Today in Missouri, John McCain said that all of Obama’s solutions to energy problems involve raising taxes. “For his part, Senator Obama has a different outlook on all of this. Instead of new energy production, he wants new energy taxes,” McCain said.
Everyone is talking about the new Quinnipiac University poll that shows Obama leading McCain in swing states Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania. While his leads in Ohio and Florida are close to the poll’s margin of error, his 12 point lead in the Keystone State leaves little doubt that this former Clinton state is moving towards Obama.
It appears that John McCain’s “maverick” energy policy is nothing more than, not drilling in ANWR, keeping 90% of George W. Bush’s ideas, and comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter, which unless you are over 50 years old, might not be seen as a bad thing.
God Bless Joe Biden, he is one the last remaining straight shooters in politics. Today he expressed his enthusiasm for being in a potential Obama administration, “I’d make a great president. I’d make a great Secretary of State. I’d make a great vice president,” said Biden.
Because Barack Obama supports the recent Supreme Court ruling that suspected terrorism detainees have a right to challenge their detention, McCain campaign advisor Randy Scheunemann accused him of possessing, “the prefect September 10 mindset.” For all of you, who had June 17 in the pool as the date when McCain would invoke 9/11 consider yourself a winner.
Today before John McCain could announce his energy plan that would lift the moratorium on offshore oil drilling, Barack Obama put out a statement hammering him for the idea. Obama correctly pointed out that McCain has changed his position on the issue since he ran for president in 2000.
Barack Obama told reporters in Flint, MI today that he will be visiting Iraq and Afghanistan before the election. This is critical not only because John McCain’s campaign has been making a daily point to hammer Obama on not visiting Iraq, but also because as the Democratic Party’s nominee, he has to go to Iraq.
With the news that Colin Powell has left the door open to supporting Barack Obama this fall, this edition of Pros and Cons comes straight out of the what if category. Although it is doubtful, we’ll evaluate the potential of an Obama/Powell ticket.
Today at the Apostolic Church of God, Barack Obama spoke about fatherhood. “But if we are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that what too many fathers also are is missing – missing from too many lives and too many homes. They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men.
At Virginia’s State Democratic Convention Saturday night, former VA Governor and current Senate candidate put an end to chatter about a third political position he may hold–Vice President on Barack Obama’s ticket.
At a fundraiser in Philadelphia where he was flanked by PA governor Ed Rendell, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, and Sen. Bob Casey, Barack Obama said, “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun. Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”
At a town hall meeting in Wayne, PA today, Barack Obama took aim at John McCain’s gas tax holiday proposal. “Well it is time for a President who will take on the big oil and gas companies so we can finally meet our energy challenge; a President who will help Americans pay their rising gas bills during these difficult economic times,” Obama said.
A stunning loss not only for NBC News, but for the millions of weekly Meet the Press views around the nation and world. Very few details are available at this time only that Russert collapsed at the NBC News Studios in Washington D.C.
Since Barack Obama clinched the Democratic nomination two weeks ago, the national media has been working overtime speculating on Obama’s possible number two. The Obama campaign even made a big deal out of announcing their VP selection committee.
At a news conference before a speech in Vancouver, BC, Colin Powell said that he would not rule out supporting Barack Obama. He said that his support of John McCain is not a foregone conclusion. He also said that although he and Obama are both black, he won’t be voting based on race.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain held a town hall meeting in New York City that was carried live on Fox News tonight that was billed as town hall with Democrats and Independents. The problem is that this wasn’t really true. The McCain campaign pre-screened the audience, and invited only supporters to attend.