Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Tuesday's podcast: Biden and polls, New York vs Trump Reagan 1980 and other stories

 


Biden and polls....New York vs Trump...Reagan 1980....Nixon 1972....And other stories.....

Tuesday's video: Biden and polls, New York vs Trump Reagan 1980 and other stories


Tuesday's video:   

Biden and polls, New York vs Trump Reagan 1980 and other stories.....

Voters compare and prefer Trump



 (My new American Thinker post)

It’s another poll but it confirms what I’ve been hearing from people.  In other words, more people think that they’d be better off with Trump.  They are not yearning for him, but just feel that he was a stronger leader, and more on top of the game.  Comparison can be cruel, especially when the guy you are being compared to is doing so poorly.

This is the story:

With views of things in America continuing to be bad and now hitting their most negative marks of the year, one might expect an incumbent president to trail in a pre-election poll — as Joe Biden does in this one. But that’s only half the story. The other half is that Donald Trump holds distinct advantages in his own right when voters look forward: More voters think they’d be better off financially if Trump wins in 2024, and more voters think it’s Trump who can keep the U.S. out of a war, if he wins.

Mr. Biden’s Democratic base looks a little more shaky than Trump’s going into next year, too, which isn't helping him. On those financial measures, Mr. Biden hasn’t fully made the case to his fellow Democrats that he’ll help them financially, or address inequality — certainly not in the way Trump has convinced Republicans.

Ok.  So Trump is winning by comparison.  I guess that’s what high inflation, raging food prices, car loan delinquencies, an out of control border, and a growing sense that no one overseas fears Mr. Biden does to a Democrat incumbent, and it’s all helping #45.

Again, it’s a poll and they can change.  However, I think that a poll like this is giving us more than the usual horse race numbers.  This poll reflects a general sentiment, that Americans feel that a return of Trump would be better for their pocketbooks and national security.

It’s hard to compare but the last time I remember something like this there was a fellow named Carter in the White House and a sense of “malaise” in the land, and someone asked the question about being better off….

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Happy # 85 Jim Kaat


We say happy birthday to Jim Kaat born on this day in 1938.   He was a great lefty who later became a wonderful baseball analyst.

Kaat broke with the Washington Senators in 1959 and became a starter in 1961 now that the team was in Minnesota.  


"Kitty", as he was called, pitched 15 years with the Twins and won 190 games with a 3.34 ERA.    

Kaat beat Sandy Koufax in game 2 of the 1965 World Series.    In 1966, Kaat was named AL Sporting News Pitcher of the Year.   
Later, he started games in the 1969 & 1970 ALCS but the Twins were swept twice by the Orioles.

Surprisingly, the Twins traded him to the Chicago White Sox where he won 45 with a 3.10 ERA in 3 seasons.    It was probably the best pitching period of his career.

Kaat hung around until 1983.    He finished with 283 wins, a 3.45 ERA and completed 180 games.

After baseball, Jim Kaat moved to the radio/TV booth and became one of the best game analysts.


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Happy # 81 Johnny Rivers



We say happy birthday to Johnny Rivers.    He was born 
John Henry Ramistella in New York City on this day in 1942.   

Rivers recorded a very popular live album with covers of "Memphis" (Chuck Berry), "Mountain of Love" & "The Seventh Son".    It was great dancing music.

After that, he had a string of great songs like "Secret agent man", "Poor side of town" and "Summer rain".    

In the 1970's he came back to the charts with "Rockin' Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu".

His songs always bring a memory of this or that.     

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