Sunday, October 12, 2008
Apparently McCain is holding a strategy session today with his top advisers, regarding shaking up the campaign. They reportedly plan to retool their campaign to focus on the Middle Class. Now all of a sudden he has discovered the existence of the Middle Class? Does this mean that he will renounce his tax cuts for the rich and will steal Obama's idea of a Middle Class tax cut? (Prepare for a lot of stealing of ideas that we have already heard from Obama and other Democrats this campaign season). McCain will simply slap his name brand on the ideas and hard work of others. Of course they are counting on the fact that Americans have a very short memory, hoping that they fall for this nonsense.
But I hope Americans don't fall for another McCain ploy. He waits until 3 weeks before the election for a major change in his strategy? Will it work?
Unfortunately I think it just might work in States where the electorate is gullible... and where voters are receptive to McCain's message- States like Ohio, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and even Pennsylvania (although Obama should still win that State). This seems to be an effort by McCain to shore up support in States that were considered Red and that he expected to win prior to Mid September.
I expected something like this to happen....and it will probably lead to a tightening of the poll numbers (but I hope i'm completely wrong). Fortunately, I don't think this ploy will work in all of the contested States. Obama should still eek out a win but it won't be the landslide that some people were hoping for.
We could be in for more of a nail-biter on November 4th.