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Crossposted at An Idea Lives On

The media loves to keep coming back to the idea that somehow Barack Obama is failing because he's not way ahead in the polls.  Today's example is The Politico's front-page article titled Obama Stalls in Public Polling.  Yes, this is a close election.  But to suggest that Barack Obama is somehow a failed candidate because he has not pulled away is misleading and, frankly, incredibly biased.

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Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 09:57 AM PDT

The Race Card

by anidealiveson

Crossposted at An Idea Lives On

The Presidential race is taking an ugly turn today.  McCain campaign manager Rick Davis is accusing Obama of playing the race card:

John McCain's campaign manager is accusing Barack Obama of unfairly using the issue of race, a significant accusation in a campaign featuring the first African-American major party nominee.

"Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck," said Rick Davis, in a statement issued from the McCain campaign.  "It's divisive, negative, shameful and wrong."

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I hope you caught the first episode of The History Channel's "Evolve" last night.  It was wonderful.  An hour of smart, entertaining, engaging, and informative science programming.  What a concept!

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Crossposted at An Idea Lives On

The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today titled Baghdad, Berlin, Barack.  The whole point of the editorial is to try to counter Obama's Berlin Speech; it's the Wall Street Journal so it shouldn't shock anyone that they do not like the Democratic nominee for President.  But to resort to arguments that are inherently flawed (based on a false premise) is unbecoming of a respected national newspaper.

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Crossposted at An Idea Lives On

Of the many issues I care deeply about, one stands above all others.  I often find it hard to adequately explain my love of Space.  I have no special knowledge of astronomy or cosmology or astrophysics.  I simply know what little I have read from books by Carl Sagan or news stories about the latest robotic mission to Mars.  Still, I am utterly convinced that we must regain our focus on Space.  Space Exploration is so vitally important to the future of humanity, yet gets very little attention compared to all of the other political issues.

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Mon Jul 21, 2008 at 10:23 AM PDT

Bob Novak is Wrong (with poll)

by anidealiveson

In his column today, Bob Novak claims (by way of an unnamed Republican) that McCain can win the election if it is "about Barack Obama."  He compares it to the 2004 election where John Kerry lost because the election became all about John Kerry.  While I think that his assessment of 2004 is pretty accurate, I also think that 2008 cannot be framed the same way.  

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Bob Novak is

9%10 votes
72%76 votes
18%19 votes

| 105 votes | Vote | Results

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