Friday, October 03, 2008
The wheels are falling off the McCain campaign, as they pull out of Michigan and are down by 7 points (average of the three national daily-tracking polls) and the trend is looking great for Obama. Take a look at this chart from Pollster.com. The state-by-state numbers, which actually matter!, look even better.
Also of note: Rolling Stone's current issue features an utterly scathing cover story about John McCain that is sure to generate lots of buzz.
Via Kathy G:
This searing, scrupulously researched profile, written by Tim Dickinson, is the best single thing I've ever read about John McCain. In unsparing detail, it documents McCain's strangely Bush-like journey as a son of privilege who is obsessed with outdoing his powerful but distant father, but who pretty much is a spectacular fuck-up at every thing tries, and who brazenly pulls rank and exploits his family connections to gain admission to the best schools and land plum assignments in the military and government. The article is especially damning in its portrayal of McCain's character. It's all there: his recklessness, his nasty temper, his chronic dishonesty, his rank opportunism, his misogyny, his general assholery.~BT
Posted by Brett at 2:53 PM
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The more we find out about Sarah Palin, the more I dislike her and confirm my initial belief that she is completely unprepared to be VP. This VP pick speaks volumes about John McCain's terrible judgment and shows just how opportunistic and desperate he has become.
Here is Jack Cafferty reacting to Palin's interview with Katie Couric.
Posted by Brett at 5:12 PM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
I was in disbelief when I heard the news this morning that John McCain has picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. Palin is an extreme right-wing self-described "hockey mom" who is currently embroiled in a scandal and who is completely unqualified for VP. She doesn't even know what the VP does! Given that McCain is 72 years old and has had problems with cancer, this pick is truly reckless and a completely political ploy with obviously no consideration for actually governing.
I'll have a more detailed post soon about my thoughts on Palin, but for now here is Obama spokesman Bill Burton's initial statement, which Obama has since distanced himself from, but nonetheless sums up how I feel:
"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies -- that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same."~BT
Posted by Brett at 8:22 PM