Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Politics Tonight

Random thoughts throughout the evening, as I flip between the US presidential debate and the Harper-Mansbridge interview:

9:28 - Obama channels Jack Layton, railing against "big oil" and "corporate tax cuts". I suspect we're in for a "kitchen table" before the night is done! Tom Brokaw reminds the candidates to manage their time...he's like their very own Don Newman!

btw, 538 now has Obama at an 89% probability of victory.


9:42 - Back in Canada - Harper hasn't said anything snark worthy yet, which is a sign he's doing pretty good. In other news, new Liberal ads are out today and Coyne's got a good post on the mathematics of majority.

9:48 - Harper: "I didn't say the old minority was dysfunctional, I said we'd reached an impasse"

August 14th Stephen Harper: “In the past few months, and particularly over the summer, we have seen increasing signs that this Parliament is really not working very well any more. It is becoming increasingly dysfunctional."

10:12 - The fundamental disagreement between our fundamental opinions on the fundamentals has fundamentally changed the fundamental nature of this fundamental argument...

10:15 - Obama wants to invade Pakistan! Just like Stephane Dion!

10:23 - McCain and Obama both stick up for Georgia. No surprise, given the latest polls there...

10:26 - Does anyone else think it's strange that George Bush was mentioned more during the Canadian leaders debate than the American one?

6 Comments:

  • Did I just hear McCain call Brokaw "Katie"?

    By Anonymous Phoff, at 10:14 PM  

  • Ah, Harper's advice to Canadians in the current market is that it's a good time to buy - I'd like to see that in an ad contrasted with a graph showing the recent performance of the TSX and Dow, and lots of headlines re: credit crunch and banking failures.

    By Blogger Josh G, at 10:58 PM  

  • If you look at the UBC election stock market and see how "CPC majority" is doing, you'll know that the TSX isn't the only market tumbling this week.

    By Anonymous CW, at 11:24 PM  

  • It gets worse and worse for McCain. He's reduced to bluster.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 11:45 PM  

  • Does anyone else think it's strange that George Bush was mentioned more during the Canadian leaders debate than the American one?

    Not if they've been paying attention to the Liberal Party's talking points for the last five or six years...

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 3:22 AM  

  • i dont understand how does politic is so important

    By Anonymous Power Blogger, at 7:08 AM  

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