McCain’s Virginia Beach Speech.
Below the fold is the advance copy of the speech that John McCain made today at Virginia Beach. It may disappoint those who wanted more red meat about Obama’s working relationship with an unrepentant domestic terrorist, or his ongoing links with organizations apparently devoted to voter registration fraud; it might distress those who wanted (and who thought that they were getting) a radical change in | Read More »
New RNC Ad.
Only partially because there’s something enjoyable about watching people go through the effort of registering for an account here for the express purpose of telling us how little a deal this issue is. (Via Hot Air)
Molotov cocktails. :pause: I don’t really need to go on, do I?
Leslie Brockette Leudtke and Kevin Carl Robinson – the two suspects – didn’t just happen to have incendiary devices in their car trunk. They had a plan. Via Protein Wisdom Pub: Pair arrested after large McCain sign torched in Sellwood yard PORTLAND, Ore. – Authorities have arrested two men after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a 4-foot by 8-foot campaign sign for Republican presidential | Read More »
Barack Obama, Race-Baiter.
Or are your internal polls telling you something? H/T Hot Air Skip to the end, where he informs the audience that they will not be “hoodwinked” or “bamboozled.” Sound familiar? Of course it does: he pulled the same trick against Hillary Clinton in South Carolina, as well-known VRWC rag The New Republic reported at the time: His use of the phrase is resonant. It comes | Read More »
Meanwhile, McCain starts naming names on Fannie / Freddie.
The thing that should worry Democrats is that the crowd recognizes those names. Link: The Internet is a quicksilver medium, and it rewards quicksilver ways of thought. Perfectly reasonable of it to do that, of course. But the Internet is not real. It is simply the grandest intangible tool that has ever been conceived of by the mind of Man. Let him who hath eyes | Read More »
New McCain Ad: Ayers, Obama, and a punch in the face.
Right now, this is a web ad: It’s not going to stay one: it’s actually 90 seconds and has the McCain “I approved this message” added on, which means that (as Ed notes) you should expect to see it in TV ads pretty, pretty soon. Ed also notes that this is going to guarantee that we’re going to hear about it in the debate: Obama | Read More »
Back to the salt mines.
Ed Morrissey attempts to shame me by reminding us that debates aren’t supposed to be exciting: Real debates don’t make good public spectacles. High school debates don’t get held at stadiums or gymnasiums on Friday nights in front of massive crowds. The bands do not conduct halftime shows and cheerleaders do not appear, unless coincidentally a cheerleader is a member of the debate squad. There | Read More »
My preliminary reaction: positions unchanged.
[UPDATE]: One other thought, as triggered by something I saw over NRO: ye gods but were those questions dull. McCain got some good shots in with Fannie/Freddie, Obama got a good moment or two betraying the progressives over nuclear power, offshore drilling, and Israel; I’ll give the closing statement to McCain, but Obama humanizes amazingly when he’s talking about his wife. No insanely bad howlers | Read More »
Can you do a better job than this ad?
Link, via AoSHQ If you can, go for it! If you can’t, pass this one along.
Rep. Shays (R) goes after Congress (D)…
Good stuff, if you’re a policy wonk. Via Hot Air: Obviously, the Democrats are not going to want to talk about the way that they caused the subprime meltdown by refusing to regulate Fannie/Freddie – especially since they have a Presidential candidate who’s down there in the muck with the rest of them, right down to the brazen-faced lying and cowardly abandonment of responsibility. Just | Read More »
If you missed it: part of McCain’s Albuquerque speech.
Going to be a fun debate tomorrow. Assuming, of course, that Obama has the guts to address this head-on. Well, if he doesn’t – that’ll be fun, too.
BREAKING: The Gloves are well and truly off on Fannie Mae.
In a statement obtained by RedState, Sen. John McCain today will lay plain the crisis on Wall Street – not to mention Main Street – firmly on the narrow shoulders of those who caused it in the first place: the Democratic Party in general, and Senator Barack Obama in particular. He’s going to talk about it all. Here’s a taste: Senator Obama has accused me | Read More »
How do we know that Senator Obama doesn’t care about the Keating 5?
Because he’s brought in Senator John Glenn to stump for his campaign, that’s why. Rock the early vote When the astronaut made way for the Boss on the Oval, 10,000 people roared in unison, “Bruuuuce!” “You don’t get introduced by John Glenn every day,” Bruce Springsteen said, breaking into an impromptu version of Mr. Spaceman. For those too young to remember, Senator Glenn – who | Read More »
And let us start our Monday with a punch in the face.
Further commentary unneeded, except of course to note that Obama could probably salvage things here by retracting the comment and apologi… HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Yeah, like that’s going to happen.
The Saturday Night Live Bailout Clip.
Because Allahpundit’s right: there’s an audience for a full and frank discussion on this one. But, hey: keep the focus on this. Make McCain, Palin, and the rest of us reluctantly talk about how your Party got us into this mess, and how your instinctual first reaction to encountering a disgraced Fannie/Freddie executive is apparently to offer him or her a job. We don’t mind. | Read More »
So you want the GOP to go whale on the Democrats…
And, yeah. The Democrats messed it up. They messed it up real good, to the point where we’ll get the usual rash of commenters who’ll sign up solely to tell us that thesituationisverycomplicatedandyoucantputtheblameonanyonepartyorpersonespecially OBAMAOBAMAOBAMAOBAMAexcusemeinervousticthere… after they see that I’ve posted this. But I digress. So, you want to go there? Then go here to RightChange.com and see what they have to say. Here’s a taste: | Read More »
Breaking: RNC raised $66 million last month.
RNC shatters monthly fundraising record The RNC raised nearly $66 million in September, breaking its all-time record. Committee spokesman Alex Conant credited the haul to the strength of John McCain and Sarah Palin. I don’t have the RNC’s cash-on-hand – yet – but I can tell you that my notes tell me that the RNC had 76.5 million COH at the beginning of September and | Read More »
“Barack Obama: We’ll never forget what’s-his-name”
It’s their title: I’m merely the one repeating it with malice aforethought. See also The New York Post.
Well, *that* was a relief.
Sorry: I got comprehensively shut down on the internet about 40 minutes in, so you all had to lose my deathless prose. Such as it was. First impressions: Obama was prepared, but not comfortable – and he got less and less comfortable as the debate went on. There were at least two or three times where he tried to needle McCain, and about four or | Read More »
And as we get ready for the debate…
Remind me never to wish for a shakeup in the race ever again. You’d think that I’d have learned my lesson in 2000, when I hoped that the election wouldn’t be the usual “we all knew the answer by 9 PM” lopsided victory. Clearly, somebody listens to my errant whims – and, yes, that worries me, too. But seriously: this is going to be different; | Read More »