Wednesday, September 24, 2008

9-Point Lead: Obama: 54.4% vs. McCain: 45.2%

Intrade.

11 Comments:

At 9/24/2008 2:41 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Yeah. Anyone else want to be that, if the timing of this credit crunch was hurting the Dem's chances, that there'd be screams of "Conspiracy!!" from the entire left blathersphere?

LOL. You know the left MSMs aren't going to let go of this one, either.

Ahminajad drops The Big One on Tel Aviv tomorrow, and the NYT headlines the next day will say:
"Credit Crunch Drives Iran to War!!"

:-S

 
At 9/24/2008 2:46 PM, Anonymous Machiavelli999 said...

"Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced today he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the crisis facing the U.S. economy. He challenged Democratic rival Barack Obama to do the same. McCain also requested that Friday's presidential debate be postponed."

This is great, great politics. But if he gets a real bounce off of this move then the American public really is dumb.

 
At 9/24/2008 2:55 PM, Anonymous Michelle Obama said...

999 you're a moron - McCain is doing what is RIGHT for the country...B.O. is toast!

 
At 9/24/2008 3:08 PM, Anonymous Fred said...

McCain is a senator with business to attend to in the senate. That's where he belongs right now.

I don't care what Obama does.

 
At 9/24/2008 3:35 PM, Anonymous QT said...

Last wk, Obama made the right noises supporting the efforts of the FED and the Treasury while McCain went on a populist tirade. Obama sounded like the stateman.

In reality, neither has a clue how to solve this crisis. It's all optics and very little substance.

 
At 9/24/2008 4:47 PM, Anonymous Machiavelli999 said...

qt,

You are right. But I trust Obama's economic policy team over McCain's. Can you imagine Phil Gramm as the US Secretary of the Treasury with a free check for $700 billion?!

The thought sends shivers down my spine.

Oh, and the other two posters. This is exactly the type of response that McCain's team wants people to have. You are like his little puppets that he likes to play with sometimes.

You know sometimes you hear politicians say the dumbest things to get votes and you wonder "Who do they think is falling for this?" Well, we have exhibit A and B in this thread.

 
At 9/24/2008 8:34 PM, Anonymous alex said...

After this week, I've pretty much accepted that we're screwed either way.

 
At 9/24/2008 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Intrade.

A betting site that predicted the Patriots would win the Super Bowl. And predicted this summer, Mrs. Clinton would win the primaries, gasoline would be over $5.00 a gallon, gold over $1000. and crude prices would break $200 a bbl.

 
At 9/24/2008 9:47 PM, Anonymous qt said...

machiavelli,

I did laugh at your exhibit A & B.

Not really confident in either team on this issue. Granted, it is a very complex problem. While I can see that government action in the circumstances (irregardless of who you blame - my preference is that you check blame at the door) is necessary, I have less confidence on the correct course of action. There aren't too many folks offering up solutions.

Usually, the most important aspect of the piece is foreign policy for me where I tend to prefer a republican team to a democratic one.

I realize economic issues favor Obama while rumbles in Georgia favor McCain (Obama responded by reading a prepared text and failing to make eye contact shifting his position 3 x in 1 week - not exactly a confidence builder).

Looks like you will be getting Obama.

 
At 9/24/2008 9:52 PM, Blogger bobble said...

greg mankiw has a good post about Intrade doubts . . .

Is Intrade Suspect?

 
At 9/25/2008 12:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see Mccain who proclaimed he knows nothing about the economy is doing a cut and run to avoid discussing the $800+ bailout.

That is some real leadership for you.

 

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