Archive for September 21st, 2020

The questions that I’d ask Bob Woodward…

September 21, 2020

… and any friends who say that Trump should have yelled “FIRE” back in January.
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Dana Perino interviewed Bob Woodward last week.

She was politely asking the right sort of questions … maybe, too politely … and not pointed enough.

IMHO, Woodward came off like a crotchety old man who wanted — above all — for Trump to get off his front lawn.

He kept harping on the the Jan. 28 NSA briefing that the coronavirus could be deadly and could be the most serious security threat to the U.S.

Good enough for Woodward, even if the scientists (think: Fauci) weren’t onboard and there was only 1 reported case in the U.S.

Paraphrasing slightly, when Perino pointed that and cited some of Trump’s accomplishments — including the Mideast peace accords — Woodward said, in effect, “I base my judgment of his incompetency on his response to the Jan. 28 NSA brief alone.”

click to view a 3-minute snippet of the interview
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OK, given Woodward’s sharp focus on the Jan. 28 NSA briefing, these are the specific questions I’d ask him…

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Sept. 21: Election Odds & Polls

September 21, 2020

SCOTUS ODDS: Barrett 55  Lagoa 41
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Presidential Summary
Biden +7.6 in odds, +6.5 in polls      

RCP – Betting Average  of 7 books’ odds
Biden 53.5   Trump 45.7   Lead 7.6 

Trump Best:   49.7  49.8   + .1   Sept. 2
Biden Best :
   60.9  30.6  +24.3  July 23

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Predict It   online betting site
Biden 58  Trump 45  Lead 13

Trump Best Aug 31:   53 48 +7
Biden Best July 23
 :   63 39 +24

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RCP – Poll of Polls – National
Biden 49.4  Trump 42.9  Lead 6.5
Undecided 7.7
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RCP – Poll of Polls – Battlegrounds
Biden 48.6  Trump 44.8  Lead 3.8
Undecided 6.6
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538 – Chance of Winning  Nate Silver
Biden 77  Trump 22  Lead 55

Sept. 21: C-19 Data Dashboard

September 21, 2020

204,118 Deaths-to-Date

294 Daily New Deaths  (peak 2,824 April 21)
> 7-day average 800     (peak 2.229 April 23)

33,265  New Cases
> 7-day average  39,733

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Details below…

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