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Stopping the Hemorhage

That’s what McCain had to do last night….and I think he succeeded. Problem is, he’s still bleeding, but not as bad as before. The base got their attacks-though probably at the cost of a lot of independents and undecideds.

I really think McCain had his best debate of the three last night. Wasn’t a big fan of the section of personal attacks; once Schieffer brought it up, it became a free-for-all. That round went to McCain, only because he showed the fight that he should’ve been showing back over the summer. To his detriment, though, he should be showing that same tenacity towards some of the other issues. He shows it on military/national security/foreign policy matters, but everything else gets left behind.

And why the hell did he wait until the last debate to trot out the “I’m not Bush” line? His strategists should be fired for that. A whole lot, but WAAAY too late.

As for me…..still undecided. At this point, it’s a question of viability, and that door’s slowly closing…..




Written by Coby Dillard

October 16, 2008 at 9:06 am

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  1. Most voters are just now starting to pay attention. Rasmussen has McCain gaining a point, now down by only 4 in the daily tracking poll, and those results do not include last night’s debate.

    I think that McCain, taking his cue from the insta-famous “Joe the Plumber’ has found a winning attack against Obama with his desire to ‘spread the wealth around’ through higher taxes on the ‘wealthy.’ McCain said, ‘I want Joe to spread his wealth around.’

    I have been arguing this line since the campaign began and I think it will resonate with independents, small business owners and entrepreneurs who dream of larger success as they ‘put it (their money, time and sweat) all on the line.’

    The ‘Senator Government’ was a clever attack as well and could be used to McCain’s advantage. Obama and a Democrat majority in Congress will be able to grow the size and scope of government at will.

    Couple these two lines of attack with the fact that Obama has not kept his word on town-hall debates, public financing, and a host of other positions, and one should doubt the moderate, centrist positions that Obama has only recently claimed to support. A look a his record show him to be in lock step with his party and aligned with some far-left elements in the party that should make voters pause before pulling the lever for Obama.


    October 16, 2008 at 12:09 pm

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