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Dear the John McCain campaign,

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?

hopelessly,

Leonard

I'm seriously beginning to entertain the possibility that the entire 2008 presidential campaign is just an elaborate attempt to gaslight me.

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archaica
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
The only way this makes sense is that McCain is going to run against "those wasters in Washington" ... by going home off the campaign trail and getting neck deep in their work?

WHAT THE FUCK JOHN MCCAIN.
ludickid
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
He can't even do anything! He's just one senator, with one vote, so it's not like suspending his campaign is going to let him fly around the planet backwards like Superman and turn back time to the 1990s.
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brandawg
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
It actually feels like a bunch of sanctimonious bullshit, but whatever...
He's taking charge! COUNTRY FIRST! Voting record be damned!
ludickid
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Re: It actually feels like a bunch of sanctimonious bullshit, but whatever...
He's taking charge! By, basically, quitting!
anne_jumps
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
They're trolling the country, still.
ludickid
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
LOL U LIEK OBAMA U R GAY
tx_cronopio
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
It's LEEEEEEEEDRSHIP, doncha see?
ludickid
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
I would think that "leadership" includes the ability to do more than one thing at once.
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ludickid
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Obama (who has already, to his credit, said that the debate is on whether McCain shows up or not) should remind everyone that Lincoln didn't suspend his campaign during the Civil War.
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faeriemuriel
Sep. 24th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
I am the most gullible bastard on the interwebs. I even moused over it and got the "Of course it's a Rickroll" and went "orly?"

Damnit. = P
picodulce
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
I read that Obama would rather keep campaigning. I like how McCain's "we have to stop" therefore places the credit crisis over all other crises... like Hurricane damage a month back (edit: oh, he did stop the RNC's first day for Hurricane Gustav)? We need it NOWNOWNOW!

(How important are those two votes of the candidates? Not necessarily huge. Can they get to and from Washington quickly? Sure! Will this be decided at 3 AM on Friday? Of course! Not.)

Really, I think McCain's old ass is tired and he needs a little more nap time to prepare for debates.

Edited at 2008-09-24 08:40 pm (UTC)
abouthipsanck3s
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Tired, read: unprepared entirely.
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also_huey
Sep. 24th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
My theory: McCain actually has no desire to be president, and is just taking one for the team. The rationale for this is that, between wars, wall street, healthcare, and energy, the next president is basically fucked even if he IS Jesus, and enough time has passed that only the crackpots can look at current events and insist, but of course, that this is all Clinton's fault, so in order to maintain power, the Republicans need a new fall guy. So, McCain does a few boneheaded things during the campaign, the US elects Obama, and then in 2012, Iraq still sucks, Wall Street still sucks, gas prices still suck, healthcare still sucks, and the Republicans say "See? See what those shitheads did? We Fucking Told You So. JEB BUSH 2012."
oilyrags
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
I kinda-sorta believed this up until his 'throw 'em some red meat' move of getting Palin on board and flipping his flop to be all Bush II appealling to the base stuff. Now I think he just wants to be Pres. cause he DESERVES it, damnit! He doesn't give much of a fuck beyond the swearing in, though, cause he knows he'll never see 2012.
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fengi
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
This is a comment made to inform everyone I will suspend my attempts to get responses on livejournal, but only if everyone stops posting as well. Until that point, I will be posting regularly about the need for a suspension of posting.
also_huey
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Good call, Ferengi! Anyone who continues to post or comment on LiveJournal obviously hates America. ...except me of course, because I'm a Republican.
drownedinink
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
This is his one opportunity to at least throw out some half-assed but possibly appealing (if only to the base) ideas on economic reform...and he completely refuses it. Really, he might as well call a press conference just to say, "You know, I got nothin'."

If he still wins the White House - despite the massive, Old Testament-style failures of the Republican Party the past eight years, despite the shoddy ads and lazy, hypocritical arguments against Obama ("He'll spend lots of taxpayer money on meaningless projects, which will be a total change from recent policy!"), despite refusing to stray from the party line especially on the Iraq War and health care, despite Palin, despite running against a historic candidate, and despite this - I think I'll just go into a medical state of shock that will last at least a year.
ortho_bob
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
But he's putting country first! Debating is unpatriotic is a time of crisis. Words, hah! McCain will PUNCH Wall Street in the face until it works properly. Hurrah!
faeriemuriel
Sep. 24th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
If he actually does, he's got my vote.
autobotsrollout
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Fark's headline of "Frail old man runs away from African-American asking for change" is the best thng ever.
adam_0oo
Sep. 25th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Ha!
tritium
Sep. 24th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
whut
perich
Sep. 24th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
It actually fits in with the McCain strategy so far: throw bizarre wingding pitches out of nowhere that splash all over the news media (first Palin, now this).

The thing is, this sort of "gimmick" campaigning typically comes from 3rd parties (Perot, anyone?). I'm excited to see it happen.
roninspoon
Sep. 25th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
I am, seriously, more and more convinced that the GOP has deliberately chosen McCain, and let him run wild, so that he will tank the election. Then, in four years, when the Obama presidency has been unable to resolve all the problems that the current admin created, they will blame it all on a DNC admin and majority congress, and run on a Change Ticket.
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