Archive for the ‘John McCain’ category

John McCain picture worth a thousand words

June 20, 2008

I ran across this picture in a very fine article at Think Progress.  With the presidential election still over Rodney Dangerfield McCainfour months away, it appears that Barack Obama is a shoo-in for victory. 

If McCain should pull it out, though, you have to think we’ll be seeing this picture almost daily.

Ever see Rodney Dangerfield’s Back to School?  McCain looks just like the young  character, Thornton Melon, after he shows his poor grades to his father and claims he’s trying.  His father barks back, “Then try harder!” 

This McCain shot is an almost exact duplicate of the face the the child actor makes following his father’s stern admonishment.

I envision McCain making this face and gesture at every press conference.

It will make for great material on Saturday Night Live.  Of course,  I’ll never be able to enjoy Back to School quite as much, now that I’ve seen this, especially if McCain should triumph in November.

 

Obama taking fight to McCain in the south

June 9, 2008

Barack Obama is getting feisty, and he’s doing it in battleground states like North Carolina and Virginia.AP photo

Hammering away at John McCain with what promises to be a refrain we’ll hear until November, Obama is linking McCain and George Bush with one salvo after another, hoping the latter’s poor approval rating will drag down his party’s presumtive nominee.

Obama is like a well-produced McDonalds advertisement.  His rhetoric is so clearly defined that it resonates like a jingle. 

Everytime I see McCain,  I can   just hear Obama saying, “100 years in Iraq, 100 Years in Iraq.”

It’s this type of relentless branding that will help Obama defeat McCain in November.

 

Is Obama too inexperienced. . . or too black to win?

May 27, 2008

Before you get your underwear in a bunch over this post’s title, take a deep breath and say, “jack likes Barack” ten times.  Jack rogers is certainly no racist (did I just reference myself in the third person?).

This question is posed because of a Memorial Day conversation, when a relative suggested that she would not vote for Barack Obama, even though she prefers a Democrat, because he’s too inexperienced.  A breath later she said she believes Obama could be assasinated, if he wins.  (Hmm, sound familiar?)

This got me to thinking.  For the fence-sitters out there who might otherwise lean toward Obama over John McCain, what might ultimately change their minds on election day — Obama’s inexperience or the fact that he’s black?

Fence-sitters may decide next president

May 25, 2008

America’s fence-sitters (my term of endearment for independents), may have a lot to say on the November 4, presidential election.  Recent Gallup and Pew polls give Obama only the slightest edge currently among the fence-sitters.

According to Newsday, independent voters will make up between one fifth and one third of the electorate in each state.

As the campaign season continues, it wil be interesting to see how the candidates approach this important group.

It just may come down to popularity, which would have to give the charismatic Obama a huge edge.