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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:35 AM
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McCain wonders why the media follows Obama so much but he is just as guilty for it
All he does is attack Obama everyday. Yesterday it was "Obama would rather lose a war to win an election". In the editorial to the NYT it was basically an attack ad against Obama and offered little substance. In every town hall he does he can't get through a sentence without attacking Obama. McCain has an obsession with him.


I think even McCain has Obama fever. You would think that in the beginnings of a Presidential campaign you would try to show what you have to offer and talk about those things every day, but not McCain. You would think they would try to set an agenda and talk about what they plan to do as President, but not McCain. No, instead of showing what he has to offer, he attacks the opposing candidate...nonstop.



Maybe if McCain offered substance instead of constant attacks he would get more attention from the media. His non stop attacking hasn't even landed him ahead in the tracking polls which has been dominated by Obama this whole summer.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:40 AM
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1. Sounds like pure, unadulterated *JEALOUSY* to me...
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:41 AM
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2. McCain is playing defense.
Obama is leading. McCain is running in place. Obama is running ahead.
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:44 AM
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3. heh. From MSNBC first read....

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com /

"*** Problematic body language: Sometimes body language can tell you a lot. And the body language coming from the McCain campaign -- as Obama continues his overseas trip -- doesnt look too pretty right now. Let us count the ways: It has aired its first two negative TV ads of general election, one of which (on energy) was panned by virtually every media outlet for being factually incorrect. It later sent the press on what appears to be a wild goose VP chase, when it leaked to Bob Novak that a veep decision could be coming this week (and now even Novak admits that he might have been used). Next came the McCain Web video blasting the medias attention on Obama, as well as those luggage tags calling the reporters who have followed McCain for much of this election the JV Squad while others are covering Obama overseas; the other side of the luggage tag was in French with a beret-wearing guy pouring wine. (Side thought: Why does McCain think belittling his own press corps is a good idea? But we digress) And then yesterday came McCains line that Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign -- language that spurred veteran journalist Joe Klein to wonder whether McCain has the right temperament for the presidency. McCain told CBSs Katie Couric last night, I relish the underdog. Did the McCain campaign push the candidate into this mode because they are obsessing SO MUCH over winning and losing daily news cycles? What happened to the happy warrior? "
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:18 AM
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8. JV squad? ouch
Has there ever been a campaign that managed the media so poorly? McCain's campaign is doing worse than John Kerry in this regard.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:50 AM
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9. He relishes the underdog , eh?



Makes sense-- after Obama's rock star week, McCain is in a bigger pickle than ever.

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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:45 AM
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4. "Every time they attack you if gives you a chance to get your
message out." - Bill Clinton
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dsomuah Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:57 AM
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5. Of course the media is impressed with Obama. He is an impressive person
The media love to predict who is going to win elections, who is going to get campaign funds, who is going to succeed and who is going to fail, and Obama has continued to confound their expectations. You've heard the old media adage: Man bites dog is always a bigger story than Dog bites man. McCain's candidacy is a case of man bites dog. It's predictable, it's expected. It's "Look at all my years of experience, and we are fighting a war on terror so you need me to protect you."

With Obama on the other hand, everything he has done has defied conventional political wisdom.

Rather than go with the tried and trusted method of relying on big money donors, he has built a fundraising base built on small donors.

Rather than court lobbyists to win, he has snubbed them.

Rather than highlight his experience, he has highlighted his ideas. Correctly figuring that America is tired of people like Rumsfeld and Cheney, people with good experience and bad ideas.

Rather than trying to win the democratic nomination on Super Tuesday, he prepared for a long campaign. This one shocked the media because the nominee is almost always decided by Super Tuesday.

Rather than go for the 25+1 strategy of targeting states based on what Kerry won in 2004 Obama has recognized that this is a new election, and has brought states into play that we would have never dreamed of taking four years ago.

Even his overseas tour attracts more attention because Obama is promising a different foreign policy than what we have had before, and McCain is just promising more of the same. Stay in Iraq, threaten Iran, ignore our allies, you are either with us or against us.

"Man bites dog", is always a bigger news story than "Dog bites man" if McCain wants media attention, he needs to quit being so predictable.

And BTW. Blaming the media when you are losing is a pretty wussy move. McCain needs to quit whining.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:59 AM
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6. I know it's painful, but take a look at McCain's website. It's all about Obama!!
McCain's own site backs up your point. Obama, Obama, Obama!!!!! Obama gets all the attention!!!!!!!! Nobodeeeeeee will look at meeeeeeeeee because Obama is a ROCK STAR!!!!

http://www.johnmccain.com/Home1.htm

Cracks me up, it really does. :-)
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:09 AM
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7. Hell, McCain said Obama should get more foreign policy experience, so-o-o-,,,(nt)
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