Denial is just a river in Egypt

via Pajamas Media » Ten Reasons Why McCain Could Still Win

Can’t blame him for trying

John McCain has an interactive part of his website that allows his supporters — and others — to make signs. Here’s one result:

don't tax me for working hard

I am trying hard for the FAIL

Voter registration fraud: fact edition

via TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Irony Alert: GOP Political Consultant Arrested For Voter Registration Fraud

Arrests for voter registration fraud connected to Democrats: 0

Arrests for voter registration fraud connected to Republicans: 1

Arrests for voter fraud (overall): 0

Most people have rejected this ACORN, Ayers, and Wright nonsense as irrelevant. The only people who care are the McCain campaign, Faux News, and talk radio.

McCain’s living in dreamland

via CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive – McCain to supporters: ‘You’re angry, and I’m angry too’ « – Blogs from

McCain insists anger isn’t directed at Obama? After his campaign deliberately uses Barack Hussein Obama in speeches, and his supporters spout rabidly paranoid invective about blood lines, Arabs, and terrorists? After all the negative advertising? Who’s he kidding?

And what’s this about turning Washington upside down? He’s had 26 years. What makes you think that he would do it in the next 4? I think Washington, and specifically this campaign, has turned him upside down.

McCain’s cognitive dissonance

via Daily Kos: 100 Percent Negative

It seems McCain has pulled out of the race, at least mentally. While his campaign airs 100% negative ads calling Obama “dishonorable,” “dangerous,” and “risky,” he tells his audiences (correctly) that Obama is deserving of respect and that people shouldn’t be scared of a Obama presidency.

His message is incongruent. So here’s my crazy proposition to McCain:

  1. Kick Sarah Palin and her fringe hooligans to the curb. Buy Steve Schmidt and Tucker Bounds a one-way ticket far, far away from Washington, DC. Call Romney or Pawlenty with a big apology and open arms.
  2. Make a public speech apologizing to Obama about the awful tone of the campaign since the Republican convention.
  3. Make a pledge to campaign clean, just as the McCain of 2000.
  4. Pull all the ads he has up right now and replace them with positive ones that explain his plan for handling our current problems. (Extra step: make sure there is a plan.) Make sure they are not “bomb bomb bomb Iran.”
  5. Same with the stump speeches.

Can he make this election close? Gosh darnit, you betcha! If he does the above and makes it real.

Owning your $#!+

via MyDD :: McCain Defends Obama At Campaign Event

McCain does the right thing at this event, and gets booed for it. Good on McCain for an act of courage and doing the right thing, and I hope that he sees what his campaign has done.

Second presidential debate, McCain’s word cloud

Word cloud for McCain

Word cloud for McCain