Category Archives: McCain’s Anger Problem

Getting Over It

As the 2008 presidential campaign was drawing to a close anyone could see the candidates were getting down to the basics – all the variations on all the themes has been tried and what didn’t work was dropped. There wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Joe the Plumber, McCain, McCain and Entitlement, McCain and Vietnam, McCain Hot - Obama Cool, McCain Unleashes Our Demons, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain's Dark Tactics, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Recklessness, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Obama, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama the Socialist | 1 Comment

Run Charlie Run

There’s more than you’d ever want to know about the Temptations here – but if you’re of a certain age you remember their amazing, and long, 1972 hit, Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone. One version was seven minutes long, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cynicism is not Realism, McCain, McCain Calling Obama Names, McCain Cannot Close the Deal, McCain Hot - Obama Cool, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain: Hot-Head, Obama, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama's Infomercial, Race and America, Race and Politics, Run Charlie Run, Solely Negative Campaigning, The Temptations | Leave a comment

The Birth of the Cool

It may have been the birth of the cool – no, not that Miles Davis album from the early fifties, nor the West Coast Sound (that “cool” Chet Baker jazz from the Lighthouse Café down in Hermosa Beach that went … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Final Presidential Debate 2008, McCain, McCain Hot - Obama Cool, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain: Hot-Head, Obama, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama Too Cool, Obama's Professionalism | Leave a comment

On Heroes and Heroics

Oh, there are the deeply serious sports movies, like Chariots of Fire – with its soaring score by that fellow with one name, Vangelis, and its title from that famous William Blake poem. And there was that hero-quest baseball movie, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Hooverville

Thursday, October 9, 2008 – the day you could watch the folks on CNBC, the cable channel that has become the one place you go for what is happening in the markets here and worldwide, often in that excruciating detail … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Bush - Lame Duck, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, MaCain the Bully, McCain Erratic, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain: Hot-Head, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Palin Scandals, The Crash of 2008, Troopergate | Leave a comment

This Changed Nothing

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 – the second presidential debate – after all the McCain and Sarah Palin stump speeches where they each had hammered on Obama and whipped their crowds into shouting out the key words – Traitor! Terrorist! Kill … Continue reading

Posted in 12003233, Anger and Contempt, McCain and Entitlement, McCain's Anger Problem, Obama as the Grown-Up, That One!, The Second Presidential Debate | 1 Comment

Selling the Concept

Out here in Hollywood, the land of make-believe, we know all about the willing suspension of disbelief. It is a bargain the audience makes with you – they know those are actors on the screen, not the real people, and … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, Blaming Obama for Everything, Changing the Subject, Forget the Economy, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain: Hot-Head, Nasty Politics, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Palin and William Ayers, Palin's Church, Turning the Page | Leave a comment