The Longest Now


An acorn of politics
Wednesday October 15th 2008, 2:16 am
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The Bradley effect :  1982-era pollster Lance Tarrance notes: it never existed.  

Cloture cut : Democrats approach even odds to win 60 seats in the Senate; RNC eyes $5M bailout for GOP senators

Veteran votesDisabled American Veterans and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, non-partisan groups that rank politicians, give Obama high marks and McCain failing ones.  The details are interesting.

ACORN : The focus on this vote registration group, and the representation of its power to influence elections, is full of confusion… I can’t for the life of me see why it has become a cause of the moment.

Campaign neurosis : campaign collapses tend to reflect deep problems.  McCain’s brother blames un-mccain message control

Buckley is allowed to resign his NRO column… critics say he was never really a Conservative to begin with.  How is that again?

And these two are particularly powerful: 

  • Zach Exley (thank you, Arianna) launches an already-legendary series on the impact of Obama’s  “New Organizers” – a newly empowering approach to organized, volunteer-lead field networks.  Hekebolos follows up. 
  • Christopher Hitchens writes “Vote For Obama : MCCAIN LACKS THE CHARACTER AND TEMPERAMENT TO BE PRESIDENT. AND PALIN IS SIMPLY A DISGRACE.” 

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Why is Hitchens’ endorsement particularly powerful? He came unhinged several years ago, in his acrimonious hard-to-watch fight with his colleagues at the Nation. Since then, his predictions and analysis have been generally scary, and he has wholly bought into the idea of America as beacon of democracy, blah, blah, bomb them, blah.

Comment by Jacob Rus 10.15.08 @ 8:33 am



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