⭐🔥 Click here to check Latest Celeb News & Celebrity Gossip in 2022! 🔥⭐
The Washington Independent
The Washington Independent

McCain’s Iowa Upset Hope Fading

The Huffington Post flags this story from The Times of London, which examines the state of the presidential race in Iowa, where Sen. John McCain clings to the

Katharine Tate
News
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Oct 27, 2008

The Huffington Post flags this story from The Times of London, which examines the state of the presidential race in Iowa, where Sen. John McCain clings to the hope of pulling off an upset.

The Times caught up with a pair of African-American canvassers leaving McCain’s Midwest headquarters in Des Moines:

Are they volunteers? They look at each other sheepishly. “Not exactly,” replies one. “We work for an employment agency,” says the other. Who are they voting for? “I don’t want to say,” says the first woman. “Obama — of course!” whispers the braver of the pair.

They laugh, then look over their shoulders at the office behind them. “Don’t give him your name, he’ll put it in the paper,” says the cautious one, explaining that they cannot afford to lose their $10-an-hour jobs. “This is embarrassing. We’re doing this because we have to live. At least none of our friends can see us. We’re from Chicago — like Obama.

Leaving aside the idea that someone being paid $10 an hour to convince people to vote for a candidate is probably a poor substitute for a volunteer who passionately supports the candidate he is promoting, this anecdote is the least worrisome evidence for McCain cited in the article.

According to RealClearPolitics, Sen. Barack Obama leads McCain by an average of 11.4 percentage points in recent major polls in the state, which it lists as “solid” for Obama. As of yesterday, FiveThirtyEight.com, the electoral handicapping Website, gave McCain a zero percent chance of winning Iowa. Yet the campaign continues to devote significant amounts of its most valuable non-renewable resource — the candidates’ time — to the state. Both McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent much of Saturday in Iowa, with McCain appearing in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, while Palin visited Sioux City and Des Moines.

“Maybe they know something we don’t,” says Eric Woolson, who guided Mike Huckabee to victory in the Iowa Republican caucuses 10 months ago. “But in a year when we really needed to step up, we have failed to match the strides being made by our opponent.”

He admits to being surprised, if not hurt, that no one asked him to advise the McCain team in Iowa. Instead, he is devoting some of the final days before the election to research a business venture for selling catnip. [Emphasis added.]

If you were serious about winning a heavily contested state, such as Iowa, why wouldn’t you seek the advice of everyone with a proven record of turning out Republicans in that state?

Katharine Tate | I’m a native of Massachusetts, where I earned bachelor's degrees in Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Sculpture from Brandeis University. I enjoy assisting and inspiring women in all aspects of their lives, and I consider myself a partner in their OB an GYN treatment. I particularly enjoy forming relationships with young women and assisting them in determining their healthcare needs and goals. I love to travel, create metal and fiber art, cook, and spend time outside. Also, I’m fluent in both German and American Sign Language.

Related

Rep. Patrick McHenry: Please, Conservatives, Fill Out Your Census Forms!

The conservative congressman from North Carolina, a constant critic of the census -- one of the people who sounded the alarm about politicization when the

Rep. Paulsen allies with medical device industry to relax FDA oversight

Source: Flickr; Republicanconference (www.flickr.com/photos/republicanconference) On the heels of the Minnesota Independent story last week about U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen’s cozy financial relationship with the medical device industry, the New York Times reported Tuesday that some health professionals are alarmed by Paulsen’s push to relax Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight

Rep. Parker Griffith (R-Ala.)

One of the most conservative Democrats in the House -- a freshman who said he couldn’t support Nancy Pelosi again -- is going to switch over to the GOP. Josh

Rep. Paulsen touts balanced budget constitutional amendment

In a post for the conservative blog True North , U.S. Rep

Rep. Paulsen, Karl Rove the latest to get ‘glittered’

Rep. Erik Paulsen and former Bush staffer Karl Rove were both showered with glitter at the Midwest Leadership Conference Friday

Rep. Paul Ryan to deliver SOTU response

Chairman of the House Budget Committee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union Tuesday, according to Mike Allen

Rep. Perlmutter criticizes House measure that would eliminate 800K federal jobs

Congressman Ed Perlmutter today issued a scathing statement criticizing the House of Representatives for passing a spending bill that could put nearly a million federal employees out of work. The Colorado delegation voted strictly on party lines, with all four Republicans voting in favor of the bill and the three Democrats voting in opposition. Perlmutter’s statement: “My number one priority is to get people back to work because that’s the best thing we can do to pay our debt and move forward toward economic stability

Rep. Perlmutter to hold constituent meet-up in grocery store

Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter will hold a Government in the Grocery constituent meet-up this evening from 5-7 at the Safeway at 38th and Wadsworth in Wheat Ridge. The address is 3900 Wadsworth. The meeting, where Perlmutter typically sits at a folding table and talks to whomever shows up, is free and open to the public

Rep. Peace, ACLU seek investigation of soldier’s allegations of racial discrimination in Afghanistan

Both Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) and the American Civil Liberties Union agree: There needs to be an investigation into Spc.

© Copyright 2022 The Washington Independent All Rights Reserved

Terms & Privacy | twi.news@washingtonindependent.com

⭐🔥 Click here to check Latest Celeb News & Celebrity Gossip in 2022! 🔥⭐