First: I want to hear directly from Joe the Plumber. If he’s making more than $250,000 per year, I don’t have any problem with him paying higher taxes. If not, then John McCain was dishing out the same stuff Joe the Plumber deals with every day.
Second: I can’t believe how McCain played the victim card tonight. He whined that the campaign has swerved negative because Barack Obama wouldn’t play town hall with him. Then he got in a tizzy about John Lewis’ suggestion that associating Barack Obama with terrorism and questioning his loyalty to America might be invoking the spirit of George Wallace. Um, what’s worse … inciting violence, or getting slightly overwrought in denouncing such violence? You tell me, Senator McCain. (And frankly, I’m not convinced Lewis exaggerated overmuch.)
Finally: Does McCain still know how to smile without looking like he’s about to snarl or explode? Yikes. Someone obviously coached him to look straight at Obama, this time, but it obviously pained him. For next time, someone needs to tell him that a frozen, deer-in-the-headlights stare, punctuated only by manic blinks and jaw clenches, won’t make him look presidential.
Oh, wait, we’re done with the debates. Yay! There won’t be a next time. Me? I’m still voting for “that one.”
What did y’all think?
Coupla notes: I saw Joe Biden speak this morning, will blog on it tomorrow (I hope) when I’ve got a few minutes. And for some reason, today I got a bunch of hits on my old post on the right wing’s attempt to smear Obama because no one can produce a copy of his undergraduate honors thesis. I guess Faux News or some other right-wing spin machine must have dredged up this rumor, which basically insinuated that in his senior year at Columbia, Obama wrote an anti-American thesis. But they couldn’t even get the rumor straight! People were searching on “Obama’s doctoral thesis.” Hey, we should all get our Ph.D. so easily.
Oh, and I have a new yard sign. I’m really hoping this one won’t walk away. Three’s a charm?