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.
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