Thursday, January 31, 2008

Still Undecided?

I wanted to do something a little different this time and hopes it will to get a few laughs, because I really am disgusted with this election and all the fighting and bickering that is going on between all the candidates if only one of them could just step up and be honest and answer a question straight up.
The battles for both the Democratic and Republican nominations have focused more and more on the economy, which polls suggest now rivals the war in Iraq as the issue concerning most Americans.
The stakes are high, and Clinton and Obama have been clashing in increasingly acrimonious terms.
Obama would become the first black president if nominated and elected; Clinton could be the first woman president.
The Clinton campaign released two new 30-second ads it will run in those states emphasizing the senator's tactics for dealing with a flagging economy. One features a plunging skydiver as an announcer proclaims "our economy could be heading into free fall." The other shows her proclaiming a "can-do spirit" and vowing to "turn our economy around and build a new age of prosperity."
Barack Obama raised a staggering $32 million in January, cash aplenty to advertise all through the expensive Super Tuesday states and beyond. He was also running ads in more states than rival Hillary Rodham Clinton as the last two Democrats standing braced for Thursday night's face-to-face debate in California.
Obama and Clinton were facing off in Los Angeles' Kodak Theater, home to the Academy Awards, in the first Democratic debate of the season to feature only two candidates.
McCain is planning to rely on momentum and "free" news coverage that comes with it by holding rallies and news conferences in California and big winner-take-all delegates states, including New York. McCain picked up the endorsement of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday, an event sure to garner loads of publicity.
With winner-take-all states his first priority, McCain's tentative travel schedule calls for him to travel coast to coast for general-election style rallies in Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
Romney's strategy calls for seeking votes in states with heavy concentrations of Romney's fellow Mormons: California, Arizona, and Utah, home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Romney, trying to become the first Mormon elected president, will attend the funeral of the church President Gordon B. Hinckley on Saturday in Utah. He will also campaign Friday in Colorado, followed by visits to Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri, key midwestern battlegrounds. In Missouri, a classic swing state, Romney enjoys the strong support of Gov. Matt Blunt.
Romney's home state of Massachusetts also votes Tuesday. His campaign tentatively planned to receive the Super Tuesday returns there. If he were to fail, Boston would be the most likely sight of his campaign goodbye.
It sure would be great to have this system of ours change for the better like they are all talking about but I can't help but feel it is just talk. So far not one of them can seem to be straight forward, this is just the way I feel.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani ended his GOP presidential race and endorsed rival Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Wednesday. And sources say California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger might endorse McCain on Thursday.
"I am very proud to endorse my friend and fellow Republican a hero John McCain," Giuliani said at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley California, two hours before the Republican presidential candidates were to face each other in their final debate before the Super Tuesday contests next week.
Giuliani said McCain gives the Republican Party the best chance to hold onto the presidency.
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards bowed out Wednesday without endorsing either of his former rivals.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Big Game

I found some interesting information about previous Super Bowl Games to share with everyone.
The team that has won the coin toss is 19 and lost is 22 in the Super Bowl, and has lost the past four straight and nine of the last 11 games. The Patriots lost the coin toss in each of their three Super Bowl wins. They won the coin toss for Super Bowl XXXI and lost the game; they lost the coin toss for Super Bowl XX vs. the Bears and also lost that game. The Giants won the coin toss in Super Bowl XXXV and lost that game; they lost the coin toss in both Super Bowls XX and XXV and won those games.
Who do you think will win this years Super Bowl ?. You can see my choice if you click on the Title (the Big Game) at the top of this post
The Patriots have 20 players with Super Bowl experience on their current roster; the Giants have three.
The Giants-Patriots Super Bowl is only the second time that the two Super Bowl participants have met in the final regular season game; the other occurrence was in 1977 when the Cowboys and Broncos met in Week 14 and then in Super Bowl XII. The Cowboys won both games. The Giants and Patriots also met in the final game of this year's preseason; The Patriots won that game 27-20.
The Patriots are the 17th team to lead the NFL in scoring and reach the Super Bowl. The previous 16 teams are 9-7 in the Super Bowl last two the ’05 Seahawks and ’01 Rams have lost. The last team to lead the NFL in scoring and win the Super Bowl was the ’99 Rams in XXXIV.
This is the second straight season in which the NFC quarterback in the Super Bowl threw 20 interceptions in the regular season last year, Rex Grossman threw 20 interceptions, and threw three in the playoffs, two in the Super Bowl. The other to throw 20 interceptions during the regular season and then reach the Super Bowl are Kurt Warner (22 in 2001), Phil Simms (22 in 1986), Terry Bradshaw (25 in 1979 and 20 in 1978) and Darryl Lamonica (20 in 1967). The only two Super Bowl quarterbacks to throw 20 interceptions during the regular season and not throw one in the playoffs were Boomer Esiason in 1990 and Simms in 1986.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Who Will It Be ?

This 2008 Presidential election is going to be a long and crazy roller coaster ride so get ready and if you have not registered to vote Please do, you can make a difference if you choose to. The opening rounds behind them in a five-day flash, the presidential contenders leave New Hampshire with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. John McCain firmly back in contention and with the candidates weary from a wild ride that leaves the field back where it started more than a year ago. In trading two upstarts for two stalwarts, Granite Staters sent a much different message than their Hawkeye State brethren. They also stripped from the race any notion of anointed frontrunners, leaving the contest to a crush of other states through Feb. 5 and very possibly well beyond. This campaign has been all about who offers change; the first five days that included voting have shown us that everything we think we know is subject to, well, change. With the two states that have consumed maybe 90 percent of the candidates' attention and energy now done, any campaign that claims to be fully prepared for what's to come isn't spinning it's lying. Both former senator John Edwards and former governor Mitt Romney now face serious threats to their viability. They are under tight pressure to start delivering victories; Edwards was counting on Obama to knock out Clinton, and Romney wanted to win Iowa and New Hampshire but wound up with neither.
Who will be the 44th President of the United States of America. No one really knows for sure. All the talk about change sounds like some kind of a fairytale, because in the past nothing has ever changed except the rich get richer and the middle class find it harder to live each day by working longer hours and sometimes 2 jobs just to make ends meet. I personally feel to have a real change we must do something drastic to make a difference and putting a Woman or a person of Color in the White House just might do it this time around and if we don't it will be to late. The way things are going now with the war in Iraq and maybe Iran next in line the future looks really dismal. Anyway whatever happens we can only hope for the best and take one day at a time.I have set up a link that may be of interest on the history of all the US Presidents past and present, just click on the Title (Who Will It Be ?) at the top of the post.