Welcome To The Cuckoo's Nest
The financial crisis is killing the McCain campaign in part because McCain has no clear answer about what to do about it. Not that the Obama campaign does either.
McCain continues to try to raise doubts about Obama's character tying him to a fistful of shady Chicago characters from former-terrorist-turned-tenured-radical Bill Ayers to the America-hating Jeremiah Wright.
In short, Obama doesn't just have bad ideas, he's a bad person.
But he doesn't seem bad. He seems nice. He smiles. He seems to care about the middle-class and the poor. He has a nice, attractive family. While he votes liberal, very liberal, he seems moderate and quite reasonable.
Will recalls a line he has used before:
"In 1987, on the eve of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's third victory, the head of her Conservative Party told a visiting columnist: "Someday, Labour will win an election. Our job is to hold on until they are sane." Republicans, winners of seven of the last 10 presidential elections, had better hope they have held on long enough."
Britain's conservative party relented to Tony Blair, who was "sane."
Bill Clinton was also sane. He governed as a moderate and was helped to do so by the first Republican congress in decades.
If Obama wins, the country will be, for the first time in recent history, completely in the hands of the Democratic party.
That means, higher taxes, withdrawal from our interventions and commitments abroad, protectionism, and more government intrusion into and government control of the U.S. economy.
It's not just Republicans who had better hope the Democratic party becomes "sane" in the next three months. But it's not as if the Republican party hasn't been Cuckoo's Nest for the last 8 years.
Asked what grand government plans he will sacrifice in light America's economic crisis, Obama pretty much says "None."
Where's Nurse Ratched when you need her?
UPDATE: Roger Simon avers that when it comes to Obama we're living in a "media-constructed lunatic asylum."
Spencerblog says: It's medication time. And Obama's the soothing medication Democrats are dropping like acid.