Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Betting Odds

Call the primaries off. Intrade -- the betting website -- has odds that the next president will be Hillary with Richardson her veep.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Waiting for Godot

The GOP faithful are awaiting Godot -- that is Fred Thompson. But his early campaign staffing has been chaotic. Watch for him to fold by Christmas.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Dress Code

The great decider has struck again. The White House has insisted that in this 100 degree heat the security guard will strictly abide by a dress code for tourists -- no jeans, no shorts, no sneakers, no tank tops. no flip flops. Poor dress habits lead to Al Quaeda style tourism. If we don't stop it in DC, it will go on to the new George Bush Library.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Is Brownback Ready for Prime Time?

Senator Brownback is trying to argue that only he is pro-life and therefore should be the candidate for the fundamentalist vote. Does anyone think this guy is ready for prime time? Sitting in the White House making real life lonely decisions? Come on, Americans.

A Strategy that Could Backfire

There seems to be a bunch of bloggers who are not going to be satisfied until they bring articles of impeachment or at least censure against the president and vice president. There is no recognition that these actions just divert Democrats from the campaign coming up and also get the American people nervous about extremists on the left. Now we have Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore weighing in the issue. Enough.

Presidential and Poised

Even her enemies have to admit it: Hillary is getting better and better on the stump and on the television platform. She looks presidential and poised. Maybe just maybe she will win the presidential election and go on to become a very good president... Sorry Hillary haters.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fred Thompson's Past

Fred Thompson who is the new darling of the fundamentalist right was a lobbyist for a pro-abortion group. Can he be a casualty of that past?

Signs of Chaos

McCain's chief strategist and campaign manager, Terry Nelson, has resigned immediately, along with John Weaver, another key strategist. It is another sign in the chaos of what was once supposed to be the frontrunner's campaign.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Advice for McCain

McCain is being urged to resign from the Senate to focus on the presidency. Considering polls and fundraising he would be better to stay in the Senate and drop out of the campaign.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Across the NJ Border

In Pennsylvania, the state chairs have voted Giuliani top choice with McCain number 5. Thompson followed by Romney and then Gingrich.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

NJ Polls

In New Jersey, polls show Guiliani beats Hillary, but when Bloomberg is added to the mix, she wins over Rudy.

Bad News for McCain

With $2.4 million in the bank, Ron Paul has more money than John McCain - not good news for the once frontrunner.

Friday, July 6, 2007

The GOP and Medical Coverage

Republican candidates for president seem to have a difficult time on medical coverage. Rudy Giuliani finds universal health care a slippery slope to government control. This fellow was on two of the best public health care systems -- the City of New York and the federal government. McCain has the same problem --he has been on the federal and the military and. VA systems. Romney signed the Massachusetts universal health bill and made a big deal of it. There is no great mystery about what medical system we should have. All uninsured Americans should be in the system Congress has. No need for another commission.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Young America

The latest NY Times/CBS/MTV poll shows some interesting complications about young Americans. They generally support the democrats, universial health coverage, and gay marriage. But they also expect the U.S. to be successful in Iraq.