Friday, October 24, 2008

Candidate of Change

I saw this headline on Yahoo:

Biden dismisses McCain's claim he's the candidate of change

I can just imagine McCain muttering to himself - what does Biden mean? Let's see - I've changed on torture, the Bush tax cuts, Roe v. Wade, campaign finance reform, Jerry Falwell, the Confederate flag, Grover Norquist, the Martin Luther King holiday, off-shore drilling, immigration policy....Just how much do I have to change to be the candidate of change?????????

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PS: this weekend's NYT magazine has a long story on the McCain campaign. McCain's campaign chief
Rick Davis told me in September, "The worst scenario for Obama is if he winds up running against the McCain of 2000," an authentic independent.


Exactly McCain's problem: if he wasn't such a changed candidate, if he had maintained his independence over the last eight years, he'd probably have a healthy lead in the polls. That assumes, of course, that the Republican base would have nominated him.

1 comment:

Angry African said...

Hope we get the change we want and need... McCain 2000 = Obama 2008?