17 October 2017

Everyone has an opinion about what’s going on in the world. This is mine.

Palin and the Republican Misleading the Voters on Coal Power

Either Palin’s got it all wrong again or she is purposely misleading the American public. She accuses Barack Obama of talking about „bankrupting the coal industry“. This is not what he said. She makes it sound like he is against coal powered energy. This is wrong. In the very interview[mp3] she is using for her assertions, he clearly states, „if technology allows us to use coal in a clear why we should use it.“ Continue Reading »

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Bickering over the Nomination Hurting the Democrats

The intense battle for the Democratic nomination will at best leave behind a lot of ugly scar tissue. It may, however, very likely cost the Democratic candidate the election.

Back in February I warned in my post that a fight to the end will hurt the Democrats. Now this is starting to manifest itself. A recent Gallup poll shows that 20 to 30 percent of voters will turn to McCain if their candidate does not win. [1]. Continue Reading »

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The 2008 Presidential Race Thus Far – an Unusual Election

Taking a step back to look at the presidential race it is clear that the 2008 presidential election is quite unusual and already full of surprises.

Most surprising is the abrupt end of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s bid for the Republican nomination and the emergence of John McCain as the presumptive Republican Nominee.

The success of Barack Obama also comes as a surprise. It is not as much of a surprise as Giuliani’s failed campaign, but although he was seen as a strong candidate, the fact that he has put Hillary Clinton on the ropes was not expected. Nor did anyone expect that the Democratic nomination would at this point in time still be open. Continue Reading »

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After Super Tuesday the Question of Vice President Gains Importance

Even though Super Tuesday did not determine who will be the presidential candidates for the major parties, the question of who will be vice president is becoming more important. The Republican race has consolidated. It is not so much that Mike Huckabee will drop out, but the fact that he may be the leading vice presidential candidate. He can give McCain the missing conservative support he needs to win. Although both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both very strong, their vice presidential candidate will play a significant role in winning the general election. Continue Reading »

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