McCain's Small Victory

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Sept. 29 2008 4:52 AM

McCain's Small Victory

We want game-changing! We didn't get it.

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Backfill: See also William Galston's "message" memo from last week, which also touches on Obama's non-crisp style of communicating. 

**--Or maybe Weisberg has sources, knows the real slogan, and doesn't want to give it away. ...10:44 P.M. link

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Priorities: McCain pledges to present a 'comprehensive immigration reform' plan  to Congress (i.e. including some form of amnesty) "the first day" in office. ..

Update: He's so desperate he's pandering in English! Speaking before "a largely Irish-American crowd,"  McCain focuses on "50,000 Irish men and women who are in this country illegally at this time," promising them a "path to citizenship"

I want to assure you that we will enact comprehensive immigration reform ...

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Does the GOP base "get the message" yet? ... Progress! Note pro-Dem blog Think Progress eschewing official bipartisan euphemisms and calling it "amnesty."  ....[Tks. to J.S.] 10:27 A.M.

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McCain wants to fire Chris Cox as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission and appoint ... Andrew Cuomo, under whose leadership the federal  

Department of Housing and Urban Development damaged several New York neighborhoods when it permitted scam artists to bilk the government out of federally secured mortgage and construction loans in the late 1990's.

Seems like just the right man to solve the toxic mortgage crisis. ... P.S.: This wasn't a tiny fraud. It was a quarter-billion dollar scandal that severely disrupted the redevelopment of Harlem, among other places, by gumming up the market. But hey, it was non-profit fraud! ... Apparently, McCain's not just going populist left. He's going irresponsible, opportunist populist left. ... More Cuomo embarrassments here and here ("Mr. Cuomo's complaints that [a primary opponent] was not aggressive in investing state pension money in concerns that would further social causes, like affordable housing.") ... See also Wayne Barrett (alleging that as HUD secretary Cuomo pushed Fannie Mae into the subprime market) ... Note to my conservative friends: Hope Palin's worth it! ... 12:30 A.M. link