Wednesday, October 29, 2008

McCain's GOP Support Showing More Cracks

McCain's GOP support showing more cracks - International Herald Tribune. Lots of GOPers are jumping ship.

Best quotes from the article:

"He has lost his brand as a maverick," Rep. Chris Shays, a Connecticut Republican and co-chairman of the McCain campaign in that state, told the Yale Daily News in the latest criticism. "He did not live up to his pledge to fight a clean campaign."
Uh-oh. NOT a Maverick?! Then what's his platform? Didn't live up to his pledge to fight a clean campaign?! No shit, Sherlock! What the hell did you expect from a Republican? Honesty?!
Former Sen. Charles Mathias of Maryland wrote Tuesday in The Washington Post: "For me, the decision is based on the long-range needs of our country and which of these two candidates I feel is better suited to recharge America's economic health, restore its prestige abroad and inspire anew all people who cherish freedom and equality. For me, that person is Barack Obama."
Prestige abroad? Well, hell, we don't need them damned foreigners and we don't care what they think! Right?
David Frum, a neoconservative and former speechwriter for President Bush, recently wrote in the Post, "There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him."
This last one the most poignant, and I say AMEN. Take down the Republican Party. Their time is, God Willing, OVER. Time to start anew. Maybe without the screwing over the American people part.
Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol has been similarly blunt.

In a column in The New York Times, which McCain accuses of liberal bias to incite partisan audiences, Kristol recently wrote, "It's time for John McCain to fire his campaign."

In a subsequent column weeks later, Kristol said, "McCain should stop unveiling gimmicky proposals every couple of days that pretend to deal with the financial crisis."

Instead, Kristol said: "He should tell the truth: We're in uncharted waters, no one is certain what to do, and no one knows what the situation will be on Jan. 20, 2009. But what we do know is that we could use someone as president who has shown in his career the kind of sound judgment and strong leadership we'll need to make it through the crisis."
And to be honest, Obama's the one most qualified to do that, not McLiar.

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