Very, Very Lame Senator McCain

I have maintained for a while now that John McCain hired the very best of Fred Thompson’s crack political staff, or at least that’s the way it feels.

My guess is that the constant negative refrain from the McCain camp is desperation.  How can they be desperate this far out from the election, you ask?  Because they can read polls, too, and they know how far behind they are going to be in fundraising.

It’s kind of like a boxer who feels himself tiring.  He has to go for the knockout while he still has the strength left to try.  The McCain camp knows that things are going to get worse, not better in the weeks ahead, so he’s trying to throw his best shots now.

Obama will make his acceptance speech on the 45th anniversary of MLKs “I Have A Dream…” speech.  He will do so in front of  a standing room only crowd of at least 85,000 people in a state that he looks likely to flip from Red to Blue in the Fall.  There will be millions watching on television around the country and around the world.

By contrast McCain will make his acceptance speech to a much smaller crowd, a crowd that won’t be so wildly enthusiastic about him and what he says and there won’t be half the TV audience.   He isn’t nearly the speaker that Obama is and he will look terrible by comparison.

And then will come debates…  Oh yeah, the GOP rypes are talking a good game, about how McCain is going to “mop the floor” with Obama, but who do they think they’re kidding?

And Senator Obama will be able to look into the camera at the end of the last debate and say: “Ask yourself:  are you better off than you were 8 years ago?  Is the world a safer place because of the policies of the Republican administration?  Are you more financially secure because of the policies of the Republican administration?  Do your children have more or less access to the things that will give them hope to achieve their dreams?”

“If  you answered ‘yes’ to all of those questions, then you should vote for John McCain, the Republican, a man who has said that he will continue those Bush policies.  If you answered ‘no,’ if you believe that we can and must do better, better for ourselves, better for our environment, better for our children, better for the rest of the world, I hope you will vote for me.  I can’t promise you that we will succeed at everything that we try, but I know that we won’t succeed if we don’t try…”

McCain is taking his shot now.

I don’t think it’s going to work…