Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ex-Wash Times Editor:
White Flag Hoisted by McCain

Robert Stacey McCain, who used to work as an assistant national editor at the very conservative Washington Times, maintains a blog called The Other McCain, and it's an excellent barometer of rightwing thinking. If this McCain is saying it on his site, rest assured lots of other hard-right folks are of the same mindset.

What made me happy today from his blog is he writes about the nose-diving of the McCain/Palin ticket and how he's comforted in knowing the GOP contenders will not be measuring new drapes for the Oval Office. If he feels this way, before the VP debate tonight, I don't imagine his pessimism will abate after watching the show from St. Louis.

My favorite part from the entry is where McCain talks about an "Obama landslide." That should please the folks at the McCain/Palin headquarters in Virginia.

From The Other McCain blog:

They're surrendering Michigan. And Allah is right, Pennsylvania's next. It's over. Get used to saying, "President Obama."

Earlier today, I started to do a poll roundup, then got distracted and didn't finish it. Why bother now? Crazy Cousin John has already given up.

That's why he was so bitter and sarcastic in that Associated Press interview. Last week's idiotic gesture -- "Suspend the campaign! Cancel the debate! Pass the bailout!" -- blew up in his face and destroyed all rational hope that he can win on Nov. 4 . . .

Pathetic. Three weeks ago, McCain led by 3 points in the Real Clear Politics average (and one poll showed him +1 in Michigan). A week later, when the polls started to slip, he freaked out and tried to blame the mortgage meltdown on SEC Chairman Chris Cox. When that didn't work, and with his poll numbers slipping even further, he decided to take ownership of the unpopular $700 billion bailout . . .

The top folks at Maverick HQ -- who in early September were thinking about what their positions might be in the McCain administration's transition team -- are now on Travelocity, booking their Caribbean vacations for the second week in November . . .

Do not be deceived, then, by "here's-how-we-can-win" talk coming from Maverick HQ or the Republican talking heads you see on Fox News. Do not get your hopes up by letting Hugh Hewitt or Sean Hannity draw you into their miracle-comeback fantasy talk. Ain't gonna happen.

Alas, I am a sucker for miracle-comeback fantasies. So if, at any point in the next 32 days, it should appear that I'm being sucked into an optimism vortex, please remind me of this post, where I append this time-capsule note to my near-future self:
Hey, idiot, get a grip! That latest tiny bump in Maverick's poll numbers in Ohio and Colorado is a glitch, a statistical anomaly, and is insufficient cause to ignore every previous indicator of the impending Obama landslide. And why the heck should you care, anyway, since you swore a blood oath on Feb. 7 that you were going to vote Libertarian this year? Or did you forget that, too, you moron?
I feel better now. There is peace in pessimism.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the good news. I feel positively ill thinking that psychogeezer / moosepatty could ever win this election.