October 26, 2008

Did the housing crash destroy the McCain campaign, or did the McCain campaign do a fine job of destroying itself?

31 comments:

christiangustafson said...

Coulda woulda shoulda ... he blew it!

This election was his if he had only stood up and opposed the bailout and stopped the evil Paulson in his tracks.

Whatever happened to my beloved GOP?

Goldwater wept ...

Anonymous said...

"Bush Tours America To Survey Damage Caused By His Disastrous Presidency"...

http://tinyurl.com/5ooplv

Bob the plumber said...

The media is one sided, so that hurt him, Obama has way more spending power, so this hurt him, Obama has the best PR support thru hollywood and Oprah, so that hurt him, and finally he did not chase the 18 to 35 year olds. Note, I will not vote Obama because he has way to much money and power supporting him. I have not once heard a real debate or action plan on what he is going to do. I feel like this is a third world election, because itis all slanted toward one person.

Nick said...

If McCain would have promised to save every homeowner and credit card debtor who is behind on their payments, he would have had a chance. I will vote for my interests and continue to lobby for my self-interests. I want to see my mortgage debt written down to current market value (my townhouse should be worth 220K to 265K) and I want the government to rework my credit card debts. I believe that in the end, this will happen since too many Americans are in that boat and the politicians only go which ever way the political winds blow.

McSame is done said...

Keith, did you happen to catch the Meet The Press interview with John McSame this morning. What a train wreck. That man just put the final nail in his coffin. Tom Brokaw gave fact after fact, and McSames rebuttle was basically "I don't agree with the facts", he wanted to make his own, because those are the only ones that support him - the facts in "his" world. Amazing. Simply amazing. The best ally the Obama campaign has now is John McCain.

Anonymous said...

I dunno....his poll numbers are way up according to Zogby.
Don't count this old man out yet.

Secret agent said...

Somebody’s going to be sorry,
Somebody’s going to pay,
Somebody’s going to be sorry
They wasted my life away.

Reality Bites said...

"Coulda woulda shoulda ... he blew it!

This election was his if he had only stood up and opposed the bailout and stopped the evil Paulson in his tracks.

Whatever happened to my beloved GOP?

Goldwater wept ..."

Your beloved GOP is dead, buried, and will not rise again for at least a decade. It is sad, very sad, but since Reagan, this country has not had a conservative that was worth spit. We just climaxed with Bush....he simply, systematically dimantled ANY hope of conservative fiscal, or social policy being even entertained by the coming generations. Can you imagine what it must be like now, graduating from college, looking at a world that you can't even get a job in, buy a house, even hope of saving anything. Your family is probably losing the family home, and the people around you are so dispondent, they just don't care anymore. Unbelieveable...

Anonymous said...

Stupid as hell campaigner and stupid as hell on economics.

1) What the hell was the Palin choice for? He should have asked or begged Mitt Romney to help him in the midwest. Stupid move 1.

2)How could you be so unprepared on economics? Not enough energy to learn it or too stupid. Doesn't matter either way.

3)Why support a clearly unpopular bailout? Easy pickings here.

4)Why can't you pin Obamma on trade issues where he and Bidden are preparing to commit suicide. Again lack of planning or just plain stupid.

I heard was a maverick. Apprently, he is a closet democrat. The evangelical wing of the party has finally crashed and burned. And good riddance.

I wanted someone that is actually fiscally conservative. Not this bs guy.

Adam SlowHand Smith said...

Chris Buckley, son of famed conservative William F. Buckley gave up his job of writing for a famed conservative paper The National Review" to endorse Obama.

Meanwhile, Obama is putting together an economic dream team of Robert Reich, Robert Rubin, Paul Volcker, Warren Buffett, and others. Hmmm, wonder why Greenspan was NOT asked to join the team, LOL?

Does this sound like the actions of a Molotov-throwing radical Islamic Arabic extremist who Palin was saying "pals around with terrorists"? LOL!

Sad reality is, Bush's palling around with Paulson and Greenspan has done MORE DAMAGE to our country than anything! Did you see the picture of Bush and Paulson congratulating themselves after the bailout bill passed? Disgusting, as they looked like the cats that just ate the canaries.

Funny, as the RNC tried to play up the Obama/Ayers relationship, but no one has mentioned the Bush families longstanding relationship with the Bin Laden family. Google it, if you're not aware.....

What losers, trying to assassinate his character. This may be the FIRST campaign in American History where going negative back-fired, but then we'll have to see what happens on Nov 4th.

Anonymous said...

I guess this would be a bad time to bring up that personal responsibility thing.

Maybe we'll see a redeeming, compassionate message to Obama from McCain about his grandma.

You'd think that a guy who conceived an illegitimate mixed-race child would be more sensitive to these matters.

I bet his drug addict, light-fingered wife is thrilled with his choice of robo-call contractor.

Anonymous said...

John McRAGE can take FULL CREDIT FOR THIS FIASCO!!

If he was crass enough to think he could take this ditz from Alaska and turn her into a serious candidate in 60 days, with no vetting, no resume and no qualifications, then he needs to "put his country first" for once, and STEP DOWN!!

He simply couldnt have insulted the intelligence of the American people any worse.

Good Riddance to the party that has DESTROYED America and turned us into a socialist country!!

Anonymous said...

Let there be no doubt "W" destroyed Republican chances in the election by his constant interference in the market and the war that never ends.

Anonymous said...

The Repubs let McCain have this one when the market swooned last January. The handwriting was on the wall the bubble was popping. That's also why Hillary vs. Obama went on so long for: that the winner stood an excellent chance of winning the election.

Repubs are now licking their chops for 2010, hoping an all-Dem president and Congress go too far.

Anonymous said...

it's not over till the fat lady sings.

John S said...

The election isn't over yet. Obama seems way ahead on only half of the polls. Undecideds are consistently at 10%. And then there's that pesky 33% who say they know "someone" (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) who won't vote for Obama because he's black.

I'm guessing the race tightens to a dead heat next weekend.

As for McCain: Pathetic campaign by a faux Democrat. He deserves to lose. And that other arrogant prick, the future President Hussein Hoover, deserves the miserable four years that's coming to him.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, he was doing well until he voted for the bailout.

Archie said...

Both and a combination of other factors that are taking place in the "Unreal America"...the Republican party has to either reinvent itself or become the permanent minority party if it continues to be out of touch with the new American landscape.

Market said...

I agree completely with christiangustafson. If McCain had refused the bailout, he would have had the support of the entire country but for the stupid celebrities who think we care how they vote.

Anonymous said...

Amen christian, a McCain NO vote on this mess would have cinched the White House!

Curious minds wanna know said...

"ABC News will be canceling all of its magazine and newspaper subscriptions"

Correct me if I'm wrong but you are ABC NEWS? Shouldn't you get a *NEWS*paper? Just asking...

BTW that .35 /a day will help.... hahahaha

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This morning David Westin, president of ABC News, sent out an e-mail to staffers warning that ABC News is not "immune from the downturn," and that the division (along with the rest of Disney's Media Networks Group) will be implementing new "guidelines" to "reduce administrative costs."

As part of the cost-cutting measures, ABC News will be canceling all of its magazine and newspaper subscriptions, will not be throwing any holiday parties.

Anonymous said...

Economic fundamentals no longer apply. Housing always goes up... especially with granite counter tops.

Whatever..........

When is the "October Surprise" we've all been waiting for?

My guess a canceled election...

Anonymous said...

Did the housing crash destroy the McCain campaign, or did the McCain campaign do a fine job of destroying itself?
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Time for the GOPers to go into hibernation for the next 20-30 years.

Anonymous said...

both!!!

hp fan said...

Filthy Neocons Rest In Peace. I take pleasure in watching Bush, McCain, and Greenspan shitting their pants.

I'm feeling optimistic about America. Think I'll buy some stocks Monday, it will be the beginning of a sustained rally.

Went out and spent some money on a Blackberry Flip Phone the other day with T-Mobile service, it's pretty cool. Remember foreign and small caps will be the best performing stocks for the next couple years.

Buy stocks selectively and hold off on buying a house for at least another year. Remember that house prices will not stabilize until the economy improves.

Peter T said...

The bail-out destroyed the prospects of the Republican party. Even the fiercest Bush loyalists could not honestly defend the bail-out as a good thing, just as a necessary thing typ avoid catastrophe. It was the bancruptcy declaration of the Bush administration. I expect the Republicans to go down in flames this time. They should concentrate on reorganizing their party to give the Obama administritation a credible opposition.

Anonymous said...

it was the obama MSM that did mccain in.

Don't believe it? then why isn't the story of Murtha currently losing to a repub newbie challenger getting so little news coverage? that is a huge story.


what amazes me is that we are about to put even more democrats into congress even though their approval rating is worse than bush's!

i read somewhere that "the democrats don't deserve to win just because the republicans deserve to lose".

Anonymous said...

yes, its important to blame the mess only on the republicans and ignore barney frank the democrats (more dems voted for the bailout and supported fannie may than republicans), and obama received more donations from fannie and freddie mac than anyone in congress besides dodd, but you know its important that obama be put in to fix the mess even though he is part of the problem. (sarcasm)

Chris said...

Here is how McCain lost any chance of getting fiscal conservatives to vote for him.

1) He was in support of the bailout bill.

2) His disasterous plan to buy underwater houses from the 5% of people with subprime loans and forgive the principle on them selling them back at true market value

3) Not offering the same disasterous housing plan to the 95% of other Americans with regular loans who have lost equity.

I am going to be the fringe 6% who vote for Baldwin or Barr who actually represent fiscal conservatives.

And that 6% will cost McCain the election. I will be glad though because he deserves to lose.

Amtex said...

1. Democrats do not control Congress. That is a myth. It takes 60 to avoid fillibusters. And the Republican President can veto anything they put forth.

There is NO Democratic controlled Congress.

2. There is no liberal or "Obama MSM". The media is controlled by huge corporations. They are in no way liberal.

gutless and lazy said...

Gotta feel bad for GOP wives. When Obama wins in a landslide, the spike in wife and girlfriend beatings will be huge.

We should double the shelters for beaten women now, before the election, just to handle the load.

The humiliation of GOP men will be HUUUUUUUGE!!!!