Politcs of the past, journalism of the past
Fear not, though. Whenever Obama's proposals seem vague, incoherent, or evasive, we can count on his pals in the unbiased media to underscore the really important point of this debate:
"That's history, that's the past," McCain told attendees at a town hall meeting at Rice University. "That's talking about what happened before. What we should be talking about is what we're going to do now. And what we're going to do now is continue this strategy which is succeeding in Iraq and we are carrying out the goals of the surge, the Iraqi military are taking over more and more of the responsibilities."
It was an interesting claim from the man seeking to be the oldest American ever first elected president — about a candidate 25 years his junior — and is just the latest charge in what may be a preview of the general election. (Emphasis mine.)
The Republicans and the McCain camp should embrace the "Mean Old Man McCain" image now. The sooner the McCain campaign finds a way to subvert, mock, and satirize the "Mean Old Man McCain" spin, the sooner it will lose its power. And the Obama campaign and its acolytes in the press will have to find another talking point.