I’m something of a centrist, but it seems to me that the way to our hearts is through common sense and fiscal frugality, this can work for McCain.
Obama has a great history of wasting tons of other people’s money on stuff that fails to accomplish the goals of the vast majority of voters (Chicago Annenberg Challenge).
McCain says he wants to freeze spending until we figure out just where all the money is going and how much of it is being wasted.
Obama claims that McCain wants to tax insurance benefits, that sounds scary and regressive the way Obama puts it, if it gives ME pause, I’d say it’s an effective attack.
McCain says that he will conduct a full investigation into what exactly happened to make it necessary for us to part with $700 Billion, that is very VERY good!
Many of the American voters will not necessarily care so much if the Chicago Annenberg Challenge is attacked as liberal tripe. They will care deeply, however, that $100 Million dollars were spent on idealogical propaganda at the expense of academic educational programs when we rank near the bottom of the civilized world academically. Many busy women can become very passionate indeed when the time and attention of entire families is wasted by a ton of resource draining propaganda! Especially if you bring home the fact that said resource draining propaganda is coming to your kid’s school and out of your paystub! You gotta make it personal!
That line of reasoning tends to be attacked by true believers, but it’s going to take more than idealism to get McCain elected. It will take a return to the principals of Ronald Reagan. Those two things, contrary to popular belief, are NOT one in the same!