I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

George W. Bush Screws John McCain

Yesterday's primary results looked like some bad news for the Democratic party, but apparently GWB really wants McCain to lose in November. (A holdover from the 2000 unpleasantness?) Why else would President Bush go up on the stage and give McCain the kiss of death?
Bush: McCain ‘Is Not Going To Change’ My Foreign Policy

At the White House today, President Bush threw his support behind Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). In a press conference after a private lunch, a reporter asked the duo how McCain would “make the case that you’re going to provide the change that the voters seem to want.”

Bush quickly cut in, declaring that McCain is “not going to change”:

BUSH: And the good news about our candidate there will be a new president, a man of character and courage, but he’s not going to change when it comes to taking on the enemy. He understands this is a dangerous world.

By painting McCain as the candidate to deliver, in effect, a third Bush term, he's probably just written all the advertisements the Democrats need for this season. As we have said before, Obama needs to keep John McCain talking about Iraq 24/7 right up until the election. This one press clip alone should be the highlight of every Democratic advertisement that hits the air starting in September.

Let's hope somebody in charge of the campaign is smart enough to see this.