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Old 10-14-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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...and support their candidate.... After all, these large corporations have already voted with their large donations to the GOP.


Despite Obama moving ahead, the corporate conservative media is as McCain himself calls them, his base.

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Obama +13.8%: Battleground state (PA)
Obama +10.4%: Battleground state (NH)
Obama +10.0%: Battleground state (NJ)
Obama +9.5%: Battleground state (IA)
Obama +9.0%: Battleground state (OR)
Obama +8.2%: Battleground state (MN)
Obama +8.2%: Battleground state (MI)
Obama +8.8%: Battleground state (WI)
Obama +7.3%: Battleground state (NM)
McCain +6.8%: Leaning Republican (GA)
Obama +5.1%: Battleground state (VA)
Obama +4.0%: Battleground state (CO)
McCain +3.8%: Leaning Republican (IN)
Obama +3.5%: Battleground state (OH)
Obama +3.1%: Battleground state (FL)
Obama +3.0%: Battleground state (NV)
McCain +2.2%: Leaning Republican (WV)



Any state where McCain leads, no matter his margin, is defined as "Leaning Republican."


Yet, the states where Obama leads by 7.3%-13.8% are defined as "battleground state."

Again states where McCain leads by 2.2%-6.8% are defined as "leaning Republican."

The Washington Post claims that a 2.2% lead for McCain is larger than a 13.8% lead for Obama. This makes no sense.

However, it’s not the exception. The corporate conservative media (ABC,NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC and of course the major print outlets like the Post and the Times) all refuse to acknowledge the reality of the map right now. Could it and will it change. Very likely and as Palin would say “you betchya” but there’s a several week trend that is reality right now and that is that Obama is likely to win well above the 270 electoral votes needed to win, but they won’t admit it.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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But..what about the Liberal Media bias?
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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Shocking isn't it?
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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...Could it and will it change. Very likely

well then don't you think that's why it's still reported as being close?

21 days in politics is a very long time.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Shocking isn't it?
Are some of those battlegrounds? How do you know what a battleground State is?
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Traditionally yes some are and some are now. But within the context of the Washington Post, there is no logic to it. If McCain leads by a few, it's "leaning McCain."

If Obama leads by 10, it's a "battleground." The Post won't say that it's leaning Obama.
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Interesting...not to mention if the McCain voters think it is a lost cause, they might save their gas money and stay home, instead of vote, so they have to hype it up until the end.

Liberal media is a myth.... after all the corporations own the media. Hmmm, I wonder who THEY would rather see in power

Gee, I sure will be glad when this circus is OVER!
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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^the question is, when this circus is over, will these far right neo-cons that have been making such noise in the last 8 years finally pipe down and allow rational people in this country to come back out of their shell?
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Interesting...not to mention if the McCain voters think it is a lost cause, they might save their gas money and stay home, instead of vote, so they have to hype it up until the end.
That's exactly what the media has been trying to do. Depress and deflate the base, try to convince them it is a lost cause. Based on the rallys, I don't think they are succeeding.
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