Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain Freaks Out


Shouldn't a president be able to deal with more than one thing at a time?

12 comments:

Bubby said...

Bonus Question: When was the last time Senator John McCain showed up in Washington to vote on legislation? (you know, do his job)

The VP said...

It's always hard for a feeble, geriatric mind to multi-task. Unfortunately a president needs to do just that. I would also ask, what can McCain do in Washington that he can't do from the road with a cell phone or fax? And why now? He's avoided his senatorial duties since April! This is a gimmick to postpone the pres & VP debates because he's scared and unprepared.

Bubby said...

Ding, Ding, Ding! VP wins! John McCain hasn't lumbered onto the floor of the Senate chamber and voted since April 2008.

Anonymous said...

You guys are just mad that Obama didn't come up with the idea first. I for one think that it is honorable for the candidates to take a break and focus on the current crisis. I would be pissed if I was one of Obama's constitutents and forgoing their concerns in order to pursue his own.

Jeremy Aldrich said...

Mmhmm...and exactly what do you think Obama (or McCain) SHOULD be doing in DC to help solve this crisis, since neither are on relevant committees?

Emmy said...

God forbid we want a president that can do more than one thing at a time!

Anonymous said...

Yes Emmy, God forbid. And what will Obama be doing? He's not demonstrating an ounce of leadership...he's letting everyone else work it out, then he'll poll on it, stick his finger in the wind, and determine how he'll go from there.

I would also add that Harry Reid himself said they couldn't do anything without John McCain...he's changed his tune now, but a couple days ago he was insisting that McCain be a part of it. So why don't you direct your stupid question to Reid, Aldrich?

The VP said...

Thank you Bubby! As for anon, I again ask, what can McSame do in DC that he can't do via cell phone & fax? Hmm? This is nothing but a diversionary gimmick, which you people fall for evey time. Is this all you can muster? I think the McCain camp is in desperation mode.

Jeremy Aldrich said...

Can you find a link for Reid saying they "couldn't do anything without John McCain", or where Reid said he really needed McCain to drop everything and spend the next few days in Washington, as opposed to asking him to 1) take a position on the bailout and 2) vote on it, requiring a BRIEF visit to the Senate floor when the time came?

Anonymous said...

Yes, a gimmick. I'm glad you've gotten your DNC talking points email for the evening.

And Aldrich...did I say Reid said he had to drop everything and got to DC? No, I didn't...but he was requesting his input, his stance, even saying they wouldn't support it without HIS support. So, McCain goes to DC to flesh out the details...what the heck is wrong with that? If Obama had done that, you'd be hailing him as some sort of hero. BOTH SIDES wanted to get McCain's input...ironic that nobody gave a darn what Obama thought, isn;t it? Maybe they knew he wouldn't know what he thought about it until Jim Johnson told him, huh? Or, maybe he was weighing whether a "present" vote would be sufficient?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3f0BwyZKMw

Jeremy Aldrich said...

No, if Obama had said "I'm suspending my campaign" I'd be just as ticked at him. We've only got a few weeks left before we make a hugely important decision, and large numbers of people are still undecided. Running out the clock on the election while avoiding the press, debates, and other forms of public scrutiny is not leadership.

Reid asked for McCain to take a stance on the bailout (which he kinda sorta did yesterday) so that Republicans would know how to vote and then the Congress could react appropriately. He didn't ask McCain to rush in and solve the problem for everyone, although I'm sure they'll be glad to see him after his six-month absence from the Senate. He didn't have to beg Obama to say what he thought because he already had.

Anonymous said...

Yes, McCain is really ducking public scrutiny, isn't he? And you could accuse him of running out the clock IF HE WERE AHEAD, which he isn't...at best he's either tied or a few points behind, taking all the polls together.

And did McCain say he was rushing in to solve the problem? No...he said he was going to DC to WORK ON IT. Both sides asked McCain to be a part of it...they both wanted his input. McCain believes it to be an issue that takes precedence over campaigning, and all you can do is whine about it being done so close to the election. And yeah, Obama gave his stance...but nobody cared what he thought. Nobody was saying he was a key to anything. That's what happens when you take no leadership role in the Senate in the first place.