How to Win an Election

...and so rather than lose with dignity, the McCain campaign is resorting to the old Republican standard of fear, hatred, and bigotry to push its lies to make Obama look like the "boogeyman" while distracting voters from serious issues that are a direct result of incompetent Republican rule ["McCain Insiders Fretting That Polls' Downward Trends Tough to Reverse," October 7, usnews.com].

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...and so rather than lose with dignity, the McCain campaign is resorting to the old Republican standard of fear, hatred, and bigotry to push its lies to make Obama look like the "boogeyman" while distracting voters from serious issues that are a direct result of incompetent Republican rule ["McCain Insiders Fretting That Polls' Downward Trends Tough to Reverse," October 7, usnews.com].

Comment by Jason of MD

Mr. McCain, do not give up. You have plenty of time to get back up in the polls. Pound away at Obama's ties to radical friends and (his) character. You have said the truth, and as for Obama, if the shoe fits, wear it.

Comment by Kathy Orlando of KS

Senator McCain should have developed some knowledge and concern about the economy during his 26 years in the Senate. His admission that he doesn't understand economics makes his election loss a self-inflicted wound. Every day the market tanks further is another gain for Obama in the polls. I'm a former Republican who was extremely disappointed in the massive deregulation philosophy combined with the slavish tilt to right-wing Christian fundamentalists. I changed to Democrat in the spring so I could vote for Obama in the primary. I've also donated the max to his primary and general election campaigns and have helped out on some calling operations. We need to tilt this country back to the middle, as Clinton did and as Obama will do.

Comment by R. C. Gray of PA

If John McCain can announce and articulate a new plan to turn the economy around, he will have a fighting chance. If he sticks with his "stay the course" plan, he's in trouble.

Comment by Ken Baily of OH

Generally speaking, people do not like nasty people who will do anything to win whatever they want. Someone said, "What does it profit a man if he gains the world but loses his soul?" People will remember if a person wins by playing dirty.

Comment by Roxie Pruitt of AL