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GOP Economics in a McCain Nutshell

McCain campaign staffers were expected to actually work as volunteers, even though they were told that they would be paid to pretend to be volunteers. [...]

Romney Predicts Big McCain Win Tomorrow. What Do You Predict?

When I saw Mitt Romney speak to a small group of the Republican faithful in Columbus, Ohio today, he didn’t shy away from making a bold election prediction:

I think Ohio’s going to surprise a lot of people tomorrow by delivering the state for John McCain.

I hear there’s a million people who’re gonna gather [...]

Anagram Voting: Frothy Non-Information for the Undecided

We’re a week out from the 2008 presidential election, and those Americans who feel they need new information regarding the presidential candidates in order to make up their minds either haven’t been paying attention as two years’ worth of campaign reporting flowed over their heads or don’t regard legislative records, platforms, debates and speeches as [...]

Cynical Politics, Not Military Need, Led to Attack on Syria

Motivated by the belief that a President Barack Obama would not continue the reckless Republican military policy, this attack may be a last-ditch effort to swing the election to McCain. [...]

McCain Staffers Argue Against Sarah Palin's Fitness to be President

There was a lot of journalistic chatter this past weekend about comments by leaders of the McCain-Palin campaign in which they referred to Sarah Palin as a “rogue” and a “diva,” but most of that talk was focused on the implication of infighting within the Republican presidential campaign. That sort of processual story may be [...]

McCain Campaign Has A Tawana Brawley Moment

The faked attack was supposed to show that poor, defenseless white women just can’t be safe in a world in which dangerous, black men like Barack Obama are allowed to have power. [...]

Interview Transcript: Sarah Palin Won't Call Abortion Clinic Bombers Terrorists

In an interview aired tonight between journalist Brian Williams and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Palin repeatedly refused to define as “terrorists” the people who bombed abortion clinic, firebombed clinics, shot doctors and killed nurses.

When you read this transcript of Palin’s remarks, pay special attention to the way that Sarah Palin relies on [...]

A Map of John McCain's Real America, Diminished

As you may be aware, multiple elements within the McCain campaign have decided that only some parts of America — the parts of America that coincidentally support John McCain — are “Real America.” The rest of America is fake America.

A map of “Real America” on the morning of October 22, 2008, based on estimates [...]

Are You A Real American? Ask Robin Hayes.

The Robin Hayes comment also suggests there are other categories of people who aren’t real Americans. If you don’t believe in God, you’re not a real American. Also, if you aren’t financially successful, you’re not a real American. [...]

Voting in Ohio: Desires, Wants, and Imperatives. My Vote Goes To…

As I’ve explained lately, I’ve been an undecided voter in a presidential swing state for the first time in my life. Well, I’ve decided.

There are a lot of things I want out of this election, things I’m not going to get. I want a presidential candidate who is capable of carrying out the duties [...]

Can You Sincerely Acknowledge One Strength of the Candidate You Don't Support?

In his latest column, the professional Republican supplicant Thomas Sowell sacrifices accuracy to the altar of partisanship. Sowell highlights Barack Obama’s peripheral role in the “Bridge to Nowhere” but neglects Sarah Palin’s central role in the same affair. Sowell contends that Obama is different from “liberal left politicians” only in “his rhetoric,” completely ignoring Obama’s [...]