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  • Orcinus
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  • Northwest Broadcasters
    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
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    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • The Moderate Voice
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  • News Hounds
    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
  • Orbusmax
    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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« OPEN THREAD: who won the gregoire-rossi debate? | Main | McCain & the dittoheads: can't win with 'em, can't win without 'em »

October 15, 2008


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McCain on points. He said what needed to be said about Hussein.


Yoou got two robots speaking from memorized 3 x 5 cards and you ask who won?

It is the powers that be who won. The establishment may change faces. But the game will be the same.



Actually, I agree that Sen McCain probably actually 'won' this debate (1st time yet). All Obama had to do was tread water and that is exactly what he did. McCain's point is well taken; Obama, if nothing else is eloquent.


Hussein was KO'd after McCain called him out and told him if he wanted to run against President Bush he should have ran 4 years ago. That was the theme for Hussein all night until that point and he was caught off guard. Like Kimball, he was knocked out cold. What was his response, well, ug, uh, er...something about President Bush again. Funny, so funny.


Yes, Steven. I wonder how many times he practiced that line to get it right...

Ryder's right. They are both establishment. But I like Obama's establishment more by a few degrees - not many.

Polls showing Obama winning. Interesting because I though McCain did his best job tonight as well.

Maybe it was the fact that he turned every answer into a speech. I got tired of that.


Isn't this just the Epitome of Confidence in our electoral process.


McCain never connected Ayers to Obama, he needed that to stay in the game. He kept blinking too


I noticed the blinking. Maybe he's got the same problem as Pelosi?

I wonder how much make up he's under? Imagine most seventy-year-olds you know...or you are.

Anything to say, Steven, that has to do with anything of importance? Now's your chance.

BTW, Reagan and Bender were just talking about the blogosphere picking up on McCain's exasperated inhalations. I'm so glad we've at least got a candidate who can control his breathing.



Bill Ayres and Rev. Wright are finshed as issues against Obama. Probably a losing startegy for McCain. It is probably over...

Steve Soto

CNN poll:

Obama's connection to William Ayers matters to you...

Great Deal 23
Somewhat 14
Not Much 11
Not At All 51

Who did the best job in the debate?


McCain (R) 31
Obama (D) 57


McCain (R) 68
Obama (D) 18


McCain (R) 5
Obama (D) 88

CBS poll of undecided voters:

Who won the debate?

McCain (R) 22
Obama (D) 53

Shares your values

Obama, Before the debate: 54
Obama, After the debate: 63

McCain, Before the debate: 53
McCain, After the debate: 56

Update: CNN poll of voters who watched debate:

Who won the debate?

McCain (R) 31
Obama (D) 58


Obama, before debate: 63/35
Obama, after debate: 66/33

McCain, before debate: 51/45
McCain, after debate: 49/49

McCain LOST popularity.


Joe the no child left behind Plumber


The people who refer to Obama as "Hussein" are racists. Your opinions on all matters are therefor invalid.


McCain had some good jabs but the impression he left on Middle America is one of a grumpy old man whos willing to abandon his "clean campaign" principles at the eleventh hour and hit below the belt in order to win at all costs.

McCain's cavalier cavalier references to Obama as someone who doesn't know anything comes off as being disrespectful and out of touch. Say what you will about Obama's world view but he's no idiot, and attempts to paint him as such as disingenuous.

Nobody is saying it but were all thinking it: McCain is sounding very desperate.


I think Gregoire won the debate tonight for among other reasons how she handled the attack ads. She really stuck it to Rossi on the casino and child molester smear ads. She called him out on it big time. All Rossi had to say about the negative ads against him were that they were 'false', woowoo. Her clarification about the budget surplus which Rossi eroniuosly denies exists also scored big points for Gregoire.


Senator McCain looked somewhat frantic. Too bad - the McCain of 2000 would have done much better.


Obama won, just by sitting there and not having and aneurysm.


Obama should have offered McCain a Werther's when they were finished.


As if you could ever be the judge of anything AA.


McLame, at least twice, mentioned Pa'in's affinity for children with autism...special needs children (autism) have a special place in her heart. Oh, what-the-hell, one special need is the same as any other...autism, Down Syndrome.they all look alike! But, they don't and McLame, again, doesn't know the differnce. Outta touch, outta the game!

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