Carol Platt Liebau: The Problem with McCain

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Problem with McCain

Some in the MSM are still holding out a faint ray of hope for the McCain campaign. John Dickerson writes in Slate:

Since McCain can't suck up very well, he's going to have to hope that people see their disagreements with him as evidence of his principle and grit. That hasn't happened enough for him yet.

Well, that's because of the way that McCain has handled disagreements with the conservative base. When he deals with liberals, he adopts a conciliatory "people of good conscience can disagree" demeanor; with conservatives, it's more an attitude of "if you disagree with me, you're not just wrong, you're evil."

And therein has lain the heart of his problem.


Blogger LarryD said...

Which demonstrates that McCain has spent too much time with the press, and too little with his constituents in Arizona.

Another case study in why Term Limits (TL) are a good thing. Not that TL would cure all ills vis a vis Congress, but TL would help.

12:33 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home