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?