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Campaign Updates and Media Headlines 8/19/08

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ELECTABILITY: NOTICE A TREND OVER THE SUMMER? (from Ricki Lieberman, via email)
Electoral vote August 16: Obama 275 McCain 250 Ties 13
Electoral vote August 4: Obama 316 McCain 209 Ties 13
Electoral vote July 18: Obama 325 McCain 199 Ties 14
Electoral vote June 19: Obama 344 McCain 194
Obama’s going DOWN. McCain’s going UP.—Caro

Poll: Voters prefer McCain to handle Russia (Hot off the Trail, McClatchy)
By a large margin, voters think John McCain is better qualified than Barack Obama to handle Russia, according to a new poll released today by Quinnipiac University. That has helped McCain gain slightly on Obama, who still leads nationally. In July, Obama led by 50-41 percent, or 9 points. Now, Obama leads 47-42, or 5 points. Since the Russian fighting in Georgia put Russia back on the political radar scope, likely voters preferred McCain to handle such an issue by a margin of 55-27 percent, the survey found.

Tuesday: Fear of Foolishness (by riverdaughter at The Confluence)
Wouldn’t it just be embarrassing for [Obama] if we made him cancel his [coronation] plans? Damn right it’s embarrassing. But considerably less so than losing the election in the fall, the third in a row, in a year when Democrats had every possible advantage going for them. We could not lose, we told ourselves. And now, we’re looking like the biggest losers on the planet. Who will take us seriously after this?

Quote of the Day (Political Wire )
"There is a sense of entitlement that almost seems to be inbred. They are convinced Hillary is the one who should be assuming the mantle and it's tough to crack that." -- Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, quoted by the Times of London, on the reluctance of some Clinton supporters to back Sen. Barack Obama.
Earth to Leon, please STFU until you actually talk to some Clinton supporters. It is NOT out of a sense of entitlement that we continue to support her. It’s OUT OF A SENSE OF ROBBERY! You really sound stupid when you don’t know what you’re talking about.—Caro

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Submitted by lambert on

I remember watching electoral vote back in 2004. Great site, but bad, bad memories.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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Submitted by BDBlue on

You had to go there. The pain, the pain! And I didn't even like John Kerry.

Submitted by lambert on

... believing that Kerry was going to challenge the Ohio vote. Silly me.

[ ] Very tepidly voting for Obama [ ] ?????. [ ] Any mullah-sucking billionaire-teabagging torture-loving pus-encrusted spawn of Cthulhu, bless his (R) heart.

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would close the vote for no good reason. Wasn't that idealisitic? I still don't know whether the cows or the soybeans were the bigger terrorist target that night. Or maybe the cows were the ones planning the attack. Vote counting occurred less than 2 miles from my home, should I have been at red threat level, or perhaps fuschia?

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the sense of entitlement is coming from Obama and his supporters--and they fixed it all to make sure it was him--and it turns off millions of us Dems, let alone other voters.

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At least that's how it sounds.

If it's Kaine, btw, I'm out. He's an anti-choice gay baiter and if I wanted to vote for that, I'd vote for McCain.

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I thought he would be the Drug Czar

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Submitted by BDBlue on

that's not my issue. I don't care about charisma, although that would be nice, I care about issues. Kaine is a signal that women should enjoy their second class status within the party, it's here to stay.