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Thursday, October 09, 2008

And the winner is...

...Ayers web ad!?!?


Obama to Charlie Gibson yesterday:
Well, I am surprised that, you know, we've been seeing some pretty over-the-top attacks coming out of the McCain campaign over the last several days that he wasn't willing to say it to my face.

But I guess we've got one last debate. So presumably, if he ends up feeling that -- that he needs to, he will raise it during the debate.
Somehow, I don't think a web ad helps out McCain very much.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Uh oh

The Troopergate report will be released on Friday.

The McCain campaign will be "making news in the morning" tomorrow.

Ruh roh! Incoming distraction stunt!

Our options are:

-Some big economic proposal. (This is my guess. It's the only thing he might do that would make his former allies in the media re-swoon.)

-Some change in his tax plan (Akin to Bob Dole's "I'm giving you money!" ploy in '96)

-A one-term pledge. (Not likely. That would be akin to telling voters that he wants Caribou Barbie to be president in no more than 4 years.)

-"Barack Obama was a card-carrying member of ___________." (I kinda doubt this. At this point I don't think the McCain people want the big smears coming straight from the candidate himself. All their Ayers insinuating has only helped Obama in recent days.)

-An endorsement. (Powell? Not likely. Bloomberg? Dunno. There just aren't that many high-profile undecided political figures out there right now.)

-Cabinet announcements. (He'd have to include a center-left person who wasn't Holy Joe.)

-The Bristol-Levi wedding date announcement. (Please let this be the one, hahaha)

-That Michelle Obama "whitey" video? Ha.