Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

Choosing the worst moment of the McCain campaign

Whether or not John McCain loses the election (something he will do unless the very weird occurs), it is interesting to try to choose a nadir point for his campaign.

Randi Rhodes has done so, pronouncing ‘the fundamentals of our economy are strong’ that point, because that’s when Obama starts to pull away in polls. Not being a poll-follower nor wanting to be, I haven’t bothered checking that. Instead I followed my hunches, and discovered what I had been looking for: ‘the fundamentals of our economy are strong’ occurs just after the interview of Sarah Palin by Charlie Gibson.

Thus I am standing by my prior pronouncement that the nadir point is the naming of Sarah Palin as running mate. Since that day, the McCain campaign has been an exercise in damage control. I prefer not to read the polls, and instead look for when McCain stomped on the proverbial butterfly.

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