Saturday, September 06, 2008

From 68% to 58% in 54 Days

Obama's odds on Intrade.com.

11 Comments:

At 9/06/2008 8:38 AM, Anonymous QT said...

Volume spikes also interesting.

 
At 9/06/2008 9:33 AM, OpenID sethstorm said...

Unfortunately they'll be quite wrong as they were with the GOP VP.

 
At 9/06/2008 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American taxpayer is about to get stuck with the biggest bill in the history of this country to bailout the rich and forgein debt holders of the GSE's and not one of these two clowns running for office is talking about it. El Banana Republico.

 
At 9/06/2008 12:14 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Unfortunately they'll be quite wrong as they were with the GOP VP"...

Hmmm, poor, ole sethstrom, can't take the reality, can you?

The fear by the left is Overwhelming. How do they treat Sarahphobia?

Hmmm, I'm wondering how sethstorm's fellow travelers are feeling right about now? Could there be more than a bit of buyer's remorse in the air?

‘Community Organizing’ Deserves to be Ridiculed

Hmmm, maybe there's a valid point in this statement somewhere: "The American taxpayer is about to get stuck with the biggest bill in the history of this country to bailout the rich and forgein debt holders of the GSE's and not one of these two clowns running for office is talking about it"...

You want to flesh that out a bit and give us something credible to back up that statement with?

I'm sure you might be indicating it has something to do with the following among other things...

U.S. Near Deal on Fannie, Freddie

Yet another lesson of why the federal government should've never got into the housing game in the first place...

You might want to consider looking at the following: Selling the American Nightmare of Homeownership written by Nick Mangus of Yorktown Funding...

 
At 9/06/2008 1:07 PM, OpenID sethstorm said...

There are other issues with that person - obvious pandering in Ohio. When they were named and spoke about having a Steelworker husband, that was all I needed to hear.

On one side, you have someone who has the personality loved by those who want to destroy unions. Then you have the other side of the same person shamelessly stating their husband's involvement with the Steelworkers.

I have a feeling that this association won't be emphasized much in the South or West. However, it is a conflict in need of an explanation.

 
At 9/06/2008 2:03 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Oh this is just sad!

"On one side, you have someone who has the personality loved by those who want to destroy unions. Then you have the other side of the same person shamelessly stating their husband's involvement with the Steelworkers"...

Todd Palin is or maybe now was a member of the Steelworkers' Union, those pathetic Obama supporting libtards...

Who are these alledged people who supposedly want to destroy the unions? Got something credible to back that "desire to destroy the unions" or are you just parroting more leftist rhetoric?

I don't know just how credible People magazine is but note this from them: "Todd Palin made his living up to last year as an hourly – but well-paid – worker for BP, a London-based oil giant, earning more than $100,000 a year. He left in March 2007, he said, to work part-time for his union, the United Steelworkers Local 4959, to make more time for his family after Sarah was elected governor"...

 
At 9/06/2008 2:25 PM, Anonymous QT said...

Juandos,

Thanks for posting the link on community organizing. More people should be looking at Obama's background in radical activism.
Creating an alternate power base to challenge a democratically elected one is a far cry from representing workers through a union.

Obama is the supremely political animal so don't count him out just yet. Expect him to set a new tack.

The inherent problem with Obama is that he is more self-made myth than self-made man. Democrats keep looking for a brilliant, inspirational, young leader like JFK rather than choosing someone with proven leadership and experience. Unfortunately, Hillary had the better chance of winning but they went with myth and the mists of Camelot.

When you compare a man with few close personal friends or colleagues and a compelling personal story to a man who is genuinely liked and respected even by opponents and has come through phenominal challenges, the latter comes out as the genuine article.

Quite simply, Obama is an enigma like Gadsby. Aloof, distant, intelligent, emotionally removed. We will likely never know him and it is interesting that even the people who work with him did not seem close to him. "He asks good questions" or the lady who said he was her friend when he did her job for 1 day. Do you have any friends that you have known for 1 day?

 
At 9/06/2008 2:42 PM, Blogger juandos said...

qt says: "More people should be looking at Obama's background in radical activism.
Creating an alternate power base to challenge a democratically elected one is a far cry from representing workers through a union
"...

Well qt you might be interested in looking at this article: Obama Had Close Ties to Top Saudi Adviser at Early Age...

Note the video clip at the bottom of the article...

If you do read the article you'll run into the name, "Khalid al-Mansour"...

You can find out a little more about him here: Who Is Khalid al-Mansour?

 
At 9/06/2008 6:39 PM, OpenID sethstorm said...

For your benefit, here's a transcript of the introduction of Palin as VP. Part-way down the page, I note this:

The person I'm about to introduce to you was a union member and is married to a union member and understands the problems, the hopes and the values of working people, knows what it's like to worry about mortgage payments and health care and the cost of gasoline and groceries; a standout high school point guard; a concerned citizen who became a member of the PTA, then a city council member, and then a mayor, and now a governor...

Unless the GOP went in a direction I'm unaware of with regards to unions, this sounds like pandering to the Rust Belt.

As for them wanting to destroy unions, the current administration is one place. Their support of offshoring and support of unionbusting firms and companies account for current measures. The only one of those that isn't new is the unionbusting firms, gaining new support in the 1980's. Or was there some specific line you were looking for me to say?

As for the Saudi Arabia implication, that's just rubbish from Pajamas Media. They make it a point to demonize, full stop. Yet the US goes for Saudi oil all the same.

 
At 9/07/2008 1:06 AM, Anonymous QT said...

Sethstorm,

It isn't the connection to the Saudi family but to the Black Panthers and some very extreme activists that is the issue.

Obama got a free pass-go from the media when he ran against Hillary. There are a great many things that we do not know about him.

I don't see this as a union issue. This man has some very dicey connections. Perhaps, those are the kind of people that you have to associate with to get ahead in the black community.

Either way, such associations are somewhat disturbing. The main question with Obama remains: Does this man have the experience and judgement to be commander in chief and the president of the most powerful nation on earth is simple: NO

He may be eloquent, ambitious, intelligent...but a man who has 143 days on the job as a senator is simply not qualified for this job.

 
At 9/17/2008 7:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could the selection of Sarah Palin, which led to McCain overtaking Obama in polls and on Intrade, fool so many people into thinking that 4 more years of Republicans is a good thing!!!

 

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