The Other McCain

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

Another Republican Lie!

In a ludicrously shameless attempt to lower expectations for Thursday’s vice-presidential debate beatdown, RNC chairman Reince Priebus calls Joe Biden “a gifted orator”: “I think people realize that Joe Biden is a gifted orator. He’s very good at rhetoric. And I think he’s very relatable,” Priebus said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Reince — and […]

Fire-Code Capacity: INCREDIBLE Crowd for Romney-Ryan Rally in Virginia

Mitt Romney speaks Thursday at campaign rally in Fisherville, Virginia (Associated Press photo by Charles Dharapak, via Ken Gardner.) Last night’s rally in Fisherville, Virginia, was so crowded, I couldn’t even get inside with media credentials, and really was lucky to get there at all. When I turned off the ramp from I-81 onto I-64, I was […]

VIDEO: Paul Ryan Slams Obama’s ‘Tax Increase Which Would Cost 700,000 Jobs’

“The average tax rate in the industrial world on businesses is 25% and . . . our successful small businesses, a million small businesses, will get hit with a tax increase which would cost us 700,000 jobs if we go down the path the President wants us. We are not going to do that.” — […]

VIDEO: Paul Ryan Says Joe Biden Is ‘Making Up All New Falsehoods’

Ryan was campaigning again in Columbus, Ohio, today: “Just down in Florida yesterday, Vice President Biden was making up all new falsehoods about Social Security and taxes. They’re trying to scare people for political gain. That’s unfortunately the kind of campaign that we’re seeing, as I said, from a President without a record to run […]


Mitt Romney speaks while Sen. Rand Paul (left), vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman listen. DAYTON, Ohio I blogged about the huge crowd for today’s rally at the Dayton Airport Expo Center in Vandalia, including singer Lee Greenwood, and someone on Twitter replied demanding photos, but I couldn’t get photos […]


VANDALIA, Ohio Awaiting the arrival of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at the Dayton Airport Expo Center, an outdoor rally under gray overcast skies. There is a cool wind — it’s about 65 degrees — and intermittent drizzle. A huge crowd of several thousand people here who don’t believe the polls. Seriously, I just conducted […]


CINCINNATI, Ohio At Byers Steel for a Paul Ryan rally and the WiFi is much better than yesterday. The original press release said that Mitt Romney would also be here, but there’s been a schedule change and R-Money won’t join us until this afternoon (2:30 p.m.) at Vandalia. UPDATE: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul introduced Ryan, […]

Scenes From Ryan Rally in Lima, Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio On deadline for The American Spectator now, and just enough time to give a bit of news and some photos. First, here’s an account of Paul Ryan’s speech by Daniel Strauss of The Hill: Paul Ryan delivered a blistering speech against President Obama on foreign policy Monday, saying because of the president’s policies, […]

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