Murdoch - Obama will beat McCain

Color me surprised but Rupert Murdoch, yes the newscorp/faux news Rupert Murdoch, has apparently stated he believes Obama will defeat McCain and is looking forward to meeting Obama.

He also flatly states McCain has a lot of problems.

(heres the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hilary-ros en/rupert-murdoch-says-obama_b_104018.ht ml)

(I apologize for my novice linking skills in advance).

Now Ive been highly suspicious before when any rightwing nutbag comes out for either of the dem candidates, and I should be just as skeptical here, but for some reason I find this interesting.

Not necessarily for Rupert's assertion on Obama, it was widely known he and Hillary were making nice and most likely Rupert now sees the winds shifting in the dem party and wants to get on the, presumptive, winning bandwagon.  He is after all a business man and he wants to cozy up to the winning side (and note: I do not mean this statement as a slam against Hillary in any way, I just see it as Rupert reading the lay of land).

But Im equally, if not more, shocked that he would openly admit McCain is flawed and has a lot of problems.

This has to be a serious blow to McCain (as Im not ready to say this is good for Obama).  To have the owner of the republican news network openly dis their candidate is pretty staggering.

All that said, screw faux news.  Just wanted to get that in there at the end.

Tags: mccain, murdoch, obama (all tags)

Comments

6 Comments

We hardly need Murdoch

You know, when you don't hang around lots of Hillary supporters who dedicate all their time trying to paint a world where McCain beats Obama, it's actually blatantly obvious that Obama will fairly blow McCain away.

by Sun Dog 2008-05-28 11:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Murdoch - Obama will beat McCain

It's impossible to know whether this is his honest impression or some strange spin. Kind of like when Rove said Hillary was winning...well, his intentions were pretty obvious with that one.

Either way, I don't really care, but it is a curious thing for him to say.

by gcensr 2008-05-28 11:39PM | 0 recs
Re: Murdoch - Obama will beat McCain

It will make no difference at all it might help because it'll prove his "independence" from the right wingers.

by suzieg 2008-05-29 12:50AM | 0 recs
Re: Murdoch - Obama will beat McCain

Call me crazy, but I don't give a crap what Murdoch thinks.  It's pretty similar to quoting Rove.  He's angling for something here, I just don't know what it is.  Perhaps sabotage later?

by The Distillery 2008-05-29 12:54AM | 0 recs
Re: Murdoch - Obama will beat McCain

Murdoch's allegiance is to making money first and foremost. Fox News is in a tailspin that has matched Bush's decline. It was very lucrative hitching his bandwagon to the Bush/Rove brigade while they were in ascendancy but he has to be wondering how to respond to the disintegration of the Republican party and how he can make a buck in this new political environment.

by hankg 2008-05-29 01:45AM | 0 recs
Maybe he wants to hold a fundraiser for him?

by jimotto 2008-05-29 05:28AM | 0 recs

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