Daily Archives: January 15, 2010

Too Close to Call….

This latest news has the Kennedy senate seat race as too close to call.  Will it be a game changer?  If so, then how will this play into a possible (and probable) Mitt Romney presidential bid?

Alot more than health care rides on this election – IMHO.

Lilac

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/01/15/poll-too-close-to-call-in-massachusetts-senate-race/

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Oops….I did it again!

I have to wonder about this guy.  Is he simply following the latest GOP strategy of claiming to have not been  there so they are not responsible – or is he just stuck on stupid?

Is this strategy working for the GOP ?

Lilac

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/14/steele-suffers-another-te_n_423719.html

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I Wonder What Johnny Carson would say…

http://www.salon.com/entertainment/tv/feature/2010/01/14/conan_late_night_winner/index.html

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Obama may want to look at this….

Thursday, Jan 14, 2010 18:26 EST –  Salon website
New poll shows Obama losing to unnamed challenger in 2012, but outlook may not be quite as bleak as it seems
By Emily Holleman
Depending on what side of the aisle you’re on, you may have woken up to some dispiriting – or validating – news this morning: A  National Journal poll in which 50 percent of respondents said they’d vote for “someone else” other than President Obama if the presidential election of 2012 were held today. Just 39 percent of those polled said they would “probably” or “definitely” vote to reelect the president.

The results broke fairly predictably along party lines with 86 percent of Republicans saying they would vote for someone else and 77 percent of Democrats reporting they’d vote to keep Obama in office. Among independents, the story’s a bit more troubling for Obama — just 33 percent in that group said they would vote to reelect him, while 54 percent said they’d opt for the alternative to-be-named.

Now, this clearly isn’t great news for the Obama camp, but the outcome isn’t nearly as damning as it appears at first glance.

The results may have been as dim as they are in large part because the question pitted Obama against an unnamed opponent from an unspecified party. Although pollsters often use this type of generic question, it tends to yield the worst imaginable outcome for incumbents, since respondents are free to picture the anonymous opponent any way they like.

“It’s going to tend to be a worst case scenario, because it allows you to imagine whoever you want,” Pollster.com’s Mark Blumenthal says. “If you’re an unhappy progressive, you may be imagining a primary challenger, even though you might be voting for a Democrat in a general election. If you’re a Republican, you may be thinking of your ideal candidate. It may be different if the Republican candidate is Sarah Palin or someone else you’re less happy with.” Continue reading

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Friday, 1/15/10, Public Square

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