John McCain Archives

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Via Pam Spaulding, we catch John McCain, who was on Meet the Press and up to his usual weasel-iness on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” For months, McCain was calling for the results of a Pentagon study on the law before deciding whether to take any action on repealing it. Now that the study says that most Read More

On Sunday, John McCain spoke out in favor of a policy that has meant the loss of thousands of qualified military personnel. Rightfully so, former Secretary of Army Clifford Alexander thinks this is deeply troubling: [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2515157&w=425&h=350&fv=]   What’s so frustrating about this issue is that it seems unsophisticated for a civilized country. To me, Read More

A lot of people seem pretty nervous that Obama could lose the campaign (the news about Obama’s aunt seems too minor to make a big enough dent in his huge leads in three days).  But the math here is pretty straightforward, I think: if Obama wins all the Kerry states, + NM + CO+ IA, Read More

G.D. wants to know how bad things have gotten for McCain. Ambinder shares an e-mail received by Obama volunteers in Arizona. In response to polls showing how close the race is in the Copper State, Jon Carson writes, “Supporters like you have put us within striking distance. Now it’s time to pull off what no Read More

[Cover of The Economist from May ’08] Those crazy Brits: For all the shortcomings of the campaign, both John McCain and Barack Obama offer hope of national redemption. Now America has to choose between them. The Economist does not have a vote, but if it did, it would cast it for Mr Obama. We do Read More

(Cross-posted from U.S. of J.) Like the good Ned Resnikoff (a friend of the blog, and fellow Pushbacker), I too support irresponsible speculation.  After all, if I didn’t, why else would I maintain this blog obsessively.  With that in mind – and because I don’t feel like doing anything productive – here is what I Read More

  This bad. [Via TPM.] Care to guess where that robocall is going out? Arizona, which has tightened enough that the McCain camp has to play it safe. It doesn’t matter if Obama wins AZ — he’s got a lot of paths to 270 — but it matters that it forces McCain to have to spend his Read More

This week’s This American Life, called “Ground Game,” follows volunteers across Pennsylvania for both the Obama and McCain campaigns, and its riveting stuff. As much as some optimists like to say that race may be an overblown factor in this election, it seems to be the elephant in the room in almost every conversation highlighted Read More