Tuesday, October 14, 2008

McCain Campaign Collapsing-- What Will Be Tomorrow's Hail Mary Pass?


McCain is getting desperate as polls show state after state slipping from his grasp. How soon before Utah is a battleground state? A friend of mine in Phoenix told me that if Obama decided to challenge him in Arizona he could probably win there too. McCain's biggest ally in the Arizona congressional delegation, the corrupt and contemptible rubber stamp John Shadegg, just saw his own race downgraded, as Democrat Bob Lord beat him in two consecutive televised debates.

The conventional battleground states are all rejecting McCain's unsteady hand, his extremism, his erratic approach to problems and, most of all, the cynicism and bad judgment he used in picking Sarah Palin. The latest from Quinnipiac:

Colorado: Obama 52%, McCain 43%

Michigan: Obama 54%, McCain 38%

Minnesota: Obama 51%, McCain 40%

Wisconsin: Obama 54%, McCain 37%

McCain is under intense pressure to DO SOMETHING. In each of those states-- and all over the country-- the hopes and dreams and careers of Republican politicians are circling the bowl. McCain is dragging down his whole party with him. They are hysterical. And the "brains" behind his operation, Steve Schmidt, a far right extremist who fancied himself "the new Rove," sees his own career ending. So what McCain do? If nothing else, John McCain is erratic. He can say or try anything tomorrow. Obama has as much as challenged him to say to his face what he says behind his back.

His campaign veers back and forth in a way obviously not under any kind of control. One day they decide to run on Bill Ayers and making the connection between Obama's name and Osama's name and the next day they pull back and decide to dish out another hodge podge of poorly thought out economic gimmicks. And while McCain is trying to pull the campaign out of the gutter one day, the next day he's encouraging the base in their bigotry and stoking their fears and their hatred. And Palin... she doesn't seem to even understand what's going on and her role in it. When someone asked her about the descent into dangerous territory her breezy, uncomprehending attitude was frightening: "It's not negativity; it's truthfulness." Watch

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At 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta say, I think he could do worse than the "Black Bart Blazing Saddles" gambit.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger spud tooley said...

what's happening with this bailout is happening too fast; the impacts down the road are not being made clear; and the very people that got us into this mess are quite frankly the wrong people to be making these decisions.

read my post here and offer ideas about anything we can do. we're losing ownership of our country.

mike rucker
fairburn, georgia, usa

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That video is frightening. Worse than any slasher film. To hear Palin say she loves seeing those signs and hearing the angry chants at her rallies is truly chilling and, more importantly, revealing. I hope this is getting millions of hits on YouTube.


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