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  • Mike

    Do negative ads work?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    All the political pundits agree on one thing, John McCain cannot win this election, but Barack Obama certainly can lose it.  What does that mean?  It means the country knows John McCain, yet he cannot get  Over 45. % This ...

  • Mike

    Will be vice presidential choice influence your vote?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    It this 24/7 news cycle we live in, the pundits are making Obama's and McCain’s choice for vice president the story of the hour. Have you ever told yourself now that the candidate has chosen X, I am ready to ...

  • Mike

    Scott McClellan outs Fox News

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Yesterday Scott McClellan (former press secretary for the Bush administration) told Chris Matthews (host of MSNBC “Hardball”) that the White House would routinely send talking points to Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.  A lot of people would just ...

  • Mike

    Media bias or just plain sour grapes?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    According to a Fox poll 67% of Americans think the media is in the tank for Barack Obama.  The fact that all the major networks sent their anchors to cover the Obama trip just reinforced what the McCain camp and ...

  • Mike

    What a differance a week makes

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    According to a recent Washington Post poll  75% of  American voters believe that John McCain would be a good commander in chief, while only 45% believed Barack Obama would be.  That same poll revealed that by a 30% margin that Barack ...

  • Mike

    What a difference a week makes

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    A recent Washington Post poll had 75% of the American voters believe that John McCain would be a good commander in chief, while only 45% believed Barack Obama would be.  That same poll revealed that by a 30% margin that ...

  • Mike

    Obama's 12000 mile journey: Fact-finding or photo op ?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Yesterday, John McCain's communication director told MSNBC that Obama’s trip was just a a campaign rally.  I guess that's what the GOP contenders thought when John McCain made a trip to Iraq during the campaign.  Fact-finding or photo op; this ...

  • Mike

    Now ,we are getting somewhere

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The two presidential candidates have been going back and forth with fruitless ideas to fix the economy for quite some time.  There is nothing the candidates can do about gas prices, Fannie and Freddie, or the GMC layoffs.  I know ...

  • Mike

    Go ahead and buy that Toyota Prius

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Strangers are always coming up  my wife and I asking us how we like our Toyota Prius. I never get to answer, because my wife practically jumps in front of me (face all lit up), eagerly telling them it was her ...

  • Mike

    The Straight Talk Express has been derailed

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The old straight shooter of the 2000 campaign is now controlled message McCain. New campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, carefully screens reporters that board the “Straight Talk Express private jet.  Journalists that ask those pesky questions McCain does not feel comfortable ...

  • Mike

    The surge worked ,we won

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    You might come away with that assumption if you had watched any of the Sunday talk shows.  The John McCain campaign was in full force spreading the message “the surge worked." It started on Fox news Sunday, with Bill Kristol ...

  • Mike

    A constant battle..Does it have to be?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The recent issue of Times had an interesting article titled “The New Patriotism” by Richard Stengel.  The author said patriotism has always been the most abstract of American values.  Conservatives and liberals have been arguing the definition of patriotism for ...