Thursday, September 25, 2008

McCain-Bailin' 08

One more thing before bed . . .

There was so much I want to say about McCain suspending his campaign that I did not think I could articulate well (hence the last fluffy post.) Well, I found reactions to McCain's shenanigans, and former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards summed it up pretty well:

Oh, brother. What idiot came up with this stunt?

It ranks somewhere on the stupidity scale between plain silly and numbingly desperate. McCain and Obama are both members of the senate and they're both able to help craft a solution if they wish to do so without putting the presidential campaign on hold; after all, I’m sure congressional leaders would be willing to accept their calls if they have some important insights to impart. And while one of them will eventually become president, neither one is president yet, nor is either one a member of the congressional leadership; I’m confident that somehow the administration and the other 533 members of congress will be able to muddle through without tapping into the superior wisdom and intellect of their nominees. Sorry, John; it really sounds like you're afraid to debate. This sounds like the sort of ploy we used to use in junior high school elections. --Politico

I love Mickey Edwards. I actually got to work indirectly with him two summers ago because he was the director of a bipartisan initiative at the think tank I was at. I also thought McCain criticism would sound a lot better from one of the founders of the Heritage Foundation and former President of the American Conservative Union than from me, the bleeding heart liberal.

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