Final Gallup Poll Says Barack Obama Will Be The Next President

Change is on the way America!

The final Gallup 2008 pre-election poll — based on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 Gallup Poll Daily tracking — shows Barack Obama with a 53% to 42% advantage over John McCain among likely voters. When undecided voters are allocated proportionately to the two candidates to better approximate the actual vote, the estimate becomes 55% for Obama to 44% for McCain.

The trend data clearly show Obama ending the campaign with an upward movement in support, with eight to 11 percentage point leads among likely voters in Gallup’s last four reports of data extending back to Oct. 28. Obama’s final leads among both registered voters and likely voters are the largest of the campaign.

Barack Obama Will Have Major Influence on Courts

The number one domestic reason as to why I support Barack Obama is the role that the next President will have on the selection of judges to sit on the courts across the nation.  The fact that five members of the Supreme Court are 70 years of age or older, is all I should need to say. 

Politico adds to the story.

Obama’s ideal appointee recognizes “who the weak are, and who the strong are in our society.” McCain stresses judges who show “self-restraint.”

Beyond their differences over Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion, the gap between McCain and Obama reprises the struggle for the court between liberals and conservatives underway since the 1970s.

Either man through his appointments could have a profound impact on the judiciary for decades to come, with McCain continuing the conservative ascendance brought about by the Reagan and Bush years and Obama striving to reverse it.

At the Supreme Court level, a single new justice joining the reliably conservative bloc—which includes Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas—could indeed threaten Roe, while a new justice opposed to capital punishment, for example, could build momentum for blocking the death penalty once again.

In fact, Obama stands a greater chance than any Democratic President since Lyndon Johnson of making an impact on the both the appeals courts and the Supreme Court, especially if the Democrats get 60 seats in the Senate, which must confirm appointments.

Among the reasons, say court observers, is the unique knowledge he and his running mate would bring to the process.

Obama, a Harvard Law School graduate, was a lecturer at the University of Chicago for 12 years, from 1992 to 2004, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

Biden, who earned his law degree at Syracuse, chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 through 1995, presiding over the stormy confirmation hearings for Justice Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork, and opposing both nominations.

“The first thing to know about Obama, which hasn’t gotten sufficient attention, is that he is himself appointable to the Supreme Court,” said Harvard Law School’s Cass Sunstein, an Obama friend, advisor and former faculty colleague at the University of Chicago Law School.

“He is a constitutional specialist who has taught for many years, said Sunstein. “There’s a guarantee that we’d get someone of the first intellectual rank. No Harriet Miers.”

All ABC “This Week” Roundtable Predict Obama Victory

These predictions are more optimistic than I am when it comes to the Electoral College….but this is amazing coming from the professionals.

Predictions for Tuesday night’s outcome:

Mark Halperin, Time Magazine:   
Electoral Vote  —   349  Obama
Senate —  58 Democratic seats
House —  Democrats net  28  House seats

Matthew Dowd, former Republican strategist:
Electoral Vote —  338 plus Obama
Senate   — 8 plus pick ups for Democrats
House —  17 plus pick ups for Democrats

George Will, ABC News contributor:
Electoral Vote — 378 Obama
Senate —  8 pick ups for the Democrats
House —  21 pick ups for the Democrats

Donna Brazile, former Democratic strategist:
Electoral Vote  —  Obama 343
Senate – Democrats 59 plus runoff
House – Democrats pick up 29

Here are my predictions …

George Stephanopoulos:
Electoral Vote — 353 Obama
Senate — 58 Democrats
House — House Democrats pick up 28 seats

Hear Radio Shock Jock Talk Porn And Politics With Oblivious Sarah Palin

UPDATED…HEAR THE SARAH PALIN INTERVIEW HERE!  This site has been very busy so please be patient.

This is one of the more weird and truly remarkable political stories…..Sarah Palin talks porn with shock jock! 

Might I ask how in Hades does this happen….and who in heck are the morons that are suppose to be her aides…….?   Yeah America, this is the person you want one heartbeat away from the Presidency.   Read the words of the call and tell me that Sarah Palin is not as dumb as sheep dip.

Actual recording will be on this blog at time of release.

In an over-the-top accent, one half of a notorious Quebec comedy duo claims to be the president of France as he describes sex with his famous wife, the joy of killing animals and Hustler magazine’s latest Sarah Palin porno spoof.

At the other end of the line? An oblivious Sarah Palin.

The Masked Avengers, a radio pairing notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state, notched its latest victory Saturday when it released a recording of a six-minute call with Palin, who thought she was talking with Nicolas Sarkozy.

Throughout the call, which was making the rounds in U.S. political circles by day’s end Saturday, Palin and the pranksters discuss politics, pundits, and the perils of going hunting with Vice-President Dick Cheney.

“We have such great respect for you, John McCain and I, we love you,” Palin gushes, evidently unaware she’s speaking to an infamous Quebec comedian named Marc-Antoine Audette.

At one point, Palin even comes close to confirming her intention to one day run for president, when Audette slyly remarks he can see her taking over the big desk in the Oval office.

“Maybe in eight years,” she replies with a nervous chuckle.

Over the course of the interview, Palin doesn’t seem to realize she’s being tricked until Audette comes clean near the end of the call.

“Ohhhh . . . have we been pranked?” she says, in her inimitable style. Seconds later, Palin’s aide can be heard taking the phone before the line goes dead.

Throughout the conversation, Audette drops plenty of clues that something’s amiss.

He identifies French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday as his special adviser to the U.S., singer Stef Carse as Canada’s prime minister and Quebec comedian and radio host Richard Z. Sirois as the provincial premier.

“We should go hunting together,” Palin offers when Audette professes a love of hunting – or, more precisely, killing animals. “We can have a lot of fun together while we’re getting work done. We could kill two birds with one stone.”

Audette then jokes that they shouldn’t bring Cheney on the hunt, referring to the 2006 incident in which the vice-president shot and injured a friend while hunting quail.

“I’ll be a careful shot,” responds Palin, who praises Sarkozy throughout the call.

“I look forward to working with you and getting to meet you personally – and your beautiful wife, oh my goodness,” she says.

“You’ve added a lot of energy to your country with that beautiful family of yours.”

Audette then tells her his wife, Carla Bruni, a singer and former model, was jealous to hear Sarkozy would be speaking to Palin. “Give her a big hug for me,” Palin responds.

Audette goes on to describe Bruni as “hot in bed” and claims she’s written a song for Palin, the French title of which translates as “Lipstick on a Pig.” In English, Audette says the song is about Joe the Plumber.

Finally, he mentions a notorious Hustler video titled “Nailin’ Paylin,” describing it as “the documentary they made on your life.”

“Oh, good, thank you, yes,” Palin replies.

“That was really edgy,” Audette says.

“Well, good.”

In an interview Saturday, Audette told The Canadian Press it wasn’t easy setting up the interview with Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s running mate, and described the accomplishment as the pair’s biggest triumph to date.

“It really took a lot of work,” he said.

“We had to go through the Secret Service, the people in her entourage. It’s the biggest coup so far. We’re proud to add (this prank) to our top hits.”

It took the pair, known for securing surreptitious interviews with celebrities, politicians and heads of state, five days to set up the call, Audette said. The secret to getting powerful people on the line? Time and persistence.

“I wanted to see how (Palin) was on an intellectual level,” Audette said, comparing the latest prank to the duo’s crank call with pop idol Britney Spears.

“You can see that she’s, well, not really brilliant.”

In a statement Saturday, Palin’s team said the vice-presidential nominee was “mildly amused” to learn she was the victim of a prank.

“Gov. Palin was mildly amused to learn that she had joined the ranks of heads of state, including President Sarkozy, and other celebrities in being targeted by these pranksters,” said spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt.

“C’est la vie.”

Audette, too, was contrite afterward.

“I hope we won’t have a one-way ticket to Guantanamo Bay.”

The well-known radio prankster duo of Audette and Sebastien Trudel have most recently tricked Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger. Other celebrity victims include Spears and Bill Gates.

In 2007, they conned Sarkozy himself by impersonating Prime Minister Stephen Harper. And their 2006 call to former French president Jacques Chirac was rated by the BBC as one of the top 30 all-time best moments in radio history.

Known as the “Masked Avengers,” they’ve been popular on the Quebec comedy scene for a decade.

The Avengers, who have a regular show on Montreal radio station CKOI, will air the full interview on the eve of the U.S. elections. It can also be heard in full on their website www.justiciers.tv .