Friday, July 11, 2008

Lazy Links

By the end of the week, I'm usually politically drained and today is no different. So, I'm going to be lazy and offer you no insight, only links and a tease.

Here are some stark differences between McCain and Obama on women's issues. From The Guardian

"Obama makes similar remarks, but the two differ sharply on their approach to several key issues. Obama would require employers to expand family and medical leave, for example, while McCain said Thursday it should ``be subject to negotiations between management and labor."

Teddy Kennedy is proving that he is truly the Lion on the Senate. From the NYT

"Mr. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, flown in virtual secrecy to Washington, stirred the normally staid chamber to a rousing ovation and moved many colleagues to tears when he made a surprise appearance in the Senate in the late afternoon to break a Republican filibuster on a Medicare bill."

Pew has got a good one on turnout.

"The outlook for the presidential election at mid-year is substantially different than at comparable points in time in recent campaigns. First, turnout is likely to be higher this fall - perhaps much higher than in previous
elections - as voter interest continues at record levels. Second, as has been the case since the start of the campaign, Democrats enjoy a substantial engagement advantage over Republicans that may significantly alter the composition of the November electorate."