The Most Bizarre Campaign

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    Sep 25, 2008 1:21 AM GMT

    Just when you thought it couldn't get more BIZARRE:

    John McCain wants to [now] postpone the VP debates too!

    What's next? Postpone the election as well?

    He, his running mate, his campaign and his Republican party are spinning out of control before the eyes of the nation and world ... and are about to crash and burn.

    Its tragic.
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    Sep 25, 2008 2:22 AM GMT
    Just goes to show that they aren't ready to run the country, and they should not be voted for. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 25, 2008 2:36 AM GMT
    Bringing Palin in was a good try, but compared to some other countries, we haven't seen anything even close to bizarre.
    No porn stars.
    No mud wrestling.
    No sex change operations.
    No bribes (at least not to us)
    No alien abductions.
    Heck, not even a parachute jump.

    A little better entertainment for our campaign dollars, please.
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    Sep 25, 2008 2:46 AM GMT
    Mickey Edwards, Princeton lecturer and former Republican congressman had this to say about McCain's desire to postpone the debates:

    "Oh, brother. What idiot came up with this stunt?

    It ranks somewhere on the stupidity scale between plain silly and numbingly desperate.

    McCain and Obama are both members of the senate and they're both able to help craft a solution if they wish to do so without putting the presidential campaign on hold; after all, I'm sure congressional leaders would be willing to accept their calls if they have some important insights to impart.

    And while one of them will eventually become President, neither one is president yet, nor is either one a member of the congressional leadership; I'm confident that somehow the administration and the other 533 members of Congress will be able to muddle through without tapping into the superior wisdom and intellect of their nominees.

    Sorry, John; it really sounds like you're afraid to debate. This sounds like the sort of ploy we used to use in junior high school elections."


  • EricLA

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    Sep 25, 2008 7:24 AM GMT
    I think postponing the Presidential debate and moving to next week is for the SOLE purpose of canceling the VP debate altogether. A poll in the last couple of days by Wall Street Journal (a CONSERVATIVE paper) and NBC revealed 49% of Americans said Palin is not "qualified to be president if the need arises." And then she was interviewed by Katie Couric on CBS News tonight and she tried to suggest McCain fought for increased regulation in the 20+ years in the senate, and Katie asked for specifics a couple of times, and Palin was stumped. She looked BAD. You can see the clip here:

    http://www.americablog.com/2008/09/this-is-why-mccain-canceled-debates.html
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    Sep 25, 2008 8:05 AM GMT
    B787 saidJohn McCain wants to [now] postpone the VP debates too!
    Heh. I think she is still in foreign policy school .. she should learn quick though .. she is faster than a speeding subpoena!
  • GQjock

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    Sep 25, 2008 10:54 AM GMT
    She didn't sound too swift during Katie Couric's interview

    and Katie was mostly throwin softballs
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    Sep 25, 2008 11:21 AM GMT
    Can I get a shout out when McCain wins? Doubt it, but hey gotta try.

    Both Pelosi and Reid challenged McCain to come back to Washington to cast a vote. (See MSNBC, WSJ. New york Times, et al)

    He decided to do it because, as Harry Reid said, this was the equivalent of 9/11 on our economy. It was wrong, according to Reid and Pelosi, to keep campaigning, during this hard time.

    He is still a Senator as is Obama, and maybe it does not matter to anyone else, but they were elected to be Senators and make decisions during hard times and campaigns.

    This, apparently, is a huge decision for Congress to make, $700 billion. McCain said fuck the election, I am a Senator, voted by my electorate, to make hard decisions. I will be there.

    Obama said, well, if you really need me, I will show up.

    That is the leadership we need, Obama. Thanks.
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    Sep 25, 2008 11:56 AM GMT
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  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 25, 2008 12:07 PM GMT
    Triggerman said, "Obama said, well, if you really need me, I will show up.

    That is the leadership we need, Obama. Thanks."


    Liars aren't part of God's Plan. Can you back this up to the remotest inkling of the truth?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 25, 2008 12:12 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidCan I get a shout out when McCain wins? Doubt it, but hey gotta try.





    You won't have the opportunity since he won't win... and I agree, I doubt it
    and you can try, but it won't be reality.

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    Sep 25, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    I find it strange that McGay and others tend to respond, when they can't respond...with silly graphics. So be it.

    I would think that others would want a response, a well reasoned response to a question that I may have raised. And they deserve as much.

    Instead, my opponents argue for a bit, then concede that they cannot argue ideas with ideas, which is the hallmark of a great democracy, and more importantly, the test of great ideas. Great ideas do not live alone in the heads that think them,, they live out there in the marketplace of great ideas to be tested by the best minds out there.....oh well, the best minds out there are mediocre and hide behind graphics.

    Not my loss....

    Society becomes dumber because it not only cannot come up with ideas, it can't even debate them. Play Grand Theft Auto, and become the dumbest society America has ever produced. Wow. You can steal a car in a virtual world. Impressive.
  • coolarmydude

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    Sep 25, 2008 12:24 PM GMT
    Triggerman said, "I find it strange that McGay and others tend to respond, when they can't respond...with silly graphics. So be it.

    I would think that others would want a response, a well reasoned response to a question that I may have raised. And they deserve as much.

    Instead, my opponents argue for a bit, then concede that they cannot argue ideas with ideas, which is the hallmark of a great democracy, and more importantly, the test of great ideas. Great ideas do not live alone in the heads that think them,, they live out there in the marketplace of great ideas to be tested by the best minds out there.....oh well, the best minds out there are mediocre and hide behind graphics.

    Not my loss....

    Society becomes dumber because it not only cannot come up with ideas, it can't even debate them. Play Grand Theft Auto, and become the dumbest society America has ever produced. Wow. You can steal a car in a virtual world. Impressive."


    How "uppity" and "elitist" of you!
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    Sep 25, 2008 12:57 PM GMT
    TriggerManI find it strange that McGay and others tend to respond, when they can't respond...with silly graphics. So be it.

    I would think that others would want a response, a well reasoned response to a question that I may have raised. And they deserve as much.


    What "question" did you raise? You made an assertion that is purely political and McGay's response takes, basically, the form of a political cartoon. (And images are part of the fun of the Internets.)

    I don't know about Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi asking McCain to come to Washington to cast a vote. But I don't see that as the issue the OP has raised. The question is whether he can cast a vote and also engage in debate. Harry Reid explicitly said he does not believe the debate Friday should be postponed. He has also questioned the value of turning the bailout discussion into part of the presidential political process.

    From the Hill:

    "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to comment, while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) issued a statement saying the presidential debate on Friday should go forward. He said it would not be helpful to inject presidential politics into the negotiations House and Senate members and the administration are now undertaking on the bailout plan."
    http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/democrats-say-mccains-move-a-stunt-2008-09-24.html

    From the NY Times:

    "Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader, said Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama should not return to Washington and inject presidential politics into the bailout negotiations.

    “We need leadership, not a photo op,” a statement issued by Mr. Reid said."

    The article does quote McCain saying that Reid earlier encouraged him to come to DC to make a vote.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/25/us/politics/25campaign.html?hp


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    Sep 25, 2008 1:09 PM GMT
    Tigger, we're even. I find your posts hysterical. Coincidence? Gootchie gootchie goo.

    A picture's worth 1000 words. I'm sorry if the words you're getting from the graphics I post aren't monosyllabic. If you cannot glean the meaning of the picture, even though I believe a 3rd grader would, just use your imagination. You've proven fairly adept at that already.