Loc: Syracuse, NY
How can this be? Obama should be leading by 15 to 20 points at this stage of the game. Normally I'm not one to give a lot of credence to poll numbers. But this was way to good to pass on. Cheers.<br><br>
What are you talking about? Sen. McCain is a WAR HERO!!! He should be leading by triple digits! That's right... the ORIGINAL MAVERICK should be wiping the floor with that weird-named guy from Illinois.<br><br>Note: The "expectations game" is what campaigns do when there really is not much going on in the campaign or what pundits do when they don't want to actually talk about issues.<br><br>-- Cee Bee Double-U
[color:blue]The reversal follows a month of attacks by McCain, who has questioned Obama's experience, criticized his opposition to most new offshore oil drilling and mocked his overseas trip.</font color=blue><br><br>Well, duh. Even if MrO has enough sense to pick Biden, he's still gonna look like a wimp if he doesn't step up and throw his own punches. What? The Senator from Illinois doesn't get that American politics is a blood sport? (I'll repeat that observation how many times in the next couple of months . . . )<br><br><br><br>[color:blue]"That hairline difference between nuance and what appears to be flip-flopping is hurting him with liberal voters," Zogby said</font color=blue><br><br>Well, duh. MrO obviously thinks he's the smartest guy in the room. Not, if he can't figure this one out without being told by a friggin' pollster.<br><br>If the Dems can't shove MrO's butt off the unicorn and onto the reality train, they might as well get used to four more years of a GOP WH. And, no they don't get to blame me, or Kate, or Diebold. They get to blame themselves and their O So Smart and Above It All candidate.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
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i am sort of on vacation, but i had to jump back in here . . . <br><br>first, McCain HAS to burn through his primary funds before his convention starts. he's spending, spending, spending right now as he loses the funds after the convention -- since he's doing public financing. Obama is saving his money and not dumping $$$ into markets too early. he's bringing new states into the mix and forcing McCain to spread his little funds into many more states than he wants. this is a strategic move to break McCain's bank and it's working. Obama is going to have an incredibly large lead with regard to money in the bank and he'll be able to destroy McCain in spending, particularly in competitive states. this isn't reflected in polls right now, but McCain trying to spend all of his primary funds is being reflected. it's too bad for McCain that the Gallup daily tracking poll still shows him down this morning because McCain has about spent his funds.<br><br>Obama is also using a ground staff/GOTV/voter ID program. his campaign is outspending and out staffing McCain on the ground by about 30 to 1 -- yeah, 30 to 1. this investment isn't going to show up in the polls until much later. keep in mind, this GOTV/voter ID program is what Karl Rove brilliantly implemented for George Bush. McCain has pretty much turned up his nose to it . . . and it's going to hurt him in key battleground states where a few percentage points can be the difference. <br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Loc: Alexandria, VA
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>And, no they don't get to blame me, or Kate, or Diebold. They get to blame themselves and their O So Smart and Above It All candidate.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Actually, they'd get to blame an electorate that would rather respond to schoolyard name-calling than actual reasoned debate -- and if that were the case, the country deserves another 4 years of the GOP ...<br><br>Reality is in large part what we make it. This election will go far in determining wether or not the people want a different style of campaigning or stay with the mud-slinging.<br><br>McCain had to abandon his ideals on this issue, as there was simply no other way for him to gain any traction with the public -- he doesn't have the issues chops to actually argue policy, so down the Rove road he goes. That it actually seems to be working (again) is a little disappointing (although not terribly surprising) given what was perceived to be the electorate's exhaustion by this kind of stuff ...<br><br>The big question is: how far down that same road will Obama have to go? And how far before his message of a "different" kind of politics goes bye-bye?<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
I look forward to MrO growing a pair, and in a hurry. Biden's don't count. MrO has to grow his own.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I look forward to MrO growing a pair, and in a hurry<p><hr></blockquote><p>Obama has over $300 million right now for the general election. The campaign's been building strength locally by establishing campaign offices in a 50 state strategy. Mark my words, there will be a sh*tstorm of ads and surrogates unleashed on McCain. And for Mr O'dude himself ... let's see what happens Wednesday night. <br><br><br><br><br><br>
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