Saturday, September 13, 2008

McCain on the View

McCain probably went on The View expecting nothing more than having to mug for the cameras with all the little ladies and do a nice non-confrontational softball interview. Little did he realize he was going to face some of the toughest questioning of the campaign.



There are more clips on HuffPo and Rebecca Traister has a play-by-play recap here. I especially like when Whoopie Goldberg interrupts his blather about "strict interpretation of the Constitution" to ask "Do I have to worry about becoming a slave again?"

This really shows by comparison what a lame job the MSM in general has been doing in covering this election. McCain and Palin should be pushed this hard by every journalist they meet. So should Obama and Biden, for that matter.

7 comments:

T said...

Yes--and it's not as though Whoopie & co. are asking particularly obscure questions! I mean, interpretation of the Constitution? Separation of church and state? Since when are these things that it takes a team of daytime talk show hosts to ask?

Scary, though. Scary stuff. It's as though he doesn't even understand the separation of church and state question. And we need more "strict constructionists" on the Supreme Court like we need a hole in the head. J & I are beginning to talk about contingency plans...I didn't think anyone was scarier than Bush, but the combined McCain/Palin package...four more years of disastrous foreign policy combined with the potential for major threats to civil liberties at home, and no clear solution for our economic problems? Is it time to get the down parka? We'll see....

Rob said...

Eh. They're still riding the post-convention wave. And the Alaskan Harpy is still enough of a novelty that the news has been mostly focused on her. Give it a few more weeks before you start to pack. :-) I really don't think she will be able to motivate anyone beyond the semiliterate knuckle-dragging idiots that comprise the Republican base, when all is said and done.

T said...

I don't know...I think Obama's going to mobilize a lot of voters who don't usually vote, but so might the McCain/Palin ticket. And I'm not sure you're so right about them only being able to count on the "Republican base"--which for one thing is pretty large, and for another, we still don't know how race is going to play into this one, and there are a hell of a lot of people in this country terrified by brown people of all sorts. Some of them will hide behind the "Obama doesn't have much experience" rationale, but I don't think we can discount race in this election.

Rob said...

I really think there's too much that can happen between now and the election to call it either way. No sense in getting all gloomy over things now. Just breathe, smile, and keep fighting.

T said...

True dat.

Di said...

What if one of them wins the popular vote and one wins the electoral vote i.e. 2004 and there is another major vote counting snafu? Totally possible... and my worst nightmare...

hsempl said...

should i be worried that i don't have a passport yet and we now need one to get into canada? oh wait, i *think* it's that i'd need it especially to get back in, which might not be necessary. but wait, canada can see alaska from it's house! which can see russia, which can see, well, russia, and more russia, and somewhere over there georgia, then i think some sea (caspian? adriatic? help me out here) then oh greece maybe then
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