Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The race narrows, again

CBS reports:

(CBS) In a sign that the race for president has returned to about where it was before the first presidential debate, the Obama-Biden ticket leads the McCain-Palin ticket 47 percent to 43 percent among registered voters in a new CBS News poll.

The Obama-Biden ticket led by a wider margin, nine percentage points, in a CBS News poll released last Wednesday, before Joe Biden and Sarah Palin faced off in the vice presidential debate. Obama-Biden led by five percentage points on Sept. 25.

In the new poll, the Democratic ticket leads by 3 percentage points, 48 percent to 45 percent, among likely voters.

Zogby finds the same thing:

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama has a narrow 3-point lead in the U.S. presidential race on Republican John McCain less than a month before the election, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Tuesday.

Obama leads McCain among likely U.S. voters 48 percent to 45 percent in the national poll, which has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points. Four percent of voters said they were still undecided.

Notice that the Obama lead, which was never very big to begin with and was only caused by the public's reaction to the current financial meltdown, is shrinking. I think there are several reasons for this.

One is that the public is beginning to really pay attention and look into both candidates. Anyone who looks closely at Barack Obama cannot help but see an inexperienced and foolish man whose associations call his character and judgement (not to mention his patriotism) into serious question. The fact that Obama naturally gravitates to people like unrepentant communist revolutionary and terrorist bomber William Ayers and the racist merchant of hate Jeremiah Wright and the sleazy corrupt businessman Anthony Rezko should give any unbiased observer something very serious to be concerned with.

John McCain, on the other hand, is not "interesting" or "exciting" but he is solid, dependable, experienced and honest. He has worn the nation's uniform and faced combat and captivity in the service of our nation. He is a genuine patriot, not thinking that the nation is perfect but loving it just as it is, warts and all. He is an expert on military affairs and foreign relations and is feared by our enemies. He is a man with the courage to follow his convictions even when it seems to be political suicide.

Looking at the number two spot we find another sharp contrast. In Joe Biden we find one of the most dangerous types of people to entrust with power. Biden is a man who believes himself to be possessed of superior intellect and deep reserves of knowledge. What he is in reality is an extremely mediocre intellect and a very large part of what he holds to be knowledge is wrong in whole or in part. There is an old parable which goes in part, "the man who knows not and knows that he knows not is ignorant, teach him; the man who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool, avoid him". By this standard Biden is clearly a fool and should be avoided.

Governor Palin, however, is the very picture of competence. As a mayor and then Governor Palin's career in public service is very nearly an unbroken chain of successes. She possess more executive experience than Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden combined (in fact you could add in John McCain's executive experience with the other two and she would still come out on top). Obama, McCain and Biden all three belong to a legislative body whose approval rating is hovering near the single digits while Mrs. Palin has an 80% approval rating as Governor of Alaska.

The single deficiency Sarah Palin has in regard to her fitness to be president is her lack of foreign policy experience. All she has to her credit in that regard is the fact that she successfully negotiated a complex pipeline deal with the Canadian government. Of course this gives her more actual foreign policy experience than Barack Obama. And Joe Biden is on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but most of his stated positions on foreign policy issues for the past 20 years and more have been completely wrong so does that count? I mean is experience being wrong the kind of experience we want?

Another reason for the falling Obama poll numbers is the fact that people are beginning to look closely at the two parties. The financial crisis initially helped Democrats but the left-wing mainstream media has lost its monopoly on the dissemination of information. Talk radio and the Internet have been working virtually 24/7 to get the truth about the actual origin of this crisis out before the public and the effort is enjoying a large measure of success.

More and more people are being awakened to the fact that this meltdown is the handiwork of the Democrat party. Rather than a failure to regulate enough it is a result of bad regulations which required lenders to make bad loans which they could then sell to a giant government created and backed entity. The success of the efforts to get the truth out is seen in the fact that Barny Frank, one of the architects of the current crisis, is attempting to cast truth-telling on this matter as racism (this, BTY, is how you tell that Democrats have lost an argument - they start accusing their opponents of racism or sexism or homophobia or being against the poor).

The final reason that the public seems to be turning away from Obama is all the creepy behavior from his followers. All those YouTube videos of children and teens acting like fanitical Hitler Youth are scaring the pants off normal people. The fact that Obama's minions are willing to act this way when the election is still in doubt has ordinary Americans wondering what they will do if Obama gains real power. An American Reich is seeming to be a realistic possibility especially given the fact that the home of antisemitism in the Western World is with the political left today.

The election is still too far away to call and the polls are still too close together to say that either candidate has the clear advantage but the trends seem to favor McCain/Palin at the moment.

In the end the election will be decided by which side cares enought to go out and vote in the greater numbers. I urge all my readers not to let someone like B. Hussein Obama lead this nation.