Wednesday, October 8, 2008

McCain Discovers He's Actually Not Good at Town Hall Debates

Tuesday's debate looked like a rerun of the first debate, except this time they were walking as they were talking. After standing in the first debate and walking in the second debate, will they lay down on a recliner in the final debate?

McCain did so much walking, I was exhausted by the end of the 90 minutes.
McCain seemed to be saying, "My policies may be tired, but walking around in circles during a town hall debate isn't tiring at all."

After watching McCain huff and puff and mumble jokes that got no laughs, I wondered why pundits said the town hall format worked in his favor. What better way to endear yourself to a voter, than by saying "You've probably never heard of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac." At least McCain was able to sway an undecided voter-over to Obama. When Tom Brokaw asked a "question from the internet", McCain looked unsure how to answer it. And when McCain pointed his finger at Obama and said "That one!" it had the tone of picking someone out in a police lineup.

They need to scrap these unproductive debate formats, and put both candidates at a table from Ikea they would have to assemble together. After that bonding experience, they could have a 90 minute conversation with reporters and tons of follow up questions that discourage canned responses. And instead of just fact checking what Obama and McCain say, those reporters should discredit all the horribly false forwarded email rumors out there once and for all. Which would mean Sarah Palin wouldn't have anything to talk about. Palin is now that nutty person who sits at home all day emailing rumors that are as removed from reality as the person sending them.

But what we really need is "Palin-Couric 2: This Time It's Personal." Of course, Palin would complain about Katie's "gotcha questions". But a "gotcha question" is merely a question a candidate needs to give a great deal of thought. We could have used a few more of those at Tuesday's debate.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Palin Goes After The Attack Dog Vote

As women continue to reject her candidacy, Sarah Palin is taking on a new identity to attract a different demographic. Attack dog.

With her poll numbers declining, Palin hopes the small canine minority of attack dogs will respond to her high pitched shrill attacks on Obama's character. Not to be confused with the vast majority of smart, decent and loving dogs who would reject such scurrilous accusations, attack dogs can identify with Palin. Especially Joe Six Pack regular American attack dog.

Only an attack dog like Palin could insinuate that Obama approved of the Weathermen bombings, which happened when he was eight years old. Can attacking Obama for advocating a radical Muslim overthrow of the United States be far behind? Nothing is beneath Palin, who has set the bar so low that it's underground. She is capable of saying the most vile, mean, lies, with a big, toothy smile and a "you betcha" at the end.

People like Palin who smile and drop their g's as they deceive, try to appear like nice people who can relate to the average American. The truth is, the average American is far superior to Palin in every possible way. She is an ignorant, hateful American. In an upbeat, hockey Mom way of course. Every hockey Mom should reject Palin. The only part of hockey she represents is the one where a player swings his stick at an opponent's throat.

Let's stop this nonsense about Palin speaking for the average American. The average American knows that she is a fraud. And not a nice person. And probably an anti-Semite. We Jews can pick up on these things.

So when the average American can see through Palin's lies, she has only one group left to go after. The attack dog days of autumn are upon us.