POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Fouhy (AP): McCain stumbles from idea to idea without pattern or coherence

Posted by Lew Weinstein on October 18, 2008

AP’s Beth Fouhy writes …

  • The misadventures of Joe the Plumber were just the latest stumble for Republican John McCain as he veers from one idea to another in a thus-far elusive quest to slow Barack Obama‘s momentum.
  • Wurzelbacher’s story didn’t quite hold up under inspection: He isn’t licensed as a plumber in an Ohio county that requires one. He owes $1,200 in unpaid taxes. The dream purchase of the plumbing company where he works is a long way off no matter who wins the election. 
  • McCain acknowledged Thursday he hadn’t ever spoken to the man he’d suddenly made a central figure in his quest for the presidency.
LMW: McCain didn’t vet Joe the Plumber any better than he vetted Sarah the governor.
  • McCain’s campaign has muddied his message and complicated his efforts to gain ground.
  • Policy proposals have been floated and postponed. Lines of attack have been launched, then abruptly changed.

LMW COMMENT: John McCain, supposed to be so superbly qualified to be President, can’t even keep his campaign on track. Surprised? I’m not, because I have never thought he was qualified for the office he is seeking. Impetuous, angry, crashed 5 airplanes, he wasn’t even a good pilot. 

Read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081018/ap_on_el_pr/mccain_s_search_analysis_2

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