The Last Presidential Debate
John McCain had a choice in this campaign. He could have run a positive campaign. He could have run to the middle of America, to moderates, to the middle class, to bipartisanship. He could have chosen well-respected Maine Senator Olympia Snowe and ran as a deficit hawk.
Instead he chose negative campaigning, and an appeal to the far-right, the superrich, and the hateful fundamenatalists, typified by that lawless “Cheney-in-a-dress” Alaskan Governor he chose as his running mate.
Last night’s Presidential Debate showed why John McCain’s fateful choices doom his campaign. With the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Americans are finally tiring of negative campaigns. McCain has tried his best to “swift-boat” Barack Obama…and failed miserably.