Brilliant Politics

September 25, 2008

So your poll numbers are tanking so badly that even FoxNews gives Obama a 9pt lead. Your strategy of hiding Caribou Barbie from the evil liberal press has backfired by taking her out of the spotlight, resulting in the positive buzz shifting away from her. You’ve got a serious case of foot in mouth, making one mistake after another. Things are looking grim, and as the economic crisis continues, Obama looks more the man, so what do you do?

You suspend your campaign, and you spin it as a being a statesman like decision for the good of the country, days out from the first debate. You then call on your opponent to do the same, shifting the spotlight back on him, and hope that if he refuses, you look like you’re putting your country before the election.

Brilliant politics.

The only question now though is will voters buy it? McCain had to try something, and this is a bold gambit. If it works the way they hope it’s going to work, Obama looks bad and McCain gets a boost.

However….people might see through the ploy in a campaign that has been thick with lies and deception. But then again, while some might see through it, it’s the swinging voters in battleground states that count. Only time will tell.

6 responses to Brilliant Politics

  1. Sadly I think it will work as the average person is an idiot and will buy this crock of crap.

    Smarter people however, should / will see it differently

  2. Brilliant or fatally stupid — as you say, time will tell.

    Can you imagine if America was governed as erratically as McCain has run his campaign? Yes, yes you can. Same shit, different name.

    Hot tip: McCain is only going to Washington so we can vote against the bailout.

  3. Hi Duncan

    God awful photo…

    Personally I think it was a mistake of McCain to suspend his campaign, politically motivated or not. I think it was and very very unnecessary.

    …and Matt, help me with this one. Crock of Crap, I don't know if I am smart enough to decipher that piece of literary genius. Can you help me?

  4. I hope people are smart enough to see through that trick!

  5. I hope people are smart enough to see through that trick!

  6. I hope people are smart enough to see through that trick!