How embarrassing. Someone on McCain’s team should be canned today. Its no secret I will vote for any Democrat over McCain, but I admire the man for his service, his longevity as a Senator, and his stamina throughout the arduous process of becoming the Republican nominee. He is a serious dude. Which moron of a staffer scheduled that idiot talk-radio host from Cincinnati to “warm up the crowd” for their candidate? Are Conservatives just tone deaf, perhaps? McCain is not generally thought of as a stark raving partisan, and I’m convinced that perception has played a HUGE role in his success during the campaign. For the loon from Ohio to come out and try that lame “Hussein” card in the intro was bad enough, but then he refers to the various broadcast networks by tired nicknames that lost whatever luster they may have had back in the Nineties. Networks that will be following every word McCain utters until next November. It was beyond shrill.
Then I read this from David Oatney. He is a self-proclaimed Conservative, who is now claiming that McCain threw this hack from Cincy”under the bus.” Really? Don’t you think it was the other way around? Let me explain something to Mr. Oatney, so that he can go forth and visit all the indignant conservative blogs and relay it to them. Using Obama’s middle name is an obvious ploy to agitate those xenophobes and racists among us. The reason I know this, is that I have yet to hear John McCain referred to as John “Sydney” McCain. So, obviously, if you are not trying to make a not so sly point about Obama, why use it, and forgo using it when talking about McCain? 6th graders can see through this.
The larger point, fellas, is that people have grown weary of stupid political tricks. The sun is setting on the Day of the Relevant Talk Show Host. You guys had way more time than you should have had. Rush Limbaugh spawned dozens, if not hundreds of wanna-be imitators, and every bitter, unhappy American had some disembodied voice emanating from their radios they could latch onto and worship. Everyone that wanted to be Hannitized has been. The bullshit you have been spreading in this country will not find an audience as the next generation comes up. They don’t do talk-radio.