Historians think that based on previous elections, Barack Obama will trounce John McCain.
When you look at factors like winning the White House three times in a row, the state of the
economy, the popularity of the incumbent President, and other factors, all signs point
to a Democratic landslide.
Politico has the story.
The McCains have a credit card debt of over $100,000 according to recently disclosed
Paying this off won't be a probelm since Cindy McCain inherited something north of $100 million
from her father, a beer distributor. What is noteworthy is that it is even possible to get
that kind of limit on a credit card. Probably a lot of people didn't think such a thing was
possible. McCain is one of the wealthiest senators and apparently the rich inhabit a different
universe than everyone else. In his statement, Barack Obama reported $4 million in book
royalties. If your kids ask you: "Can I be President some day?" the correct answer is:
"Sure, but first become a multimillionaire."
Suppose you are a black Republican. Who are you going to vote for?
(Yes, Virginia, there are black Republicans, just not very many.)
CQ Politics has an
saying they are very conflicted. Even extremely conservative blacks see that history could be made this year
and are torn, as were black Democratic women in the primaries. But a fight between ideology and
identity is different than between two identities (am I a woman first or black first?).
No general election or Senate polls today. However, Mason-Dixon released two polls for
hotly contended House seats in Nevada. In NV-02, incumbent Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV) leads
challenger Jill Derby 53% to 39%. In NV-03, incumbent Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV) leads
challenger Dina Titus (D) by a narrow margin: 45% to 43%.