Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Smorgasbord

1) I found this awesome video, Night of the Living Democrats, at Patrick's. I loved it and had to post it.

2) Robert Novak's take on the last Republican debate. I thought he was spot on in his analysis, I couldn't agree with him more:
Orlando Republican Debate: The most recent GOP debate was the most important to date. Thompson and McCain improved, Giuliani was strong, and Romney faltered.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Once again, he led the Republican pack. He looks like a President more than the others, and he has learned to avoid the pitfalls of his past liberalism. He still faces very serious problems: possible mass defection of social conservatives (though he was effective at last week's Values Voters Conference) and weakness in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Presented with the chance to grab some of the pro-life base in the wake of Sen. Sam Brownback's (R-Kan.) departure, Romney did not give a very good performance. He looks a little off balance lately and seems intimidated by Giuliani. But his hole card is that he leads in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: He did better and looked better than in his previous performances, but he still didn't knock anybody's socks off. The wait-and-see Republicans are not waiting much longer and indeed are looking elsewhere.

Arizona Sen. John McCain: He looked better, but he seems unable to retrieve his front-running status.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: He is smooth, likable and has a rare sense of humor (pushing him up in the polls). He hit the abortion message harder, clearly reaching for Brownback's supporters. But do conservatives know he is a protectionist and a carbon taxer?
Here is the video of Rudy at the Values Voters Summit, I thought he was very good and honest, which is one of my favorite things about him. To be honest, I see him as more real than Huckabee and I almost think I trust him to pick better judges than Huckabee. To see some of the transcript highlights of Rudy's speech, go here!

3) Little Green Footballs has wised up to the Ron Paul Culties. I love this, LGF had a poll on who won the Republican debate and didn't even put Ron Paul in as a choice. Ha!! Of course, the internet crazies who support Paul were fit to be tied but you finally get a poll that is a more accurate reflection of who won the debate.

4) Are Democrats Too Confident about 2008? Great article, here is an excerpt:
Some Republicans also drew confidence from Saturday's election of Republican U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal as governor of Louisiana. The incumbent Democratic governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, still blamed for post-Hurricane Katrina incompetence, decided not to seek re-election.

"Jindal walked away with that race," said Democratic pollster Dave Beattie, who is not affiliated with a campaign.

"There's a real anti-incumbent, anti-Washington mood out there," he said. "Democrats cannot take for granted that just because voters are upset with the Republican administration it doesn't mean they think Democrats are much better right now."
5) Check out this Hillary Humor for some comic relief!

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