Tonight, the first night of the unDemocratic Party convention, the unpopular Michelle Obama will try to bamboozle Americans into voting for her “stinky” (Michelle’s word) husband.
“Stinky” B.O. is not qualified to be president.
Hillary Clinton supporters care about the issues and want to drive out the Republicans from control of our lives. The problem for Obama is that we care about the issues and Hillary Clinton supporters also want to win.
Obama supporters email us ever day with pleas to “unite” and support the unqualifed Obama.
The emails we receive every hour on the hour beg us to consider that Obama and Hillary allegedly share the same policy goals. Some emails implore us on to support Obama because they have children who could be sent to war under Republican John McCain. Some emails implore us to support Obama because of abortion rights and Supreme Court appointments.
The problem with all these emails are that they do not accept what we know to be true: Obama is not qualifed to be president. Obama is a divider. Obama race-baited, and gay-bashed, and woman hated, throughout the primary. That is how Barack Obama would govern.
Spare us your emails, We Do Not Trust Obama. Obama cannot be trusted by either “friend” or foe. We do not believe anything Obama says. We will not be “red flagged” like bulls into supporting the unqualified, race-baiting, and gay-bashing, and woman hating, Barack Obama. Hope that Obama is telling the truth this time about abortion, the Supreme Court, the Iraq War, the economy, or uniting the country is not enough. We don’t believe or trust Barack Obama because we have seen him close up and examined his “present” voting record and been burned by his race-baiting.
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Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, a strong Hillary Clinton supporter during the primaries is now falling in line and supporting Obama. But Governor Rendell still knows and occasionally tells the truth that Big Media wants to hide in order to protect Big Media tool Barack Obama.
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was supposed to give “closing remarks” during this afternoon’s Shorenstein Center-sponsored panel discussion with all three Sunday show moderators — NBC’s Tom Brokaw, ABC’s George Stephanopoulous and CBS’s Bob Schieffer — but instead, he opened up a can of worms about bias in 2008 election coverage
“Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing,” said Rendell, in the ballroom at Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel. “It was embarrassing.”
Rendell, an ardent Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter during the primaries, now backs Obama in the general election. Brokaw and Rendell began debating campaign coverage, including the on-air comments by Lee Cowan, and when MSNBC came up, Rendell went after the cable network.
“MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign,” Rendell said, who called their coverage “absolutely embarrassing.”
Chris Matthews, Rendell said, “loses his impartiality when he talks about the Clintons.”
At that point, PBS’s Judy Woodruff, who was moderating the moderators event, said: “Why don’t we let Governor Rendell sit down.”
That was met with applause from the crowd of big-time media figures, which included Arianna Huffington, Gwen Ifill, Al Hunt, and Chuck Todd.
Americans won’t vote for Big Media tool Barack Obama.
Which brings us to our topic of the day.
Hillary Clinton won the big Democratic states, the Big Blue states with big electoral votes that are a must win for a Democrat to win the White House. Bill Clinton won the Big Blue states twice – the first Democratic president since the great Franklin Delano Roosevelt to win reelection.
John McCain is watching and laughing as the Democratic Civil War spreads. John McCain is moving closer and closer to election in NOvember.
Obama is a loser, dividing the Democratic Party and trying to race-bait his way into the White House.
Current polling and finances are what we want to examine today.
It’s a dead heat in the race for the White House. The first national poll conducted entirely after Barack Obama publicly named Joe Biden as his running mate suggests that battle for the presidency between the Illinois senator and Republican rival John McCain is all tied up.
In a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll out Sunday night, 47 percent of those questioned are backing Obama with an equal amount supporting the Arizona senator.
“This looks like a step backward for Obama, who had a 51 to 44 percent advantage last month,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
Hillary Clinton is a winner. Hillary Clinton can easily win the Big Blue Democratic states and unify the white working class voter with the African-American voter.
So what’s the difference now?
It may be supporters of Hillary Clinton, who still would prefer the Senator from New York as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.
Sixty-six percent of Clinton supporters, registered Democrats who want Clinton as the nominee, are now backing Obama. That’s down from 75 percent in the end of June. Twenty-seven percent of them now say they’ll support McCain, up from 16 percent in late June.
“The number of Clinton Democrats who say they would vote for McCain has gone up 11 points since June, enough to account for most although not all of the support McCain has gained in that time,” says Holland.
Democrats kick off their nominating convention in Denver today expecting strong gains up and down the ballot, even in many historically Republican counties and states. Their optimism is fueled by widespread discontent with the Bush administration, anxiety over the economy, rising Democratic registration, unprecedented turnout in primaries and record fundraising by Obama.
The political energy is on the Democrats’ side.
All that political energy is going to waste because of Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Kennedy/Kerry.
In early June the Obama campaign concocted a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate how Obama would win. [The PowerPoint presentation is HERE – You must have PowerPoint to view.]
This is what the Obama campaign sold as the “winning” Obama strategy:
Some of the presentation points include noting the electoral votes by state from 2004 which resulted in President George W. Bush’s reelection with 286 electoral votes, Sen. John Kerry’s defeat with 252.
The presentation notes that Obama is “going up on television early” in the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Virginia. [snip]
“Obama Consolidating Democrats as He Builds Strength Among Independents,” Plouffe said, showing Obama pretty much tied with independents. (Color me naïve, but this one seemed pretty weak to me.)
“Expanding the Map: Turning Red States Blue,” Plouffe said, targeting Virginia, Missouri, Colorado, Ohio, Iowa, and New Mexico.
“Winning in Traditional Battleground States,” he said, referring to the June 18th Quinnipiac Poll showing Obama ahead in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. [snip]
Plouffe quotes McCain adviser Carly Fiorina on CNN in May: “The RNC is raising money very specifically for the presidential campaign, and by the rules the money that the RNC raises can be used for the presidential campaign. So, it actually is very relevant to talk about what the RNC raises.”.
And — ouch — the last card shows the DNC’s $4.4 million cash on hand compared to the RNC’s $53.6 million.
So how is the Obama campaign strategy working out?
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has put the brakes on ads that were running in seven states carried by the GOP in the 2004 presidential election, FOX News has learned.
Of the seven states — including Alaska, Georgia, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota — Florida and Virginia are considered key battlegrounds this year. Obama’s decision to stop advertising in those states is raising eyebrows. [snip]
When Obama’s campaign took over the Democratic Party earlier this year, it embraced Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy, which is aimed at courting Democrats nationwide. The strategy has generated controversy, though, because many Democrats say it wastes money in states where they have no chance of winning.
Obama thought that he could punk McCain into “defending” red states that McCain has in the bag. Instead McCain punked Obama. Obama wasted millions in states like Georgia to goad McCain into wasting money. McCain ignored Obama’s feint and instead it was Obama who wasted money.
Rasmussen from Friday tells the trend story:
Ohio—with 20 Electoral College votes–moved from Toss-up to Leans Republican following the second straight Rasmussen Reports telephone survey that showed McCain with a modest lead over Obama.
North Carolina—with 15 Electoral College votes—moved from Leans Republican to Likely Republican. This change was based on the latest Rasmussen Reports polling and changes in the RasmussenMarkets.com data.
Wisconsin—with 10 Electoral College votes—moved from Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic. That move was prompted by the latest Rasmussen Reports polling which shows McCain closing to within four percentage points of Obama.
Colorado—with 9 Electoral College votes–moved from Leans Democratic to Toss-Up, based primarily upon the latest Rasmussen Reports poll in which McCain holds a statistically insignificant two-point lead over Obama.
Oregon—with 7 Electoral College votes—moved from Likely Democratic to Leans Democratic. While the latest Rasmussen Reports polling shows Obama with a 10-point lead, the average of other polls and a national trends adjustment places the state in the leaner category.
South Dakota—with 3 Electoral College votes–shifted from Leans Republican to Likely Republican based upon Rasmussen Markets data and a national trends adjustment.
Other states had more minor changes: Connecticut from Safely Democratic to Likely Democratic, Louisiana from Likely Republican to Safely Republican, Maine from Safely Democratic to Likely Democratic, and Tennessee from Likely Republican to Safely Republican. [snip]
As a practical matter, all of the state-by-state changes are driven by the changes seen nationally in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. In early and mid-June, Obama consistently enjoyed a lead in the five-percentage point range. That has disappeared, with the two contenders now generally within a point or two of each other. The state polls are not conducted as frequently but typically follow the national trend.
Fewer than half of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s supporters in the presidential primaries say they definitely will vote for Barack Obama in November, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, evidence of a formidable challenge facing Democrats as their national convention opens here today.
In the survey, taken Thursday through Saturday, 47% of Clinton supporters say they are solidly behind Obama, and 23% say they support him but may change their minds before the election.
Thirty percent say they will vote for Republican John McCain, someone else or no one at all. [snip]
Obama has not eased concerns about his depth of experience: 57% worry he lacks the experience to be an effective president, and 44% question whether he could handle the responsibilities of commander in chief. He is preferred by double digits over McCain on handling the economy, but a GOP drumbeat on taxes seems to be working: A majority of those surveyed predict Obama will raise their federal income taxes if elected.
A graphic representation of the electoral vote map shows that McCain has solidified the red states. The Obama campaign boast that McCain would have to defend the red states while Obama would be viable in red states is a false boast.
Indeed, it is McCain who has solidified the red Republican states and it is Obama who has to defend blue states. According to the electoral vote map Obama is still performing weakly in true blue states like New York and Oregon. Pennsylvania and Michigan along with Minnesota, Wisconsin and New Mexico might easily go Republican in this “Democratic year”.
Meanwhile McCain and the Republicans are fighting a smart battle in the finance front. McCain regularly sends emails asking for money for the Republican National Committee while Obama asks for money for himself. McCain will receive $84 million in public financing which will go exclusively to salaries for his relatively small staff and for television advertisements. All the pro-McCain field operations and get out the vote operations will be funded in cooperation with “Victory” coordination committees funded by the RNC. Obama will have to pay for field operations and voter registration and salaries and advertisements on the back of Democratic donors.
In summary, McCain has unified the Republican party and his finance operation will have more than enough money to compete for the two months between the end of the Republican convention and election day. The unqualified Obama has a Democratic Civil War to fight and tons of money to raise which will take time out from his vacation schedule.
Ready on Day 1 Hillary can win this election for Democrats. Unqualified, divisive Obama cannot win.
We will not surrender the Democratic Party of FDR and Clinton to the Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi/Kenndy/Kerry clique.
We will not reward race-baiting, gay-bashing, women-hating. We will not Stop Thinking About Tomorrow.
We’ll go our own way.