I’m being a pessimist this time around. I really am. I believe that with the cable gasbags’ help, McCain can in fact win this election. I believe this because I watched 2004, I watched 2000, and honestly, while it’s becoming increasingly difficult to resist the intoxication of hope, I’m trying as best I can.
But even I’m surprised at how hard they’refailing:
McCain’s position on contraceptives and teen pregnancy issues has been difficult to judge on the campaign trail, as he appears uncomfortable discussing such topics. Reporters asked the presumptive GOP presidential nominee in November 2007 whether he supported grants for sex education in the United States, whether such programs should include directions for using contraceptives and whether he supports President Bush’s policy of promoting abstinence.
“Ahhh, I think I support the president’s policy,” McCain said.
When reporters pressed McCain whether the government should provide contraceptives or counseling on contraceptives, he replied, “You’ve stumped me.” McCain said later that he was sure he opposed government spending on contraceptives.
The McCain campaign on Monday did not respond to repeated requests for information.
Over/under on how long it is before the standard line becomes “the scandal-plagued McCain campaign:” 15 hours.
And then there’s this, which makes me want to throw up. I don’t care how hard up you are for votes, I don’t care how far back you are in the polls, as a human beingyou do not do this to the people you love. They called his wife a crazy drug addict and his daughter illegitimate. You do not then invite them into your home for dinner. Good God. They reached rock bottom, began to dig, hit a wall, and turned right.