Are they throwing this?

My cautious but growing glee at the apparent meltdown occurring in the bucolic realm of “hopey changey” is being replaced with confusion and pity.

Surely there must be better arguments to be made against McCain than this:

I mean that ad seems to say little more than McCain’s old and he doesn’t do technology.

The worst part is that this line of attack will backfire horribly for the Obama campaign if they continue pressing this:

Boston Globe, 2000:

McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. Friends marvel at McCain’s encyclopedic knowledge of sports. He’s an avid fan - Ted Williams is his hero - but he can’t raise his arm above his shoulder to throw a baseball.

Which begs the real question: Can anyone in Obama’s campaign use the internet?


Change I believe in

Barack Obama addressed the wide distaste for government -- and the fact
that he and John McCain are running against Washington -- at the forum on
national service at Columbia University.

"Our campaign from the beginning has been about changing government," he
said, recalling some great accomplishments of American government: Civil rights
legislation, the interstate highway system, and the National Park
Obama would, he said, "transform Washington" and "
government cool again

There has been a distinct lack of coolness at all levels of government for at least the last 230 years. Thank god Obama has decided to take on this pressing issue! Many have tried, and failed but they were probably not cool enough for the task at hand.

I can only hope that when Obama's done changing our current uncool government into a cool government I will be cooler by association.


Ruh Roh

(Is his emo/hippy army scaring donors away?)
Obama’s decision to be the first candidate to ever turn down public financing may turn out to be a huge strategic blunder.

Pushing a fund-raiser later this month, a finance staff member sent a sharply
worded note last week to Illinois members of its national finance committee,
calling their recent efforts “extremely anemic.”

At a convention-week meeting in Denver of the campaign’s top fund-raisers, buttons with the image of a money tree were distributed to those who had already contributed the maximum $2,300 to the general election, a subtle reminder to those who had failed to ante up...

But the campaign is struggling to meet ambitious fund-raising goals it set for the campaign and the party. It collected in June and July far less from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s donors than originally projected. Moreover, Mr. McCain, unlike Mr. Obama, will have the luxury of concentrating almost entirely on campaigning instead of raising money, as Mr. Obama must do.

A spokesman said that August was its best fund-raising month yet and that the campaign’s fund-raising was on track. But the campaign finished July with slightly less cash on hand with the Democratic National Committee compared with Mr. McCain and the R.N.C. The Obama campaign has also been spending heavily, including several million more than the McCain campaign in advertising in August.A California fund-raiser familiar with the party’s August performance estimated that it
raised roughly $17 million last month, a drop-off from the previous month, and
finished with just $13 million in the bank.

Update: Obama has record $66 million dollar August! But only nets about 16% of that.

I realize he had his convention in August but a lot of that was covered by the DNC. What on earth is he doing to burn through 50 mil in a month? I didn’t think emo’s cost that much? Do they?

Time to pass the hat.