McCain vs Obama debate prediction: McCain going for the nuts
So after a lengthy, thoughtful analysis of the current status of the presidential campaign, this is my prediction for tonight’s second debate between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain:
John McCain will channel his inner Jesse Jackson and attempt to yank Obama’s nuts off.
My advice to Obama? Wear a steel jockstrap and bring a bigger set of pruning sheers. Other than that, just be yourself, Senator. Because at this point, the election is truly yours to lose.
The last fleeting, desperate hope of the McCain campaign was that Sarah Palin would morph into Queen Kong and demolish Biden in their first and last debate last Thursday. Didn’t happen. McCain is still falling like a rock in the polls, Obama is ahead in all the battleground states and appears to have a good chance at bringing some previously untouchable states into the Democratic fold such as Virginia and Florida. Even Republican stalwarts such as Karl “the architect” Rove are coming out in public and announcing that McCain is basically screwed because he screwed himself. Of course the Republicans never much liked McCain to begin with, but this is still pretty extraordinary coming from the party that prides itself on discipline, plugging all the leaks, and falling in line behind their guy no matter what.
Except that McCain isn’t their guy any more. Oh yeah, there are still the hired spin freaks dancing in the middle of the freeway like those comics who bravely tried to reconstruct Palin’s debate performance into some kind of remarkable triumph. The always entertaining but frequently delusional Pat Buchanan comes to mind. But when you have Republican weathervanes like George Will out there saying that this woman needs to come off the ticket and that she’s an embarrassment? And when you have Karl Rove –Karl Rove??? – saying that McCain has screwed up his campaign, and then goes on to actually do the delegate math to demonstrate just how screwed McCain really is? You don’t have to be Chicken Little to see what’s going on in the sky.
All of which is to say that going turbo-negative is McCain’s only chance right now. That’s why Palin’s latest contribution to Sen. Titanic’s campaign is to accuse Obama of “palling around with terrorists”. You know good and well Palin isn’t bright enough to come up with that mediocre attack line on her own. The woman is a parrot, and that was her scripted line for the day. Stay tuned for more Pollywanna zingers in the days to come.
As for McCain? He’s designing his own “Nutcracker Suite.”
But nutcrackers don’t work on brass balls, buddy.