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Monday, June 9. 2008
I support John McCain. I believe he is a good fellow, but seemingly not as conservative or as reflective a fellow as I would like. However, I've been around long enough to know that life is never perfect.
I forget where I read it, but somebody noted that John McCain has to burst the Obama bubble before he can be heard in the face of MSM and teeny-bopper Obamamania. How does an aging pol like John McCain say "Hey - this isn't real. This is fluff, BS, and pixie dust" without sounding like Gramps breaking up a kegger?
Hillary Clinton tried all that, and nothing seemed to stick because the guy seems so young and cheerfully confident, and such a purveyor of "hope." Try telling an amateur investor that "Hope is not a plan." They get mad when they are told that.
Plus having the gatekeeper MSM deep in Obama's underpants makes it all much more difficult. I think we saw this same scenario with Bill Clinton, not so long ago. And with Jimmy Carter, too, if anybody is old enough to remember that. He was going to change politics forever.
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Call me a diehard Mitt fan but I would like to see John McCain select his VP early, hopefully Mitt, and get to work defining Obama as the marxists empty suit that he is...Mitt has proven that he has a bit of Reagan's ability to use humor to tie his opponents in knots...His recent comments that the Presidency is no place for an internship is spot on with respect to Obama's lack of resume'...McCain needs help in this regard...Not sure he is going to get there from here without some help on the campaign trail...Go McCain!!!
I get this feeling, just a feeling, that none of this matters.
My head says "no prob" but my gut says "it's over".
Can anyone say "Dole"? Thought so. War hero, quicker wit, slimey, er, uh, slippery opponent with bitchy wife, old, feeble, and utterly irrelevant. Running mate... hmmm, rhymes with "Hemp", never heard of him.
This election is a foregone conclusion, and Americans LOVE foregone conclusions (right after "a good fight" [as long as it's a foregone conclusion we'll win]). Even if they are complicit, the notion of foregonitude absolves the citizen of any responsibility. Besides. all this icky fighting sucks and can't we just watch some TV and get fatter? In every way America is ready for this to be over, and the easy choice is already made. You watch.
Take your Prozac, Phil. But if McC doesn't start campaigning soon, I will agree with you. I also remember the photos of Dole on the beach all summer.
Um, if by prozac you mean massive measures of Stout or Porter, then I'm there already. I have given up being pissed about this situation. I have not given up making apt comparrisons, however.
The blogosphere is going to help some, it's more of a factor now than in previous elections. McCain's idea of town meetings is a good one. Put Obama in front of a crowd with a teleprompter and few can match him but in debates and one on ones he don't do so good. This guy would be a disaster as president but as you say he's got the media in his pocket and a hell of a lot of supporters who can't see past the halo.
We need much better candidates and if the press isn't willing to truthfully present information, some other form of news should be established.
McCain appears "needy", willing to seek approval at any cost. Being liked isn't all its cracked up to be. The costs for it are enormous, and besides, we are honored by our enemies just as we are by our friends. If everyone liked us we should begin to worry.
Once again, however, we must choose the best of the least.
I'm old enough to remember Truman. I remember Carter very well. His first national TV appearance was on the game show "I've Got a Secret". He stumped the panel then revealed: "I'm Jimmy Carter and I'm running for President of the United States". Got some bemused giggles. The media were sure that he'd win reelection against that actor.
Carter won, just barely, because of Watergate. It did not resemble the current election at all. This election is similar to 1964. Goldwater was a crusader whose supporters thought he couldn't possibly lose because he was so right. I know. I was one of them. We all know how that one turned out.
The media completely misread the Democratic primary this cycle. They bought the Clinton line that Bill was the best politician of all time and that Hillary was going to restore the Democrats to their rightful position. They completely missed the fact that apparently more than half of Democrats are thoroughly disgusted with the Clintons and grabbed at any straw to banish them. They are far more anti-Clinton than pro-Obama.
A new meme will arise: the return of the Reagan Democrats.
McCain should run with this photo. He totally looks like Tom Cruise here, and he's even cool enough for Marlboro reds soft pack. Too bad there's no footage of him riding a motorcycle or flying a fighter jet, oh wait....
The Democrats keep trying to hand this election to Republicans but Republicans, led by McCain, just seem to want to snatch defeat once again from the jaws of victory. This election could be won on one issue: INCREASING THE ENERGY SUPPLY AT LOWER PRICES.
That is, if Republicans, led by McCain, only were able to blame the whole mess on the Democrats, which is actually quite easy to do. But ol' Johnny Mac is right in there with the Dems promoting the $45 trillion cap-and-trade global warming tax package. How did Republicans get stuck defending this loser?
The only bigger loser is Obama's windfall profits tax, deja vu right out of the old Democrat playbook. Pathetic. McCain needs to change course quickly and pre-empt the giveaway party by promising abundant energy at lower costs in the very near future.
National emergency drilling and development in all areas which were permitted but held up by environmental wackos, same for refineries. Drastic reductions in fed and state gasoline taxes until price of crude falls back to earth. Jump on the only winning message this year: AFFORDABLE ENERGY BY INCREASING THE SUPPLY NOW.
The Republicans deserve to lose at the hands of Obama. If the best they can muster is a Manchurian Candidate, then then they deserve whatever we get. Americans do not have the heart for the prolonged, low-intensity conflict any war on terror requires, and they lack the idealism to hold fast to basic principles. Therefore, McCain's only hope to to grab hold the high price of gas and run with it, in an attempt to appeal to the pragmatic center. I am not sanguine about any of this. Not at all.
As I pointed out on my site , on November 6, 2006, the day before the election that made Nancy Pelosi speaker, the average US retail price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline was $2.18.
McCain should point out that since the Democrats have been in power, the price of gas has almost doubled. Green Mtn Punter is right - McCain needs to make increasing the energy supply a major issue.
I DONT LIKE JOHN MACCIN AND THE REASON WHY: IS BECAUSE HE'S JUST LIKE GEORGE BUSH, IF JOHN MACCIN BECOME PRESIDENT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO GO SKI HIGH EVERYBODY SAYS THEY DONT WANT OBAMA AS PRESIDENT BUT I SAY WHO EVER THINK THAT YALL CAN ALL GO TO HELL. OBAMA IS GOING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER JOHN MACCIN IS GOING TO MAKE THING WORSE I VOTE FOR OBAMA. MACCIN SAYS HE'S GOING TO FIX EVERYTHING BUT NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN EVERYTHING WILL GET WORSE I HATE JOHN MACCIN GO TO HELL BECAUSE YOU IS A DEVIL THAT'S ALL YOU ARE IS A LOSER, FAILOR NO GOOD BS GUY
we can give american flag to mccain ,we must support him .i bet he is next american president ,promise he can chang and promise he have migth ,..with manny reason ...please support john mccain ....
What on EARTH is wrong with the American People? You've already had eight years of a hopelessly out-of-touch president that destroyed the economy. You're hungry for another four years? Best of luck to you. I hope it doesn't affect us in Canada...
and the full article is in here:
Judge it for yourselves...
I am frightened.