What I find most amazing about all of these attacks made by the McCain campaign is that he is actually the one making all of the attacks. When Obama hits McCain on these sort of side issues, he is almost never the one to actually do it. One of his higher profile surrogates is usually the one to actually make the attack, but John McCain has absolutely no problem spouting off about wanting to keep this campaign civil and high-minded in one breath while making an absurd attack on Obama in the next.
What I do worry about is whether the press will eventually stop taking it easy on McCain and actually start reporting on the astonishingly hypocritical campaign that McCain is running.
Who is she negotiating with? Obama doesn't have the power to force the press to stop calling some voters racist, he doesn't even have the power to reform the nominating process.
Senator Clinton has known for weeks that this day would come, she had all the time in the world to prepare to drop out and endorse Obama. The fact that she has not done so yet, and has instead continued to take shots at Obama and rile up her supporters, speaks volumes about her character.
She hasn't conceded yet because once she does, her leverage disappears. Its clear she wants something, even if its not clear what that something is.
She should continue running for weeks after having lost the nomination? How does that make any sense?
She should have been speaking like she did today at least 2 or 3 weeks ago. When it became clear after Indiana and North Carolina, she should have completely changed the tone and demeanor of her campaign instead of waiting until he technically clinched the nomination.
Her speech last night did nothing to soften her ardent supporters opinion of Obama. In fact, it further enraged them by continuing the play the disenfranchisement card and only served to make herself seem more important. Any chance she had at being VP was probably lost during her speech last night, and whatever chance remains diminishes every hour she continues this charade.
Yeah, he is really going to struggle to not get killed. McCain being out of the news for the most part the last couple of months has actually been good for him. Now that the press is turning their attention to the general election, and as more and more soundbytes come out of the back and forth between Obama and McCain, I have to believe his numbers are going to drop off.
Right now most people's opinion of John McCain is based off of years of positive coverage after the 2000 primaries. Once people see that this is not the same maverick that ran in 2000, and they see just how old and out of it he comes across in his speeches, Obama should be able to open up a pretty sizable lead.
While McCain is certainly terrible at delivering prepared remarks, he is still quite effective at these town hall meetings. His campaign is attempting to force Obama to abandon these large rallies, where Obama shines, and face McCain in a venue that plays to his only strength.
McCain knows that if the public judges the two candidates mostly on prepared remarks and staged debates, he is going to look terrible. So its a smart move by his campaign, and I imagine the Obama campaign will try to change the format to something that resembles the old Lincoln-Douglas debates. Doing that would allow Obama to basically deliver his stump speech in every town, which of course is head and shoulders above anything McCain has come up with.
In what was probably Hillary's last chance to show any amount of class, she once again failed miserably. Even if you don't think Obama meant the incredibly positive statements about Hillary, at least he was classy enough to speak them. Hillary once again used her spotlight to continue to make everything about her. She couldn't resist making multiple comments meant to rile up her most ardent supporters, even at the expense of the Democratic Party and the nominee.
So you're proud of being a part of a scene "in which Larry Sinclair, the Minnesota man who took to YouTube to allege that Barack Obama had oral sex with him in the back of a limousine in 1999, is one of the belles of the ball."
The RBC didn't steal any delegates from Hillary. She was awarded no delegates from both Michigan and Florida, so they were never her delegates in the first place. You can argue all you want about whether it was technically allowed under DNC rules, but the fact is, the DNC is not a democratic government, its not unconstitutional or illegal. Feel free to protest at the convention as well, after today Hillary supporters can't look much worse. . .
Do I really need to quote Hillary's "If you can't stand the heat. . ."? Considering how ridiculous Hillary has acted over the last 4 months, she frankly deserved to lose more delegates. Obama had the votes, and if the tables were turned she certainly would have gone for the 50/50 split in Michigan.
Obviously your revisionist history and completely illogical arguments are pretty transparent at this point, but I have to say that after watching the actions of Hillary supporters today at the meetings, I feel ashamed to be a Democrat. I sincerely hope you are not proud of the behavior of many Clinton supporters before, during, and after the meetings.