In the New Yorker this week, Hertzberg makes the case that based on their past remarks, McCain and Palin are the real socialists. And in what has to be my favorite McCain hypocrisy of 2008, here’s the video of straight talk promoting a redistribution of wealth just 8 years ago, during his 2000 presidential campaign:
In Raleigh, North Carolina, Obama’s slaps back at McCain for repeated attacks on Obama’s “socialist” policy proposals:
“I’m sorry to see my opponent sink so low. Lately, he’s called me a socialist for wanting to roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans so we can finally give tax relief to the middle class. By the end of the week, he’ll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in Kindergarten,”
Tags: Barack Obama, Chuck Todd, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Ted Stevens
Tags: Barack Obama, David Axelrod, George Bush, John McCain, Sarah Palin
for McCain to turn this race around:
’cause when he’s bad, he’s so so bad.
Tags: Barack Obama, Chuck Todd, John McCain, Politico
Looks like the folks over at Politico are either delirious from election fatigue or just shamelessly rooting for a horse race. According to their Gameday page, the McCain campaign has won a second consecutive day in the daily campaign wars. They’ve given another win to McCain DESPITE Obama’s 14 point lead in the latest New York Times/CBS Poll released earlier this evening AND a recent article penned by Politico on Obama’s lead in key battleground states. If the 24-hour news cycle is the metric the Politico staff is using to pick a daily winner, than of course McCain should win (occasionally). But, that’s precisely the problem. As Chuck Todd has pointed out, McCain’s campaign has been too driven by the politics of rapid response and consequently, has failed to develop a long-term message, narrative or strategy. Todd put it best on MTP, Oct 5:
“…if you look and go back to the first presidential debate where John McCain was lecturing Obama about the difference between a tactic and a strategy, and when I heard him say that, I thought, ‘Boy, that is the debate going on inside your own campaign is you’re a series of tactics with no strategy. This William Ayers stuff, I talked to one Democrat who says, ‘Why didn’t they do this when they did celebrity?’ You know, why weren’t they setting this up for months? And what’s happened is—and we’ve said this before—the McCain campaign chases the news cycle…it’s just a series of tactics, and I think they are lacking a strategy.”
Based on Obama’s surge in national polls and key battlegrounds, it looks like the only battle McCain has a shot at winning is Politico’s Gameday.
Guess who said this today on the trail in battleground Virginia:
“We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: waiting for our luck to change.”
Tags: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain
Biden pulls no punches today in Springfield, Missouri:
“Suddenly hours after Mccain said fundamentals of our economy are strong, he said we’re in economic crisis. In Catholic Church, that’s called an epiphany! Problem with John is not that he saw the light, he saw presidency slipping away.”