Monday, October 13, 2008

Being ahead means never having to say "maverick"

So the traditional media (and their muse, Drudge) are all a-twitter today because the Arizona Maverick and his sidekick, PowerAbuser, are "re-invigorating" their campaign with a *NEW MESSAGE*
Let me give you the state of the race today. We have 22 days to go. We’re 6 points down. The national media has written us off. Senator Obama is measuring the drapes, and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labor elections, and concede defeat in Iraq. But they forgot to let you decide. My friends, we’ve got them just where we want them.

Now, the idea is to make the story about how energetic and innovative McCain is, and that Obama is merely sitting still and resting on his laurels. Of course, the reason Obama could do that is that he is the one with the lead, and McCain is playing a classic loser's gambit. Now, the reason losers try that is that sometimes it works, much like sometimes a Hail Mary pass works.

How is Obama responding? With some tired DLC crap about how he's in the lead or something inane? Nope.
Barack Obama's campaign says their candidate will deliver a major policy address today in which he'll lay out his economic rescue plan for the middle class.The campaign says the Democratic presidential nominee will outline his proposals as he speaks at a rally in Toledo, Ohio. Obama is expected to speak sometime after 1:30pm ET, and CNN will have live coverage of the event.

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