McCain’s Wisconsin Victory Speech Remarks
"I will fight every moment of every day in this campaign to make sure Americans are not deceived by an eloquent but empty call for change that promises no more than a holiday from history and a return to the false promises and failed policies of a tired philosophy that trusts in government more than people. Our purpose is to keep this blessed country free, safe, prosperous and proud. And the changes we offer to the institutions and policies of government will reflect and rely upon the strength, industry, aspirations and decency of the people we serve."
And when he said proud, do you think he might have been referring to a rather injudicious statement by Mrs. Obama? See below.
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McCain vs Obama...Cindy vs Michelle, That Is
It started innocuously enough. Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic candidate Barack Obama, D-Ill., was talking about her husband’s message of hope. "What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback," she said at a rally Monday in Milwaukee. "It is making a comeback and let me tell you something," she continued, "for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country."... It got some mention on political blogs, but not much more than that. Until another political wife - Cindy McCain - put in her two cents. "I'm proud of my country," McCain said Tuesday, during an introduction of her husband, the Arizona senator and soon-to-be nominee of the Republican party, John McCain. "I don’t know about you, if you heard those words earlier, I’m very proud of my country."
Which of those statements do you think will "resignate" in the hearts of American voters?
Bit in His Teeth (by Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo)
Some time a week or so ago I read an article about the Obama-McCain relationship (send me the link?). And the gist was that the antagonism between these two men (at least from McCain's side) isn't something cooked up to order for this campaign. This goes all the way back to when Obama showed up in the senate. And it seems to come down to a sense of 'I've been working at this my whole life and who the f--k is this Obama kid?'
A McCain cabinet could bear shades of Teddy Roosevelt
Democrats already are regularly attacking John McCain for offering what they characterize as a third George W. Bush term. But a new Theodore Roosevelt presidency might be closer to the mark.
Never mind that Teddy Roosevelt was a progressive. Never mind that he QUIT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY! But against a guy who looks like a kid, anything is possible.
RNC donor event outlines Obama attack plan
Focusing on Barack Obama’s "inexperience" and "undisciplined messaging" are two ways to ensure that the senator from Illinois doesn’t get to be president, according to honchos at the Republican National Committee.
Judging Hillary's Experience (by Marie Coco, Washington Post Writers’ Group)
Fresh-face-for-the-future versus failed-policies-of-the-past is an easy, if not automatic, choice for these times, the thinking goes. The prescription may well involve a large dose of wishful thinking. It ignores, in particular, the difficulty that Obama has had attracting support from older Democrats, who have routinely supported Clinton... [M]any of them tend to fit the profile of the original Reagan Democrats. Some of them, in fact, were Reagan Democrats who have since returned to the fold. The men, especially, have little discomfort in switching parties in the general election, particularly when national security issues come to the fore. Many of them are military veterans, and they may instinctively trust McCain on national security, even if they have soured on the Iraq War.
And they will not hesitate to vote Republican again, as Froma Harrop told us, when they compare the resumes of McCain and Obama.