Saturday, February 16, 2008

McCain and Obama

The link shown here is to an op-ed piece in the NYTimes by Gail Collins, which includes an observation that McCain doesn't want to run against Obama, as I have written about recently.


The Old New Englander said...

The Republicans are scared of Obama big-time. To begin with, they can't match his skills in speaking. Then they know that if they get too nasty it will be perceived as racist. And they know that many of their own people have already been attracted to him. NPR had a piece on the Alabama primary a month ago and included mention of a Republican who was thinking of crossing over to vote for Obama. In case you haven't noticed, there are no liberal Republicans in Alabama. (His appeal to people on the other side of the line is a reason why some liberals think he's not progressive enough. I disagree, but it's a point.)

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Maybe it's the same guy as the Alabama Republican you mention, but someone on McCain's staff or at least a close supporter said he would quit the McCain group if Obama is the nominee, instead of having to support nasty stuff. He says he disagrees with Obama on many things, but likes him a lot.