Thursday, April 26, 2007

McCain on Stewart's "The Daily Show"

Did you catch "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" last night? Despite Stewart's best attempts to grandstand all over the Senator, John McCain was still able to drive home his important message about the war on terror. While Stewart stuck to his liberal talking points, appeasing the crowd, McCain stayed the course, outlining not only the contempt that Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have for America, but the consequences of failure in Iraq.

We know what the McCain knows, that a pull out date defined by Congress is really picking the day the enemy wins the war. We also know that the war has been mismanaged, but we are there, and we must do something. We have a direction, a strategy in the region now, and the troops deserve our support. And as McCain tried to tell Stewart, just yesterday the Taliban has claimed that bin Laden himself is orchestrating attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan. (These points never make the evening news)

In my opinion, McCain looks more composed, confident in his positions, and comfortable with the camera than ever before. Even with Stewart's cheerleading and using the senator as a vicarious assault on President Bush, Stewart was unable to pin the war's blunders to McCain. If yesterday was any indication of what the campaign will look like, then we are in for a steadfast and long battle. In the end, we know McCain will prevail.

3 comments:

keith said...

I missed that news story about bin laden orchestrating the attacks in Iraq, do you have a link?

David and Fiona said...

Here is the link to the reuters story where the taliban claims credit for ops in Iraq and Afghanistan....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070425/ts_nm/binladen_iraq_afghanistan_dc_1

David and Fiona said...

I do not think the whole link came through...if you google bin laden taliban iraq, you will hit on the news from several mainstream sources