Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Why Isn't McCain Winning?


It seems like a fair question. A better question than, "Why doesn't Obama have an insurmountable lead?"

McCain had incredible advantages going into this race. He had (and has) many prominent medial figures in his corner, he has a reputation as a "maverick" and "straight talker" that has allowed him to avoid being tarred with G.W.'s record, he has a reputation for being strong on defense and national security, he has a long history of legislation he can point to as accomplishments. It was my opinion during the Republican primary, and I was far from alone, that he would be a strong Republican presidential candidate. Other than whining that Obama, also, is popular with the media, he tells us that Obama has none of his qualifications.

So why isn't McCain winning? Why can't McCain take and hold a lead?

Given that they are so happy to ask the same question about Obama, why don't prominent pundits or others in the media raise that question about McCain?

2 comments:

  1. I don't get it.
    I am a 53 yearold guy just like "Joe the plumber". I have never voted before, but I see McCain as a professional country person, and Obama as a smooth talking "use car salesman" sterotype. From my perspective McCain is the qualified one, and Barrack is tell everyone who will listen, he is "the one". Talk is cheap, and I heard a radio talk show host say:" Obamma ws in the Senate for one year (his first) and campaigning for his second year", Is that all there is< to say you are the one and people(like sheep) will follow?
    Bums me out.

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  2. Actually, Joe the Plumber is 34 years old.

    I don't know what a "professional country person" is - what does that mean?

    Talk is cheap, yes, particularly on "talk radio".

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