Monday, October 13, 2008

Care To Rephrase?

After slogging in the polls for weeks, today John McCain told a friendly crowd in the uber-conservative burg of Virginia Beach (better known as televangelist Pat Robertson’s HQ) the following:

“My friends, we’ve got them right where we want them.”

(With “them” referring to the Obama campaign.)

Immediately after hearing this quote, it struck me how many people throughout history have met their grisly deaths after saying it: General G.A. Custer, George Pickett, Davy Crockett, Marie Antoinette, et al.

Not to say that Team McCain is about to run headlong into a buzzsaw (yet). But when has anything good even come of someone bellowing such a line? It’s a karmic invitation to disaster.

Otherwise, in an effort to stem Obama’s sudden appeal in Virginia and North Carolina, McCain and Palin attended rallies in both states today where their poll numbers have sharply dropped on recent economic woes.

This means more bad news from Grampie and Caribou Barbie.

If forced spend its already limited time and effort defending territory it should already have locked up, how can Team McCain pay attention to the swing states it needs to go over the top?

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