Monday, July 07, 2008

McCain's Chances: From 42% to 31% in 38 Days

McCain's chances to become president are sinking on Intrade.com (last 38 days shown above).

12 Comments:

At 7/08/2008 1:11 AM, Blogger rufus said...

I'm Shocked!

You mean: we let the Democrats pick our candidate (New Hampshire, and Florida,) and then they turn around and vote for the "Real" Democrat while the Republicans stay home?

Shocked! Shocked, I tell you!

 
At 7/08/2008 8:24 AM, Blogger Jeff Lehner said...

This will turn around. McCain will be at or around 50% by the end of August at Intrade. Iraq's turning into a winner for him, energy and taxes will be too. Write it down!

 
At 7/08/2008 9:29 AM, Anonymous Kevin said...

I wouldn't make much of this Mr. Perry. This has happened in the aftermath of the end of the battle between Hillary and Obama. McCain will bounce back

 
At 7/08/2008 10:00 AM, Blogger Monkeydarts said...

Luckily it hasn't hurt the stock market!

 
At 7/08/2008 10:07 AM, Blogger K T Cat said...

We have President Al Gore to thank for this.

What's that? He lost? But he was doing so well in the polls in July, 2000!

 
At 7/08/2008 10:26 AM, Anonymous The Masked Millionaire said...

Can't make too much out of this. Way too early for it to mean anything.

But...Obama seems to have the "Big Mo" on his side.

The Masked Millionaire

 
At 7/08/2008 10:28 AM, Anonymous alex said...

I say to hell with it and let 'em have Obama for four years. He'll wreck the country, and a new generation might learn its lesson.

 
At 7/08/2008 1:08 PM, Blogger rufus said...

Personally, the only difference I see between Obama, and McCain is "Obama's Smarter."

McCain actually appears to believe some of the liberal bs he spouts.

Global Warming, my a**

 
At 7/08/2008 2:45 PM, Blogger QT said...

You are forgetting the rip tide of the Democratic Party. Mr. Obama had to appeal to the extreme left of the party and now is tacking to the centre.

Unfotunately, that movement also means that he is doing an about face on just about every issue for example, NAFTA, the Washington gun ban, amnesty for telecommunications companies, flagpins...

He is setting up a complete sea change in his position on Iraq. His policy ideas will be "evolving" after his planned visit to Iraq.

As the song says, "it's a long time between May and November".

The question may be determined by the party whose members are best able to hold their noses and vote.

 
At 7/08/2008 3:15 PM, Blogger juandos said...

the masked millionaire says: "But...Obama seems to have the "Big Mo" on his side"...

Interesting point m2 considering that Hussein the Inane is part of this exclusive clique of clowns...

 
At 7/08/2008 3:22 PM, Anonymous Machiavelli999 said...

One of the most dangerous things I have heard Obama say coming in a form of a rather innocuous statement. Describing his community organizer job:

"It was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life - because it showed me that what holds this country together is that fundamental belief that we all have a stake in each other; that I am my brother's keeper; I am my sister's keeper; and in this country, we rise and fall together."


I thought the fundamental belief of this country is that we are not part of some collective, but that we are free individuals able to stand alone. To paraphrase Howard Rourke, all great ideas come from an individual mind, not a collective. The last statement seriously scared me. The premise that we must rise and fall together is as communist as communist gets.

I can only hope that this is just political rhetoric. PLEASE GOD let this be so.

 
At 7/08/2008 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm afraid it is not mere rhetoric. According to an article in the Wall St. Journal, Senator Obama's advice to students was to "join a collective".

A singularly, interesting piece of advice and one most revealing about the man who would be president.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2031968/posts

A few quote from Senator Obama:

"In America," Obama says, "we have this strong bias toward individual action. You know, we idolize the John Wayne hero who comes in to correct things with both guns blazing. But individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations."

"The right wing talks about this but they keep appealing to that old individualistic bootstrap myth: get a job, get rich, and get out. Instead of investing in our neighborhoods, that's what has always happened. Our goal must be to help people get a sense of building something larger."

"We must form grass-root structures that would hold me and other elected officials more accountable for their actions. The right wing, the Christian right, has done a good job of building these organizations of accountability, much better than the left or progressive forces have. But it's always easier to organize around intolerance, narrow-mindedness, and false nostalgia. And they also have hijacked the higher moral ground with this language of family values and moral responsibility."

Well might we wonder Quo Vadis?

 

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