Tuesday, August 12, 2008

With Friends Like These . .

Jim Leach was probably one of the last real independent Republicans in Congress before his constituents fired him in 2006. So it's big when he publically comes out and endorses Obama.
"It's been a very difficult thing for me because I've never endorsed a Democrat before...but sometimes in life you come to a juncture where it's very clear the national interest trumps party discipline."
The McCain campaign took the endorsement exceptionally well:
It’s rather ironic that someone like Jim Leach, a person who placed such a strong focus on campaign finance issues, would be endorsing the first presidential candidate since Watergate to skirt the public financing program in the general election. Despite Obama’s lofty speeches on change, Iowans know that real change comes from working across the aisle to get things done. A single endorsement does not hide the fact that Senator Obama has no record of achievement beyond the confines of his party. While John McCain has spent his career putting the country first - ahead of personal and party interests - Senator Obama's record is a lesson in partisanship.

Ouch. If you needed confirmation that the McCain Campaign has essentially adopted Rove's "attack their strengths" playbook, I'd say you have it.


iamcoyote said...

I think The Rude One has an idea that might make a good viral offensive against McCain:

However, the impotent man may also turn outward once he fails in the bedroom, living room, or bar bathroom stall. He may decide that the rest of the world must suffer for his peter's arrested stiffness. And then, merciful fuck, how he will lash out. In general at all around him, and specifically and especially against those he perceives are balling women with ease. Some men's whole lives are built around punishing others for their personal failings. Whole civilizations have fallen and entire peoples enslaved or murdered just because some dude in power couldn't get his dick up.

idiosynchronic said...

But Dole was the one in the Viagra ads . .