Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mitt Tops the Short List?

I subscribe to the Evans-Novak Political Report through Human Events. About once a week, I get a nice little newsletter from Robert Novak that basically covers some news and rumors from the political world. Robert Novak has been doing this for a long time, and has been a key factor reporting and many of the bigger political developments during that time frame. So its safe to assume he gets fairly reliable information.

Anyway, something that caught my eye in this week's newsletter was this passage:

Will McCain name a vice presidential candidate in mid-July to step up fund-raising before the national convention, or will he wait until Democrats make their choice in late August? A rumor running through the political community now puts former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the lead for VP. But Romney has many critics in the McCain inner circle, and we don’t think the decision has been made.

Now we all had our opinions on Mitt Romney during the primary. Most of them weren't good. But Mitt does have his advantages. His economic know-how and the potential for him to deliver Michigan and Nevada could be huge. There are also negatives, mainly the perceived lack of authenticity that helped to torpedo his campaign.

I'm going to post this on all the blogs I contribute to, because this could be a huge deal if true and could be a very interesting topic of discussion.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Nancy's Got Some Gas

Apparently gas that she pays a dollar less than everyone else to buy. And people mocked Bush.

Larry King tried to correct her and she just kept plowing on.

Maybe this is why Obama doesn't want a gas tax holiday...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pertinent Information

While the McCain online presence has lagged behind the Democrats,
there has been a recent increase in supporter run pages. A key element of connecting and promoting the average McCain blogger or site owner has been the McCain Victory 08 Blog Roll. This lists many of the active pro-McCain sites on the web. Some of these sites are strictly dedicated to supporting Senator McCain for President, while others focus on other topics yet also are signed on as McCain supporters. For example this post was originally published at Broad Side of the Barn, a site with a broad focus yet often used to host McCain related pages like the McCain Traffic page. An affiliate of that site is Purple People Vote, a site for Independents and Moderates that is focused on the presidential race. Yet recently there has been the addition of sites like McCain Google Groups, which focuses on state based volunteering and resources. A couple new and promising social network sites have emerged, McCain Now and John McCain 2008. These site include a variety of features such as individual blogs, and topic discussions. They add a new wrinkle to McCain SocNets; though MySpace and Facebook still have active McCain groups too. A couple of the major McCain contributor based blogs include Blogs 4 McCain and Blogs for McCain Victory. There is always a need to increase the reach of the McCain online presence. For those who would like to become bloggers, or would like blogging tips there is McCain Blogger Resources. It includes a simple how to article for McCain supporters to set up there own blog. As more sites go online an join the growing McCain blogger/online volunteer community the message and reach of the McCain campaign is given a better opportunity to grow. Bloggers, site owners, network managers all welcome newcomers and hope you will consider volunteering online and off.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And that's the bottom line

Because John McCain said so.

Alot of fun. He seemed to put more effort into it than the other two as well. Raw attracts about five million viewers each week, most of them young, so it has a purpose too. I know some people won't be happy with a Presidential candidate appearing on a wrestling program, but he seemed to enjoy it, and I certainly did. Nice little break from the constant hard campaigning.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Jimmy Carter


In a democracy, I realize you don't need to talk to the top leader to know how the country feels," he said over the weekend, responding to a question from an Israeli journalist who noted that Mr. Carter had been snubbed by most of Israel's top leadership and reprimanded by its president, Shimon Peres. "When I go to a dictatorship, I only have to talk to one person and that's the dictator, because he speaks for all the people.

What the hell?

And while Barack Obama seems to arbitrarily draw the line at Hamas on his proposed Madmen World Tour, its pretty clear that these men agree a lot more than they disagree on these matters.

God help us all if the Leader of the New Hope, Carter, and their sheep manage to lie their way past John McCain in November.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Could McCain win my home state of New York?

Personally, I'd bet heavily against it, but B4M has a link to a Marist College study that shows a John McCain/Condoleezza Rice ticket beating both Clinton/Obama and Obama/Clinton in New York. Losing New York would be an absolute deathblow to the Democrats, and would, In my opinion, probably indicate that we're looking at a landslide of Mondalian proportions.

I still wouldn't hold my breath, but just looking at that is pretty amazing.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Alan Keyes Apparently No Longer a Republican

Since John McCain clinched the nomination on March 5, I like to periodically check what the campaigns of Alan Keyes and Ron Paul are up to, and if they're still in the race trying to accomplish whatever it is they're trying to accomplish.

Imagine my shock today when I checked the 2008 Presidential Election page and saw Alan Keyes listed as a withdrawn candidate. Upon further investigation, I learned that Mr Keyes is still running, but for the Constitution Party. I'm sure the GOP dearly misses that certain feeling of cringe worthy embarrassment than only a man like Alan Keyes could bring to the party.

Ron Paul on the other hand, is still running. Running to what only Ron and the voices in his head know for sure, but he's not giving up, so there's a message of perseverance in there somewhere.

In more sane and relevant news, here's another new McCain web ad.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I have No Idea

I'm not even sure what his point is.

In saner news, here's the new John McCain web ad