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Silence of the Lambs: The 2008 Campaign In A Single Sentence

Victor Davis Hanson nails it.

I don't think in my lifetime I have ever witnessed quite a campaign in which the wife of the Presidential candidate has been sequestered lest she voice yet another sweeping generalization that can be rightfully interpreted as denigrating both the American system at large or the values of other Americans; or in which the Vice Presidential candidate has been sequestered from press questioning lest he once again in an interview or an impromptu says something that either is so bizarre that it makes no sense at all or serves as a good argument not to vote for his running mate; or in which the Presidential nominee himself knows that if he stays on the teleprompter he has a good chance of winning, but if he wades in to banter with the crowd there is equally a good chance that he may say something so disturbing that the entire facade that he has so carefully constructed simply collapses.

And yet, the only thing longer than that single profound sentence has been the 2008 Presidential Campaign.

On the flip side, just 9 words in two sentences from Michelle Obama sums up her husband's candidacy equally as well.

Jonah Goldberg wondered, "Why Wasn't This in an Ad?"

No one wonders why Michelle Obama has been sequestered into the ether. Without scripts (or imposed silence), not even the media could have prevented imminent implosion.


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Comments (9)

I am taking Nov 4th off; to... (Below threshold)
Imhotep:

I am taking Nov 4th off; to vote and then, if time permits, GOLF.

*Sigh* Yet another glaring ... (Below threshold)
Mike:

*Sigh* Yet another glaring example of the mainstream media being totally in the tank for Obama.

If Todd Palin had said something like this about Sarah, you know that this would have been the first question out of Charlie Gibson's mouth when he interviewed her.

Yet, as with most everything else that is controversial about Barack Obama, it simply disappeared down the media memory hole.

Do not fear! John and Sarah... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Do not fear! John and Sarah are going to make it come Tuesday! KEEP THE FAITH! B.K.

LOL. That video is too funn... (Below threshold)

LOL. That video is too funny and absolutely correct. My opinion of Michelle just went up.

The Economist endorsed Obam... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

The Economist endorsed Obama yesterday. I e-mailed them to cancel my subscription immediately. You should let everybody know so they can vote with their wallets -the way capitalism works.

McCain's campaign is the wo... (Below threshold)
Just John:

McCain's campaign is the worst since 1992.

can anyone make a coherent ... (Below threshold)
rob:

can anyone make a coherent case for voting for John McCain, or is Obama's unfitness for the office all that really matters? It seems as though the opposition is in the tank for Obama as well. I don't think McCain's so-called supporters realize how much their helping the opposition with this much ink being spent on nonsense like this.

Victor Davis Hanson nail... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Victor Davis Hanson nails it.

Ugh, hardly. Maybe with one of those plastic squeaky hammers.

I don't think in my lifetime I have ever witnessed quite a campaign in which the wife of the Presidential candidate has been sequestered

Are we seeing much of Cindy McCain?

or in which the Vice Presidential candidate has been sequestered from press questioning lest he once again in an interview or an impromptu says something that either is so bizarre that it makes no sense at all or serves as a good argument not to vote for his running mate

Err... is he referring to Palin here? This is exactly what everyone has said about her for months. Yes, she's opening up in the last few days, largely to set herself up for 2012. Biden's still done over 140 interviews, an order of magnitude more than Palin.

or in which the Presidential nominee himself knows that if he stays on the teleprompter he has a good chance of winning, but if he wades in to banter with the crowd there is equally a good chance that he may say something so disturbing that the entire facade that he has so carefully constructed simply collapses.

Now he's describing McCain, whose "town hall" meetings had become so hateful that he had to cancel them, and who also hasn't done a press conference since late Sept.

I think Hanson is in the bag for McCain.

All too true remarks from t... (Below threshold)
moseby:

All too true remarks from the woman who takes his socialist seed and he will still get millions of votes....only in America!!




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