Wednesday, September 24, 2008

John McCain suspends campaign, again demonstrating Country First.

A week ago we commented on what we Republicans call our commitment to “Country First”. The previous context was Hillary Clinton’s refusal to participate in a bi-partisan rally to protest the Iranian terror regime and its current and most deranged picture boy, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Hillary chose politics over patriotism.

Today, John McCain displayed his commitment to Country First in the boldest and brightest and biggest venue of all-the last seven weeks of a Presidential campaign. In light of the terrifying prospect of a global economic meltdown that has been created by a small number of ex-Clinton Administration officials (but that’s a story for another day) John McCain has temporarily suspended his campaign so as to return to his Senatorial duties.

The reader will remember that John McCain supported the “Surge” in Iraq two years ago when opposition to the Iraq campaign had reached its most ignorant and dishonest height. Sen. McCain’s said he took that risky position because he’d rather lose an election than a war. While supporting an unpopular policy two years before a Presidential election displays a level of moral courage as rare as an intelligent thought emerging from Andrea Mitchell, suspension of a campaign for even one day less than forty-five days out is unprecedented in modern, or perhaps the totality, of Presidential history.

Sen. McCain appeared in the hostile environment of Katie Couric’s CBS Evening News to explain and defend his controversial decision. The first video below is what appears to be the entire interview.



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The second video is the broadcast edit.




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18 comments:

RF said...

"Country first" or "politics first"? One can surely argue this stunt both ways.

Spotlight on Chickens said...

If I were him I'd hide, too. Cancel the debate. Don't make McDeregulation defend his old philosophy anymore.

Really now, what's more important that hearing from the candidates when there's a big "crisis" on everyone's mind? Only an embarrassed chicken would run from this moment when he could have everyone's attention.

Fearing a Mushroom Cloud, Spotlight said...

BTW, I heard Bush tonight. He was all doom and gloom, just like he was when he said we had to watch out for Saddam's mushroom cloud and there wasn't a moment to waste.

As Bush said, You shouldn't get fooled again.

Anonymous said...

Democrats are like vampires on this blog.

Anonymous said...

And the President's televised babbling reminded me so much of that malaise speech from Jimmy Carter. What an irrelevent idiot anymore. And then we go and nominate some boob who now wants to run and hide from a debate as if he's got some magic wand he can wave back in DC in the meantime. God damn you stupid assholes we had Romney right in the palm of our hand and now we're left with this doddering old fool and some dumb bitch from the North Pole. I give up.

vlad the impaler said...

Stupid, stupid, stupid. McCain should have done just the opposite. He should be out on the stump saying "I sponsored legislation that would have fixed this problem when Barack Hussein Obama was still voting 'present' in the Illinois Legislature." And "Why was Barack Hussein Obama the #2 recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie May and Freddie Mac?"

You kick Hussein's guts in with this EVERY DAY!

McCain is an idiot.

RF said...

I have to agree with this from a Slate article:

"In a presidential campaign, the surest sign that a candidate is playing politics on an issue is when he claims not to be playing politics on an issue."

RF said...

Vlad,

It is a bit hard for John the Deregulator to make the argument you suggest in a convincing manner.

Anonymous said...

Two Words,

Bob

Barr,

Baby!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE HELP GET OBAMA ELECTED BY VOTING FOR BOB BARR, RON PAUL, & ALAN KEYES.

Anonymous said...

Alan Keyes?

Is that greasy little fink mounting a Third Party challenge?

El Sporer Verdadero said...
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Sporer tiene un pequeño pene said...
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y los pequenos juevos said...
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The Real Sporer said...

English only guys.

We can't have anything defamatory in Spanish either. Since I don't speak or read Spanish then I cannot tell if its defamatory or not.

vlad the impaler said...

We weren't defaming anyone. My spanish isn't good enough.

Anonymous said...

Dondo estade Casa de Paipai?

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