Monday, October 06, 2008

Wake-up calls for McCain

The first one comes from Michelle Malkin - - -

… Meanwhile, back in the real world, McCain continues to forbid his campaign from going after Obama for his longtime friendship and ideological partnership with Rev. Jeremiah Wright — and refuses to attack Obama on the Fannie/Freddie/CRA debacles because he fears being perceived as a racist.

Earth to McCain: They will see RAAAACISM in whatever you and Palin will say and do from now until Election Day.

Fight or get rolled.

Wake. Up.

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Bill Kristol makes his wake-up call today in a column describing a phone conversation he’s just had with Gov. Palin - - -

… Palin also made clear that she was eager for the McCain-Palin campaign to be more aggressive in helping the American people understand “who the real Barack Obama is.” Part of who Obama is, she said, has to do with his past associations, such as with the former bomber Bill Ayers.

Palin had raised the topic of Ayers Saturday on the campaign trail, and she maintained to me that Obama, who’s minimized his relationship with Ayers, “hasn’t been wholly truthful” about this.

I pointed out that Obama surely had a closer connection to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright than to Ayers — and so, I asked, if Ayers is a legitimate issue, what about Reverend Wright?

She didn’t hesitate: “To tell you the truth, Bill, I don’t know why that association isn’t discussed more, because those were appalling things that that pastor had said about our great country, and to have sat in the pews for 20 years and listened to that — with, I don’t know, a sense of condoning it, I guess, because he didn’t get up and leave — to me, that does say something about character. But, you know, I guess that would be a John McCain call on whether he wants to bring that up.”

I guess so. And I guess we’ll soon know McCain’s call on whether he wants to bring Wright up — perhaps at his debate with Obama Tuesday night.

I asked at the end of our conversation whether Palin, fresh off her own debate, had any advice for McCain. “I’m going to tell him the same thing he told me. I talked to him just a few minutes before I walked out there on stage. And he just said: ‘Have fun. Be yourself, and have fun.’ And Senator McCain can do the same.” She paused, and I was about to thank her for the interview, but she had one more thing to say. “Only maybe I’d add just a couple more words, and that would be: ‘Take the gloves off.’ ”

Malkin’s post’s here; Kristol’s column’s here.

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Comments:

There’s no doubt Malkin and Kristol delivered wake-up calls.

But as you see above, McCain’s gotten at least a third one

Palin’s.

IMO the wake-up calls are long overdue.

McCain needs to make clear Sen. Obama can go to any church he likes. We all understand and accept that.

But what McCain must ask - because Obama’s MSM flacks won’t - are questions Americans need honest answers to before we trust Obama with the presidency:

Why did Obama choose a church whose pastor was loud in his anti-white racism, his misogyny and his anti-Americanism?

Why did Obama develop such a close and admiring relationship with Rev. Wright that he viewed the hate-filled pastor as a mentor, often praising him in lavish terms?

Why did Obama remain a member of that church for almost 20 years, leaving only a few months ago when Wright called him “a typical politician” who didn’t mean the criticisms Obama made of Wright a few weeks previously when polls showed Obama’s close ties to Wright were hurting him with the electorate?

Why did Obama and his wife choose to take their children to Wright’s church for their religious instruction?

I'm sure you can think of many other questions.



1 comments:

Archer05 said...

From the Clever folks at Lucianne.com:

"It would be terribly wrong for John McCain to traffic in rumors. But he doesn’t need to. The truth is more than enough"

Do You Know the Real Barack Obama?
Townhall, by Carol Platt Liebau

McCain has to point out the truth, …“the press evidently intends to abdicate its responsibility.”
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That says it all, again!