Thursday, October 16, 2008

She is Sounding Pretty Good Now...

Well…. The fat lady is starting to sound pretty good now…

IT'S OVER. John McCain still hasn't told the country why he should be president. He performed pretty well last night, but all he said were talking points. He is against taxes, earmarks, and pork.

IMO, he didn’t knit what he opposes into a coherent economic philosophy that would inspire voters to get behind him in the final days of this presidential campaign.

McCain has long years of political experience, exactly what Barack Obama lacks. But McCain was unable to explain why his experience makes him better able to lead the country.

His Ayres and ACORN attacks seemed weak. He got a “deer in the headlights” look when the Roe v. Wade question was asked. He joked about how Obama had never been south of the United States even though his VPOTUS choice got her first passport last year. His “attacks” were all over the place. Like buckshot hoping something hit Obama. IMO, he should have picked 1 or 2 things and pounded that attack nonstop instead of trying 100 different ones. He needed to go after independent and undecided voters and instead seemed to be trying to shore up his base. Kinda late for that now.

He did get in a good line saying that if Obama wanted to run against Bush, he should have run 4 years ago.

Obama almost appeared confident, maybe over confident. He didn’t get rattled and played prevent defense. Obama simply did not appear to be the scary “other” that McCain needs him to be. He also had a chance to ask McCain why he did have a flag pin on his lapel but probably felt that would be stooping to McCain’s level.

With the split screen I thought I was watching “Grumpy Old Men” on one screen and “Cool Hand Luke” on the other.

So what does McCain do now? Hope for an October surprise? I think 401K’s are this years October surprise and he was the one hurt by it.


Anonymous Burr Deming said...

Good analysis.

A lot of folks were turned off by the Ayres thing. Bill Ayres is not himself a significant national figure.

The accusations against Obama do not address the issues of the moment, but they do speak to the more lasting issue of Presidential character.

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