Category Archives: Politics: 2010 Election

McCain 2008 Oppo File on Romney

Did you know that back in January, Buzzfeed posted the McCain 2008 campaign’s entire 200 page opposition research memo on Romney?

I didn’t. And I also just found the Nutshell version: Buzzfeed’s Fifty Greatest Hits From John McCain’s Giant Mitt Romney Oppo File.

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What Happened?

I want to believe this Progressive polling post-mortem from Stan Greenberg & Robert Borosage. I'm just afraid it appeals too much to my preconceptions.

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The Only Good News

Amendments Five and Six look like they will pass (and Amendment Two is a shoo-in). The other ones either fail to get 60% or in the case of Amendment Four fail miserably.

I was a huge fan of Amendments Five and Six, which hold out the hope of fixing a pretty broken state districting system currently based on pervasive gerrymandering.

Other than that….ouch.

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Handy Summary Voting Guide

Florida allows you take a crib sheet into the polls. I published a full-length voting guide a few days ago, but here's the summary version:

Senator: Meek, or Crist if you think it will stop Rubio. At this writing I'm leaning Crist, but I change my mind five times a day.

Congress: FL-25, vote for Joe Garcia, FL-22 vote for Ron Klein. In other districts your vote for a Democrat is a vote against the Tea Party and its fellow travelers.

Governor: Alex Sink. Stopping Rick Scott is important.

Attorney General: Dan Gelber. The GOP's Pam Bondi is a particularly horrible candidate.

[UPDATE: Florida CFO: Loranne Ausley. Any vote against Jeff Atwater is a good vote. Plus Ausley, currently the chair of Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, likely would do a fine job.]

Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Scott Maddox.

State Representative District 111: Christina Albright.

(I don't live in Miami-Dade County Commission District 8, but if I did I would vote for Eugene Flinn; he's great and the other candidate is awful, just awful.

Non-partisan Judicial Retention Elections: Vote to retain the Justices and Judges.

State Constitutional Amendments (pay attention here, these matter)

Amendment One: NO.

Amendment Two: No recommendation, although I'll vote no.

Amendment Four: Yes.

Amendment Five: YES!

Amendment Six: YES!

Amendment Eight: NO!

Non-binding Resolution on Balancing the Federal Budget: No.

Miami-Dade Home Rule Charter Amendment: No.

Again, fuller explanations for these suggestions are here.

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All these guys are going to vote — shouldn't you?

After all, you've been warned about will happen if you don't vote.

And don't forget to consult my utterly unbiased totally rational unimpeachable Voting Guide for Miami-Dade voters. Live elsewhere? Find a Local Progressive Voter Guide

Not convinced? Here's a group of people from SAVE Dade with some reasons not to vote:

Find Your Polling Place.

Update: A Bonus video: Hi, I'm a Tea-Partier. (Warning: swearing & Tea Party rhetoric.)

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I Remember

A great piece of electioneering: I Remember.

(Via SFDB via Bark Bark Woof Woof)

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