Financial Crisis Over? McCain campaign comes to Colorado

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“We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until this crisis is resolved,” John McCain said.

Well, surprise, surprise: I guess that wasn’t true.

Still, hoping to staunch the bleeding in the polls, Sen. “Hasn’t been to work in DC since April” McCain is bringing his brand of ‘leadership’ to Colorado this Thursday and Friday, the Denver Post is reporting.  

Republican presidential candidate John McCain will make a two-day swing through Colorado on Thursday and Friday, his campaign announced today.

On Thursday in Denver, McCain will hold a “women’s town hall meeting” at the Sheraton Grand Hotel downtown. Doors for the 3:45 p.m. event open at 2:30.

…On Friday, the campaign will move south to Pueblo for a town hall meeting at the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus.

The program at Massari Arena is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m.

More, and a poll, after the fold…

John “Drama Queen” McCain has had a rough week.  He vowed to stay away from the debate until the financial crisis was solved, then quickly backed down.  But not before shipping off an ad to the Wall Street Journal declaring himself the winner in the then-future debate, which was apparently run a day early.  Then those damn voters disagreed, and awarded the win in the debate to Obama.

After the debate, Gov. “Putin-head” Palin was safely sequestered away while her opponent, Sen. Biden was hitting all the networks to give the post-debate spin.

Over the next couple of days his VP pick has been off agreeing with Obama on foreign policy, requiring that Sen. “Grandpa” McCain either babysit her during the round 2 Couric interviews, or insist that having a voter ask the candidate questions is ‘gotcha journalism.’

Then, yesterday, before Wall Street suffered its single biggest set back ever, the McCain campaign issued a press release claiming that McCain’s leadership had caused solved the problem, literally minutes before the deal fell apart.

And that, my friends, is leadership to believe in.

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  1. DavidThi808 says:

    Is he still has over 40% support…

    • leosanxez says:

      In Missouri Obama has them arrested.

      • leosanxez says:

        Not that I’m surprised……I wonder if she’ll be more lenient on the Dem VP nominee? Hmmmm. Since an Obama White House would take her sales through the roof? Hmmmmm. And since she’s an effing liberal??? I hope the Dems know they would be a mere footnote in history were it not for the mainstream media. Sorry to whine. All the whining on this Obama-pseudo-reality website must be rubbing off on me.

        • Danny the Red (hair) says:

          It is not considered a credible source.

          Its former Jerusalem Bureau chief is a member of the Kach party-listed by the state department as a terrorist organization.

          WND didn’t start out this way. But how did it get to this point of condoning a killer? Let’s go back to October 1997, when WND editor Joseph Farah wrote a column that listed the Israel’s ultra-orthodox Kach movement as one of the “terror-supporting groups” on a Clinton administration list that he as “no use for.”

          The Kach movement advocated the forcible removal of Arabs from all of Israel, including the disputed areas of Gaza and the West Bank, and advocated the creation of a theocracy to rule Israel that would ban marriage between Arabs and Jews. The Kach political party was banned in 1988 and declared a terrorist organization by Israel in 1994

          It is also is promotes racism against blacks.

          President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks. Had New Orleans’ black community taken action, most would have been out of harm’s way. But most were too lazy, immoral and trifling to do anything productive for themselves.

          And it just generally libelous

          A 7-year-old, $165 million defamation case against WND springing from a series of stories about then-presidential candidate Al Gore has been settled.

          “Discovery has revealed to that no witness verifies the truth of what the witnesses are reported by authors to have stated. Additionally, no document has been discovered that provides any verification that the statements written were true.

          • sxp151 says:

            Just registered today, and already spamming every thread with posts and self-replies.

            I don’t think he’ll be convinced of anything.

            • Laughing Boy says:

              Here is the promo from her book which comes out on 1/20/09.  This is from Random House, not the creepy WND:

              “In The Breakthrough, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power…Drawing on interviews with power brokers like Senator Obama, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and many others, as well as her own razor-sharp observations and analysis of such issues as generational conflict and the ‘black enough’ conundrum, Ifill shows why this is a pivotal moment in American history.”

              Honestly, don’t you think that getting someone to moderate a debate that wasn’t writing a tribute book to one of the candidates would ave been a better idea?

              • sxp151 says:

                But the book doesn’t sound glowing to me.

                Here’s Ifill interviewing Obama in March:

                MS. IFILL: The distinction between you and Senator Clinton that’s been drawn by both of you over the last several weeks has been judgment versus experience. So let me ask you about your judgment on some issues, not only Reverend Wright and your association with him over the years but also Tony Rezko who you’ve talked a lot about recently, the Chicago developer who is now on trial on federal charges. Do you think that your association with those two people or people we don’t know about would raise questions about your judgment?

                Here’s another Ifill-Obama interview:

                GWEN IFILL: As a final question, just I want you to think a little bit about the stage that you’re at in your campaign. You have 26 percent of people still think you were raised a Muslim. People look at your shifts on issues from warrantless surveillance to gun control and they say, “Who is this guy? What does he believe?”

                How do you begin to, at this stage in your campaign, tell people who you are and have it stick?

                She also mentions his campaign finance shift.

                Finally, here’s a recent article from Ifill, which is presumably excerpted from the book. It looks like it’s about a bunch of black politicians, of whom Obama is just the newest. So in short, no real indication that the book is “pro-Obama.”

                It’s easy to find people accusing all the moderators of being unfair or biased one way or the other. Working the refs in a debate is almost as common as the pre-spin of expectations. But I think Ifill has been quite fair historically.

        • parsingreality says:

          and the book is “Pro-Obama,” whatever that means, I would say that the horror of this lies with the McCain campaign.

          Not very good due diligence.

          From what your WND says, Obama is not the topic but an example of post-civil rights era accomplishments.  Which probably is true.  

          • Canines says:


            PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, who is moderating Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin, is releasing a new book on Barack Obama, raising questions about her objectivity.

            The book, “The Breakthrough,” is due to be released about the same time the next president takes the oath of office.

            Ifill contends in her book that the black political structure of the civil rights movement has cleared the way for post-racial politicians who have benefited from the racial struggles.

            Some are now raising questions about whether Ifill can be fair and balanced, and whether she should be the moderator of Thursday’s 9 p.m. ET debate.

            FOX News political analyst Michelle Malkin argued in a post on National Review that Ifill is “so far in the tank for the Democratic presidential candidate, her oxygen delivery line is running.”

            Funny. It’s ye olde Fox news modus operandi: an ill-defined “some” are accusing Ifill of not being able to be fair and balanced — and just to prove it, we at Fox news will point you towards a Fox news analyst!

  2. Jambalaya says:

    …setting sail for Pueblo.  snort

  3. Ray Springfield says:

    NOthing like going to DC to makle the deal and then saying no deal….only to say deal the day after when his advisers tell him that we won’t have a banking system left if we have no deal. Then he sails out of town ready to blame Speaker Pelosi for the depression.

  4. Gilpin Guy says:

    I saw that one on another forum.  The rank and file Republicans tossed him under the Double Cross Express.  How stupid can you be to brag about your leadership in passing the bill and at the same time release an ad proclaiming it was evil Obama legislation all before the vote?  Apparently the ad was run on a few TV stations before it got pulled.  It went from stupid to parody all in the same day.

  5. ClubTwitty says:

    Thy name is Republican Faux News

  6. ColoCitizen says:

    Wow, an actual solution.  Where are Obama’s? Or is he just ‘hoping’ the stock market will get better?

    • ClubTwitty says:

      You’s see Obama proposed that first.  McCain, again, was late to the party.

    • Jambalaya says:

      ..else you could’ve answered your own question (assuming you’re truly interested in the answer):

    • Western Way says:

      This is what I’ve been waiting for, applause to Sen. McCain. What is Obama doing playing the blame game as per usual.

      • sxp151 says:

        It’s quite another to “agree” with a mistake after it’s been clearly pointed out as such.

        What’s the matter with you?

      • ClubTwitty says:

        in the next sentence attacks Obama

        Then the RNC attacked the (Bush) bailout as the ‘Obama plan’ and attacked Democrats for passing it, before they had to pull the ad because 2/3 of Republicans opposed it and it failed.

        So were Boehner and the other Rethug shills lying when they pretended to support it?  Afterall the ad was already in the works and on its way to market.

        Playing politics with America’s economy?  Nothing is too far in the gutter for the RNC apparently.

      • Gilpin Guy says:

        with about the same frequency that McCain changes his positions.  Nancy is has more pseudo names than McCain has houses.  You get the drift.  

    • Middle of the Road says:

      You are kidding, right? This was announced as Obama’s proposal on NPR and the BBC early this morning.

      Well, it’s great to see you love his idea. Too bad you gave credit to the wrong guy but I’m sure you’ll be back any minute to apologize for your error and give credit where credit is due.  

  7. Pam Bennett says:

    Did the old guy bother to stop by his Senate office when he crashed into the photo-op at the White House?

    “. . .Sen. “Hasn’t been to work in DC since April” McCain . . .”

  8. changeourploticians says:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, September 27, 2008 Contact: Jessica Robinson, 573-751-0290 Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

    Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

    JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.

    “St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

    “What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

    “This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

    “Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts – not a free society.”

    • DavidThi808 says:

      Your post doesn’t tell us anything. It doesn’t even insinuate anything.

    • RadioFreeDenver says:

      Here is the rest of the story.

      In a perfect storm of overexuberant campaigning by a state party, unclear reporting by a local TV station, panicky overreaction by the right-wing blogosphere, self-serving misinterpretation by a Republican politician, and cynical politicking by the Republican National Committee, a small and inaccurate story aired last week by a local St. Louis, Missouri, television station that was on its way to being forgotten was given new and undeserved life over the weekend by the Republican spin machine.

      • kstrait says:

        The Obama “Pennsylvania Truth Squad” unveiled on September 22 lists Gov. Ed Rendell, Sen. Bob Casey, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Congressman Jack Murtha, state and local officials, union leaders, and one prosecutor among its participants, and describes itself as “a group of elected and community leaders from around the state who they say will be proactive in letting Pennsylvanians know the truth in the face of the distortions by the McCain campaign. The mission of the Truth Squad will be to respond to accusations the Obama campaign perceive as false.”

        The Missouri Truth Squad appears to be no different — except that its press release inartfully overemphasized the role of law enforcement officials in its membership (which actually includes elected officials of all kinds, acting in their private capacities). But even if KMOV-TV was mistaken about what the “Truth Squad” members actually said, it may have been correct to be alert to the problems that can arise when the line between public and private action are blurred. Historically, there are numerous cases where political parties have misused law enforcement officials, on- or off-duty, to affect elections inappropriately.

        The truth squads needs to be made up of neutral parties not persons that are being accused.  This can show truth bias and does not hold an ounce of water to the majority.  Especially when it is accusations toward the defender.

    • parsingreality says:

      Great original thought and comment there, dude/dudette.

      But then, anyone who doesn’t check their new handle I don’t have much faith in.

      ploticians?  Are they like the Klingons?

  9. Dabee47 says:

    that we keep blasting McCain for not voting since April while Obama has only been there 4 days himself since April?

    I guess four days is better then zero…but is it really something to brag about?

    Just a thought…

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