Monday, October 6, 2008
McCain's Tattered Remains (of his dignity)
When you have to send your Vice Presidential pick out to declare that your opponent "pals around with domestic terrorists," you've hit a new low. When you can eat your own words for breakfast and they taste like crow sausage, you've hit a new low.
John McCain's goal in the first debate was to discredit Senator Obama as a credible Commander in Chief and elevate the issue of foreign policy and national security. He didn't come close. Absent a domestic terror attack the economy will remain the number one issue in the race, and there is little Senator McCain can do to make up his gap with Senator Obama on it. Oh, Senator McCain will try to make issues of Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko and Rev. Wright, and that might hurt Senator Obama around the margins -- but it will not prevent him from winning. The economy is simply bigger than the rogues gallery that John McCain is conjuring up.
from the New Republic
This is why he sends out the lipstick pitbull to smear Obama's "associations." However, for every association he smears, Obama can answer back. Wanna pull out Bill Ayers? Great. We've got the Alaskan Independence Party. Wanna dredge up Reverend Wright? Okeedokee, we've got Hagee and that witch-craft preacher from Africa if you want to go that route.
But here's the thing- we DON'T want to go that route; we'll win with honor and concern for the business of America if we don't. "It's a dangerous road, but we have no choice," a top McCain strategist told the Daily News. "If we keep talking about the economic crisis, we're going to lose.
Yes. The Republicans are going to lose, and every day this becomes a little more inevitable. If McCain is really so desperate as to go down the Negative Nancy primrose path, then all we can say to him is, "John, don't worry: It will all be over in a month."