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As every good conservative knows, no matter what happens in a campaign, no matter the content of advertising or what any Republican may say, liberals (and their friends in the media) will always, always, always accuse the GOP candidate in question of "mud-slinging", negative campaigning, etc., etc... Whether there's ever any truth to the charge matters not. It's accepted dogma in the media, so they don't question it. read more »
Just one week left to take our GOP "Veepstakes" survey and particpate in the summer's most popular guessing game.
Who do YOU think McCain should pick as his running mate? Who shouldn't he pick? What issues are most important to you?
Brace yourself...of the 3 big national polls out today, 2 our of 3 actually have John McCain with a lead. Zogby and Rasmussen give McCain a 1 point edge, while Gallup puts Barry up by 3. All are in the margin of error of course.
A national Associated TV/Zogby International telephone poll of 1,011 likely voters conducted July 31-Aug. 1 finds Republican Sen. John McCain taking a razor-thin 42%-41% lead over Democrat Sen. Barack Obama in the race for the U.S. presidency.
Like I said the other day, more polls are out and they continue to show McCain moving up against Obama - despite a full week of (even more) fawning media coverage during Barack's world coming out party.
Despite the fawning media coverage of Barry's 2008 World Tour...including yesterday's speech in Berlin...Mccain has been keeping the race tight...even closing the gap in key battleground states. From the LA Times: read more »
Barack Obama's on the make for evangelicals - specifically the conservative, registered-to-vote variety. The same type of voters he previously referred to as being "bitter" and who "cling to guns or religion".
A few weeks ago he told such voters that, if elected, he would expand and overhaul President Bush's federal faith based initiatives, announcing his own "Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships". He has begun regular attempts to appeal to evangelicals, speaking to them on multiple occasions in recent weeks as part of what his campaign terms its "Joshua project".
Of course this is all well and good. Candidates who expect the votes of any Americans should make an attempt to address their concerns. The reality however is more blatantly political in that, on the fundamental cultural and moral concerns of evangelicals, he has very little in common with them at all.
The differences are greatest on two fundamental issues: abortion and gay marriage. read more »