Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pre-Debate Thoughts

Heading into the final debate, we know that according to recent polls, Obama's ahead by either eight (Bloomberg/LA Times) or fourteen points (CBS/NYT).

We also know that after weeks of the most erratic campaign tactics this side of Daffy Duck '48, McCain has become the Angry Fuck candidate. McCain said in a radio interview that he will mention Ayers during the debate, and we'll see if that happens.

It will be interesting to see how Obama responds to whichever John McCain shows up. Does he bring up Rick Davis, McCain's campaign manager and lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie*? Or does he bring up William Timmons, McCain's Transition Chief and lobbyist for SADDAM "FREAKIN'" HUSSEIN**!

Or does he do neither and just handle it smoothly?

Tune in tonight to find out.

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More to come.

*All right, he owned the lobbyist firm that Fannie and Freddie paid for doing nothing.

**All right, former lobbyist.


Deni said...

Wow. That is a pretty damning article about McCain's transition guy. Why is it that shit that the Repubs do like that only gets scant attention and the entire country knows so much (false info) about Obama's casual relationship with Bill Ayers?

Verdant Earl said...

My current bugaboo is McCain's "friendship" with unrepentant, unapologetic "domestic terrorist" G. Gordon Liddy.

I saw this guy speak once about 23 years ago an it was the first time I ever felt I was in the same room with someone purely evil.

the beige one said...

Part of the reason, Deni, is that we don't have the group stamina it would take to keep up with the constant yelling.

Earl, what was the occasion for your visit with evil?