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Rasmussen Tracking Poll General Election Matchups

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 8, 2008

  • McCain – 46%
  • Clinton – 43%
  • Obama – 47%
  • McCain – 42%

Source: Rasmussen

Also interesting in the report are some figures from the Rasmussen Markets giving Obama a 57.5% chance of winning the primary, and Clinton a 42.1% chance. The speculation on the Veep selection in the GOP has Huckabee at 26.0% and Tim Pawlenty at 16.5%. The Dem Race is wide open, and the Veep numbers have Obama at 15.0% and Al Gore at 11.7%.

I think it is a little too soon to speculate on the Dem side, and I think McCain is going to provide a surprise for his choice of Veep, at least from this point in time it will be.

Also interesting to report…I have already received a phone call asking me to donate to the McCain Campaign. I told the nice young lady that Senator McCain was going to have to provide some proof to me that he will govern as a Conservative, and not as a maverick. I think the poor girl had been told something similar all morning…she said that I would come to my senses before November.

Wow! Doesn’t sound like the McCain people believe they need conservatives to win, does it? We’ll have to see how this plays out.

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President Bush, Senator McCain Show Up At CPAC; FOR THE FIRST TIME!!

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 8, 2008

What do John McCain and George W. Bush have their shared CPAC history?

Until this year, neither had been in about eight years. While Vice President Cheney has been a regular, George W. Bush has been AWOL. This year, of course, is his last in the White House and he’s willing to come out and embrace the base of activists that have been with him for eight years.

Thank you, all. Good morning. I thank you for coming. I apologize to my friend — he likes to sleep in. (Laughter.)

I really do want to thank you all for adjusting the schedule. Right after the speech I’m going to get on an airplane and fly to Tennessee. I’ll be taking the prayers of the American people to those who suffered from the devastating tornados. (Applause.)

Mr. Leader, thank you for that introduction — and I appreciate your outstanding leadership in the United States Senate. (Applause.) You know, Mr. Leader, I used to think that leading a group of strong-willed senators was one of the toughest jobs in the country. I may have found one even tougher one: father of the bride. (Laughter and applause.) You know, I told Laura I was going to say that and she said, well, you might add another one: son-in-law to the President. (Laughter.)

I thank you for the invitation. I appreciate the fact that you’ve invited our candidates to your forum; and thank you for the hearing you gave them. (Applause.) These are good, honorable people. And I appreciate the fact you invited Vice President Cheney here. (Applause.) He is the best Vice President in history. (Applause.) Mother may have a different opinion. (Laughter.) But don’t tell her I said this, but my opinion is the one that counts. (Laughter and applause.)

Since I spoke with you last, some things have changed. It seems like my hair is little grayer. (Laughter.) And my jokes are a little older. And some say my speeches are a little windier. Some things haven’t changed: the principles I believe in and my deep, abiding faith in the American people. (Applause.)

Source: Redstate

Now that the Media have cleared the decks for McCain, they’ll start leveling their big guns on him. Instead of all positive stories about him, it’ll start to get nasty.

At least he will have more time to raise money for the general election than the Democrat nominee. There’s that, at least.

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22 Kassam rockets strike Negev, Sderot in Israel

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 8, 2008

Israel is still under attack from Islamists:

The barrage of Kassam rockets on the western Negev continued on Friday, with Palestinian gunmen claiming responsibility for eight out of the 22 rockets which have hit Israel since early morning.

The Salah-a-Din faction, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, claimed responsibility for three Kassam rockets, and the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the rest.

Israeli security forces have reported at least 22 rocket strikes on Friday, with at least 12 landing in Sderot, five landing south of Ashkelon, and one striking a green house in the western Negev.

Source: Jerusalem Post

View yesterday’s news report from Israel.

And here is a video filmed by a resident during a Qassam missile attack last June:

I notice the rocket attacks have resumed now that Paleostinians have been able to travel from Egypt into Gaza once again.
My heart goes out to the Israeli people. We face the same enemy as Israel does, and they would attack us in the same manner if they could.

Here is a charity I recommend for those who wish to help Israelis, both Arab and Jew, the American Friends of Magen Adom. I hope to return someday to volunteer with them again. I would love to blog about what really happens when these magnificent people are under attack.

Here is another video to give you a little flavor of the Israeli response:

**update** 8.59am
And, according to this video, there were some remote, or timer, control Qassams found yesterday by the IDF.

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