Weekend election speculation

Open thread – just to keep the other open thread from being overwhelmed. It’s normally OK to discuss some political news stories on the Otterday open thread, but the election stuff tends to drown out everything else if we’re not careful, so let’s keep it over here.

Two news items of interest:


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  1. In a move that was both not surprising and a bit stunning, the Chicago Tribune endorsed Obama today. This is the first Democratic candidate they have ever endorsed for president in the history of that paper.

  2. Well today I found out that McCain has slave roots or to be more precise a black branch in his family that is a legacy of slavery. They have announced that they are supporting Obama, but upon hearing that despite the fact that all of the other McCain have acknowledged and accepted them John McCain refuses to do so. I guess he is afraid that the hate mongers that constitute his base would reject him if they knew that John had black relatives.

  3. I hate how McCain is always ignoring the majority of small businesses- those who make less than 200k in taxable income each year. We’re out there!
    shannons last blog post..

  4. Colin Powell has endorsed Obama, as mooted.

    President Bush’s first secretary of state criticised his own party for allowing the campaign to turn negative.
    “I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the [Republican] Party say… such things as ‘Well, you know that Mr Obama is a Muslim’.
    “Well the correct answer is, ‘He’s not a Muslim, he’s a Christian, he’s always been a Christian’. But the really right answer is, “What if he is?’ Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is ‘No’, that’s not America.”
    Mr Powell said he remained a Republican though he thought his party was moving too far to the right.

    He also said that one reason for him supporting Obama/Biden is McCain’s choice of Palin, “arguing she was not ready for the White House”.

  5. The International Herald Tribune has some coverage on Powell endorsing Obama as well, plus a slightly silly column about the Joe The Plumber thing. Amongst all the discursions into recession pop-psychology, there was this gem (emphasis mine):

    Which brings us back to Joe the Plumber. John McCain thought Joe had something to teach Barack Obama. But I think his lesson was directed at the Republican ticket. The faux-plumber has already held a press conference, more than Palin has done in the seven weeks since she was nominated.

  6. I’m assuming you’ve seen that Palin was selected to counter the liberal feminist agenda.

    I don’t think that was “with the goal of showing women can’t handle national politics”.
    I wonder what Senator Clinton thinks of this. *sigh*

  7. Ha! Apparently “Joe the Plumber” has a little problem with his voter registration – his surname is misspelt, which means that according to Republican voter challenge strategy he will probably be blocked from voting as his voter record doesn’t match his driver’s license.
    Irony. Ur Doing It Right.


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