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There are 16 candidates for president on the 2008 Colorado Ballot but according to the polls, only 3% of voters are expected to read past the first two. Despite the fact that he was shut out of the debates and has been working with a relatively stingy budget, Libertarian candidate for president Bob Barr hopes they will.
Barack Obama holds a commanding lead among Colorado voters who have already cast their ballots but is in a dead heat with John McCain counting voters who plan to vote on Election Day, a Marist Poll released Thursday found. The Democrat leads 59 percent to 41 percent among early voters, enough to total a 51 percent to 45 percent advantage among likely registered voters.
A few days ago Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin went off script about her $150,000 shopping spree, much to the chagrin of John McCain's staffers. Now, according to Roger Simon of the Politico, "John McCain's campaign is looking for a scapegoat. It is looking for someone to blame if McCain loses on Tuesday. And it has decided on Sarah Palin."
One in five Denver households watching TV tuned in the half-hour Barack Obama campaign commercial broadcast Wednesday night on seven networks, according to overnight Nielsen ratings, slightly below the nationwide average. It was the first time a presidential candidate has purchased a wall-to-wall television commercial since Ross Perot broadcast an ad on Election Day in 1996, when roughly 17 percent of households watched.
While politically-active screen stars and musical legends crawl all over the Centennial State scavenging for votes, a hefty proportion of the American public would rather they slink back to the Hollywood Hills and stay there.
76 American Nobel Prize winners have endorsed Barack Obama for President. In an open letter, they praised Obama's "emphasis during the campaign on the power of science and technology to enhance our nation's competitiveness." Meanwhile, John McCain has earned the endorsement of working class American "Joe the Plumber," who is neither a licensed plumber nor named Joe (it's Samuel Wurzelbacher for those who are wondering).
Astride a flying snowmobile, Alaska's '"first dude," Todd Palin, makes an appeal to voters who worry about restrictions on riding the beasts — called "snow machines" by serious riders — in a mailer distributed by a state Republican Party. "Could this be the last winter to ride in our national parks?" asks the flyer featuring the four-time winner of Alaska's grueling Iron Dog Snowmobile Championship.
Talking Wednesday morning with KBCO's Bret Saunders, Barack Obama tamped down expectations for the first hundred days of the next administration. "It's probably going to be more like the first thousand days that makes a difference," Obama said in an interview with the Boulder radio station.
Democratic rallies or Republican rallies — it doesn't matter. They all have protesters. How the crowd reacts to the protesters, though, seems to vary significantly. After watching a video of people waiting in line for McCain's rally on Friday, I wanted to know if Obama's crowd would react any differently. From what I saw and what I heard from Republican protesters downtown on Sunday, they certainly did.