Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Where they'll be spending their time

Rasmussen Reports has lots of interesting election coverage, including their Balance of Power calculator. It's a state-by-state breakdown of electoral votes.

With 270 electoral votes needed to win and Obama currently leading 264 to 247... current "tossups" include CO (9), NV (5) and VA (13).

For further insight on those particular states, Real Clear Politics offers Battleground State polling.

It shows:

Obama leading in Colorado 45.2 to 44.8.
McCain leading in Nevada 45.3 to 44.3.
Virginia tied at 46.0 each.


If voters are motivated in blue states, but not-so-much in red states... could we have a rehash of the elections of 1888 and 2000? I hope that doesn't happen... well... unless, of course, the House decides to elect a "compromise" candidate named Ron Paul!

Tim White

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

(Worth Repeating)

Tim White Listen:

I feel an obligation to honesty and truth to share with you some facts. My Father and Mother instilled in me the values and morals of treating people fairly and always being honest. If you purchase something, you pay for it. If you borrow something, you give it back.

I have been "stiffed" three times in my 30 year professional career by someone who I rendered services to, gave a finished product to, but who refused to pay for those services even though they acknowledged the services and products were correct, were what they asked for, and were never challenged for not being correct. I am lucky in having only three, but those three hurt badly.

Joe Biden was one of those people. I worked on his 1988 Presidential campaign financial disclosure engagement. I busted it for him and got everything right. He stiffed me for over $15,000 worth of work. He refused to pay once he dropped out of the race. I did similar Capitol Hill campaign financial disclosure work for Bob Dole, Pat Buchanan, and a Democratic candidate for Ambassador to New Zealand. All of those folks paid even though they lost the election or did not get the appointment. That type of work is very demanding and very tedious because your efforts are scrutinized by Congress. Biden did not care.

I am on the Board of Directors of a company that owns a majority position in a private jet management company in Northern Virginia. They manage jets for businesses and rich folks. They also charter planes to the public. This past winter John Thompson chartered over $250,000 worth of air time. He paid every penny.

Joe Biden, in his latest unsuccessful run for President, chartered over $150,000 worth of air time. He PAID ZERO. He continues to refuse to pay stating his race is over and he is out of money. He never once complained about his flights. Joe Biden is a rich man. He could pay.

Joe Biden is a liar and a cheat. I know it first hand. Character is what life is all about. Joe Biden is a man of bad character and sets a bad example for America.

I feel compelled to share this dark side of a man who asks for your vote and trust.

Best Regards,

Bruce D. Riddle, CPA, CFP
BDR Associates, LLC
2401 Research Boulevard, Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20850

Work - (240) 631-1981
Cell - (301) 580-7800

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An I honest and truthful? Give me a call.

September 03, 2008 2:47 PM

tim white said...

Mr. Riddle...

With all due respect, if you want your accusations to be taken seriously, then you'll need to substantiate your assertions.

For instance, start a blog... scan images of the receipts of both Biden and others... and offer some bank records too. Include records with Biden's signature... or the signature's of his representatives... along with a referenced history of his campaigns.

To simply throw this out there... with a phone number or not... means little.

I strongly encourage you to use the power of new media to tell your story.

Anonymous said...

Tim,
I think this is an internet thing going around. I have see this email before.
I don't believe it is coming directly from him.
I heard it is true, but other people are passing it around now that Biden is the VP canidate.

Quod Felix said...

If the election is close, corruption in even small states can have an impact (as it did in 1888). Consider the fact that both Biden and Palin are from states with a small population that would require only a "small" amount of tampering to alter the outcome. Maybe they'll cancel each other out, but of course the preferred solution is that all the states run clean elections.