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AT on McCain’s Loss

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A very good read over at the American Thinker on McCain’s loss. Key quote:

… McCain’s (and our) downfall: You can’t bring moderation to an ideology fight. An honorable, sincere moderate who is behind really hasn’t a chance against a cynical ideologue who is ahead. Obama simply dissembled at the debates, while McCain’s tongue-tied references to Ayers, ACORN, Khalidi, “most liberal senator,” etc., sounded unfairly abrupt, even desperate. Maybe they were? To the bitter end, McCain refrained from “bringing Jeremiah Wright into the campaign,” even though Hillary had…Why not? 

It wouldn’t have looked moderate enough. 

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Written by martinipundit

November 5, 2008 at 11:53 am

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  1. It’s about time. I expect you to pick up the torch for Dean.

    Patrick Donovan

    November 6, 2008 at 5:13 pm

  2. That’s a mighty big torch – but perhaps I can at least keep the flame going.

    martinipundit

    November 6, 2008 at 5:37 pm

  3. We need someone who is willing to get down and dirty when the opposition does. McCain’s biggest problem, to my mind, was that he was still trying to be a gentleman and reign in some of the excesses of the political process. It would require both sides to do that and after the last eight years there is little civilized discourse available. That and the public financing put McCain at a seventh the number of dollars spent in advertising.

    David

    November 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm


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