Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Here it comes

For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk

Now that McCain has nearly locked up the GOP nomination, his "friends" in the Old Media are kicking him out of their friendly little circle. This story runs tomorrow in the New York Times, and already MSNBC is talking about it.

I was always very suspicious of McCain's campaign--he was deader than Marley (you know, Scrooge's partner) in autumn, did poorly in Iowa, and came roaring back out of nowhere to win NH and eventually become the GOP frontrunner.

McCain was always the darling of the media, they loved his "straight talk," his "maverick record," and his battle for "campaign finance reform" (which is incumbent insurance, not to get sidetracked. Good job being objective there, media.

The media propped up McCain through the Long March (you see what I just did there? I made a reference to Mao, almost like I was calling In$ane McCain a commie) and got him the nomination, ensuring that the Democratic candidate, whether her royal Hillaryness or Obama-rama, would take the White House in a cakewalk.

I, for one, cannot wait to see the hysteria amongst the conservative commetariat, who have finally convinced themselves that McCain is the new Reagan.

And this is just the beginning. I'm hearing rumours of a massive swiftboating of McCain that will take place in the spring or summer. I can't wait :)