Thursday, October 30, 2008
Only a few more days until the highly anticipated Presidential election. Finally, the campaigning will end and we can start the process of ridding ourselves of the Bush administration.
Here are some interesting links from around the web in regards to the election:
1. McCain-Palin conflict- the McCain campaign has realized the enormous gaffe in her selection, and fighting within the ticket BEFORE the election just isn't a good sign. A new poll indicates that 59% of Americans don't feel she is ready to be V.P.
2. The battle over Florida- Obama has a slight lead
3. Even George Will, one of the most prominent conservative writers in this country, can't hold in his criticisms of McCain-Palin anymore, including McCain's decision-making capability
4. The Economist (my favorite magazine), known for its economic conservatism and support of free markets, officially supports Obama over McCain. They cite McCain's poor choice of Sarah Palin, his indecision regarding the economic crisis, and his temperament as negatives, and cite Obama's ability to learn and excellent cadre of advisers, his style and discipline as reasons to support him.
5. Racism by attendees at Palin events continues.
6. Pretty cool map of newspaper endorsements.
7. Francis Fukuyama, from the AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE, endorses Obama.
8. A poll taken in Texas shows that 20% of people still think Obama is a Muslim.
9. Tim Gunn rates the fashion of the candidates.
10. Sarkozy voices harsh criticism for Obama's stance towards Iran. That guy has got chutzpah.
11. A dynamic view of the Electoral College over time. Very cool. Just makes you wish we had another system besides all vs. none for each state (why not use the method for most of the primaries- split the delegate?) and also makes you really wish we had other strong parties besides Republicans and Democrats.