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October 1, 2008

McCains’s Honeymoon is Over

The honeymoon is over for the McCain campaign and the polls are beginning to show it, especially in states where it has been typically a Republican stronghold, like Florida and Virginia.  McCain has taken a calculated risk with his campaign several times within the last month he took on a virtual unknown with little experience that undermined his experience claim.  He and his new running mate have been telling and retelling the same half truths and lies that have been proven to be just that, yet continue on; McCain has flip flopped on his position about the economy, gambled his campaign by suspending it to make the Wall St. financial crisis all about him riding into town to rescue it, and simply did not perform as well as should have in the debate with Obama where he should have excelled because of his experience with foreign policy.

McCain has been taking too many risks with his campaign and has been demonstrating that he is ruled more by his emotions than by his intellect, which is a turn off to those who are undecided.  On the other hand, Obama is showing calm and restraint as things change in this fast paced campaign.

The election is may be a month off, but one is losing ground and the other is gaining and there really is not much time left before November fourth gets here.





    Comment by Betty — October 2, 2008 @ 1:40 am

  2. What experience did Abraham Lincoln have, by the way (one of the least experienced, but one of the best presidents)? And what about James Buchanan (one of the most experienced, but one of the worst presidents)?

    Experience, it seems, is overrated as a criteria for choosing a president. So, if experience is not a good indicator of performance, then what is? Perhaps *judgement* is. McCain, so far, appears to have shown poor judgement (in the eyes of the public), while Obama has shown much better judgement by going from an almost unknown to the front runner.

    And, no, it isn’t all just because of the media. Hillary had all of the media attention early, then Obama, and recently Palin. The media does have influence, but not as much as some would have you believe.

    We will see what happens on election day, but to any *thinking* person, experience is simply not the primary issue or else the polls would reflect that.

    Comment by Dean — October 2, 2008 @ 3:52 am

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