September 26, 2006

IRAQ MATTERS TO EXACTLY THE EXTENT IT CAN PUMP ENOUGH OIL TO LOWER PRICES:

GOP's uptick just in time for Election Day (Ralph Z. Hallow, 9/26/06,
THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

A 58 percent majority of Democratic insiders polled by National Journal, as well as an overwhelming 94 percent of Republican insiders, say the Republican National Committee is doing a better job for November than the Democratic National Committee. [...]

So far this year, there has been no indication of a Democratic surge. In 36 of 39 primaries, the Democratic turnout has been lower than the average of the past 20 years. Only Connecticut, North Dakota and Vermont had higher-than-average Democratic turnouts this year.

Republicans are doing a better job than Democrats of communicating with their core voters, says Mr. Zogby.

"I think Republicans are talking in an effective way to their base, which is particularly concerned about terrorism," says Mr. Zogby. "But Democrats, whose base wants to hear how we get out of Iraq, simply dance around the answer. Democrats are acting like John Kerry in 2004, trying to appeal to swing voters in yet another election in which there are no swing voters."

Oil prices retreat; natural gas at new three-year low (The Associated Press, September 26, 2006)
Oil prices retreated Tuesday after an overnight rally lifted crude futures by almost US$1 a barrel on worries that the recent drop in prices could prompt OPEC to cut production. Natural gas hit a new three-year low.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 26, 2006 11:54 AM
Comments

Political coorrectness is very constraining.
“ He spoke as one who had authority”.

Posted by: TGN at September 26, 2006 2:56 PM
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