Er, I guess that Sen. John "F--- You" McCain (R-Ariz) is still calling his rapidly failing presidential campaign the "Straight Talk Express", but that would be the first bit 'o poop that the good senator is dishing in trying to keep his head above water.
Today, the candidate's campaign manager, Terry Nelson and the chief strategist, John Weaver resigned, but in the AP story http://breitbart.com, you would think it was the other way around as the writer implied that Sen. "F--- You" McCain fired the two. That was in the opening paragraph. But, go to the next paragraph and the truth is there. The two resigned. Also, the article compares the senator's flagging candidacy to that of Democrat 2004 nominee, Sen John Kerry (D-Mass), supposedly at the same point in that election cycle. That would be all well and good, if the campaign was in full swing at this time, but there was NO campaign at this time.
The DDBMSM crowd will not give in to writing this, but I will. Sen. John "F--- You" McCain, your candidacy is OVER!!
Why the DDBMSM does not get it while the rank and file Republican does is the fact that the DDBMSM does not get rank and file Republicans.
Rank and file Republicans are not looking for the bipartisan, business as usual candidate in this critical 2008 presidential contest. Yes, it is not the usual tight and usually already decided type of nominating process for Republicans. Many Republicans are shopping around, looking at different candidates and ignoring someone named McCain. So, let me explain why that is the case.
Firstly, Republican voters and activists know that Sen. "F--- You" McCain's relentless pursuit of "Campaign Finance Reform" with Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) has hurt the GOP ability to keep up with the Democrats. It is also the most egregious assault on the first amendment that has gotten this far.
Secondly, Sen. "F--- You" McCain has also relentlessly pursued "Comprehensive Immigration Reform", which rank and file Republicans and many independents and even Democrats did not support. He was like the energizer bunny who kept going, and going and worse of all, he was doing it all with America's favorite alcoholic senator, Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.). Nothing turns off Republican voters more than a Republican stalwart, or so it seems, like Sen. "F--- You" McCain sucking up to Sen. Kennedy.
Oh, as a sidebar, it is where the senator got his new name, John "F--- You" McCain.
When Texas senator, John Cornyn was asking the good senator about an aspect about the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill-scam, Sen. McCain shot to Sen. Cornyn, "F--- You! I know more about this bill than anyone here!" But, while the heavy lifting was being done by his junior senator from Arizona, Sen. John Kyl, Sen. "F--- You" McCain was busy campaigning to care.
Lastly, and this is more inside baseball, so to speak, than the other two above. Sen. "F--- You" McCain conspired with 13 other senators to essentially cut off debate about the plight of many of President Bush's judicial nominees that were being held up by the senate. The judge nominees were being held up by then minority Democrats. By instituting the so-called "Gang of 14", the senators led by Sen. "F--- You" McCain undercut then senate majority leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) who was about to institute the constitutional option and get all the nominees an up or down vote. Because of the deal, the Bush administration got votes on a few nominees, who were all voted in, and the administration withdrew the names of most because they had no chance.
So, the DDBMSM does not get it. They still think that Sen. "F--- You" McCain is that same straight shooter that ran in 2000. But, that is not the case. Sen. "F--- You" McCain gave some straight poop by saying his two top aides resigned and that he is happy where the campaign is at this point.
I guess it is good that Sen. "F--- You" McCain is happy because the wheels of the Straight Poop Express are falling off big time and it is only a matter of time before Sen. "F--- You" McCain does the honorable thing and leave this campaign with some dignity rather than last as long as he could to be humiliated in Iowa and New Hampshire. That would, in all sincerity, be the honorable and heroic thing to do.