Friday, September 26, 2008

Stop Making Sense

Wednesday was far and away the weirdest campaign day that I can remember, featuring truly nonsensical decision making by both Obama and McCain.

First, Barack kicks the day off by calling John McCain and attempting to release a joint statement on the economy. And at that point, he has completely lost me and any concept I once had of a “smart political move”. He is successful, and they release this statement together:

The American people are facing a moment of economic crisis. No matter how this began, we all have a responsibility to work through it and restore confidence in our economy. The jobs, savings, and prosperity of the American people are at stake.

Now is a time to come together – Democrats and Republicans – in a spirit of cooperation for the sake of the American people. The plan that has been submitted to Congress by the Bush Administration is flawed, but the effort to protect the American economy must not fail.

This is a time to rise above politics for the good of the country. We cannot risk an economic catastrophe. Now is our chance to come together to prove that Washington is once again capable of leading this country.

Well there you have it. That is quite a lot of words to say absolutely, positively nothing. Just to recap, the economic crisis is the result of an ideology practiced overwhelmingly by the Republican party. So clearly, as a party that has much less responsibility for this mess (the Democrats), it makes sense to reach out to the party that is responsible (The Republicans), and give them legitimacy in their attempts to solve the problem. I think I'm going to stop here. Attempting any further to reason why the Obama campaign did this is making my brain melt.

But then, not to be outdone, the McCain campaign surprises everyone and suspends their campaign, only not really. So he doesn't really stop his campaign, and attempts to cancel tonight's debate so that he can fly into dc and see that the basics of a deal have been agreed to. Smooth.

If he had stuck with it with for a few days he could have at least seen if the media bought his act, but his campaign is so mind numbingly incompetent that even pulling off cheap stunts like this is beyond their grasp.

So we find ourselves with the debate going on as planned tonight, and an absolutely worthless statement saying that both Obama and McCain agree that only Democrats AND Republicans can solve this situation.

I think I'm going to throw up.

No comments:

Post a Comment