From the Department of Marker Placement
A month ago, as John McCain was starting his perverse “celebrity” line of attack against Barack Obama, I wrote:
I think the frontal assault on the crowds turning out to see Obama will really backfire.Â As Iâ€™m sure Barack himself will point out soon, theyâ€™re showing up because times are so difficult, and they so desperately want a change for the better â€” and a candidate who will rise above divisive campaign tactics and tired policy approaches to really solve their problems.
John McCain wants to argue that this is a bad thing?Â That people shouldnâ€™t hope, that they should be ashamed of wanting something better?Â Um, yeah, good luck with that approach.
With Obama due to give a nationally televised speech in front of 75,000 people tonight, I think it’s a likely moment for him to trot out this line of argument.
Update:Â And… he didn’t!Â Guess you can file this with my VP prediction… more thoughts on the speech tomorrow.