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September 2008 Entries

Bailout Danger for Obama and McCain

This economic bailout mess on Capitol Hill has dangerous pitfalls for both Obama and McCain. Now that Pelosi and the Democrats have squared off against Boehner and the Republicans, this bailout bill has turned into a bickering partisan feud. What a shock that something like that would happen on Capitol Hill.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video: Brody TV Analysis

 I appeared on CBN's Newswatch program today and spoke to CBN News Anchor Wendy Griffith about today's bailout mess and how it may impact the presidential race.  I also offered analysis on the first presidential debate and Thursday's upcoming vice-presidential debate.  Click the player to watch the report.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain Takes Swipe at Obama for Bailout Problem

With today's bailout mess on Capitol Hill, John McCain issued the following statement:

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Says Pelosi Speech Shouldn't Change Republican Votes

In today's bailout mess on the Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered a very partisan speech before the big bailout vote. You can read more about that here.  Some House Republicans are blaming her for the collapse of the bill because of that speech.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Sarah in Shackles?

This is a big week for Sarah Palin. It may be an even bigger week for John McCain. This Thursday in St. Louis, Palin and Biden have their only vice-presidential debate. Biden has his own challenges but let's talk about Palin for a moment.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Exclusive: New DNC Web Ad Lowers Boom on McCain Gambling Ties

The Brody File has learned that the Democratic National Committee is now going after John McCain and what they believe are his questionable ties to gambling lobbyists. The web ad begins Monday but later this week they will start putting the ad up on political, conservative and yes get this….religious websites. <

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Steve Schmidt Sounds Off about Unfair Treatment of McCain

McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt had a lot to tell journalists in the "spin room" after the Presidential debate.  He unloaded on the mainstream media about their bias against McCain. He took them to task and had major concerns about some recent Obama campaign ads.

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Tucker Bounds: McCain Won on Every Point

John McCain's national spokesman took a few minutes to talk to me about the Senator's performance during the first Presidential debate. He said McCain was on the offense and did a nice job. Watch my interview with Tucker Bounds in the "spin room" by clicking on the play button above.

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Linda Douglas: Obama had Commanding Victory

Obama spokesman Linda Douglass said that Obama took a very definite lead against John McCain during Friday night's debate.  Watch my interview with her above.

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama and McCain: Fit to be Tied

OK, first things first. The Brody File does not provide debate analysis based on ideology or who has the better public policy arguments. Obviously the Obama and McCain camps both believe their guy 'won" the debate. Duh. Instead, The Brody File looks at the debate as to which candidate had the better "take away" from the debate when it comes to swaying undecided voters. This debate was a tough call. I call it a tie but a tie is good news for Obama because as the slight front runner

posted @ Saturday, September 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Charlie Black: McCain Won Debate by Wide Margin

After the debate, I caught up with Charlie Black, senior advisor to the McCain campaign.  Black said McCain won the debate by a wide margin. Find out why by clicking on the play button above.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Senior McCain Advisor Speaks to The Brody File

Brody File producer Robin Mazyck here with this latest post for the blog.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video: Preview Analysis from Debate Site

The Brody File has made its way to Oxford Mississippi, the scene of tonight’s first presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. Watch my preview analysis above from the media filing center on the campus of The University of Mississippi. <

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Huckabee Criticizes McCain

Chalk up Mike Huckabee as a guy that thinks John McCain made the wrong move this week. Read below from The Associated Press:

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Mr. McCain Goes to Washington

I am reporting from Oxford, Mississippi tonight, the location of the first Presidential debate.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

David Axelrod on Obama's Good Moments During Debate

After the Presidential debate, I headed over to the "spin room" and caught up with Barack Obama's top advisor tonight. David Axelrod spoke with me about Obama's performance and why it was a good one. Click the play button above to hear my interview.

posted @ Friday, September 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Planning to Show Up at Debate

So here's the deal. Barack Obama plans to be at the first presidential debate in Mississippi. John McCain does not. Good luck to both of them.

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

My Analysis of McCain's Latest Move

Click the play button above to get my take on John McCain's decision to suspend his campaign and focus on the economy.

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama vs. McCain on Timeline of Events

The Obama and McCain campaigns have both released timelines to reporters as to what happened today between Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama when it came to how this whole suspending of McCain's campaign went down.

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain Suspends Campaign

Breaking News…This story will change as we get more information from the Obama campaign, but as it stands now (as of 3:45 p.m. ET) John McCain is suspending his campaign to work out problems that have developed with the huge billion dollar bailout bill on Capitol Hill. Read McCain's statement below:

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama, the Economy and Faith

When it comes to faith talk this election cycle, Barack Obama’s campaign has gone out of their way to tie in faith to nearly every public policy issue. He’ getting some help from some political and faithful friends. <

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Faith Group Implores McCain, Obama to not bear “False Witness”

The group Faith in Public Life is behind an effort to make sure both John McCain AND Barack Obama tell the truth in their campaign advertisements and not bear “false witness.” Indeed, both campaigns have had their “Pinocchio” moments.   <

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin Lookalike TV Anchor Gets Hate Mail

Her name is Cindy Michaels but some say she looks so much like Sarah Palin. Michaels is a TV anchor in Maine and is getting hate mail because of her Palin type looks. <

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama: "I will make sure the voices of LGBT people are heard in the White House."

The Brody File is always searching around trying to give you information on this presidential race Recently, Barack Obama submitted answers to The Washington Blade, a gay magazine. You can view all of the answers here. I have listed a few of them below: <

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The New Buzz Word is 'Erratic'

Barack Obama's campaign is now calling John McCain's behavior "erratic." Many of Obama's surrogates are repeating that same word on the cable TV shows. Read below from Obama's national spokesman Bill Burton:

posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Psalm 27 Prayer for Palin

I've noticed that since Sarah Palin was chosen as John McCain's running mate, a bunch of websites have popped up with one common purpose: pray for Sarah Palin and her family. Right now there is a chain email circulating out there imploring people to pray Psalm 27 from now until Election Day. The email has also been reprinted on a number of websites and The Brody File is getting quite a few emails about it.

posted @ Monday, September 22, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video: Sarah Palin 700 Club Story

Friday on The 700 Club, my six minute TV piece on Sarah Palin aired nationally. You can watch it above. <

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Exclusive: Obama Campaign Faith Tour Starts Next Week

An official with Barack Obama’s campaign tells The Brody File that beginning next week the campaign will start an official faith tour in key battleground states called “Barack Obama: Faith, Family and Values Tour”. The subheading of the tour is as follows: “Voting ALL Our Values” <

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

A Prayer to Palin from her Childhood Pastor

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Sarah Palin's former pastor Paul Riley and his wife Helen sit down and talk The Brody File in Wasilla, Alaska. He was pastor of Wasilla Assembly of God for 40 years. <

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin's Childhood Pastor Describes Her Baptism

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Sarah Palin's former pastor Paul Riley and his wife Helen sit down and talk The Brody File in Wasilla, Alaska. He was pastor of Wasilla Assembly of God for 40 years. <

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin's Childhood Pastor: "She Wanted to Serve God and Memorize Verses in the Bible"

In an exclusive interview with CBN News, Sarah Palin's former pastor Paul Riley and his wife Helen sit down and talk The Brody File in Wasilla, Alaska. <

posted @ Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Cartoon Goes After Palin's Faith

We have been talking a lot lately about how some members of the media are criticizing and even mocking Sarah Palin's faith in an effort to almost disqualify her from national office. It is unfortunate how attacks and downright ignorance of this nature passes as journalism in one of this country's major newspapers.

posted @ Wednesday, September 17, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video: Brody File at McCain/Palin Rally in Ohio

The Brody File was on the road Tuesday at the Youngstown Ohio airport Tuesday for the McCain/Palin rally. Officials here estimate the crowd at around 8,000 people. I must say it was the biggest crowd I have ever seen for a McCain event by far. <

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video: Mike DeWine on Obama and Economy

The Brody File is on the road at the Youngstown Ohio airport Tuesday. I’m here for the McCain/Palin rally. I had a chance to catch up with former Senator and now current chairman of John McCain’s Ohio team Mike DeWine. He takes Obama to task on the economy. Watch above.

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Abortion Survivor Calls Out Obama in New Ad

A 527 group called BornAliveTruth.org started running an abortion ad against Senator Obama today and it features an abortion survivor looking into the camera and making a plea to the Senator. Basically, Gianna Jessen says she was left for dead as an aborted fetus but survived and then questions why Obama was against The Born Alive Infants Protection act in Illinois. <

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Will Bible Study Moms Transform This Race?

The Brody File has been told that there are plans underway to organize a “Faith Moms” rally for Sarah Palin when she takes on Senator Biden at the October 2nd debate in St. Louis. The McCain camp is not behind it. It’s being organized by a couple of unnamed (for now) Evangelical groups. <

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain/Obama Mud Fight

With all this negative advertising flying everywhere I think it's pretty clear that John McCain is winning the battle....for now. More importantly though, will he lose the war because of it? <

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Ohio Here We Come!

Hey everybody. The Brody File heads out on the road again Tuesday. I’ll be at the McCain/Palin rally near Youngstown Ohio. I’m working on a Sarah Palin profile piece this week. It will air this Friday on The 700 Club. <

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin Survives Gibson

When you're Sarah Palin and you know everybody is waiting for "The Big Gaffe" the key to any interview she gives from now until November 4th is to not make the big mistake. With Charlie Gibson, she survived because there wasn't a glaring mistake. Let's face it, if she gives ho-hum interviews without any serious problems then that's a win for the McCain campaign. The biggest fear for Palin and the McCain campaign is for a major interview flub to end up as the top headline on Drudge. If

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin Video "Not Enough" for Conservative Summit

The Brody File has learned that the offer of a short video from vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin to folks at this weekend’s Value Voters Summit has been turned down by its president, Tony Perkins. <

posted @ Friday, September 12, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain's Sex Ed Campaign Ad

Talk about political hardball. The Obama campaign thinks its more like lowball.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama's "Lipstick on a Pig" Comment

Barack Obama's "lipstick on a pig" comment is getting plenty of attention this morning. Read more here.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin: Calling all Females

Apparently, Sarah Palin has a way with women...white women at least.

posted @ Monday, September 08, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin Interview: Charlie Gibson First

I have nothing against Charlie Gibson. He seems like a nice, fair minded guy and of course he gets the first Sarah Palin interview. Rats! Double rats! More here.

posted @ Monday, September 08, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin the Christian

Stop the presses! Sarah Palin is a Born-Again Christian! No!!!! Not that!

posted @ Monday, September 08, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Mainstream Media Factor

Leave it to the Republican Party to turn all the hoopla and hysteria over Sarah Palin into a crusade against the mainstream media. For conservatives this has always been a position of strength. It's been a rallying cry of sorts. This week Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney all took their shots at the media in their "elitist" attitude towards the Palin pick. Folks, whether you agree with the strategy or not, it has been effective in the past.

posted @ Friday, September 05, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain's All-American Speech

For a man not known for giving a great speech, he sure did turn the tables tonight. John McCain is never going to match Barack Obama’s oratory skills but Thursday night at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, John McCain did not speak as a Republican. Instead, he spoke as an honorable American. <

posted @ Friday, September 05, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain Campaign on Palin Pick

Brody File Producer, Robin Mazyck, here with a guest blog.

posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain Camp and their General Election Strategy

Robin Mazyck, Brody File producer here with a guest blog from the GOP Convention.

posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Michael Steele Reacts to Palin's Speech

Robin Mazyck here with a guest blog for The Brody File.

posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video: Analysis of Palin Speech

The Brody File appeared on the 11pm version of The 700 Club Wednesday night live from the Xcel Center. Watch my analysis on Sarah Palin's speech.

posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Sarah Palin Shoots…She Scores!

Don’t mess with this hockey mom! Sarah Palin took to the floor of the Republican Convention Wednesday night and delivered a slapshot right to the gut of the Obama campaign. Folks, there’s really only one thing to say…game on! <

posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Balloon Drop at the RNC

Brody File producer Robin Mazyck here with a guest blog.

posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Newt Gingrich Reacts to McCain's Speech

Robin Mazyck with a guest blog for The Brody File.

posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

More Reaction to Sarah Palin

Robin Mazyck here with a guest blog.

posted @ Thursday, September 04, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Ralph Reid Comments on Sarah Palin

I just spoke with top Republican strategist Ralph Reid at the Republican National Convention. He tells the Brody File that VP nominee Sarah Palin presents all sorts of problems for the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party.

posted @ Wednesday, September 03, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin Pick Puts Evangelicals in the Spotlight

Hey Evangelicals…I have a question. Are you ready? Are you ready to show that you are so energized by the Palin pick that you can make a huge difference and put John McCain over the top?

posted @ Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Sarah Palin the Sportscaster

Why do we always have to talk about politics? Before Sarah Palin became John McCain's choice choice for Vice-President she was a television sportscaster.

posted @ Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Tony Perkins Reacts to Palin Daughter's News

This just in: Family Research Council's Tony Perkins just sent me this reaction to the news about Sarah Palin's teenage daughter being pregnant.

posted @ Monday, September 01, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin’s 17-Year-Old Daughter is Pregnant

OK so now we find out that Sarah Palin’s 17 year old daughter is five months pregnant. I’m sure lots of people will take their shots at the pro-life Christian woman but hold on a moment. If you think Evangelicals are going to ditch her for this, you’re totally misreading the situation. As a matter of fact, they are ready to fire back at any potential critics. <

posted @ Monday, September 01, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Exclusive: Todd Palin’s 1986 DUI Arrest Called “Lesson Learned”

Sources close to Sarah Palin tell The Brody File that the husband of the GOP Vice-presidential choice, Todd Palin, was arrested and charged with Driving under the Influence of alcohol back in 1986. He was 22 years old at the time. He was driving in a truck with some friends in the small southwestern Alaska town of Dillingham when he was pulled over for the DUI.  As is customary, he was taken to jail briefly. Sarah and Todd Palin were high school sweethearts so they were dating at the time.

posted @ Monday, September 01, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (1)

Will Palin Hurt Obama with Faith Voters?

Here’s an important question: how much will the Sarah Palin pick hurt the Obama campaign when it comes to reaching out to Evangelicals? The Obama campaign was going after faith voters, especially young Evangelicals. But along comes Sarah Palin, a relatively young, female, Christian politician. <

posted @ Monday, September 01, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)