John McCain just blew off speaking with thousands of minority journalists at the Unity ’08 National Convention in Chicago all the while complaining he’s not getting nearly enough news coverage. With all these journalists losing out on a great opportunity to meet with and write about the man, could it be they might be looking for something to report, a story to investigate?
Religious affiliation still remains strongest among Republicans. According to this recent Pew report, secularism among the American public has grown to 12% – a 50% increase since 1987.
Obama can win with a stronger political tactic:
I am writing this as a campaign objective and tactical maneuver for Obama in order to beat McCain.
I believe the Obama campaign aggressively needs to highlight and publicize John McCain’s personal and political weaknesses and his questionable physical and mental health.
Barack Obama’s bid to place a new Social Security tax on very high incomes is either a bold or foolhardy plan, depending on who critiques it.
But its potential impact is almost impossible to gauge because he is providing few details on basic questions such as what the tax rate might be, what types of income would be taxed and how the taxpayers’ benefits would be affected.
In the flatlands north of Baghdad sits a prison with no prisoners. It holds something else: a chronicle of U.S. government waste, misguided planning and construction shortcuts costing $40 million and stretching back to the American overseers who replaced Saddam Hussein.
Recent diplomatic efforts by the White House with both North Korea and Iran — nuclear newbies and remaining members of the "axis of evil" — strike many as the Bush administration’s desperate grab for legacy. But I see a different strategic reality emerging, one that will steer the next president’s course whether he likes it or not.
Six months ago, Americans were worried about Barack Obama’s inexperience and John McCain’s age and adherence to President Bush’s policies. Today? Ditto.
Granted, most normal people are not yet besotted with the upcoming presidential election. Vacations, gas prices, the upcoming Olympics and the sagging economy are more important right now.