Obama Nation

“Control the coinage and the courts, the rabble can have the rest.” – The Princess Irulan, in Frank Herbert’s Dune Sometime tonight, as I will be flying to Tokyo on the first leg of an around the world speaking tour, the captain will awaken us to the news that Senator Barack Obama has been electedContinue reading “Obama Nation”

Will Sarah Palin run for president?

You betcha! Like many before her, she is caught in a stream that leads inexorably on and running for president, barring some huge personal life and death event, is the pool it dumps into. But can she win?  Ah, that’s another question and frankly, quite beside the point at this stage.  Even if she losesContinue reading “Will Sarah Palin run for president?”

Why Colin Powell Endorsed Obama?

The real reason? Because he believes that Barack Obama is going to win.  And not just win.  The Obama presidency will be huge, not only history making but earth shattering.  America will be back big time in the world.  And the economy will eventually regain its footing and remember, to get re-elected it doesn’t haveContinue reading “Why Colin Powell Endorsed Obama?”

A Fox within a Fox continued

(To understand this post you may want to read an earlier installment.) https://dougwead.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/a-fox-within-a-fox/ Okay folks, here is an example of what I am talking about.  Tuesday all of the news shows were trumpeting a new battleground poll showing Senator Barack Obama pulling ahead of Senator John McCain in the presidential race in the key fiveContinue reading “A Fox within a Fox continued”

And the debate? McCain loses to Bush !

  A recap of the second Obama – McCain Debate. Well, on style, they say Obama won.  And on debate points McCain won.  I mean, he did answer the questions.  Obama did a Palin and ignored the questions and just dropped into the nearest workable paragraph of his stump speech.  Smart.  It worked for Palin. Continue reading “And the debate? McCain loses to Bush !”

A Fox within a Fox

“Talent hits a target that no one else can hit.  Genius hits a target that no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer Here it is folks, the last big, untouched, television market. Everyone knows the success story of how FOX NEWS was launched and made an effort to include conservative opinion and thinking inContinue reading “A Fox within a Fox”

John McCain Warns of a Depression !

John McCain warns of an economic depression ! Okay, this is pretty incredible.  But in 1991 I interviewed Senator John McCain (it is one of the perks of being a student of history and a writer of books) and there he was, on the record, declaring that we were headed to a depression, not recession, depression,Continue reading “John McCain Warns of a Depression !”

McCain’s Big Gamble: How it could work? How it could fail?

McCain’s big Gamble.  How it could work?  How it could fail? Several years ago John McCain must have locked himself in his Senate office bathroom and looked in the mirror and said, “Look pal, you are a moderate conservative in an ultra conservative party and if you run a traditional campaign you are going toContinue reading “McCain’s Big Gamble: How it could work? How it could fail?”

Can McCain still win with a losing economy?

Can McCain still win with a losing economy? Today the stock market dropped 500 points in the biggest loss since 9-11.  And things are only getting better in Iraq.  It all spells trouble for the John McCain Campaign which has been living on miracles for two years now.  After all, Senator McCain once glibly offeredContinue reading “Can McCain still win with a losing economy?”

The History of the evangelical vote in presidential elections

What is the history of the crucial Evangelical Christian vote and where is it likely to go in the upcoming showdown between John McCain and Barack Obama?   The chart below, prepared by a team I put together for NEWSMAX and appearing in their current issue, offers the most comprehensive and accurate account of theContinue reading “The History of the evangelical vote in presidential elections”