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Make this election a rebuke to filthy politics

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“[C]haracter assassination … appeals to race hatred … not an effective life raft for desperate opportunists looking to save themselves by degrading this country”
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I hope the result of the election can be a rebuke, a closing of the book on McCainism and the moral filth it has come to represent.
McCain’s campaign has devolved into something altogether different … what with its increasingly open appeals to racial conflict and aggressive invocations of blood hatred of Arabs and Muslims. As The New Republic phrases it, McCain’s “subtle incitements of racial warfare and underhanded implications of foreign nativity.” Over the months we’ve become desensitized to the moral depravity of McCain’s campaign
But as John Judis notes, a closer look at the language and imargery [sic] McCain’s ‘socialism’ pitch reveals it’s actually “about whites paying their taxes so that lazy, indolent, unemployed blacks can live off them.”
We’ll always have a national dark side. But some signal needs to be sent, at least for a while, that this sort of filth, his character assassination and appeals to race hatred is not an effective life raft for desperate opportunists looking to save themselves by degrading this country. A McCain defeat would go some way to accomplishing that.
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November 1, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Posted in Politics, Social change

McCain win probability: 2.8%

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fivethirtyeight.com runs 10,000 simulations every day. Now sees McCain win in only 2.8% of potential outcomes.
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November 1, 2008 at 12:33 pm

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3 days to go, no narrowing in electoral vote polls

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Pollster.com projects Obama 311, McCain 142. 270 needed. Pennsylvania, where McCain’s concentrating, shows 9.3 point Obama lead.
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Not surprisingly, yesterday was another heavy day of new poll releases: 37 new statewide surveys and 10 national releases, yet these surveys indicate no clear trends and leave our bottom line electoral vote count unchanged

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November 1, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Posted in Politics