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John McCain is an incompetent candidate, says Obama author Andy Martin

October 12, 2008

The author of Obama: the Man Behind the Mask says McCain is driving his own campaign off the road, and driving up the prospects for an Obama presidency

McCain’s final mission, Part Two
John McCain is driving his own campaign off the road
“Friday Night Lights,” or “lights out” for John McCain

Executive Editor

“Factually Correct, Not
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(NEW YORK)(October 12, 2008) I intend to vote for John McCain on November 4th. But McCain is increasingly the lesser of two evils. I am not voting out of blind party loyalty because I am not a blind party loyalist. But I do think this election has unexpectedly turned into a watershed choice between two radically different approaches to America’s future.

I also believe that whatever his incompetent behavior as a candidate, McCain would strike a better balance as a president than Barack Obama.

Nevertheless, it is painfully obvious that McCain is an incompetent candidate who has no business running for president. I am not sure he even knows he is a presidential candidate; rather, he increasingly appears to be running for Super-Senator.

In the senate, everything is sweet and cordial between opposing parties. They “respect” each other and trade compliments liberally. That’s the nature of the senate, an institution our founders conceived of as a “saucer to cool off the passions of the House.” McCain often communicates using the minutiae of the legislative process, in senate jargon and in the very type of insider attitudes that turns off ordinary citizens.

The presidency, however, is an entirely different position than senator. To quote McCain’s “hero,” Teddy Roosevelt, The White House is a “bully pulpit.” If McCain’s bizarre behavior is to be believed, McCain appears to be bullying his own Republicans, not the Democrats. McCain was a formidable presence as long as he remained in the back of a bus. Once in the pulpit, his sermons have fallen flat. Attacking the faithful is not the way to build a flock.

I don’t have a problem with McCain’s praise for Barack Obama as a father and family man. Obama seems to love his wife and daughters. Personally, what’s not to like?

But for McCain to state on Friday “we have nothing to fear but fear itself” from Obama in the White House is nothing short of goofy. Politically, Obama is evil, corrupt and a threat to every American. McCain can’t seem to distinguish between Obama’s “personal” characteristics and his “political” ones. McCain is confused.

McCain legitimized Obama when McCain said, “you do not have to be scared of [Obama] as president of the United States.” This is one of the weirdest claims that any opponent has ever made. Not scared? Not much of a difference? That might invite voters to toss a coin or, better still, punish the Republicans for their perfidiousness by voting for a Democrat.

McCain has just eliminated the “scare” factor he is desperately trying to sell on TV, trivialized the 2008 election and devastated his own campaign. Incompetence anyone? What is wrong with McCain?

If McCain merely has “disagreements” with [Obama] on fundamental issues he can raise those concerns from the Senate. We need a real Republican candidate, not a Super-Senator, running for president. McCain is devastating the entire Republican Party with his current approach. He thinks he is running for Nitpicker-in-Chief, where the entire world and everyone’s future revolves around the “surge” in the past and earmarks in the future. Voters can be stupid, but not that stupid.

The media are having a field day highlighting the so-called “ferocity” of McCain rallies. But there is equal “ferocity” in the precincts of ACORN, where they are ferociously stealing millions of ballots to rig the election. McCain is not too concerned about that. He just has “disagreements” with his opponent. How nice. And how senatorial.

McCain should take a break and watch “Friday Night Lights” at home. He will see how people fight when they really want to win.

This time, John McCain really needs to suspend his campaign. He needs a timeout. He must decide whether he is going to be a rational candidate with a rational strategy, or an embarrassment to democracy.

In 2004 the Republicans nominated a clown to oppose Obama. By making asinine and idiotic remarks, that clown helped create Obama’s massive election victory. Increasingly, McCain is turning out to be the Alan Keyes of 2008, an Obama opponent who subliminally supports Obama. McCain’s claim that all would be well with Obama in the White House and that only a “few” disagreements separate Republicans and Democrats is as ridiculous in its own way as some of the remarks Keyes made in 2004.

I beg to differ with McCain’s placid and flaccid view of a “President Obama.”

Obama equals ACORN. A vote for Obama is a vote to end democracy as we know it and to enshrine Chicago-style vote stealing in every precinct across the United States. I was pilloried by the hard left for comparing Obama to Hugh Chavez on Hannity’s America,

Will someone please show me a distinction between Chavista operations and ACORN?

Obama wants to borrow money from the world to pass out checks and tax cuts to 95% of the American people. He wants to borrow money as a nation, send the bill to our grandchildren, endanger our foreign competitiveness, and pass out this free cash to us to go shopping. How is Obama’s 2009 shopping money any different than George Bush’s shopping suggestions in 2001? Obama goes Bush one step further and gives you the check. What is the difference between such lunacy and the “bread and circuses” of ancient Rome? What?

Actually, Hugo Chavez has a sounder and more responsible fiscal policy than Obama. Chavez is merely squandering his own oil revenues; he is not borrowing to fund his handouts. Obama wants to borrow money to hand out free cash. Unbelievable.

McCain appears to have muzzled Governor Sarah Palin. Nice trick. Discourage your running mate from rallying the base. What is McCain afraid of? Or is he just a 72 year-old man who has been living in the cocoon of the U.S. Senate so long that he has lost touch with the rough and tumble of a national campaign?

McCain may still win the White House. By default. Obama is scary. But if McCain keeps legitimizing and validating Obama, McCain will go down in history as a joke and clown. It’s a sad ending.

Is there no one in the McCain campaign who can talk sense to the man? Has he so lost his bearings that he has no idea of how to run as an underdog? To the angry lady who attacked Obama on Friday, instead of saying “what a nice guy Obama is,” and that no one needs to be scared of him, McCain could have responded by redirecting her anger: “Don’t just complain. Obama is scary. Really scary. Get out the vote. Work in your local precinct. Watch for voter fraud. We have to take back America from Obama and ACORN. No name calling, just voter calling.” McCain would have diffused the situation without profuse praise for Obama.

Instead, McCain stomped on his own supporters. Great work senator. Stomp on the only thing you have left: scared supporters.

McCain is not a fighter pilot any more. The fight has gone out of the man. He should turn in his wings and let Sarah Palin fly point from now to November 4th.

Seriously, McCain needs to redo his campaign. He is a tired man whose fatigue is making him prone to increasingly pathetic and inappropriate gestures and comments. He should slow his pace, rest more, do less, and come out crisp and clear when he does appear. Is there a model he should follow? Yes there is.

My order to McCain: go back and see how Ronald Reagan campaigned. The Gipper did not say he had only a few “disagreements” with Jimmy Carter. He did not discourage partisans at Republican rallies. President Reagan never exhausted himself, he was always rested, and he was always himself because he was rested. Campaigning is strenuous. It has sapped McCain’s energy, his coherence and his vision. McCain could accomplish more if he attempted less.

McCain is killing his campaign with too much effort and not enough energy. It is one thing to be shot down by your opponent. McCain is melting down, on his own stove.

This is a watershed election, an election that will determine the focus and direction of this nation for along time. If McCain really only wants to be a Super-Senator and babble on about “differences” and “respect for his colleagues,” and assure Americans there is “nothing to fear from an Obama presidency,” he should quietly sit down and let a real campaigner close the deal for the American people

Sister Sarah.

Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
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FULL DISCLOSURE: I recently decided to oppose Barack Obama’s election and became Executive Director of The Stop Obama Coalition, By default, I became the national leader of the anti-Obama movement. I am not acting as either a Democrat or Republican. I have had no contact whatsoever with the McCain Campaign. I am not a member of any political organization. The views expressed are entirely independent. I am acting as an American citizen who sincerely believes Obama is not the man we need in the Oval Office. We are going to run a very dynamic and aggressive campaign against Obama. I will continue to write my news and opinion columns for /s/ Andy Martin
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He is currently based in New York selling his new book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of © Copyright by Andy Martin 2008. Martin comments on regional, national and world events with over forty years of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.

His columns are also posted at; Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, published in July 2008, see

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  1. QuakerDave permalink

    Truly and utterly pathetic.

    What a sad and lonely person you must be.

  2. "theRev" permalink

    Steven Marquis of Fall City, Wash., filed suit Oct. 9 in Washington State Superior Court, calling for Secretary of State Sam Reed to determine whether Obama is a citizen before Election Day. Marquis released a statement saying the state has the authority to “prevent the wholesale disenfranchisement of voters” who might have otherwise had the opportunity to choose a qualified candidate should records show Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen.

    SO THIS IS #3 counting BERG suit….

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