Andy Martin predicts John McCain will win the White House
Andy Martin calls the election for Senator John McCain
He says if present trends continue, it’s McCain by a whisker
Andy will be staying away from the $2 million “Temple of Obama” in Grant Park, Chicago on election night
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Internet powerhouse Andy Martin says Senator John McCain is going to win the presidency, by a whisker.
“McCain has finally shown who he is,” Martin says. “McCain took command.”
“Forty-two years of politics at the national and state level convince me John McCain is going to squeak in,” Andy says.
“McCain is a warrior, and warriors perform at their best with their backs to the wall. McCain’s campaign—if it continues—has hit its stride at the opportune moment.”
Andy asks Sam Zell to order release of the secret L. A. Times tape.
Martin predicts the Los Angeles Times’ manipulation will backfire on Obama.
(NEW YORK)(October 30, 2008) Let me make my prediction. John McCain wins the White House by a whisker. The race could admittedly go either way. But if present trends continue, McCain will squeak through to victory. He is not George Bush, heaven forefend, and he is not Bob Dole.
I was offered tickets to the “Temple of Obama” in Grant Park Tuesday night. Thanks but no thanks. I would not go near the place. There could easily be a riot, and violence. Forty years after the first Grant Park riots, one writer was expecting a victory celebration next week: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102802954.html
Maybe Bill Ayers will show up and reprise his “Days of Range” if Obama loses. There may not be a riot. But Obama’s “victory” celebration will be an unhappy congregation.
My opinion is contrarian. I saw McCain finally take off the gloves Wednesday. He started hammering at Obama’s secret cash and the mendacity and manipulation of the Los Angeles Times. Sarah Palin did the same. Finally they are fighting.
First, the Times kerfluffle. The Los Angeles Times dust up is a metaphor for the media arrogance and manipulation that have characterized the entire campaign. The Times refuses to release a tape of Obama at a controversial dinner in Chicago. The paper claims that a confidentiality agreement exists. Where is it? Is the agreement in writing? Have they asked to be relieved of the confidentiality restriction? Doubtful. Instead of working for the full truth, the Times claims a “right” to manage the news so as to conceal firsthand evidence from the public. Is that what journalistic “ethics” have come to?
I am asking Tribune Company majordomo Sam Zell to override the L. A. gang and order release of the tape.
Most of Obama’s Hyde Park barons were apparently on the tape, and all at once: Ayers and Dohrn to be sure. The “guys in the neighborhood” were having a neighborhood dinner. And trashing Israel. Such a nabe.
Now I do not want to misrepresent my own views. I have been a critic of the Israeli regime. My views are no secret in the Middle East. But what I am respected for there, and here, is being open and honest about my views, and telling the truth as I see it, qualities that are sorely lacking in Mr. Obama.
Obama on the other hand, knows nothing, sees nothing and hears nothing. Hmm. A man who is so perceptually challenged should not be in the Oval Office. I have a close friend who says Obama should be elected even if he is a crook. I do not agree.
I do not want to return the Daley machine to the White House ever again. I saw how they operated in Washington 42 years ago.
And so the tape stands as a symbolic example of how and why people no longer trust the mainstream media. “It’s mine,” cry the Times editors. “And you won’t see it.” When has that behavior ever engendered friendship, or support, on the playground? The Times is hurting Obama worse by concealing the tape than if it released the material and let the chips fall.
McCain and Palin have correctly seized on the tape for its symbolic value. Trust me, it works. Finally, someone in their entourage is thinking, watching, analyzing and acting.
I watched McCain on Larry King Live. McCain looked great, spoke well and gave me assurance that he is ready for the final bombing run. I have been flying in formation with McCain for months, swearing at the guy, throwing beer bottles at him, and telling him I am going kick his butt after the next mission.
Maybe he’s finally ready to be a warrior again. Perhaps the mealy-mouthed campaign he has been running embarrassed him.
Dan Rather was also on Larry King, and curiously subdued. Rather knows a lot about close finishes and I think he senses McCain is going to surprise.
McCain has been under attack with every dollar Obama could scrounge from his anonymous supporters, a veritable blitzkrieg of clandestine cash directed at the American people and our democracy. And McCain held up. He is making small strides even under Obama’s fire.
A campaign that is that resilient signals two critical factors: McCain is ready to come out of his bunker and spearhead the counterattack. He has taken command.
And, the other army, the Obama Gang, has not been able to win the support of the populace even while passing out inordinate amounts of cash and inundating the airwaves with propaganda.
Obama may even become a negative poster boy for unlimited fundraising. He may have inadvertently fallen into an advertising trap. Sometimes, even in advertising, you can overspend. You can overdo the advertising until it turns customers against you. Obama may have reached, and passed, that point. People do not want to feel they are under assault.
McCain has to keep hammering away from now until Election Day. He has to stay on the attack, playing on all the issues that define Obama as a cipher, a mystery, an alien. He might even demand that Obama produce a birth certificate to show who he really is. It may be impolitic, but it will work.
I make my prediction with full confidence that it reflects a trend in McCain’s favor, but with some fear that he could revert to mush again. I hope not.
Personally, I like both men. Hatred is not in my toolbox. I don’t mind bashing Obama, because I sincerely believe he does not belong in the White House. At least not until we beat his silly socialist nostrums out of him and tease some of the bitterness and anger out of Michelle. Still, I don’t hate the man.
McCain I understand. He comes from a Navy family. My father and grandfather served King and country. I received a few “dreams” from my dad. I see McCain cooling down as the race heats up. That’s the way they act in the cockpit. No place for fear or queasiness when you drop you nose and point down towards the target. McCain comes from a generation of flyers that actually saw their targets; today pilots stand off the target and direct guided bombs. I don’t think McCain will disappoint me.
I chose February 22nd, Hillary Clinton’s early low point, to rouse her to action. She started to fight, and she almost won the prize. I picked all but one of her primaries correctly.
And now I sense that the squadron commander is going to lead the attack on Festung Obama. Obama has a strong team, no doubt about that. But all of his supporters are moral mercenaries, from Axelrod on down. They all want to win to grab the spoils. Obama wants to be emperor. It is a classic Chicago combination, almost Daleyesque in its dimensions.
McCain is a patriot and so am I. We want to win for country, flag and Constitution. Nothing more than that.
In six days we are going to find out whether the mercenaries or the patriots carry the day. Me? I’ll bet on Old Glory any day.
McCain in a whisker, and not much of a whisker at that.
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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 http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. © 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 ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Andy is the author of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, published in July 2008, see http://www.OrangeStatePress.com.
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