Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

As we gird for a possible winter storm here in Chicagoland, here’s today’s Daily Whacking…

  • Happy Hanukkah to all of TBWA’s Jewish friends, mazel tov!
  • Iran said today that the Bush administration must “pay the price” for what it called “lies” concerning Tehran's nuclear program… (this should end well. Anyone know the number to Bombshelters-R-Us?)
  • According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, republican presidential candidateJohn McCain is the man to lead America.” (Um… okay... and the fact that he’s down in most polls is a good barometer of that, right?)
  • “President” Bush is having a presser right now. He’s “pressuring” congress on spending and funding the Iraq war… he also just said that the NIE released yesterday regarding Iran is a “warning signal”… a warning signal to what exactly???
  • It was only a matter of time… With his rise in the polls, Mike Huckabee is no longer flying under the radar and his past policies are coming under intense scrutiny… drastic drop in the polls in four, three, two…
  • Sen. Clinton’s mud-slinging at Sen. Obama that he’s wanted to be president since Kindergarten is not having the effect her campaign thought it would. (My opinion; whomever it was in her campaign that thought this was a good strategy needs to be fired on the spot. Even the most un-knowing political novice could have seen that this was a bad idea and totally irrelevant to anything going on today. Dumb. Ass.)
  • And have we mentioned? That a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that terrorism and ‘social issues’ aren’t deciding factors for a majority of voters anymore? Contrary to the 2004 election that saw those issues as a driving force in the presidential race, the primary issues are now the economy and healthcare, with 52% of Americans saying those are the most important issues to them in choosing a president, compared with 34% who cite terrorism and social and moral issues as the driving factor. On the surface that seems to favor the Democrats, but only time will tell what this means for the 2008 election. As always, stay tuned…

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