McCain First part deux
by Todd Beeton, Mon Sep 01, 2008 at 05:20:43 AM EDT
Following up on Josh's post below, the absurdity of the McCain camp's exploitation of Gustav to portray the candidate as someone who puts country above politics, even as he plays politics with Gustav, continues, as Rick Davis accuses Barack Obama of being the crassly political one.
John McCain's campaign manager today accused Barack Obama of practicing politics as Hurricane Gustav bears down on the Gulf Coast.
Rick Davis, in a brief interview following a pep talk he gave to convention volunteers in St. Paul, Minn., said there was a difference between the actions of McCain and Obama.
"Look at what happened today -- did Barack Obama attack John McCain or Sarah Palin?" Davis asked.
Told Obama had criticized McCain and Palin on the campaign trail over pay equity, Davis continued: "So he attacks us while there's a hurricane going on and John McCain suspends his convention basically. What bigger contrast can you have about putting your country first?"
The Arizona senator said the remainder of the convention schedule would depend on the destruction caused by the storm. He raised the possibility of accepting the nomination on Thursday in a Gulf Coast speech beamed back to the delegates 1,000 miles to the north.