j) If actual undecided voters who watched the debate favored Obama, as this CBS poll suggests, is that because, after the events of the past week, they were just looking for Obama to pass a threshold test? Add if that's the case, how would McCain now be doing if he'd just gone ahead and had this debate, and done as well as he did, without pulling The Stunt first? (Whether you think McCain's trip to Washington helped or hurt the chances of resolving the current financial crisis, it seems clear he could have gone to D.C. and had whatever influence he had without trying to delay the debate. Think how good that would have looked.) ... 7:43 P.M. link
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Refs Dream They're Being Worked: When McCain's campaign attacks the press, he's not "working the refs." That implies McCain's strategists still care how the "refs" make calls. I think it's pretty clear they're doing something else (and they're perfectly happy if the refs keep making calls against them). ... P.S.: Of course the MSM "refs" like to think McCain's "working the refs," because that implies they're worth working--that their refereeing role is still all-important (as opposed to their role as, say, a totemic focus of political, class and cultural resentment!)... 3:50 P.M. link
The Palin-lovin' conservatives at GetDrunk on the McCain bailout/debate delay maneuver:
Not that anybody asked us, but we think this is nonsense.
P.S.: If McCain is driving pro-Obama pundits crazy, what has he done to Newt Gingrich?
"This is the greatest single act of responsibility ever taken by a presidential candidate ...."
[He's done nothing. Gingrich was always an excitable megalomaniac--ed Correct answer!] 3:08 P.M.