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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

That damned bounce

What's Mallard raving about today?

Barack Obama, Polls.

Mallard, making things up out of whole cloth does not make them true.
Earlier this week, Obama and McCain were separated by just two to four points, but that was before the extensive U.S. news coverage of the last leg of Obama's foreign tour.

Obama's particularly large leads over McCain in Friday and Saturday's tracking suggest that the massive publicity surrounding Obama's speech at the Victory Tower in Berlin on Friday -- the only major public event of the trip -- and coverage of Obama's meetings with the heads of state in France and Germany may have tilted U.S. voter preferences more in his favor.
- Gallup Poll


factinista said...

So Obama's thinking these things, yet he's pretty clearly talking to the reader. Does Mallard think the man's telepathic?

Nick said...

Not at all, factinista; that would be ridiculous. Mallard thinks Obama's TIE is telepathic.

Anonymous said...

"Mallard, making things up out of whole cloth does not make them true."

But don't you know that they create their own reality now?

Damn reality based liberal losers.

rewinn said...

Funny thing. Barack's from Illinois. That's midwestern.

So why does Barack need to "try to understand" Ohioans?

He already talks about jobs, hope and bringing our troops home ... things that heartland Americans care about.

So what does this strip mean?

That Republicans repeat something over and over, it becomes true ... whole cloth or not.

Dave Robidenza said...

He has to "try to understand" the people of those states because he's a fancy-pants, tea-drinking, arugula-eating elitist who can't connect with Middle America. As opposed to the grandson of a senator and son of a president or the son of an admiral married to an heiress, who obviously could walk into a sports bar showing NASCAR and fit right in.

Pardon my French, but what the fuck is this shit about someone's personal tastes having anything to do with his political views or his qualifications? If McCain was a sushi-eating sci-fi fan, I still wouldn't vote for him.

Michael said...

The chin and ears are getting out of hand. Why doesn't he just go right ahead and draw the handlebar mustache and devil horns?

NLC said...

um, just to pick a small nit:

Obama represents Illinois. He's "from" Kansas (in the sense of where he mainly grew up --and where he says he's from if you ask him). And to dot the final I, he was born in Hawaii

exanonymous said...

It's funny.

Because I was born and raised and live in Ohio.

So um... yeah. There's this rather large lack of offense at things Obama says. Even the gun-toting white racists will vote for him because they're democrats and he's the democratic candidate, and the conservatives all mourn the defeat of Ron Paul and vote McCain half-heartedly.

In other words, it's not about what's said. It's about party lines. Speeches are just to give motivation to carry through with a vote, not to change minds.