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Friday, September 26, 2008

“General Atmosphere Is Utter Confusion”

posted by on September 26 at 10:37 AM

The (brief) pool report from McCain’s plane ride to the debate.

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Posted by Hernandez | September 26, 2008 10:42 AM

What Hernandez said, with brass monkeys on it.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | September 26, 2008 10:46 AM

The D's are better for it. They let themselves be pushed and rushed and before you know it the GOP is trying to blame them for going along.

Posted by Vince | September 26, 2008 10:51 AM


Let's hope that Gramp's totally goes balistic and blasts racial slurs tonight when he gets flustered!!!

This could be super entertaining!! I totally hope McCain calls Obama an upity n*gger!!

Posted by Andrew | September 26, 2008 10:51 AM

Ha, ha. McCain's stunt didn't work. Neener. Neener.

Posted by keshmeshi | September 26, 2008 10:58 AM

McCain definitely lost a half point on attempting to suspend the debate - made him look like a coward as Obama pulls ahead on this issue.

But he could very definitely gain it back tonight, and much more.

Responding to crisis is a multi-day thing and we will definitely get the best measure of the candidates core staff to do same tonight.

-Douglas Tooley

Posted by Douglas Tooley | September 26, 2008 10:59 AM

I have to be in a car heading out of town tonight and I am pissed... I know I'll get to listen on NPR, but I really wanted to see the beads of sweat roll down McCain's face.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 26, 2008 10:59 AM

See, but it *did* kind of work, at least in one sense: if McCain does poorly, he can blame it on the fact that he was busy working on the financial crisis, and didn't have time to prepare for the debate properly, since it wasn't as important as our country's financial state.

It's the age-old technique of lowering expectations pre-debate.

I'm not saying I agree with the reasoning above, but you know we're going to hear that spin if he doesn't do well.

Posted by rlv | September 26, 2008 11:15 AM

It's clear that there was no Plan B (so to speak) for McCain. He gambled on the media believing that the dog ate his homework, and it failed. Obama's gonna pound him tonight.

Posted by demolator | September 26, 2008 11:31 AM

For McCain to not self-destruct completely tonight, he would have to be a) a good politician, b) sane, c) even-tempered, d) have good judgmnet or e) some combination of that above.

He is and has none of those things. It's over.

Posted by whatevernevermind | September 26, 2008 11:37 AM

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