My Closing Argument for Obama

Monday, November 3, 2008

I could write at length extolling the virtues of Barack Obama. But I will assume any reader of this blog already knows the difference between the two candidates. I will keep this brief.

Obama represents a generational shift towards competence, intellect, character, and judgment. An Obama win will instantly renew a sense of optimism about America at home and abroad, and will give us our best chance to climb out of the dark pit the GOP has dug for us. He is pragmatic, responsible, and honest. He is unquestionably the best candidate for the presidency.

But putting that aside, my final argument comes down to two words:

Sarah Palin.

If you are still undecided, and you love your children and your country, you cannot risk putting this proudly ignorant, deeply unprepared, ethically challenged, inarticulate half-wit near a position of power. I don’t like to use fear as a tactic, but we must all legitimately be afraid of a Sarah Palin vice presidency. In America, or anywhere else, her ascent to higher office should never come to pass.

It boils down to this: we are at a defining moment. We must ask ourselves, what kind of country are we going to be?

There is only one answer for those who believe in the best of America.

Barack Obama for President.

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Palin Prank

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This is excruciating. I stopped listening at the 1:07 mark.


CBS/NY Times: Obama +11

Thursday, October 30, 2008

From the New York Times:

A growing number of voters have concluded that Senator John McCain’s running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, is not qualified to be vice president, weighing down the Republican ticket in the last days of the campaign, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

All told, 59 percent of voters surveyed said that Ms. Palin was not prepared for the job, up 9 percentage points since the beginning of the month. Nearly a third of voters polled said that the vice-presidential selection would be a major factor influencing their vote for president, and those voters broadly favored Senator Barack Obama.

Palin 2012!


Palin 2012

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Please, please, please, please.

Please.


TR on Palin and the GOP

Monday, October 27, 2008

Teddy Roosevelt biographer Edmund Morris channels the great man himself in the NY Times today. On Palin:

Q. Talking of foreign policy, what do you think of Mr. McCain’s choice of a female running mate?

A. Times have changed (sigh). It is entirely inexcusable, however, to try to combine the unready hand with the unbridled tongue.

And:

Q. One last question, Colonel. If you were campaigning now, would you still call yourself a Republican?

A. (after a long pause) No.

The “interview” is entirely made of direct quotes from TR. Good stuff, I thought.


Don’t Be Afraid of Sarah Palin

Friday, October 24, 2008

Watch this:

(h/t: Andrew Sullivan)


Obama Surging in Battleground States

Thursday, October 23, 2008

New poll from Quinnipiac (+14 in Ohio!):

Florida: Obama 49, McCain 44
Ohio: Obama 52, McCain 38
Pennsylvania: Obama 53, McCain 40

And in a Big Ten Battleground Poll:

Illinois Obama 61% McCain 32%
Indiana Obama 51% McCain 41%
Iowa Obama 52% McCain 39%
Michigan Obama 58% McCain 36%
Minnesota Obama 57% McCain 38%
Ohio Obama 53% McCain 41%
Pennsylvania Obama 52% McCain 41%
Wisconsin Obama 53% McCain 40%