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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Big Clinton lead in Ohio, Quinnipiac poll says

Hillary Clinton enters the final three weeks before the Ohio primary with a lead of 21 percentage points over Barack Obama, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday morning.

It also shows that whoever presumptive GOP nominee John McCain faces this fall, it could be a very close race in Ohio, which will be a critical state for both party nominees.

Quinnipiac, which polls key presidential campaign states, 564 likely Democratic voters between Feb. 6 and this Tuesday, and the results were good news for a Clinton campaign that could use some: 55 percent of Clinton, 34 percent for Obama, with only nine percent undecided.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

The same poll surveyed 1,748 likely Ohio voters and showed a statistical dead heat in head-to-head match-ups with both Obama and Clinton. It showed McCain with 44 percent to 43 percent for Clinton. In a match-up with Obama, McCain took 42 percent to 40 percent for the Illinois senator.

Read the full poll here

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From the McCain campaign:

Senator John McCain wins general election matchups versus Senator Obama and Senator Clinton, the two Democrats remaining in a protracted battle for their party's nomination, according to a Quinnipiac poll released today.

"Ohioans are already rejecting the irresponsible tax-and-spend policies promoted by Senator Obama and Senator Clinton," said Ohio Republican Party Deputy Chairman Kevin DeWine. "The Democrats will promise us the world, but they will only deliver higher taxes and out-of-control spending."

"The differences couldn't be clearer: Senator McCain has a long record of fighting to restrain spending and keep taxes low while the Democrats talk about going after people's wages to pay for their budget-busting plans."


71 Comments:

at 9:49 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2006, the polls were close between Strickland and Blackwell. Strickland won by 24.

After two more years of the Repugnicants running the country into the ground, there is no way McCain can win. He'll be lucky to hold onto the GOP stronghold states in the South and West.

Barack Obama will win at least 40 states. Easily. I could see him winning all 50 actually and the Repugs would basically be finished as a political party. They're nothing more than a criminal enterpise using the shell of a once-formidable opposition party to enrich themselves anyway. I welcome the opportunity to have a worthy political adversary in the future, but in 2008 there is no way the Repugnicants will put up anything close to a credible fight.

 
at 10:06 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell that to the 800 people that showed up at Obama's organizational meeting last night. Fact is Obama has been down 20-30 points in almost every state a few weeks before the primary, but given the opportunity to get face time with an electorate he crushes Hillary. Also, compare the 800 that showed up to actually work for Obama last night with the mere 200 that showed up to talk with Chelsea.

 
at 10:07 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool, we could use Clinton to straighten out this country.

 
at 10:07 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The what poll? Why don't you reference the other polls that show Obama closing the margin against Clinton in TX and OH? Given 3 weeks to campaign in OH and TX, Obama will beat the worn out clinton message and machine. Hillary looks tired and defeated. Obama in 2008 over McCain.

 
at 10:09 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Clinton wins Ohio. I want to see the Dems fight this out at their convention. Howard Dean's "Bozo" leadership has put the Dems in this mess. He should step down as Democratic Chair ASAP!

 
at 10:11 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is likely voters those that have voted before?

If so, many Obama supporters are first time voters.

But then again, young voters are fickle, and may be more talk than anything else.

 
at 10:11 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok this is one poll...surely you can find one poll that is higher for Obie, Ronnie, and Mickey, too?

You really need to be more objective.

Remember how your types had Hill and Rudy as the Annointed ones months and months before?

It was almost as if they were at The White House already measuring the walls and floors for their new "digs" favs...sigh....

 
at 10:15 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading the most recent poll, I decided to vote for Obama.

 
at 10:22 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Chris said...

Looks like we're on our way to having Ohio blow its second consecutive presidential election. At least we can take comfort in our consistent reliability to do the wrong thing. Note to the rest of the country: watch how Ohio is voting, and then vote the complete opposite way, as we will almost assuredly be trying to elect the individual most likely to continue screwing everything up. I mean, just look at our track record...

 
at 10:26 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me what poll had Strickland and Blackwell close?

 
at 10:28 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't the paper supposed to be non-subjective? Then how do you explain a headline that reads "New poll: Ohio race not even close"?

It could just as easily read, "New poll: Ohio race becoming closer."

The last two times Quinnipiac polled in Ohio, Hillary's lead was 32 and then 26 points. Now it's 21.

Given how poorly polls have performed generally during the primaries this year, your headline choice is prejudicial.

 
at 10:30 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The men of Ohio will never vote for Hilary - clearly, because of their smaller brains, a woman could never be President. I think she might cry if she had to visit Kim Jong Il. Lets be realistic here.

 
at 10:31 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

in related news, francisco franco is still dead.

 
at 10:39 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohio will be a blue state this November. We are just waiting to find out who will take the top job - Hillary or Obama. I'm proud of both and will support whoever wins the nomination.

 
at 10:39 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous EJ said...

I was at the Obama organization mtg too last night. Amazing turnout. Everyone could not fit into that church on Reading. Hundreds of people.

 
at 10:41 AM, February 14, 2008 Blogger Glenn said...

I'm a native of Cincinnati, living in Colorado. I went to events for both Obama and Clinton here in Denver. The difference with those events, both shortly before the caucus, was that at the Obama event people came to speak AND speak out on his behalf. They turned a room full of supporters (actually, an arena) into a room full of volunteers. The reality here changed immediately and Obama won easily. I've never seen an individual or campaign be able mobilize like this one, and it will happen in Ohio....

 
at 10:42 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need help with political signs for my yard this year.
I am looking for either

ANYONE 'EXCEPT' HILLARY
or
'NONE OF THE ABOVE' FOR PRESIDENT

 
at 10:45 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It certainly was not just young people at the Obama meeting last night - in fact the majority were folks over 30. I sat next to a very nice "soccer mom" from Montgomery, who happened to be Republican...

 
at 10:55 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was the Enquirer last night, when 800 folks swamped (people sitting in the aisles, standing in the lobby) an Obama organizational kickoff meeting, one organized on less than 24 hours notice?

Might that not send a little different message about excitement towards the campaigns as we head into three weeks of intensive campaigning?

 
at 10:59 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did my comments go?

 
at 11:00 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would a person base their choice of candidate on a poll?

Take the time to research the candidates positions on the issues. Dont pay attention to what they are saying as part of their campaign rhetoric, see what their past track record has been.

Stop being sheep. Don't allow the media to vote for you.

 
at 11:03 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite this poll, Obama will easily win in Ohio. And then become President.

 
at 11:09 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

it must be that relevant John Glenn's endorsement!

really, there is obama support in this state. it will eventually get coverage.

 
at 11:12 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama has virtually no experience. There is no way he is qualified to be cheif executive. Obama was only elected to the Senate in 2004. Four years in the Senate with one year of it campaigning for President. This man is full of conceit if you ask me. Also his campaign speeches are rediculous. Chanting feel good revival meeting like speeches. We can do it! We can change! What nonsense lets hear about policy. How what when where and why. The feel good nonsense hope bla bla bla is useless and voters are stupid enough to fall for it. What do you think will happen to Mr. Feel good when he trys to get the feel good polices past the Republicans. I for one a life long Democrat will not vote for this guy. I would vote for moderate Republican before I vote for no experienced Obama.

 
at 11:14 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

564 people were asked who they support out of how many million people in Ohio??????? all of these polls for politics and everything are a sign or bad news sources having no stories so they find someone who has asked a few (in relation to the whole) people a question and write about it as if it is law, peoples minds need a workout and the ability to think---that's a tough one
clinton is too fake in what she says for me

 
at 11:25 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10:06: Amen to that! It was so thrilling to see that many people ready to help the Obama campaign. I believe Hillary would be somewhat more of the same we've had the last seven years.

 
at 11:31 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Polls Schmolls. They are not very accurate. 564 voters aske in one and 1700 in the other. Other point, "Likely Voters", if the general election turnout is as high as the primararies, it means nothing.

The boys and girls on Capital Hill Run the country, as well as the Federal Court System, Not the President. The President just tries to keep them on the same page. He/She also tries to go in one direction or the other. But in the end it is Congress that decides whether to drive the buggy down that road or not. Way too much hype on Presidential elections. Pay closer attention to who we elect to congress.

 
at 11:34 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous OldeFarte said...

I'm really tired of Republican and Democrat. Damn few people are voting for the PERSON they feel will do the better job. They are voting for the PARTY or RACE or GENDER.

 
at 11:53 AM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama only got elected to the Senate in 2004, four years ago. One year he has spent campagning. I don't think he has enough time as a Senator to perform that role very well. I can see him asking who do I speak to in the Pentagon. How on earth will he lead the US out of Iraq. It will take him months to figue out whom he should be talking to at the Pentagon. Who would you like advising the president? Michelle Obama or Bill Clinton? Obama wouldn't even know the proper procedure for getting legistlation thorgh the Government. His health care proposal won't cover all Americans even if he got it through congress. Obama does not understand economics. He is bashing HRC for NFTA. The country would still be driving Chevies and Fords that last one year AND COST TWICE AS MUCH if not for overseas competition of the car dealers. Secondly, NAFTA, keeps inflation low and that particularily benefits middle class and lower income consumers. Remember the economy under Clinton's administration. Balanced budgets and full employment. Obama will repeal NAFTA which will cause prices to raise everywhere. Secondly, the chants "change" "we can do it" hope are empty meaningless words. The chants may make young voters riled up but the chants are not going to balance social security. The younger generation, should vote for someone who understands econmics because they will bear the burden of the large deficits in social security and federal budgets. Obama polices will make both of these things worse. Oh yes, and his definition of high income $50,000. Umm that isn't high income to me with several children and college expenses. Obama is full of hot air. I will vote for McCain if he gets the nomination and I am a life long Democrat. So lets vote for HRC its not over yet. Obama won't win and if he does it will be a disaster. HRC can still win for sure but we need to quash this Obama nonsense.

 
at 12:12 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Experience" is a non-factor for the eventual Democratic nominee. Hillary has exactly 2 more years of "experience" than Obama in elected office. Being the wife of a popular elected official doesn't make you experienced, except at the "game" of politics and polls.
I can only hope that Ohio voters are as smart as the other voters around the country who see Obama as the only real chance for success for Democrats.

 
at 12:16 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be my pleasure to vote for Barak Obama. Before he came along, I really did not care who our next president was going to be. A vote for Clinton or McClain would be a vote for more of the same in Washington. Those of you who choose not to vote for Obama should ask yourselves why...is it really his "inexperience" or is it something else? The same for Clinton. I have lived in Cincinnati all my life and have voted in every election for the last 40+ years, so I know how Ohioans think.

 
at 12:23 PM, February 14, 2008 OpenID TheTruthSpeaketh said...

It is amazing to see people attempt a swipe at Obama because he supposedly "lacks experience".

If you stack HRC against Barrack, it is quite clear that they both have little or no true executive experience.

Somehow we are supposed to believe that being the first lady is experience? If that is the case, then what about term limits? If she gets credit for that experience, then she should rightly not be able to run for the position she already gained from almost 8 years ago.

Obama is a dreamer and has the makings of a Reagan-esque presidency.

It pains me to say this (I'm fairly conservative), but I would rather see the more liberal Obama in office than the self-anointed Hillary Clinton ...

 
at 12:25 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will end up being a 3 way race and a demogogue will win. The Republicans do not support the leading Republicrat and the apathy has obviously shown by the lead. There will be a surprise conservative 3rd party that will screw everything up. It will come down to this: Independents will vote McCain, Democrats will vote Obama/Hillary (whatever that outcome), and Republican conservatives will vote 3rd party. A democrat will most likely win.

As for me, I think it's time to actively be Libertarian so when the Islamofascists come to take my grandchildren away for not wearing a burka, I might still retain my 2nd amendment right and be brought out of my home feet first.

It has nothing to do with parties, but has everything to do with the freedoms that were fought for in this country. The rate things are going, we are going to be taken over without a bullet ever being fired.

Think about that as your jobs move overseas thanks to Walmart (keep shopping there too, they like your support) and when you lose that job, you have to have healthcare that you have to pay for before you can get a job. Remember that when your house is under foreclosure people.

 
at 12:31 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous,

How short-term is your memory? Does the name Rep. William Jefferson ring a bell? How about $90,000 in cold hard cash in his freezer?

Politicians from both parties can be, and are often times corrpupted, but this isn't a one sided situation. If nothing else, corrpuption is the leading arguement for term-limits. Just my $0.02. Jeff

 
at 12:32 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a lifelong Republican, I can only say one thing:
GO HILLARY!
That will ensure McCain will win!!!!

 
at 12:34 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

On behalf if men everywhere, let me apologize for anon 10:30 AM. He's a knuckle-dragging idiot who is afraid of women, and probably because he has a very small you know what in his pants.

 
at 12:53 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

the president should resemble what the country needs at a given time. we need a leader who will be kind to the world and unite folks; this could ultimately bring an economy back around and also make progress on environmental issues . its possible there are too many elephants here that dont care about the grass they walk on. at any rate, obama is right this time around simply because we havent had such a charismatic and wonderfully idealed leader since the 60's.

its the ideals more than anything that make him qualified...and i dont mean any bozos blinded by their own sunday school. im sayin how many more politicians do we need to give us the nancy grace BS before we settle on someone who truly believes we can all do wonders for ourselves and each other.

wake up ohio your parents were raised when common sense was still being debated

 
at 12:55 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama organizational meetings in other cities last night also drew huge crowds (~1000 in Columbus and also large numbers in Toledo). Trust the polls, if you like but get ready for a huge Obama wave to hit Ohio!

 
at 1:21 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of change and hope? Be honest you only choose candidates between two parties and both are controlled by big corporations? Go to digg all of them, including Senator Obama, they are all the same, get big money from wall street, and alway prepare to sell off this country! Go to check who is behind them. Wake up, new face doesn't mean new change, and that's unbeatable truth! Just think about 8 years ago, you all put George Bush into White House, shame on all of us, still play silly game and believe nonsense hope built by Corporations!

 
at 1:31 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that the same Kevin Dewine, state rep., who voted for all of Bob Taft's tax increases?!

 
at 1:50 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems the pimping of Chelsae is paying off.

 
at 1:56 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary will not win Ohio. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland's main newspaper, endorsed Obama. Michael Coleman, Mayor of Columbus, has endorsed Obama. Hillary Clinton doesn't even have an office open in Cincinnati yet while Obama's opened today. Polls, smolls...800 people in Cincinnati are fired up and ready to go for Obama! Even if they split Ohio, it's a loss for Hillary who needs to give 60% of every state left to catch Barack. She doesn't have the money or support to make up so much ground in so little time. She's lost 8 states in a row and it will be 10 after Wisconsin and Hawaii. All of a sudden, she dominates on March 4th? Not going to happen.

 
at 2:16 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama hasn't taken any money from lobbyist and the majority of his campaign contributions are comming from average Americans who are ready for change. If you don't see a difference between the parties and candidates perhaps you should do some more research or even sit this ellection out. We need educated citizens who are informed before they vote. Otherwise we could end up with Bush III = McCain & his 100 year war / occupation.

 
at 2:26 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Ron Thompson said...

Hillary Clinton's chief strategist Mark Penn is a union buster, has ties to Blackwater, and is truly a SCUMBAG. I am shocked the media doesn't pay more attention to this.

 
at 2:49 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't believe polls administered this way. They are taking a sample of registered voters (not newly registered) and calling them. Problems: 1) Many young (and newly motivated) people have registered recently. 2) Many don't have landline phone numbers, relying instead on their cell phones. While QU's figures are correct for the people they reach, they're missing a large group of young people. In the past, they didn't vote in big numbers, so the polls remained fairly accurate. Not so in this primary season.

 
at 2:51 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 10:42 comments were so great, I had to reiterate the same idea here again...

On the ballot this November:
1. McCain
2. Hillary or Obama
3. Anyone but Hillary
4. Neither 1 or 2

#4 would win with 50%. #3 would be a close second with 30%. #1 & #2 would tie with 10%.

 
at 3:18 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

BYE BYE OBAMA!
HAD ENOUGH, VOTE CLINTON 2008 !

 
at 3:46 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post, 2:51 - that was my laugh for the day!

 
at 4:07 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only has Hilary lead in early polls in nearly every state, only to have Sen. Obama close the gap on caucus/primary day... you also have to consider that this poll began its "polling" before his sweep this weekend. You cannot discount momentum...especially in its power to sway those "undecideds".

 
at 4:42 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading some of the comments listed. I can hear the hatred in some voices. Sad. Voting is what this country is about.I am excited that so many are talking. That young adults and people who have never voted are voting. This is the real change. Whoever is elected.

 
at 4:46 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this wasn't the most racist city I've ever lived in I would say Obama will win Ohio hands down. Unfortunately there are a bunch of backward ass people here in Ohio who still think the GOP has a chance at any leadership position. Fat Chance. People of goodwill are comming together. "Out of many, we are ONE"

OBAMA 2008!

 
at 4:51 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the people who can't stand the thought of a woman or a black man for president. When one of them is president will enjoy a better life style than they have know. Unless The are Richie Rich. They won't admit that life is better. Afraid of anything new, different. Thankfully narrow minds are opening. Ignorant minds will remain closed.

 
at 4:52 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dems be carefull there may be an Republican plot to inflate votes of Clinton and Obama as to cause asplit in the party. Hold fast to your candidates and who ever wins the primary, VOTE for them, dont become discouraged and not vote at all.

 
at 4:53 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Break out the violins...boo hoo...

the delicate little flower who posted at 4:42 PM read something on this blog that hurt her wittle feelings...

 
at 5:10 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good advice 4:53pm - I'm with you, and from the look of things the Democrats are ready and proud to stand up and vote for whoever wins the nomination Hillary or Obama. Just wait until we have a candidate you will see evidence of unity in the Democrat party everywhere that counts.

 
at 5:34 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The polls last fall had Strickland leading by 15 to 20 percentage points. I thought it was high, but the vote was consistent. I do not know what polls the other Mr. Anonymous was looking at. My came from a web site called Real Clear Politics.

 
at 8:27 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first poster in this thread indicated that the Blackwell/Strickland race was close in the polls. I guess he figures no one can remember 2006. Blackwell trailed the whole time in the polls and few people gave him any chance to win. Maybe Obama is unstoppable, but if you are so sure, why make things up about prior campaigns?

 
at 8:28 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

well in my opinion they both suck. i think obama has no idea what hes talking about and as for clinton shes to stuck on herself and wont be any better than what we have. Vote Ron Paul 2008 :) do some research people they arent obama and clinton arent they only people running.

 
at 10:16 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary is boring and Obama is unelectable. What a choice for the Democrats. The Party split will not be repared by November. Those celebrating a Democrat presidential victory NOW are premature. Congress is different. The Dems will increase their numbers.

 
at 10:55 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

rlynnt (See profile | I'm a fan of rlynnt)
"I believe her story that she voted to let the inspectors back in"
Excuse me? The TITLE of the bill was "Authorization to Send Military Troops into Iraq". That's right, MILITARY TROOPS NOT INSPECTORS. Plus, there was a line which specifically read that the President could send those troops in "as he saw fit", which meant he did not have to come back to Congress for permission. She was WRONG.
Also, when he is sworn in as President, Obama will have as much experience as an elected official as any President in the last 30 years - more than most. Certainly more than Hillary Clinton.
Furthermore, neither Carter, Reagan, Bill Clinton or George W. had any experience whatsoever as an elected official in Washington before they became President.
Obama has already made significant changes in the way politics are allowed to be played and our government is run by co-sponsoring two bills which have already been passed into law. One severely restricts the influence of lobbyists and the other makes our government more transparent. He has already started bringing our government back to the American people and this is exactly the kind of change he is talking about.
Foreign policy? Hey, he had the good judgment and the courage to speak out forcibly against the war even though it could have easily cost him the Senate seat he was running for at the time. He also co-authored a bill, which has become law, intiating policy on reducing the proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world.
And, finally, he has managed his campaign much more effectively than any other candidate. He has shown innovation in coming up with jaw-dropping amounts of money for specific goals, without going into debt - which is an excellent skill in a president. He also filled positions of importance with the right people on the first try. So we probably won't have the Brownie, Gonzales and Wolfowitz problems down the line.
In all ways, he is the best qualified and best suited to be President of the United States. No one else even comes close.
Go to Huffington: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tony-sachs/the-gop-couldnt-take-dow_b_86188.html#postComment

 
at 11:00 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

rlynnt (See profile | I'm a fan of rlynnt)
"I believe her story that she voted to let the inspectors back in"
Excuse me? The TITLE of the bill was "Authorization to Send Military Troops into Iraq". That's right, MILITARY TROOPS NOT INSPECTORS. Plus, there was a line which specifically read that the President could send those troops in "as he saw fit", which meant he did not have to come back to Congress for permission. She was WRONG.
Also, when he is sworn in as President, Obama will have as much experience as an elected official as any President in the last 30 years - more than most. Certainly more than Hillary Clinton.
Furthermore, neither Carter, Reagan, Bill Clinton or George W. had any experience whatsoever as an elected official in Washington before they became President.
Obama has already made significant changes in the way politics are allowed to be played and our government is run by co-sponsoring two bills which have already been passed into law. One severely restricts the influence of lobbyists and the other makes our government more transparent. He has already started bringing our government back to the American people and this is exactly the kind of change he is talking about.
Foreign policy? Hey, he had the good judgment and the courage to speak out forcibly against the war even though it could have easily cost him the Senate seat he was running for at the time. He also co-authored a bill, which has become law, intiating policy on reducing the proliferation of nuclear weapons around the world.
And, finally, he has managed his campaign much more effectively than any other candidate. He has shown innovation in coming up with jaw-dropping amounts of money for specific goals, without going into debt - which is an excellent skill in a president. He also filled positions of importance with the right people on the first try. So we probably won't have the Brownie, Gonzales and Wolfowitz problems down the line.
In all ways, he is the best qualified and best suited to be President of the United States. No one else even comes close.
Go to HuffingtonPost:

 
at 11:20 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone except Monica's boyfreind's wife!!

 
at 11:24 PM, February 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monica Lewinsky's ex-boyfriend's wife will win the Democrat nomination and lose the general election. To secure her primary victory she and her profligate hubby will call in every IOU, tweak every opportunity for extortion, bribery, threats and intimidation and raise holy hell in general throughout the ranks of the Jackass party and get 'er done.
If the Democrat national convention is brokered, watch the Clintstone machine go to work with teeth, hair and eyeballs flying all over the place, especially in the area surrounding the so-called "super delegates." The Dems fear the Clintstone machine and rightly so. People who cross Bill and Hill pay a dear price. Ask Vince Foster, Web Hubbell, the former employees of the White House Travel Office, Ron Brown and a whole list of bimbos who dallied too often or too long with Bill, sometimes against their will. What despicable, low-class people these Clintstones are. No wonder they're Democrats. In the Jackass party, anything goes, baby.

The reason she'll lose the general election? Who in their right mind would want Hillrod to be Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces in time of war?!

 
at 12:18 AM, February 15, 2008 Blogger Deborah said...

I prefer Obama because...Obama understands that change must come from the people. Their is no 'savior' that we must keep waiting for. We keep sending people to Washington to do the people's business, and, onece in Washington, they end up doing what benefits them. Obama wants us to realize that WE THE PEOPLE have the power to make change, change has to start with us. We can't depend on anyone to make the change for us. This brings to mind the story of the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy, the main character, is swept away to another land and her only wish is to return home, but she does not know how to get back home. She seeks help from many people, and goes through many changes. In the end she is told that she could have returned home at any moment, and that she had always had the power to do so. Needless to say, once Dorothy realized she could return home on her own accord, she did. To me, this is the message Obama carries to the people of America through his words. He wants us to realize that it is up to us to change the way government works; and if elected President he will make the workings of the government transparent, so that WE THE PEOPLE will be able to see what is going on, and have our voices truly heard. This is an idea that I have never heard of before, and I am looking forward to the experience.

 
at 3:10 AM, February 15, 2008 Blogger John said...

When, how and where did Hillary Clinton demonstrate her infamous economic wisdom and foresight while Alan Greenspan was warning of irrational exuberance as the subprime housing loans were created and pandered during her husband's administration and her husband supported China's entry into the World Trade Organization without any conditions such as protecting the environment or labor and property rights to levels that are comparable to western standards?

Today China is not only a leading contributor to environmental pollution and global warming (thank you very much Mr. Nobel Laureate, Al Gore), it's also pushing up oil and other commodity prices, taking our jobs and stealing our intellectual property.

As a Republican-leaning independent, I will vote for Barack Obama if he is the Democratic nominee but I will not vote for Hillary Clinton.

 
at 9:01 AM, February 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is always saying Change, change change. What change is he really talking about? Change for enixperience to run the office, change from white to black? What do you really mean of change Mr. Obama. Accept it or not..if MR. obama us the president, the country will be run by advisers.

 
at 1:26 PM, February 15, 2008 Anonymous McCain is The Manchuran Candidate said...

Anon 9:01 please go back to 3rd grade and learn to spell and the basics of grammar. Typical knuckle-dragging reich-winger.

Talking about onexperience, McInsane has never ever run anything. He's been sitting on his can in the senate fpr decades. McCain has flip-flopped on every view he once claimed to hold in order to appeal to the right wingers. He has embraced every one of Bush's polocies, and promises more of the same. A vote for McCain is a vote for a 3rd Bush term.

 
at 11:39 PM, February 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Republican
I am voting for Obama
They forgot to call me

 
at 1:25 AM, February 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Obama: Sounds right
Prsident Clinton: Sounds so last century, with stench of scandal and absence of ethics
President McCain: as in "drain".

 
at 9:55 AM, February 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

PRESIDENT BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA sounds like a "leader" in Iran or maybe a member of Louis Farikkan's inner circle.

 
at 1:29 AM, February 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Queen Hitlery Rodram Clinton and B. Hussein Obama are a couple of unqualified hack politicians. I wouldn't trust either one of them to run a lemonade stand, let alone the USA.

 
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