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So I just got back from a McCain rally here in San Diego and aside from feeling dirty, he's definitely a bit worried about California.  He brought out every gun he's got, big, little, whatever.  He was introduced by Mayor Jerry Sanders, former CA SoS Bill Jones and Governor Schwarzenegger (McCain "will say 'Hasta la vista' to wasteful spending in Washington.").  On stage but silent were locals such as my councilman Kevin Faulconer and County Supervisor Ron Roberts.  Along for the ride on the plane and the photo ops were wife Cindy, mother Roberta, and his murderers row of pseudo-moderates: Governor Crist from Florida and Senators Richard Burr, Lindsay Graham and Joe Lieberman.  They didn't say anything but they stood there very moderately.

And then Senator McCain went ON AND ON about the evils of radical Islamic extremism (radical extremism? Is it also exceptionally unique? Largely big?).  He told people that it's a titanic struggle against people who want to destroy everything and that there is nothing more evil than what we're up against.  He gave "my friends" plenty of "straight talk" about...evil.  Troops aren't coming home because that would be surrender (does that mean that we can't win if the troops come home?).  He said that he was the only one who knew Rumsfeld's plan would fail and the Petraeus plan was necessary (presumably not even Petraeus knew).  Spent about two seconds on making tax cuts permanent and saying that it's bad when Congress spends money (just like the Constitution says. Oh wait...).  

Closed things off trying to roll around in the filth of the Reagan legacy and then noting that $35 billion in earmarks could have gone towards $1000 for every child in the country.  How much would the $2 trillion in Iraq money have translated into for the kids? McCain was mum on this point (the answer because I like math is...a whole lot more).

Point is, McCain is desperate to make everyone scared because he's scared of Romney.  Rally in San Diego seven hours before the polls close to talk about fear? Hm.

Originally posted to withthelidoff on Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 02:46 PM PST.

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