John McCain seemed all but done for not even a month ago. However, he has recently made a surge and has a decent chance to win New Hampshire and continue on from there and how does he handle this? By saying that troops in Iraq could stay there “maybe a hundred years” and that that would be “fine with me.” Now I want to know, who does he actually think that message appeals to? Halliburton? Certainly not anyone who would actually consider voting in this election. To clarify, he meant that we have troops in Japan and South Korea all the time and that he doesn’t care “as long as Americans are not being injured, harmed or killed.” He even told a journalist that they could stay for a thousand for a million years. Too bad America probably won’t exist then. Did you think of that one? Huh? Didn’t think so. Anyways, while I realize what he was really trying to say, what he didn’t realize is that chumps like me will eat this up and chumps like you stopped reading after the third sentence. It’s just not something you want to have in quotes followed by a hyphen and your name. He could win in New Hampshire and legitimize his bid as the Republican candidate. All he had to do was keep his mouth shut, tear up about torture in the debates Saturday, be cute on Meet the Press this Sunday, and cruise to victory. But instead, he creates one of the worst quotes possible. Nice.
Posted on January 4, 2008 by Curt