Tag Archives: 2008 Presidential Election

2008 Massachusetts Election Map

*50%+ was for all towns McCain won, even if he won 49%-48% due to 3rd parties.  Other percentages are raw numbers. I put this together for anyone who is curious.  Most Massachusetts Maps just show a sea of blue.  They aren’t very useful other than to tell us Massachusetts is liberal.  We already know that.  With this map, we can…

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McCain’s Waterloo

I was a strong supporter of Republican John McCain when he first ran for the presidency in 2000. I felt then that he would help the GOP rebound from its wilderness years during the Clinton era & that he would help to expand the Republican base in a fashion similar to his own political heroes: Teddy Roosevelt & Ronald Reagan.…

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So, How did he do it?

If we can all spare a moment from blaming each other for McCain’s loss (Republicans are only too famous for standing in a circle, pointing their guns inward and shouting “Fire!”), perhaps we could spend some time doing some analysis of how Obama pulled this off, hmm? The simple fact of the matter is, Obama went old-school–he ran a precinct…

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A Flag, on a Hill

Good read! So consider this, my fellows in arms: On Tuesday, the Left – armed with the most attractive, eloquent, young, hip, and charismatic candidate I have seen with my adult eyes, a candidate shielded by a media so overtly that it can never be such a shield again, who appeared after eight years of a historically unpopular President, in…

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Election ’08

Question 1.  It failed because, (1) outspent 10:1 ‘no’ would have prevailed even if no meant that the State will kill your kitten and (2) it was too extreme and even though the Legislature would have reversed the referendum outcome and perhaps actually discussed spending, opposition didn’t have to discuss such nuance. Question 2.  I could give a rat’s ass.…

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Waiting To Exhale

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States (POTUS) is an event fraught with many levels of significance. The most obvious one is that he’ll be the nation’s first black president. Some commentators have suggested that Obama’s role as POTUS will help America heal the wounds of its racist past. Maybe. More to the point, Obama as…

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