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“We’re at the point now where voters are looking to see a specific plan, and Obama’s not winning there,” one veteran conservative operative told me yesterday. “Joe Biden didn’t help him any by saying it’s ‘patriotic’ to pay more taxes.”
THE MEDIA’S RELENTLESS attacks may have hurt Palin’s poll standing, but more than three weeks after she was announced as McCain’s running mate, the Alaska governor has at least survived, despite Democratic efforts to “Eagletonize” her. Palin continues to draw huge, enthusiastic crowds, and she will have a chance to cut through the media filter in her Oct. 2 debate with Joe Biden.
Media bias can only carry Obama so far. This Friday, the Democrat will square off against McCain in the first of their three debates. At the Obama campaign’s insistence, Friday’s topic will be foreign policy, which might end up being a pitch into the Republican’s wheelhouse, giving McCain an opportunity to hammer Obama for his opposition to the surge in Iraq.
No poll numbers or headlines between now and Friday are as likely to influence the final outcome of election as much as this first debate. Obama has avoided debates since his poor showing in April against Clinton in Philadelphia, and also did poorly in a Sept. 16 forum at California’s Saddleback Church.
If Obama doesn’t turn in a solid performance Friday, his recent poll advantage could fade quickly. A week from now, Democrats may find themselves pushing the panic button again.
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?
H/T to National Review Online