Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Three Campaigns

It kinda broke open today. There's the John McCain for President 2008 campaign, with it's premature eject-ulation:
Lara Elborno, a student at the University of Iowa, said she was approached by a police officer and a McCain staffer and was told she had to leave or she would be arrested for trespassing...

...She said McCain staffers wouldn’t tell her why she was being asked to leave and when she got outside, she saw “a group of about 20 people” who had all been asked to leave.

Elborno said after seeing the people who were asked to leave, she was concerned that McCain’s staffers were profiling people on appearance to determine who might be a potential protester.

“When I started talking to them, it kind of became clear that they were kind of just telling people to leave that they thought maybe would be disruptive, but based on what? Based on how they looked,” Elborno said. “It was pretty much all young people, the college demographic...”

“...I saw a couple that had been escorted out and they were confused as well, and the girl was crying, so I said ‘Why are you crying? and she said ‘I already voted for McCain, I’m a Republican, and they said we had to leave because we didn’t look right,’” Elborno said. “They were handpicking these people and they had nothing to go off of, besides the way the people looked.”
This campaign appears to be in trouble, with early voting going against it (not that it couldn't all flip upside down on with turnout on the actual Election Day) and finding it necessary to run those awful robocalls in his very own home state of Arizona.

There's the campaign of Barack Obama for President 2008, where the candidate is pretty darned entertaining, even amusing himself as he bats down ugly smears:



He's got the Ronald Reagan shoe hole iconography going for him as well.

Then there's the third campaign -- Palin 2012:



If McCain didn't know it before, he sure knows it now.

In essence, when he picked her, he stabbed himself in the back.

2 comments:

David L. said...

you look good on video!

David L. said...

and i saw that terrific photo essay with the shoe soles too....