Not ROMNEY! The GOP needs a Sorting Hat.

Sorting Hat: Hmm, difficult. VERY difficult. Plenty of hypocrites, I see. Not a bad will for dominance, either. There’s cruelty, oh yes. And a thirst to have all the power all to yourself. But who do I give you?
GOP: Not Romney. Not Romney.
Sorting Hat: Not Romney, eh? Are you sure? He could be useful, you know. It’s all there in his platform. And Romney will help you on the way to greatness, there’s no doubt about that. No?
GOP: Please, please. Anything but Romney, anything but Romney.
Sorting Hat: Well if you’re sure, better be… WHO??

Help the sorting hat. Who is it to be? Oh, and apologies to Ms Rowling, I just couldn’t resist.

McCain Disputes Polls With Obama’s Lead – Then Cites Poll To Prove Point

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John McCain’s theory is that the polls have to be wrong, if they are not favoring him. I thought this was particularly funny that he would disagree with a poll and use another poll to prove his point.

John McCain disputed the polls that show him trailing Barack Obama by double digits, saying that he would rather rely on his “senses” and is encouraged by the enthusiasm at his events.

The Republican presidential candidate made an argument for the viability of his campaign during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning. McCain predicted a come-from-behind and win on Election Day, just nine days away.

“Those polls have consistently shown me much further behind than we actually are,” said McCain during the interview here with veteran journalist Tom Brokaw.

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Why I Don’t Believe The Presidential Race Is Tied

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While visiting another blog (hey, we do that sometimes; how do you think we find such great stories?), I came across a comment from another poster who made a logically false claim about political polling. He said that “If you get good representation among the respondents (regarding, age, gender, race, education, home etc) you can get accurate results with less than 2000 respondents regardless of how large the real population is.” Continue reading