Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Good Rasmussen numbers out of Rhode Island. The newest poll shows Sheldon Whitehouse up 49% to 39% against moderate-when-it-doesn't-matter Lincoln Chafee. With leaners it's 52% to 41%.

Whitehouse also has twice as much money on hand as does Chafee ($1.4 million to $700K).

Poor Lincoln, you had your chance to become a Democrat. You vote with us on energy, budget issues, Iraq, torture, etc. But you had to try and stay in the GOP, when your mentor and dad's friend Jim Jeffords knew it was time for all sane people to leave, and now you'll pay the price for that most important vote: for Frist as leader.

Well, there's always that job shoeing horses in Montana to go back to.


At 7:02 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Ah! Rhode Island is one of the states I was calling for moveOn last week. It's good to see the numbers are looking good for us. I can say that there are a lot of Independents who voted Republican last election that are very, very angry. This came through on every state I called.

My big concern now, not in any particular state, but all states, is the new commericial I saw for the AARP being shown on CNN (and Fox). They are telling seniors "Don't vote". Of course, they say later "not until you know where the candidates stand on the issues" and then they direct you to their internet site.

There are many, many things wrong with this commercial. First of all, all those on the commercial are far from Senior citizen age, they are much younger. I guess you don't have to worry so much about buying your prescriptions on a fixed income when you are young and working...

The other thing, how many senior citizens even have a computer? They hear "don't vote" from the AARP, an organization they think they can trust, and they won't vote.

Wasn't it the AARP who backed Bush in the last election?

Of course, this is just what the Republican party wants, because they know how angry the senior citizens are over the new prescription drug program. The last thing they want is to have all those senior citizens who got screwed and are now paying more for their prescription drugs to vote their conscience.

I hope that the Democratic party gets something to challenge that commercial. It's disgusting to think that they would encourage anyone not to vote.


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