Biden: "McCain campaign is on the ropes"
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With polls drooping, the in-your-face campaigning is what some McCain supporters want to see.
Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller are almost pleading with the campaign to hit Obama harder. They say letting McCain show some anger -- although feared by some GOP strategists -- is exactly what this nation needs to see. As in someone who is visibly upset with the lack of oversight from both parties leading to our economy's implosion.
Debate of the Living Dead
We didn't see much anger during Tuesday's debate. Discussing possible movie titles for Tuesday's showdown, O'Reilly offered "Debate of the Living Dead." Miller countered "Bureaucrats on the Caribbean."
To be fair to Miller, despite how it reads, it was actually funny when he said it.
The debate was universally panned. Politico's Jim Vandehei and John Harris called it "the worst debate ever," aptly summarizing it with a question:
"The day after leaves behind a puzzle: How the hell did candidates manage to be so timid and uninspiring at a time when American troops are in two problematic wars, the world financial markets are in scary free fall and the Dow has lost 1,400 points since Oct. 1? This is a moment history rarely sees — and both men blew it."
The long ball (again)
To which some may wonder, "does he have another 'Hail Mary' pass" left?
The Ayers card is getting played. The Rezko card (as in Chicago developer Antoin Rezko, an Obama associate convicted of bribery) seems to have been played. Many are speculating that Jeremiah Wright, Obama's controversial former pastor, is next.
By going the "guilt by association" strategy, the McCain campaign is hoping to stop the bleeding. The latest Gallup polls are dreary for the Republican ticket. Addams-family dreary. 11 points now separate the two, with Obama getting 52 percent of those polled and McCain receiving 41 percent.
The good news for the campaign is that two weeks ago both candidates were tied at 46 percent apiece. The bad news is the economic meltdown, which has badly damaged the McCain-Palin ticket, is proving to be something that you just can't "turn the page" on, as McCain's campaign desperately wants to do.