Friday, September 19, 2008

WSJ - McCain acting "Un-Presidential"

The Wall Street Journal's editorial board criticizes John McCain hard for his recent statements on wanting to fire Christopher Cox, the head of the SEC, and his overall cluelessness about the Wall Street financial crisis. A rather remarkable turn of events, considering that the Journal's editorial section has long been a citadel of conservatism.

When a Republican candidate for President is being knocked by the Wall Street Journal....well, folks, something very interesting is happening. That McCain is leaving wall street conservatives furious should really tell you something. This man is clearly out of his element and has no idea what to do. Which is exactly what Americans don't need in their next President. We cannot handle another four years of criminal neglect and incompetence:

In a crisis, voters want steady, calm leadership, not easy, misleading answers that will do nothing to help. Mr. McCain is sounding like a candidate searching for a political foil rather than a genuine solution. He'll never beat Mr. Obama by running as an angry populist like Al Gore, circa 2000.

Ouch. The Journal just compared McCain to Al Gore? To the neo-conservative right, them's fighting words. I think this honeymoon is coming to an end.

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