Archive for September 25th, 2008
I must admit, I thought this was an interesting campaign pitch when it ventured into my mailbox. Jason Alexander aka George Costanza from Seinfeld making a pitch to Virginia voters to donate money to Mark Warner’s campaign. Interestingly the pitch hammers a do-nothing congress, a congress that last I checked was in the hands of Democrats. Here is what he said:
If you thought Seinfeld was a show about nothing, you should check out Congress. I can’t remember such a lack of productivity since the summer of George.
In all seriousness, the gridlock in Washington is extremely worrisome. This crowd has already set an all-time record for filibusters in a single Congress, and they’re still in session! No matter how many good ideas are out there, if we can’t move beyond the same partisan politics, not much is going to happen.
Good Morning! We are waiting to see what will happen with the first presidential debate. John McCain and Barack Obama are currently in a staring contest, waiting to see who will blink first. If the debate does happen, we will have special coverage on NBC12 and DecisionVirgina.com, stay tuned to find out what we have planned.
In other news of the day:
We told you yesterday about a poll commissioned by NBC for the Today’s Show visit to Virginia which showed John McCain with a very small lead. I took a look inside the poll at some of the breakdowns to see if there was anything relevant to our area and found this- numbers that show what voters are saying in our viewing area:
QUESTION: If the 2008 presidential election were held today, would you vote for: (ORDER ROTATED)
- the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama & Joe Biden
– the Republican ticket of John McCain & Sarah Palin
OBAMA MCCAIN OTHER UNDECIDED
STATE 44% 47% 1% 8%
REGION OBAMA MCCAIN OTHER UNDECIDED
Northern Virginia 55% 37% 1% 7%
Shenandoah/Piedmont 36% 55% - 9%
Richmond Metro 39% 52% 1% 8%
Hampton Roads 44% 48% 1% 7%
Lynchburg/Southside 41% 49% 1% 9%
Roanoke/Southwest 36% 54% 1% 9%
As it stands right now, the Richmond area is decidedly in the McCain column. While that is helpful for the Republicans, there are other parts of the poll that must be alarming. The Hampton Roads area, which is filled with military personnel and their families, shows only a four point lead for McCain. That shows that Barack Obama has made key gains in a region crucial to his chances of taking the commonwealth. You can see the entire breakdown of the poll here.