November 2008

2008 Election Results

by Jimmy on November 20, 2008 · 0 comments in 2008 Presidential Campaign

I wanted to look at the results of our recent presidential election and compare it with other recent ones. Below is a complete chart with data from the past nine presidential elections (1976-2008, my lifetime). Obama’s election certainly was historic in many respects. Here are some statistical highlights: Obama got more votes (popular votes) than [...]

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Back during the campaign, National Review Online reported this exchange between CNBC reporter John Harwood and Barack Obama. This took place in June when gas prices were around $4 a gallon. Barack Obama: “We now know that our demand (for oil) is badly outstripping supply with China and India growing as rapidly as they are.” [...]

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The extreme media bias in favor of Barack Obama was no surprise to me or the 70 percent of voters that also said it was obvious that the press wanted Mr. Obama to win the White House. What is a little surprising is that The Washington Post’s ombudsman, Deborah Howell, came out and admitted it [...]

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In honor of Veterans Day, my daughter’s school is have patriotic themes to their activities this week. When I got home from work today, I found her making her own version of the raising the American flag over Iwo Jima out of Play Dough. Iwo Jima, of course, is the site of the February–March 1945 [...]

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The motto of the Boy Scouts is Be Prepared. Be prepared means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty. It is said that someone once asked Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, “be prepared for what?” To which he answered, “why, for any old thing.” Powell [...]

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Per guidance from my wife, I’m going to try really hard not to be sarcastic here. But I really do want to commit to the public record the promises Barack Obama made during his historic run to the White House. I do this for several reasons: 1) so that I can know what to expect [...]

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