Posts tagged ‘Election 08’
Daniel Gross of Slate writes about 3 days that he says killed McCain’s campaign in an excellent and to-the-point essay last night. I think he’s exactly right – but I think he left out one very important date that crippled the campaign: August 29th.
On August 29th, John McCain announced his first “presidential” decision – the choice of a running mate. While the shiny new wrapper was impressive for a couple of weeks, it did not last. As Gross says of September 15th, this date was also a twin killer. First, the thought of the uninformed, power-abusing, bible-thumping, ultra-right-winger as the President of the USA hurt the campaign. Because this decision was John’s, and John’s alone, it also reflects very poorly on his judgement and decision makig process.
His other 3 dates were also disasterous: Proclaiming the economy is still strong, halting his campaign but accomplishing nothing, and using the 3rd debate to regail voters with the economic insight of Joe Wurzelbacher.
September 24, 2008
The Day John McCain Lost the Election
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WASHINGTON – The number of homeowners ensnared in the foreclosure crisis grew by more than 70 percent in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2007, according to data released Thursday.
By the end of the year, properties for sale in the U.S. expects more than a million bank-owned properties to have piled up on the market, representing around a third of all
GOP spends $150,000 for Palin’s wardrobe in September
Most of it (over 75%) was spent in 2 massive shopping sprees: The expenses include $75,062 spent at Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis Minn., and $41,850 in St. Louis in early September. (That’s $117,000 in 2 shopping trips – that’s the cost of a house).
The GOP spent $4,700 for her makeup and hair styling (just in September). I wonder if her donors knew they were supporting her makeup requirements when they wrote their checks.
Today 5 major papers from 5 major US markets announced endorsements for the presidential race. The papers were from New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The Chicago and DC papers are nationally known as “Conservative” papers. I think you can see where this is going:
The idea of “leadership” must include knowledge, learnedness and insight.
Let’s look at the educational background of your two options:
Occidental College – Two years.
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a specialization in International Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
(J.D. is a doctor of law, the legal counterpart to M.D.)
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy – Class rank 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in journalism
Now, which team are you going to hire ?