McCain ahead in Ohio and Florida, gains in Colorado

McCain 49% and Obama 47% in Ohio

McCain 49% and Obama 48% in Florida

McCain up a point against Obama in Colorado since the 5th (still down by 4%)

Here’s the details

So lets stop all this idiotic panic please. I mean seriously, Obama is running in a dead give away Democrat year with about a 4:1 money advantage and McCain is still within the margin of error nationally and in most important states. Obama couldn’t be a weaker candidate…

It’s gonna be close, just like the past two elections. You know, ever since the current red/blue demographics were aligned. Seems to me that despite all the rhetoric about changing the dynamics the election is going to be won or lost in the same states as ’00 and ’04. And it will probably come down to each parties get out the vote operations, just like the past two elections.

So, really, the fact that McCain never fell more than, say, 8 points behind nationally (and I don’t even think it got that bad in most battleground states) at his worst and the fact that he is pretty much back to even now should make us all very happy. After all, who had the better GOTV operations in ’00 and ’04? And while Obama may have made up ground its still widely recognized that the GOP has much larger and better voter information databases.

Honestly, people, recent history tells us that McCain is in good shape. Heck I might even consider him the front runner at this point.

Obama wants to “spread the wealth around”

So, yea, I’m sure everybody already figured that out but I’m just as sure that nobody expected him to just outright say it…

Here’s the story. This won’t be good for Obama because it is a short soundbite friendly gaffe. I don’t know how far this story will go but at least its a plus McCain-Palin. (Reaction from Malkin and Hotair)

FINALLY UPDATE: A spreadable butter based ideology (Hat tip: Malkin)

THE PLUMBER IS NOT HAPPY UPDATE: Just to echo Allah, Joe Wurzelbacher needs to be in a McCain ad NOW.

JOE WURZELBACHER FOR PRESIDENT? UPDATE: Malkin seems to think so. Can’t say I disagree…

Hey someone in the media finally gets it!

Shocking, I know.

But true.

Just check out Jonathan Martin’s article over at The Politico. Its about how McCain will be called a racist no matter what.

Sure its something that’s been obvious for months but, hey, give him credit for figuring it out at all.

P.s. Someone should send this to McCain and tell him to start making Rev. Wright an issue again. Its not racist by any means and its completely relevant.  After all he attended that nut job “church” for twenty years yet he still tries to claim that he has good judgement… its a joke waiting for a punch line. Start swinging McCain.

Is it bad when the Conserv-O-Sphere needs comic relief?

Seems to be a lot of depression and panic theses days…

Some for good reason.

Some for exaggerated concerns over polls… come on people Zogby only has him down by 3 and, if you think about the atmosphere, Obama should be up by, say, 15 or so.

But in case you are feeling down like some of my compatriots in the Conserv-O-Sphere here’s some material to cheer you up:

Hot Air found a hilarious reworking of the famous Take on Me video… even better than Family Guy.

Malkin took a more political, but still hilarious, approach and found this Gem.

Heck even the McCain campaign got in on the comic relief-er-y.

And, obviously saving best for last, here is my compilation of the Top 5 funniest videos on the internet.

Take a moment to laugh. Just don’t do it because you think the election is lost.

Kids for Obama

I recently found this site on barackobama.com

It scares me.

and I’ll tell you why.

What Obama is doing through this site is something that authoritarian regimes do constantly. They harvest the minds of the children I suppose you could say. Or, in other words, they indoctrinate kids before they are old enough to form their own opinions on things. They create a super hero image of their leader and urge kids to engage in personality worship.

All the signs are there on his Kids for Obama site…

The making of a political candidate into something larger than life (you know, like superman):

The encouragement by the campaign to basically worship the leader:

The approval of such worship: (quote from Kids for Obama blog)

“They’re excited.  Some of them are not going to wash their hands any time soon [after shaking hands with Barack]. He made those kids’ day, that’s for sure.  If not year.”

The assertion that kids can have a pseudo-personal relationship with the leader: (suggestion on Kids for Obama for how kids can get involved)

“Draw a picture of Senator Barack Obama or “an expression of Democracy”. For example, the Senator sitting in the White House or working on Capitol. Hill. You can send your drawing to the Obama for America Campaign Headquarters in Chicago and it will be posted for the Senator to see.”

The idea that there is no such thing as too young:

The praise for people who train their children to sing to the leader (the quote is from Amanda Carpenter)

“The video was promoted on Obama’s presidential website in an August 20 post. “What the children and a few adults accomplished in a few hours on a Sunday afternoon embodies the nature of the Obama campaign: its grassroots inspiration, its inclusiveness, its community building,” Obama’s campaign site said of the video.”

There’s lots more, too much to list here at this moment, so I encourage you to visit the site and look around for yourself. Try this, every time you see Obama’s name replace it with the phrase “dear leader” and see if the result is disturbing or not.

Now, before the hate mail comes poring in, let me just clarify what I am saying with all of this…

First, I am not saying that Obama is Hitler or Mao or Stalin or whoever. I am not saying that Obama is going to, or even wants to, try to build a generation of brainwashed soldiers. I am not saying that Obama is a Fascist or a Communist or whatever.

But, I am saying that he is using tactics similar to those employed by Hitler, Mao, Kim Jong Il, and so on. I am saying that these tactics have (as Obama readily admits) NOT been used in this country before Obama. I am saying that these tactics scare me. I am saying that Obama should renounce these disturbing practices immediately.

Children under 12 (the age group Kids for Obama is targeting) should NEVER be used as a part of any political campaign.

UPDATE: Now Obama’s campaign is having children march in parades for them… and they’re importing kids from other countries now.

UPDATE: The indoctrination reaches our public schools. Obama scripture is now required reading for 8th graders in Wisconsin (Hat tip: Malkin).

Obama Youth take two

This time it’s more militant:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUEQz5dltmI

As if the last one wasn’t Hitler-youth-y enough… (Ed Morrissey disagrees)

Here’s some food for thought:

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future”

-Adolf Hitler

HOLY CRAP UPDATE: You know… it’s one thing for miss guided supporters to start pawning off their kids to Obama but it’s something entirely different for a presidential campaign to actively try and recruit kids as campaign tools. But honestly this Kids for Obama initiative goes beyond that to pure indoctrination on a level that terrifies me. Read the latest on Kids for Obama