Tuesday, November 04, 2008

In A Blue Town, This Paper Is Red All Over

On the day before the election, Wendy McCaw's News-Press finally tells us, it is endorsing John McCain in the Presidential race.

Looks like Wendy was one of those "undecided" voters heading into the last weekend before the election.

In fact, the News-Press is endorsing Republicans in each race for partisan office that it is making an endorsement in. In addition to McCain it is endorsing Tony Strickland over Hannah-Beth Jackson in the 19th District State Senate race and Matt Kokkonen for Congress over Lois Capps.

News-Press owner McCaw has long described herself as a "Libertarian." Didn't know that was a synonym for "Republican."

Nationwide, Obama leads McCain in newspaper endorsements, 273 to 142.

As of 11:30 pm Monday night, Obama was leading McCain, 60 percent to 40 percent, in the "7-Election Poll."

Speaking of elections and coffee, Starbucks is offering a free cup today, to anyone who comes in and tells them that they voted.

At a political forum I attended last weekend, everyone on the panel picked Obama to win. Among the explanations given:

"Obama has been a good candidate with a good message." - Bill Carrick, Democratic Strategist.

"To say Obama is a crazy radical, doesn't resonate with people." - Reihan Salam, editor at the Atlantic Monthly.

"If you turned on the second debate and turned down the sound, you saw a president and you saw an old white guy." - Jim Brulte, former Republican leader of the State Senate.

And why is it that Republicans always seem to be obsessed with voter fraud? According to Brulte, "it's easier to take dead Democrats off the rolls than it is to register live Republicans."

Vote early and often.