In light of the failure of the bailout bill to pass the House, McCain needs to come out forcefully on this issue. He really needs to make this issue his — not just for his campaign but because his failure to act could be disastrous. We already saw that the failure of the bailout caused the Dow to fall more than 700 points. Clearly something most be done. So I propose that McCain make the following statement: (more…)
Archive for September, 2008
Today McCain announced that he would suspend campaigning so that he can work on the financial crisis bailout plan. This move called Harry Reid’s bluff after he made the following comment: “We need, now, the Republicans to start producing some votes for us. We need the Republican nominee for president to let us know where he stands and what we should do.” (more…)
I happen to think that McCain did quite well last night. Obviously, I am biased since I am a supporter but I still think I’m right. In general, it was very positive — this country is the best in the world, we can do anything we set our minds to, etc. I think it is a great contrast to the tone of many of Obama’s speeches: this country is on the wrong track, we are worse off now than ever, less safe than ever, etc. McCain’s speech still conveyed that we have work to do but emphasized that there is no question we will be able to do it: “it’s an ambitious plan, but Americans are ambitious by nature, and we’ve faced greater challenges. It’s time for us to show the world again how Americans lead.”
So McCain has picked a woman as his vice presidential nominee. Shouldn’t that be a watershed event for women everywhere? Well, of course not. For women on the left, Palin’s pick means only one thing — McCain chose her solely because he wanted to try to win over the female vote, and especially the disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters. “But not just any woman will do” they shout! “How could McCain think that we are all so stupid that we will simply vote for him now that he chose a female as his vice presidental nominee?” they ask. I am astonished by this reaction. Isn’t it possible that McCain actually chose Palin because she was what he was looking for in a running mate? Oh wait, that can’t be it. He’s a Republican. And Republicans are misoginistic and bigoted, right?