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November 5, 2008

John McCain’s 30 Maverick Mistakes (Ignoring The Obvious~Moderation Failed…We Pay The Price)

Filed under: Conservatism,Republican Stupidity — SwittersB @ 7:05 AM

mccain-1McCain was too hesitant to attack. Too vague re the financial meltdown. Just plain weak in putting the message out there. DO NOT dump this on Palin. The RNC strategist and moderate ilk diluted the necessary Conservative message…AND..this is what you get. Review the makes total sense.

“There is no telling whether some or all of these errors made a difference. Certainly it was the toughest of years for Republicans.  Nevertheless, the campaign was one of the worst displays of organizational and ideological disarray in recent memory. Future candidates should take note of the errors and the error-makers and plan their campaigns accordingly.”

  1. Not pursuing the Reverend Wright connection, as an issue of judgment and then credibility. Even Jerry Nadler knew it was a sign that Barack Obama lacked political courage, i.e., character.
  2. Waiting until September to raise Barack Obama’s other troubling connections (e.g., Bill Ayers, Rashid Khalidi).
  3. Failing to devise a comprehensive economic message until the final weeks of the campaign.
  4. Failure to explain the Democrats’ role in the financial meltdown.
  5. Not enough talk about “friends of Angelo” and Democratic corruption.
  6. Wasting his convention speech on “bipartisanship” and biography instead of pounding home a core economic message.
  7. Frittering away time and money in Iowa.
  8. Losing time in the spring when McCain had sewn up the nomination but Obama had not. An ideal time to begin defining the contrast in messages.
  9. Appallingly deficient “oppo” research and timing. Why didn’t the “bankrupt the coal industry” tape come out before the final weekend?
  10. Going to war with the MSM without an effective plan to use alternate media to get their message out.
  11. Cutting off McCain’s daily access to the traveling press corps.

AND on and on…………………..


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