Friday, February 29, 2008

Hillary Clinton Endorses John McCain for President

She just hasn't realized it yet. Today she released this ad.

That's a very good point, Hillary. Who do we want answering that phone?

It certainly isn't Barack Obama with his, frankly terrifying, naive, Neville Chamberlain-esque view of the world.

But its not you either, Hillary Clinton. You can talk about your "35 years of experience" all you want, but until you can explain what exactly it is that the First Lady does that gives her experience to be commander in chief, people are going to continue to feel the way they did in the LA Times poll Overwhelmingly on issues of terrorism the American people think John McCain is most qualified to handle Iraq and protect us from terrorism.

The American people want John McCain to answer that phone.

EDIT: Captain Ed Morrissey puts it better than I could.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The New York Times

The New York Times...



Its really getting sad now.

Barack Obama is stuck in 2002.

Tuesday night in in Ohio, Barack Obama said this

"If al-Qaeda is forming a base in Iraq, we'll have to act in a way that secures the American homeland and our interests abroad."
IF? I know the standard joke on Obama is that he ignores reality for his hope and dreams spiel, but this is a bit much, even for him. Luckily, John McCain thought so too.

"I have some news. Al-Qaeda is in Iraq. It's called `al-Qaeda in Iraq."

Barack Obama, predictably, used the same tired talking points he used on Hillary Clinton in the debate to respond to McCain.

"But I have some news for John McCain, and that is that there was no such thing as al Qaeda in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain decided to invade Iraq."
Yes, Barry. We know. You didn't agree with the war. You didn't like it in 2002. You said you didn't like it in 2002. You went on the record in 2002. You gave speeches in 2002.

The problem is it is now 2008. What's done is done. The decision to go to war was bad five and a half years ago. Whether or not you liked the war in 2002 is completely irrelevant to the situation in 2008. For someone who repeatedly insists that he is the candidate of "the future" and John McCain is the candidate of "the past" Barack seems to really harp on what he would have done almost six years ago while offering only half baked solutions for how to march on in to the future.

I guess we can withdraw from Iraq and wait until you decide that al-Qaeda is there to come back. Since you seem wishy washy on whether or not they're there now, I'd hate to see what its going to take for you to be totally convinced that we should fight them in Iraq.

Rather than sit around and wait for President Obama to arbitrarily decide if al-Qaeda is in Iraq or not, I'm going to vote for John McCain this November to be my President and Commander in Chief. The alternative is going to be a disastrous combination of six year old policies and a staggeringly naive view of the dictators and despots of the world.

Even if I didn't admire John McCain as much as I did, that alternative is too scary not to vote McCain.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rasmussen Daily Tracker: McCain 46 - Obama 43

According to Rasmussen Reports' Daily Tracking Poll, John is keeping the lead he took over Barack Obama.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows John McCain leading both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in general election match-ups. McCain now leads Obama 46% to 43% and Clinton 48% to 43%. McCain has consistently held a modest lead over Clinton but he moved ahead of Obama only after publication of the controversial New York Times article last week
Its pretty clear that the Times article was a disaster for both the paper itself and the liberal causes it trumpets. Rasmussen also points out that less than a quarter of Americans have a favorable opinion if the Gray lady in the wake of this debacle.

At the same time, the initial article shows John McCain's favorable vs unfavorable ratings getting better, while Obama's get worse and Hillary's go down the drain. This is also very encouraging, as it shows that the more people hear about what Barack actually stands for, the less they like him. Hope and Change can only get you so far when people realize that you want to sit down with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad without any preconditions, Mr. Obama.

In other good news, it certainly looks like March 4 could officially wrap up the nomination for John McCain. Real Clear Politics show huge leads for McCain in Texas and especially Ohio. I do genuinely like Mike Huckabee, but the time to leave this race was three weeks ago, and its going to be nice to finally be able to move into the general election.

Speaking of the general election, DNC Chairman and raving lunatic Howard Dean's challenge seems to have less solid ground every day. Now the bank that issued the loan says that the McCain campaign did not use the matching funds as collateral. You would hope that that would be the end of that, but Howard Dean doesn't live in the real world the rest of the time, so we shouldn't expect him to change that now.


My First Post.

This is my attempt to actually add something to the John McCain cause. I'm sure in the beginning it won't be very good, but hopefully by the time John becomes President of the United States, I'll actually be pretty good at this.

This first post will mainly be about me. As the election season continues, I hope to post articles and my commentary on McCain and the 2008 Presidential election.

I'm a 20 year old guy from Long Island New York. I'll be turning 21 on Sunday, March 2, so I won't be able to say that much longer. Because my 18th birthday roughly four months after the 2004 election, this will be my first Presidential election. I'm a registered Republican, and would describe myself as somewhat right of center, or a moderate conservative.

I've long admired John McCain, and have casually followed his career over the last five or six years, but I really became convinced that I needed to do whatever I can o help him get elected a few months ago. I'm fairly active on the McCain Victory 08 scene, and have volunteered for the New York effort once the general election campaign begins.

I was able to go to the New York City rally on Super Tuesday this year , so I'll occasionally post some pictures I took of that event when there isn't any big election news.

This picture is of me standing in front of the Straight Talk Express. (I've since cut off all that hair.)

Later today I hope to post some articles and my commentary on them.