In a refreshing, if disheartening, bit of honesty John McCain’s campaign manager said outright that this campaign is not about issues:
Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain‘s presidential bid, insisted that the presidential race will be decided more over personalities than issues during an interview with Post editors this morning.
“This election is not about issues,” said Davis. “This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.”
Davis added that issues will no doubt play a major role in the decisions undecided voters will make but that they won’t ultimately be conclusive. He added that the campaign has “ultimate faith” in the idea that the more voters get to know McCain and Barack Obama, the better the Republican nominee will do.
Considering that most Americans seem to disagree with the Republican’s stance on most issues it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that they’ve abandoned all hope of winning an election on matters of substance and are going for the smear and fear tactics that worked so well in the past. Just another indication that a McCain presidency will just bring more of the same bad ideas of the Bush presidency.