Friday, September 26, 2008

McCain paints himself into a corner

John McCain has splintered his party. He's placed himself between the American people and the economic security they want.

WaMu is just the first domino.

Topping it all off, McCain panicked and canceled his debate with Obama and, by extension, Sarah Palin's debate with Joe Biden.

The vast majority of Americans wanted this debate to happen. Instead, when they tune in tonight, they will likely find themselves listening to a 90-minute town hall with Barack Obama.

John McCain has no good options: if he caves and debates he looks weak, he'll probably lose the debate (because he didn't bother to prepare), and then Sarah Palin will have to debate Joe Biden--and she will lose disastrously. On the other hand, if McCain continues his "suspension," he will be held responsible for the 80%+ of Americans who think he should debate and will regard him as ducking debates. The political press will be merciless. McCain will be the butt of jokes on Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and David Letterman. Every other comedy show will jump on that bandwagon. Either way, either choice: debate or don't debate, and McCain still loses.

John McCain has no good options left.

Picture Credit: 5 Oclock Shadow at DailyKos

1 comment:

ryanshaunkelly said...

The 1992 Presidential Debates with Ross Perot were not dull. His warnings have now come true. Replace John McCain with Ron Paul. Add Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney. Barack Obama must earn his victory, not win by default.