Of course he's getting max money from big time players. I don't think he denies that. He does make a point of saying that he won't take anything from any lobby firm.
It's pretty typical of them. Attack the guy and then make fun of him as he lashes back.
Last edited by ink; 08-03-2008 at 02:35 PM.
People are beginning to view McCain as a liar. And that's a win for Obama because it detracts from McCain's reputation as a maverick. Meanwhile Obama gets to stay above the fray while building up a huge money lead. Come next month he's going to be able to unload that cash with a stream of TV ads that should give him the push he needs. Meanwhile, McCain's on pace to run out of cash before the Olympics.
(j/k, sorry I couldn't resist that one - )
But let's look at what McCain is really talking about:
That is the one, singular, solitary message he and his camp have been drumming for the past week/10 days or so.
Sorry, but no.
Meanwhile, what Obama is talking about - in the few spare chances he's had between defending himself from McCain's senseless, baseless, slimy attacks - is the real issues, but that's completely drowned out in the drone of the media as the networks lap up the McCain spin on Obama hook, line, and sinker. Yep, that same media that just loooooooovvvvvvves Obama.
How does that paint him as an "elitist?"
Is it because he wears $520 Italian designer shoes? Is it because he owns 6 vacation homes? Is it because his wife just helped push through a deal that gave her a little over $1 million in stock revenue while leading to thousands of layoffs in Saint Louis without giving it a second thought? Is it because he lets his family run up $500,000 monthly credit card debts?
Oh wait, that's John McCain...
And that brings this thread full circle back to OLD POLITICS ... exactly the kind of politics McCain insists on using ... despite his "progressive" reputation within the Republican party. Obama and his handlers have a challenge on their hands. Old politics - dirty politics - works or else no one would employ the tactics. What will Obama's strategic answer be?
Last edited by ink; 08-03-2008 at 10:37 PM.
What do you base that on?Originally Posted by ari1013
I saw that punch line coming.Originally Posted by ari1013
To what exactly?What will Obama's strategic answer be?
To the "he didn't visit soldiers" thing.....give a reason why you canceled the trip that holds water. He hasn't really done that.
To the "celebrity/moses" stuff....there's really nothing he can do about that. He plays into the "moses" stuff so well with some of the dopey things he's said.
He can always accept some town hall appearances with Jon Mccain. If he sticks to the issues in those...and Mccain is left with "You didn't visit soldiers" type stuff....it will look bad on Mccain. But there's a reason that Obama hasn't agreed to do that type of thing, and it's because he's scared. That's the only reason I can think of.