Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cafferty: Don't cancel the debate

My curmudgeonly role model Jack Cafferty on the upcoming (maybe) debate and Bush's Chicken Little 2.0 speech on his hoped-for upcoming (maybe) Treasury heist:

Cafferty asked: "Is he going to warn us about all the dire consequences if they don't do this the way he warned us about all the dire consequences if we didn't invade Iraq?

"With all due respect to the President, he couldn't sell snow in South Africa in the middle of July, I don't think. If this is another, you know, 'give us $700 billion to do with what we want because you should be very afraid that if you don't do it your world will come to an end,' I don't know how well that's going to play. He's done this before--he's done it for eight years. They've used fear to pressure and leverage the Congress and the public into getting whatever they wanted on a whole raft of issues."

"[McCain] hasn't cast a vote in Congress since April," Cafferty balked. "He's not going to be working on the legislation. The debate is scheduled between the two men who want the job of running the country. I don't understand the logic of saying 'let's cancel the debate.' I want to hear what these guys have to say about what they're going to do about the problem that the country has."

"The public wants to know which one of these men is capable of leading the country," he added. "They'll learn more about that by listening to them have a debate about the issues."

That's exactly one of the reasons McCain wants to cancel the 'debate': the American electorate is liable to start paying attention and it'll take 'em about ten seconds to see he's got bupkis.

The other reason is that he would like to postpone this event until it can be scheduled in place of the veep 'debate'. McBimbo's got even less bupkis.

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