After the past few weeks, of watching the debates, the politicization of the bailout by John McCain, and the renewed attacks from the McCain mob having to do with Bill Ayers, I wonder how McCain supporters can not be disappointed in their candidate. To be more blunt, John McCain is as slimy a character as you will run across in politics right now. I know that if he was the presumptive leader of my party, I would be beyond disappointed all the way to disgusted. The lack of character shown by McCain, Palin and his gang of Rove wannabes, is mind-numbing. Repeated lies, race baiting, it’s all just distasteful.
He wants to call himself a maverick – Palin mentioned that word at least a dozen times in her debate with Joe Biden last week; you’d think a maverick would be talking about the economy these days, but not today – today we heard “who is the real Obama” – if I were considering McCain I would want to know – your real plan to rescue the economy; your real plan to save my home from foreclosure; your real plan to rebuild health care; your real plan to make college more affordable. Some of the comments heard at is rallies would be more appropriate for a KKK gathering, not that of a political candidate in the year 2008.
Instead we hear more of the same politics from the Republicans, and all I have to ask is this: how can any self-respecting, intelligent person even consider voting for John McCain once you compare them on the issues and then have to take a look at his behavior the past month?
I can’t believe how much I’m looking forward to a VP debate. While I’m hoping that Palin falls flat on her lipstic, I think that it will be a lot closer than I want. She knows how to handle herself in a debate – the stakes here are bigger, but she’ll be looking for mistakes, and Biden is prone to them. That said, she also has to be careful – I originally thought she’d just play attack dog, but after the past week, I don’t think that will play. People will want to hear her talk about the issues. I also think that with her past few interviews, she’s set the bar so low, that if she manages to string a couple of coherent sentences together without screwing up, the Republicans might claim victory.
One note: My Phillies are playing tomorrow at 6:07. If it’s played to the tempo of today’s game, it will be over by the time the debate, if not – I’ll be watching two things at once for a few minutes.
Now we know why the McCain campaign is attempting to suspend his campaign and get out of the debate.
McCain supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN the McCain campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there’s no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the VP debate, currently scheduled for next Thursday, October 2 in St. Louis.