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Adios, McCain


McCain's a classy guy, and that speech showed it. It's a shame he allowed the people running his campaign to resort to mudslinging and negative tactics (although I think this has been one of the cleaner presidential campaigns of my adult life, and I realize a lot of people disagree with me on that issue). I really think that damaged his reputation.

It's a shame his audience didn't share in that class. It was pretty tacky to boo Biden, but I can give them that - they did just lose.

McCain fought a good, hard campaign, and I might disagree with him, I'll give him props for being a good American and doing what he thinks is best for his country.

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esprix
Nov. 5th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
I agree - I used to like McCain, back when he really *was* a maverick. Ah, well.
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esprix
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
I think it was a considered, bold and "what have we got to lose" move because he knew he was behind. And it did help his campaign - for a while. Unfortunately I don't think they knew enough about her personality to know that eventually she'd be an anchor dragging them to their watery graves.
crankyasanoldma
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
Way back at the beginning I hoped he'd be the nominee because hey, a moderate Republican I can live with! Even if we lose AGAIN, at least it's to this guy!

He seemed to change so much as the campaign went on, and I no longer felt that way. So tonight I am remembering back to that earlier McCain.
esprix
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
I think that's a good point - he was much better *before* the nomination. Still, I can't blame him - there comes a point where he has to rally behind the platform to get the whole party on his side.
felis_ultharus
Nov. 6th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
I have to admit, after it seemed likely Obama would win pretty early on after the primaries, my first thought was, "Now the Republicans will never make the mistake of electing a friendly, articulate fiscal conservative again -- they'll say, 'Well, we tried that once and it didn't work.'"
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