Oh, and for the record; when it comes to presidential campaigns, the GLOVES ARE OFF. Palin said it herself...nothing is off limits now.
So that being said, I guess I have to take my gloves off too. When it comes to campaign issues the McCain campaign loses on EVERY SINGLE FRONT, such as:
- Fresh ideas.
- The debates.
- Not calling your wife the C word.
- Character. (uhhh, you think?)
- Veep candidacy.
- Veep scandal investigation interference.
- The economy.
- Reacting to the economy like a calm leader should.
- Alcohol abuse.
- Drug addiction.
- Good intentions.
- Not saying "Doggonit!"
- That's a list off the top...there's more and more and more...
So...let's think about this. If you're running for President, and you're facing that sort of deck being stacked against you, what do you do?
You go nuclear and bark at everything like the local junkyard dog. You fire all your missiles blindly and erratically into the dark at anything that moves; perceived, real, or imagined through the warped kaleidoscope of delusion...and without considering the future cost to your own political career.
Only there's one thing: YOU BETTER BE SURE.
You better be sure you know who your opponent is. You better be sure you know the level of his determination, intelligence, savvy, preparedness, and resourcefulness...and that of the people he's surrounded himself with in his campaign...oh, and the same might be said about his supporters too! ;>)
If you live in a glass house (or seven of them), you better be prepared for lots of broken glass if you start throwing rocks. You better be five steps ahead of your opponent, with numerous alternative strategies waiting in the wings...oops, that's right, the McCain campaign has only ONE option.
Again, if the gloves are off, then it goes both ways...NOTHING is off limits.
If the McCain campaign wants their opposition to focus more on just the issues, I'm sure they're happy to do that...but only if they and the GOP decide they want to move in that direction first, which doesn't appear to be very likely.
So if you decide to go nuclear when your king's in check and your time is running out, you better know what you're doing...and do it really, really, really well...and really, really really accurately...and really, really, really fast.
The clock's still ticking...we're 10 more seconds closer to Nov. 4...oh, there's 5 more seconds.