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Daily Archives: October 15, 2008
Obama commends John McCain for his stance on torture, but then ties McCain to George Bush’s economic policies. Deft political ju-jitsu by Obama:
Evolution? The Fossils Say Yes: In the NY TIMES Today is an Extensive Report on Tiktaalic, a Fossil Fish/Amphibian Transition
Money quote from the Times science article: In a new study of a fossil fish that lived 375 million years ago, scientists are finding striking evidence of the intermediate steps by which some marine vertebrates evolved into animals that walked … Continue reading
There are just 20 days to the election, and Republican John McCain is down in the national polls by about 8 points. Because the third debate did nothing to shake-up the dynamics of the election, this will be the story … Continue reading
Breathtaking: I spent a little bit of time at the Obama state HQ in Columbus yesterday. It was jaw dropping. They had taken over an old mega-church. The first floor was a warren of staffers running around all very young … Continue reading
Dr. McStrangelove?: In Debate #3, John McCain Seems to Channel Dr. Strangelove, Having Trouble Not Jumping Out of His Chair With Anger
Dreher: McCain was two tics away from a vein-popping “You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson moment, I felt. At one point, I thought: Which one of these men would I want in the White House when the 3 a.m. … Continue reading
A CBS News poll of uncommitted voters says Obama won debate #3 handily: As in the previous debates, CBS News and Knowledge Networks have conducted a nationally representative poll of uncommitted voters to get their immediate reaction to tonight’s presidential debate. … Continue reading
In debate #3, all that John McCain blinking, and goofy smiling, and weird expressions, and lost trains of thought, and tense high-held shoulders, recalled (for me) Dr. Strangelove. I think McCain is officially done:
This is just too creepy—and cuts a bit too close to home. American politics really has become a parody of a parody: For a further reflection on absurd demonization—through the prism of Nathaniel Hawthorn’s story “Young Goodman Brown”—see here.
Does Republican McCain’s Pre-Debate Jousting with Obama Foreshadow His Diplomatic Skills? If So, Heaven Help Us!
Everytime we see John McCain in the midst of a serious adult decision, he becomes unpredictable and erratic, flailing about in a peculiar fashion, and ultimately screwing it up big time (think Sarah Palin and his infamous and maudlin “I’m suspending … Continue reading