I just saw that McCain has conceded Michigan to Obama. Is that cutting and running? Is that pulling out the troops before victory can be achieved? Is it waving the white flag of surrender (in the words of Sarah Palin)? I don’t know. 🙂
But I would be pissed if I were a Republican living in Michigan. And this is the beginning of the end for McCain. He is behind in the polls, primarily because he is Bush II (or would that be Bush III?). The economy is so awful and I can’t believe that people would even think about voting Republican this time around. McCain lost the debate. Palin lost the debate. These people can’t lead. The American people can now see that. And if you didn’t see it, look at the poll numbers that CNN took:
Only 26 percent of those surveyed said that Palin was more intelligent in the debate, compared with 57 percent who chose Biden, according to the poll of 611 adult Americans who tuned in to watch it.
Overall, 51 percent of the debate watchers said that Biden did the best job in the debate, but 36 percent gave the nod to Palin
However, the Alaska governor, who repeatedly sought to emphasize the maverick credentials of the McCain-Palin ticket, overcame expectations, as 84 percent of the debate watchers said she did better than expected.
On this point, Biden, a 35-year veteran of the Senate, was more successful in selling this message. Fifty-three percent of debate watchers said Biden seemed more likely to bring change; 42 percent chose Palin.
Another troubling number for Palin is that only 46 percent of the debate watchers said she was qualified to be president, compared with 87 percent who picked Biden.
(I wonder if that last number is correct–the 87%)
And speaking of the economy–I just cannot believe that people had the guts to attach earmarks to the bailout package! Jesus–couldn’t they at least have the decency (democrats and republicans) to deal with the major issue instead of what they did? I can’t help but hear the words of McCain when he said that he will stop earmarks when he becomes president and he will make sure we know the name of the person who wants those earmarks. McCain voted for the bailout package, along with the earmarks. Will the so-called ‘maverick’ now make sure all of us know who really voted for earmarks?