Saturday, August 02, 2008
That John McCain is Turning Out to be Quite the Douchebag
We had liked John McCain for a long time. For the same reason that conservatives loathed him, we liked him. And part of it was just because his own party didn't like him and he didn't mind.
He stood up to the evangelical right. He compromised. He ran positive campaigns.
Now he's doing none of the above. He's running an issue-less campaign directed at bringing down his opponent rather that tout his plan for America. It's a tactic that Karl Rove employed against him in 2000 and railroaded him right out of the nomination. But now he's embraced it, presumably in desperation.
What's unfortunate is that negative campaigns often work and it looks like it might be working. I'm disappointed Obama hasn't done the 10 Town Hall thing because I think if they actually start talking about issues, rather than Paris Hilton, Obama would make short work of McCain. I mean, if you say things like "the Iraqi-Pakistan border" on a nationally televised debate, that's pretty much all she wrote.
So Barack, please accept the McCain proposal for a bunch of debates because the more people actually vote on issues, the more of a landslide this election could be.
Posted by gk at 10:37 AM