McCain VP choice may be imminent

A piece out from Robert Novak claims that sources within the McCain campaign are saying his choice for Vice President may be revealed this week. This would figure since it’s a way McCain could steal headlines from Obama’s world tour.

Story from Novak:

Sources close to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign are suggesting he will reveal the name of his vice presidential selection this week while Sen. Barack Obama is getting the headlines on his foreign trip. The name of McCain’s running mate has not been disclosed, but Mitt Romney has led the speculation recently.

(Developing)

As of this moment, my money is on Romney. First, he’s quite well known thanks to his massively funded presidential run. Second, he would bring the economic credentials McCain sorely needs. The platform could be presented as a foreign policy/economic powerhouse of sorts.

However, Romney’s downfalls of course include his numerous alleged flip-flops on issues such as abortion. Furthermore his Mormon faith could once again come back into question with evangelical Christians.

Will keep this updated as details emerge…

Meanwhile McCain has been campaigning with Bush Sr:

More to come..

  • Josh

    “The platform could be presented as a foreign policy/economic powerhouse of sorts.”

    Or it could be looked at as the two biggest douchebags on the planet running together by default… 😛

  • Christopher Schwinger

    Some have claimed that he was waiting for Hillary to get out of the race so he could pick her as VP! 🙂

  • IndiMinded

    If McCain chooses Romney for VP, his candidacy is sunk. Romney is everything that McCain isn’t – which means his strengths may compliment McCain’s weaknesses. It also means that the voters who actually like McCain aren’t likely to like Romney.

    The man hoping to become our nations oldest serving president needs a VP his voters would be comfortable with serving in his stead. So if he’s choosing a VP to win over voters he doesn’t have, he just may lose some of the voters he’s got.

    But then my opinion may be biased, since the prospect of a Romney presidency terrifies me.

  • The only way I would possibly consider voting for McCain is if he picks Bobby Jindal. The man is fantastic, he’s the only politician that I see a young Ronald Reagan in. That said I still can’t stand McCain.

  • Grey

    Romney as VP… not so sure. It will for sure supplement McCain’s economic position, but personally I believe that McCain moreso needs a running mate with a greater foothold in D.C. McCain has always been a bit of a party maverick, and Romney won’t be of much assistance there.

    If Romney is McCain’s VP pick, I’d seriously consider voting for him, but I only speak for myself- not what I believe is best in McCain’s interests.

  • Babs

    I would vote for a McCain/Romney ticket because they ARE such complete opposites with different strengths – both needed. I think the voters as a whole would, too, since Romney beat McCain by 9 points in Michigan, and McCain needs that state.

    That being said, I agree with CG on Bobby Jindal. I admit I had never seen him in action until yesterday. I watched a news clip on that Morning Joe program, and there were three of them ganged up against Jindal. He made them all look like idiots. Yeah, I could go for Bobby Jindal. 😉

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/25794394#25782193

  • OBAMA_SUCKS

    I want Jindal because he brings a type of energy when he speaks and a passion. Whenever I have seen him he has been deadon in his answers and really is an a very smart well-educated man who knows a great deal about politics for his young age. I believe he would really help energize the party and also independents for McCain. That been said I really like Rudy, I feel he would compliment McCain well on foreign policy and national security and Rudy is also very good with the economy, which McCain needs. The only problem is Rudy has problems with his background.

    I believe McCain might go as far as to pick a female for VP, someone like a Condaleeza Rice might be a smart pick. She is not as hated as everyone else of the Bush cabinet and is an african american female, which helps against the Obama machine.

    Lastly if McCain wants to really look like himself he would pick Joe Lieberman because he would bring the independents to McCain and would bring the bipartisan ship that people love McCain for, well love him sometimes.

  • Babs

    Rudy said this morning that McCain has some really excellent choices, and I agree. I think he has better choices than Obama does, because Obama is in a little box needing someone with experience to compliment his inexperience. Rudy said, though, he’s not on the list. And while I like Rudy, I have to agree, he won’t be high on the list. Jindal is looking better and better to me, with Romney coming in second right now.

  • Josh

    Yeah, and Jinal’s all for teaching religion in schools….wait, that’s a bad thing…

  • Christopher Schwinger

    All these internet polls about picking McCain’s VP are an absolute JOKE. McCain himself doesn’t pick the VP, and it wasn’t his cleverness that resurrected his failing, faltering campaign in early 2008. He has the support of some of the most powerful people in the world–if he gets nominated at the Republican convention, I’m voting Chuck Baldwin.

  • Babs

    We’re in a bad mood today, aren’t we, Chris? 😉

    Why would you think McCain wouldn’t pick his own VP? By the way, I hear he’s making an unscheduled visit to Bobby Jindal in La. tomorrow that his camp didn’t know about. Hmmm………….

  • Christopher Schwinger

    Sorry if I sounded grumpy, Babs–I’m cheerful by nature 🙂 . The Council on Foreign Relations, containing politicians, businessmen, and media figures, plays a major role in making a candidacy sink or rise. McCain owes the media for getting the presumptive nomination, because the media gave him tremendous support and attention before and after Super Tuesday. I am just saying that no one who gets invited to Lord Rothschild’s estate is his own boss–and McCain will pick his VP based on orders from the big bosses. The big bosses like David Rockefeller use the Council on Foreign Relations and the pressure on campaigns to dictate what they want candidates to do.

  • Babs

    McCain owes the media?? Wow, I’d say it’s Obama who owes the media. Without them, no one would STILL know who he is. *L*

    To say that “no one” who gets invited to Lord Rothschild’s estate is his own boss is a little demeaning for him and anyone who has ever been invited, don’t you think? That’s a little like say every married woman is owned by her husband.

    I think, if anything, McCain is the one candidate who has shown over the course of 26 years that no one owns him. Many say Obama is owned by the Chicago Political machine because of his association with the motley crew. That’s not fair, though, is it?

  • Josh

    Babs, I’m not so sure that you realize the extent of the power of people like the Rockerfellers and Rothschilds. If people knew what these elite cracker-jack types were up to, they’d have offed them long ago. These are the same people that propogated the whole eugenics movement (and probably still attempt to) to get rid of (literally) billions of people to make sure that only the elite bloodlines remained. Are you really going to sit there and say that the fact that McCain is in cohoots with these pieces of **** doesn’t worry you? Are you really, truly aware of what these people are capable of, and more importantly inclined to do? No, don’t get me wrong, the Chi town political machine is no group of saints, but they sure are compared to the people that McCain has started hanging around with.

  • Christopher Schwinger

    Babs, I know what you mean about how McCain has made himself out to be an independent thinker (“maverick”), but what that has accomplished is a leftward shift in the Republican Party, as he is an expert at also getting OTHER Republicans to “cross the aisle”. I do not like that his military service seems to exempt him from criticism–McCain-Kennedy and McCain-Feingold were treason, through and through.

  • Babs

    Chris, his military service has never exempted him from legitimate criticism. If it did, Obama would have nothing left to say, now would he? *L*

    I don’t necessarily think a shift in the Republican Party is a bad thing. They have made some mistakes – they admit it themselves, at least most of them – and there are a lot of things that seem to need fixing in the party. I think if anyone can accomplish that it will be McCain or someone LIKE McCain who throws party to the wind when it’s the right thing to do.

    I don’t agree with the treason part, but treason is in large part a matter of interpretation, so I won’t argue with you about it. I will say that anyone who has been in the Senate over 2 decades will not have done everything right. I don’t think any of them walk on water. The question for me is, did they learn anything from it. And McCain admits this in his own book:

    “I have spent much of my life choosing my own attitude, often carelessly, often for no better reason than to indulge a conceit. In those instances, my acts of self-determination were mistakes, some of which did no lasting harm, and serve now only to embarrass and occasionally amuse the old man who recalls them. Others I deeply regret.

    At other times, I chose my own way with good cause and to good effect. I did not do so to apologize for my mistakes. My contrition is a separate matter. When I chose well I did so to keep a balance in my life – a balance between pride and regret, between liberty and honor.”

    Sorry, Chris, but I think his words are genuine and reflect who he truly is as a man. And that gets my respect. Whatever mistakes he’s made along the way, they’ve not only been acknowledged, they’ve been beaten to death. McCain’s assets far outweigh his liabilities – that’s why he gets my support. There is no Messiah in this race, although some think there is. There’s only a shot at someone as human as you or I.

  • Christopher Schwinger

    I’m sure McCain has learned things from his mistakes–but I am wondering whether you think McCain-Feingold is an affront to the First Amendment.

  • RICK

    if mccain really wants to win, then theres just one choice: HILLARY CLINTON

  • Babs

    Well, Chris, the way I understand the McCain-Feingold Act, I’d have to say no. And I again went over and reviewed all the facts before answering your question. The crux seems to me to be that 527’s simply couldn’t have their cake and eat it too, and let’s remember that while McCain had a part in introducing the bill, he couldn’t pass it alone, now could he? And also, it wasn’t the first version of the bill introduced that was passed. I’ll refer you to my reference, read it and then tell me what I’m reading in here that may be false. Then we can at least be on the same page when we discuss it, ok?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipartisan_Campaign_Reform_Act

  • Dreadsen

    “McCain owes the media?? Wow, I’d say it’s Obama who owes the media. Without them, no one would STILL know who he is. *L*”

    yeah Obama owes the media for making sure that everyone on the planet and even those who even glanced at a tv for a few seconds the Rev. Wright Package.

    He also owes them for their coverage of “bitter gate”.
    And he owes them for his typical white person statement too.

    Without winning Iowa and winning so many states in a row after super tuesday they wouldn’t know who he is. So lets not make it seem like it was the Media alone. Oh and Chris matthews who is supposed to be in the tank for Obama did the same thing O’Reily did to sharpton by putting an Obama supporter on the spot about what he accomplished. YOu will laugh at this because this guy didn’t have a word to say LOL.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=jj4VK9wVAi0

    I think not throwing bombs at Obama or creating things out of thin air or all out attacking him means to some people that he is getting a pass. But this is a message which has been repeated so much that people begin to believe it. McCain got a pass almost the entire time due to all the attention being directed towards Hilary and Obama.

    “Chris, his military service has never exempted him from legitimate criticism. If it did, Obama would have nothing left to say, now would he? *L*”

    If you are joking then disregard this. But i did not know that Obama was making direct attacks on McCain’s military service. McCain’s military service is the equivalent of Obama not being white. Anything no matter how constructive or fair it is will be considered either being unpatriotic or racist. He had one supporter Clark and that didn’t stay in the news too long. It’s a dead issue now. But that wasn’t obama. Now if you take away McCain’s similarities from Bush’s foreign policy then that would take away a lot of his thunder. But being that they are on two different wings of the bird there is always plenty of room for both of them to pounce on each other.

  • Melvin

    Crawling out from under my lost rock I have been hiding under for a couple of weeks. HELLO EVERYBODY.

    I just had to add some levity to this one.

    BABS,

    I hate to tell you but according to the Bible every married woman is owned by her husband (also every married man is owned by his wife).

    1st Corinthians
    Chapter 7
    Verse 4

    7:4 The wife doesn’t have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise also the husband doesn’t have authority over his own body, but the wife.

    LOL

    Ok now back to the real conversation at hand. Being ex Navy I typically would vote for the Republican candidate because they most represented my views, but I am the type of person that votes by whoever backs my views not completely by party lines. That being said in this election the only party being represented is the Democratic party. In all reality the Republican party doesn’t have a candidate running. They have a nominee by default that doesn’t represent the Republican values in the least. Hell GWB has grown the government so monolithic and made it so intrusive into the private world that he has slapped the Republican values in the face much like I wish his father would him.

    CG,

    I agree that Bobby Jindal would be a great choice for McCain to make as VP, but wouldn’t that really be an insult to Jindal asking him to be a flunky to a man that doesn’t really embody any of the true conservative values (unless the Republican party is planning to “make” Jindal the president by other means).

    On the other side of the Obama actually does have some good people to choose from and I know this is going to sound funny as hell, but Kathleen Sebelius would help him get the experience, womens vote back behind him, and she is use to dealing with a difficult economy.

    I can not vote for anyone that believes victory in any form is possible by keeping troops in Iraq. Bush Sr., Chaney, Powell, and many mnay other Republicans have all stated it many times before GWB took office that any war in Iraq is un-winnable, and would leave the region worse than if we just stay out of it, and yet here we are. I guess George didn’t believe any of the people before him, and Chaney didn’t believe himself.

    Once they kill the last person that is remotely related to 9/11 then they can talk about bringing democracy to other places. I agree with letting our men and women come home in victory but the victory will be when we completely avenge our men, women and children that died on 9/11. Not by fighting a battle that has nothing whatsoever to do with why we were told we had to go to war.

    To the people that say we can’t win that war in Afghanistan because they do things like build their bases in the middle of schools and hospitals. I bet if we start blowing up those Hospitals and Schools we get the support from their government real fast. Besides if I remember correctly we have bombs that are smart enough to be flown into a specific window and take out just a couple of rooms instead ofg a whole building.

  • Babs

    *LOL* Melvin, you’ve got me there.

    Well, where do I start here. Dreadsen, you can argue all day over the media statement, but it’s true. In fact, I didn’t even have to say it. Every news outlet, newspaper, and the whole blogosphere says the same thing. So don’t jump on me for that one, ok? Obama was virtual unknown junior senator until the media fell in love with him, and NBC’s own poll of over 30,000 people this week confirmed 80% of those people believe the media is biased in favor of Obama.

    Partially kidding about the other. No, Obama doesn’t “attack” McCain’s war record, but there are plenty of jokes and mentions all around over the fact that he doesn’t seem to be able to complete a sentence without adding McCain’s name into it. Many times he hyphenates it Bush-McCain, but it’s there, nevertheless. He reminds me of a friend we have that can’t complete a sentence without a cuss word in it. Obama uses McCain’s name with the same tone our friend uses SOB.

    Melvin, on the Jindal thing. Jindal is very animated in his support for McCain, just in case you didn’t know that. 😉

  • Melvin

    BABS,

    I noticed that, but Jindal is loyal to the Party and would have supported whoever the nominee was just as vigorously.

  • Babs

    No, Melvin, he was asked about that on MSNBC this week, and his answer was that you shouldn’t vote party, you should just vote conservative, and that he feels that’s what he’s doing in supporting McCain. Well, that’s what he said. 😉

    Hey Dreadsen, at the risk of making you REALLY mad on the subject of the media bias, here’s the latest:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=FC-yMUQ8KzI

    I have to admit I’ve been waiting for this one to come out, we actually got to choose the song, and that was cool.

  • Christopher Schwinger

    You always have good points, Melvin.

    I didn’t mean that McCain’s “war record/war-time record” COMPLETELY exempted him from criticism. But when I mention his support for a North American Union and amnesty, people often say he would never do that since he has fought for this country in Vietnam. Veterans can become leaders who destroy their countries; Hitler fought in his country’s military and made people believe in him, and he even took away almost all unemployment.

  • IndiMinded

    I think CBS gets a big pro-McCain star for actually doctoring an interview with McCain to make it less embarrassing for him. You can’t get more biased than actually abandoning all your remaining journalistic integrity in order to help a candidate save face.

    Falsified interviews are pretty low, they might have had the decency to simply edit the question out of the interview. I sure hope heads will roll for that one.

  • Babs

    Indi, are we talking about the quote where people are saying he doesn’t know where the borders are? I’ve heard he meant it to include both borders, but didn’t mean they actually bordered each other, that Arienna Huffington twisted it into a gaffe where there was none. I don’t know. I don’t even know who borders California half the time. *LOL*

    On the side, what’s up with Obama’s saying the Senate Banking Committee is his committee at a press conference today? Word is he’s not even a member of that committee, is that true?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjzb61wfyN0

  • Babs

    Well, now I have to give kudos to Andrea Mitchell. I couldn’t believe it when I read it, but I found the video, she really did say it.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=jKDPLs2psuc&feature=related

  • IndiMinded

    Nah, Katie Couric interviewed McCain earlier this week for CBS, and McCain began ranting about the surge – but amidst the rant he got some of the facts very mixed up in the timeline of things. Nothing that I would really hold against him, but enough to be pretty embarrassing considering his rant was an assault against his rival.

    Anyway, CBS edited out his response and took part of his answer to another question and inserted it as the answer to that question, where his real response used to be. And abra cadabra: journalism minus the integrity!

    You can read more about it here among other places
    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/07/23/by_howard_kurtz_when_cbss.html

  • Dreadsen

    Babs

    hahaha with out looking at that link i saw both songs on Huffingtonpost. I have to admit it is pretty funny.
    But we should also look at who the media was in favor for the last 7 years as well. And even now there are many gaffs by McCain and other things which the media doesn’t point out.
    Now the RNC who had the media on their side for most of the war are getting a little bit of jealousy that the tide is slightly turning.
    But i still have doubts about this getting Obama in the white house. I don’t care how bias people say they are. I still think there are overwhelming other factors which will keep him out of the white house.

    When McCain arrived for the last town hall meeting they showed there was only one reporter waiting for him when he got off of the airplane. LOL so that is something to think about.

  • Dreadsen

    Iraq in the tank for him.
    Looks like the media in Europe is in the Tank for Obama too.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mayhill-fowler/obamavolk-prepare-for-oba_b_114618.html

    If that place gets over 100,000 which is it’s capacity plus the
    expected 900,000 outside that will just be ridiculous.

    But if he gets the same audience in France then his presidency is doomed.

  • Rayven

    Here is a little history for you guys;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8s_NpaQGC8

  • nzpudding

    That’s an interesting clip Rayven.

    I think it would be fair to say that the backlash against Al Qaeda happened prior to the surge but the surge helped it along a bit quicker. We can never fully know that if there wasn’t a surge would we have seen the same results? that’s something for historians to debate over in years to come.

    However, the defining issue isn’t whether the surge worked or not, but when the troops are going to get out of Iraq. That’s what people are going to focus on. Unfortunately for McCain it seems Maliki supports Obama’s timeline for withdrawing troops, which kinda makes the ‘surge’ argument a moot point.

  • Frank

    ” Iraq in the tank for him.
    Looks like the media in Europe is in the Tank for Obama too”

    Everybody in europe is in the tank for Obama. Even christian conservatives would like to see Obama become president.

    We all know that since Bush left America with big deficits, the new president wont be able to invest much. But whoever it will be, at least an intelligent guy that wont allow torture and that cares about the environment will be elected.
    Kudos to the votes in the USA for that.

  • Frank

    I meant
    “Kudos to the voters in the USA for that. “

  • Dreadsen

    And the King of Jordan personally drives Obama to the Airport.

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/07/king-abdullah-drops-off-obama.html

    The first possible non white democratic nominee who may make history and become president isn’t really big news all all and doesn’t deserve any attention. The media is bias for covering this and they should have been ashamed of themselves for not covering McCain just as equally.
    If he draws a crowd of over 500,000 in Germany, has a king for a chauffeur and goes to Iraq and their Prime Minister agrees with his with draw plan BUT never the less the quality of this news is not big. And the fact that it is drawing media attention over McCain in a town hall shows how bias the media towards Obama.

    I think i see everyones point now.

  • Babs

    Well, Dreadsen, here’s some news I’m not seeing on MSM about Obama’s tour. (We can do this back and forth for weeks with no purpose):

    This from Israel’s Natan Sharansky on newsmax.com:

    “As we talk (Editor Christopher Ruddy and Natan Sharansky), Barack Obama is here visiting Israel. Sharansky is dubious of the candidate.

    “He is definitely a big concern for me,” he says.

    Sharansky thinks Obama has “a little record or almost no record, while the one who he is competing with is McCain, and we know for sure his principles.”

    Sharansky continues the train of thought: “It is very alarming for me the way Senator Obama voted, the way he spoke about his desire to negotiate with Ahmadinejad, and the way some of his advisers think.

    “I was at AIPAC. He made a very strong speech, speaking about a Jewish state, defensible borders, a united Jerusalem, then the next day he started correcting himself.”

    And here’s another one:

    Gaza Hamas official Fawzi Barhoum had a less-favorable response to Obama’s visit to Sderot:

    “Hamas considers the remarks of the Democratic candidate today to be part of the American policy of bias towards Israel and giving legitimacy to Israeli crimes against our people. His remarks today give cover for the occupation’s nonstop crimes against our people.”

    It’s been proven the media will cover a pile of dog poop in the street if it will improve their ratings, and the fact that we even give it talk time, I suppose, doesn’t speak well for us. But the Andrea Mitchell spot was a big surprise to me, and I still give her kudos for it. I’m hearing more and more everyday about a lot of negatives on Obama’s Tour – one commentator on CNN called it a big flop yesterday. Another surprise.

    IndiMinded, I know what you’re talking about now. McCain says that wasn’t a gaffe. I didn’t know about CBS doctoring any footage, though.

  • Dreadsen

    Babs

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ij0OjMEJKes

    This supports what you posted about Hamas statement.
    Which i agree with Hamas statement. The only problem is it is almost everyone’s agenda to dislike the Palestinians and have no regard for their voice. Look at how 60 minutes doctored and edited the interview with the Iranian president. If they would have played it unaltered like CNN did you would see that he is talking about Democracy for the Palestinians as being a resolution for peace. They cut that out.
    But if you show ANY compassion for any Arabic country or predominate muslim country it is committing political suicide. Which is a shame.
    Now is trip in Israel may be a flop but they dont like him anyway. Especially looking at how their own media put out bogus stories on him. But did you see the crowd in Germany? Had to be over 100K And they were chanting his name. I wonder if those were all American Tourists holding the Obama 08 signs and doing the chanting. Now if they are factoring this as being a flop and the results of how he was treated in Iraq. King of Jordan giving him special treatment i guess is bad too because that is a predominately Islamic country. And you know how they have been slanting any support of that sort.
    But i bet he is glad that Hamas is finally saying something bad about him! lol because that is an endorsement that he sure didn’t want to have lol

    Now lets see if he pulls the same crowd in France. That may be worse than the Hamas endorsement lol!

  • Dreadsen

    i mean c-span not cnn

    also the crowd in Germany was 200,000
    but i guess European support is bad.

  • Babs

    Dreadsen, as I said, we can bat this back and forth forever. I really wish we ould just get back to the issues.

    Did you know that several pollsters are reporting this morning that McCain is closing in on Obama in swing states, even passing him for the lead in Colorado? Do you think Obama should be concerned about this?

  • Dreadsen

    Babs

    I was supporting what you posted. Well maybe it was a sorry attempt putting Ralph Nader up there with the worse video production.

    I look at the Rcp poll on here and it is going down every day.
    I think those polls are correcting themselves and they were inflated all along. I had doubts about him being 7+ points ahead in any of the polls. The democratic one too. I think that one is also misleading. I can understand maybe 1 point up or 1 point down.
    But if it is something driving it down McCain should capitalize on it and try to keep the momentum going.
    I saw D.L. Hughley on Jay Leno last night. When he mentioned “Hey we may get our first African American president” The audience was completely silent. lol. Not one cheer or one clap.
    It probably isn’t a political gage of sentiment but i think that accounts for something.

  • Babs

    Well, Dreadsen, I’ve seen a lot of speculation that Obama’s popularity is waning, that the newness or the novelty of it is wearing off (just repeating here, don’t shoot me). Do you think, to some extent, that might be true? That maybe that “rock star” image is fading with the younger set? Or maybe the extreme (notice I said extreme) anti-war groups are turning on him and actually affecting public opinion? I don’t think it’s anything positive from the McCain camp pushing the polls, he’s the same as he always is. I think it has to be something else. Many people say this election is Obama’s to lose. Do you go along with that?

  • nzpudding

    Dreadsen:

    King Abdullah of Jordan once said “democracy means different things to different people” Perhaps people of the Middle East are tired of the Bush style of democracy that it seems is being forced upon them.

    I’m not saying King Abdullah is right for personally driving Obama to the airport, but it seems to me he’s sending a clear message as to what direction the leaders of the Middle East want to go. And lets be completely upfront here, a lot of America’s hardships at the moment is integrally linked to the Meiddle East; Oil, Iraq, Oil, Afghanistan, Oil, Iran, oh and did I mention Oil?…LOL

  • Frank

    Dreadsen,

    you hit the core:
    “But if you show ANY compassion for any Arabic country or predominate muslim country it is committing political suicide”

    In addition,
    its also impossible to critize Israels behaviour without being accused of antisemitism.

  • Dreadsen

    Here are the latest reports. After reading these does it appear that all of these outlets are printing things in a positive slant towards Obama. I wonder if there are Gaffs that are being omitted or are there really bad things he is doing which they are purposely not reporting. Or is it that Obama is doing a lot of terrible and bad things and all of the media is purposely spinning it into something positive?

    AP: “In a speech that risked being seen as presumptuous…”

    TIME Magazine: “capable to become the Commander in Chief of a superpower — without seeming presumptuous…”

    The National Journal: “He is well aware voters here at home might see that as presumptuous…”

    Washington Post: “Whether by the end of this week he will be seen as presumptuous or overly cocky…”

    Chicago Tribune: “That means walking the fine line between looking presidential and appearing arrogant and presumptuous…”

    Boston Globe: “plus the growing sense in some quarters that the presumptive Democratic nominee is getting a little presumptuous…”

    Here is O’Reily take on the speech

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=yR8vKEj-vT4

    looks like O’Reily is going to start getting attacked for not making his review completely negative.

    Here is Hannity

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=DHP6YILkXOA

    Hey Babs here is Andrea Mitchell on NBC AND Fox not being bias. lol!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Z_hsNtgZ4pg

  • nzpudding

    I really can’t stand Hannity, he reminds me of the spoilt snotty nosed fat kid at school, a bit like Ralph from The Simpsons.

    Ralph: That’s my swingset, and that’s my sandbox. I’m not allowed to go in the deep end. And this is where I met the leprechaun.
    Bart: Right, the leprechaun.
    Ralph: He told me to burn things.

  • How much Social Security has John Mccain received?