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The Desperate Camapaign of John McCain

October 9, 2008

Since the beginning of the general election the MSM has reported on the standard political trappings.  Attack ads, polls, the debates, guilt by associations and the rest of the gotchas. However, it would appear that the current troubling economic climate has changed the tone of the election to one of substance first. During this moment of definition, John McCain has failed miserably to lead.  In fact, he has obviously instructed his staff of Rove-ites to begin an even more cynical brand of politics – identity politics to the nth degree.  Call into question Sen. Obama’s character, call into question his honesty – his Americanism and yes his race.

I say this because, if you listen to what they are promoting, you would think we were living in the United States of the 1950’s and 60’s.  “He’s not one of us”, “Barack HUSSEIN Obama”, “He’s palling around with terrorists”, “He’s not a Christian!” That is racial, that is fear mongering and that is a campaign who cannot rely on their stance on the issues to win the day. Hate, racism and more evidently classism is alive and well in this countries “heartland”.  And John McCain and Sarah Palin have lowered themselves to the this class of politician.  Recently, Palin described Sen. Obama as not a man who sees America like you and I see America. We see America as a force of good in this world.  We see an America of exceptionalism.” During one of these types of tyraids a member of the mob crowd yelled out, “KILL HIM!”

My friends that is a low-water mark for our 21st century political process.

Many thought that Sen. McCain was too honorable to resort to this kind of politics.  They were wong.  But more than that, he is trynig to distract us from the reasons for this new attempt to distract us. 

He (John S. McCain) is unfit to lead us as President. He has flunked numerous tests of Presidential leadership.

  • He failed to lead, in any substantive way, as the Wall Street crisis struck. He said “The fundamentals of the economy were strong” which cost him credibility on the economy. 
  • He showed a level of eradic behavior, which may indicate an inability to stand under pressure – falsely suspending his campaign to go to Washington and attend a White House briefing, where he did not utter a audible sound for 40 minutes; and even than was unhelpful.
  • He dies bit show political stature.  Even in the town hall debate, he seems out of his depth.
  • Now he has decided to move totally away from substantive discussion on the issues, in favor of drudging up “ancient history” in Bill Ayers.


There should be a relentless demand by the voters to make the candidates talk directly about the great issues of our day.  The Economy, the war, etc.  However, McCain’s campaign is desperate to change the subject.  We can’t allow this to happen again.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2008 10:57 AM

    McCain’s campaign strategy has been consistent on one concept and one concept alone: whatever it takes to win.
    He has so disgraced and dishonored himself, that I very much look forward to the end of this campaign, when he returns to Arizona with his tail between his legs, the book definitively closed on his obsessive pursuit of the presidency. And, with any luck, his Arizona constituency will have reason to pause and think again about their mythical maverick before the next Senate election.

  2. NevadaNan permalink
    October 11, 2008 10:35 PM

    One word and one word only:
    BRAVO!

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