Democrats want Obama to put the smack down

When McCain-Palin moved ahead in the polls, Obama’s supporters began to worry. McCain’s lead is not sizable and not even uniform in all polls, but the perception that “we’re gonna frickin’ lose this thing,” as one columnist at the Huffington Post recently wrote, is driving some panic. Ariana Huffington wants Obama to get all huffy and put the smack down.

Various Dems have offered support, including President Bill Clinton. I am also hearing that the word is ignore Palin and attack McCain, specifically on the economy.

Given the ongoing, bad economic news, finding lots to criticize won’t be hard. However, it is very difficult to pin that on McCain since he has been a persistent critic of Bush administration spending.

In any event, the campaign promises to get uglier and uglier.

  • ken

    Warren said:

    it is very difficult to pin that on McCain since he has been a persistent critic of Bush administration spending.

    I disagree with your “persistent critic” claim. McCain certainly hasn’t said much about it in the last year. Mostly because he needs Bush’s support and you don’t get that by criticizing him. I’d be more interested in seeing McCain’s voting record on Bush’s spending proposals.

    As far as the economy. Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) commissioned a survey of economists to evaluate Obama’s and McCain’s economic policies. Obama was favored. the only 2 economic issues McCain scored higher on were “International Trade” and “Reducing Government Waste.”

    You can read a summary of the survey here: Econ Policy Summary and you can get a powerpoint presentation of the survey here: Survey


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