Religion and the 2008 election

I am compiling some data regarding special interest voting, religion and the 2008 election. This post serves as an open forum for readers who see polls or data regarding various interest groups (e.g., pro-life, those not favoring gay rights, Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, etc.). Just add them to the comments section. I will be adding to the post throughout the day and evening.First up is Christianity Today's Evangelical vote map. There you can find a compilation by Ted Olson of how the … [Read more...]

Nov. 5 New York Times Front Page Leaked

Well, I can't actually verify this but it might look something like this.Here is a little better view of it.I might be done for the night; I am not sure I can watch this. FOX just called VA at 10:41pm for Obama. Virginia.Jedi mind tricks.Some GOP people I talk to hope for buyer's remorse and a resurgence in the mid-term elections in 2010. As a historical parallel, Bill Clinton, in 1992, met immediate problems with his health care initiatives; one wonders if Obama's pledge to … [Read more...]

Exit polls start to tantalize

Not that I'm obsessing about this or anything...Drudge either depresses or elates.If you want to get balanced, go gawk at Gawker. The margins are tighter there. … [Read more...]

Wendy Button, speechwriter for Obama, supports McCain

As far as I can tell, this is just out this morning. This Daily Beast revelation will be a real test for the MSM; will reporters give this the coverage that Peggy Noonan, former Reagan speechwriter received for her comments about Sarah Palin?Her account starts this way:So Long, Democratsby Wendy ButtonWendy Button is a writer in Washington, DC. She has written for Senators John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Mayor Tom Menino of Boston as well as other … [Read more...]

Colin Powell may endorse Obama

My suspicion is that the McCain knows what is going to happen and they are trying to prevent the news from being a complete surprise.However, if Powell endorses Obama, the news will push Joe the Plumber out of the news cycle and become the lead for a couple of days.Bill Kristol predicted this would occur in August but it did not happen.UPDATE: He did it (sigh) … [Read more...]

Wurzelbacher a plant? Not possible, says reporter on the scene

On October 12, Barack Obama held a campaign appearance in Toledo, Ohio. On his way to a planned speech, Obama stopped to do a little door-to-door politicking in the suburban Toledo neighborhood where Joe Wurzelbacher lives. Investigating the suspicion by some that Joe Wurzelbacher was a McCain campaign plant, I called reporter Tom Troy of the Toledo Blade. Tom was covering Obama's visit to Toledo and was on the scene for the meeting between Obama and Wurzelbacher.According to Troy, the stop … [Read more...]

Breaking: Joe Wurzelbacher is really Joe Wurzelbacher

Now the U.S. News and World Report has become unhinged.Bonnie Erbe gives credence to the conspiracy theories about Joe Wurzelbacher - aka, Joe the Plumber. The media is tearing into this guy with a vengence, even questioning his name, because he uses his middle name, something by the way that I do.Joe the Plumber so loves media attention, he's drawing pro-Obama bloggers to question his authenticity as an undecided voter:Joe has been on so many right wing talk shows it appears pretty … [Read more...]

Another Joe the plumber doubts Obama

I wonder how many plumbers are named Joe. The fellow we always call is named Tom, but I digress.Here is another plumber named Joe who is backing McCain.Shanks, an independent voter, said he's supporting Republican Sen. John McCain, citing the official's career experience in office as the deciding factor for him."I'd just feel more comfortable, confident and safe with McCain," the plumber said. "McCain's been there. Obama's just not that experienced."Shanks likened the decision to … [Read more...]