Sunday, September 14, 2008

John McMunchausen

John McCain has gone native Repuke: he'll do and say anything to win.

Ben Smith's Blog: Brian Rogers doesn't care what I think -
Jonathan Martin, a day ahead of today's stories deploring McCain's false claims, explains why the McCain campaign doesn't care:
McCain seems to have made a choice that many politicians succumb to but that he had always promised to avoid — he appears ready to do whatever it takes to win, even it if soils his reputation.

“We recognize it’s not going to be 2000 again,” McCain spokesman Brian Rogers said, alluding to the media’s swooning coverage of McCain’s ill-fated crusade against then-Gov. George W. Bush and the GOP establishment. “But he lost then. We’re running a campaign to win. And we’re not too concerned about what the media filter tries to say about it.”

CORRECTION: The headline of this item initially said Rogers doesn't care what you think. As Rogers emails to point out, he in fact does care what you think. He doesn't care what I think. (Though the fact that he emailed may undermine his point a bit.)
All the negative press the now defrocked Saint McCain has been getting lately leads me to believe that his campaign has definitely jumped the shark and that they have nowhere to go from here but down. Not just down as in, "to hell," but "in a handbasket," as in ever-sinking poll numbers. McCain's hectoring of the media is turning his former "base" against him; this can only lead to increasingly negative press and an even more truculent response from the McCain campaign. One hopes this negative reinforcement will continue, resulting in an ineluctable hull breach. But there is always upper management to contend with, and they may yet pull another MSNBC and move to stifle criticism of McCain's increasingly absurd comedy of a campaign. Plus the MSM pussies hate to have their pencils broken. It ain't over 'til we can put lipstick on Karl Rove.

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