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Entries by Chris Weigant from 08/2008

Friday Talking Points [41] -- The Silly Season

| Posted 08.01.2008 | Politics

I have a confession to make. I actually watch the network news. Maybe I should enter into a twelve-step program or something. But I don't watch the ...

Bill Clinton, Middle East Envoy?

| Posted 08.04.2008 | Politics

Politically, this would give both the Clintons a personal stake in the race, and would go a long way towards healing the wounds inflicted in the primaries on both sides.

Electoral Math Charts Updated

| Posted 08.06.2008 | Politics

It's time once again to take a look at the Electoral College math from state-level polling. Nationwide polls are not completely meaningless, but they are pretty irrelevant as that's not how we elect a president.

Friday Talking Points [42] -- Get Up, Stand Up, Barack

| Posted 08.08.2008 | Politics

I have to assume if you're reading this that you're sick of the Olympics already. Wow, that was fast. Is NBC's coverage going to be twice as bad as ...

The Bradley Effect v. The Obama Effect

| Posted 08.11.2008 | Politics

Will Obama's white voter support in the polls be higher than his actual support on Election Day? Will this be a regional factor, or a nationwide factor? And how big a factor is it?

Bush Olympic Photo Caption Contest

| Posted 08.13.2008 | Politics

We haven't done a photo caption contest here in far too long, and this one just begged for it. What exactly is Bush saying? Picture a word balloon above him, and what would you put in it?

Friday Talking Points [43] -- And The Gold Medal For Snarkiness Goes To...

| Posted 08.15.2008 | Politics

I don't usually comment on sports, so take anything I say with a grain of salt. I'm no professional sports guy, nor do I play one on the web. But I h...

Let Them Drink Beer

| Posted 08.18.2008 | Politics

There was a news item today about a group of college presidents who have signed on to an effort to "rethink" the drinking age in America. While not e...

Electoral Math -- Obama Sure Could Use A Bump

| Posted 08.20.2008 | Politics

Obama has slipped below the magic 270 number for the first time since he became the Democratic presumptive nominee, and McCain has just about caught up with him.

Friday Talking Points [44] -- McCain House Party!

| Posted 08.22.2008 | Politics

John McCain said something ridiculous to a reporter yesterday. I hasten to point out that the previous sentence should have been a major media headlin...

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

| Posted 08.25.2008 | Politics

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.

PUMA -- Endangered Species

| Posted 08.27.2008 | Politics

Hillary made the case she needed to make to her supporters who were still sitting on the fence, and she did it perfectly, in a speech for the ages.

Friday Talking Points [45] -- Lessons Democrats Should Learn From Obama's Speech

| Posted 08.29.2008 | Politics

I know that just about the entire blogosphere is talking about John McCain's pick of Sarah Palin (who?) for his running mate, but I, for one, refuse t...