Sunday Open Thread
McCain Rallying The GOP; NYT Gets Assist; Obama v. Clinton Continues
By Adam C Posted in 2008 — Comments (42) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Just another Sunday. Here are some random stories:
"I'm a federalist," the Arizona senator said, emphasizing a division of power between the federal and state governments. "Only the things that the states can't do should the federal government do.
"Governments matter," he said, repeating the phrase three times for emphasis. "I want to work with you so we can keep more of the money in your state, and that means further tax cuts if necessary."
However, he said, some issues remain federal responsibilities, including border security.
TalkLeft has a run down of head-to-head state polls for swing states. Obama is starting ahead in most, although the biggest ones (OH, PA, FL, VA) look better than the smaller ones. Two biggest surprises (or outliers) are MA being Obama +2 and KS being McCain +6. I continue to believe the map will be different than 2004, but those two states were not on my radar.
And Ralph Nader will run as a 3rd party candidate. Will he puncture Obama's "post-partisan" appeal by calling out his rhetoric-without-substance or will he fade into the background as a perennial loser?