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How sweet it is!

Vice President Dick Cheney endorses John McCain and Sarah Palin. It doesn’t get any better than this.

From Barack Obama’s prepared remarks:

I’d like to congratulate Senator McCain on this endorsement because he really earned it. That endorsement didn’t come easy. Senator McCain had to vote 90 percent of the time with George Bush and Dick Cheney to get it. He served as Washington’s biggest cheerleader for going to war in Iraq, and supports economic policies that are no different from the last eight years. So Senator McCain worked hard to get Dick Cheney’s support.

But here’s my question for you, Colorado: do you think Dick Cheney is delighted to support John McCain because he thinks John McCain’s going to bring change? Do you think John McCain and Dick Cheney have been talking about how to shake things up, and get rid of the lobbyists and the old boys club in Washington?

Colorado, we know better. After all, it was just a few days ago that Senator McCain said that he and President Bush share a “common philosophy.” And we know that when it comes to foreign policy, John McCain and Dick Cheney share a common philosophy that thinks that empty bluster from Washington will fix all of our problems, and a war without end in Iraq is the way to defeat Osama bin Laden and the al Qaeda terrorists who are in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

So George Bush may be in an undisclosed location, but Dick Cheney’s out there on the campaign trail because he’d be delighted to pass the baton to John McCain. He knows that with John McCain you get a twofer: George Bush’s economic policy and Dick Cheney’s foreign policy — but that’s a risk we cannot afford to take.

This may be how you lose an election. You have someone who is more unpopular than the president but tied directly to the Bush White House come out and endorse you. Obama’s think tank couldn’t have tied John McCain to George W. Bush any tighter than Cheney just did. I’m trying to figure out why Cheney did this. If McCain doesn’t have his base sewed up by now, it is too late. If he already has the base in his back pocket, what was the purpose for Cheney’s endorsement? This gift to Obama is truly confusing.

By |2008-11-01T17:06:43-04:00November 1st, 2008|Election 2008|Comments Off on How sweet it is!

What's going on – Morning News Roundup

Thursday morning news Roundup

  • John McCain’s campaign is looking vaguely familiar. I’ve seen this type of campaigning before…recently. It looks almost exactly like Hillary Clinton’s campaign in late April and May. The only difference is that Hillary Clinton actually found a message and John McCain has not. Yesterday, John McCain told Sean Hannity that Barack Obamalacks the experience and the knowledge, and, more importantly, the judgment…” A 72-year-old man, who is looking older by the second, picks a running mate with zero experience and is trying to play the experience card. Maybe you can explain it.
  • Dana Milbank, of the Washington Post, points out some of the confusing messages that Sarah Palin has been spewing on the campaign trail.
  • There was an interesting article published a couple days ago about Sen. John McCain’s days as an aviator. It seems that there are some questions about his judgment. The senator had three crashes early in his career before he was shot down over Vietnam. Questionable judgment. Hmmm..!
  • David Brooks, conservative columnist of the New York Times, called Sarah Palin a conservative cancer.
  • In spite of AIG executives spending hundreds of thousands of dollars at the St. Regis Hotel, the $85 billion lthat we lent AIG was not enough. The Federal Reserve has just handed out another $38 billion in cash.
  • Last night, John McCain repeated his claim that he knows how to get Osama bin Laden. If this is true, why hasn’t he told anyone? He says he knows how to fix government spending, yet I haven’t seen any plan. Is he going to make this stuff up with pixie dust?
By |2008-10-09T07:43:02-04:00October 9th, 2008|Economy, Election 2008|Comments Off on What's going on – Morning News Roundup
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