Saturday, September 20, 2008

McCain Winning Independents

By Deborah Creighton Skinner on September 9th
Black Enterprise

John McCain is still seeing a big bounce in the wake of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, according to a recent Gallup poll.

The GOP senator got a six percentage-point climb in voter support “explained by political independents shifting to him in fairly big numbers, from 40% pre-convention to 52% post-convention in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.”

“Clearly, he is moving on the independents,” Gallup Poll editor-in-chief Frank Newport told the Washington Times of McCain.

The surge in independents who favor McCain marks the first time since Gallup began tracking voters’ general-election preferences in March that a majority of independents have sided with either of the two major-party candidates, according to Gallup.

That’s not all. After the Democratic National Convention and the RNC, McCain had a five-point lead over Obama Monday in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update, putting the Arizona lawmaker at 49% to Obama’s 44%.

Deborah Creighton Skinner is the editorial director for

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Black Americans running for President of the United States

Barack Obama (Democratic Party)
Cynthia McKinney (Green Party)
Alan Keys (American Independent Party)


By Domenico Montanaro
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
From NBC/NJ's Carrie Dann

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Ron Paul supporters may have found a new champion.

In boisterous remarks at today's Rally for the Republic, former Minnesota governor and professional wrestling personality Jesse Ventura suggested that he is open to a presidential run in 2012 if enthusiasm for "The Revolution" stays strong.

"If I see it over the next two to three years," thundered Ventura at the conclusion of a speech to several thousand Ron Paul supporters in the Target Center in Minneapolis. "If I see it start to rise up and if this country shows me that it's worth it for me, then maybe in 2012… ."

The crowd -- which has raucously booed allusions to this year's presidential candidates and cheered Paul's hands-off ideals at the all-day rally today -- burst into deafening applause at Ventura's suggestion.

Ron Paul's counter-convention; Jesse Ventura takes over

The New York Times - Blog
September 2008

MINNEAPOLIS -- The crowd cheered at Rep. Ron Paul’s daylong counter-convention in Minneapolis. As many as 12,000 disillusioned Republicans and independents, according to organizers, had showed up at the Target Center, an NBA basketball arena, to cheer for the former Republican presidential candidate who raised so much money and so few delegates.
Paul told the crowd that he was told by Republican National Convention officials that he would need to be chaperoned if he showed up at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

But who wants to go to a boring old Republican convention that goes on and on for days in St. Paul when you can spend nine eternal hours indoors in Minneapolis listening to a host of conservative and libertarian speakers preach the virtues of the Republican congressman's libertarian-type politics?

But then came former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. He suggested that there may be a government conspiracy covering up what....