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Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

It's Almost Over.

By GLEN JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer
Mon Aug 4, 10:42 PM ET

STURGIS, S.D. - Thousands of motorcyclists greeted Republican presidential candidate John McCain with an approving roar Monday as he sought blue-collar and heartland support by visiting a giant motorcycle rally.

"As you may know, not long ago a couple hundred thousand Berliners made a lot of noise for my opponent. I'll take the roar of 50,000 Harleys any day," McCain said, referring to Democrat Barack Obama's recent visit to the German capital

Well said.

Obama's fluctuating 9 point lead has evaporated in the wake of his European Tour, and now--in July--it's dead even.

The vote of confidence by America's bikers should put McCain in the lead by next week.

The selection of Mitt Romney as Vice President will effectively assure that John S. McCain III will be the 44th President of the United States of America.

And there's nothing that the NY Times, MSNBC, CNN, and their tools in the blogosphere can do about it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't tread on me!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...


Never underestimate what the opposition can accomplish!

The Dems are by no means giving up.

5:59 PM  
Blogger nanc said...

now if he can catch the portland to portland run...


call me silly, but i still see her heinous back in the race.

8:27 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I agree with James, here...this fight isn't over yet.

6:27 AM  
Blogger John said...

Cool pic, fj.

James, I wouldn't put anything past the opposition in regards to what they're willing to do or say to win.

Still, I don't trust the accuracy--or the objectivity, no less-- of the polls, particularly of their interpretation (although they were spot on in 2000 when they called it a dead heat a week or two before Election Day, and they were right).

Hillary's been quiet, Nanc.

Too quiet.

So are you going to invite me as a reader to Curtains, or what?

Kelly: Yup. Amazing what a difference 24 hours can make.

Still, Obama has had a net loss of points since his peak, a reliable poll or two having him one point down now, and that--historically, for July-- doesn't bode well for him.

Notice that the Left--after screaming "THEFT" and "IILEGITIMACY" after Bush won the electoral college but lost the popular vote in in 2000--are now gleefully fixating on the electoral college map which favors Obama just as McCain closes the gap in the popular vote.

They don't care about that stuff. They only get "principled" about any of that when it suits them.

All they care about is winning by any means necessary, and at any cost.

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain would have picked up 100,000 votes if Cindi had actually entered the Miss 'Chip contest... or gotten a TATT.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

I have noticed lately that Obama is getting rather shrill when he talks about energy policy, and I cannot help but think that whether the polls are truly representative or not, HE clearly believes that they are and he sounds a lot more desperate.

I think, in fairness, that I would be desperate as well if were on record of saying perfectly stupid things about energy and in the meantime the House is in an uproar over the same issue. Pelosi and Reid are not helping their presidential candidate one bit on this topic, and the polls seem to reflect the over-all dissatisfaction with the Congress as a whole.

Nevertheless, I will never forget how Bush, Sr., lost his election to sheer complacency. IMHO, McCain has an election that is his to lose, along with the rest of his party.

3:28 PM  
Blogger John said...

Disagree on the TATT, fj.

What happened at Sayet's? Why did you obliterate yourself? It's like a shooting range over there, and they're sitting, quacking ducks.

James: That '92 election was weird. Bush Sr's complacency was bizzare. I don't know if he was caught off guard (like "I can't believe I'm losing to this guy") or if it was something else that goes into the realm of conspiracy theories (something with the drug running at Mena airport when Clinton was governor and all the murders and "suicides" and stuff involving investigators who got too close, and maybe Bush Sr. knew something about it and Clinton warned, "If you put me down, you're coming with me").

I don't know what it was, but I woud think that as former CIA chief Bush had enough dirt on the draft dodger to put him down if he wanted.

Maybe it was simply a case of Democratic determination and aggression versus complacent and/or angry (RE: "Read my lips") and maybe even burned out Republicans--a dynamic in play now.

One thing's for sure, that election has been studied by Obama's strategists and they're tearing pages out of that playbook (like Kerry did: His "Worst Economy Since The Great Depression" mantra was used to great effect by Clinton, both times at the end of recessions and on the brink of strong recoveries and expansions, fortuitous timing Clinton credits himself for, as Kerry would have if he won).

Recall Candidate Clinton's whitewashed "Man From Hope" bio (he actually grew up in the casino and prostitution town of Hot Springs) and his assertion that "It's time for change" and "Don't be afraid of change" assertions (after 12 years of Reagan/Bush).

The buzzwords: "Hope" and "Change."

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I decided not to share certain info w/our troll friend. Best keep 'em in the dark and feed 'em BS.

6:18 PM  
Blogger John said...

It's over, fj. My counter-insurgency surge worked.

Aside from a few parting shots of spite and the occassional roadside i.e.d. going off (by the throwing in of a molotov cocktail of Kool-Aid), they're done.


"Clinton leaves open the possibility of having her name up for nomination at the forthcoming Democratic convention."

6:02 AM  
Blogger John said...

(^^by Associated Press
Wednesday, August 6, 200)8

6:03 AM  
Blogger nanc said...

john - you'll have to email me at:

if you want an invite - dummy up an addie if you don't want me to have a real one - i'll explain why i've gone private there.

11:18 PM  
Blogger John said...

I can take a good guess why you did, Nanc.

6:57 AM  

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