Daily Archives: October 9, 2008

The Greening of Newark – Transforming a City

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The Greening of Newark – Transforming a City

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>McCain goes negative as Obama lead grows

>The Hill, Leading the News

John McCain has devoted his entire television budget to negative attacks on Barack Obama to keep his rival from pulling away in the polls, according to a study.

Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) spent just under $17.5 million on TV advertising between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 while Sen. McCain (Ariz.) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) together spent less than $11 million, according to an analysis by the University of Wisconsin Advertising Project.

The study found that nearly 100 percent of McCain’s ads were “negative,” compared to only 34 percent of Obama’s TV spots. So far this election cycle, 73 percent of McCain’s ads and 61 percent of Obama’s ads have been considered negative by the Wisconsin study.
Obama’s recent surge in the polls has coincided with his campaign outspending McCain significantly in battleground states.

In the last few weeks, the race has shifted to areas of the country President Bush won four years ago.

“Ten of the 15 states where both candidates are advertising were won by Bush in the 2004 election,” said Ken Goldstein, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Wisconsin Advertising Project.

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McCain goes negative as Obama lead grows

The Hill, Leading the News

John McCain has devoted his entire television budget to negative attacks on Barack Obama to keep his rival from pulling away in the polls, according to a study.

Sen. Obama (D-Ill.) spent just under $17.5 million on TV advertising between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4 while Sen. McCain (Ariz.) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) together spent less than $11 million, according to an analysis by the University of Wisconsin Advertising Project.

The study found that nearly 100 percent of McCain’s ads were “negative,” compared to only 34 percent of Obama’s TV spots. So far this election cycle, 73 percent of McCain’s ads and 61 percent of Obama’s ads have been considered negative by the Wisconsin study.
Obama’s recent surge in the polls has coincided with his campaign outspending McCain significantly in battleground states.

In the last few weeks, the race has shifted to areas of the country President Bush won four years ago.

“Ten of the 15 states where both candidates are advertising were won by Bush in the 2004 election,” said Ken Goldstein, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Wisconsin Advertising Project.

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Quote of the Day

“My fellow prisoners.”

— Sen. John McCain, in a speech at a campaign rally yesterday (there were no prisoners in sight)

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Quote of the Day

“My fellow prisoners.”

— Sen. John McCain, in a speech at a campaign rally yesterday (there were no prisoners in sight)

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>David Brooks: Sarah Palin " Represents A Fatal Cancer To The Republican Party"

>David Brooks spoke frankly about the presidential and vice presidential candidates Monday afternoon, calling Sarah Palin a “fatal cancer to the Republican party” but describing John McCain and Barack Obama as “the two best candidates we’ve had in a long time.”

In an interview with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg at New York’s Le Cirque restaurant to unveil that magazine’s redesign, Brooks decried Palin’s anti-intellectualism and compared her to President Bush in that regard:

[Sarah Palin] represents a fatal cancer to the Republican party. When I first started in journalism, I worked at the National Review for Bill Buckley. And Buckley famously said he’d rather be ruled by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard faculty. But he didn’t think those were the only two options. He thought it was important to have people on the conservative side who celebrated ideas, who celebrated learning. And his whole life was based on that, and that was also true for a lot of the other conservatives in the Reagan era. Reagan had an immense faith in the power of ideas. But there has been a counter, more populist tradition, which is not only to scorn liberal ideas but to scorn ideas entirely. And I’m afraid that Sarah Palin has those prejudices. I think President Bush has those prejudices.
Brooks praised Palin’s natural political talent, but said she is “absolutely not” ready to be president or vice president. He explained, “The more I follow politicians, the more I think experience matters, the ability to have a template of things in your mind that you can refer to on the spot, because believe me, once in office there’s no time to think or make decisions.”

The New York Times columnist also said that the “great virtue” of Palin’s counterpart, Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden, is that he is anything but a “yes man.”

“[Biden] can’t not say what he thinks,” Brooks remarked. “There’s no internal monitor, and for Barack Obama, that’s tremendously important to have a vice president who will be that way. Our current president doesn’t have anybody like that.”

Brooks also spent time praising Obama’s intellect and skills in social perception, telling two stories of his interactions with Obama that left him “dazzled”:…

Read the rest of what David Brooks had to say about Sarah Palin HERE

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