Friday, October 24, 2008
There were no lines, but there were a good number of folks there voting for a Friday morning.
It looks like the turnout for this election will be huge... I hope that is a good thing.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Barack Obama will cut taxes for 95 percent of working families, and provide at least three times as much tax relief for middle class families as John McCain. The Obama/Biden plan provides $1,000 of tax relief for workers and new tax benefits to help families pay for college, childcare and save for retirement.Click here to calculate your tax cut under the Obama/Biden plan.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Be sure to click on the picture to enjoy all the crazy goings-on during a Palin administration. I especially enjoyed the dinosaur walking by the window and throwing the dart at the crazy baby names on the wall... not so much shredding Roe v. Wade, though!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I thought it would be interesting to bring an article to everyone's attention that examines the experience of the US presidents against their historical "greatness" at executing the job of president.
This scatter graph from the article linked above is quite interesting:
The bottom line of the article is this: "There does not appear to be any relation between experience and greatness."
Barack Obama continues to lead in all the national (tracking) polls. The average of all the national polls yesterday (Oct 20) put his lead at 6.3%. Here are the data:- Diageo (Obama +7)
- Gallup expanded (Obama +7)
- IBD (Obama +5)
- Rasmussen (Obama +6)
- Research 2000 (Obama +7)
- Zogby (Obama +6)
Furthermore, and more importantly, this election could easily be an electoral vote landslide for Obama. The latest state-by-state polls put things as follows:
- Obama 364
- McCain 171
- Ties 3
Another interesting tally is the number of newspapers that have endorsed Obama. Although this probably has little to no effect on the election, 105 have endorsed Obama, to only 33 endorsing McCain. And the complete list of papers is telling, too. McCain's major endorsements have largely come from papers such as the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Columbus Dispatch, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, all Republican-oriented rags, every one of which also endorsed GWB in 2004.
It would seem that something rather astounding would have to happen for McSame to pull this one out. Something like cheating (rigged voting machines, voters removed from the registration rolls, etc.) or racism (people saying one thing and voting another way because they just can't vote for a black man) maybe?
Monday, October 20, 2008
The switches could impede Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts and could prevent those affected from voting in next year's Democratic primaries. Some of the voters were even switched to absentee status, meaning they could lose their vote entirely if they show up at the polls on Election Day without bringing an absentee ballot.
This seems to me to be a much worse transgression than anything the right tries to drum up regarding ACORN. If you're interested, here is the LA Times story.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
And Colin Powell, a Republican who was President Bush's first secretary of state, endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president Sunday and criticized the tone of Republican John McCain's campaign.
Also, Obama has been advertising on television in Texas. I find that incredible. I know he has a rather large war chest, but to be advertising in traditionally staunch Republican Texas speaks volumes about Obama's strategy and confidence.
I sense a landslide... but I hope the Dems and the Obama campaign do not get over confident and blow it.