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Archive for January 23rd, 2006

Santorum Inching Upward; Casey Still Mum

Posted by Mike on January 23, 2006

The Pennsylvania Senate race is still not looking good for one of our favorite Senators. The latest Rasmussen poll shows Democrat Bob Casey Jr. leading Sen. Rick Santorum by 15 points, 53-38%. This is an improvement from the previous Rasmussen survey where Santorum trailed by 20 points. All significant movement in this race since then has occurred as a result of Santorum’s number rising. I attribute this to Santorum pulling his foot out of his mouth and to the return of some of his conservative supporters who were upset over his Specter endorsement. I am still categorizing this race as leaning to the Democrats for the same reasons as before.

Fortunately for Casey, his campaign hasn’t started. Once his mouth opens, his numbers will drop. This race will be close and will come down to this: Santorum will win if he can prove Casey is not really pro-life. Casey will win if he can disguise the fact that he isn’t really pro-life. Fortunately, Casey isn’t really pro-life. And at this point, Santorum is doing exactly what he needs to do.

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Canada’s Right Turn?

Posted by Mike on January 23, 2006

The Canadian Tories hold a 10 point lead going into today’s election. An interesting pattern seems to be emerging if this result holds. I know Axis of Right readers will pick up on this pattern immediately. Let’s take a look at the political fates of some recent world leaders of prominence.

George W. Bush
Tony Blair
John Howard
Gerhard Schroeder
Paul Martin???
The cowardly exception to this pattern.

I thought the polls told us something different. The lesson in all this is to not take media types seriously when they hype up their polls of “adults” far out from an election. It’s better to just laugh at them.

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Is Canada Dumb?

Posted by Ryan on January 23, 2006

Michael Moore chimed in on the Canadian elections in a typical liberal way: your country is acting dumb… why don’t you know better… can’t you see how silly you’re acting… is this a joke? Why is he flustered? Because the libs are on the verge of getting creamed up there.

Typical liberal response. Libs love to throw the whole “voting Republican, third party, or conservative is voting against your own self-interest” bit at anyone who votes a different way. Apparently, you only pass the liberal “smart” test if you do and think exactly the way that they do. If their liberal message was that good, they would never have to worry about losing elections… unless, of course, they are hoodwinked by the right wing! Small minded and petty.

So, Moore’s conclusion is that Canada’s dumb because of the probable outcome of today’s elections. Perhaps, maybe, they’ve actually just started thinking up there for a change. I’m not sure the libs would be able to fully recognize that.

Thank NewsMax for the pic.

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