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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 9-6-2008

George Wenschhof


Today, Obama is in Newark, New Jersey and Terre Haute, Indiana - Biden is home in Wilmington, Delaware.


McCain campaign shields Governor Palin from the media - when asked why Governor Palin has not appeared on any TV talk shows and is not appearing on the Sunday morning shows, Rick Davis, the McCain campaign manger responded with they will determine when it is best for the campaign to have her appear. Seems to me the voters would like to see her respond to questions from reporters and not just read a prepared speech. The Chicago Tribune has more here.


Obama speaks to AARP Life@50+ National Expo - today via satellite, he addressed the crowd and reminded them of the "Republican ownership policy which means you are on your own". He pointed out his differences with McCain on social security, health care and the economy. You can read his speech here.


Gallup Daily Tracking Poll has it Obama 48% and McCain 44% - the first poll to reflect three days of polling following the end of the Republican convention will be on Monday so we will keep an eye out for the polls issued that day and have them for you. has more here.

In the more important electoral vote, has it Obama 301 and McCain 224 with 13 ties. Remember, 270 is needed to win the election. You can read more here.


Government set to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - the NY Times is reporting the Government is set to place them into conservatorship, replace their boards and stand behind their debt. It is estimated this will be the largest government bail out in history and it follows an earlier bail out this year of Bear Sterns, an investment Bank. Read more here.

With unemployment rising, food and fuel costs rising, and the value of the dollar falling, you can see why the economy is the number one concern of the voters.


Asif Ali Zardari elected President of Pakistan - as expected, the widow of Benazir Bhutto and the head of the Pakistan's Peoples Party prevailed in a vote of the national assembly and four provisional assemblies across the country. The President is not elected by popular vote in Pakistan. In the two Houses that make up the parliament, Zardari received 281 votes and Saeed-uz-Siddiqui, a candidate of the Pakistan Muslin League-N, received 111 votes. Nawaz Sharif, the head of the PML-N and a former Prime Minister, split with Zardari after President Musharraf resigned over a disagreement pertaining to the reinstatement of Justices. has more here.

The jury is still out as to if this change of Presidents will actually be a positive for the people of Pakistan, it's neighbours and Allies around the world - including the U.S.

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