McCain edges Obama in poll

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  • Elektra
    Sept. 8, 2008 11:20 p.m.

    Wait, so you're saying it doesn't count as bipartisan if it's such strong legislation that EVERYONE on BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE likes Obama's idea? Explain to me how that's not bipartisan!

  • Grimble
    Sept. 8, 2008 11:18 p.m.

    Palin's "Bridge to Nowhere" boast is falling apart at the seams, her record as a reformer is finally receiving some scrutiny because of her outrageous pork barrel spending in Alaska, her Fannie/Freddie gaffe demonstrated her complete ignorance of the national ecomony, and her complete lack of foreign policy knowledge (let alone experience) is becoming increasingly conspicuous. The press, after hailing her sophomoric gotcha speech at the convention, is finally taking off the beer goggles and realizing what a disaster Palin would be.

    And people are coming around, too. McCain's bump is already receding form yesterday's polls to today's. The more scrutiny Palin receives, the more her selection reflects McCain's impulsive and imprudent judgement.

    The "Maverick" McCain voted with Bush 90% of the time. Seven of his closest campaign advisers are longtime Washington lobbyists. McCain has had a chance to change Washington. He ha squandered that chance.

    At the GOP convention he stood up and hollered "Throw the bums out." And he hoped Americans would be too stupid to notice that the Republicans ARE the bums!

  • ELEKTRA
    Sept. 8, 2008 8:54 p.m.

    Debunking The Obamason Bipartisan Myth. On Fox News Sunday this week, host Chris Wallace interviewed Barack Obama's chief political strategist David Axelrod. At one point, Chris Wallace asked Axelrod to list Barack Obama's biparistan achievements during his time in the Senate. Axelrod, providing his standard response, told Chris Wallace that Obama had been a leader in crafting Senate ethics legislation and passing a nuclear non-proliferation deal. Wallace astutely pointed out, however, both of those "achievements" were passed by unananimous consent in the Senate. The truth is that Barack Obama has never challenged his own party or worked across the aisle on a contentious issue. His lack of bipartisan credentials is reflected by his 2007 voting record, in which he voted with his fellow Democrats 97% of the time.

  • Re: Wow at 7:29 p.m.
    Sept. 8, 2008 8:32 p.m.

    To whom are you supplicating when you say "give (be?) me Obama and Biden, please. Please." Sir/Madam, no one is going to answer that plea, not God or any other of the powers that be. You are the nutty one. Be sure to watch the Palin/Biden debate. She will clean the Washington insider's clock. The momentum has changed. Sarah Palin is Ronald Reagan in a dress. She has the tenacity of a pit bull. She even loves her husband, says so publicly and gives him a large share of the credit for her success. She is a genuine, American heroine, a real woman. Go, Sarah, go. Your posting detractors are revealing their pettiness and viciousness.

  • wow!
    Sept. 8, 2008 7:29 p.m.

    wow, has anyone seen the film of Palin thinking that God is behind us in the war in iraq, and that God wants the oil pipeline too?

    How can any sane person, Mormons included, vote for such an idiot? Not ready for prime time, is the phrase you are seeking people.

    and now they say she will avoid interviews because... well... because the interviews might be hard or caustic or troubling or...

    so how will she handle the Russians? The Iranians

    Give be Obama and Biden, please. Please.

    Even Mormons can see that Palin is nuts!!!

  • Why are Demos all on Sarah Palin
    Sept. 8, 2008 5:21 p.m.

    Why are the Democrat posters all complaining about Sarah Palin? She's just the VP candidate!!! and most people like her!!! But you keep banging your heads against her!!!

    McCain is the Candidate! He's the one you SHOULD be attacking! and to me, he seems like the one people don't like so much! Yet you keep attacking Palin and giving McCain a pass?

    Palin's speach was great, McCain's sucked, but all you can talk about is Palin?

    Is this another stupid Republican who worked a mysterious spell to make you Democrats do EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED YOU TO DO (ala George Bush and the war he got the Democrats approve against their better intentions)??? And you fell for it?

    Do the Republicans have some sort of Jedi mind trick they play on the Democrats to make them do EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT, and EXACTLY WHAT THE DEMOCRATS KNOW THEY DON"T WANT TO DO?

  • Father of ELEKTRA
    Sept. 8, 2008 4:11 p.m.

    Hello there from a white heterosexual middle class pro-life married man who loves hunting and eating meat. Governor Sarah Palin's home-run acceptance speech sent chills of fear throughout the Democrat party and the Drive-By News Media. Their war room launched a rapid response effort led by a special-forces team from the Associated Press. AP sniper Dina Cappiello reported that the nickname for Sarah Palin among environmentalists-wackos is the "killa from Wasilla," because she has a philosophy of "cut, kill, dig and drill." Palin's chief environmental sin is that she doesn't buy into the man-made global warming hoax. AP stormtrooper Eric Gorski handled the religious attack, accusing Palin of hiding her true faith. "Sarah Palin often identifies herself simply as Christian," he wrote, "yet John McCain's running mate has deep roots in Pentecostalism, a spirit-filled Christian tradition that is one of the fastest growing in the world. It's often derided by outsiders and Bible-believers alike." The media views its job as scrutinizing her background, helping voters determine her readiness to serve.

    Vote for McCain in November 2008 and his veep to.

  • Hot air words
    Sept. 8, 2008 3:43 p.m.

    No experience, no substance, no real voting record. The speech writers should get paid lots of money for writing Obamas words. That is all they are is "just words" he has done nothing but align himself with the wrong people, not champion any worthwhile cause, has not led anything or anybody. I dont like voting for Mc Cain but at least he has done more than vote "present". Present but not willing to stand for anything.

  • Old Guy
    Sept. 8, 2008 1:12 p.m.

    Campaign promises make me want to puke, I have been listening to them for fifty years and the most important part of these promises is missing. This critical part is a plan to explain how the promise is to be accomplished. How can a presidential candidate make all of these promises when he/she does not have the power to make the promise a reality. Congress controls the purse strings and must appropriate the funding required to complete any task. A President can propose a budget, but congress must pass on it. A President can ask Congress to support a project, but Congress must agree.
    The reality is that the President has little power except for veto, which can be overthrown by a two/thirds vote on congresses part. So when you wish to throw mud at the President, just remember where thr real power is.

  • RE: hillary
    Sept. 8, 2008 1:03 p.m.

    Obama is a man, yes, but highly inexperienced, and very well educated. He is not ready for prime time, though he is photogenic.

    I want a president, not a community organizer who never once in all his years working the southside of Chicago ever pointed out corruption or had anyone sent to jail for corruption. Now he admits that the surge in Iraq has succeeded but he won't admit that he was wrong in not supporting it. He and his Dem friends in the Senate would have ceded a loss of the war in Iraq if it were not for Senator McCain and others like Joe Liebermann with some guts.

    The irony of it all is that if Obama is defeated it will be because he did not put your Hillary on the ticket.

  • hillary
    Sept. 8, 2008 12:24 p.m.

    As a woman, educated, I vote democrat. Palin is a woman, yes, but highly inexperienced, and uneducated. She is not ready for prime time, though she is photogenic.

    I want a vp, not a sports announcer.

  • Just say no to the GOP
    Sept. 8, 2008 10:33 a.m.

    I have always thought these polls miss a major target -that being the 18-35 year old who don't have a land line phone and therefore are missed in the polling calls.
    I think the truth will out in the near future about Sara Palin and the public will run to the voting booth and punch the straight ticket for Obama.
    Remember, the Prez signs over temporary power to the VP when he has a colonoscopy, and that woman having any power is scary. I am a woman, voted for H.C. but that doesn't mean I would vote for S.P. not in a heart beat

  • Joe Moe
    Sept. 8, 2008 10:00 a.m.

    Let me make a light suggestion to folks on both sides of this fence: ignore the polls. There will be new polls every week, yadayadayada.....and come November 11, they STILL won't really know where the chips will fall, until the votes are all in. I already predict that McCain will get 5% more votes at the booth than the polls will predict. Whether that's enough or not, who knows.....

  • Re: Re Palin Bounce
    Sept. 8, 2008 9:44 a.m.

    Your post was "right on". History will vindicate President Bush regarding Iraq and in many other ways. The Great One who walks on water and parts the seas has reached his high water mark and will begin to lag consistently in the polls except for an occasional bounce from some half-truth or exaggeration from the Obama camp temporarily dominating the headlines. The bloom is off the rose. Sarah Palin is a red, white and blue blooded American woman who has awakened and invigorated a sleeping giant, the Republican base. You rabid detractors who continue to malign her will do so at your own risk. The back-lash will continue to be resounding. There isn't a family in America who can't in some degree relate to Sarah Palin's family adversities. To deny it would be hypocrisy. The last I checked we are not electing a citizen of the world with his leftist, globalist ideas but a president of the United States of America who in his/her oath of office swears to defend the United States of America against all enemies--foreign and domestic, including the likes of B.O. Country first!! Upward and Onward McCain/Palin.

  • Bounce,Bounce, Bounce
    Sept. 8, 2008 9:13 a.m.

    I would have rather seen Mitt in the White House but McCain/Palin is definately the lessor of to evils.

  • RE: Palin Bounce
    Sept. 8, 2008 8:07 a.m.

    ....."Obama will avoid having to give real, solid answers to real, solid questions. He will be paraded, feted and photographed. But interviewed? No, except on MSNBC with softball questions from Chris Mathews".

    McCain's mother is 96 years old and spry as ever. I think McCain will live for years to come. Oh yes and make sure you put down a woman being in the White House. That is really a winning strategy. Dems don't get it. Every time you put this woman down it helps McCain. Dems, make sure you keep pointing out how horrible the last eight years have been and how terrible this country is. We had a national presidential election four years ago and the country had a chance to evaluate the situation then and a majority voted to retain Bush. Oh and let's make sure Bush gets no credit for keeping the country safe for the last eight years when all the experts expected another attack. By the way Dems, Bush is not on the ticket and McCain is not Bush no matter how hard you try to connect the two.

  • BobP
    Sept. 8, 2008 7:58 a.m.

    The last two posts are a classic example of sour grapes.

    The world is unfolding as it should, McCain and Palin are winning.

  • Yep
    Sept. 8, 2008 7:33 a.m.

    No more LIES, WAR, OIL THIEVES, FALSE PATROTISM, DIRTY BUSINESS AND 8 MORE YEARS OF "BUSH"INESS"!!!
    They havent talk about Daddy Bush, WHY?

  • Palin bounce
    Sept. 8, 2008 6:28 a.m.

    The Palin bounce came in. But it is only with the true believers, who would have voted for McCain anyway at the end.

    The next 8 weeks will be fun to watch. Palin will avoid having to give real, solid answers to real, solid questions. She will be paraded, feted, and photographed. But interviewed? No... few and far between...

    one heart beat away, and a 72 yr. old guy ahead of her, and the nuclear button sitting in the office, of a woman who thought that going to Iraq was an answer to God.

    that is what will defeat the gop if she ever interviews enough to let the people know who she really is.