Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A New Fox News Poll Shows How Well Potential GOP Candidates Would Do Against President Obama If The 2012 Election Was Held Now!!!

Fox News. Sarah Palin works there. She talks to no media person who will ask her questions that might confuse her. Like, "What do you read?". Therefore, she pretty much talks mostly to Fox's Sean Hannity who treats her gently and who some say, "coaches her".

Fox News. Where you often see people like Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and pretty much all the other well known potential GOP presidential candidates. Yes, including Sarah Palin.

Fox News. No mystery about which side of the political aisle they're on. The Republican side.

Same deal with MSNBC. No mystery about which side of the political aisle they're on. The Democrat side.

Fox News. They have millions more viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined. The audience Fox News has is an audience that buys into what the folks at Fox preach to them. Obama is negative this, negative that, he's a Socialist, he kind of seems like a Muslim, but we at Fox will never say that (of course), etc., etc.

So when Fox News comes out with a new poll showing how the well known potential GOP presidential candidates would do against President Obama if the 2012 election were held now, it would be a "slam dunk" to assume that this poll would show that several of the GOP candidates would beat Obama and in some cases, quite handily.

WELLLLL....Surprise, surprise!!! Your assumption would be wrong.

According to the new Fox News poll, President Obama would beat ANY of the well known potential GOP candidates. The two candidates who would do best against President Obama are Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. They would lose by "only" 8 points.

Sarah Palin? According to the new Fox News poll, Sarah Palin would lose by more than 20 points.

And now you know why the Republican Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie is getting as much attention as he's getting from big Republican leaders. Christie says he has absolutely no interest in running against Obama in 2012 because Christie feels he still has a lot to learn while being Governor.

One more thing about polls. While this new Fox News poll is interesting, polls can change rapidly. And in some cases, often. But I can honestly say I never expected to see or hear about a Fox News poll that says what their latest poll says. Does that mean maybe (at least at times) they are "fair and balanced"?

And As Long As We're Talking About Republican Leaders...

John Boehner. You know who he is, right? The orange faced Speaker of the House who many think is a Dean Martin wannabe?

He was on NBC's "Meet the Press" this past Sunday when the subject of Republican voters who don't believe that President Obama is a Christian and or a person who was born in our country. Boehner's response was to say, "I believe the president is a citizen. I believe the president is a Christian. I'll take him at his word." Okay, but because he's the Republican Speaker of the House, shouldn't he tell Republican voters what he thinks about those issues? Boehner responded to that question by saying, "It's not my job to tell the American people what to think. The American people have the right to think what they want to think."

Okayyyy....And thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Do we all remember John Edwards? The choir boy looking Senator who was a presidential candidate? The same John Edwards who continually denied rumors about cheating on his wife and fathering a child with the woman he denied having adulterous relations with?

People pretty much ignored that story until the National Enquirer got involved. The same National Enquirer that had a lot to do with the O.J. Simpson case. The National Enquirer ended up getting proof on the lies John Edwards (and others) told, Edwards' political future is "toast" and there's a chance that Edwards might one day face jail time because of "campaign contributions" that were allegedly used to keep his mistress quiet.

Ah, yes. The National Enquirer. Let's go back to Speaker of the House, John Boehner for a second. We told you what he said on "Meet the Press" about it not being his job to tell the American people what to think. Well, Mr. Speaker, The National Enquirer is now giving the American people reasons to think about YOU! A couple of weeks ago, The National Enquirer showed pictures and seemed to imply that John Boehner might be having interesting get together time with people who aren't his wife.

Once upon a time, The National Enquirer was a supermarket tabloid that people read for entertainment and a tabloid that no one took seriously.

Ask O.J. Simpson if he feels that way. Ask John Edwards if he feels that way. Speaker of the House, John Boehner? Time will tell, huh?

She's Not A Real Leader Except In Her Mind, Buuuut...

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, I'VE got my eyes on YOU! No, nothing about being with the wrong people, but maybe being influenced by people you should distance yourself from. I need one more credible source before going public with this story.

QUICK HITS:

How 'bout dem gas prices, huh? Here, in the part of Los Angeles I live in, the cheapest gasoline is $3.55 a gallon and climbing. As are food prices. And cable television prices and telephone prices, etc., etc. while most of us are having to accept pay cuts if we're lucky to even have a job!

Am I the only one who wonders why former ESPN television star Dan Patrick has been using Charlie Sheen on his morning radio show the last few days? If you have heard Sheen on these shows with Patrick, you can't help but be embarrassed. Charlie Sheen is in total denial about how sick he is and Dan Patrick has been taking advantage of what is a "freak show". I think I might understand why Patrick is doing this. I don't know what the ratings are on other radio stations Patrick is on, but here in Los Angeles, Patrick is on a station that has a hard time getting a "1" share. For those of you who know nothing about ratings, that's "1" out of a possible "100". As a rule, a "1" or "2" or "3" or "4" share used to get you fired, but expectations are a lot lower these days and if Dan Patrick can help his station here in Los Angeles get a "1.5" share with the help of the pathetic Charlie Sheen, Patrick will probably be regarded as a hero by the bosses of that radio station.

ENTERTAINMENT STUFF:

Last night I saw a film on HBO that I hadn't seen since it was released in 1993. "Indecent Proposal" which starred Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Seymour Cassell and Oliver Platt. This is a film about a very rich man (Redford) who wants to buy a night with Moore who is married to the character played by Harrelson for a million dollars. Now if that's all you know about this film, I would understand if you decided to take a "pass". It's obviously on the HBO circuit right now and if you get HBO, and you see that "Indecent Proposal" is on the schedule, check it out. And you can thank me later.

A couple of nights ago I saw (for the first time) a 2009 film on Encore. "The Taking of Pelham 123". Denzel Washington and John Travolta lead the way with terrific supporting performances from John Turturro and James Gandolfini. Non stop action and I liked it a lot.

On television, I continue to love "House", "The Chicago Code", "Harry's Law" just gets better and better, as does that Showtime triple header of "Shameless", "Californication" and "Episodes", "Glee" is still must see TV, but I gotta say/write something special about CBS's Tuesday night super show which is, "The Good Wife". I've said it before and I'll say it again; This is the best show on television and that's saying something because folks, there's a lot of good television for us to watch these days.

Okay, "The Good Wife". Last night's show was the most packed with good stuff hour of television I might have ever seen. Actually, because of commercials, it was probably a little more than 40 minutes of television, but who's counting? Tom Hanks' wife, Rita Wilson had a nice role. All the regulars (that were shown) were terrific, but they're always terrific. The writing on this show is soooo good that any actor would love to participate in a show like this. One of the regulars is an investigator known as "Kalinda". She's beautiful, smart, very sexy and hard to pin down because you don't know if she favors men, women or both. She had a scene in last night's show with a beautiful and very sexy actress named Jill Flint who was playing the role of an FBI agent. While they were having dinner, we were watching one of the sexiest scenes we've ever seen on regular television. But right after that, the Kalinda character had a scene with a guy investigator and the sexual tension in that scene was off the charts hot even though she ended up whackin' the guy with a baseball bat.

"The Good Wife". Tuesday nights on CBS.

THOUGHTS AND OR COMMENTS? Please write to me at scottstjames@sbcglobal.net and I will respond to you ASAP. Don't write to the blog because there's no way for me to know your email address and I won't be able to respond to you. All "Anonymous" emails are ignored.

THE NEXT BLOG? As long as something unexpected doesn't come up, late Wednesday night, February 23 or early Thursday morning, February 24.

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE WEEK!!!

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