I called my Granny last evening and got her answering machine, but I wanted to be sure she knew I was happy she got to vote yesterday. I was. It’s a nice thing that my 80-something year old Gramma gets to vote for a woman for prez.
I’m weary of this whole thing. There’s no more pretending that this infighting will be good for the Democratic contender. It’s time, it’s past time, for the party elders to step in and present the math, or demand that the candidates double-team John McWeirdsmile, which they could instead of kicking each other in the nuts. Stop saying that you’re the one who can beat the Republigoat. Do it.
Hell, today I like McWeirdsmile better than any of themâ€”including my man Obama.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Wednesday demanded the North Carolina Republican Party withdraw an advertisement critical of Democrat Barack Obama over his controversial pastor.
“We asked them not to run it,” McCain told reporters on his campaign bus as he rode to an anti-poverty event in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky.
“I’m sending them an e-mail as we speak asking them to take it down. I don’t know why they do it. Obviously, I don’t control them. But I’m making it very clear that there’s no place for that” in his campaign.
I for one think the New York Times got it right:
The Pennsylvania campaign, which produced yet another inconclusive result on Tuesday, was even meaner, more vacuous, more desperate, and more filled with pandering than the mean, vacuous, desperate, pander-filled contests that preceded it.
Voters are getting tired of it; it is demeaning the political process; and it does not work. It is past time for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to acknowledge that the negativity, for which she is mostly responsible, does nothing but harm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election.
But they don’t let Obama off the hook, oh no.
Mr. Obama is not blameless when it comes to the negative and vapid nature of this campaign. He is increasingly rising to Mrs. Clinton’s bait, undercutting his own claims that he is offering a higher more inclusive form of politics. When she criticized his comments about “bitter” voters, Mr. Obama mocked her as an Annie Oakley wannabe. All that does is remind Americans who are on the fence about his relative youth and inexperience.
It’s time to listen up to Mother Bernadette Mary: Fight The Real Enemy.