Asked why he has resorted to an ad campaign based on lies and smears, John McCain blamed Barack Obama. If Obama would have just agreed to do those town hall appearances, McCain wouldn’t have had to go negative.
Of course, the entire economic bailout was necessary because of Obama.
Now McCain is going to lose this election and he’s going to blame Obama. And it’s not because he received more votes than McCain. No, the reason is McCain had to pull his campaign out of states within a month of the election essentially conceding the state and all of its electoral votes – and it’s all Obama’s fault.
He’s pulled out of Michigan – no longer running ads or sending mailers to voters. His campaign stated that Obama, too, has pulled out of states. It’s true that Obama has reduced his 50 state campaign to a 47 state campaign. He has pulled out of Alaska, North Dakota and Georgia conceding these states to McCain – even though the likelihood of Obama winning any of these was remote.
McCain pulling out of Michigan sends a stronger message. This was a state that was expected to be in play, especially because the Democratic Party originally refused to seat the Michigan Democratic delegates for violation of their rules during the primaries.
If Obama had just raised less money, then McCain could compete. McCain is being forced to pull of out states he had hoped to steal in order to hold on the ones he could now possibly lose – like Florida, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri and Indiana. Lose one of these states and Obama pretty much secures the Democrats of the victory.
And it is also going to be Obama’s fault because McCain is going to run an exclusively negative campaign for the duration. I just have one thing to say to John McCain – Quit your damn whining.
From The Hill: