McCain: On second thought, they probably could have gotten a better moderator, huh?

posted at 12:45 pm on October 2, 2008 by Allahpundit

A bit of polite, halting criticism for the morning after we found out that Ifill didn’t even mention her book to the Debate Commission. Better watch out, Maverick: Criticism in this vein is apt to get you branded a racist.

That’s the second half of the clip. The first half is devoted to pondering why a guy who supported the bailout yet did nothing to push it through the House should be getting a bounce from the economy’s deterioration this week, even though his pals at Fannie, Freddie, and ACORN — and in Congress, of course — are largely responsible for creating the situation. Note to McCain: It’s better to light a candle in the form of a campaign ad than to curse the darkness.

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I discovered why there were these earmarks on the Bailout Bill in the Senate. Under the US Constitution all revenue bills (and this is one hell of a revenue bill) have to arise from the House of Representatives. Since the original bill failed, the Senate had to go to a previously passed bill (but one that didn’t go back to the House for reconciliation and passage) in order to attach the Bailout Bill to. So the horrors are not in the bailout bill itself but in its accompanying legislation. Still doesn’t say alot that the hook up bill passed by 92 in favor. It’s almost hopeless to rein in spending with legislators like this.

eaglewingz08 on October 2, 2008 at 3:47 PM

McCain is melting down right in front of us. Palin was another Dan Quail pick because she is such a magnet for ridicule. McCain looked to be a pompus bone head in the bailout program, and demonstrated to millions of people just exactly what he brings to the table…nothing special.

If Obama gets elected, there is no one else to blame but the Republican Party. They are going to allow the nuts to run the nuthouse, and American earners will pay big, while the public trough sloppers will be buying big screen tv’s with their new big welfare checks.

The “character quality” common denominator for the average American individual is dropping like a rock, which will make life much easier for the ruling liberal elite.

God help us.

saiga on October 2, 2008 at 4:01 PM

McCain is an old warrior. He knows how to do battle, both in shooting wars and politics.

I would love to see some big guns roaring, but it doesn’t freak me out that we’re not seeing that right now. Two weeks ago the right was afloat on Palinmania and a sense of invincibility. Now we’re lining up to cash in our chips.

I don’t know how to run a campaign. I do know that there is a month left before the general election, and we’ve just seen what can happen in half that time.

I also know that we face an enemy vastly larger than our own forces: a shameless, lying, complicit MSM; millions of foreign dollars funding Obama’s campaign; hoboes and zombies voting early and often in Ohio.

McCain is a guy I trust to run my country. I think I am going to trust him to run his campaign. The man’s no pussy, and he knows what he’s doing. I’d love to see fireworks, but sometimes you don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.

We might lose this war, but we sure as hell won’t win it by screeching at McCain and proclaiming our imminent doom.

Pavel on October 2, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Palin was another Dan Quail pick because she is such a magnet for ridicule

Really? She was ridiculed as soon as she was announced. She was ridiculed after a magnificent convention speech. When those who wanted to destroy her couldn’t find things they made things up.

She was ridiculed and being destroyed long before she gave a couple of bad interviews.

Your angst should be directed at the media and the pro Obama crowd who think style is more important than substance and that no job is above affirmative action employment.

moxie_neanderthal on October 2, 2008 at 4:41 PM