HolyCoast: Obama Longs For His Old Punching Bag John McCain

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Obama Longs For His Old Punching Bag John McCain

I bet he does:
Faced with deteriorating economic conditions and an unexpectedly aggressive Republican opponent, President Obama and his aides are expressing nostalgia for Sen. John McCain, the Republican opponent Obama defeated handily in the 2008 election.

At a rally in Minnesota Friday, Obama said Republicans today are in the grip of a "fever" that has caused them to oppose his initiatives virtually across the board. That "fever," Obama said, will make this presidential race against GOP nominee Mitt Romney particularly contentious -- in contrast to the last time, when Obama faced an opponent, McCain, who declined to engage in the kind of hard-hitting fight that many of his Republican supporters hoped he would.

"I mean, 2008 was a significant election, obviously," Obama told the audience at a Minneapolis restaurant called Bachelor Farmer. "But John McCain believed in climate change. John believed in campaign finance reform. He believed in immigration reform. I mean, there were some areas where you saw some overlap."

Now things are different, Obama said, and "we're going to have as stark a contrast as we've seen in a very long time between the candidates." It will only be when Mitt Romney is defeated, the president continued, "that the fever may break, because there's a tradition in the Republican Party of more common sense than that."
That's another way of saying "there's a history of Republicans giving in and doing whatever the Democrats want." McCain was famous for that. Romney...not so much.

McCain wouldn't fight back.  He was too preoccupied with being a "noble loser" rather than fighting to win.  Romney has shown he wants to win more than McCain did and that means Obama is in for a fight that he didn't get last time.


Sam L. said...

Don't know about his likeability, but my appreciation of and for him is rising.

I think he's going to get The Won off-balance, with some frequency, and let The Won trip over himself.

Larry said...

"Obama said Republicans today are in the grip of a 'fever' that has caused them to oppose his initiatives."

Obama's policies have failed demonstrably. How does opposing the continuation of failure equate to some kind of sickness?

Guess what!
I've got a FEVER,
and the only PRESCRIPTION,
-The Bruce Dickensen

Nightingale said...

America has a fever all right, from being exposed to 3.5 years of hot air. My Rx...take 2 aspirin and vote for Romney.