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Question: Who is reponsible for McCain's imminent election loss ?
#1
McCain himself - with his angry and arrogant approach towards Obama
 
#2
Saint Sarah Palin - Who legally abuses her power and can't name a magazine/journal in interviews
 
#3
McCain campaign - Who drove off majority of undecided voters with uber negative campaigns
 
#4
George Bush - Representing 90 % of John McCain and his failed policies
 
#5
The failing economy
 
#6
A combination of one or more factors from above (please specify)
 
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WillK
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« on: November 02, 2008, 10:30:44 pm »

McCain lost this election by himself.  He was a weak campaigner, showed poor judgment and lack of character and failed to successfully articulate his policy vision.   
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 08:00:35 am »

With Bush's 28% approval rating it's a miracle McCain got even 47% of the vote. But in the end McCain could've actually won the election if it wasn't for the economy.

Think about this: before the economic crisis McCain was up by 3% in the rasmussen polls. After, he was down by 7%. Wow that's a 10% difference. Look at all the states that ended up being close (Florida, Missouri, NC, Virginia, Oho, etc.), they definitely would've went to McCain in the end.



I disagree.  McCain was temporarily up because of 'post convention bounce' but once the American public started really focusing on the difference between the two candidates  -- remember that the debates started around that  time -- and once the scrutiny of Palin started in earnest, the polls swung against him.   What the economic crisis did was cause him to react in order to get media attention but his reaction was so pathetic that it backfired. 
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