Saturday, May 03, 2008

John McCain concedes presidency

By Creature

Yesterday on the campaign trail John McCain admitted to what we all already knew. It's about the oil, stupid.

My friends, I will have an energy policy that we will be talking about, which will eliminate our dependence on oil from the Middle East that will - that will then prevent us - that will prevent us from having ever to send our young men and women into conflict again in the Middle East.

Maybe he's just too tired to keep running, or maybe he's getting his inside and outside voice confused these days, but with straight-talk like this even Mike Gravel could beat John McCain come November.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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  • I wouldn't be so sure this will hurt McCain's chances all that much.

    Admitting Iraq is about oil will lock up the 'nuke their ass and steal their gas' crowd--essentially the entire 30% dead-ender bloc--to his side. At the other end of the spectrum, people smart enough to know Iraq is about oil never would have voted for McCain anyway. Accurately predicting movement among the undecided middle is beyond me, but I'd suspect few of them are well enough informed to hear about this statement at all.

    If the undecided middle were to be informed about McCain's statement, then it could damage his chances. This would, however, require the Democrats to wage an effective campaign and an unbiased media without an excessively cozy relationship with the GOP.

    Would you like a pony with that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:21 PM  

  • I do envision many a Democratic ad with these words, coupled with 100 years, playing over and over again.

    By Blogger creature, at 12:33 PM  

  • Was he reading this off a prompter?

    Seriously, I used to have at least some respect for McCain. He has no idea what he's talking about anymore.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 2:19 PM  

  • Off the cuff, no prompting needed.

    By Blogger creature, at 3:50 PM  

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