Patterico's Pontifications


TTFN and a bleg

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 6:03 pm

I’m off for an extended weekend trip and I don’t know if I’ll be able to post while I’m away (if you want to know, I’m off on a cruise, and I don’t know if I’m going to want to pay the big bucks they charge for Internet access). So this may be it for me… perhaps by the time I come back late Monday, Patterico will be back and have pulled my access. So I’d like to say goodbye, I’ve enjoyed posting in his absence. I hope it hasn’t been too bad for you, his regular readers. And I wouldn’t mind if some of you might even stop by my blog after he returns.

I would like to make a parting request: since I don’t think I’ll be watching tomorrow night’s debate, but would very much like to get the wrap-ups, would some of you be kind enough to post your comments and impressions on this post as a comment? They’ll get through to me as email, which I am pretty sure I am set up to get.

And, in one final cheap attempt to boost the hometown traffic, I offer up proof of my hypothesis that, while Kerry claims that he would use pre-emptive military force, the record shows that he would not…. at, where else, but thoughtsonline

Thanks again.

Proof Bush is toast

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 10:59 am has their predictions up for how the race turns out…. Kerry 538 Electoral Votes, Bush 0.

I know, I know there’s likely to be a glitsch in their programming… I doubt that Texas is going to go 98%-2% for Kerry. But signs like this only serve to feed the paranoia…


Debate Blogging

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 7:29 pm

As you might expect, I’m debate blogging over at thoughtsonline

Rasmussen – part deux

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 1:54 pm

I’ve put up a follow up post to my earlier diatribe against Rasmussen’s methodology of using 3-day running averages in reporting poll results. And I use numbers to illustrate my point!

In a shameless bit of home blog traffic pumping, anyone who is interested has to go to the home blog thoughtsonline

BLEG: For those p***ed off at my bait-and-linking, please remember to use nice language when complaining to Patterico when he comes back from his field trip.

Senator Munchhausen

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 12:27 pm

Hindrocket of Powerline fame gives us the latest chapter in the continuing series of “I said I did it before I said I did not do it”: Kerry missing his chance to bag a 16 pointer on Cape Cod.

Except for the fact that, according to Hindrocket, “a 16-pointer would be the grand-daddy of all New England deer” and “no one hunts deer on Cape Cod. In fact anti-hunting activists are particularly active on the Cape.”

The above is par for Kerry. “He wasn’t in Cambodia, it’s beginning to look like he didn’t run the Boston Marathon, and now this. Perhaps it’s time we started calling him Senator Munchhausen.” Of course, he can’t play football either.

But I think the real gem is in Kerry’s comment that “I failed to pull the trigger at the right moment”… just the characteristic we want in our Commander in Chief during our time of war, isn’t it?

Saleton’s Wrong

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 8:46 am

Over at Slate, Will Saletan tries to defend Kerry’s ‘global test’ from Bush’s attacks. I don’t think he does a particularly good job of it.

Edwards – Quick Thinking?

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 8:02 am

I don’t mean to single out Captain Ed; his comments about Edwards mirror many others – but I’d like to take issue with the assertion that “Edwards’ success as a plaintiff’s attorney shows that he can think on his feet.” Maybe he is, but just maybe he isn’t…


What Cheney Needs to Do

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 8:20 pm

I’ve posted a not-so-short set of instructions for Cheney to follow tomorrow night over at you all know where. I know this may or not be great guest blogging ettiquette (bait and switch linking?), but I don’t have any way of monitoring traffic here, and I get such a cheap thrill seeing traffic counts (“they like me, they really like me”), so I hope you all don’t mind too much.

And with that, I’m off to watch the rest of the game.

Trying to Do My Part

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 4:45 pm

First of all, I’m not giving up trying to do whatever I can do to see Bush pull it off – I just don’t think he’s going to. I will hope – the same way I hope the Cubs will nail down the wild-card slot this year. Oops, my bad. I will vote, I will send (more) money, I will do what (little) I can.

And, to prove it, I just participated in a 10 minute telephone survey of my voting intentions. Even with a WSJ to read and dinner to eat, I took the call in order to get one more Bush vote into the survey tally.

But the one who really counts is Bush himself, perhaps with some help from Cheney tomorrow night. They are the ones to close the sale.

GOP Passivity

Filed under: 2004 Election — Charlie (Colorado) @ 6:01 am

As I posted below, I believe the single biggest reason Bush will end up losing this election will have been his failure to effectively fight back against the Democrats. They can pretty much say anything about him, Cheney and his administration and there’s next to nothing in the way of rebuttal and countercharge coming from Bush. It’s almost as if he believes the voters are too smart to believe what Kerry and the rest of the kool-aid drinkers are saying about him.

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