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A Theory of Decreasing Expectations

Primary and caucus results are all about expectations. Candidates spend the weeks before an election day campaigning hard and attacking their opponents, but they suddenly hit the brakes about 48 hours before the vote and begin setting up low expectations for the results. The point of this move is to create the perception of success, [...]

The Obama Rama Party

Barack Obama is seen by some as the savior of US politics. Literally, the bi-racial/former constitutional law professor/community organizer/best selling author/US senator is raking in the cash. Did I mention he’s black? Bi-racial to be more accurate. Literally, I’ve just listed Barack Obama’s formal qualifications to be the President of the United States. Call me [...]

CNN/YouTube Debate or Bust

I’m watching the debate right now and it is wildly mildly exciting. Some of the questions have been mildly humorous but also serious (see: snowman) although most have been stupid or very serious. The best answer thus far has been Barack Obama’s response to whether or not he would work for a minimum wage. Overall, [...]

When Mitt Met Hillary

When Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney ran into each other yesterday in Iowa, they smiled for the cameras. Both Presidential hopefuls hoped this wouldn’t be their last encounter – and, if current polling in Iowa can be extrapolated to national trends (and Kerry clearly showed us last year that it can), then this match up [...]

A recent MTV poll found that 68% of young Americans would vote for a candidate who has used marijuana. Good news for Obama. 25% would vote for a gay candidate, but only 22% would vote for a candidate who has used cocaine (bad news for Tom Tancredo). 41% of youngsters have favorable opinions of Hillary [...]

While combing through the November 9-12 National Omnibus Poll by RT Strategies for the Cook Political Report, I discovered that RT Strategies doesn’t know how to spell Barack Obama: RT Strategies is one of the most respected pollsters in the nation. Their typical margin of error is about 2.2%. That translates to a typical sample [...]

Kedar and I have been working semi-religiously on perfecting the 2008 Election Tracker (so much so that we both conspicuously missed Saturday’s debate (OOPS!)). Anyway, our spiffy new graphs are really, really neat and can be found below. Democratic Primary Race (click the thumbnail to enlarge via lightbox): ^^^(NOTE: I re-keyed Gore as greeen in [...]

I uploaded both the Republican and Democratic polls over at the Election 2008 Tracker. Try clicking on the charts to see a bigger view, I’m testing a new script that should add a pretty neat effect to the pictures when you click on them. In the democrat’s poll, you can see a clear-cut frontrunner (Clinton) [...]

Pick Me! Pick Me!

When I checked DailyWrit today, I cannot even begin to describe how utterly shocked I was at not seeing any posts about Ann Coulter. I mean, I figured Tex would at least have something hilarious to say. So I quickly rainchecked the topic… Yao: how come nobody has written about ann coulter on dailywrit Yao: [...]

I tried for quite some time to ignore the comments that Senator Obama made recently about religion and how it is being ‘hijacked’ to ‘drive us apart’. The mainstream media and blog after blog after blog (and even Yao) posted about it but I thought it was a marginally interesting debate but never paid it [...]



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