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More Evidence of Big Move Towards Romney: Suffolk Polls Pulls Out of VA, FL, and NC

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | October 10th, 2012

If you can literally feel the tsunami coming in, you are not alone. So do some pollsters.

From NewsMax:

David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Research Center said he has pulled his pollsters out of Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia as all three look set to go to Romney.

“We’ve already painted those red,” Paleologos told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “We’re not polling any of those states again. We’re focusing on the remaining states.”

It would seem following the debate debacle, the use of nothing more than Big Bird, calling Romney a liar and the already-forgotten Romney tax return fiasco as the fulcrum of a presidential campaign, people have had enough. And with the election drawing nigh, they are also being more honest with the pollsters.

Of other battleground states, Paleologos said Romney’s best chance was in Colorado, but he has a new poll out on Thursday in Nevada which could change things.

1980 may be arriving a little early this time around.


Filed Under: 2012 Elections, Polls

Verrrry Interrrrresting…Obama’s BLS Donors

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | October 5th, 2012

Well, well, well.

I am “shocked”.

“SHOCKED”, I tell you.

I was maybe going to be post a long-overdue Friday Fun story today, but with the debate debacle and now the Sesame Street numbers coming out of the BLS today, it seems like this week’s events have pretty much written themselves for me.

Having truth being stranger than fiction can sometimes be a God-send.

From Free Beacon:

At least two economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) have contributed to President Barack Obama’s campaign. Harley Frazis of Bethesda, MD, has contributed at least $2,000 to Obama and $9,000 to the Democratic National Committee over the last three election cycles

The 7.8% BLS number trotted out today is about as laughable as Roseanne winning the White House. But even less believable.


Illinois in Play? One Poll Hints It May Be

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | October 4th, 2012

Following last night’s lackluster performance in the first presidential debate and even more so, with the media and liberal pundits countrywide dumping on Obama for it, comes even more bad news. Or at least, potentially bad news.

It would appear, at least according to a few polls that have come out over the last 6-8 weeks, that Obama’s support in even such a staunch Democrat area as Cook County, IL is soft at best and vulnerable at worst.

In other words, Illinois could potentially be a state that is actually in play for the GOP.

Unthinkable four years ago, but far less so today.

From Breitbart:

A new poll of Illinois’ 10th Congressional District, which includes parts of Cook County, however, suggests the August poll might not be such an aberration. The poll, from WeAskAmerica, finds Obama with just a 2 point lead over Romney, 47-45 in the suburban district. Obama won the district in 2008 by 23 points.

This follows an earlier poll that showed Obama with only at 12 point lead in Cook County itself. Which is a pretty low number, all things considered.

More to the point is the methodology and populace of this district:

I should note that the sample in the poll is evenly split between GOP and Dem voters. That may be a bit generous to the GOP, but even this can’t explain the collapse in Obama’s numbers here. A drop of more than 20 points one month out from the election is damning for Obama. Of course, the poll also deliberately oversampled women. They make up around 65% of the poll’s universe. Given the purported advantage Obama has with women voters, his margin in this poll should be considerably higher.

As with all polling, it is but a snapshot and most polls should be looked at as trend-spotters and only relied upon to show such trends in three and six month increments. Not, as so many in the media do, a “consensus” or “mandate” from one poll, that is generally way oversampled with Democrats. However, since we are closing in on Election Day, these things can lay some foundations in a lesser period of time. Especially with debates, and more intense campaigning if the offing over the last six or so weeks before the actual election.

It also fits the narrative that I have been espousing on other sites, that this election most likely will not even be close.


Filed Under: 2012 Elections

2012 Candidate Spotlight: Daria Novak

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | August 8th, 2012

This is the first in a continuing series that will spotlight some of the lesser-known GOP candidates running for the House this election cycle.

When it comes to building or in this case, rebuilding a party or even a football team, one of the most important parts of doing is so is creating a foundation and a quality depth chart. One that supports those at the top, can step in when a crises occurs and is a solid contributor, on and off the political field.

Today, the focus is on the CT-2 House race, featuring Daria Novak who is running against GOP endorsed candidate, Paul Formica.

Ms. Novak is a rather unique candidate in today’s fractured and highly-suspicious climate of American politics. One who has tremendous political and policy experience, particularly in international affairs and crisis management during her tenure in the Reagan administration’s State Department. But also one who has assembled a formidable grassroots campaign that has strong Tea Party roots. Not the usual mix that has been the norm of “insurgent” candidates over the last three years.

As evidenced by her Issues page on her campaign site, she is dedicated to smaller government, lower taxes, more thorough border enforcement, true health care and education reform and is dedicated to the sanctity of life.

During her tenure with the Reagan Administration, she received a Superior Honor Award (which is the highest award that is given by the State Department) for her involvement in saving American lives in Haiti during the fall of Haitian President “Baby Doc” Duvalier back in 1986. She also received a Meritorious Honor Award for her work on the August 1982 U.S.-China Joint Communiqué, a bulwark work that is a beachead of U.S./China relations.

An experienced business owner, Ms. Novak is the Founder and the former President of ERUdyne, LLC. An international cross-cultural, business management training and consulting firm, located in her home state of Connecticut.

With strong policy experience, a business ownership background and strong local Tea Party support, A Small Corner of Sanity proudly endorses Daria Novak for the GOP nomination in CT-2.

To learn more or make a donation to the campaign, go to novakforcongress.com


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Democrat Convention: The Capacity of a Phone Booth?

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | July 18th, 2012

Jobs are not the only thing that have become scarce in this country over the last three years. It seems many things are becoming virtual ghost towns under this administration.

The Newest Exhibit: The 2012 Democratic Convention in Charlotte, NC.

It would seem that ObamaCare is not the only thing we will have to “pass to see what is in it”, according to the Botox Queen, former House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.

In an interview with POLITICO Live’s “On Congress,” show, she made the not-so-subtle suggestion that Democrats, (AKA those that are in tight races), would be better served staying home and campaigning rather then attend the convention this time around.

From Politico (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin)

“I’m not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except I think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, use their financial and political resources to help them win their election,” Pelosi said in an exclusive interview for POLITICO Live’s “On Congress,” a new weekly show to be streamed live on POLITICO’s website and broadcast on NewsChannel 8 on Wednesdays.

The California Democrat suggested that since Barack Obama is an incumbent, there is less of a need for Democrats to attend the convention.

“We nominated a president last time. We have an incumbent president of the United States. We’re very proud of him. There certainly will be enough people there to express that pride, but I’m not encouraging members to go to the convention no matter what the situation was, because they can be home. It’s campaign time. It’s the first week in September,” she said.

It seems to me that the Alphabet Networks are going to have use camera shots that are tighter than Pelosi’s own face, in order not to shown that the attendance at the DNC is about the same as an REO Speedwagon reunion concert.


Bob Kerry: Ready For 2012. Kinda. Sorta. Well, Maybe Not.

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | June 6th, 2012

Sen. Bob Kerry, that famous New York resident, is now trying to Cornhusker his way back into the good graces of Nebraskans everywhere.

But he sure goes about it in a strange way.

From Doug Powers:

In order to make it look as if he’s actually living in the state for which he wants to serve as senator (again), Democrat Bob Kerrey is currently in the process of buying a house in Nebraska after living the past ten years in New York. Kerrey previously failed a Nebraska residency test but made it on the ballot anyway, and a recent Rasmussen poll shows Republican Deb Fischer with an 18 point lead over Kerrey.

All well and good, but I cannot help but wonder if Cornhuskers statewide will resent the stench of Bloombergism that Kerry will bring to his new neghborhood. Kerry himself does not seem to care one way or the other:

From Bloomberg:

“I’m not running because I need to be a senator,” he said. “In fact, I barely want to be. I’m willing to do it because I’m worried about our country. There’s a set of problems that aren’t going to be solved unless people are willing to compromise.”

As Powers said, “Well, that should make the cash register at Kerrey for Senate HQ ring”


Filed Under: 2012 Elections, Senate

DOJ to “monitor” WI Recall Election Tomorrow

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | June 4th, 2012

Now, isn’t this a hoot and a half. A department that dropped the already-won-by-deafault case against the Black Panthers for their voter suppression/intimidation tactics in 2008 and whose department head claims that voter fraud is “not an issue” suddenly feels the need to go all Jimmy Carter over tomorrow’s crucial vote in WI tomorrow.

From Twitchy.com:

By “monitor,” do they mean allow dead people to vote? Milwaukee is the new Chicago! Or will they “monitor” to ensure that no pesky identification, not even voter registration identification, is required?

Actually, this is more akin to teaching abstinence to the Octomom. Or having Ted Kennedy as your AA sponsor.


Filed Under: 2012 Elections