After his campaign has suffered a brutal week—mostly due to its own ineptitude—I think John McCain and his staffers may be well on their way to irrelevance, as indicated by a stop in Minnesota today where McCain strangely claimed this election is now about voters deciding whether to put “country first, or Obama first.”
Senator, what the hell are you talking about?
First, you responded to Obama knocking your ostrich-like statement that “the fundamentals of our economy are strong” as Wall Street was short-circuiting behind you by claiming that he was attacking U.S. workers (he wasn’t, just as Obama never called Sarah Palin a “pig”), and now your sense of reality is cruising even deeper into Abe Simpson Country.
Further, your poll numbers are suddenly dropping, and your running mate’s once-powerful bloom is most definitely off her rose.
Either way, were the election to be held next week—and McCain should thank God it’s not—his campaign would be toast on a stick.