And progressives falling for the sham?
Check out the last twelve posts on John McCain's campaign blog, which account for all content on McCain's blog over the past month:I don't know about you, but I watched McCain on The Daily Show. He was funny. He was personable. Jon was slightly nice to him.
- McCain on Saturday Night Live
- McCain launches eco-friendly store
- McCain tackles climate change
- McCain, his mother, and Katie Couric
- John McCain on the Daily Show
- McCain loves his mother
- McCain celebrates Cinco de Mayo
- McCain health care town hall
- McCain offers health care solutions
- McCain will lower health care costs, and make it available to everyone.
- John McCain visits the 9th Ward in New Orleans
- John McCain in Selma, Alabama, honoring civil rights
These twelve articles cumulatively paint a shocking fraudulent image of John McCain as a hip progressive. He appears on cool, supposedly center-left media, like SNL and the Daily Show. He is in with Latinos and African-Americans, honoring their holidays and memorials. He loves this mother and Katie Couric. He cares about the environment and global climate change. He will lower the cost of health care and make it available to everyone. The blog messaging is 100% progressive.This all comes from a candidate who, back in November, had the word "conservative" appear on his website 291 times, while only using the word "bipartisan" 33 times. A few months earlier, McCain led all Republican candidates in the use of the word "conservative" on his website. Suddenly, he has shifted from being the great conservative champion to the cool, hip, progressive.
I still would rather have a fork stuck in my eye than cast a vote for him.
Maybe I'm too idealistic, but I'd like to believe voters are smart enough to see this for what it is... campaign tactics and smoke screens. But Stoller argues otherwise.