Friday, September 12, 2008

Patience and steel

Andrew Sullivan had adopted the phrase "Patience and steel" to describe how he thinks Obama should respond to McCain's string of lies. I agree completely with this:

The McCain camp is in a death spiral.
This early in a campaign, we are seeing McCain become absurdly desperate. Obama has the luxury of a great ground campaign, lots of money, momentum, and an opponent with nothing to run on. He doesn't have to get negative.

But he can be critical. Remember the rope-a-dope? Obama threw a very careful, but potentially very powerful, punch today. TPM has a quote from Obama spokesperson Hari Sevugan:

John McCain would rather lose his integrity than lose an election.
I think that will get under McCain's skin. It will get into his head. At some point, he is going to lose it. Which will be sad to watch.

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