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Palin Postmortem

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in Elections

I, personally, don’t like Palin. I like her more than Biden and I like her more than Obama, but I disagree with about two thirds of her political agenda. That said, I think she could have made a perfect running mate if McCain had simply been himself – the maverick – rather than the generic Republican he turned into. Instead, her pick was a blunder of strategy. She’s probably not ready for the national stage but that’s not what tanked the campaign.

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Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 in Elections

John, find your center, call out Obama on his economic policy, point out his inexperience, call bullshit on his latest attacks against you, and for the love of god, get back to basics. Time’s ticking. The election is slipping away from you. The moment of truth is here. Put up or shut up.

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RNC Roundup: Thursday

Posted by Janus on Thursday, September 4, 2008 in Elections

Tonight’s speakers included, among others, Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, Former Senate Minority Leader Bill Frist, Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Tom Ridge, Cindy McCain, and of course, John McCain.

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RNC Roundup: Wednesday

Posted by Janus on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 in Elections

Tonight was the second night of presentations made at the Republican National Convention. The speakers included Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota, former presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and Rudy Giuliani, Governor Linda Lingle of Hawaii, and the vice presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska.

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RNC Roundup: Tuesday

Posted by Janus on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 in Elections

Yesterday, the Republican National Convention was convened and the evening activities suspended in deference to the threat posed by Hurricane Gustav to New Orleans. Today, with the worst of Gustav seemingly behind us, the convention went into full swing. The major guests of the evening included first lady Laura Bush, a remote appearance by President George H. W. Bush from Washington D.C., former candidate Fred Thompson, and on again off again Democrat Joe Lieberman.

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