• comment on a post John McCain As Bush 44 over 5 years ago

    Or another way of saying it...
    Visually that is.....

  • comment on a post The Mavericky Thing over 5 years ago
    It's usually the Dems who are the mixed message outfit. McCain was drawing some blood with the hardcore not ready to lead / appeaser smears.
    but now.... what has he got?
    Not ready to lead - but oh yeah - d'oh - what about his VP?
    Peel off the Hilary-ites - Sure! becasue you made this gimmicky choice - and she's as friggin right to life as you can get....
    Reform - that is playing on Obama's turf - like a dem trying to run on National Security most of the voters who really care about it are on the other side....
    Evangelicals - OK - sure he's got some points there but how are they going to feel about him saying all the things he needs to say to woo the Hillary leaning women?
    Hard core repub's - they'd love the red meat smears and turn to the right but then he alienates his reform independents...
    It's a tangled mess he's made for himself... all of these appeals will tend to cancel out something else and it's pretty late in the game to be re-inventing your campaign....
    Can you imagine trying to come up with talking points to straddle all of these angles....
  • this diary was written with best of intentions - an effort to reach a hand across the divide - and it pains me to see how many out there are more concerned with scraping at the wounds than pulling together. I have my beefs with both candidates but any reservations I have are dwarfed by the fear of another Republican administration. Regardless of the candidate you supported - what really counts in WINNING in NOVEMBER.  

  • comment on a post Clinton's new ad in NC and IN over 6 years ago

    I have been a fan throughout these primaries of Obama's political skills. In this case I believe the point Jerome is making that Hillary might have out-gamed him on this one. Like it or not - it is not only policy - but also perception that determines how people vote. Do you remember the gas tax ads against Kerry in '04? The Repubs beat us over the head with this stuff.

    Some weekends I drive 200 miles. I am extremely aware of gasoline prices and go out of my way to purchase where I know the price is lower. I'd be delighted if I knew of a station that was 18 cents cheaper. Having said that I am enough of an elitist egghead to realize the gasoline tax is a good thing - but there a lot of bread and butter people out there that might beg to differ.

    If she presents a plan to substitute a windfall profits tax for the money lost to the gas tax holiday so the jobs are not lost and infrastructure work is not stopped that might sound OK to a lot of folks. I do not see why that is so hard to understand. Is it politically possible. Who knows? But we can ask that same question about the health care plans, the Iraqi withdrawal plans etc....

  • comment on a post Do People Even Care? over 6 years ago

    my seventy-something mother is canvassing for Obama in a white middle class neighborhood in Ambler outside of Philly. Not a person in her admittedly very small sample of canvas-ees mentioned his quotes. Health Care she said was the big issue. I found Obama's quotes fairly offensive - but give me a break - these candidates are speaking off the cuff for hours and hours every day and there is bound to be a bit of off-message verbiage now and then. The race has been so fascinating that we have all become addicts - wanting some kind of controversy to keep the high going.

  • comment on a post ARG- tied, but Kerry ahead where it counts over 9 years ago
    Some good news from this poll.
    In every single swing state the percentage of undecided women voters is equal to, or larger than the percentage of undecided men voters. (sometimes by as much as 4 % pts.)
    And seeing the vast differential between men (for Bush) and women (for Kerry) it may add up to a but of a bump for JK.  

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