"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (AND) Voter Registration Flashpoints : Ohio Secretary Of State's Web Site Hacked

Tell McCain to End the Politics of Hate

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 46%. The race has remained very stable over the past month and Obama’s support has not dipped below 50% in nearly a month (see trends).

Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters now say that Obama is a better leader than McCainwhile 42% hold the opposite view. That’s the first time all year that Obama has held the advantage on this question (see trends).

Election 2008

Colorado Presidential Election | Obama 51%, McCain 46%

Florida Presidential Election | McCain 49%, Obama 48%

Missouri Presidential Election | Obama 49% McCain 44%

North Carolina Pres. Election | Obama 51% McCain 48%

McCain Back on Top in Ohio

Ohio Presidential Election | McCain 49% Obama 47%

Here we go again Ohio! The current poll finds McCain with his highest level of support since mid-September. But it’s hard to classify Ohio as anything but a pure toss-up. For four straight weeks, the two candidates have been within two points of each other or closer. During that time, neither man has topped 49% support or fallen below 47%. If the four polls are averaged together, Obama and McCain are within a half-point of each other. This is one state where the sanctity and validity of ballot have to protested at all cost!

As Election Nears, Allegations Of Potential Voter Fraud Continue

Ohio Secretary Of State's Web Site Hacked

Voters Fed Up With Political Phone Calls

Voters' Voice: Eyes On Chillicothe


In 2004, Ohio voted 50 percent for Bush, and 48 percent for Kerry. Chillicothe voters came within .98 of a percentage point of the statewide totals, Kaylor reported.

In 2000, when the state voted for Bush and Gore, Chillicothe voters were right on, as their totals were just .05 of a percentage point different from the state's totals.

Those close results reflect the diversity of the population with a giant regional hospital, state prisons, a paper mill and agricultural businesses. The city also includes different levels of education that reflect the state's opinions and concerns.

"I think the economy is the big issue right now," said resident Bob Etling. "They are very upset with the way things have been over the last eight years. They are not really sure how it's going to go the next four."

Heading into November's election, many voters in Chillicothe were looking for change.

"We trusted, I think, the people we sent to Washington to look out for us," said Bill Hersh. "I don't think they did."

Longtime resident Connie Hartmus said she and others were uneasy about the future.

"It is fear and I think it is concern," Hartmus said.

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Dark days in Dayton, Ohio | November '08 is not a good time to be looking for a job in Dayton, Ohio

Obama’s Lead Jumps to Ten in Virginia

Virginia Presidential Election | Obama 54% McCain 44%

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Rasmussen Reports data indicates that Obama currently has the edge in every state won by John Kerry four years ago. However, of the states won by George Bush, McCain is trailing in four and five others are considered a toss-up. As a result, Electoral College projections now show Obama leading 260-163. When “leaners” are included, Obama leads 300-174. A total of 270 Electoral Votes are needed to win the White House.

Rasmussen Markets data shows Obama is given a 84.5 % chance of winning in November (see market expectations for key states).

The 50-State Summary of the Presidential Race.

55% Say Media More Biased This Year in Campaign Coverage

Obama Trusted More than McCain on Seven of 10 Electoral Issues

Obama Ahead by 20 in New York

Obama Opens 17-Point Lead in Connecticut


The Supreme Court and the Election: What's at Stake

Bachmann's Seat Up For Grabs | Censure Michele Bachmann

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's McCarthyite rant about investigating alleged "anti-American" members of Congress may cost her a job.

Bachmann's Democratic opponent, El Tinklenberg, has raised over $640,000 since Bachmann's Hardball appearance on Friday. Her GOP primary challenger, Aubrey Immelman, announced her intention to run as a write-in candidate. Over 52,000 people have signed a petition to censure Bachmannin the House of Representatives. Colin Powell called her comments "nonsense."

Minnesota's usually reliably Republican sixth district now looks very much in play. A poll by the DCCC before Bachmann's appearance put her ahead by only four points. "Suddenly, Bachmann race looks different," the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote on Sunday. It's on everybody's radar screen.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor-Party is keeping the pressure on. Yesterday DFL Chair Brian Melendez called on Minnesota Republicans to denounce Bachmann's remarks. "The deafening silence of those Republicans who have silently acquiesced in her comments shows us either that they share her offensive views or that they are afraid to speak out against her and the radical fringe that she speaks for," Melendez said.

Bachmann was a controversial figure even before anybody outside of Minnesota knew who she was. She began in politics as an anti-abortion advocate, "praying outside of clinics and being sidewalk counselors in an attempt to dissuade women from seeking abortions," according to her Wikipedia page. She started a Christian charter school in 1993 and banned a screening of the Disney film Aladdin, "feeling that it endorsed magic/witchcraft and promoted paganism." Needless to say, her election to Congress was a top priority of Christian right leaders like James Dobson.

Once in Congress, "Bachmann has made national news several times with controversial comments," the Star-Tribune reports. "For instance, she has said that more oil drilling and similar measures would bring "immediate and lasting relief" and push gas prices down to $2 a gallon, and claimed Iran planned to partition Iraq and turn part of it into a terrorist training ground."

To those that have followed Bachmann's political career, her McCarthyite leanings should hardly be surprising. Her extremism may finally be exorcised on November 4.

UPDATE: Bachmann seems to have found an admirer in North Carolina GOP Rep. Robin Hayes, who said at a McCain rally on Saturday: "Liberals hate real Americans that work and achieve and believe in God." Comments (50)

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