Despite the dozens of slip-ups, gaffes, flip-flops, and other pretty glaring mistakes made by the McCain campaign, an overall disastrous performance, Time’s Mark Halperin declares the week a win for… McCain and Republicans (.pdf).
Not only that, but McCain won every metric Halperin used to judge, save one, the economy. On that, even with Gramm’s “whiner” comments and the tanking market and skyrocketing costs of fuel (now at $147 a barrel) and McCain’s calling Social Security a disgrace, Halperin did not see fit to score that a win for the Democrats. He called it a tie.
Screw it. I am going outside to get some sun. I am going to break my computer if I keep reading this crap. Liberal media, my ass.
*** Update ***
This is how I am feeling about the media right now:
I am the one in the raincoat.
*** Update #2 ***
It turns out that John McCain made an off-the-mark error when he launched at Barack Obama this week over Iran’s missile tests.
In a statement criticizing Obama’s positions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the organization claiming credit for the missile launches, McCain wrote, “This is the same organization that I voted to condemn as a terrorist organization when an amendment was on the floor of the United States Senate. Senator Obama refused to vote.”
The problem with the critique? McCain also missed that vote on the Kyl-Lieberman amendment on September 26, 2007. Records show that Obama was in New Hampshire and McCain was in New York instead of being in the Senate chamber for the vote in question.
The McCain campaign admits the error but points to their candidate’s tough stance against the country President Bush once grouped into the “axis of evil.”
But, you know, Halperin probably knows something we don’t.
*** Update #3 ***
The lying just never stops.