-o- Despite facing a slew of negative ads from John McCain, Sen. Barack Obama still leads in most polls. The electoral map is looking better for Democrats right now. Obama has put many "red state" in to play including: Colorado, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina.
-o- Joe The Plumber couldn't save John McCain's campaign. It's been almost a week since Joe Wurzelbacher - "Joe The Plumber" - was injected into this race in the last presidential debate. Turns out Joe isn't a licensed plumber. He's about as close to buying the business as I am to buying my own magazine. He also owes some back taxes. And is allegedly a relative of a member of the Keating 5.
-o- Sen. Barack Obama will be leaving the campaign trail for a few days this week to fly to Hawaii to see his suddenly ill grandmother who was released from the hospital last week.
-o- Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for President on Sunday. Conservatives quickly brushed it off and some have already claimed it was because they both are black. That must also be the reason that Neocon/Iraq War Promoter Ken Adelman also endorsed Obama today. Oh, wait - he's white.
-o- There have been reports out of West Virginia that voting machines have been switching votes for Democrats/Barack Obama to Republican/McCain votes. Let's hope this error gets fixed quickly.
And, here is the Colin Powell endorsement from Meet The Press:
Earlier this year Sen. John McCain injected celebrity into the Presidential race by comparing Sen. Barack Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. (Cuz Barack is just like those two white girls, right?)
Paris immediately came out with a video launching her fake presidential campaign.
Well, here's part two of her campaign.
Loves it. Peace all.
At a rally over the weekend in California, Gov. Sarah Palin offered up this
persuasive phony reason for supporting the Republican ticket on November 4. "There's a place in Hell reserved for women who don't support other women," she said, claiming she was quoting former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Sipping from her Starbucks mocha, Palin saw the quote just sitting there between her manicured nails. She was so inspired it quickly became part of her new stump speech.
So, what did Madeline Albright think about Palin's use of her quote?
From HuffPo: "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics. This is yet another example of McCain and Palin distorting the truth, and all the more reason to remember that this campaign is not about gender, it is about which candidate has an agenda that will improve the lives of all Americans, including women. The truth is, if you care about the status of women in our society and in our troubled economy, the best choice by far is Obama-Biden."
And on a different note, Sen. John McCain is still taking the weekends off from the campaign. Unbelievable.
** The first Presidential Debate was on Friday. Afterwards each candidate's campaign quickly called a victory for their guy. Having watched the debate I think Barack Obama was the winner - though it was honestly very close. A CNN poll found 51% believed Obama won and only 38% thought McCain won. Most pundits handed this victory to Barack Obama. A USA Today/Gallup Poll also had Obama winning on several fronts.
For those of you that didn't watch three things stuck out to me: 1.) McCain never ONCE mentioned the middle class, 2.) McCain never once looked at Obama during the entire debate, and 3.) Barack held his own on foreign policy against McCain.
** Clay Aiken
finally comes out via People cover. Sporting his favorite new accessary - his newborn baby boy - he tells People that, "I cannot raise a child to lie or hide things."
** Global warming is melting Arctic sea ice to the devastation of polar bears. The roaming and feeding grounds of polar bears gets smaller every year. In an effort for self preservation these creatures have turned to cannibalism. A male polar bear recently broke into the den of a female polar bear and ravaged her to death.
** Gov. Sarah Palin claimed - reportedly on several occasions - that dinosaurs and people coexisted. She apparently saw a human footprint in the dinosaur footprint. Really?!?!
And two of the latest campaign videos made by and for our great friends - the Jews.
These last two weeks I have been submerged in political news. Which for a political junkie like me is heaven! BUT, I can't begin to tell you how thoroughly disgusted I have been with VP Sarah Palin and this fiasco of a Republican Convention.
I don't have enough time right now to even begin to lay out my criticisms of the Republican "Beauty & The Beast" ticket - but, trust, that in the next few days I'll unleash on my keyboard.
I can say that Sarah Palin effectively read her speech and was immensely successful in exciting the diehard Republican base. And, since the bar is so low for Republicans, she actually seemed like a great speaker, comparatively. She was WAY too sarcastic and her lies about Obama and overall being through me into an irate anger.
She lied! A lot. In fact, she had so many lies in her speech it's hard to tell if there was any truth at all. And, what was that line about rights - something about upholding the Constitution? Which apparently is a big hassle to the GOP. Who knew? Geesh.
In the meantime check out this great clip from Jon Stewart! He bashes Rove, some fat white guy, and Palin. It's wonderful...