Quote Of The Day

“I had the courage and the judgment to say that I would rather lose a political campaign than lose a war,” McCain said at his town hall meeting Tuesday, referring to his support for the troop surge. “It seems to me that Senator Obama would rather lose a war in order to win a political campaign.”

Nuff said.

Ah. Joe Klein is having a little tizzy over the comment. He actually named his article (it’s possible the editor did, as that happens quite a bit) “McCain Meltdown

This is the ninth presidential campaign I’ve covered. I can’t remember a more scurrilous statement by a major party candidate. It smacks of desperation. It renews questions about whether McCain has the right temperament for the presidency. How sad.

Yeah, OK, Joe. How about constant comments by this and the last two major Democrat Party presidential candidates saying how horrible our foreign policy is, how they are telling the troops they are dying and being injured for the wrong reasons in the wrong war, essentially dissing the troops, and telling us how bad America is?

Kerry: And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the–of–the historical customs, religious customs.

Obama: “You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Al Gore: While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.

While we are on the subject of quotes, how about this other one from the Goracle

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.

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3 Responses to “Quote Of The Day”

  1. […] This loathsome little effort at reading Obama’s mind, of course, elicited a round of huzzahs from the usual suspects, including the pretend pirates at Pirate’s Cove […]

  2. Je support les troops says:

    Come on there, William.

    Is that really an accurate calculus of what is going on inside Barack Obama’s mind?

    “OK – we’ve got to lose the war in order for me to win the election.”

    You don’t really believe that, do you?

  3. Who knows what goes on in Barry’s head? He changes his positions even more then a normal politician. He has been pushing for retreat in Iraq for quite some time, though.

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