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Voters Still Not Buying McCain/Palin

Original post made by Reality Bites For Repubs on Oct 20, 2008

Despite all the s%^& being frantically thrown up against the wall by McSame, Pathetic Palin, and the far right, none of it is sticking.

Obama's EV numbers today are an improvement over last week - the landslide is coming,folks.

Today's (10/20) Electoral Vote Projections (270 needed to win; 375+ considered a landslide win):
Electoral-Vote: 364 Obama, 171 McCain, 3 Ties
Rasmussen: 313 Obama, 174 McCain, 51 Toss-Ups
"538": 344 Obama, 194 McCain (Obama win %: 93% chance, with a 33% chance it's by a landslide)

Comments (32)

Posted by Getting Late in the Game Now, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2008 at 3:40 pm

As evidence of the "throw everything against the wall" strategy now being employed by McCain:

Web Link
Off Message
Political Insider: The Obama campaign counts ten different themes coming from the McCain campaign today alone.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2008 at 3:45 pm

This will make a difference Web Link

Obama Praised 'Searing and Timely' Book by Ayers
Barack Obama once gave a glowing endorsement of a book by former domestic terrorist William Ayers and was mentioned by name in the book itself.

Posted by No Roses For McCain, a resident of Professorville
on Oct 20, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Now of course the "usual suspects" will pooh-pooh this as liberal media bias, but read the end part - more signs of an Obama blowout.

Obama Leads in Newspaper Endorsements 105 to 33
One surprising endorsement came yesterday when the Houston Chronicle, the leading newspaper one of the reddest states in the country, endorsed Obama. Another surprise was the Obama endorsement from the Salt Lake Tribune the leading newspaper in the reddest state of them all, Utah. Other papers endorsing Obama are the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the NY Daily News.
McCain's major endorsements have largely come from papers such as the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Columbus Dispatch, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, but all these are Republican oriented and all endorsed Bush in 2004.
Editor and Publisher keeps score on endorsements. The current tally is Obama 105 to McCain 33. Here is the complete list. For comparison purposes, the final endorsement score in 2004 was John Kerry 213 over George Bush 205.

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 20, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Yawn. Obama praised a book on kids in the juvenile court system by an education professor.

Give it up, Sharon, even McCain has admitted he doesn't care about Ayers. As Josh Marshall points out, the whole Ayers thing is simply a way for people like you to put "Obama" and "terrorist" in the same sentence.

Just remember that Obama has strong leads in all the Kerry states and Iowa and New Mexico. Either Colorado or Virginia will give him the election and he's well ahead in both.

Somehow I don't think Colin Powell would endorse a terrorist. Nor would David Brooks talk about a terrorist's potential to be a "great president".

You can drop the slimey meaningless attacks any time now, you know.

Posted by Eddie the Electrician, a resident of Atherton
on Oct 20, 2008 at 4:55 pm


Keep it up.

I just read the latest CNN poll. Now 60% think McConfused is attacking Obama unfairly up from 42% last month.

Your team is on a roll. Can you get an 80% negative rating by next week? Keep it up and maybe we can get an 80% vote for Obama in Atherton

Your team should keep up the experience argument. Neither Obama nor Biden have the exectutive experience of being cited for an ethics violation for abusing the power of the office and as far as the tax/socialist argument, it is kind of neat for you to help us remind voters that McCain was against the tax cuts before he was for them and he suspended his campaign to play or claim to play a key role in a $700 billion bailout that was turned into a better deal by the Dems.

Don't worry about the polls if you don't want to. I would be worried about the voters, though--did you see the voting lines in Florida today next to the Obama rally?

If you think Colin Powell is endorsing socialist terrorists, it is good that you live in an area with high quality mental health professionals.

Posted by The Fat Lady Is Warming Up, a resident of Professorville
on Oct 20, 2008 at 6:08 pm

McCain Giving Up on Colorado

CNN reports that top officials of Sen. John McCain's campaign are "making tough decisions" as they now see Colorado, New Mexico and Iowa no longer winnable.

Instead, the campaign's "risky strategy" is counting on Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and a comeback in Pennsylvania.

Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Sharon, you are getting so desperate now, it is almost hysterical to watch you. Have you read the book? Probably not--perhaps it is good and timely. of course also keep in mind that this is a Fox "news" report.
Wonder when they will be doing an expose on McCain's association with Cuban-American terrorists or an expose on why Palin does not want her medical records released (could it be that she has had an abortion????)
What was Ayers convicted of anyway, that you label him a terrorist? Oh, yes, his case was thrown out because of GOVERNMENT MISCONDUCT.

I am sure as we count down the daysto the electiom, the slime will be flying hot and heavy from people like you--people are beginning to see that Mccain has no moral fiber, character or ethics. Obama has behaved like a gentleman an dtaken the high ground, while you have crawle dinto the sewer with the drug addict Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by tj, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 20, 2008 at 6:48 pm

a CITIZEN JOURNALIST prepares himself for life under Barack Obama's Socialist Paradise,

"Sorry, comrade Lesnar. When I said I'd be heading home to have a nice dinner with my wife, of course I meant with I'd be asking you home for a nice dinner with our wife…"

Of course the sex of the wife will be fungible

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 20, 2008 at 6:51 pm

RS aka OP aka susie bright

You wrote "daysto the electiom" sic What exactly does that mean?

Very articulate

Consider the source

Posted by but seriously, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 20, 2008 at 6:55 pm

ramble on, Sharon and tj.

Posted by SkepticAl, a resident of Ventura
on Oct 20, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Sharon found not one, but two typographical errors. I guess she's been right all along.... I must go cry.

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 21, 2008 at 1:16 am


Wow, you found a couple of typos. Congratulations, dear.

But if you want to play that game, you need to use punctuation. Otherwise you seem more than a little desperate.

So McCain is now going for his last Hail Mary pass--trying to get Pennsylvania, a state that went for both Gore and Kerry.

Wonder what new depths of desperation and degradation we'll see from McCain and his online supporters.

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 2:21 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Typical for folks whose political savvy comes from Saturday Night Live.

Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 6:12 am

Speaking of SNL, walter, Sarah Palin could appear on SNL but could not appear on Meet the Press??
excuse me Sharon for daring to make a typo--it should have read "days to election". Is that how desperate you are now? looking for typos in the Obama/Biden campaign?.
I am still honored that you and your partner, Bike, think I am Susie Bright. However I am not, nor am I Ohlone PAr.
If we are also considering sources, note the sources of most of your smears, innuendo, lies and garbage that you post.
Sorry Sharon, you are going down with the McCain/Palin ship.

Posted by but seriously, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 21, 2008 at 6:42 am

when Obama wins by a landslide theserighties will have to come to terms with the fact that Americans are tired of the same old hateful attitudes and want some change. Well, actually, I'm sure they will continue to rave on about Democratic conspiracies to take away their right to take away the righ s of others. However, the rest of us will move on and try to rebuild s more inclusive America. Sad that that vision would be decried as unpatriotic socialism.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 7:18 am

The ACORN fraud may help obama win and we will have a one term Carter administration with disasters in Iraq etc as he waves a white flag.

In 2 years the backlash will throw the bums out of Congress.

Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 7:29 am

What ACORN fraud. Sharon? Is this more desperate Fox News/drug addict Rush Limbaugh/right-wing garbage that is being parroted by you?
Sad how far McCain has fallen--taken down by people like you.

Posted by Eddie the Electrician, a resident of Atherton
on Oct 21, 2008 at 7:46 am

Get a life Sharon. ACORN so called voter fraud is actually a failure of capitalism to provide a good incentive structure.

Canvassers are paid on a piecework system--the same as for the socialist signature gatherers for Props 4 and 8. Oops those turkeys were probably conservatives.

So they sign up lots of phony folks or even write Mickey Mouse and turn it in casue they get paid by the numbers,

They know that the election officials will throw out the phony reg cards.

The RICO folks surely have something better to do than waste time on semi unemployed paid signature gatherers.

Posted by Jane, a resident of Professorville
on Oct 21, 2008 at 8:33 am

Obama's vague calls for change that "you can believe in" are, to my thinking, wholly retrograde in their implications.

At heart, he is an unreconstructed New Dealer who can see, and articulate, both sides on every question--but only as a prelude to championing the old corporatist agenda with a vengeance.

Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 8:47 am

Follow the continuing adventures of Lipstick Woman:

Web Link

Now Plain is opposed to offering tax credits to lower and middle-income wage earners. What is she in favor of? Who knows, she appears on SNL instead of Meet the Press.

Posted by Paul, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 21, 2008 at 11:10 am

"at heart, [Obama] is an unreconstructed New Dealer who can see, and articulate, both sides on every question"

Yup. The problem Repubs have with the New Deal is that it worked so well and was so popular with Americans that it threatened a permanent Democratic majority. As for seeing both sides, we've had a perfect example of the inability/unwillingness to do that in the White House for 8 years, and look at the mess we're in.

Bush said he'd bring us together. Obama will bring us (or at least the thinking majority of us) together again.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 11:18 am

68 Percent

That's how many active-duty military men and women support McCain over Obama, according to the Military Times. The numbers are nearly identical among officers and enlisted troops.
That deserves some serious consideration.

What do they see that Palo Altans can not?

Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 11:26 am

Do you have a point, Sharon? Military personnel have always tended to be more conservative then the public in general, thus there support for McCain (btw, do you have a link to this data?). of interest is that 32% (according to you) support Obama.
It deserves serious consideration for what? They get to vote just like all the other citizens. Also of interest is that Colin Powell has chosen to support Obama.
Why don;t you tell us what they see that Palo Altoans do not.
Seriously, Sharon, you are really digging deep now for ways to criticize Obama. Come back with something real and be ready for the big surprise that will surface with regard to Palin before Election Day.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 11:42 am

The Real Sharon AKA Baghdad Bob

"Nearly eight in 10 black service members chose Obama" Military Times.

I'm sure that it has nothing to do with race....

Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 11:52 am

Sharon--must you resort to derogatory insults and name-calling ( I guess you must--you are a McCain/Palin supporter and that is the low road you and them have taken)? Are you questioning my loyalty and patriotism.
And what is your point this time? You really have no clue about the black experience in the US and the reason why 8 of 10 black service members support Obama. Is there something you find wrong with that, anyway? Look at the South--there are still plenty of white people there that will not vote for a black candidate-is that about race?

You are really digging deeper and deeper for much and slime to sling at Obama. Have you no shame? (No, I guess not.)
Go take a shower, Sharon, you are covered in dirt and put on some lipstick.
BTW, who is Bagdad Bob?

Posted by peter s, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm


Thanks for information, if you look at the data it really is about race
see link Web Link

This puts Powells endorsement in a whole new light.

BTW the crack about Baghdad Bob Web Link is very funny and fits the poster perfectly given RS rants

Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Sharon--is Peter S another one of your alter egos so that you can have a conversation with yourself?

Posted by No Surprise, a resident of Monroe Park
on Oct 21, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Well, it's easy to break down the military vote:
The 32% for Obama want to get the hell out of Iraq - or avoid going over there.
The 68% for McCain are those "cowboys" who haven't seen any action - and want to - along with their commanders who can't wait to send their troops to do battle.

Posted by The Real Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2008 at 2:03 pm

The Lipstick Queen has issued yet another --this time for her "pro-American areas of the country" comment

Web Link

Posted by ISV, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm

"it really is about race" Yes, McCain has made his campaign about race. He can't win on the issues, so he has questions Obama's "American" and "patriotic" credentials--as if black people are not American and cannot be patriotic.


Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 21, 2008 at 2:13 pm

So now we're down to race-baiting and questioning patriotism.

Colin Powell, of course, isn't the only retired general who's come out in support of Obama. The others are Caucasian. So much for the race card.


I realized you're an immigrant, but to a surprising number of people, FDR was a hero and the New Deal held the country together during trying times. Among other people, Ronald Reagan was an FDR fan--so much so that Nancy Reagan put the kabosh on replacing FDR on the dime with Reagan.

And I think, yes, people want some sort of regulation to stabilize the financial and housing markets. Thus some high-profile moderate Republicans announcing their support for Obama.

See, the thing you and other conservatives can't get around is that Bush and the GOP congress screwed up big time and they don't have what it takes to do the tough work to get us out.

When David Brooks, a Republican, says Obama could be a great president (though he has caveats) then we're looking at a sea change.

Posted by Paul, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm

"What do they see that Palo Altans can not?"

Empty mystique.

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