Monday, October 27, 2008

What's The Worst News For John McCain-- I Can't Choose...

The last week has been pretty much a perfect storm for John McCain-- There's a whole bunch of bad news for John McCain. I can't decide which was the worst.

Where do I start? Okay, I'll start with the the New York Times endorsement of Barack Obama for president. Add that to the fact that both of Chicago's main newspapers, the Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune also endorsed Obama. In the case of the Tribune, it was the first time in the 160 plus year history of the paper that they'd ever endorsed a Democrat. And then, of course, the Anchorage Daily News endorsed Obama. It's the biggest newspaper in the state McCain's running mate Palin is governor of.

How could it get worse, you ask? I'll tell you.

News came out lately that the top-paid member of McCain's staff was Sarah Palin's make-up stylist. She was paid more, in fact, that McCain's strategist. If that isn't the perfect microcosm of McCain's clusterfuck campaign, I don't know what is.

And then of course, there was the faked attack on the McCain volunteer by a big scary black man.

The hits just keep rolling in. It turns out that noted Harvard conservative Charles Fried voted for Obama by absentee ballot. Fried was Reagan's Solicitor General. That's on top of Colin Powell, former Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff and Secretary of State under Republican administrations, endorsing Obama.

I won't even mention "Regular Jane Sixpack" Palin's $150,000 wardrobe.

Oops-- I just did. Tee hee!

Obama had 100,000 people show up for rallies recently in Denver and St. Louis. McCain drew 2 to 3 thousand in a suburb near St. Louis. I guess Missouri isn't pro-American after all.

Hey, I think Joe Leiberman's still voting for McCain. See, there is some good news for McCain after all.


Rocket_Scientist said...

He has Obama right where he wants him!

Bubs said...

McCain is beginning to resemble Monty Python's Black Knight in his expressions of confidence in his campaign.

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

I don't think McCain is out of this fight. I fear the Dems (my party) are getting too cocky for their own good. A member of my family, an intelligent woman professor in the south who isn't racist and normally votes Democratic, voted for McCain/Palin. I couldn't believe it, but she did and it's too heated for us to discuss (mainly because I openly despise Palin). And she isn't alone in casting that vote by any means. The McCain campaign blunders are a plenty and it should be obvious what an embarrassment Palin is, but something else more sinister is at work in this election, and the Dems cannot take vitory for granted. I'm volunteering this week to help at the phone banks for the Obama campaign and trying to get the word out, but we have not won yet...

MacGuffin said...

Ha, it's pretty damn bad when the Chicago Tribune endorses a democrat, ANY democrat. I love it.

Like Merider, I just hope complacency doesn't settle in.

Grant Miller said...

Honestly, I think the worst news for McCain is the infighting among staffers. That always fortells a loss either in politics or sports.