McCain goes back to defense as an offense

posted at 12:20 pm on October 30, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

The best defense is a good offense, so the proverb instructs, but in John McCain’s case, it may be the opposite.  After having hammered Barack Obama on economic philosophy for the last two weeks, McCain raised national security as a campaign theme in Tampa this morning:

Sen. John McCain on Wednesday sought to steer the presidential-campaign conversation to national security, saying rival Sen. Barack Obama had given voters “no reason” to believe he could protect the nation from grave threats.

Sen. McCain’s brief national-security speech was a departure in an election season dominated by the economy. The Republican presidential nominee reminded his audience that world threats will be present after the current financial crisis is resolved.

“The question is whether this is a man who has what it takes to protect America from Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and other grave threats in the world,” Sen. McCain said of the Illinois Democrat. “And he has given you no reason to answer in the affirmative.”

Obama surrogate General Scott Stratton responded that Obama had pledged to increase ground forces and “invest” in 21st-century capabilities.  He did?  That would be a major shift from Obama’s position in the primaries:

Obama specifically says he will stop investments in “unproven” missile defense systems, which have proven quite successful and promising over the same period of time as the presidential campaign.  Missile defense would certainly qualify as a 21st-century capability, but Obama wants to unilaterally stop investing in it.  And he doesn’t stop at missile defense, either.  He promises in that clip to end spending on a wide range of military systems; his running mate, Joe Biden, has specified the F-22 as one program that will get the axe even while the US struggles to maintain its aging fighter inventory.

Obama operates from a disarmament mindset, a bad philosophy in the best of times and borderline insane in the middle of a war.  Biden acknowledges that our enemies will rush to “test” the inexperienced Obama if he wins the election.  If Obama’s busily defunding military investments, what kind of an answer will he be able to give?  Meanwhile, his Congressional colleagues envision an Obama victory as a mandate to cut defense spending by 25% — which will hardly help “invest in 21st-century capabilities”.

Polling shows that McCain enjoys a significant lead in national security over Barack Obama.  With the financial collapse quiet for the moment, this may be a good time to leverage that into a final-week push to convince undecideds that Obama simply isn’t ready to adequately defend the nation.


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With the financial collapse quiet for the moment

Except that little thing about the GDP.

If only McCain wasn’t a squish on economics…

lorien1973 on October 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM

It would be a big help if Darth Cheney could instruct one of the government agencies that answer only to him to create an international crisis.

lodge on October 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Speaking of offense, here’s a 2,000 bomb Captain John McCain (USN Ret.) could drop down Hussein’s smokestack.

Akzed on October 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Why is McCain going to National Security? He’s LEADING among the economic image now thanks to Joe the Plumber.

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM

I like him mixing it up a little bit. Keeps Obama on his toes, and differing the message ensures a little more airtime on cable news.

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM

If anyone is a Socialist, it is the entire Bush-backed bank debacle.

We are already here friends.

A Axe on October 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Obama’s not qualified to defend the nation, nor perform any other duty required of the POTUS.

Not stopping millions of idiots from casting votes for him.

I respect the office, but if it’s obtained as a result of voter fraud/the idiot vote, that’s where that respect ends.

NoDonkey on October 30, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Over the years, the public schools have done their job exceptionally well. They’ve created tens of millions of ignorant pro-socialist dropouts and incompetents. Good job union teachers. Good job.

RBMN on October 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM

I respect the office, but if it’s obtained as a result of voter fraud/the idiot vote, that’s where that respect ends.

NoDonkey on October 30, 2008 at 12:24 PM

Respect the office, but not necessarily the guy holding it?

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM

It would be a big help if Darth Cheney could instruct one of the government agencies that answer only to him to create an international crisis.

lodge on October 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Already done…http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/30/iran-threatens-suicide-attacks-against-the-us/

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 12:26 PM

“Increase ground forces” is including his “civillian national security force” as “soldiers” he never said they’d be for foreign use did he?

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Although the economy is lagging a little bit of late. I’m not worried about it, this is America after all. The business of America is business. The Dow will go up and people will continue to make and buy thins.

But Obama’s biggest weakness (other than a total lack of any discernible qualifications and accomplishments) is foreign policy. Above all else we must be secure. Without that everything else is non existent.

Tommy_G on October 30, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Kokonut on October 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM

great minds think alike….

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 12:27 PM

“We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

Kokonut on October 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM

And yet your record shows you opposed to gun rights… DOES NOT COMPUTE

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Technology like the Raptors are what have always given us the edge; Super Hornets and Falcons are awesome aircraft but the Raptor is incredible.

We will need these planes sooner than we think, and considering the rise of regional thug powers all over the world, canceling such a program is incredibly stupid.

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:28 PM

For a little good news Norm Coleman has pulled ahead of Franken

William Amos on October 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM

That is good news. If Obama, Franken and Murtha go down I can handle anything else Tuesday throws at us.

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2008 at 12:28 PM

I suspect this increase in “ground forces” and invest in 21st century capabilities would be the “Civilian National Security Force” –

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set,” he said Wednesday. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

Kokonut on October 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-plans-for-civilian-security-force.html

Too bad the idea of a civilian security force is Marxist… being currently practiced in Cuba.

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 12:28 PM

Why not combine the two messages: Obama will make us weak at home and abroad.

Kafir on October 30, 2008 at 12:29 PM

Why is McCain going to National Security? He’s LEADING among the economic image now thanks to Joe the Plumber.

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Just like a boxing match: Jab…Jab…Cross…Jab…Jab…Cross…Jab…Jab…uppercut! Boom Boom…out go the lights!

Mixing it up a little is a good thing.

Matt Helm on October 30, 2008 at 12:29 PM

“A world without nuclear weapons”..sure…Ok Obama, which country should then be the first to disarm?

tdavisjr on October 30, 2008 at 12:30 PM

Too bad the idea of a civilian security force is Marxist… being currently practiced in Cuba.

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 12:28 PM

we have a civillian national security force….

it’s called the posse.

sven10077 on October 30, 2008 at 12:30 PM

Thread hijack!

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/10/at-daily-kos-hate-website-obama-wrote.html

Looks like Obama espoused on the Daily Kos about kicking out moderates from the Democratic Party back in 2005.

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 12:31 PM

And yet your record shows you opposed to gun rights… DOES NOT COMPUTE

No no no, the American Quds Force will still have guns, just not the rest of us.

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:32 PM

If Obama does win (and its still an if) Then the country’s best hope is for the GOP to retake Congress in 2010.

That would give us the power to fund the military again but probably would face a veto. But would give us a fighting chance.

William Amos on October 30, 2008 at 12:32 PM

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-plans-for-civilian-security-force.html

Too bad the idea of a civilian security force is Marxist… being currently practiced in Cuba.

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 12:28 PM

the troops, Obama’s digital brownshirts, ACORN and “Truth squads” are ready to become members…

jp on October 30, 2008 at 12:33 PM

If anyone is a Socialist, it is the entire Bush-backed bank debacle.

We are already here friends.

A Axe on October 30, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Right now, however, our choices are between quasi socialism, and Marxism…

Sad, but pretty accurate.

Romeo13 on October 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

In other news…the Economist’s made their endorsement…

of Barack Obama.

Of all the media outlets, I trust their judgement and even-handedness most of all. They publish the most well thought out, factual magazine/newspaper out there…and they endorse obama.

ernesto on October 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

And yet your record shows you opposed to gun rights… DOES NOT COMPUTE

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:27 PM

When Osama Obama makes guns illegal, only Obama’s criminals will have guns.

Obama Jugend membership will get you a gun license.

MrScribbler on October 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM

OT:

Listening to Rush who is now playing clips of O’s gagfest last night and man, Obama HISSES when he ends his words with an s. Anyone notice this?? I’m turning irrational, but, if someone has to be my Big Brother, does it have to be a hissing serpent?

Im going nuts. Listen to some clips.

Mommypundit on October 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Thanks Ed for your research and writing abilities. You are a great American.

I’ve been in one fight in my 57 years. I was in my late 20′s. An ex-Marine in his early 20′s blind-sided me and knocked me flat on my a$$. I ran home (after getting up) like a true Nancy-boy.

So where is that L.A. Times tape again?

Mr_Magoo on October 30, 2008 at 12:39 PM

McCain should talk about the economy and national security. I think these are the two most important subjects at this time.

Bring these two themes up at every stop.

jencab on October 30, 2008 at 12:39 PM

Iran is talking about suicide bombers:

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/30/iran-threatens-suicide-attacks-against-the-us/

So why not lob a few hand grenades at Obama about national security especially when the jackals in Congress are already realigning spending priorities? We’re in the final minute of the game, down by about five points, and pressing them on all fronts. Don’t give Obama and Biden a chance to breath.

What good is it to talk solely about the economy when you have lunatics running around with nuclear weapons? Florida retirees may be lamenting the drop in their portfolios (thanks to the Dem backing of Fannie and Freddie), but the older folks can surely leave a legacy of strength that their nitwit descendents seem so willing to p*ss away on votes for Obama. The Greatest Generation and their immediate successors may just determine outcome of this election and save our a**es one last time–walkers and wheelchairs and all.

BuckeyeSam on October 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

ernesto on October 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Trusting little soul, aren’t you?

MrScribbler on October 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

I’m with Joe the Gaffemaster on this one. An Obama administration would invite trouble.

Oh, and Hillary would have been a better VP too.

forest on October 30, 2008 at 12:40 PM

The Third Jihad will slap Obama so hard, he will not understand what hit him.

McCain’s our man – get out and vote.

Kevin in Washington State on October 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Obama Jugend membership will get you a gun license.

MrScribbler on October 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM

What about those of us with one in advance? Grandfather clause? Revoked? Drafted?

I’m turning irrational, but, if someone has to be my Big Brother, does it have to be a hissing serpent?

Heard that too. Sent chills down my spine.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:41 PM

Listening to Rush who is now playing clips of O’s gagfest last night and man, Obama HISSES when he ends his words with an s. Anyone notice this?? I’m turning irrational, but, if someone has to be my Big Brother, does it have to be a hissing serpent?

Im going nuts. Listen to some clips.

Mommypundit on October 30, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Ahhhh… he belongs to the house of Slythereen? Obama is really “He who must not be named”????

It all starting to make sense now…

Romeo13 on October 30, 2008 at 12:42 PM

They publish the most well thought out, factual magazine/newspaper out there

-Snorts RC-

FWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:43 PM

Thread hijack!

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/10/at-daily-kos-hate-website-obama-wrote.html

Looks like Obama espoused on the Daily Kos about kicking out moderates from the Democratic Party back in 2005.

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 12:31 PM

why is this just now coming out, its a perfect way to drive a Wedge between the Obama/media myth and blue collar working dems

year after that post, they took down Lieberman with dKos pick of choice Lamont

jp on October 30, 2008 at 12:43 PM

ernesto on October 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Of course you do, ernesto, in your happily astroturfing way.

If ‘Crack Smokers Weekly’ (Dave Dryrot’s fav) endorsed Obarky, you would be extolling their virtues too.

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:44 PM

OT:

Obama: “McCain and Palin call what I’m doing ‘socialist’. I never thought they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.”

I guess I’m not the only one who didn’t read Atlas Shrugged growing up. :P

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:45 PM

Come on everyone, raise your hand if ‘The Economist’ is a household name where you live. You all have it on your favorites list, right?

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:45 PM

That is good news. If Obama, Franken and Murtha go down I can handle anything else Tuesday throws at us.

Hell, for me if Franken goes down that’s enough for me to stomach everything else.

Dave_d on October 30, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Hell, for me if Franken goes down that’s enough for me to stomach everything else.

What I mean is if only Franken went down I can stomach the rest.

Dave_d on October 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Come on everyone, raise your hand if ‘The Economist’ is a household name where you live. You all have it on your favorites list, right?

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:45 PM

-crickets-

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:47 PM

Hell, for me if Franken goes down

*barfs onto the desk*

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:48 PM

Giving evidence as to why the Obama campaign is doing all it can to suppress the vote of the military in Virginia, and although unreported, probably everywhere else too.

fogw on October 30, 2008 at 12:48 PM

ernesto on October 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

I enjoy you more than some of the mindless, talking-point trolls that drive by HA, but pointing to the Economist as a reason why you/ we should vote Obama is ridiculous.

You’re like the Cathollics for Obama, in that you’re intentionally ignoring all the terrible things Obama stands for and would do to the country and selectively focussing on a couple of the things you like, in order to rationalize a way to vote for him.

You’re not a mindless troll, I can see it in you’re writing. Why are you putting blinders on yourself so you can pull the trigger for Obama?

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

Come on everyone, raise your hand if ‘The Economist’ is a household name where you live. You all have it on your favorites list, right?

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:45 PM

do you think thats a good thing? that most of this country’s reading level so low they can’t read their headlines, let alone the actual articles?

ernesto on October 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

What I mean is if only Franken went down I can stomach the rest.

Grunt. Choke.

*upchucks on the floor*

Stop it!

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

The Economists endorsements over the years have been interesting. The most telling is that they refused to endorse Reagan — twice.

It may be a “conservative financial” publication, but it is a British publication. Based on its endorsement track-record, it looks like they flavor whatever their economic perspectives are with a world-view that is… European.

Sorry, guys, this American is not going to “take a chance” (as you recommend) on the next leader of the free world.

Y-not on October 30, 2008 at 12:50 PM

OT: His Holiness comes down off of Mount Sinai to have praises sung to him by John Liebowitz (Stewart)

Hard-hitting. Keep up the good work, Barry. When’s your next press conference? Uh, um, never?

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on October 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

whoops, I was wrong. They endorsed Reagan in ’80, not ’84. That’s even weirder, imho, since they should’ve realized Reagan was right after his first term.

Y-not on October 30, 2008 at 12:51 PM

McCain should invoke Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and remind people that while the economy is important the economy will be a moot point if we do not protect ourselves!

Peace and security are not achieved through pacifism…it is achieved through strength!

Liberty or Death on October 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

It may be a “conservative financial” publication, but it is a British publication. Based on its endorsement track-record, it looks like they flavor whatever their economic perspectives are with a world-view that is… European.

BIIIIIIIING~! *slaps forehead*

Hammer, meet nail.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

All I care about is that McCain stays on the attack. Don’t let Obama retake the narrative.

Sir Andrew on October 30, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Ahhh… the Economist… would that be a magazine, written by … oh… Elite Economists, for, Economists?

Those same Economists who tell our leaders how to run our… economy…

That same economy that is in SUCH GREAT SHAPE?

Its like listening to the Stock Market guys, who changed the Stock Market rules so we now have the most volitile and easily manipulated market ever, tell you that “Everythings Fine”…

Or would that be the Bankers who created, in about 2000, those bogus Mortgage “vehicles” which locked up the system, saying no… the system is fine, we just need money to get it going again….

We are now in the position where the Insane are running the nuthouse, and YOU WANT US TO CHOOSE OUR NEXT LEADER BASED ON WHAT THEY SAY???????

Romeo13 on October 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

Just like a boxing match: Jab…Jab…Cross…Jab…Jab…Cross…Jab…Jab…uppercut! Boom Boom…out go the lights!

Mixing it up a little is a good thing.

Matt Helm on October 30, 2008 at 12:29 PM

Yes, and the timing is good. Biography ran McCain’s profile again last night. When you watch that and compare it to Obama’s “life experiences”… well, O! does not come out on the up side of that balance sheet.

Y-not on October 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

do you think thats a good thing? that most of this country’s reading level so low they can’t read their headlines, let alone the actual articles?
ernesto on October 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

How very liberal of you, all those poor sots out in America who just aren’t as enlightened as you because they don’t turn to a British online for their news? Do you fake a British accent like Madonna does to impress people?

Sorry bud, but touting an endorsement from the ‘Economist’ isn’t going to bring people flying out of their chairs screaming “O-BAR-FY!” Why? Because they aren’t exactly a household name. There, I said it twice now.

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:53 PM

What about those of us with one in advance? Grandfather clause? Revoked? Drafted?

The Civilian Security corps will be around to “check on your weapons,” Grue. Just to make sure they’re clean, of course. They’ll exchange them for a video-arcade gift card or a worthless piece of bling.

It will only cause problems if you resist Obama’s Will.

MrScribbler on October 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM

The Civilian Security corps will be around to “check on your weapons,” Grue. Just to make sure they’re clean, of course. They’ll exchange them for a video-arcade gift card or a worthless piece of bling.

It will only cause problems if you resist Obama’s Will.

MrScribbler on October 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM

I’m just getting my first gun this month/next month. It will be a real disappointment to have it taken away so soon. I might just have to be a problem.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:55 PM

Just in case anyone is interested in the Economist’s past endorsements, here it is.

If you want a chuckle, read the non-endorsement of 1988. Here’s a classic quote: “It is not that Mr Bush and Mr Dukakis are rapscallions.”

Rapscallions?

Bwahahaha!

Crumpet anyone?

Y-not on October 30, 2008 at 12:56 PM

Great post, and an urgently need reminder, Ed.

FlatFoot on October 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM

There are ‘ways’…ahem…to make sure guns never fall into the hands of the federales.

It’s amazing what you can do with some PVC and a bucket of coffee grounds.

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:57 PM

do you think thats a good thing? that most of this country’s reading level so low they can’t read their headlines, let alone the actual articles?
ernesto on October 30, 2008 at 12:49 PM

Ummm… do we really want to start a thread about the teacher’s union? I would be delighted to share my experiences in public school… not sure it will reinforce a “let’s elect the most liberal guy possible” position, however.

Y-not on October 30, 2008 at 12:59 PM

I’ll take two crumpets and a spot of tea.

I need something to eat while the Economist informs me which quaint colonial would be better to rule America.

Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM

McCain should remind people of the national security issues. That is where a good deal of his strength is.

Terrye on October 30, 2008 at 1:01 PM

“It is not that Mr Bush and Mr Dukakis are rapscallions.”

STOP!!!

I only have so much soda, and my nose burns enough already!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 1:03 PM

Y-not on October 30, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Ahh… thanks mate!

Mr_Magoo on October 30, 2008 at 1:04 PM

Funny how that “unproven” missile defense system managed to shoot down an uncontrolled satellite traveling faster than a ballistic missile with no heat source. If that satellite had landed in San Francisco, Obama would have to deal with lots of bitter people.

Obama wants to cut spending on “unproven” missile defense against “tiny” non-threatening countries like Iran, so he can use the money to build his “civilian national security force” against those EEEEEEEVIL Republicans who dare to speak ill of His Imperial Highness.

We know his middle name is Hussein. Is his first name Saddam?

Steve Z on October 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM

What I mean is if only Franken went down I can stomach the rest.

Grunt. Choke.

*upchucks on the floor*

Stop it!

Please, stop sinking to thinking in the gutter with the dirty thoughts. Who are you, Al Franken? :)

Anyway, I’ll rephrase it. If just Franken lost that’d be enough for me that I could deal with the rest.

Dave_d on October 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

He also says that he wants to slow development in the fielding of FCS. Meaning that our artillery is going to keep rolling around on a chassis that was fielded in 1962.

embittered redleg on October 30, 2008 at 1:14 PM

increase ground forces and “invest” in 21st-century capabilities

You are not thinking out of the box. 21st Century….we need inner city MASH units. Card Check offices, gun informant safehouses, Planned Parenthood volunteer receptionists, neighborhood recycle squads.

Limerick on October 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

It would be a big help if Darth Cheney could instruct one of the government agencies that answer only to him to create an international crisis.

lodge on October 30, 2008 at 12:22 PM

I thought it was the job of KKKarl Rove, the Magnificent Bastard, to generate international crises to help his preferred candidate. After all, isn’t he the one that convinced Bin Laden to release that tape right before the 2004 election?

thirteen28 on October 30, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Sources: Sarkozy views Obama stance on Iran as ‘utterly immature’

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama’s positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel’s government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate’s stance on Iran as “utterly immature” and comprised of “formulations empty of all content.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1031943.html

2008. The year The One (Barack Obama) … Lost.

Obamalies or Lies Obama Tells
http://www.nextgenerationcorp.com/NextGenBlog/?p=73

AdrianS on October 30, 2008 at 1:53 PM

Obama’s defense plan :Teach the World to Sing

That’s what he wants to change our Warmongering National Anthem to, isn’t it?

loudmouth883 on October 30, 2008 at 1:59 PM

“We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”

Kokonut on October 30, 2008 at 12:25 PM

And yet your record shows you opposed to gun rights… DOES NOT COMPUTE

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Staves, Grue…Obama will issue his new peasant army staves to use to beat down the opposition.

Hey, anyone remember Noriega and his “Dignity Battalions”?

pseudonominus on October 30, 2008 at 2:10 PM

Staves, Grue…Obama will issue his new peasant army staves to use to beat down the opposition.

I have swords.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 2:28 PM

I have swords.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 2:28 PM

I have cows.

Feche les vache…

loudmouth883 on October 30, 2008 at 2:55 PM

In other news…the Economist’s made their endorsement…

of Barack Obama.

Of all the media outlets, I trust their judgement and even-handedness most of all. They publish the most well thought out, factual magazine/newspaper out there…and they endorse obama.

ernesto on October 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM

The Economist is also a Chinese kowtowing rag. Laura Ingraham has picked apart many an article from the Economist touting the hyperbolic (ernesto’s favorite word) rise of China. The next great economic power, oooohhh, all hail China. Just like Obama, “China has better infrastructure than we do.” Laughable. I read the Economist on occasion. Used to subscribe. It is not unworthy of a read, but I’m not basing my vote on what a bunch of Brits say. I’ll get my info. from many sources, thank you.

JAM on October 30, 2008 at 2:58 PM

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2008

I will repeat: As a Catholic, I view Obama Catholics as similar to NAMBLA Catholics (please, no jokes about pedophile priests). Truly a WTF moment! Any Catholic who votes for that infaticide-loving freak is a putrid stain on the church and should find one that suits them better. I hear the scientologists are recruiting.

SKYFOX on October 31, 2008 at 6:19 AM