Let's give Chris Matthews credit for this one...he is absolutely gobsmacked that the McCain campaign can try to posture themselves as being for change and reform when it is the Republican policies that have put us in such a tremulous position economically. McCain Sr. Policy Advisor Nancy Pfotenhauer (herself a HUGE proponent of these failed policies and a lobbyist--along with her husband--to push these corporate first, country last policies) tries to put her best face on it, predictably claiming it is Democrats AND Republicans, but Matthews isn't having it.
MATTHEWS: But I don't understand...John McCain is the nominee of the Republican Party.
MATTHEWS: He's going to stand in that debate next Friday night on the 26th, because he is the nominee of the Republican Party. That's why he has a 50/50 chance of winning this election. Because he is the nominee of the Republican Party and the other guy is the nominee-Barack Obama-of the Democratic Party. How can you run away from the party whose platform you're running on? I don't understand how you can deny that you're the in party, you're the incumbent party.
Well, exactly. This is the meme with which the Democratic Party ought to hit back hard. The Republican Party has had the better part of the last 30 years being in charge of Legislative or Executive branches, often both. THEY DO NOT GOVERN WELL. The country is much poorer for Republican policies. Why in the hell would we give another Republican a shot?