Thursday, May 21, 2009


The latest Public Policy Polling poll is a great exercise is masturbation. They test Obama against well-known potential opponents. Against Gingrich, Obama dominates, 53%-36%. But Gingrich is unpopular (30% fav, 47% unfav), you say, how might Obama fair against a stronger opponent? Well, he destroys Romney (40% fav, 36% unfav), 53%-35%, and Huckabee (44% fav, 32% unfav), 52%-39%. but these figures are each unknown to about 25% of poll respondents. What about someone with name ID comparable to Obama's? In that case, Obama crushes Palin (42%-50%), 56%-37%.

The 13-point win over Huckabee (Obama's smallest margin of victory) would represent the largest blow-out since Reagan's 18-point victory in 1984. The 19-point win over Palin would be the largest since Nixon's 23-point romp in 1972.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Attention JD Hayworth!

Rasmussen confirms that AZ GOPers are not happy with McCain.

The best part: Rasmussen thinks we have a lieutenant governor. Sorry, Scotty, we try to avoid such civilized practices here.

And Now You Have Cholera

Saturday, May 9, 2009

One More Reason to Be Uneasy About Specter (D-PA)

He's a bad person. Like, wow, this is maybe the worst thing I've ever seen in politics.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Replacing Souter

Obama's Philosophy on SC Justices:

"Now, the process of selecting someone to replace Justice Souter is among my most serious responsibilities as President. So I will seek somebody with a sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and integrity. I will seek someone who understands that justice isn't about some abstract legal theory or footnote in a case book. It is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people's lives -- whether they can make a living and care for their families; whether they feel safe in their homes and welcome in their own nation.

I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles as an essential ingredient for arriving as just decisions and outcomes. I will seek somebody who is dedicated to the rule of law, who honors our constitutional traditions, who respects the integrity of the judicial process and the appropriate limits of the judicial role. I will seek somebody who shares my respect for constitutional values on which this nation was founded, and who brings a thoughtful understanding of how to apply them in our time."