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  Politics and Elections - March, 2004
March 27, 2004
Polling data update
Senator John Kerry's surge is definitely subsiding now that he is for sure the Democratic choice.  As I discerned earlier, Kerry's lofty numbers were falsely inflated by flattering news coverage and a non-active opponent in George W. Bush.  The political climate has changed on both accounts.  Voters are starting to get acquainted with the real John Kerry, and to know him is to dislike him.  More and more Democrats will come to understand that they vastly overestimated his "electability."  As for the President, his numbers have stabilized.  His ads are reminding voters what a strong and capable leader he is.  We should see a steady increase in the President's lead until the Democratic National Convention in July.

Oh, did I mention the President now holds the upper hand?  Yes, the latest Election Projection shows the President in the lead.  He is ahead 49.77% to 49.23% in the popular vote and has moved out in front, 290-248, in electoral votes.  As I said, this trend should continue.

Since I began tracking these projections in August, 2003, the President's most impressive numbers have been 477 electoral votes and a 17.60% margin seen on the 12th of January.
His previous lows were 181 EVs with a margin of -6.63% on September 5, 2003.  This update ends a string of four in which President Bush's numbers declined.

posted by Scott Elliott at 11:20pm 03/27/04 ::

March 23, 2004
"Election Projection" will go on
The last 8 days have been the some of the most traumatic, hectic, yet beautiful, days of my life. The countless calls, comments, cards, visits, meals, and emails have been a blessing too great to describe.  My family and I are deeply grateful to everyone who has shared their love and concern with us.  Truly God is already being glorified in my parents' deaths.

I know my readers understand the hiatus I'm taking from day-to-day blogging and weekly projection updating, but I did want to assure everyone that "Election Projection" will be back and fully functioning in the next couple weeks.  I'm looking forward to continuing to track the election this year.  I hope to have you along for the ride.

posted by Scott Elliott at 12:45pm 03/23/04 ::
March 17, 2004
The news of my parents' death has been received by millions the world over.  Many have responded with notes of sympathy for me and my family through comments on this site and through emails.  I have read them all and cried over many of them.  My heart is truly blessed by the outpouring of support.

In response to many, many people who have asked how they can help, we have asked the International Mission Board, who sponsored my parents, to initiate a memorial fund in my parents' names to further the work to which they devoted their lives.  If you are one who would like to contribute, you can send a check made out to "The International Mission Board" with the designation, "Larry and Jean Elliott Memorial Fund" or simply "Elliott Fund" somewhere on the check to:
The Larry and Jean Elliott Memorial Fund
c/o The International Mission Board
P.O. Box 6767
Richmond, VA  23230
Thank you very much.

Filed under:  Larry and Jean Elliott 
posted by Scott Elliott at 6:30pm 03/17/04 :: link
March 16, 2004
In loving memory...

Larry Thomas Elliott (1943-2004)     Jean Dover Elliott (1945-2004)    

Jesus Christ was glorified in their lives.  He will be glorified in their deaths.

Filed under:  Larry and Jean Elliott 
posted by Scott Elliott at 6:38pm 03/15/04 :: link
March 15, 2004Light posting I probably won't be posting much for a while.  Tragedy has struck my family.

Update:  I don't want to leave everyone hanging.  My parents were killed today.  More information will be forthcoming in the next few days.

posted by Scott Elliott at 10:25pm 03/15/04 ::
March 14, 2004Polling data update The slide continues...

President Bush's numbers appear to be turning the corner, but not enough to avoid a fourth straight decline in overall numbers.  Recent polls, with the exception of ARG's latest, show Bush improving in all 3 categories.  That poll and dismal right track numbers are keeping John Kerry out in front.  His margin increased this week from 2.86% to 3.84%.  Kerry is projected to win 51.42% of the popular vote, while the President's projected 47.58% is below his actual 2000 total (47.87%) for the first time this year.  Electoral votes hold steady this week at 291-247 in favor of Senator Kerry.  It is interesting to note that 6 red states, representing 66 electoral votes, are within 2.7% of blue territory.  Will Kerry's momentum give him a much larger advantage in the electoral college?  Or have we seen the bottom for Bush with so many EVs dangling just outside Kerry's reach?   I'll keep you posted...

Since I began tracking these projections in August, 2003, the President's most impressive numbers have been 477 electoral votes and a 17.60% margin seen on the 12th of January.
His previous lows were 181 EVs with a margin of -6.63% on September 5, 2003.  This is the fourth update in a row that finds President Bush's numbers at a low for 2004.

posted by Scott Elliott at 10:25pm 03/14/04 ::
March 12, 2004Oh, the nerve! Most have heard of the woman in Maryland accused to passing classified information to an Iraqi intelligence officer.  But did you know the Accused spy is cousin of Bush staffer?  That is the title of an article published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.  Of course, in the article you read that she's a Democratic, self-described anti-war activist who worked for four different Democratic politicians.  Knowing that, can you believe the title?  Unfortunately, the title is the only exposure many will have to this story.  Will they come away with a proper view of the situation?  Absolutely not!   Blatant liberal bias in the media strikes again! (I discussed this "title bias" earlier during the flap over Bush's campaign ads depicting images of 9/11.)

That bias does not end with the title.  The writer also chooses to include defamatory information on the accused spy's father.  It seems he was charged with campaign finance violations while running for governor of Alaska.  There may be some relevance in this information, but I question whether it would have been included had her father been a Democratic candidate.  Sometimes I think it's amazing a Republican candidate can get elected anywhere.  The fact that so many do, while battling against a constant barrage of unfair reporting like this, is a testimony to the strength of GOP ideals in this country.  (Link via InstaPundit.)

posted by Scott Elliott at 8:05am 03/12/04 ::
March 11, 2004Economic recovery update There are several articles out that highlight the current economic recovery and paint a positive outlook on the only remaining sticking point:  job creation.  The Washington Post reported last week that manufacturing is up and CEOs say their companies are more inclined to expand their payrolls.  Reinforcing that sentiment, this article reports that Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is confident strong job creation is just a matter of time.  Finally, consumer spending continues to chug along at a healthy pace, yet another sign that jobs can't be far behind.

Manufacturing.  This sector of the economy has been hardest hit over the last few years, so this report is especially encouraging:
According to the Fed report, factory activity rose in 11 of the 12 regional Fed districts.  In the Fed's Cleveland region, factory activity didn't go up, but rather held steady.
Manufacturing is on the rebound.  Even in the Ohio area, where jobs have been decimated, we may have seen the bottom.  This could be a significant development for the President as he fends off what is sure to be a strong Democratic offensive to take this vital battleground state. 

Spending.  Consumer spending, despite declines in consumer confidence, remains robust. Strong spending will eventually lead to new jobs as companies max out productivity gains.
America's shoppers showed more energy in February and boosted sales at the nation's retailers by 0.6 percent, a hopeful sign for healthy economic growth in the current quarter.

The increase reported by the Commerce Department on Thursday came after sales rose by a revised 0.2 percent gain in January, typically a slow month for retailers.  January's modest increase turned out to be a much better showing than the 0.3 percent decline reported a month ago.  (emphasis added)

Spending is the lifeblood of our economy and the fertilizer for new job growth.  This report, especially the revised January figures, demonstrates that consumer spending is now in a sustained period of strength.

Jobs.  Jobs, jobs, jobs.  From the way the media portray it, one is led to believe our very existence as a society hinges on whether job creation begins in earnest.  Well, both a panel of CEOs and the Fed Chief believe such job growth is just around the corner.  On the survey of CEOs:
The association said the March survey was the first since the fall of 2002 that a larger share of executives planned to add to payrolls rather than cut them.

"America's CEOs believe that the U.S. economy is on course for continued steady improvement over the next six months," said Henry A. McKinnell, chairman of the Business Roundtable and Pfizer Inc.'s chairman and chief executive.

And from Chairman Greenspan:
"As our economy exhibits increasing signals of recovery, jobs loss continues to diminish," he told the House Education and Workforce Committee.  "In all likelihood, employment will begin to increase more quickly before long."
So, the hardest hit sector of our economy, manufacturing, is looking up; the largest driving force in our economy, consumer spending, is on cruise control; and the prospect of substantial job growth appears to be very positive.  Unless something unexpected happens to drastically alter the economic climate, we are in for an extended recovery.  This fits perfectly into Bush's re-election plans.

posted by Scott Elliott at 5:30pm 03/11/04 ::
A special day What do Sam Donaldson, Rupert Murdoch, Bobby McFerrin, Lawrence Welk, and The Blogging Caesar all have in common?  HINT:  We weren't born yesterday.

You guessed it!  We were all born today.  YAY!  At 38, I'm the only young one in the group.

posted by Scott Elliott at 11:05am 03/11/04 ::
March 10, 2004Fitting The sentences are in:  John Allen Muhammad gets death.  Lee Boyd Malvo gets life.

posted by Scott Elliott at 8:25pm 03/10/04 ::
McCain for VP? "Obviously I would entertain it."  With those words, John McCain has done something all the Bush-bashing, job-number-manipulating, stock-market-correcting, no-wmd-finding, and conservative-base-offending of the last year could not do.  He has struck fear in my heart concerning the President's chances for re-election.  What would the Arizona Republican Senator entertain?  An invitation to join John Kerry on the Democratic ticket.  I hope his words reflect an obligatory momentary consideration for a "good friend" and not a true inclination to accept such an offer.

As I decreed earlier, John Kerry is going to pick Bill Richardson to be his running mate, so we're most likely out of the woods on this one.  More relevant are John McCain's true colors. He is known as a "maverick" in the senate.  If he were to receive and accept Kerry's VP nod, "double-crosser" would be more appropriate.  A Kerry/McCain ticket would be much more formidable for Bush/Cheney in November than any other Kerry combo the Democrats could produce.

Update:  Before I get an avalanche of responses explaining to me how this isn't going to happen, let me interject here that I don't think it will either.  The fear of which I speak is purely hypothetical.

Update2:  A curt and cogent cut from Curtis, a cognizant commenter.  "The only reason McCain wagged the carrot in front of everyone is to get more media attention. His influence is directly related to his media attention. So, we are further feeding his ego by talking about this." Curtis is clearly correct.

Update3:  Citizen Smash has comments and a roundup of others' comments, too.

posted by Scott Elliott at 8:10pm 03/10/04 ::
Wictory Wednesday I've been consistent in my optimism that George W. Bush will win re-election in November. However, his current standing in the polls underlines an important caviat.  We who support Bush and his strong, moral leadership during this time of war and terrorist threat cannot take it for granted.  As in sports, where even the most powerful teams can fall prey to complacency and lose, we must not be overconfident; we must not be lazy.  So what can you do?  Vote, of course.  But more than that, you can get involved.

Today is Wictory Wednesday.  Every Wednesday, I ask my readers to volunteer and/or donate to the Bush 2004 campaign.  If you've already donated and volunteered for the Bush campaign, then talk to your friends and enlist them in this battle for America's very soul.

If you're a blogger, you can join Wictory Wednesdays simply by putting up a post like this one every Wednesday, asking your readers to volunteer and/or donate to the Bush campaign.  If you do decide to join, e-mail PoliPundit at wictory@blogsforbush.com so that he can add you to the Wictory Wednesday blogroll, which will be part of the Wictory Wednesday post on all participating blogs.

posted by Scott Elliott at 9:45am 03/10/04 ::
March 9, 2004Showcase Blog of the Week:  Broken Masterpieces This is installment number three of a new feature I'm adding to this site.  Each week I'll showcase a blog I like.  This week, I'm choosing Broken Masterpieces.

I don't know what percentage of my readers are Christians, but all of you should know by now that I am.  T. Rogers, the proprietor, is a Christian and unashamed to announce it.  His blog is a good mix of Christian tidbits and politics.  His posts usually include useful and informative links.  But the clincher is the marquee on his title bar.  Any site with "All your blog are belong to us" on it deserves mention!  Go check it out.

If you run a blog, and you'd like to be showcased here. Send me an email:  blogshowcase.

Disclaimer:  These showcases do not represent blanket approval of all content on featured blogs.  The subject matter tends to vary greatly from day to day on any given blog.  Please understand that I cannot peruse all the information on these sites, nor can I predict what information will be posted in the future.

posted by Scott Elliott at 11:30pm 03/09/04 ::
March 7, 2004Polling data update This week's Election Projection shows little change from last week.  However, in response to reader suggestions, I've added a couple of new features.  First, battleground states defined by a projected margin of 5.0% or less are now colored in a lighter hue.  Second, the electoral votes of each state have been added to the list of states for easy reference.

Back to the numbers:  Even though George W. Bush's polling against John Kerry has improved since last week, a slight drop in job approval paired with an unusually low right track poll has produced yet another decline in the overall popular vote numbers for the President. He now trails Kerry by a 48.07% to 50.93% count.  That's an improvement of 1.1% for the challenger.  Electoral votes remain at 247-291.

Since I began tracking these projections in August, 2003, the President's most impressive numbers have been 477 electoral votes and a 17.60% margin seen on the 12th of January.
His previous lows were 181 EVs with a margin of -6.63% on September 5, 2003.  This is the third update in a row that finds President Bush's numbers at a low for 2004.

posted by Scott Elliott at 11:30pm 03/07/04 ::
Amazing war ads from the past You've got to see these pictures.  They shed a different light on Bush's ads, don't they?

Update:  I wish I could say I knew these ads were phonies, but I'd be lying.  That's something I don't do.  So, since I know now that they're satirical, I'll just 'fess up.  I've been snookered! The host of the site has informed me that the photos are fake.

Note to self:  photoshop makes all things possible!

posted by Scott Elliott at 2:35pm 03/07/04 ::
March 6, 2004Weekend blog roundup Poliblogger has a new Toast-O-Meter up.  I wasn't familiar with this feature until today, but it looks really cool.  I'll have to become more acquainted with it as it appears to have lots of good election stuff.  You should too.  By the way, I've added him to my blogroll, so stop by and visit sometime.

Dave Johnson blogged about Tony Blair's speech over at Blogs for Bush.

Betsy Newmark has a couple of campaign buttons from FDR's 1944 re-election campaign.
I'd like to see these incorporated into a political ad that could be used to highlight the utter hypocrisy of the Democrats where Bush's new ads are concerned.  I ask the question, "If Gore had won the election and had been busy fighting the war on terror, regardless of the manner in which he waged it, how many out there believe he would be completely silent on all things 9/11?"  Get real!

Power line has a post up discussing polls and job numbers.  It's relevant to the discussions that have been going on here.

Donald Sensing at One Hand Clapping is simply puntastic.  At least no trees were killed.

For a good roundup of reactions to the fuss over Bush's ads, check out Citizen Smash's extensive list of bloggers weighing in on the matter.

Finally, if you're interested in Bush's own response to the brouhaha over his ads, California Yankee has a link to it on his site.

posted by Scott Elliott at 3:25pm 03/06/04 ::
March 5, 2004Bush ads approved by 9/11 victims The title to this post is true, yet biased.  I phrased it that way to make a point.  There is an article out by Reuters that illustrates the power of spin in influencing reader perception.  The article is entitled Victims' Families Press Bush to Pull 9/11 Ads.  There is nothing untruthful about those words.  However if you read the article, you'll also read these words:
New Yorker Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles was the captain on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon, said she supports the ads given the current foreign policy climate.

"The ads are very positive," Burlingame, a registered Democrat, said in an interview. "It's a huge issue and to say that President Bush can't talk about it is preposterous.

"It's not like these images are being used to tear down his opponents, but to point out that this is his top priority."

Of course, you'll read this, too:
"As a firefighter who spent months at Ground Zero, it's deeply offensive to see the Bush campaign use these images to capitalize on the greatest American tragedy of our time," New York firefighter Tom Ryan said at a news conference.
Here's another one: "September 11 families say Bush campaign treading on the dead".  Seems very odd to me, but if you read that article, you'll see this:
"It speaks to the truth of the times," said Jennie Farrell, who lost her brother in the attacks.  "September 11 was something beyond the realm of imagination, and George Bush . . . led us through one of the darkest moments in history."
I applaud giving expression to both sides of an issue.  At least these articles do quote detractors and supporters alike.  However, their use of language in the titles reveals their true intent and bias.

Finally, leave it The New York Times to cast aside any pretense of objectivity.  Again from the second article:
The New York Times stepped into the debate Friday, with an editorial that defined the overriding memories of September 11 as those of heroism and loss.

"Any political candidate who attempts to piggyback onto those emotions deserves to be shunned by the electorate," the Times said.

Does anyone believe the Times would have published those words if a Democrat occupied the White House?  Get real!

George W. Bush has led this country with steadfast, principled resolve through terrible tragedy.  He should be able to reflect on that as he makes his case for keeping his job.  The Democrats and liberals in this country can't let that happen.  They know Bush will win hands down when the tragedy and his response to it are placed front and center before the electorate.

I can't know the mind of others, but, in my estimation, the efforts of the Kerry campaign and the liberal media to keep these ads from touching the hearts of voters is motivated much more by the desire to win politically than the desire to avoid defaming the memory of the lost.  They are the ones attempting to use the tragedy to their political advantage.  President Bush, by contrast, is simply asking Americans to remember the enemy we face, in all its ugly, murderous robes, and to let him continue the fight against that enemy.  In the end, our President and our country are fighting this war, not only for our national security, but also to honor the sacrifice of those who perished.  As Ms. Burlingame so apty stated, it is his top priority.

posted by Scott Elliott at 3:30pm 03/05/04 ::
Overlooked job creation The country added only 21,000 jobs last month, much worse than expected.  As has been discussed here before, the structure of the employed is changing; more uncounted contractors and self-employed workers make a good living now than ever before.  These individuals show up as either unemployed or as those who have "given up on finding employment and left the work force" - that's how the media likes to portray them.

It was, and continues to be, my hope that the traditional measure of the work force will eventually realize the jobs America is currently producing.  So far, it has not.  We need to have a better way to determine the number of jobs in this country that fits the actual situation.  I'm not holding my breath for the media to begin touting such a measure.  That would make Bush and his policies look good.  So, we'll just have to hope venues like this can get the message out until the traditional, inaccurate measure catches up.  Nevertheless, John Kerry's camp must be smiling this morning at all this bad news.

posted by Scott Elliott at 10:35am 03/05/04 ::
Consumer confidence heading up again The latest AP-Ipsos consumer confidence survey shows a big jump over last month.  In general, consumers are feeling much better as time passes and the current economic recovery gains momentum.  The report mentions the enormous improvement in consumer sentiment in the last year:
The early March reading of 97.7, when compared to the same month a year ago, highlights just how far consumers have come.  A year ago, as the war in Iraq (news - web sites) broke out, consumer confidence sank to 61.4, the lowest reading recorded since Ipsos started the index in January 2002.
Another important point brought out by the article is Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's thoughts on the allegedly sluggish job market:
"We could get a pop in employment at any time"
Lots of good news for America and President Bush!

Update:  Well, all is not rosy for America nor President Bush.  Reader James R Martin points to the Right Track question in the same poll from Ipsos.  It is indeed confusing that consumer sentiment has risen so much even while poll participants view America's track negatively by a whopping 60-35% margin.  Those who are familiar with my projection formula know these numbers bode ill for the President in the next polling data update.

posted by Scott Elliott at 8:25am 03/05/04 ::
March 4, 2004EDICT #5:  Governor Bill Richardson will be
John Kerry's running mate
The Blogging Caesar has decided that John Kerry will pick Bill Richardson as his running mate in the general election this year.  There are several reasons.  I list them here in no particular order.
  • New Mexico provided Gore the smallest margin of victory of any state in 2000.  Richardson on the ticket makes New Mexico very difficult for the GOP.
  • As a Hispanic, Richardson's influence will stretch beyond his home state.  In a close race,  he could make the difference in Arizona, Florida, and Nevada.  He might even make Rove  and Co. sweat in Colorado and Louisiana.  No other contender can match the potential he  has to win electoral votes.
  • Richardson was a member of Bill Clinton's cabinet.  As such, he injects just enough  Clintonian flavor to increase interest among African-Americans without inciting the Clinton- haters.
  • He is experienced, yet he does not come across as a Washington insider.
  • He is articulate and poised without being overshadowing, as in overshadowing Kerry.

    In short, Bill Richardson has many strengths and very few, if any, discernable weaknesses. He has significant upside potential and practically no downside.  He is the best choice for John Kerry's running mate, and the Senator will agree.

    I will post an update sometime in the near future discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the other contenders.  For now, I'm posting the results of the poll conducted yesterday and today on this site.  There were lots of very insightful comments and persuasive reasons for choosing one of several possible candidates.  Some gave me brief cause to question my pick. However, I will stand by my decree.

    Drumroll please....

    1.  Richard Gephardt  9 votes, 29.0%

    2.  Bill Richardson  6 votes, 19.4%

    3.  John Edwards  4 votes, 12.9%

    4.  Evan Bayh  3 votes, 9.7%

    5 (tie).  Bill Nelson and Hillary Clinton  2 votes, 6.5%

    7 (tie).  Max Cleland, Bob Graham, Dennis Kucinich,
            Kathleen Sebelius, Tom Vilsack
     1 vote, 3.2%

    posted by Scott Elliott at 11:05pm 03/04/04 ::
    Bush's new TV Ads I just checked out the first round of TV ads over at BushCheney '04.  (Link via PoliPundit) They're really good.  These ads show that Bush is not likely to be intimidated by the media into watering down his message.  What he has done for America in the aftermath of 9/11 is worth touting.  The media and the Democrats may whine and gripe about using the tragedy of that day for political gain, but George W. Bush has shown us all that he is capable and effective in leading us during these uncertain times.  His opponents will try to use the War on Terror for his demise.  It looks like the President will have an answer to those criticisms, as well he should.

    posted by Scott Elliott at 8:05am 03/04/04 ::
    March 3, 2004Who will be Kerry's running mate? The Blogging Caesar is going to be issuing an edict tomorrow evening declaring who will be Kerry's running mate.  However, until then, I'm opening up the floor to my very intellectually gifted readers.  I invite you click on the comment link below and enter your prediction.  I'll have a tabulation of everyone's picks tomorrow when I post my pick.  (By the way, I've already decided who it will be.)

    Update:  Could Bill Clinton be the pick?  You betcha!  Well, actually no.  Read the link.

    Update2:  The poll will close at 11pm EST tonight (03/04/04), so get your vote in!  The Blogging Caesar will issue the edict at that time.

    posted by Scott Elliott at 5:40pm 03/03/04 ::
    Wictory Wednesday The Democrats have settled on George W. Bush's opponent in the general election.  That man is Senator John Kerry, who just happens to be the most liberal Senator in Washington by voting record, according to the National Journal.  He'll have the support of largely unregulated committees who will have possibly hundreds of millions of dollars at their disposal. Electing someone like John Kerry would have a severe, far-reaching negative impact on the future of America.  If you're a liberal, I know you won't see it that way.  If you're a conservative, believe me, supporting the President is critical to advancing our ideals in this country.  Are you disillusioned by Bush's positions that aren't conservative?  You ain't seen nothing yet!  A President Kerry would make President Bush look like Barry Goldwater!

    Today is Wictory Wednesday.  Every Wednesday, I ask my readers to volunteer and/or donate to the Bush 2004 campaign.  If you've already donated and volunteered for the Bush campaign, then talk to your friends and enlist them in this battle for America's very soul.

    If you're a blogger, you can join Wictory Wednesdays simply by putting up a post like this one every Wednesday, asking your readers to volunteer and/or donate to the Bush campaign.  If you do decide to join, e-mail PoliPundit at wictory@blogsforbush.com so that he can add you to the Wictory Wednesday blogroll, which will be part of the Wictory Wednesday post on all participating blogs:



    posted by Scott Elliott at 7:55am 03/03/04 ::
    March 2, 2004John Kerry, Democratic nominee Senator John Kerry will be the Democratic nominee.  After today's lopsided losses all over the place, Senator John Edwards will drop out of the race.  This is the fulfillment of The Blogging Caesar's Edict #4 handed down on January 30.  Congratulations to the winner of the next presidential elections ....George W. Bush!  Let the onslaught begin!

    posted by Scott Elliott at 10:00pm 03/02/04 ::
    March 1, 2004Showcase Blog of the Week:  The Politburo Diktat This is installment number two of a new feature I'm adding to this site.  Each week I'll showcase a blog I like.  This week's lucky blog is The Politburo Diktat.

    This blog has got a great act going.  I love the ole Communist lingo, not to mention the interesting and important posts.  I especially recommend "The Commissar's" latest.  In it, he reports that casualties among US servicemen in Iraq were at their lowest since the war began during the month of February.  This is great news, and it confirms that things are indeed improving week by week.

    My oldest son and I have an ongoing habit of talking to one another like old party comrades, so I really relate to and enjoy the unique theme on the site.  Besides, any blogger who calls himself "The Commissar" deserves a plug now and then!

    If you run a blog, and you'd like to be showcased here. Send me an email:  blogshowcase.

    Disclaimer:  These showcases do not represent blanket approval of all content on featured blogs.  The subject matter tends to vary greatly from day to day on any given blog.  Please understand that I cannot peruse all the information on these sites, nor can I predict what information will be posted in the future.

    posted by Scott Elliott at 9:35pm 03/01/04 ::
    A Constitution for Iraq Iraq's governing council, in cooperation with American officials, have drafted a temporary constitution. The document has the approval of all major ethnic factions.  This is a huge development, one that is a necessary step toward a stable and democratic Iraq.  Three cheers for the Iraqi people, and three cheers for America's hand in this great day.

    President Bush and those on the ground over there are winning this fight, despite incessant bad-mouthing from the liberal media and many of the Democratic presidential hopefuls.  The resolve Bush has shown in this process will serve him well this November.  It has to be changing the psyche of terrorists everwhere as well.  Watching the United States' determination to stay the course in Iraq, they must be realizing that the America they deal with now is strong and capable and willing to fight.  Our country will be well served by this focus and perseverance in the war on terror.

    posted by Scott Elliott at 8:10am 03/01/04 ::
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