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the GOP Blame Games Begin

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posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 09:27 AM
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the GOP Blame Games Begin


www.politico.com

With despair rising even among many of John McCain’s own advisers, influential Republicans inside and outside his campaign are engaged in an intense round of blame-casting and rear-covering — much of it virtually conceding that an Election Day rout is likely.

A McCain interview published Thursday in The Washington Times sparked the latest and most nasty round of finger-pointing, with senior GOP hands close to President Bush and top congressional aides denouncing the candidate for what they said was an unfocused message and poorly executed campaign.

McCain told the Times that the administration “let things get completely out of hand” through eight years of bad decisions about Iraq, global warming, and big spending.

The candidate’s strategists in recent days have become increasingly vocal in interviews and conference calls about what they call unfair news media coverage and Barack Obama’s wide financial advantage — both complaints laying down a post-election storyline for why their own efforts proved ineffectual.

These public comments offer a whiff of an increasingly acrid behind-the-scenes GOP meltdown — a blame game played out through not-for-attribution comments to reporters that operatives know will find their way into circulation.

Top Republican officials have let it be known they are distressed about McCain’s organization. Coordination between the McCain campaign and Republican National Committee, always uneven, is now nearly dysfunctional, with little high-level contact and intelligence-sharing between the two.
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posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 09:27 AM
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Ya know its bad when the finger pointing begins before the election is even held.

And what is even more amazing is that should McCain win such finger pointing and blaming now will do little more than poison the waters for McCain and almost assure an in-party challenge for the incumbent in 2012.

It also highlights the fact that the Republican establishment and the more right wing conservatives have never warmed to McCain in the first place.

Its going to get ugly.

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