Sarah Palin thought that Africa was a country, not a continent. I just can’t say it enough: the McCain should have jettisoned Palin around 6:00pm of the day she was announced. That woman is dumber than a sack of hammers.
Elizabeth Bumiller’s profile of Mccain in the waning days of his campaign in the Times is well worth reading. She’s gotten an impressive level of access to the campaign, and it really humanizes McCain at a time when he badly needs it. Mostly, I came away thinking of McCain as an old man who is […]
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Over at the Times, Stanley Fish offers a deft narrative of how the Barack Obama has managed to create and maintain such a solid lead: The McCain campaign huffs and puffs and jumps from charge to charge: Obama consorts with terrorists; he’s a socialist; he’s a communist; he is un-American; he’s not one of us; […]
It’s official—Sarah Palin is now the top drag on McCain’s campaign, with an NBC/WSJ poll showing that she’s voters’ #1 worry about supporting McCain.
President Bush said in 2004: I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it. It is my style. That’s what happened in the — after the 2000 election, I earned some capital. I’ve earned capital in this election — and I’m going to spend it for what I told […]
Mike Shear and Amy Gardner write in the Post: [S]ome of Virginia’s longtime operatives said they do not think McCain’s turnout operation is strong enough. They say his campaign is being run by young people who have little experience with statewide campaigns in the Old Dominion. The state director for McCain’s campaign was a junior […]
The McCain campaign has devolved into self-parody. We’re all living this, so I can’t imagine many of us have the perspective to see how utterly bizarre this is. But I’m imagining trying to explain this to teenagers a decade from now, and it’s just so stupid that I can’t see doing it while keeping a […]
“Joe the Plumber”—the guy whose potential vote McCain tried to make emblematic last night over the issue of paying taxes—is a) not a licensed plumber b) not registered to vote is presumably guilty of registration fraud (by the prevailing Republican logic) and c) being sued by Ohio for not paying his taxes.
The McCain/Palin campaign held a rally in Virginia Beach yesterday. They claimed 25,000 attendees. Awkwardly, it turns out the building only holds 16,000. More awkwardly still, the fire marshall says there were only 12,000. Facts be damned, Gerry Scimeca wrote in the RPV’s newsletter this afternoon: For Virginians looking forward to the right kind of […]