October 11, 2008

World's Toughest Job

John McCain has the toughest job in the world.

A few weeks out from the election, 538 handicaps the race 91% for Obama. The Bush administration is in a death spiral and the nation is entering a second great depression.

Meanwhile McCain's job is to lead the Republican party. He is under the microscope, on the front page of every newspaper, running a campaign that goes against the fiber of his conviction. Every political advisor believes that his only slim chance is to rip into Obama with the kind of character attacks that McCain despises. McCain is losing the election in a public, painful way.

But when times are tough, true character emerges. Even though it would be easy to encourage the hateful rhetoric of the right-wing, McCain has started standing up to say this: We Americans may disagree, but we must respect each other first.

By drawing the line and demanding that we treat each other as human beings - and by saying these things before November 4th - McCain really is putting his country first.

Posted by David at October 11, 2008 07:06 AM

Watching these videos, you start to get the feeling that even McCain might be starting to wonder, “What kind of monster have I created?” I wonder if McCain, when he is alone and being reflective, asks himself, “Are these people really supporting me because I have good policies, or because they’re racists, bigots, terrified because I have made them terrified because of what I’ve allowed to be said about Obama on my behalf, etc.” I wonder if deep down McCain isn’t just a bit saddened by what his supporters are doing and saying. http://straighttalkonmccain.blogspot.com/

Posted by: sean harrington at October 12, 2008 09:31 PM
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