Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

Five months ago, I pondered an electoral college tie this fall. While a long shot, I thought it was a viable possibility. Now that it is 2 weeks to the election…and the polls solidly in Obama’s favor it looks unlikely that there will be a tie this fall. So, what happened?

I have no idea. Well, actually that’s not true. I do have a few ideas about what has happened. My first theory involves the mass hypnosis of half our population by some subliminal messages, probably received by listening to NPR or watching Oprah. It is beyond me how half the voting population is ready to elect Sen. Obama. Promises of change, not specific change, just change are still all I have heard. Nothing concrete, other than the very real prospect of wealth re-distribution. Which, as a member of the “lower” class should sound good to me…but because I have a brain I understand the implications long term.

The federal government seems poised to make the largest power grab since the “New Deal.” Maybe we can call this the “Raw Deal.”

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Today, I contemplated a possible scenario for this November’s General Election. What if Barack Obama and John McCain tie in the Electoral College at 269 each. We all know that the House of Representatives would decide the presidency, and that each state delegation would get one vote. So, 50 votes to determine the presidency.

You may ask why I think this is possible. Thanks to http://www.270towin.com’s iteractive map and the latest battleground polls from realclearpolitics.com, I can paint you the scenario.

At present Dems have: WA, OR, CA, IL, NY, DC, MD, DE, CT, RI, MA, VT, HI and ME for 175 electoral votes.

The Reps have ID, MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, AZ, AK, LA, AR, IN, KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, SC, WV for 174 electoral votes.

Based on the battleground polls the following states should go to Obama: CO, NM, MN, IA, WI, MI, PA, and NJ

Leaving FL, NV, MO, NC, VA, NH, and OH for McCain.

269-269

What a scenario, but it’s a long way to November. Anything can happen.

Even more crazy is the fact that the House chooses the president, but the Senate will choose the VP. How cool is that? We could have President McCain and VP Obama.

Obama, Heir (Err) Apparant

Posted: May 7, 2008 in Politics
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Well, after yesterday’s election results in NC and IN, it appears that freshman Sen. Obama (D-Illinois) at 46 years of age, is going to win his party’s nomination for president. I happen to think his nomination will secure a win in November for the Republican party. Here’s why.

Obama is young–too young–and lacks the political experience of an older lawmaker or statesman. (Hey, liberal press–where is the “gravitas” buzzword from the 2000 election.) There are those who won’t vote for someone so young and unproven.

Can any of his supporters list for me the legislation he has sponsored and passionately fought for in Congress? This lack of achievement in legislation will leave many people wondering why he wants to be president. At the end of the day, you can’t hide from your voting record or lack therof.

Sadly, there are still people in this country who will not vote for an individual based on their race, religion, or sex. While great strides have been made in our nation to ease racial tensions, Mr. Obama will have a great hurdle to overcome, especially in light of Jeremiah Wright’s ranting.

Mr. Obama is charismatic, bright, and articulate. Catchy slogans, big smiles, and promises can win your party’s nomination, but they won’t move you to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.