The blame game continues

October 26, 2008

Well it is more than official that the blame game has commenced and will be going on right up until November 4th.  Everyone in the republican party is looking for someone to blame for the horror of the McCain’s campaign strategy.  They are pointing fingers at Barbie, the staff and McCain.  Here’s how Bush’s wonderful speech writer/neocon David Frum feels about McCain’s chances:

After months and months of wan enthusiasm among Republicans, these last weeks have at last energized the core of the party. But there’s a downside: The very same campaign strategy that has belatedly mobilized the Republican core has alienated and offended the great national middle, which was the only place where the 2008 election could have been won.

I could pile up the poll numbers here, but frankly . . . it’s too depressing. You have to go back to the Watergate era to see numbers quite so horrible for the GOP.

McCain’s awful campaign is having awful consequences down the ballot. I spoke a little while ago to a senior Republican House member. “There is not a safe Republican seat in the country,” he warned. “I don’t mean that we’re going to lose all of them. But we could lose any of them.”

Then you have the ex-Bush Official, Nicholas Burns, talking about how Obama is right concerning diplomacy.

Are McCain and Palin correct that America should stonewall its foes? I lived this issue for 27 years as a career diplomat, serving both Republican and Democratic administrations. Maybe that’s why I’ve been struggling to find the real wisdom and logic in this Republican assault against Obama. I’ll bet that a poll of senior diplomats who have served presidents from Carter to Bush would reveal an overwhelming majority who agree with the following position: of course we should talk to difficult adversaries—when it is in our interest and at a time of our choosing.

The more challenging and pertinent question, especially for the McCain-Palin ticket, is the reverse: Is it really smart to declare we will never talk to such leaders? Is it really in our long-term national interest to shut ourselves off from one of the most important and powerful states in the Middle East—Iran—or one of our major suppliers of oil, Venezuela?

Of course there is also Kristol and Rove who were on Fox News blaming the staff (previous post).  This is so bad that you have republicans for McCain arguing with republicans for Obama (unfreaking believable).  I suspect as this last week progress we will see more defection by the republican camp (who mostly are non appreciative of Barbie’s pick for VP).

Its also to the point people are wondering if McCain could lose his own state.

Project New West, which aims to build the Democratic Party in the Intermountain West, says McCain leads Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in the Grand Canyon State, 48 percent to 44 percent.

The pollsters call that a “dramatic shift” from a survey they took in mid-September, which had McCain ahead by 14 points, 54 percent to 40 percent.

And you now have Libermann trying to make nice to save his own butt.

Lieberman, a self-proclaimed “independent Democrat” who was chosen by McCain to make the case against Obama at the Republican National Convention in early September, said his comments have been within bounds.

“When I go out, I say, ‘I have a lot of respect for Sen. Obama. He’s bright. He’s eloquent.'”

You have more conservative papers endorsing Obama then anyone would have expected (due to Barbie once again).  The newspapers endorsements has Obama leading McCain 4 to 1.

Throughout all these issues none of the reporters will report the reality of what is really going on with McCain’s lackluster speeches (some of the pundits will say it).  McCain’s refusal to deal with the issues.  He has spend his whole campaign with name calling, demonizing his opponent, and pandering to racist.  That strategy may work wonders for the yahoos but it does not do one damn thing for the rest of us that are looking for a little meat on the table.  McCain’s strategy to avoid the issues is turning out to be the worst mistake of his political career.  We are sick of the whole voters suppression.  We are tired of listening to the whole my opponent is a this or a that.  Get the message McCain.  We don’t care about Ayers, have no interest in the whole terrorist angle, could care less about Rev. Wright, much less give a fig about some criminal in jail name Rezko.  We need talk regarding the economy.  Sorry…no…I will fix it will not do as an answer.

Enough said.


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