Archive for August, 2006

August 30, 2006

With Labor Day approaching it signifies that the long hot summer will soon be coming to an end. It seems that the summers are getting hotter and hotter. I was born and raised in south Alabama so I was accustomed to long hot summers. I remember when there was no air conditioning in houses or […]

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August 23, 2006

As late as forty years ago Alabama was still a no party state. Everybody ran as a Democrat out of tradition and convenience. Even though we started voting Republican for President in 1964 it was twenty-two years later when we elected our first Republican Governor and that was a fluke.

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August 16, 2006

Among national voters there exists definitive long term voting patterns among demographic groups. The most obvious is that over 90% of all African American voters vote Democratic. The majority of white voters vote Republican. However, within white voter groups there is a distinct gender gap. White males are overwhelmingly Republican and white females are split […]

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August 09, 2006

As this campaign year develops there are several interesting observations. One is as I predicted the primaries were negative. However “you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Wait until the general election. In October and November you will see some brutally tough ads on television.

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August 02, 2006

As we stroll through the dog days of summer the political scene is quiet. The opposing sides are girding up for battle in the fall. They are plotting strategy and raising money. The campaigns traditionally kickoff after Labor Day. Although it will be late September or early October when the airwaves become saturated with ads.

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