Sunday, September 21, 2008

conservative scruples, part 3

Listen to George Will in this video clip. When he can get a word in edgewise, he articulates the death rattle of the McCain campaign. His quotes are below the clip.

I suppose the McCain campaign’s hope is that when there’s a big crisis, people will go for age and experience. The question is who, in this crisis, looked more Presidential: calm and unflustered? It wasn’t John McCain, who (as usual) substituting vehemence for experience, said “Let’s fire somebody!” and he picked one of the most experienced and conservative people in the administration, Chris Cox, and for no apparent reason — or at least none he’d vouchsafe — said “Fire Chris Cox at the SEC.” It was unpresidential behavior by a presidential aspirant.

Then Sam Donaldson weighs in: "The question of age is back on the table."

And somewhat later Will concludes: "John McCain showed his personality this week, and it made some of us fearful."

Conservatives, are you paying attention?


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