Monday, October 20, 2008

3 Things McCain Didn't Say That He Should Have

The race is winding down, and for once I'm agreeing with Nancy Pelosi that Obama has won this thing. While it is always easy to Monday morning quarterback, here are 3 things that I think could have worked in this election.

1) Responded to Obama's tax cut claim by pointing out that Obama considers part of his tax cut the fact that he is giving even more money to people that don't pay taxes in the first place. Is that a middle class tax cut? No, that is another handout to folks that aren't contributing to the economy. Reignite people's anger over entitlements, handouts and welfare. Even Bill Clinton supported Welfare to Work, is Obama going to push to reverse that?

2) Driver's licenses for illegal aliens. Obama strongly supports giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens and McCain should have come out and talked about how bad that would be. If you play this topic up in strong manufacturing states (what the pundits call working class) you make the concern about illegal aliens stealing American jobs. Look at what jobs illegal aliens take, they are manual labor and manufacturing jobs. Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin... States where McCain is getting hit hard on outsourcing American jobs. Respond that Obama is "insourcing" American jobs. I know that McCain was hit hard because of his amnesty position, but he can "nuance" and show how much worse Obama would be on the topic.

3) Forget Bill Ayers, talk about Tony Rezko. I know Mark Newgent has a particular affinity to the Bill Ayers argument, and the whole domestic terrorist thing is pretty big... but let's talk about honesty and integrity. Tony Rezko bought the land next to Obama's house so that Obama didn't have to live next to ordinary people. Tony Rezko was indicted for bribery etc...

And Colin Powell owes McCain an apology. Anybody that saw his press conference afterwards saw where Powell said part of his endorsement was because of McCain saying Obama was a muslim terrorist. McCain has been booed by Republican crowds for correcting audience members about this... The reality is that McCain hosts town halls where he lets audience members talk, whereas Obama's road show is a tightly choreographed affair.

14 comments:

Fred Callinger said...

Is not the license thing a state by state issue ?

McCain should have said, "My friends, I am not the man you have seen before you lately. I was a puppet of my campaign,for that I am now being penalized.
No longer will I pander to the crowd I sought by choosing Palin--I regret losing the support of the honorable general Powell.

I am truly the straight talker I initially said I was and for me to continue this campaign in the tone that I am advised to use, would be a betrayal to myself, and to the great american people"

Martin Watcher said...

Fred,

The Federal Government currently requires that in order to be compliant with REAL ID (meaning that a license can be used to board an airplane or enter a federal building) then it must ensure that it does not issue licenses to illegal aliens.

Obama will reverse this with his supporters in DC.

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wind river said...

"Colin Powell clearly outlined the reasons he backs McCain."

It was not very coherent to me.

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Daniel said...

I would be interested in knowing how Maryland (aka, the guv) is going to fund the application and compliancy to the REAL ID ACT...

Martin Watcher said...

Daniel,

Arizona was able to fund REAL ID by only increasing the cost of a license by $3. I would be more than willing to pay an extra $3 on my license in order to know that it was safe from counterfeiting and prevented illegal aliens from obtaining one.

Linga Sou said...

that 3 dollars is a tax, and I would be against it .

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