PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
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"But at the end of the day, McCain has only himself to blame for this largely predictable predicament. He is the one who built his campaign on a fundamentally irreconcilable premise: The war hero thought he could win a character contest by lying, cheating and generally stealing from the political playbook of the most reviled president of the last century. And just as inexplicably, he thought he could somehow escape George Bush's black hole-ish shadow by hiring his advisers."

Excellent read: Joe Klein on journalist as lagging indicators of the campaigns and the public.

DEBATE ROUNDUP:
* As always, FactCheck.org and Fact Checker. But does anyone care about fact-checking?
* Initial reactions from Dan Froomkin and Howard Kurtz. Plus, Amy Sullivan on those beloved dials.
* Cillizza on a quick response from the Obama camp.
* The journalistic stylings of Dana Milbank and Tom Shales.

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