That’s My Baby! A roundup of anything interesting, stupid, or funny around the web

This is a continuation of a feature that I started a couple of weeks ago and will continue to continue… whenever I feel like it. Here we goooo:

My personal favorite blog, Wonkette, has a great way to freak out your Obamaniacal friends with a fake text message announcing his VP as…. Michael Moore! Or whoever else you want. [Wonkette]

John McCain is gaining ground in national polls– a result of his performance at the Saddleback Church event? Of people getting tired of Obama? Or something else? Will this climb continue? This whole thing makes me nervous…. []

Rudy Guiliani is set to be the keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, as Republicans are trying to live their post-9/11 days of domination. Did I mention that Giuliani was the mayor then?! Former Democrat and winner of the Benedict Arnold Prize for Bipartisanship, Senator Joseph Lieberman will also speak. [HuffPo]

If you want to learn more about Obama but wish you could be taught in your native language of “frat boy,” Brobama has your back. Learn about the issues and how they apply to you, the common bro. [Brobama]

Check out these TRULY, TRULY awesome buttons from Democratic Stuff: Bug Enthusiasts for Obama! Mohawks for Obama! Oil Barons for Obama! Etc Etc Etc- check it out- all 3 pages. [Democratic Stuff]

Anything else?


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  1. In one poll I saw, 61% of the “unlikely voters” that were polled supported Obama while 20-something percent supported McCain. This is only one poll, but “unlikely voters” usually means young people and minorities.

    Plus, blacks usually get severely underpolled. Most polls of Virginia and North Carolina, for example, give blacks 15% of the electorate, even though they were around 25% in both states in 2004. They’re likely to be a higher percent of the electorate in 2008 than they were then even if McCain excites the religious right, but it’s at least fair to use 2004’s electorate when you do your polling. Plus, reporters should explain how the results will be different if different people turn out than did in 2004.

    Also, a few polls only poll registered voters, and Obama’s putting lots of energy int registering new voters. Plus, Obama’s get-out-the-vote effort is likely to push him a few points ahead of how he’s polling on election day, despite the media harping about the unfounded, baseless, cherrypicking-of-data-to-produce-a-theory Bradley effect.

    All of these things were true before Obama’s drop in polls, but he hasn’t dropped by much. He’s now usually ahead by 4 or 5 points and he was usually ahead by 7 or 8 points before the drop. So, definitely something to feel worried about, but McCain is nowhere near being the frontrunner.

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