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July 02, 2008

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"Barack Obama seems to be making a very calculated attempt to win over 270 electoral votes," wrote liberal blogger Carol Foyler

Um, yeah, except I think the critique some bloggers are making is that Obama is already winning:


From http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Current Electoral totals for both candidates:

Obama 317 McCain 221


So, he seems to be ahead in the polls, and the electoral college, but he appears to be chasing after some voters who never have, and never will vote Democratic. As a result his actions and speech over the last few weeks are not seen to be "betraying the Democratic Party's losing tradition" so much as embracing it.

Other than that, you know, hilarious.

Now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

Publius,

I must have drank too much last night, because I don't get the funny here. But Barbara Streisand talking about how we need to embrace Obama's "Yes, we can" message of "greener energy" from her palace of a home, now that's funny!

LT,

I think it goes something like this:

Obama has been making an obvious and publicized move to the center on several issues.

Borowitz and others are suggesting that this is a good campaign move because it will help Obama to overcome the dread "liberal" label and may help to pick off a few more of the centrist/independents/undecideds.

The joke being that these moves are angering liberal bloggers who would rather a pure, but losing, candidate to a compromised winner.

Now let me pour us a shot. Jameson's OK with you?

Now let me pour us a shot. Jameson's OK with you?

If you're buying, I'll drink anything!

Oh, nice goin', LT. Now I've got a bunch of stinkin' hippies sittin' around my place with their feet on the furniture singin' Fleetwood Mac songs.

So, he seems to be ahead in the polls, and the electoral college, but he appears to be chasing after some voters who never have, and never will vote Democratic.

That's been prevailing thought, but Dean's "50 States" strategy is proving that a lot of voters who were thought to be unreachable are being reached. The higher and higher poll numbers aren't coming from the ozone.

i love me some Jameson's. rocks, please.

Lagavullin for me please... neat!

justathought wrote: "Current Electoral totals for both candidates:

Obama 317 McCain 221"

That and $3.99 will get you a chichi coffee drink at Starbucks.

Polls at this point in the game aren't worth anything.

And we've seen what happens when the Democrats aim for a squeaker. The Republican wins, by hook or by crook.

The Dems need a big win, so to sit back now and rest on his laurels would be a huge mistake for Obama.

Any cognac for the asking?

Andy Borowitz: for when you'd like to read The Onion but are recuperating from surgery and under strict orders not to laugh.

Hey tom p, that's a little out of our price range here - but if you brought it to the party, I'd take one the same way...mmmm

Conservatives wouldn't vote for the guy regardless of his position, and the left has no where else to go. So, he has nothing to lose, and quite a bit to gain by courting the moderate and independent vote. Am I right so far? Assuming I am, we might further suppose he will try to stay in the middle for the first term in the hopes of winning a second. How am I doing? Ok. Let's say he wins a second term. Now we get a look at the real thing. It's deja vu all over again. So what? Can't be any worse than what we have now, right? Well, we don't know. We can take our chances with the Republican, who we know is pretty conservative, or gamble on the Democrat. It will be interesting to see how the electorate decides their children's future.

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