[media id=5745] [media id=5746] (mash up courtesy of Heather) So John McCain had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week this week. I mean, it
July 10, 2008

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So John McCain had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week this week. I mean, it was really bad, from having to distance himself from his buddy and economic advisor Phil Gramm, to fumbling badly on questions regarding women's health, disabled rights, veteran's health benefits, Social Security, to lame jokes on killing Iranians. All in one week. That would be enough to sink other candidacies, but we're talking Iron John McCain and his water-carrying media legions.

Those legions clearly include David Gregory. In fact, McCain's almost constant missteps and fumbles need not be mentioned by Karl Rove's dancing partner. A far more fascinating conversation could be made by asking his exclusively conservative panel of Michelle Bernard, Michael Smerconish, Tony Blankley and Harold Ford, Jr. (c'mon, be honest, Harold Ford is as conservative as any other person up there) if Obama has "lost his glow."

Um, excuse me? What weird criteria for concern trolling is this? Granted, the liberal blogosphere is less than happy with some of Obama's choices of late, however, Gregory devoted a full 15 minutes to the question of the "glow" of Obama, even though halfway in the middle, he shows that Obama's polling better than ever. Clearly, David, that would indicate that Obama's "glow" appears to be not only undimmed, but growing. Perhaps the smarter--or at least more reality-based-- question would be to ask how many more stumbles John McCain must make before we can stop trying to treat him as anything more than a joke.

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