We are constantly told by the media that Clinton is riding to the rescue of democrats but apparently that old gray stud he ain’t what he used to be:

he began his speech just before 3 p.m. in a high school gym that was less than half full. The appearance was in support of gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero, shown in most polls to be trailing Republican candidate Rick Snyder by 20 percentage points.

The most amazing thing about this story is was the next paragraph:

Shortly before Clinton took the stage, the Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, urged attendees to leave bleacher seats along one side of the gym and try to fill the area in front of the podium before Clinton began his address.

It reminds me of his rally for Coakley in Jan, held at WPI full of kids who don’t vote, Union guys whose stewards were watching them and aging activists lined up as if it was a Tom Jones concert.

In that post I compared President Clinton to a thief in an episode of Dr. Who and quoted this line:

DOCTOR: I wonder if ol’ Taffy knows the real value of it. “Scringe stone” found in a dead man’s pocket? A lost mine? A phony ma… are people still falling for that old guff? I mean are they?

Apparently this year, they aren’t.

11:52 p.m. predicted the big red wave

11:39 p.m. Talking the why’s of why people are angry.

11:22 p.m. Talking about local electoral action

11:14 p.m. John Weston has rejoined us.

11:12 p.m. Talking about Term limits some disagreement on this among the panel.

11:08 p.m. Bill Campbell (r) for Sec of State now on the air

10:55 p.m. Pension reform now his topic.

10:49 p.m. Grossman talks about making more information available to the voter if elected.

10:36 p.m. Steve Grossman candidate for State Treasurer now on the air,

10:34 We just plugged the alyssa_milano $1 challenge for LA children hospital on the air and mentioned Stacy McCain.
Sam likes the picture proving he has excellent eyesight!

10:32 p.m. Marty Lamb (r) ma-3 now on the air

10:24 p.m Sam hits it out of the park “Why are we democrats while in power not solving the problems?”

10:20 p.m. Talking about candidates accountable, asks about what is the biggest spin. Say Sheriff’s office has no power on immigration. Mentions that he has addressed Tea Party events

10:14 p.m. He talks about the choices of sitting on his stoop and not get involved or getting involved. He talks about his own 26 year pay-in to the pension.

10:08 p.m. Sam asked the question about Pensions and dipping, Foley talks about his long record in law enforcement.

9:58 p.m. Asked about the power of the Sheriff office, and the lesser power in Massachusetts. He answered that there is a lot of local power held outside the position. He doesn’t consider that a problem as running the prison and coordinating with State and local police is more important that just a question of power.

9:52 p.m. Talks about a good idea to have a law enforcement presence on the Gov Council.

9:49 p.m. The argument is concerning the advantage about keeping long term congressmen.

9:44 p.m. I have video of this candidate from a Twin City Tea Party meeting here

9:39 p.m. Tom Foley (d) now in candidate for Sheriff

9:37 p.m. Talking about if independent candidates have a chance to win

9:35 p.m. A lot more of the lets play nice stuff, I don’t subscribe to that myself, politics should be played hard but honest

9:33 p.m. Carolyn Kamuda (u) one of 4 candidates for this office, State Rep, 1 Dem 1 Rep, 1 Ind 1 Unenrolled (Carolyn)

9:31 p.m. Now defending the bailouts and the president, that won’t earn many votes in Fitchburg/Leominster but then again its a local race

9:29 p.m. Ford declares he doesn’t vote the straight party ticket, voted for Weld and Paul Cellucci

9:21 p.m. Talks about changing the rules so they are not required to meet only in Boston, have the hearing in the jurisdiction where the appointee will serve

9:16 p.m. Talking a bit about voter anger

9:15 p.m. Fran giving some background on himself.

9:10 p.m. Fran Ford (d) candidate for Gov Council now on the air

9:00 p.m. staying for the Rosen and Rosario show

8:55 p.m. Tom talks about the outsourcing attacks

8:51 p.m. Neil remains on the attack

8:49 p.m. Apparently Congressman Neil ducked a Thursday Debate , but did show up for Friday but couldn’t talk to each other.

8:47 p.m. Tom Wesley now on

8:45 p.m. “I’d like to see judges who believe illegal immigration is illegal” Paul Caruccio

8:31 p.m Paul Caruccio running for Governor’s council now on the air

8:17 p.m. We are so loaded with great guests tonight!

8:12 p.m. Jim Henderson on now, Tom Wesley (r) ma-2 is in the studio

8:05 p.m. Interviewed Paul Caruccio during the break candidate for Gov council 6th district

7:59 p.m. Soon to come on the air Jim Henderson (I) candidate for Sec of State likely after the top of the hour

7:58 p.m. Sean stayed till the top of the hour

7:51 p.m Talking about cuts and asking about Cap and Trade

7:44 p.m. Sean Bielat stays through the break. Asked him about the info in this post by Stacy concerning the net loss for Mass.

7:35 p.m. Talking about the danger of cap and trade and the uncertainties of costs

7:28 p.m. Sean Bielat about to go on the air

7:24 p.m. Talking about business climate and why run?

7:12 p.m. First guest Peter Durant (r) running for 6th Worcester

7:10 p.m. Quoting Hughey Woodring you can find my interview with him here

7:05 p.m. Opening speech from Mike about the conservative candidates and supporting them

The pledge of allegiance story out of Illinois is interesting in that it reminded me of something that was said at the Marty Lamb / Jim McGovern debate two weeks ago.

Well we didn’t have the pledge of allegiance there was no American flag to me that was the major thing. That’s what Democrats, Republicans, Independents that what we all stand for is that flag, and that’s very dear to me so I was very hurt by that more than anything. It pretty much set a bad tone for me…

Apparently the league of woman voters would disagree, I find that interesting.

But even more interesting is this at the Huff Po

A Featured Article at HuffPo & NO COMMENTS & CLOSED COMMENTS

The Huffpo community is a large one, how it that there were no comments on a featured post before they were closed?

The answer is simple 10 days before an election the Liberal Huff post doesn’t dare allow its members to speak their mind on the pledge of allegiance in any forum where the American People might see it.

It will take more than closing comments to stop the big red wave.

At the very end of her event in Leominster last week Karyn Polito gave me a few minutes

The video is very poor due to lighting but the determination and the drive shine through anyway

My latest for the Examiner is Tracking the Big Red Wave:

Last week in Ma-4 I talked to A Haitian immigrant who came 32 years ago indignant that people assumed she supported the president because she is black and talking of American opportunity , while her co-worker spoke of regret for her Obama vote of 2008 opting home this election cycle. I’ve heard this a lot, but is this a local trend or a national one?

This week I traveled 1200 miles through 5 states to find out:

It’s my experience that confident campaigns don’t fire people for wearing hats

I also neglected to mention my last examiner article Tea is stronger than hope and change in Boston feel free to check it out too.

Yeah it’s still 10 days to go but all my data points are looking in the same direction I think the Red Wave is on its way but as Hughey says, if you slack off it might not get here, so go out knock on some doors and make some calls STAT!

I actually didn’t get my question on camera, I asked about the appeal of the show to a conservative audience and if it makes waves at MSNBC

I actually think the audience was a bit surprised at my “outing” myself as a conservative. The Jim DeMint thing was a running gag of the night.

UPDATE: Here is the ad it’s up a bye bye barney.org:

…that I’ve discussed in the past. It is VERY funny and first rate. Well done Ladd Ehlinger!

Since the ad is now technically “up” Here are the last of my behind the scenes videos from the shoot. I left them out because they contained the sound track:

And the 2nd

And the last:

Full disclosure, my oldest worked as a secondary assistant in the making of this ad.

Update: The ad will not technically be “up” till 5 so I will be linking to it then but I had the OK for this upload at 4 so we are covered.

Update 3: Ace and I hit the UPDATE button at the same time

Update 4: Stacy McCain has a classic line:

Help Him Beat Barney Frank, and Then
Maybe Bristol Palin Will Teach Him to Dance

You know the folks who spend all their time laughing.

Via Glenn we see this from ABC (all emphasis mine):

Chris Coons changed his previous position on the Bush-era tax cuts this morning telling me that he would support extending all of the tax cuts for everyone for “several years.”

“I am committed to extending the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans for everybody making up to $250,000, but I would extend them for everyone,” the Democratic candidate for Delaware’s Senate seat told me on “GMA.”

“I’d be willing to extend them for several years for all Americans, of whatever income if that also allows us to reach a bipartisan compromise that makes real progress in offering tax relief to small and medium businesses, to the home owners exception, to research and development,” he said.

That contradicts President Obama’s position and Coons’ own campaign website, which states “High-Income Bush Tax Cuts Should Expire on Schedule.”

The key take-aways from this?

1. The MSM has been making fun of Christine O’Donnell’s debate performances for the last three days. Yet this morning, after Delaware voters saw those same debates that the MSM laughed at it is Chris Coons NOT Christine O’Donnell who feels compelled to change positions.

2. Does a candidate 12 days before an election flip-flop on a key position if he is actually up 10+ points in a race?

3. What does it say about President Obama’s popularity that less than a week after he visits Delaware his candidate Chris Coons feels the need to run away from the president’s position.

I think O’Donnell wins this race as part of the big red wave as long as she doesn’t make the mistake of forgetting the people who got her there.

Update: Instalanche: Thanks Glenn and further along the lines of political reality check this out from my latest piece for the examiner:

The President of the United States is the most powerful man in the world. He won Massachusetts by 24 points yet 3000 people were bussed in from all over the state to attend. Boston is a city of over 600,000 the metro area is 4.5 million and it’s been voting democrat for 60 years yet the campaign didn’t have the confidence that they could draw on a Saturday three weeks before an election?

Coons flipped after an Obama visit, NRO reports Obama will be in Connecticut two days before election day. Will that leave Blumenthal enough time to run away from him?

Update 2: On GMA O’Donnell stands behind her 1st Amendment remarks while the Washington Post and the Widener law school itself have to edit their reports wholesale. Who are the idiots here?

Claire Freda has been a city council member for a long time, I talked to her at the Karyn Polito event in Leominster last Wednesday

Sorry about the lighting, the Dessert bar lighting was horrible for Video:

We talked for quite a while, If I’m correct about what’s coming, it will be interesting to get her reaction Nov 3rd.