The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Country’s Going Straight to Hell, But at Least We’ve Got a ‘Likeable’ President

Random adults: [M]ore than seven in 10 are dissatisfied with the current state of the economy, and just more than a third are either “very” or “fairly” confident in Obama’s ability to promote a strong and growing economy. And 60 percent believe the coming year will be a time to hold back and save because […]

FROM OHIO: POLLS, POLLS, POLLS

CINCINNATI, Ohio Pete Da Tech guy disassembles a Quinnipiac Poll that has samples of D+7 in Florida and D+8 in both Florida and Ohio, so that while Mitt Romney handily wins independent voters in both states, he nonetheless trails Obama by 1 point in Florida, 2 points in Virginia and 5 points in Ohio. These […]

‘Media Credibility Day Is Coming’

When the Associated Press finally took notice of “surging” crowds at Romney-Ryan rallies, Da Tech Guy laughed — like me, he’s covered multiple Romney campaign events and had seen big, enthusiastic crowds all along. Now Sam Youngman of Reuters takes notice: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is recovering ground in the critical swing state of Ohio as he rises […]

Cheryl Voted for Obama in 2008, But …

. . . this time in New Hampshire? Not so much: Governor Romney challenged each member of the crowd to speak to one Obama voter to convince them to change their minds this time around. The visuals were excellent and it seemed hard work of the volunteers paid off. My interviews after the event suggested […]

DaTechGuy Was With Mitt In Bow, NH

by Smitty Da Tech Guy brings you Fedora on the ground reporting from NH. The Romney event was solemn, beginning with the invocation:Lord rest the victims, strengthen the survivors, and point toward justice for the perpetrator. Mitt sounds truly Presidential here: In Florida, President Obama: “Even as we learn how this happened and who’s responsible, […]

Axis Of Fedora Puts Another Two Under The Brim

by Smitty Yesterday at the Barack Obama Elizabeth Warren channeling (quotation is from Roanoke, but I doubt they reloaded the teleprompter) the Axis of Fedora enrolled a couple of new members, joining the ranks of SWAC Girl and Fishersville Mike. Welcome aboard, Marooned in Marin and some guy named Aaron Worthing. The Axis of Fedora […]

Zilla On Da Tech Guy’s Show

by Smitty As fortune would have it, I’m off to a retirement ceremony for my boss last year in Afghanistan, so I shan’t call in and harass. Nevertheless, the details are here, and you will be energized by taking in Pete’s show, which I can attest comes in just fine over the internet. Also on […]

I Keep Saying: “People Don’t Scale”

by Smitty Da Tech Guy catches up on Brett Kimberlin and Wisconsin, and makes the following observation: With Wisconsin looking horrible and the National election starting to show signs of the cracks that have been obvious for a year the party has to go all in to keep 2012 from being a rout that shatters […]

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