Conservatives had, at best, a rocky coalition with John McCain during the recent campaign and now afterwards, too.
In retrieving an old e-mail account, I found this post at Boots & Sabers and wondered how many of the conservatives who were neutral or against McCain wound up voting for him.
Those are my two most popular search terms so here is the history of Thanksgiving.
And here are some political cartoons.
Snippets of an article on Yahoo! News.
McCain spent $37 million in September, leaving him $47 million for October. His monthly financial report filed with the Federal Election Commission shows he spent nearly two-thirds of his money, $22.5 million, on advertising as he tried to keep up with Obama’s ad blitz in battleground states.
But Obama, who reported raising $150 million in September, retains the upper hand.
Obama also is buying a half hour of air time on Oct. 29 on NBC, CBS and Fox — an expensive commitment of time — to address the nation in prime time five days before Election Day, Nov. 4.
McCain is no longer buying time on national networks or national cable.
Although money isn’t everything, comparing the amounts gives a clear advantage to Obama.
No bottom is in sight to the worst market crash since 1929. Recession is now certain. George W. Bush has fallen to 26 percent approval, a level unseen since Richard Nixon was driven from office in the Watergate summer of ’74. Four in five think the nation is on the wrong course.
Yet, Obama has only a six-point lead in an averaging of national polls. While he has moved ahead in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, one senses America is not so much rallying to him as running away from a Republican brand that is now on the same shelf with Chinese baby formula.
Obama still has not closed the sale. He has overtaken McCain not because of any brilliant campaign he has conducted but because of the dreadful news pouring out of Wall Street. McCain and Palin are being dragged down by Dow Jones, not Barack Obama.
One can only hope.
Let’s start this edition with local news.
Brookfield Alderman Scott Berg has several links concerning the city’s 2009 budget at 359 Degrees.
Darryl Enriquez at Waukesha FYI informs us on the testy public comments sessions at recent Waukesha common council meetings.
Fairly Conservative‘s Cindy Kilkenny wonders at Elmbrook Schools superintendent Matt Gibson’s thought processes.
Alexander at Hobo Springs posts about the anger at the Waukesha McCain/Palin rally that’s gained so much attention and notes that if we’re angry, it’s about the issues, not the personal stuff.
Curt Otto blogs at Maple and Main about a new store coming to downtown Waukesha.
Kyle Prast takes a break from political stuff at Practically Speaking to give us a glimpse of an outing to the Anaba Tea Room.
James Wigderson catches us up on the 97th Wisconsin Assembly district race at Wigderson Library & Pub.
Take this opportunity to check out Homemaker’s Guide to the Galaxy where MommaBlogger has a recipe for S’mores. The pictures will make your mouth water.
In national news, JJGravelle at The Daily Scoff expounds on what the international supporters of Obama say about him.
And we can’t forget the turmoil in the financial markets.
Dad29 points out derivitive cheerleaders Alan Greenspan and Robert Rubin, Secretary of the Treasury under Bill Clinton. Hmmm.
Well, I can predict the stock market won’t fall tomorrow. [UPDATE: Never try to read a financial post late at night.] The Asian Badger in this general post on the mess notes that tomorrow is Columbus Day, a federal holiday.
A couple of miscellaneous items.
Dan at Skeptics Anonymous reflects on a 2006 trip to Philadelphia to see the Brewers play.
Huckleberry Dumbell at The Spring City Chronicle just doesn’t give fine news summaries and nice poems, but also great pictures he has been acanning.
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