Debate Is On
By The New York Times
Senator John McCain will attend tonight’s first presidential debate in Oxford, Miss.
Brian Rogers, the campaign spokesman, put out the following statement:
Senator McCain has spent the morning talking to members of the Administration, members of the Senate, and members of the House. He is optimistic that there has been significant progress toward a bipartisan agreement now that there is a framework for all parties to be represented in negotiations, including Representative Blunt as a designated negotiator for House Republicans. The McCain campaign is resuming all activities and the Senator will travel to the debate this afternoon. Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners.
So does anyone think this was a lower-expectations gambit?? Or was it really a Hail Mary on Palin's behalf? My mother is convinced they're going to drop Palin because she's such an embarrassment anymore, and replace her with Lieberman. That's who McCain wanted initially and now I'm wondering if selecting Palin was his way of pandering to the radical religious reich, and he did it with every intention of letting her hang herself. And then McCain can say, "I'm sorry, I would love to accomodate you but your choice didn't work out and now it's far too late to break in a new candidate. I'll HAVE to choose Lieberman because he's the only person ready to jump on the campaign trail right away." And while I'd be less scared with Lieberman that heartbeat away rather than Palin, I'd be no less disgusted by the whole process.
I'm kind of looking forward to the debate tonight. Not sure why, though...