by JS O’Brien I feel really bad for Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber.” Here is a guy, minding his own business, playing football on his front lawn with his 13-year-old son, when he looks up and sees a candidate for president walking down his street. This particular candidate is tall, well-spoken, extraordinarily well-educated, […]
by JS O’Brien Today’s polls, so far, show McCain tangibly making up ground nationally. While methodology has given us very wide spreads on polls to date, the average has been around five to eight points in Obama’s favor for the past two-to-three weeks. Real Clear Politics, which gathers polls and smooths them over time, has […]
Was There Too Much Sex And Profanity In The HBO Presidential Debate? Thanks to Mike Smith for passing this along.
“You don’t want to be a ditch-digger when you grow up,” my grandfather used to tell me. Well, I don’t know if he ever said that or not, to be honest, but it somehow sticks in my mind that he did. It’s the kind of thing he would’ve said. Ditch digging is honorable work—but it’s […]
by JS O’Brien Dear Joe the Plumber, Welcome to your 15 minutes of fame. It’s not everyone who gets his name mentioned 286 times in a presidential debate. If you haven’t already, you simply must change your business’s name to Joe the Plumber. That’s just good marketing. Oh, and don’t forget to add the tag […]