||[Oct. 7th, 2008|11:52 pm]
rather than poke my eyes with sharp objects, i took the equally masochistic route of watching the second obama-mccain "town hall" debate... |
after weeks of promising a clean campaign, and teetering on the verge of a massive loss, mccain used his week to launch a series of attack ads. according to many media sources, almost all of mccain's campaign ads have "gone negative."
so the lead-up to this debate was, essentially, the question of whether mccain was going to hurl poop directly at obama or if he was going to do it from a distance and let his surrogates hurl poop from a distance.
while mccain avoided calling obama a terrorist, or mentioning his middle name, hussein, or asking if obama was in favor of the weather underground's tactics when obama was just eight years old, he nevertheless couldn't resist trying to lob the "tax and spend liberal" riff at obama...
watching this slow-motion train wreck leaves me with but two questions... will obama get the electoral landslide that i'd love to see? and, #2, if he does get the votes in crucial swing states, will those votes get counted or will they fall into some sort of diebold black hole?