Mounting despair, crushing depression and childish rage. This sums up the state of mind for many staffers in McCain’s presidential campaign and members of the Republican National Committee (RNC).
As once secure Republican states turn lighter shades of red – some appear to be approaching that dreaded shade of pink as they move toward purple and eventually the blue of the Democratic Party – the McCain campaign and the RNC are pointing fingers at one another instead of focusing on planning a coherent strategy during the last stretch of the 2008 election..
I guess they’re pulling pages right out of their campaign playbook – the one that caused John McCain to be less appealing to many voters than his Democratic rival, Barack Obama. The RNC and the McCain campaign chose character assassination as opposed to crafting a comprehensive and meaningful policy platform that would address the mounting problems faced by voters. This caused moderates – people that don’t hug trees or stroke firearms – who face foreclosure and loss of employment to wonder what McCain he would actually do to help once elected – other than blame Democrats.
So now, as they are being outspent and outmaneuvered by those dastardly Democrats, the RNC and the McCain campaign have turned on each other instead of dealing with the problems that have been plaguing McCain’s bid for the presidency.
Check out this piece in Politico.com called “Blame game: GOP forms circular firing squad.” It provides some interesting details about the Republican shouting match that is marking the final days of the 2008 election.
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