Over the hump UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Over the hump UPDATE

Posted By on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 5:22 PM

An open line for you. I may check back in re the debate and other matters some time this evening. (The clip above is getting heavy pre-debate use on cable and elsewhere.)

But don't forget: Ms. Norma Bates has her blogging pumps on. The action will be fast and furious there come 8 p.m.

DEBATE UPDATE: With a few minutes left, I'd have to say McCain will be given the edge tonight on his aggressiveness. He's pressing points -- taxes, particularly -- that don't resonate with me, but he's put Obama on the defensive.

By tomorrow, somebody will have found Joe the Plumber. It will be interesting to see how his business income, taxes and financial situation match up with McCain's depiction.

The squabbling over who had the meanest campaign and most obnoxious supporters was tiresome. Obama was right to say voters were interested in other things. McCain was at his worst in pressing the marginal issues of Ayers and ACORN, particularly the demagoguic way in which he portrayed them. Obama's connection with Ayers is clearly small and in a context without suspicion. The same for ACORN and McCain's depiction of flaws in voter registration as a threat to the republic was hyperbolic even by Republican standards.

And now comes abortion.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (96)

Showing 1-50 of 96

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-50 of 96

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Auditor Lea caught not telling the truth

    State Auditor Andrea Lea, who began her tenure in statewide office with a degree of competence unseen in some other Republican counterparts (think Treasurer Dennis Milligan particularly), is becoming more deeply mired in a political scandal.
    • Mar 4, 2016
  • Police identify two women found fatally shot on Chicot Road

    Little Rock police have identified two women found dead of gunshot wounds in an SUV parked next to a vacant trailer in a mobile home park at 11500 Chicot Road.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Another Republican miracle-working governor

    Great piece in Washington Post on the budget crisis in Louisiana. Big tax cuts and corporate welfare will do that to a state, particularly to a state whose previous governor, Republican Bobby Jindal, refused to join the Obamacare-funded Medicaid expansion. There's a lesson there for Arkansas.
    • Mar 4, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation