Will McCain Fight?
One of the points the McCain Campaign has is that McCain is the only guy on the ticket who has ever actually fought for us. That’s nice, but what we really need is for him to fight now. This 3rd presidential debate is perhaps his last chance to change this election.
Here’s what I think McCain needs to do to really fight for us in this last presidential debate:
He needs bring up the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, Acorn, and how Obama has been part and parcel his entire career in bringing us to the financial crisis. He needs to bring up the Born Alive Infant Protection Act and ask Obama why he killed it, and why he lied about why he killed it. Each one of these would be a headline grabber. The press would have to report on Obama’s time with the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, his connections with ACORN, and the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
He needs to point out how Obama proposals, his “tax cuts”, would reverse Welfare Reform of the 90′s.
McCain needs to call Obama a Socialist. I’d prefer Liberal Fascist, but Socialist is good too.
McCain needs attack Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Say that after the markets are steady that he’d make sure they became smaller and smaller until they could be dissolved without disrupting the market.
He needs to attack the Community Reinvestment Act that created the housing bubble. Follow that up with how ACORN was behind the 1995 modifications that made it lethal, how Obama is connected with ACORN, and how Obama as a lawyer sued banks to make those sub-prime loans.
McCain needs to flip on ANWR and explicitly advocate an all of the above energy policy. That’s not just oil and clean coal, but also oil sands, oil shale, natural gas. That’s not just building more nuclear power plants, but also oil refineries. That’s not just investing in alternative energy, but also having a Manhattan Project to develop new alternatives such as the room temperature super conductor. Then link how that such a policy would bring down the price of gas, create jobs, and keep more money in this country. He should say that the price of gas would go below $2 a gallon with such a policy. With three weeks left to go it is not too late to own the energy issue.
McCain should not say ‘Maverick’ or ‘my friends’ more then 5 times each. We know already.
He need not go on about bipartisanship either. Now is not the time to be bipartisan.
Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re going to get any of that. McCain said that he’d rather loose an election then loose a war, but does he realize that it’s not an either or choice? I’m not sure. McCain will be McCain. That is a constant.
Will McCain fight? I don’t know. McCain hasn’t fought very hard in either of the past two debates. While I want him to fight, I do not expect him to do so.