Friday, September 26, 2008

The Debate Shell Game

I had a great Cartoon for today, but with the debate itself up in the air, it isn't quite as appropriate.

Now, we all knew this week was going to be the 'Lowering Expectations Game', and Sen McCain has taken it to the extreme. Listen, I can't imagine this debate not happening and Sen. McCain allowing Sen Obama to have the stage all to himself. Seriously, that is exactly what will happen, so McCain will be there. But any flub, miss step, miscue, et al. will be written off as limited prep time.

Personally, if I can put on my conspiracy hat for just a moment (No, Tom, it isn't surgically attached *laughing*) I think this was a ploy to delay this debate so it could be replaced with the VP one, thereby sparing Governor Duck n Cover from her tilt with her Democratic counterpart. But we know McCain would NEVER play politics and the time of crisis.

OK, here's the cartoon anyway!

Maybe more later.


UPDATE: Seems my conspiracy theory was pretty spot on:
McCain supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN the McCain campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there's no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the VP debate, currently scheduled for next Thursday, October 2 in St. Louis.
McCain isn't showing everyone that he is unprepared to debate, he is showing them, definitively, he is simply not prepared to be President, and all the multiple tasks that go with that job. McCain took some bad advice and dug himself a big whole, with no ramp to get out via.

Obama will be in Mississippi tonight, and McCain will be best served to be there as well. It is the least damaging of options he has left. A no show will all but destroy his candidacy.

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