Michael Barone


October 2008


Election Prediction: Democrats Won't Get a Filibuster-Proof Senate

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If, as seems likely but not quite certain, Barack Obama is elected next Tuesday, a key question for public policymaking will be how many Democrats are elected to the Senate. Currently, there are 51 Democrats there, including Joe Lieberman, but Democrats are seriously contesting 11 Republican-held ...

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Democratic Party
Senate
Congress
elections
2008 presidential election
Rasmussen Report
2008 Congressional elections

Disgusting Democratic Partisanship in Ohio

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Here's insight into the thinking of some Democrats. In Ohio, they're attacking state Rep. Josh Mandel for having fulfilled his military obligation to serve in Iraq. As Joel Mowbray tells the story, Democrats are saying that Mandel neglected his constituents in favor of "serving George Bush." In ...

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Democratic Party
2008 presidential election
Ohio
military
Iraq war (2003-2011)
national security terrorism and the military

John McCain Needs to Reiterate Democrats' Failures on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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In the second presidential debate last night, John McCain finally attacked the Democrats and Obama for opposing tighter regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—I have been puzzled why he has not been doing this for the past three weeks—and presented something like the mortgage proposals advanced ...

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debates
2008 presidential election
Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac
McCain, John
campaigns

John McCain Had the Advantage Several Times This Election, and Fate Took It Away

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Politics ordinarily has a certain predictability. Yet presidential politics this year has often seemed to resemble what science writer James Gleick described in his book Chaos. "Chaos," he quotes one physicist as saying, "eliminates the Laplacian fantasy of deterministic predictability." Time and ...

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politics
Republican Party
2008 presidential election
McCain, John
campaigns

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