The media is not going to do anything to help John McCain, ladies and gentlemen. The media will give us stories like this:
[T]he 90-minute debate was a perfect distillation of McCain’s general election campaign, with all of its inconsistent messages.
He spoke passionately about education and free trade and put Obama on the policy defensive more than in previous debates, but he also spent precious minutes bickering over a domestic radical [note well” “radical” and not “terrorist” — P] from the 1960s. He spoke of his desire to reach peaceably across the aisle, while at times exuding what seemed a barely controlled anger, his jaw clenched as he appeared to show disdain for his opponent.
As I say: the media is not going to do anything to help him, or any other Republican.
I’m with Ace — and you should go to his post for the full details of a proposed insurrection. We need action, mostly on informing voters about the Democrats’ responsibility on Fannie and Freddie.
McCain won’t do it. We must.
Here’s how I put it on the 6th: “We need endless TV commercials with clips of Democrats saying there is no crisis. Find the footage of McCain’s speech (if it exists) [decrying the problems at Fannie and Freddie, and sponsoring legislation to do something about it] and run that too.”
When I said that, I was talking about ads like this:
It turns out that ads like this work:
Well, we out here in the blogosphere did. John McCain didn’t and doesn’t.
Put aside your rosy scenarios. We are headed for a bloodbath. At this point, every single undecided voter is going to break for Obama. His coattails will bring in more Democrats to a Congress that has a worse approval rating than Bush. It’s absurd — but it’s going to happen.
If we’re going down, we might as well go down fighting — with the truth. So spread the truth to every undecided voter you can.
Show them the ads above. If you’re a fan of the stuff on Obama’s character, read this detailed piece by Baseball Crank, and pick your favorite parts to show the undecideds. But always present your arguments in the context of the economy — and the judgment and integrity needed to do something about spending and borrowing. All roads lead back to Fannie and Freddie and ads like the ones above.
Tell people Obama voted “present” on Fannie and Freddie reform, and considered it a Big Accomplishment to write a letter.
Get out there with the truth.