The Associated Press has discovered that Obama’s aunt from Kenya is an illegal alien. The 56 year old woman, Zeituni Onyango, refered to by Obama as “Aunti Zeituni”, was denied asylum four years ago. There were no details available about the cirumstances of her asylum denial.
Momentum appears to have continued for McCain as the latest Zogby poll shows that McCain has a 1 point lead in 1-day polling (48-47). The three-day poll has held steady (at 49-44 Obama), but that is due to a good day of polling Obama had 3 days ago. Another good day of polling for McCain will show the three-day poll tighten dramatically.
McCain has made inroads with women, most likely conservative women put off by Obama’s continued support of a “spread the wealth” philosophy. He has also cut into independents and now even leads with blue collar voters.
The election could really turn into a nail-biter, but then again the disparity in the polls could be evidence that the polls are not indicative of how this race will end up.
I usually try to look at both sides of things, but Obama is really out of touch right now. This youtube clip says it all. It’s got some commentary in it, but it’s the only clip I’ve found with his quote. It appears Obama is basically saying that anyone who doesn’t want more taxes is simply selfish. Then he compares taxation to sharing toys in Kindergarten, or sharing a sandwich.
There is a difference between charity/sharing and taxation. Sharing is an act one chooses to do, taxation is something that is forced. If I don’t share, I’m just an ass. If I don’t pay taxes I’m heading to jail.
A My Fox Dallas report details the adventures of a Chapel Hill, North Carolina man that was tired of having his McCain yard signs stolen and replaced with Obama signs. The man, Shawn Turschak, an electrical engineer, wired his sign up an a power supply from an electrical pet fence. He set up a camera in a nearby tree and kept surveillance.
The camera caught a rather short individual approaching his sign with an Obama sign. The youngster touched the sign and quickly ran off the way he came. Shortly afterward, a neighbor came to the house complaining that his 9-year old son had been electrocuted.
Captain James Nida of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department says he doesn’t plan to file charges.
The Washington Post has posted the ratings for last night’s Obama “Infomercial.” The early raings show that it got 30.1 million viewers. ABC, who did not show “Barack Obama: American Stories” got 6.6 million viewers for “Pushing Daisies” (more than its 5.7 million last week and even more than the 6.3 million it got for the season premiere). Some further breakdown of the ratings:
NBC: 10 million (last week: 8 million for “Knight Rider”)
CBS: 8.7 million (last week: 8 million for “The New Adventures of Old Christine”)
FOX: 8 million (last week: 10 million for “Bones”)
Univision: 3.7 million
Numbers are not yet available for cable networks (MSNBC, BET and TVOne) that also showed the special.
It will be interesting to see if this has any affect on the momentum the McCain campaign has had the past week. We may not know for sure for a few days as polls tend to lag influences such as this.