Well, if anything the news for the McCain Campaign has been nothing but bad for the last three days starting with all of the revelations of the huge clothes and makeup budget for Sarah Palin, and news yesterday that Sarah Palin's makeup artist is now the highest paid McCain Campaign staffer earning far more than any strategist or economic policy staffer by far.
Not only does Sarah Palin's expensive tastes in $2,500 blouses and $75.000 one day shopping sprees at Sach's Fifth Avenue seem like an abuse of the intentions of GOP donors, but it puts some real chill between many women voters and the McCain Campaign as being nothing like them and not feeling their pain in this bad economy.
But the bad news for McCain doesn't just stop there. Yesterday it was revealed that McCain volunteer, Ashley Todd, made up the racist story that she was robbed and attacked by an African American man with an Obama bumper sticker on his car. This only brought more disgrace to the McCain Campaign on top of the Sarah Palin story about her high priced taste in clothes and makeup.
But the problems didn't just don't end there either. John McCain's brother, Joe McCain, made a crazy call to 9/11 complaining about traffic conditions near his home and sweared at the operator, and then promptly resigned his position with the McCain Campaign yesterday after the disgrace he caused by his erratic and goofy behavior.
And word is a new NEWSWEEK poll has McCain down by 13 points, while both Rasmussen and Gallup both have McCain losing ground and falling behind by 8 or 9 points, and trending in the wrong direction for McCain. More and more polls have senator Obama at or above the magic 50% level and likely to draw in many of the undecided voters who are likely to swing with the winner and the challenger like they traditionally do in most elections.
The fact of the matter is that this campaign by John McCain has simply been the very worst presidential campaign probably ever run in modern times in the United States. The McCain Campaign has never really had a real central message, it's ads have been attacked as largely misleading or false by truth squads, and the campaign has been plagued by one goofy personality after another including Sarah Palin's own inability to answer interviews with intelligent answers as well as John McCain's own angry and erratic debate performances.
Often the McCain Campaign has been merely silly, going from one wacky issue like Bill Ayers after another, and largely ignoring critical issues such as the economy. And Obama is moving within striking distance in so many states that the McCain Campaign has simply failed to nail down. McCain's electoral base is about as stable as jello right now, where he has fewer field offices and foot soldiers to get out the vote in his important base of "Red" states where this election has slipped from McCain's hands back in September when the bad news about the economy only hurt the Republican brand.
In short, so far this McCain Campaign has made the disastrous presidential campaigns of both George McGovern and Michael Dukakis look almost masterful by comparison. It is highly likely the actual vote will reflect this awfulness and this election is unlikely to be all that close as some polls might have once suggested. But Obama voters cannot take this for granted. The biggest surprise would be a victory by McCain after this worst possible effort. That would be a huge shocker.
Today, this Sunday marks the 41st anniversary of John McCain being shot down in Vietnam. That image of a war hero just hasn't gotten through in this current race for McCain in this election. Instead McCain now has a 49% unfavorable rating according to the latest Rasmussen poll. And McCain is on the verge of losing many states that have been considered to be solid GOP territory and dragging down many GOP senators in his loss. It's not much of a last hurrah for this long time Washington politician who is likely to stay in the senate until 2010 before he announces his retirement and that seat in Arizona becomes an open contest.
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