obama saying “Folks are lying”.

Obama Media (OM) sees a problem in the fact that Sarah is one of the folks – Newsweek puts this statement on their cover

They are better than us. Holier too.

And why is that, I wonder?

Folks vote .

Account of a Mccaskill/Romney interraction

She and a staffer unplugged her various wires, and she handed Romney the earpiece the guests use to hear the host.

“I spit on this before I put it in,” she said to Romney, with a sweet smile.

And from, Romney spokesman:

“You should have seen what she did to the chair.”

You go Claire! Time Dick Cheney gets his comeuppance!

Did I mention that she has been a rabid B0bot? I guess I didn’t have to, the style is showing.

here’s her snarling at Hillary

If she’s not a strong enough leader to get her followers to do what’s right for America, then that would surprise me,” McCaskill told the AP.

Amazingly, from the Associated Press

And this is not even all

The $3.3 million total does not include donors who have given less than $200 and whose contributions do not have to be itemized. Some of that money could also have come from overseas. About half of Obama’s $455 million in contributions so far are unitemized. The campaign does not identify those donors.

In contrast,

Republican John McCain’s

campaign lists all his donors, even those who give less than $200, on his Web site.

However, Obama campaign thinks

We’re probably more forthcoming about disclosure than anyone.”

One more argument for my theory that Obama’s candidacy was started  somewhere in the Middle East

Not Your Sweetie