Here’s what I got. Click the images to enlarge.
So, is “also” some sort of talking point superglue or something?
It’s hard to describe the grind of daily life in Zimbabwe without baffling people with numbers, percentages and statistics that are so unreal they are uncomprehendible. The cash crises that has crippled us for years has been one of those undescribable things.
The last few months have been horrific.
This morning I once again saw red when I opened my month-end bank statement.
Yesterday I had a balance in my account of $2,000 (at old value that is 20 trillion dollars / $20,000,000,000,000.00). This account is dormant, untouched for months.
This morning I find I owe the bank $500,000 in service fees for one month’s bank charges to hold my $2,000. This is no joke.
Neither candidate appeared to make a career-altering gaffe.
And here I though we were watching these things to find out where candidates stand on issues. Why is the bar lowered this much? Look at this, for example:
Fully 84 percent of debate-watchers in CNN’s poll said Palin had done better than expected.
But they also said Joe Biden won the debate by a margin of 51 percent to 36 percent. The CBS poll had it Biden 46 percent, Palin 21 percent.
Palin was the kid from the sticks who was still standing when it was done. The nation, I think, was grateful for that. If she had gotten deeply flummoxed, as she had been during the Couric interview, it would have caused embarrassed cringing in America’s living rooms. Instead, her performance was a marvel of its kind — dissociated, jumbled, at times completely contradictory (“you build up infrastructure and rein in government spending,” she prescribed at one point: Huh?), with soundbites appearing and reappearing almost at random, but fast, happy, almost joyous: Made it through that five-minute question that I know nothing about without even pausing: Phew!
Republican presidential candidate John McCain conceded battleground Michigan to Democrat Barack Obama on Thursday, a major retreat as he struggles to regain his footing in a campaign increasingly dominated by economic issues.
In another sign of McCain’s woes, his campaign signaled that it would counter Obama’s efforts in Indiana, a state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat since 1964. And, a New Hampshire survey showed the Republican trailing by double digits.
It looks like McCain is falling back on something he’s familiar with: a 13 territories strategy.
Is Obama still working his “50 states”?