Skip to comments.THE TRUMAN SHOW (Dick Morris's Advice for McCain)
Posted on 10/26/2008 1:14:54 PM PDT by DrHannibalLecter
HOW MCCAIN COULD PULL OFF A FINAL WEEK UPSET
What does McCain have to do to pull off a similar shift this time?
1. Use the stock market crash to highlight the tax issue. With the Dow Jones dropping each day by hundreds of points, this election is being held against a backdrop of economic fear unlike any since the Depression. Almost every reputable economist agrees that it would be catastrophic to add to the economy's woes by raising the capital gains tax. But Obama is on record as favoring an increase from 15% to 20% and suggested during the primaries that he would consider hitting 28%.
2. Bring back Rev. Jeremiah Wright. For reasons that are beyond me, John McCain has vowed not to make an issue out of Rev. Wright's extreme anti-American statements. But that should not stop independent expenditure and 527 groups from raising the issue.
3. Warn voters of impending socialism in America. The recent bailout legislation puts the United States government inside the ownership, management and direction of many of our major companies and financial institutions.
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I would absolutely love to see the faces at MSNBC (Olberman, Matthews, Mitchell) and the other Networks having to declare a McCain/Palin victory...
Does anyone have that pic of Tom Daschle looking so demoralized after the 2002 mid-term elections???
So is McCain. Did you see him this morning promoting his mortgage bailout plan? He wants the government to bailout irresponsible home owners using the tax dollars of home owners who pay their mortgage on time. No matter how you spin it, that's socialism.
Raila Odinga and Dick Morris
ACORN = OBAMA
OBAMA = ACORN
STOCKS = SOROS
SOROS = STOCKS
Yes, coupling this with Biden’s remarks about an imminent testing of Obama’s mettle in the first six months of his presidency. Weak military all but guarantees a test. And also all but guarantees lost American lives on American soil...but hey, we’ll get the troops home.
I think you're right.
Better to emphasize that Obama wants to raise the overall tax burden, and that it won't help the offshoring and jobs-drain problem if The One jacks up payroll taxes as promised.
Against a backdrop of accelerating layoff announcements, that one ought to get people's attention and start focusing them on the practical consequences of Europeanizing employment costs at the worst possible moment.
I'm sorry, and I don't want to sound discouraging, but the moment for that initiative passed about six months ago. That is an education campaign, the kind of thing the 527's should have been doing retroactively to last spring, if they had any money (and GOP money has been largely absent this cycle, already sent ahead to tax-haven banks before the Wrath of the Dems arrives).
I would agree, to a point. It’s time to push for the independent, undecided voter. And I disagree with Morris’ point about Jeremiah Wright. Or anything else that takes more than 30 seconds to explain.
See my incredibly well-reasoned post #27 in this thread about what to do in this final week: (LOL)
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I’d certainly like to see some discussion of the Democrat plan to abolish tax breaks for 401K contributions.
Given the 24 hour news cycle and how easily the majority of Americans get bored , yes I do .
Any attempt to bring up Wright at this point will look like desperation which would convey that McCain knew he was losing .
Had Hannity not run this issue into the ground during the primaries , it would have been the perfect October surprise . Thank Hannity for this .
Yeah, he really deserves to be given a lot of crap for trying to warn Americans that a bizarre racist creep was headed for the White House. How dare he!
It should have been saved for two weeks ago , but no , he did Hillary’s bidding for Murdoch and now the issue is gone .
If Hannity was not doing Murdoch’s bidding on behalf of Hillary , than Hannity did not think strategically for the future with such a potent issue .
Do you really think at this point that the Wright issue could be used ? Please ....
Shouldn't`t this 527 group be given more light here, they are raising money to air Rev Wright spots in swing states. I have already donated, supposedly they have reached the 1 million dollar mark.
Do you think the Wright issue should be used this week ? Do you think it will be effective if used and why ?
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