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My prayer: IF there is a GOD in Heaven, PLEASE GOD if YOU truly LOVE us, don't give us another FAITH BASED president EVER!
He isn't faith based. That is a term applied to GWB as an underlying way to continually bash religion. He is as much faith based as Obama and McCain who are also trying to use religion to win. It's really quite simple that saying, "I love God" gets you votes, and it has nothing to do with faith whatsoever. It frustrates me to no end when I see these cliche statements being used without thought by educated people that I enjoy from a writing standpoint.
I note with some interest that the Obama camp is fumbling its energy message. This can be a real problem for Obama. With gasoline at $4.25 and rising, the average voter is more willing to entertain the notion of drilling here in the U.S. If he remains too closely wed to Green interests, he may do more harm to his campaign (by his own hand) than any Republican could hope to, under the current circumstances. We should expect to see Republicans make more headway on the energy issue as s the price of diesel reaches $6.00 per gallon. I choose this one thing because it alone will play a big role in the transport costs that affect the prices of our food. McCain's surrogates aren't pushing very hard, and yet they are making headway.
Speaking of Libertarians, I think it might be THEM who gets to play 'spoiler' in this election cycle. Nader is not going to be a factor. Because Libertarians run candidates at all levels, it could be that they MIGHT take just enough from the Republicans or the Democrats to change the out come of the Presidential contest. That would be an historical first for them. It would also back up my thesis that third parties are starting to matter.
Speaking of Libertarians, I think it might be THEM who gets to play 'spoiler' in this election cycle. Because Libertarians run candidates at all levels, it could be that they MIGHT take just enough from the Republicans or the Democrats to change the out come of the Presidential contest. That would be an historical first for them. It would also back up my thesis that third parties are starting to matter.
Louisville, Ky. Sonny Landham carved out a tough-guy reputation in a series of big-screen roles, from roughing up Sylvester Stallone to getting tossed out a window by Carl Weathers. He pulls no punches in his newest role: Libertarian challenger to a man known for political toughness, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Now 67 and living in northeastern Kentucky, the man who played Billy Bear in "48 Hours" and was killed by an alien in "Predator" admits his action-movie days are behind him.
Landham refers to McConnell, a four-term Republican, as "Boss Hogg" after the corrupt politician from "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show. He bluntly called Democratic candidate and millionaire businessman Bruce Lunsford an "elitist." Even President Bush is a target: "He took us into a war on lies," Landham said, claiming the actual intent was "to put 'Big Oil' back into Iraq."
To qualify for the November ballot, Landham must collect at least 5,000 valid petition signatures by Aug. 12. State Libertarian Party Chairman Ken Moellman said the petition drive began recently and he believes Landham will make it.
But the bid includes some campaign baggage that seems scripted for Hollywood, instead of socially conservative Kentucky. Early in his acting career in the 1970s, Landham bared it all in adult films. Landham also served more than 2 1/2 years in federal prison after being convicted of making threatening and obscene phone calls to his ex-wife. The conviction was thrown out by a federal appeals court that found he committed no crime.
Libertarians, with their "live and let live" philosophy, look past his history. This isn't the first dabbling in politics for Landham, who struggled to get odd jobs after being released from prison. Now he still dabbles in acting, but Social Security checks and an acting pension are his main income.
Landham is as blunt on issues as he is skewering rivals. He equates abortion with murder. He supports scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement. As for political correctness, he said, "PC is BS. Say what you mean, mean what you say." Moellman said such unscripted frankness will grab voter attention.
"Sonny is very upfront," he said. "You ask Sonny a question, he'll tell you the answer. He isn't going to pull any punches, which is why I know this race is going to be a lot of fun." news.yahoo.com...
In recent days, Barack Obama has gone back on his pledge with withdraw completely from Iraq. This move, no matter how centrist it may be, is a priceless gift for John McCain. When Obama caves in on the matter of domestic drilling ... which he must .... we could see a new strategy from the McCain camp. Once again, I says, Obama is his own worst enemy in a race that is his to lose.
Although I haven't found a source I believe that Nixon was quoted as saying that to win a primary a Republican had to move to the right and in order to win an election a Republican had to move towards the center . My main concern with Obama continuing the war in Iraq is that in order to appease his supporters his admin interfere in the running of the war just like Rumsfeld did .
It would go a long way towards saving the GOP a lot of pain and time in the wilderness ... if ... the Bush administration would push the Iraqis to ask us to leave on a timetable. The next President will get most of the credit for that departure, but it would 'heal' some of the Republican wounds. I don't see that happening because, as Don says, GOP oil interests are not satisfied.
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
It would go a long way towards saving the GOP a lot of pain and time in the wilderness...if...the Bush administration would push the Iraqis to ask us to leave on a timetable. The next President will get most of the credit for that departure, but it would 'heal' some of the Republican wounds. I don't see that happening becuase, as Don says, GOP oil interests are not satisfied.
The price of gas by itself might be enough to turn out Democrats in force. GOP voters will be down in the dumps,and willing to stay home. I am no fan of Obama, but I am willing to call 'emn as I sees 'em.