Friday, October 31, 2008

More Election Optimism

Today Rush Limbaugh said, "My gut is starting to talk to me. As you know and as I discussed over the course of the previous week, my gut was not giving me any indication whatsoever, and my gut started talking to me last night. Barack is headed back to Iowa. That should be a lock. It's a dead heat. Sarah Palin headed there on Monday, to Dubuque. Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Nevada -- well throw Pennsylvania out of there -- Florida, Ohio, Nevada, look like pretty good McCain certainties here, pretty good, depending on who you listen to... There's a lot of movement, and even the Drive-Bys are starting to chronicle this."

Tonight, for the first time in weeks, McCain is reported to have pulled into the lead in a national poll. The Drudge Report headlines that the latest Zogby poll shows McCain moving ahead of Obama, 48%-47%.

If you toss out the wildest polls, several others have the race reasonably close or within the margin of error.

John Podhoretz has a great summary, 10 Reasons Why McCain Might Win.

Although the media tried to cast Obama's Iowa stop today as the candidate nostalgically returning to the place where his candidacy started, as Rush notes, it was an interesting choice for the final weekend of the campaign. The McCain campaign claims Iowa is a dead heat, and Obama's campaign schedule probably reflects that that is reality.

Let's face it, the polls are all over the map, and some of them are likely weighted with the intent of demoralizing conservative voters.

Tuesday is the only poll that matters. So McCain-Palin voters, go VOTE!!

Update: Hmmmm. I can possibly understand a desire for a degree of holiday privacy, but Obama running with his costumed daughter to get away from the press on Halloween night does not seem to me to be the action of a happy, comfortable man. Is he stressed out by his internal poll numbers, perhaps? One wonders.

The Obama girls dressed as an evil fairy and a corpse bride.

Governor Palin's youngest children were a snow princess and an elephant. A rather interesting contrast -- happy and cheerful costumes for one family, versus evil and ugly on the other side. Yes, maybe I'm overanalyzing, but it kinda makes you think a bit.

A Dallas Morning News reporter who was bounced from the Obama campaign plane today -- along with reporters from two other papers which had the temerity to endorse McCain -- writes "Nothing says 'morning in America' like 'corpse bride.'"


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