Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Joe Klein doesn't like McCain

Joe Klein wrote in TIME John McCain said this today in Rochester, New Hampshire
This is a clear choice that the American people have. I had the courage and the judgment to say I would rather lose a political campaign than lose a war. It seems to me that Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign.
This is the ninth presidential campaign I've covered. I can't remember a more scurrilous statement by a major party candidate.
The first half of that statement is something McCain has said all along. The second half is the obvious rewording of it since Obama made the statement he did before he left for Iraq.
It smacks of desperation.
Joe Kline's statement smacks of desperation to find something to hit McCain with.
It renews questions about whether McCain has the right temperament for the presidency. How sad.

Sister Toldjah blogged I’d like Joe Klein to explain Obama’s position if he believes it’s not as McCain suggested. What else is one to make of someone admitting that the surge has produced positive results on so many fronts, yet at the same time argues that he still does not support it? This has got to be the most mind-boggling, stupid position Obama has taken on any issue to date. Klein’s taking offense to the way McCain characterized it does not change that fact.

Ann Althouse blogged McCain basically added a sharp twist to one of his usual statements. The usual statement is touting his own aptitude and honor. The twist is to accuse Obama of the opposite. I can't remember a more scurrilous statement by a major journalist. It smacks of desperation. It renews questions about whether Klein has the right temperament for Time Magazine. How sad.

StoptheAclu blogged Yeah, OK, Joe. How about constant comments by this and the last two major Democrat Party presidential candidates saying how horrible our foreign policy is, how they are telling the troops they are dying and being injured for the wrong reasons in the wrong war, essentially dissing the troops, and telling us how bad America is?

John Hawkins blogged So initially, it was "too late" for a surge and the situation was "impossible," so we needed to leave as quickly as possible. Now, it's impossible to lose, so we need to leave as quickly as possible.


pastormike said...

I have noticed that the entire McCain campaign has been one big Gaff. Look I think McCain served this country and demands the up most respect. He is probably even a patriot. But it is a cold fact of life when you get older you dull intellectually. I think McCain just isnt as sharp as a president needs to be. We cant elect presidents on the mere fact that they are a war hero., They need to be able to function as a president functions. Here is a site that has videos of all of the mccain gaffs. It also has a video of McCain falling asleep on the Conan Obrien show., I cant believe this video isnt being shown on the news more. Wow.! I will leave the link its

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Anonymous said...

My opinion right now is that McCain doesn't have a chance in hell to become president.