The Palin Factor

I fielded a phone call this morning from a political reporter with a major Texas newspaper who wanted to know my opinion regarding the so called "Palin Factor." He wanted to know if I could point to "demonstrable" evidence that her choice by McCain was really making a difference in the campaign. I told him I had talked to a friend in College Station this week who told me he was volunteering for … [Read more...]

Palin Refuses to Wilt

The Sara Palin phenomenon continues to grow. Last night she took questions from the audience at her first townhall meeting with John McCain in Michigan and she rocked the audience. The more the public sees of this woman the more they like her and she is responsible for the whole GOP ticket improving its numbers. The generic ballot question of would you vote for Democrat or Republican was just a … [Read more...]

Mandatory Kindergarten from Barak

Barak Obama has laid out a list of government programs that he is promising to put into place if he is elected president. He says he will give a tax cut for 95% of taxpayers in spite of the fact that 40% of Americans do not pay taxes. His worldview is that the governement is the solution to all of our problems. While he continues to promise a tax cut for everyone earning under $250,000 a year, … [Read more...]

A Pitbull with Lipstick

Sarah Palin hit a home run last night at the Republican National Convention. After five days of relentless and personal attacks on her and her family, the stakes were high. She was confident and connected with not only the delegates but also with America, as she laid out her personal story of being a small town "hockey-mom" who became mayor of her city and then governor of her state. In the … [Read more...]

Palin Stirs Up Presidential Race

McCain made the campaign much more interesting when he picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. I've had several people tell me they are now thinking about voting for McCain when had they had once said they would never do it. These people are conservatives who are sick and tired of being told one thing by the Republicans and being delivered another. So what do they like about … [Read more...]