Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Iraqi's score 15 out of 18 on latest report.

The latest news from Iraq is that the government there has achieved satisfactory progress on 15 of the 18 benchmarks set by the U.S. Congress. This is up from eight of eighteen last year. Only two benchmarks, distributing oil revenues and enacting laws to disarm millitas were ruled unsatisfactory. The final benchmark had mixed reviews with the Iraqi army scoring high marks, but the Iraqi police still having problems.
I looked for a list of the 15 benchmarks that had achieved satisfactory progress, but I couldn't find one. If anyone sees one let me know.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Obama sounds like Porky Pig

That was the result of the latest poll here. Porky Pig got 15 out of the forty votes. Thanks to everyone who voted in this poll. I'll have a new poll up soon.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

McCain even with Obama in the Money race.

I know I can't believe it either. John McCain raised 21.4 million dollars in May while Obama raised 23.8 million dollars. McCain is only six million behind Obama in Cash on Hand trailing 43.1 to 35.9. How can this be. Obama raised 295.5 million to McCain's 124.6 million overall. First of all Obama's protracted race for the nomination cost alot of money, but maybe more importantly Obama has been spending more money than he has been taking in. In April Obama's burn rate was 114% In otherwords for every dollar that came in he spent $1.14. Mccain's was 45% in the same month. Of course to be fair Obama was still in a race and McCain had already clinched the nomination. However this should give us an indication of how these candidate plans to run the country. Obama has spent 83% of all the money coming in over the entire campaign and McCain spent 78%. (These are all April numbers) This is why although outraised by over 170 million dollars Mccain is almost even in cash on hand.
http://www.johnmccain.com/strategybriefing/a.htm

The other elephant in the room, no pun intended, is the RNC has much more money than the DNC. The Republican National Committee currently has $53 million dollars and the DNC has $4 million. This election might not go as badly for the Republicans or as good for the Democrats as some people have suggested. It's still a long way to Election Day anything can happen.

Obama Smokes Crack!

That is what supporters of Hillary Clinton spraypainted on several cars in Florida last night. A note was found critizing both McCain and Obama but praising Hillary Clinton. There was also a racial epihet written on some of the cars. I guess these people missed the unity event in Unity, NH.