27 Jan 2010

Scott Brown (Almost) Ties Obama in Zogby Presidential Preference Poll

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Newsmax cheerfully interprets away Obama’s 1.9% winning edge, but, hey! Brown hasn’t even started campaigning yet.

A stunning new poll conducted by Newsmax/Zogby reveals that Massachusett’s new Republican Sen.-elect Scott Brown could defeat President Barack Obama in a presidential election.

The Newsmax/Zogby poll released Tuesday found that the pair would be statistically deadlocked if the presidential election took place today.

The poll indicates surprisingly weak support for the president among independent voters, who favor the tyro Brown by 48.6 percent to 36 percent in a hypothetical matchup against Obama. …

“The real problem for Obama is that he has lost the middle, and losing the middle means losing independents,” McKinnon said. “And it is independents that are responsible for swinging elections one way or the other in this country. So if you lose independents, you’re going to lose the presidency.”

The poll asked likely voters: “If the election for president of the United States were held today and the only candidates were Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Scott Brown, for whom would you vote?”

Based on the 4,163 responses, Obama leads Brown by 46.5 percent to 44.6 percent. That amounts to a statistical tie because the Zogby survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5 percent.


Even hard-core liberal snark queen Maureen Dowd evidently recognizes the rising star eclipsing the setting one.

He’s The One, all right.

The handsome, athletic pol with the comely wife and two lovely daughters who precipitously rose from the State Legislature to pull us all together.

The fresh face and disarming underdog America’s been waiting for, someone who suffered through his parents’ divorce, watched his mom go on welfare and survived some wayward youthful behavior to become disciplined and successful — a lawyer, a lawmaker and a devoted family guy who does dog duty.

Someone who’s always game for a game of pickup basketball, loves talking sports and even boasts beefcake photos. A pro-choice phenom propelled into higher office by conservatives, independents and Democrats, a surprise winner with a magical aura.

The New One is the shimmering vessel that we are pouring all our hopes and dreams into after the grave disappointment of the Last One, Barack Obama.

The only question left is: Why isn’t Scott Brown delivering the State of the Union?

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No Man

This is progress! In November 2008, 52% of Americans were snake-bit. Now, it’s 46.5% stuck on abject stupidity. It means 53.5% will not vote for the nitwit.

Another month and . . .

I can’t wait ’til he’s gone. I’m going broke buying batteries for my Obama BS decoder ring.


Isn’t the very idea of “the One” childish at its core? Sort of like wishing for a dreamy hero to come riding to the rescue in a movie. Do adults really feel like this? Do they walk around, as they lead their day-to-day lives, dreaming of LESS responsibility – like a depressive trying to sleep away the pain?

I mean, I greatly admired Ronald Reagan, but had no illusions about his magical powers. He was simply a man. I saw him as fighting the same battle I was committed to and I was glad to have him on my side. Frankly, I think it would have been a pleasure to share a beer with him, but I consider that quite enough and more than Obama would ever get from me.


PS – I might make an exception for Clinton – its the rogue in me. :)


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