Sunday, October 26, 2008

So What Kills A Campaign?

Race baiting. Lies. Nasty campaigning. Basically all of the things the McCain campaign did. Even Fox News has declared John McCain a lost cause. What is amazing is that it isn't anything that he did. It wasn't his lies about Barack Obama, it wasn't his misguided notion that people are "fundamentals", it wasn't the GOP spending over $150,000 to dress Sarah Palin as a "hockey mom", and it wasn't any of his scandals finally biting him in the ass. It wasn't any of the things we had expected. It was a misguided, nut job named Ashley Todd that carved a backwards "B" on her face that did him in. Maybe next time she won't use a mirror when she carves initials on to her face? But seriously, the Mayor and his buddies at Fox news have been pooh-poohing the lousy poll numbers and citing some dubious polls to make things seem winnable for the Mayor.

But now, John Moody, executive vice president at Fox News, commented on his blog that "this incident could become a watershed event in the 11 days before the election. If Ms. Todd's allegations are proven accurate, some voters may revisit their support for Senator Obama, not because they are racists (with due respect to Rep. John Murtha), but because they suddenly feel they do not know enough about the Democratic nominee. If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain's quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting."

It seems that no matter what the outcome, it will always be linked to Barack Obama's race. For me, it is inspiring that for the first time ever there will not be some old white dude running things. But his race is irrelevant to me. However, Fox news and other conservatives cannot come to grips with the fact that Americans are fed up and see Obama as the better candidate. For them, it has to boil down to race (or race baiting as the case may be).


mad said...

Actually, I feel kind a sorry for Ashley Whatsherface. But never underestimate the Republicans' ability to steal an election. Talk about ripping apart the fabric of democracy -- those mofos are capable of just about anything.

Jill said...

Good points. But let's not forget the chads and how Gore really won. I just hope that we will be spared some last minute nutjob doing something stupid. Whoever wins will have a monumental task to solve.