Why Obama has to confront McCain
There is a time and a place for being the nice guy – Obama, as most know is that nice guy. He is fighting a clean, respectful campaign, and his focus isn’t where it should be.
I agree with James Carville:
And my last piece of advice to Obama and his team is to just get mad about something. Obama’s campaign seems so intent on branding him as a “cool and calm” leader.
That’s what I said in the primary when he was fighting Clinton – and Obama has to get mad again, but this time he has a lot of things to get mad at.
Look – McCain is pandering his rose-coloured POW status because he knows that Obama won’t pick on that, the Obama camp think it would be political suicide, OK, well don’t. He was a POW not a war hero.
Go for McCain where is really should hurt – he left a disfigured wife, not a matter of leaving her after a stressful relationship caring for her – he left her for a “hot” multi-millionairess. One that was adulterous with him. Too low?
Keep, then, going after his economic policy – of which he states, blatantly in the face of the American people (because McCain thinks the American people are stupid). There is so many places where Obama can get mad at – but he hasn’t.
If you want to show the American people you have the balls for a fight – fight, they will love you for it. Dig him on the debates, goad McCain into a temper tantrum, get him going – make McCain mad, that will show the American people how unstable McCain really is.
Just get mad and show you can fight toe-to-toe.