Memo to Andrew Sullivan: there’s a vast gulf between, on the one hand, contrasting McCain, “who has always put the country first, worked across party lines to get things done,” etc., with his opponent, “who has not,” and, on the other hand, “savag[ing] the opponent as a traitor.” Those who are not in the tank for the world’s most famous community organizer might interpret Sen. Liebermann’s remarks to mean simply that Sen. Obama just hasn’t done much, an easily demonstrated contention.
I swear, these Leftists have tender sensibilities. In response to Tom Ridge’s remark, “There are red states and blue states, but we need a president who is red, white and blue,” can’t you imagine the Obamastanis screaming, “There! Did you hear that? He said ‘white’!”p>Clinging to God and my gun, br> — Stephen Foulard br> Houston, Texas /p>
Robert Stacy McCain is too easily swayed and frightened by polls. While John McCain may be slightly behind or even tied with Obama in the polls the good news is Obama isn’t doing as well as his Democrat predecessors at this time in the election cycle. Even with all the potentially illegal foreign donations and biased media coverage he just isn’t generating the avalanche of support needed to get him elected. Unless he has a major stumble, health crisis, succumbs to a Democrat dirty trick or Democrats can blatantly steal the election John McCain will be president, poll or no poll.
For those who doubt my confidence a little history lesson is in order. In December 1980 TIME magazine wrote, “For weeks before the presidential election, the gurus of public opinion polling were nearly unanimous in their findings. In survey after survey, they agreed that the coming choice between President Jimmy Carter and Challenger Ronald Reagan was ‘too close to call.’ A few points at most, they said, separated the two major contenders. But when the votes were counted, the former California Governor had defeated Carter by a margin of 51% to 41% in the popular vote — a rout for a U.S. presidential race. In the Electoral College, the Reagan victory was a 10-to-l avalanche that left the President holding only six states and the District of Columbia… At the heart of the controversy is the fact that no published survey detected the Reagan landslide before it actually happened.” Gallup’s November pre-election poll had immensely unpopular Carter winning with 44% of the vote to senior citizen Reagan’s 41%. Even more startling is how unacceptable Ronald Reagan was, considering his later popularity, in pre-election polls — Poll Finds Reagan-Carter Choice Unsatisfactory to Half of Public. Despite the polls, Ronald Reagan won and the rest is history.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?