Daily Archives: October 7, 2008

>Obama Soars Ahead in Pennsylvania

>With tonight’s debate just a few a hours away and looming large for John McCain to turn the tide against surging poll numbers for Barack Obama come the latest poll from Pennsylvania.

The latest SurveyUSA poll in Pennsylvania finds Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain by 15 points, 55% to 40%.

In less than two weeks, Obama is up 5 points; McCain is down 4.

Key findings: “Among white voters, who make-up 87% of PA’s electorate, Obama had trailed by 3, now leads by 4 — a 7-point swing to the Democrat, which, when combined with Obama’s now 24:1 advantage among black voters, puts Obama in prime position to capture the 21 Keystone Electoral Votes as the two candidates head for home.”

Does this mean that McCain will soon pull out of Pennsylvania, like he did Michigan if tonight’s debate goes badly? We will have to wait and see.

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Obama Soars Ahead in Pennsylvania

With tonight’s debate just a few a hours away and looming large for John McCain to turn the tide against surging poll numbers for Barack Obama come the latest poll from Pennsylvania.

The latest SurveyUSA poll in Pennsylvania finds Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain by 15 points, 55% to 40%.

In less than two weeks, Obama is up 5 points; McCain is down 4.

Key findings: “Among white voters, who make-up 87% of PA’s electorate, Obama had trailed by 3, now leads by 4 — a 7-point swing to the Democrat, which, when combined with Obama’s now 24:1 advantage among black voters, puts Obama in prime position to capture the 21 Keystone Electoral Votes as the two candidates head for home.”

Does this mean that McCain will soon pull out of Pennsylvania, like he did Michigan if tonight’s debate goes badly? We will have to wait and see.

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>Limits on "Town Hall" Debate tonight

>Lynn Sweet

“Tuesday’s match-up at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., will be moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw, with the questions to be culled from a group of 100 to 150 uncommitted likely voters in the audience and another one-third to come via the Internet. The Gallup Organization — as in past debates like this — has the job of making sure the questioners reflect the demographic makeup of the nation.

Brokaw selects the questions to ask from written queries submitted prior to the debate, according to the “contract.”

An audience member will not be allowed to switch questions. Under the deal, the moderator may not ask followups or make comments. The person who asks the question will not be allowed a follow-up either, and his or her microphone will be turned off after the question is read. A camera shot will only be shown of the person asking — not reacting.

While there will be director’s chairs (with backs and foot rests), McCain and Obama will be allowed to stand — but they can’t roam past their “designated area” to be marked on the stage. McCain and Obama are not supposed to ask each other direct questions.

As in all the debates, the contenders cannot bring in notes, though they can take them once at the lectern….”

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Limits on "Town Hall" Debate tonight

Lynn Sweet

“Tuesday’s match-up at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., will be moderated by NBC’s Tom Brokaw, with the questions to be culled from a group of 100 to 150 uncommitted likely voters in the audience and another one-third to come via the Internet. The Gallup Organization — as in past debates like this — has the job of making sure the questioners reflect the demographic makeup of the nation.

Brokaw selects the questions to ask from written queries submitted prior to the debate, according to the “contract.”

An audience member will not be allowed to switch questions. Under the deal, the moderator may not ask followups or make comments. The person who asks the question will not be allowed a follow-up either, and his or her microphone will be turned off after the question is read. A camera shot will only be shown of the person asking — not reacting.

While there will be director’s chairs (with backs and foot rests), McCain and Obama will be allowed to stand — but they can’t roam past their “designated area” to be marked on the stage. McCain and Obama are not supposed to ask each other direct questions.

As in all the debates, the contenders cannot bring in notes, though they can take them once at the lectern….”

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Pat Walsh: What you expect from a Committee Member -Responsible, Ethical, Accountable, Honest

Patrica Walsh, Democratic Candidate for Township Committee addressed a crowd of over 30 people Monday night at a press conference in front of Middletown’s Town Hall.

Mrs. Walsh discussed issues that pertained to the economy, township debt,taxes,legal fees and the toxic contamination at the site of the Middletown Cultural Arts Center and underneath Town Hall itself.

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Pat Walsh: What you expect from a Committee Member -Responsible, Ethical, Accountable, Honest

Patrica Walsh, Democratic Candidate for Township Committee addressed a crowd of over 30 people Monday night at a press conference in front of Middletown’s Town Hall.

Mrs. Walsh discussed issues that pertained to the economy, township debt,taxes,legal fees and the toxic contamination at the site of the Middletown Cultural Arts Center and underneath Town Hall itself.

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>Is SNL making a joke of McCain/Palin?

>Has Saturday Night Live defined John McCain and Sarah Palin with caricatures that will overshadow their actual identities?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/26949597#26949597

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