Obama up by 9 points on eve of VP debate. Clinton > popular than Reagan.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Oct 2, 2008
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Here’s the NY Times article. Excerpt: With the first presidential debate completed and both candidates grappling with the turmoil on Wall Street and in Washington, Senator Barack Obama is showing signs of gaining significant support among voters with less than five weeks left until Election Day, while Senator John McCain’s image has been damaged by his response to the financial crisis.

The VP debate’s tonight—where we see if Biden can serve as the amiable, loose-lipped attack-dog without coming off as superior, gaffe-prone or sexist! Where Republicans see if Palin, after poor, poor, poor-—okay, embarrassing performances in recent interviews, can reclaim that folksy viciousness she thrilled ’em with in the early days following her nomination! Call a friend and organize a potluck or bbq if you haven’t already–I’m going to a neighbor’s place who pulls a screen down in the backyard making the show big enough for 100 folks, children, dogs and lotsa good food and drink. Of course, it’ll be a little chillier than it was last time I was there.

Also, check out (click on) the an amazing chart below showing our last 10 presidents. Did you know that, overall, Clinton was more popular than Reagan? I sure as hell didn’t. When I think Reagan, I think of fawning Republicans. When I think Clinton, I think of promise marred by bad judgement with Miss Lewinsky.




About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Obama up by 9 points on eve of VP debate. Clinton > popular than Reagan.”

  1. admin says:

    From the above linked HuffPost article: The latest Quinnipiac polls show Obama crossing the 50 percent threshold in all three of those states:

    Florida: 51 – 43

    Ohio: 50 – 42

    Pennsylvania: 54 – 39

    A set of five CNN/Time battleground polls also show Obama breaking away in some key states:

    Florida: Obama 51%, McCain 47%

    Minnesota: Obama 54%, McCain 43%

    Missouri: Obama 49%, McCain 48%

    Nevada: Obama 51%, McCain 47%

    Virginia: Obama 53%, McCain 44%

  2. anna says:

    If only this cartoon could be shared with all Americans…maybe THIS WILL SPELL IT OUT.

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