Thursday, September 11, 2008

The election scramble

Bailouts everywhere! Now GM and Ford want a $25 billion line from Treasury. Why not? It will help the Republicans take Michigan! Here's the political countdown:

The first presidential debate: 15 days
The vice presidential debate: 21 days
The second presidential debate 26 days
The third presidential debate: 34 days
Election Day 2008: 54 days
Democrat moping: 55 days

Is it any wonder?

Andrea Mitchell said Palin was a "strange choice" and only uneducated, female voters would be drawn to her. Start the clip at 5:55.

Canadian Doctors are fearing that Sarah Palin's choice of keeping a developmentally disabled child may start a trend!

U.S. vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's loving and highly-publicized acceptance of her Down's syndrome child Trig has some Canadian doctors worried that her example may lead to mothers shunning abortion after diagnosis of Down's syndrome...

Under the facade of "freedom to choose", Lalonde said that "popular messages" about women like Palin, who choose not to kill their unborn children, "could have detrimental effects on women and their families."

"We offer the woman the choice. We try to be as unbiased as possible," Lalonde said. "We're coming down to a moral decision and we all know moral decisions are personal decisions."

On Wednesday, South Carolina Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler told a reporter for the website Politico that Sen. John McCain chose a running mate "whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn't had an abortion."

That was a ham-handed reference to the fact that in April, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave birth to her fifth child, Trig, who has Down syndrome.,0,4218667.story

Joe Biden had this to say:

"I hear all this talk about how the Republicans are going to work in dealing with parents who have both the joy . . . and the difficulty of raising a child who has a developmental disability, who were born with a birth defect," Biden said when questioned at a town-hall meeting in Missouri.

"Well, guess what, folks? If you care about it, why don't you support stem-cell research?"

Does any of this help their cause?

Is it any wonder Palin draws 23,000 people in a rally in Virginia yesterday?

What helps the Democrats cause is Palin's interview with Charlie Gibson on ABC, when preventive and Bush's NSS pre-emptive doctrine were parsed with Charlie condescendingly lowering his voice.

So if you think this throws the election up in the air again, then the Republican tell is Acrtic Cat (ACAT 10.42), Sarah's husband Tim's sponsor.

Forget Intrade. If this number starts going up, the Democrats really will know they have a problem on their hands.

And you can act pre-emptively!

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