Map and count is current as of 9/22/08. Presentation by Tyler, Myranda, and Josh.
- Obama / Biden – 202
- McCain / Palin – 189
- Toss Up – 147
Each week between September 15 and November 4 (the election) Senior Current Issues will provide you an update on the progress of the 2008 Presidential Election. Each week at this site you will find a photo (USA Electoral Map in room #112) of the updated polling comparisons between Barack Obama and John McCain. Each week a different group of seniors will offer you a three to five minute podcast of where this election currently stands and the trends they see on the horizon. Student groups will provide a news article that they think will help you to better understand the dynamics of this election. All students are encouraged to listen to the podcast and read the article.
SCI students will offer a “what do you think” question that goes with the news article. All Senior Current Issues students must do the ensuing 20 point blog. All other students may choose to answer the question as an extra credit blog assignment (5 pts max.) Postings for the question must be made by 7:00 PM Friday of the week in question.
All electoral votes come from estimates located on Real Clear Politics.com Remember polls are only estimates of how people may vote. Until Nov 4 nobody really knows the outcome of this election.
News Article – Des Moines Register – “Tough times work in Obama’s favor”
Question – With the stock market fluctuating, people are scared and are turning towards Barack Obama. In your opinion is Obama the best choice for solving our economic crisis? Explain.
Check the category “08 ELECTION – The News” for more news about the candidates and the Election.
EVALUATION: TYLER / MYRANDA / JOSH
Podcast: A / very well done particularly since it was the first one. It takes us across the country and hits all the significant stops. You provide opinion as well as a history of the Electoral college. Nice job.
News Article: D / This is not good! The article doesn’t say much of anything really. It’s an editorial which allows only opinion. And it is a short editorial at that. It sounds like it might be good. The title is timely…but I’m not so sure you really read it well after you got ahold of it.
Question: A- / Very good question. Would’ve been great if it had more to do with the article.
Presentation: B- / Not bad. You played the podcast but didn’t really add a lot to it.
Overall Grade: B (82% / 41 of 50) – I know it’s always tuff to go first. And you guys did pretty well. Had you pulled up an article that was more effective most of your problems would’ve faded. But all-n-all it was pretty good.