Tag Archive for 'John McCain'

Palin Rumors, Ratings, Pivots

I just came across a site that painstakingly addresses all the rumors circulating about Gov. Sarah Palin.  Most of them are beyond absurd.

I’m sure it pained the Huffington Post to run this story about McCain’s speech not only topping Palin’s in the ratings, but also the messianic Obama’s speech, and every other convention speech in history.  Obama may be largely responsible for the surge in interest this election cycle, but that does not mean he’ll reap all the benefits.

Finally, Michael Barone does a good job of summing up the events and results of the last week at the GOP convention.  Now we’ll have to see how successfully McCain/Palin can execute on the pivot they made towards being maverick reformers, instead of focusing on “experience.”


Immigration Deal Scorecard

Personally, this new deal looks like a terrible idea. What I’ve found particularly interesting is the interesting mix of people from both parties that also don’t like it. As you would expect, most Republican presidential candidates are against the deal, even though President Bush is ostensibly for it. It shocks me a little that many Democrats are coming out against it, although most are not using very strong language.

Here’s a rundown.  You can click the position of each person for the supporting press release or article that I drew the conclusion from.

Republicans Candidate/Person Position
John McCain For
Rudy Giuliani Unknown
Mitt Romney Strongly Against
Newt Gingrich Strongly Against
Tom Tancredo Strongly Against
Democrats Nancy Pelosi Reservations
Harry Reid Reservations
Barack Obama Against in current form
Hillary Clinton Hedging

The folks over at betterimmigration.com have a lot of information on where the candidates stand, as well.