Thursday, October 9, 2008

The McCain Meltdown Continues: Who Is He Today?

The McCain campaign is increasingly desperate to get some traction with voters. Their latest four-step plan: 1. Avoid the issues. 2. Scare the voters. 3. Throw mud at Obama. 4. Hope that something sticks.

The plan hasn't been working. In fact, it's an insult to voters and observers, as the following passage shows. The writer, commenting on this week's debate, is E. J. Dionne Jr. of the Washington Post:

A few days ago, McCain, pressing his effort to paint Obama as a strange and mysterious figure, asked: "Who is the real Barack Obama?"

Last night's debate raised a different question: Who is the real John McCain? Is he the man who used to tout himself as a problem-solver, or is he the desperate candidate who lurches from attack to attack?

The first McCain showed up last night, insisting that our "situation today cries out for bipartisanship." But is that the McCain who would govern? Is that the McCain who is authorizing all those attack ads? Is that the McCain we'll see tomorrow, and the day after?


Tulsan said...


Tulsan said...

McCain and his campaign are definitely in meltdown mode now. His final Hail Mary appears to be an attempt through Palin's and his hate rallies to incite one of his weak-minded supporters into taking out Obama for him. He's playing a dangerous game. It's also dangerous for the GOP. I hope they torch themselves.

Tulsan said...

Our dear former Governor Keating, McCain's election co-chair, said yesterday that Obama "ought to admit, 'you know, I've got to be honest with you. I was a guy of the street. I was way to the left. I used cocaine. I voted liberally, but I'm back at the center.' I mean, I understand the big picture of America. But he hasn't done that..."

Yeah, yeah, I get it, Obama's black and a crackhead. Or is he an elite Harvard snob who sneers at us at the country club as Rove claimed? Let us know when you figure out which dumbass portrayal is supposed to be more damaging, Lightbulb.