Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Guardian Blogger or Democrat Shill?

If this a**hole from across the pond ever wants to move here, he should have no trouble getting a job at Newsweek or the NYT. This piece reads like an indictment of the McCain campaign. Check out his sources. He cites the HuffPo, Newsweek, ignores the Zogby and Rasmussen polls and of course a NYT piece as "insightful". The Guardian UK and Britons in general continue to view us as gun toting bible thumping racist yokels. What's up with that?

Wednesday memo: Fourteen points

A last-chance debate; McCain's Saddam link; racist voters speak

Barack Obama surges to a 14 point lead, 53% to 39% among likely voters, in a New York Times/CBS poll -- allowing Democrats a few hours of elation before John McCain wins back America's heart at tonight's final debate with some impressive magic tricks and a few old-time song-and-dance numbers. The McCain campaign calls the poll improbable; Gallup's tracking poll remains essentially unchanged at Obama 51%, McCain 42%.

Yes indeed! I will be liveblogging the debate right here, in real time, as it happens, live.

The head of John McCain's transition team, William Timmons, allegedly spent a five-year period in the 1990s engaged in the maverick activity of lobbying on Saddam Hussein's behalf. [Huffington Post]

An insightful New York Times package draws some strikingly candid comments from white voters in the South and elsewhere on how they feel about Barack Obama's race.

Obama will bring "instituionalised thuggery" to the White House. We know this because Melanie Phillips says so, in a fine and spirited piece that takes a refreshingly cavalier attitude to actually marshalling any evidence for the unpleasant conclusions she reaches. [Spectator]

Hayden Panettiere's pro-Obama comedy ad is only marginally amusing, really, to be honest. [Funny Or Die]

The crucial question for Republicans: Palin or Romney in 2012? [Newsweek]

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