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John McCain's Bid Over Before It Began?

John McCain's Bid Over Before It Began?

As Hillary Clinton and John McCain taught us in the New Hampshire primaries, regardless of polls, anything can happen on election day. But if John McCain loses, history may paint him as the Republican's sacrificial lamb destined to be defeated by the Democrats.

Spectators figure that a perfect storm of wars, bad economic news, GOP mismanagement in Congress, and a pariah of a President (George W. Bush) make it impossible for McCain to keep the White House under Republican control.

Perhaps debating the merits of McCain's sometimes imprudent campaign is pointless, if the White House was never in McCain's reach.


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i don't think that it was a 100% given that he would lose based on how bush was these past few years, but i can agree that he had an uphill battle. i don't know what the outcome is going to be - but i can tell you that based on how the polls are lately - the democrats are prob going to win
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Me, too, bluesarah!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I like to say "IDK, my BFF Jill?" a lot. ;)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I like to use TISNF!!! just cuz that commercials cracks me up!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
OK I use OMG but only when I want to mock my own "blond California Girl" stereotype :)
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
haha! I use OMG, but I HATE U and 2 and R that drives me crazy!!! I dont even do it in texting. Ugh. I'm annoyed just thinking about it!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
OMG CG UR sooooo right! Wow that pained me to even type.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
That bugs me soooo much, CG! Argh. Now I am thinking about it.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Haus On here, its not really Grammar that bugs me its the U R So wrong 2 B on Here. crap. Is it too time consuming to type out "you"
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
oh published books are def the worst! i never care about grammar here because everyone is usually either a) trying to comment and work at the same time or b) typing furiously to get their point across it only bugs me when the grammar and spelling are so atrocious that you have no idea what the person is saying!
DaMayor DaMayor 8 years
McCain's campaign wasn't over before it began; it was over when he sold his soul to the (southern evangelical) devil. His willingness to compromise his morals and take a hard turn to the right has forever smeared what was a storied career. If he had run the same campaign he ran against Bush in 2000, he might be leading Obama by a few points. If he had tapped Lieberman, Dick Lugar, Olympia Snowe, or even Condoleeza Rice (* author shudders, dry heaves*), as his VP candidate, he'd probably be in a tight race or holding a slight lead. Aligning himself with the far right, while hawking his moderate-conservative record and tapping the first VPILF on the ticket, despite her history of cronyism, lack of brain power, and views culled from the ilk of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, has sealed JMC's fate. It makes me wonder if that expose in Rolling Stone might have actually been right.
Roarman Roarman 8 years
I don't remember what book it was, but it had over 10 errors in it. I had to stop reading it, I was so irritated. If you are putting books on to the market for people to read, they should be correct, that's an editors sole job, to fact check and grammar/spell check. I know this was ended, but singular was not used correctly. Single was the correct word in that context.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
geebers I do that too! :rotfl: I think it comes from my mom being a teacher, and always correcting me any time I made a mistake in my writing (or speech for that matter). If I didn't become a scientist I certainly could've been an editor!
geebers geebers 8 years
OH I get so irritated. I actually circle errors in books as I read (don't laugh at me- it is a habit I cannot break). And I only do this in books I own -but it takes willpower to not want to do it in library books or books I borrowed. However I am furiously typing when it comes to comments on here so I know I make several mistakes. I would hate it if someone were to come on here and correct me because I know that I am very careful professionally even with my emails.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
CG, you're right, published books are the worst! I mean, I know they are edited/read/seen by several people. You'd think someone would catch it!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
Wow, I'm kind of confused about half of what I just read. But, I must say, I am totally with you, pop. Grammar and spelling mistakes bug me if they're in the initial article or if someone goes around correcting others. This isn't a thesis, people, this is a comment on a blog! (Grammar and spelling mistakes also bother me tremendously if they're my own. I want to take them all back!)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Pop I only get annoyed if its in a published book. and then i go "for gods sake! did anyone edit this?"
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
CG, I hear you... But I only get annoyed about grammar/spelling if: 1) It's in the blog article itself (b/c they are paid to do this) or -- If someone else comes along and starts correcting other people and they're throwing stones from a glass house. I make mistakes all the time and def wouldn't want someone pointing all of them out.
indielove indielove 8 years
Look, dude(and I'm speaking to Dave), I'm not going to continue to prolong this. I was asked very nicely not to do so. As I was reminded, this is supposed to be a 'thoughtful and friendly' zone. Before this gets completely out of control and things are said that cannot be taken back, I'm bowing out.
I-am-The-Dude I-am-The-Dude 8 years
I also do believe that the republicans are at a disadvantage given the perceived ineptitude of the last eight years.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
"ALSO, not a singular McCain supporter will vote for him just because he is a 'war hero' therefore automatically making him a TRUE American not like that arugula-eating, elite Arab named Barack Hussein Obama." The word 'single' is the correct form to use here. Singular may be an adjective, but it is the wrong tense. So, as you see, you are actually wrong.
indielove indielove 8 years
The whole 'I'm right, you're wrong' schtick. That's how it comes across many times, as per my observations.
I-am-The-Dude I-am-The-Dude 8 years
On topic, I partially agree with haus, and I partially disagree. I think any biases are a complete wash. There are as many idiots on both sides. I do think that the vast majority of voters are pretty ignorant, though. I think a lot of people will vote blindly because of a D or an R. I think a lot people will vote blindly based on skin tone (on both sides). I think a lot of people will vote based on who their favorite celebs endorse (on both sides). I think a lot of people vote on what's cool. I think a lot of people will vote based on mommy and daddy's affiliation. It is very much like religion in that reqaurd. I think it is a small number of people that listen to news radio all day, watch news on tv all day, and keep themselves informed the way that a lot of people on this site do. I think tv and radio ratings would probably bear that out. You are not the majority citizenites.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
People who become grammar police on any website irk me.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
"Well, Dave, I was just taking a page out of you Republicans' book." What does that even mean?
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