Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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It's not a problem when GOP presidents continue their vacations when Americans are killed.

It's not a problem when GOP presidents continue their vacations when Americans are killed.
Reagan continued to ride at his ranch when 62 Americans were killed by USSR. No one trashed Reagan at the time. Because IOKIYAR! (Click on image.)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

OBAMA PULLS AHEAD IN THE POLLS, MC CAIN WANTS TO SUSPEND CAMPAIGN AND POSTPONE DEBATE

UPDATE: See below:


McCain admits he can't multi-task.

This is a cynical move, and it's pretty evident what the motivation is.

McCain hasn't been in the Senate to vote since April, but now he feels his presence is needed during this financial crisis, even though the two sides are compromising and finding consensus without the two presidential candidates.

By suspending the campaigns and postponing the debate, McCain will slow Obama's momentum.

Nice ploy, but the American people can see through it.

Early polling shows that a majority of Americans say it is a political move, not putting country first.

If he were putting country first, he would have selected Joe Lieberman or Tom Ridge as his vp and not Sarah Palin, who's been hiding from the media for 25 days.

She's not only not ready for prime time, she's not ready for the vice presidency.


Barney Frank from the great blue state of Massachusetts had this to say:

“All of a sudden, now that we’re on the verge of making a deal, John McCain drops himself in to make a deal," Frank said. "I really worry about this politicization of it."

"Frankly, we’re going to have to interrupt a negotiating session tomorrow between the Democrats and Republicans on a bill, where I think we’re getting pretty close, and troop down to the White House for their photo-op, and then come back and get on to it," Frank said.

“We’re trying to rescue the economy, not the McCain campaign,” he added.

9 comments:

Handsome B. Wonderful said...

It's a clear political ploy. The debate is only one night but McCain is acting like it's a week long symposium or something. What a sham.

shaw kenawe said...

Handsome,

It is so clearly a political ploy.
But to Americans, he looks like a wimp.

Patrick M said...

Political move or not, if McCain leaves Washington with a deal, pics of him guiding Bush's hand in signing it, and a sudden upswing in the economy, he wins big.

Unless he decides to skip the debate. Then he's probably toast.

shaw kenawe said...

Political move or not, if McCain leaves Washington with a deal, pics of him guiding Bush's hand in signing it, and a sudden upswing in the economy, he wins big.

Sudden upswing in the economy?

You guys really truly make up your own reality.

Na ga happen.

Two weeks ago, John McCain said the fundamentals of our economy were sound. Two weeks ago. Have we all forgotten how stupid that remark was?

And last Monday McCain was AGAINST the bailout, then he was for it, now he wants to go to Washington, suspend his campaign and cancel the debates to rescue the country?

He's jumped the shark.

Patrick M said...

Shaw: I'm trying to think of this as though McCain's motivation is absolutely political. Some of it though is his sense of duty, which usually ends in something pissing me off about him.

But think of it this way. He goes to Washington. After photo op and nudging, he stands beside Bush as the government once again throws money at the problem. So by Friday afternoon, the mischief is manages and McCain moves on to the debate, ready to do what he does best (and what Obama does with a teleprompter): speak off the cuff.

If he pulls it all off, then Obama's "multitasking" talking point goes away, McCain gets a few points bounce, and the campaigns get back to other issues, Biden gaffes, and Sarah bashing.

I'm not the one trying to create my own political reality. I'm making predictions on what I think is going on in the McCain camp. Take it as a warning if you wish. Ignore my wisdom at your own risk.

In my reality, Sarah and I go hunting, at which point McCain dies from some disease bound to take him anyway, and Sarah, with the mantle of presidential candidate suddenly thrust upon her, decides that the wisdom and vision of I Myself would be sufficient for a VP. Plus, I'd sneak a little pocket recorder into the VP debate and play a rimshot after every answer Biden gave just for fun.

shaw kenawe said...

You and the conservatives call the Obama people worshipers of "The One."

I watched the Couric/Palin interview.

There is no way that a sentient human being could come away from that disaster thinking Palin is anything other than a cipher, and completely lacking any depth on any political issue.

It was embarrassing. I felt pity for her.

She is in over her head. Truly.

If you continue to excuse this, you are more far gone in your ideology than even you know.

Oh my god. What an embarrassment!

Patrick M said...

Come on, you had to laugh at that a little....

Haven't seen the interview yet (as I work during the senile news shows). But I will, and I suspect my opinion will probably differ from yours, because I think Sarah's going to surprise a lot of people. I'll get back to you on that.

I will concede that I'm starting to get annoyed by her lack of presence on the Sunday shows, and the lack of unscripted Q&As. If she doesn't step up in the next couple of weeks, what's left of the Sarah bounce will be gone.

shaw kenawe said...

Patrick said:

If he pulls it all off, then Obama's "multitasking" talking point goes away, McCain gets a few points bounce, and the campaigns get back to other issues, Biden gaffes, and Sarah bashing.

I'm not the one trying to create my own political reality. I'm making predictions on what I think is going on in the McCain camp. Take it as a warning if you wish. Ignore my wisdom at your own risk.

In my reality, Sarah and I go hunting, at which point McCain dies from some disease bound to take him anyway, and Sarah, with the mantle of presidential candidate suddenly thrust upon her, decides that the wisdom and vision of I Myself would be sufficient for a VP. Plus, I'd sneak a little pocket recorder into the VP debate and play a rimshot after every answer Biden gave just for fun.


So McCain goes to Washington to save the country and help the bailout legislation.

Well the legislation just FAILED and it failed because of the House Republicans. Nice work, John. Does he get credit for the failure?

As for the first debate that McCain should have won overwhelmingly? Everyone called it for Obama. That is THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Not the pundits.

And why not. McCain came off looking like a grumpy old mean-spirited geezer. Obama matched him on McCain's "expertise" on foreign policy.

Your infatuation with Sarah is interesting.

From your remarks, I gather you think she's a hottie. I can't judge that since I'm a woman and women don't appeal to me sexually.

I do know you're basing your infatuation on an appearance at the RNC--at which she read her speech--and excited the crowd.

Since then, she's done nothing.

No pressers, no Sunday talk shows, nothing unscripted.

Why?

You never, never, never answer this simple question.

I have my theory.

She can't do it.

If she had the smarts to appear on those shows and stand up in the pressers, the McCain people would have had her all over the media showing off her creds.

Instead, they've kept her in a vault.

We'll see how she does on Thursday.

Patrick M said...

Well, he probably will, unlike The Marxist, who will promptly vote 'present' if the bailout ever gets to the senate. But hopefully the bill keeps failing until they get it right. But knowing Democrats, not likely.

Everyone called it for Obama.

You'd like to believe that. The Marxist did do better with the economic parts (even Rush admits that), but he sure didn't beat McCain on international issues and the war. Things like LYING when he quoted Kissinger are a wee bit transparent. Do I need to cite further? Didn't think so.

Either way, most people I heard (except the Obamatons) scored it a draw, as there was nothing that distinguished either one of the candidates.

As for sweet Sarah, yeah, she's a hottie, especially in political circles.

And I'll be honest in saying her limited interview schedule has annoyed me. But like you said, We'll see how she does on Thursday.

I'm sure you'll be disgusted, but I'll be kind enough to tell you how she really did.