Monday, November 26, 2007

Hillary Lags

In the new survey done by Zogby, Clinton trails McCain 42-38; Giuliani 43 to40, and Romney 43-40. Hillary also laggs behind Huckabee by 44 to 39 and Thompson by 44 to 40 percentage. The Democrats have the 08 election to blow.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Odd and Ends

Bill Clinton's insistence on defending the little woman is counter-productive and makes her look more vulnerable than she is. Perhaps he should just focus on raising money for her. Let Hillary be Hillary.

The Sage of Crawford seems to have lost his Secretary of State, which probably doesn't mean much these days. She is going back and forth trying to die down a Middle East agreement which every president since Nixon has tried to accomplish. The problem is that the Palestinians won't give up violence even against their own, and the Israelis will not give up their settlements on the West Bank.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Corzine Headed for the Treasury?

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine's friends are saying that his early support for Hillary will land him a cabinet post like Treasury or the FED.

For some reason this month's Atlantic magazine has decided to prop up Obama in its newest issue. Still he comes off as an imperious young candidate who is stand offish in private conversation and yet is compelling on the stump as he was in the recent Jefferson Jackson Day dinner.

When in Arkansas...

Former co head of the 9-11 investigatory committee, Governor Thomas Kean, is supporting Senator John McCain for president. It may be that he knows how unprepared New York City was before 9-11 and under Rudy.

For two weeks Obama lacerated Hillary for her evasive answer on the issue of driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. Then he was asked the same question and he goes into a Daffy Duck routine.

Mike Huckabee insisted that he was one of the people; then it was found out he was a big present getter when he left the governorship. Mike argued that he was following the norms of Arkansas. Why couldn't Bill use that argument for his transgressions?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Ron Paul on the Move

Ron Paul moves on and on. The cranky old man from Texas is raising money at an incredible pace. There is surely something one likes about Paul--he is straight-shooting, honest, and direct. Kind of refreshing. What will kill him is that he lives in a 19th century world of limited government that isn't possible or feasible anymore in a republic of 300 million souls.

George H.W. Bush Enjoying His Parachute

80 plus year old George H.W. Bush recently jumped out of a plane in a virile display of parachuting. Who paid for that plane and for all those staff people with him?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Not Ready for an Italian American President?

The latest Wall Street Journal-NBC polls shows that over 20% of the sample has a problem voting for an Italian American for president. Also, a new book out of England - Reagan and Thatcher: A Political Marriage. Those years seem a million eons ago in many strange ways.

John Bon Jovi for Governor

Rumor is, singer Bon Jovi is considering running for governor of New Jersey.

New york post implies Bill Bradley and wife are breaking up due to infidelity.

At a McCain rally a woman asked him how to stop "the bitch," meaning Hillary. Unbelievably the great war hero did not stop her but simply answered the question. Do you remember when McCain was a man to admire?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hillary in Decline

Hillary lost ten points after her slip ups in the last debate, which shows observers how soft those polls are.

The Whys of Rudy

What do RudY Giuliani and Pat Robertson have in common? Why does a three time married, lapsed, Roman Catholic, who favors abortion on demand and gay marriage get an endorsement from an old time, fundamentalist, Protestant, evangelical who once blamed 9-11 on New York City's lifestyle? The only answer is that they both love power and Rudi looks like the strongest GOP candidate to face Hillary. Not exactly rising to the level of theology.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Congressional Override

Congress has overriden the President's veto of a huge water projects program; this is the same Congress that could not override the President's veto of the children health care bill. And this is the same Congress that was elected on a pledge to end the war, while it continues to docilely fund the war without end. Is it any wonder Congress' approval rating is even lower than Bush's???

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Pew poll, church and state

Religion and ethnicity have always been major determinatnts in American Political live. The recent Pew polls asked people which presidntial candidates they thought were "very religous.

The rankings were:



George W. Bush -43%

The irony is that Romney is having problems with fundamentalists becasue of his Mormonism.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Once Upon a Time in Cleveland...

I must admit I was with Dennis Kucinich when he saw the UFO over Cleveland. Since he confirmed that he saw the UFO and admitted it on a national debate for the presidency, I guess I can let the secret out once and for all. He and I were having a real Coke (he hates additives) and we were siting in his trailer watching the moon over the Cuyahoga River. At first, Dennis thought it was a blimp from an old Cleveland Indians game, and I thought it was a US plane looking for the Soviets. As it came closer, Dennis ran over to it and was transmitted or beamed up to the portal opening. There he and something carried on a long conversation. I think the other being was trying to convince Dennis that he should run for president and that galactic peace depended on it. Dennis, who was then unmarried, figured that it would be good idea to leave with the UFO beings in search of a better dating life. In any case, I am not sure how long he was transmitted up, but soon we were sitting together. Dennis had had a religious experience without conversion and or penance. He later talked to Shirley McLaine about his travels and she verified it must have happened. That is why we should support Dennis for leader of the free world in this election.

~ Michael P. Riccards

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