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Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Carter 63%
Reagan 32%

Reagan won the 1980 presidential election, carrying 44 states with 489 electoral votes to 49 electoral votes for Carter (representing six states and Washington, D.C.)!! But interestingly, in 1976 Reagan lost the Republican Primary to the RINO Gerald Ford 1,187 to 1,070. History repeats itself.

Head to head matchups are irrelevant this early in January or February: 1) 90% of the media is Democrat so polls are often biased or misleading, 2) potential third party spoilers make head-to-head completely irrelevant, 3) name recognition and familiarity always tighten the race, 4) unpredictable circumstances at the time of an election largely shape results.

On point two, can anyone say Ross Perot, Mayor Bloomberg, and Ralph Nader? On point three, Hilary and McCain are recognizable names, but Obama and Romney are still unknown quantities that the public is slowly getting to know. On point four, campaigns are often unpredictable. Wasn't Guiliani the 'clear' frontrunner last year and McCain's campaign literally dead? Wasn't Hilary the 'inevitable candidate' just two months ago? So much for the polls...

Monday, February 4, 2008

McCain the Flip-Flopper ('I voted for the 85 billion before I voted against it')

What do Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have in common? Both agree McCain & Hillary are 'indistinguishable' from each other.

McCain cannot present stark constrast with Hillary, cannot energize the vote, and absolutely cannot win a general election. Republican Moderates like McCain ALWAYS lose elections (Ford 1976, Bush Sr 1992, Senator Dole war hero 1996).

John McCain is a huge flip-flopper on almost every major issue. McCain is not a social conservative, not a fiscal conservative, and not even a foreign policy conservative!! His positions are that of a blue dog Democrat. McCain is a total fake when he avows to the American people that he is a 'conservative.'

1) AGAINST federal funding for stem cell research before he voted FOR federal funding for stem cell research. AGAINST repeal of Roe v Wade before he was FOR repeal of Roe v Wade

2) AGAINST gay marriage before he voted FOR gay marriage and judicial activism by voting AGAINST the Federal Marriage Amendment

3) said he was FOR Amnesty (Tuscon Citizen May 29, 2003 & McCain Kennedy) before he ran for office and now he's AGAINST Amnesty

4) voted twice AGAINST Bush tax cuts (2001,2003, one of only two Republicans to vote against tax cuts) before he ran for the Republican nomination (2008) and now he is FOR the same Bush tax cuts he originally voted against (even lied about why he originally voted against the tax cuts, because they benefit the rich)

5) AGAINST ethanol subsidies before he ran in Iowa primary and was FOR ethanol subsidies

6) AGAINST American jobs goings overseas before he voted FOR McCain Lieberman (raises carbon tax 50 cents per gallon, or $1000/yr per tax-payer) and voted FOR McCain Edwards Kennedy (more litigation and frivilous lawsuits for doctors) which forces American corporations overseas through over-regulation and over-taxation and also increases cost of products and services exponentially

7) AGAINST facism and attacks on the Constitution before he voted FOR McCain Feingold which was ruled unconstitutional violation of free speech by the U.S. Supreme Court (Alito was part of the majority decision, McCain said Alito ‘wore his conservatism on his sleeve’ and so wouldn’t nominate justices like him)

8) AGAINST terrorism before he was FOR open borders and FOR criminal trials (constitutional rights) for terrorists and FOR weakening interrogation practices by the CIA

9) voted FOR War in Iraq before he was AGAINST the Bush Adminstration

Ironically, McCain would rather give foreign terrorists constitutional rights (8) than to give American citizens the constitutional right to free speech within 30 days of an election (7)!! What is he hiding about his record that he wants to pass a Law that you can't criticize him 30 days before an election?

Besides open borders, criminal trials for terrorists, and weaking of CIA interrogation practices on terrorists, McCain's claim to be the master-mind behind the Troop Surge is his biggest lie. A few Democrats and anti-Bush Republican Chuck Hagel were actually the originators of the troop surge policy, and wanted to criticize Bush for not having enough troops in Iraq (at the same time other Democrats criticized Bush for not pulling troops out!!). Bush would have done troop surge with or without McCain, and McCain needlessly politicized the issue by attacking and with the Democrats piling on Bush’s administration (Rumself was Bush’s Secretary of Defense) instead of just advocating Troop Surge without bashing Bush. McCain is amazingly arrogant to take ALL THE CREDIT for the troop surge policy despite the true master-mind behind the troop surage, General Petraeus and GW, and despite Romney and Guiliani’s support for the troop surge as soon as Bush announced it. McCain’s arrogance makes him a horrible diplomat who would rather ‘get credit’ than ‘help people.’

John Kerry and Hilary Clinton said we needed more troops 12/3/03
Kerry warns of 'cut and run' in Iraq, Democrat assails Bush policy, aide keeps open possibility of sending more US troops, Dec 3, 2003
"Kerry foreign policy advisor Rand Beers told reporters Kerry “would not rule out the possibility” of sending additional U.S. troops to Iraq. "It is very clear the number of troops is inadequate” in Iraq, Beers told reporters in a telephone conference call previewing the speech. Kerry’s first preference, he said, would be to persuade foreign governments to deploy more troops to help share the burden with Americans.
But by not foreclosing the possibility of dispatching more U.S. troops to Iraq, Kerry seems to have changed his position and to have repositioned himself as a more hawkish alternative to Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean.
In a Sept. 4 debate in Albuquerque, N.M., Kerry said, “We should not send more American troops. That would be the worst thing. We do not want to have more Americanization. We do not want a greater sense of American occupation.”
As he flew back to the United States from his Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Iraq, Bush said he had told American commanders there, “My message was, I know you’ll succeed, and I’m here to tell you we’re going to stay the course.”
But Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said recently, “We’ve got 127,000 men and women over in Iraq, and that’s a lot. It’s not permanent. What we hope to do is to continue to increase the Iraqi security forces to take over those responsibilities.”
Kerry’s speech comes at a time when Democrats are moving to outflank Bush on both the doveish and the hawkish sides.
On the left, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich continues to press for rapid withdrawal of all U.S. forces, while on the hawkish side, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, just back from a tour of Afghanistan and Iraq, called for more U.S. troops in Iraq... Clinton’s call for more troops puts her at odds with Kucinich and the left wing of her party. The argument for more troops in Iraq got articulate support Tuesday from Iraq expert and former Clinton administration National Security Council official Kenneth Pollack. “We desperately need more people. We need more civil affairs officers…. There are not enough of them; they are horribly understaffed,” Pollack argued in a talk to policy-makers and reporters at the Brookings Institution in Washington."
Democrats criticized Bush for not sending enough troops. This was never "courageous" but mere partisan bickering and attacking a Command-in-Chief during the Middle of a War.
John Kerry and Hilary Clinton said we needed more troops Kerry says he would send more troops to Iraq if necessary 4/18/04
Kerry proposes 40,000 more troops, as Democrats back Bush war spending By Patrick Martin, 19 February 2005

McCain says Bush was not "as straight as we would like to see" about need for more troops (Sept 19,2004)

Republican Senator Chuck Hagel with McCain (campaigned for McCain in 2000 bid for Presidency) and many Democrats in 2004 said we need more troops or a 'troop surge', until the Democrats won in 2006 and then Hagel in 2007 did a 180 and came out against the war and against the troop surge

McCain has the same position on the War in Iraq that McCain has. Bob Bennet, who endorsed (voted for) McCain for President, said McCain owes Romney an apology for lying about Romney's Iraq position. Romney always supported troop surge, and McCain always supported secret benchmarks. Would McCain seriously have us believe he would never scale down troops even after the Iraqi security forces are prepared to take over their own security?

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Zogby is calling California for Romney!!!

Romney popular among Massachusetts Republicans:
Romney 55% McCain 23% no other candidate coming close

Don’t Fall for irrelevant Polls again:
January 1980 Gallup Poll Carter 63% Reagan 32%

"John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth. Like McCain, pollsters assured us that Dole was the most "electable" Republican. Unlike McCain, Dole didn't lie all the time while claiming to engage in Straight Talk." (Ann Coulter, Straight Talk Express Takes Scenic Route to Truth, January 23, 2008,

  1. Romney ran for Governor of Massachusetts as a Republican, and won!
  2. The Economy is going into recession and Romney is bar none the best candidate, Republican or Democrat, on the economy. Romney has proven track record in turning around failing businesses and understanding the complex dynamics of the economy. Unlike GW, no one can call him stupid. He graduated the top of his class at Harvard Business and Law Schools. McCain graduated at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy with some 1,000 graduates. Can anyone say McCain-lackluster?
  3. Last year Mitt Romney rasied more money than any other candidate, Republican or Democrat. Fund-raising is a major sign of grass-roots support.
  4. Moderates never win elections. Can anyone say Bob Dole?
  5. In October 1980 Polls showed Carter defeating Reagan, so who cares about polls?
  6. Democrat pundit Donna Brazille let it slip that Mitt is the one Democrats fear most.
  7. Mitt has received the most votes of any Republican candidate.
  8. Romney (Nevada) and Obama (South Carolina) are the only two candidates to win the majority of Primary voters in a State (Democrat party refuses to count Florida delegates). All other candidates are unable to energize voters.
  9. Governors not Senators win elections. Governor GW Bush, Governor Bill Clinton, Governor Ronald Reagan, Governor Jimmy Carter, etc..
  10. All candidates talk big about changing Washington and improving healthcare. Romney did it. He did something no one thought possible. Romney miraculously passed legislation for universal healthcare, with private insurance, without raising taxes. Romney turned around businesses like Staples, Sports Authority, and Domino's. He turned around a budget deficit into a surplus as Governor of Massachusetts. He turned around the scandal-ridden Olympics from a deficit to a surplus. No other candidate's record comes close!!
Who were the last Republican moderates to run for office? Gerald Ford (1976), Bush Sr (1992), and Senator Dole (1996). They all lost miserably. Polls about McCain beating Obama or Hilary are bogus. January 1996 Polls showed Senator Bob Dole (war hero and Senator for decades) beating Bill Clinton, but Clinton ended up defeating Dole in a landslide in November. McCain cannot energize the base of the Republican party (conservatives), period.

"Many McCain supporters insist he is the only Republican who can beat Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama. And they point to certain polls. The polls are meaningless this far from November. Six months ago, the polls had Rudy winning the Republican nomination. In October 1980, the polls had Jimmy Carter defeating Ronald Reagan. This is no more than spin." (Mark Levin Endorses Romney, 'Rally for Romney, Conservatives need to act now, before it is too late.'

"about whether the race is over, "No, absolutely not. I think this race is wide open. I think Mitt Romney still has a very good chance of winning. You know, I think right now, we’re looking at the media trying to make Barack Obama the president, and make John McCain the shill for him. And I don’t see, I think they know that John McCain can’t win this election, and they know…it’s probably the best chance for them to do it." (Senator Rick Santorum,

"John McCain is Bob Dole minus the charm, conservatism and youth. Like McCain, pollsters assured us that Dole was the most "electable" Republican. Unlike McCain, Dole didn't lie all the time while claiming to engage in Straight Talk." (Ann Coulter, Straight Talk Express Takes Scenic Route to Truth, January 23, 2008,

Donna Brazile, the renowned Democrat who managed Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign, was asked on C-SPAN's Washington Journal which Republican she most feared as the 2008 GOP nominee. Her response? "Mitt Romney." (Nov 11 2006)

"I had a similar discussion with Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, also a passionate supporter. He told me that the vast majority of his Senate colleagues, both Republican and Democrat, feel that Mitt will be the Republican nominee. He also said that a majority of his Democrat associates in the Senate feel that Mitt would be the toughest opponent for their nominee based on his skills, message and personality"

Rush has pointed out that if you wanna see who the conservative is, see who the media hates the most. The media praises McCain as a 'war hero' and 'straight-talker.' But the media also praised Bob Dole ('oh, he's the most electable against Bill Clinton, oh, he's a war hero and no one should criticize him'). 90% of the media votes Democrat. The media is using reverse psychology. All the Democrat pundits are using the same talking point, 'oh, McCain is the most electable and the toughest to beat.' If the Democrat media really believed that, would they really admit it publicly? Do you think the Democrat pundits would really tell you the truth about which Republican is the most electable? If the media praises McCain as a straight-talker and a man of honor, and label Romney as a 'fake', you know the reverse must be true.

Although Mccain was in a distant third place in three states (Iowa, Nevada, Wyoming: notice the media didn't give much coverage to Nevada or Wyoming), Mitt was first (Michigan, Nevada, Wyoming) or a close second (New Hampshire, Florida) in every state except South Carolina. In South Carolina, Fred Thompson and Huckabee split the conservative vote with Romney. McCain won New Hampshire and South Carolina but only because of an open Republican primary that allowed Independents and Democrats to vote. McCain won Florida only because of the large number of moderates (RINOs), pro-amnesty Latinos, and because Governor Christ helped move legislation to move-up the Primary to help-out his fellow-RINO McCain.

McCain has all the name recognition in the world but still came in a distant third in Iowa, Nevada, and Wyoming. Mitt is the only Republican candidate to win a majority of voters in a state's primary (Nevada). Mitt still would have doubled McCain's vote in Nevada even without the Mormon vote. Mitt has consistently won among "conservative" and especially among "very conservative" voters. Mitt actually did better with "terrorism" voters in Florida than McCain.

Obama and Romney are the only candidates that are energizing voters so far. Also, notice that Obama only lost to Hillary in states where Republicans have an "open primary" the same day as the Democrats (New Hampshire, Nevada, and Florida; South Carolina held Democrat and Republican primaries on different days). Why? Because many of the Obama "Independents" (Democrats) have been voting for McCain in open primaries!!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Romney AHEAD in National Polls, Yes You Heard That Right!! Now a Two Man Race between ROMNEY and MCCAIN

Zogby is calling California for Romney!!!
Remember, a vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain! Huckabee cannot win, period. Huckabee is a good old boy from Arkansas and the Ross Perot of this election. Don't let the media fool you! It's now a two man race, so Huckabee is out of the race whether he like's it or not:
Romney Ahead in National Polls Among Republicans in Daily Presidential Tracking Polls, but you wouldn't know it by watching CNN, MSNBC, or even FOX!!
Romney has been ahead of McCain for three days in the national polls!! Yes, you heard that right. Beginning on 1/28, it was Romney 28% and McCain 26%. On 1/29, it was Romney 29% and McCain 27%. On 1/30, even after the Florida Primary, it was Romney 29% and McCain 27%. On 1/31 and 2/1, McCain pulled ahead a couple points but this isn't surprising since he got a bump in the polls after winning South Carolina and Florida and getting fawning and mostly uncritical media coverage. McCain won South Carolina from independents and moderates, and won Florida from 65 year old moderates and pro-immigration hispanic Republicans, so none of these wins represent the vast majority of the other Red States.
February 1, 2008, McCain only ahead now by 2%
In the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, today it’s John McCain at 30%, Mitt Romney with 28% support, and Mike Huckabee at 21%. Ron Paul is supported by 4% of Likely Republican Primary Voters

Ann Coulter said if John McCain is the nominee, she's vote for Hillary Clinton!