Thursday, March 06, 2008

I’m With McStupid

Delegates at the Republican convention this summer should all be handed T-shirts that have “I’m With McStupid” on them. After this past Tuesday’s primaries McCain has got enough delegates to be the Republican nominee. He has to be one of the worst choices for POTUS in history. He does not have a solid base and has many Republicans vowing not to vote for him. Once again Republicans have decided that it’s “someone’s turn”. Just as they did with Bob Dole in 1996.

On the campaign trail, John McCain has retreated on immigration, changed his mind on tax cuts and admitted economics is not his strong suit. But all that's unimportant, we are told, because he was Right On Iraq -- back at the beginning, when he endorsed the invasion, and again over the past year, when he has stoutly supported the surge. So, whichever Democrat he faces, the November election could be a referendum on the Iraq war and his support for it. Add to this his Keating Five and Lincoln Savings and Loan involvement and the Democrats will tear him to shreds.

Hillary “threw everything including the kitchen sink” at Obama and it paid off for her with wins in Texas and Ohio. A few weeks ago this would have seemed no great feat since Clinton’s leads in the polls in both states were around 20 points, plus in the face of Barack Obama’s month long, twelve-contest winning streak, she had a nothing else to do to campaign in these states. The bad news for her is that even with winning 3 out of 4 states, she only nets about 8 delegates and still trails Obama by about 130 delegates. The math is just not in her favor, so expect her to get even nastier. It is all about her as far as she is concerned.

Obama is going to have to start hitting her back hard. If she brings up Tony Rezko, he needs to remind voters of James and Susan McDougal, Webb Hubble, and Vince Foster. When she talks about “NAFTA-gate”, he needs to fire back with “Travelgate”, FBI files, and the missing Rose Law firm records. He needs to follow the advice that Sean Connery gave to Kevin Costner in the movie “The Untouchables”. “When they bring a knife, you bring a gun. When they put one of yours in the hospital, you put one of theirs in the morgue”.

I am actually sick to my stomach that in a country of close to 300 million people, these 3 main candidates are the best we can come up with. It is very sad that the best and brightest chose not to enter the contest… but who can blame them??


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