Friday, October 24, 2008

The Reaction in Review (Oct. 24, 2008)

A week's Reactions that deserve a second look:


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "And the endorsements just keep rolling in for Obama"
-- Michael enumerates the large number of recent prominent Republican endorsements; also Charles Fried, Charlie Krauthammer & William Weld.


By Mustang Bobby: "It's just a game"
Bobby nails the McCain campaign's lack of seriousness: ". . . apparently no one in the GOP or the McCain campaign takes into consideration that the voters have moved on beyond the conventions and the campaign trail to wonder what it would be like if John McCain and Sarah Palin actually win the election and she is sworn in as vice president to a man who has the actuarial statistics of a ripe banana."

By Carol Gee: "What is the deal? A Middle East round-up" -- A look at the current standoff between Iraq and the U.S. over the proposed new Status of Forces Agreement.


By J. Thomas Duffy: "Yusef the Plumber" -- Duffy's closing line regarding McCain is a winner, "After all, it is the debunked Maverick who repeatedly boasts that it is he, and only he, who has the super-secret, No-Girls-Allowed-Treehouse, special decoder ring, Odd Fellows handshake plans to find and capture Osama bin Laden."

By Dan Tobin: "A sucka-punch is when you punch a sucka!" --
The Prez in e-mailing Dan again, this one is hilarious and spot-on describing how to fight; it's just like being there!

By Carl: "I am a real American" -- Carl's passionate piece speaks for so many of us against the three Republican women (Palin, Pfotenhauer and Bachman) who declared class war on Americans this week.

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Biggest. Lead. Yet." --
Michael takes a good look at Obama's current lead in several polls, as well as Palin's falling ratings.


By Dan Tobin: "John McCain's robot army"--
A bit of great writing in Dan's e-mails from Bush: "But all punctuational betrayals aside, I'm proud of Mac for shaking up his campaign and letting the robots run the show."

By Carl: "Can I get an "Amen," brothers and sisters?"
Another very informative post, this time on bringing back the broadcast "fairness doctrine."

By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Sarah Palin's college daze" --
This post is an interesting under-reported side of the Palin story, the Sarah you never knew.


By Michael J.W. Stickings: "Ken Adelman, conservative Republican for Obama" -- Michael's good post clarifies this latest in a series of breaks with the party by well-known Republicans.
By Capt. Fogg: "Insane McCain" -- Fogg bravely wades into the unfortunate hornet's nest that is racism raised by this presidential election, and, magically, up popped 14 comments (Fogg's the best at besting trolls).
By Mustang Bobby: "Kristol's cry for help" -- Bobby's well-thought post takes apart the fallacy of Kristol's weird ideas regarding public reaction following the attacks of 9/11 and now the economic crisis.
By Carol Gee: "On Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama for President" -- This post explored General Powell's endorsement given on Meet the Press; lively discussion in the thread of 21 comments.

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