Let McCain be McCain and let the Maverick win or lose on his own terms but please take the restrictions off and let him talk to the people as a person, not a politician. There should be nothing to hold back and at the end of the day one should never have any regrets.
It has become increasingly obvious in the poles that the John McCain campaign needs a jump start. Due to the drag of GWB, an economic crisis and a media that is forever in the tank for his opponent, McCain needs to do something to shake up his run for the Presidency. Why are they running a conventional campaign when “We the People” are crying out for leadership, accountability and character. Fire the campaign, so says Bill Kristol.
It’s time for John McCain to fire his campaign.
He has nothing to lose. His campaign is totally overmatched by Obama’s. The Obama team is well organized, flush with resources, and the candidate and the campaign are in sync. The McCain campaign, once merely problematic, is now close to being out-and-out dysfunctional. Its combination of strategic incoherence and operational incompetence has become toxic. If the race continues over the next three weeks to be a conventional one, McCain is doomed.
Many of the same assertions that Kristol puts forth in his NY Times Oped I have been wondering myself. Why has the campaign not made John McCain and Sarah Palin more accessible? There is media that McCain and Palin could get their message out to that does not include The View or David Letterman. At the end of McCain’s speech at the Republican National Convention he asked Americans to fight, to fight on with him. I might ask what happened to that person, that vigor and that fight. Is John McCain ready for a comeback?
Provide total media accessibility on their campaign planes and buses. Kick most of the aides off and send them out to swing states to work for the state coordinators on getting voters to the polls. Keep just a minimal staff to help organize the press conferences McCain and Palin should have at every stop and the TV interviews they should do at every location. Do town halls, do the Sunday TV shows, do talk radio — and invite Obama and Biden to join them in some of these venues, on the ground that more joint appearances might restore civility and substance to the contest.
It is obvious that America needs a President who will lead and can some what be able to cross the aisle in some effort of bipartisanship in order to do the work of the people. Americans crave leadership in uncertain times. If the campaign would just let McCain be McCain maybe that would resonate with People as what they are presently doing is not.
John McCain has always been able to speak straight with the American people. This is a moment in time when “We the People” are so sick and tired of typical Washington, DC Insider double talk and CYA answers. John McCain, talk to the People as a person. Tell us emphatically what happened, who is to blame and how you are going to fix it without selling out Democracy and capitalism.
You have one more chance during the upcoming debate and then 20+ days prior to the election. I would beg you to fight, fight, fight …