Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Comeback

Excellent news this morning for the McCain campaign.

This excerpt from Rasmussen: "After several weeks of John McCain’s campaign attacks on Barack Obama’s tax plan and idea of “spreading the wealth around”, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds voters trust McCain more than Obama on taxes, 47% to 45%."

With five days remaining, John McCain has taken the lead on the economy. An incredible feat for any Republican but more so when you consider earlier this month,Obama had a nine point lead on the matter. Also, the Maverick has not held a lead in this category since September 14th.

To be fair, according to Rasmussen, Obama maintains slight leads in six out of the ten most important issues to voters. But a month ago, he led in all ten categories.

This election is not over. McCain has held steady or gained in many national polls and early reviews of Obama's thirty minute infomercial last night are mediocre at best.

Absentee voters in Israel are backing McCain on a 3-1 margin. The same trend is being seen among early exit polls from members of the United States Armed Forces.

The number of undecideds is actually growing as well. That is an incredible phenomenon this late in an election. Polls show anywhere between six and eleven percent of likely voters listed as undecided. It will take a lot of effort for them to all break in McCain's favor but it can be done.

My message to fellow conservatives: Do not be discouraged by the media's portrayal of this election. If it was up to them to decide, MSNBC would have given it to Obama immediately following his convention speech. The GOP is making strides into blocs of voters we normally never reach. Do not give up, five days is a very long time in politics.

An update on a story earlier this week: The homeowner in West Hollywood where an effigy of Sarah Palin was hanging by a noose has taken down the disgusting display today.

No word on whether the McCain puppet is still burning in the chimney however.

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