McCain is a solid Senator when it Tabela comes to fiscal matters. He opposes wasteful spending; as John posted yesterday he has no pork projects, in contrast to the Democratic candidates. He opposed the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts, saying (Edit: in 2001) that "I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us at the expense of middle-class Americans who need tax relief." But his current platform is inadequate to address the challenges currently facing America, and he betrays a fundamental lack of economic understanding as to the pros and cons of tax cuts.
Apparently more than a few northeast Ohio Republicans decided to cross over in the March 4th primary and presumably vote for Hillary Clinton by choosing a Democratic partisan ballot.
We're used to hearing about partisans trying to game the system by voting insincerely for a candidate that they don't support. Democrats attempted exactly the same thing in Michigan by voting for Mitt Romney since they knew their votes for President would not be counted due to DNC rules. But Ohio law is very different from Michigan law regarding the procedure in primary elections.
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As I sat there watching the results Super Tuesday evening, the airwaves were filled with news from the day about how prominent conservatives like Limbaugh and Coulter, among others, were coming out strongly against McCain. James Dobson came out swinging as well. Glen Beck said he support Hillary because McCain just won't do. His ulterior motive is a repeat of 1994 in 2010 with the GOP taking back Congress.
Here we go! Post your final predictions for Super Tuesday. You can do either Dem or GOP or both. Whoever comes closest will have bragging rights as the best SC predictor :) No need to predict actual delegate counts. Also you don't need to do all states or go state by state. If you feel like it, just give the approximate number of states won, maybe some really contested states results, who's hurt, who's helped, what happens after Super Tuesday.
I'll post my predictions in comments!
Below is my recap & post-mortem on the Giuliani candidacy. It is completely from memory (except for double-checking timing of poll numbers), so I may be forgetting some facts (which I assume others will add). Forgive the slight formatting problem with the bullets.
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A bunch of political bigwigs are making noises about the need for "bipartisanship" in the next President's administration . These bigwigs include Mike Bloomberg, Chuck Hagel, and several former Senators. While these politicians seem to be as respectable as any politician, their call for "unity" and "bipartisanship" creeps me out. They probably view their project as the embodiment of George Washington's warnings against factionalism , but I have a feeling that the reality would be more akin to fascism.
David Frum is is trying to be cool . Yep, he sees other yawning beltway insiders taking silly pokes at Ron Paul that look like they took about 5 minutes of research....from reading other such pieces...and decides to join the fun. After all, other pundits are doing it, right?
Well, some people took notice of Frum's foppishness.
First, Tom Woods has a short piece called David Frum: I'm Smarter than Ron Paul
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In the November 26 issue of Newsweek, Markos Moulitsas has a one-page essay entitled "Make the Bush Record the Issue" in which he makes the case that Democrats
. . . should and will use Bush and his destructive policies on the campaign trail as the primary example of what happens when people who hate government are elected to run it. The message will be that Bush isn't a historical anomaly: he's the embodiment of modern conservatism.
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At least CNN is consistent. At the Democratic debate, CNN was faced with planted Democratic operatives and activists asking questions, and at the Republican debate, there were Democratic operatives and activists asking questions. At the very minimum, CNN is guilty of false advertising. They promised one thing...
"There are quite a few things you might describe as Democratic 'gotchas,' and we are weeding those out," Mr. Bohrman said. CNN wants to ensure that next Wednesday’s Republican event is "a debate of their party."
The debate format remains the same as it did for Democrats in July. CNN's political team will review the submissions and choose about 40 videos that can be used Wednesday. David Bohrman, CNN's Washington bureau chief and the mastermind behind the format, said he heard from two campaigns - he won't name which - expressing concerns about the selection process and the perceived liberal bias of CNN, dubbed by many conservatives as the "Clinton News Network."
"Some of the Republican candidates don't trust us. They're not completely convinced that we're going to wean out the Democratic gotcha questions," Bohrman said. "But I've been very clear from the beginning: This will be a Republican debate, and the goal is to let Republican voters see their candidates."
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This morning's New York Times carries a detailed account of how the U.S. relied on an Iraqi to distribute U.S.-supplied weapons, including AK-47 assault rifles, Glock pistols and heavy machine guns, to Iraqi police forces. Needless to say, the Iraqi "turned the armory into his own private arms bazaar with the seeming approval of some American officials and executives..."