Campaign Updates and Media Headlines 9/2/08
You Can Run, But You Can’t Hyde! (by garychapelhill at The Confluence)
Do you ever get the feeling that the whole world is upside down?
Upside-down White House
Gallup: Obama Leads By Six Points (Political Wire)
The first Gallup tracking poll based entirely on post-Democratic convention attitudes shows Sen. Barack Obama maintaining a six percentage point lead over Sen. John McCain, 49% to 43%. "Comparing Obama's current 49% support with the 45% he received immediately before the start of the Democratic National Convention in Denver last week suggests he received a 4-point bounce out of the convention, fairly typical of past convention bounces."
AP: McCain raised at least $47M in Aug. (On Politics, USA Today)
John McCain's presidential campaign collected at least $47 million in contributions in August, the Republican senator's biggest monthly haul so far, the Associated Press reports. The wire service says it got that news from "two campaign officials" who talked about it "on the condition of anonymity because the numbers had not been officially tallied." In July, Democrat Barack Obama's campaign raised $50 million. The AP said his campaign would not comment on its August fundraising. Neither campaign is required to give its August financial reports to the Federal Election Commission until Sept. 20.
Dems Shouldn't Underestimate Palin (by Joe Trippi)
McCain said of this pick "I have found the right partner to help me stand up to those who value their privileges over their responsibilities, who put power over principle, and put their interests before your needs...I found someone with an outstanding reputation for standing up to special interests and entrenched bureaucracies; someone who has fought against corruption and the failed policies of the past." The McCain campaign plans on making an assault on Barack Obama's strength as a change agent. And challenge, what the McCain campaign will describe as, Obama's weak or non-existent attacks on corruption within the Democratic party and other institutions throughout his career…
The McCain campaign intends to claim that "more of the same" in Washington means Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and will make the argument that if you want to "shake things up" then McCain and his reform minded running mate from Alaska will get the job done.
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