I hate to see an honorable man like John McCain get so trashed. Not by Obama, but by his own campaign. The hacks are in control and it shows.
What a sharp contrast there is in Sarah Palin by day and John McCain by night. The disconnect is jarring. Palin is all attack all the time. Yet at last night’s debate, McCain was as near civil as he could get while sharing the stage with someone he disdains.
Palin needs to dial it back. Her incendiary remarks are dangerously close to inciting violence. She needs to take control of the audience. Cries of “kill him” should be squashed on the spot. Immediately.
McCain is losing. I think he will lose. The deck is stacked against him.
The economic downturn will not be resolved by election day.
He has not raised enough money and is beginning to pull out of key states like Michigan.
He cannot draw a decent crowd without Palin at his side.
His stunts have not worked. Grandstanding has not worked.
Dirty campaigning is not working.
Most political observers know that the John McCain running in 2008 is not the same John McCain that ran in his last presidential race. The difference? This time, he has let the dirt merchants from the George Bush campaigns muddy his campaign with their hate, lies, and division, Karl Rove lives.
Free John McCain. He’s going to lose. At least let him lose with his head held high. Let the man talk about the issues that he believes in his heart to be right.
Let John McCain describe his unique solutions for the America that he loves.
We owe it to him.