Wednesday, October 22, 2008

News Roundup (October 22, 2008)

Once again, there is so much going on that it is impossible to touch on everything that I might like to discuss. Nevertheless, I do want to highlight a few of the news items that I found to be most interesting.

First, take a look at this short film from BraveNew Films about the whole ACORN controversy:

And here is Keith Olbermann's analysis of some of Sen. McCain's ties to Republican vote fraud and voter suppression:

Next, take a look at this short video from an interview with Sen. McCain by a Missouri reporter. As you will see, the reporter hands Sen. McCain a mailing that the McCain campaign has been sending out and asks Sen. McCain is "proud" of the mailing. Sen. McCain replies: "Absolutely".

It seems to me that this is precisely the kind of thing that Colin Powell was talking about in his endorsement of Sen. Obama. In case you're curious, here is the mailing in question:

 

 

This is what Sen. McCain is "absolutely" proud of.

Next, is an interesting little "factoid" from a story in The New York Times analyzing the latest Times/CBS poll:

Mr. Obama’s favorability is the highest for a presidential candidate running for a first term in the last 28 years of Times/CBS polls. Mrs. Palin’s negative rating is the highest for a vice-presidential candidate as measured by The Times and CBS News. Even Dan Quayle, with whom Mrs. Palin is often compared because of her age and inexperience on the national scene, was not viewed as negatively in the 1988 campaign.

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