Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oklahoman Slams McCain's Debate Tactic

Former Rep. Mickey Edwards, an Oklahoma Republican, has criticized John McCain's suggestion to postpone the Presidential debate scheduled for Friday in Oxford, Mississippi.

Writing at Politico, Edwards was unsparing in criticizing McCain's stunt. Here's a sample:
Sorry, John; it really sounds like you're afraid to debate. This sounds like the sort of ploy we used to use in junior high school elections.
It's more bad news for the Republican hopeful.


Tulsan said...

It's hard not to see this as chickening out, even for Republican-leaning voters.

McCain was saying just a few days ago that the "fundamentals" are strong. Now, it's such a big crisis that we need admitted economic know-nothing McCain in the middle of it.

This move doesn't seem to work well with the general GOP line of supposedly being tough and aggressive. It makes sense only as yet another Hail Mary pass.

For McCain, it's a long time until Election Day.

Tulsan said...

He's apparently not much of a multi-tasker, either.

Tulsan said...

He's also not much on telling the truth. His ads are still playing, his surrogates are still braying and McCain just did interviews on all three networks. The only thing he has suspended is the debate. What a wuss.