As the Democratic party convention wrapped up with an outstanding speech by Barrack Obama, today, the GOP is attempting to weather the building political storm by distracting the media with what will be their pick for Vice Presidential candidate.
On the trail today: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who is celebrating his 72nd birthday, will reportedly announce his vice presidential pick in Dayton, OH. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and his vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden (D-DE) will launch their presidential campaign in Beaver, PA.You have to remember that McCain was deemed second fiddle to Bush by the GOP voters in 2000. Now they are waiting to see whom the heir apparent to bush failures will pick as his third rate choice. I looked in my "tomorrow file" and found a picture encapsulating all of the fun and excitement to be expected at the GOP convention:
This, of course, if they even decide to ever have a convention.
It appears that the GOP is having second thoughts about holding their snoozefest, blaming the weather, but the reality is that the few moderates remaining in the party don't want to even be seen with these incompetents.
Republicans are trying to back outQuite fitting. The McCain campaign, whether from the turgid top of their ticket or down to their sickly surrogates, has been a disaster all on its own. A sure sign that McCain is the epitome of 4 more years of Bush.
of their convention.-- Update: Katrina
Keith just reported on the Washington Post that the Republicans are considering postponing their convention. Their excuse? The Hurricane. Are you serious? This is the same party that 3 years ago basically IGNORED Katrina. I guess you could say they learned their lesson, but honestly. . . this is pathetic. Keith said it best "well, that's some reaction to the Obama speech."
Republican officials said yesterday that they are considering delaying the start of the GOP convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul because of Tropical Storm Gustav, which is on track to hit the Gulf Coast, and possibly New Orleans, as a full-force hurricane early next week.
The threat is serious enough that White House officials are also debating whether President Bush should cancel his scheduled convention appearance on Monday, the first day of the convention, according to administration officials and others familiar with the discussion.
They must REALLY be worried about this hurricane, Bush is even willing to not speak at the convention if it DOES take place.
Oh, and here's the best part:
Senior Republicans said images of political celebration in the Twin Cities while thousands of Americans flee a hurricane could be dubious. "Senator McCain has always been sensitive to national crisis," said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds, noting that the senator postponed announcing his presidential candidacy in 2000 because of the war in the Balkans. "We are monitoring the situation very closely."
Hmm, so your example is WAR. Maybe because McCain couldn't use KATRINA. What was he doing when Katrina hit?
The "funny" thing about all of this was that Republicans were praying for rain to mess up Obama's speech. Again, in the words of Jon Stewart "Why does God Love Barack Obama?"