Tuesday, October 07, 2008

 

Tonight's debate

Andy McCarthy at NRO pretty well sums up what I think of tonight's debate.

Memo to McCain Campaign: Someone is either a terrorist sympathizer or he isn't; someone is either disqualified as a terrorist sympathizer or he's qualified for public office. You helped portray Obama as a clealy qualified presidential candidate who would fight terrorists.

If that's what the public thinks, good luck trying to win this thing.

With due respect, I think tonight was a disaster for our side. I'm dumbfounded that no one else seems to think so. Obama did everything he needed to do, McCain did nothing he needed to do. What am I missing?

You're missing nothing, McVain just handed the election to the most radical leftist to run for the office. And what is with this plan to buy up mortgages directly from distressed homeowners? Are you effing kidding me? How about floating a trial balloon before you make these hugely expensive, completely anti-free market proposals because the prospect of allowing the gov't to rewrite contracts is incredibly scary to me.

Dick Morris was all for McVain suspending his campaign to go to Washington and work on a bailout. O'Reilly called him on it and the almost immediate plung in McVain's poll numbers. Morris explained that all McVain did was go there and sign off on Bush's plan without making a case for free market principles. I think that is correct but either way any crisis that highlights the Bush administrations willingness to throw out conservative ideals was going to hurt the Republican candidate. The Republicans have the videos of Barney Frank brushing off concerns about Fannie and Freddie and they haven't been able to get them into the national consciousness. That has a lot to do with why McVain is sunk.

Diego: I think McCain is running as an Independent. He is not looking to blame Democrats for anything. He was supposed to have been washed up in the Republican primary but kept on going along and walked right into the nomination. I think he is going to continue on with that strategy. He gave the Republican base Palin but that will be all. His pride and his appeal for votes is based on his independence from either party, not his affiliation with the Republican party.

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