Thursday, October 16, 2008
John McCain: Elephant in Free Fall
As Barack Obama continues taking former battleground states off the Electoral College map (he now has such a lead in Wisconsin that the McCain campaign just pulled its TV advertising), and as John McCain falls further behind in the national polls, last night's final presidential debate may have been McCain's last chance to turn it around and reverse the downward momentum. To do that, he needed something big. As predicted, he launched the Bill Ayers bomb as if it were the Hail Mary pass that could still save him, but it fell haplessly back to earth like his own plummeting campaign, far short of the end zone. (Obama had it covered in any case.) The Republicans are in for a hard landing.