Universal (OR The problem with extreme adverbs)

July 27, 2008

From Marc Ambinder comes this nugget:

Randy Scheunemann, McCain’s top foreign policy aide: “Obama’s judgment in Iraq has been universally wrong.”

Universally? Really? The candidate who proclaimed, before the war in Iraq was started, that going to war there was a bad idea, that it would distract us from the real goal of capturing bin Laden in Afghanistan, has been “universally wrong”?


Rough week (OR Nowhere to go but down?)

June 13, 2008

As I hinted in my rambling post yesterday, it has, to all appearances, not been a good week for Sen. McCain.

First, there’s this snippet (via Atrios):

In a further sign that Republican hopes are fading badly, the head of the Senate GOP’s campaign committee has set a new goal for the party this Fall: Not to lose too many Senate seats.

And, Ambinder chimes in with this:

Here’s the start of that Obama bump, per Gallup. It ain’t gonna be 15 points by the time of the convention, but there are some in McCain’s world who legitimately believe that McCain will NEVER be ahead in the popular vote (but will still win the election.)

Of course, this reinforces my feeling that the Republicans, and Sen. McCain are going to be routed in November. Read the rest of this entry »