Tuesday, September 30, 2008

McLame Duck

An interview with McCain on Fox News, from crooksandliars.com:

Q: Barack Obama already has a proposal to revive negotiations. He wants to increase the amount of money guaranteed by the FDIC of 100 to 250K . What would Sen, John McCain do? Well let’s ask him. Sen. McCain, your serve. Barack Obama has made a bold move.
(Silence and blinking from McCain) McCain: Uh, I, I uhhh talked with the President this morning….

He looked like he was not prepared for that. And then he was forced to admit that he did not save the day when he suspended his campaign last Thursday and went to DC to whip the Republicans to vote for the bail out. He was supposed to be the savior.

Q: So Senator are you saying that you went back to get more Republicans on board so then you are in favor of voting yes yesterday. And in essence then going back…

McCain: Oh, Absolutely.

Q: OK, well then going back last week—did not change enough Republicans minds.

McCain: No, it didn’t change enough Republican minds. We’re going to have to change enough Republican and Democrats minds…

So McCain is not in control of his party. I guess Newt Gingrich really is running things over there.

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reported this morning that conservatives may have been taking their marching orders from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who “was whipping against this up until the last minute” — despite issuing a statement supporting the bill as the vote was taking place…read on

That’s very scary for a number of reasons…


nm in mn said...

What about the 20 dems that failed to support it, when it failed by 12? Maybe Obama should have tried to get their support for it?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, except Obama didn't "suspend" his campaign to ride into town to get it passed, nor did he stake his "presidential" bona fides on it or lecture his opponent on "phoning it in."

nm in mn said...

I understand, and not to start a political war on E's site, but the argument that all Repubs did not vote McCains's way, and therefore he was a bad leader is flawed. If he at least convinced some, and helped in someway, that is fine.
I think the bigger issue is the 20 dems that helped (since repubs also could have gotten it done) sink the vote. Obama, as the leader of his party (forget Pelosi....) could have done more. That's all I am saying.

I agree the "suspending the campaign" was pathetic. He could have done what he did without suspending anything.