Faceplant: Rick Davis tells Wapo the campaign is “not about the issues”
McCain campaign manager Rick Davis, who recently won my award for Best Obama Surrogate by accusing Barack of playing politics with Hurricane Gustav has outdone himself today. Sitting down for a chat with the editorial board of the Washington Post, he uttered a line he will likely be choking on all through dinner tonight.
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.
The issues, particularly when it came to energy, education and the economy, were the strongest points that McCain had to run on. And for a time in early August, he was doing well with them and closing the gap on Obama. This staggering statement would normally send me into a tailspin of bombastic polemics for you, but I seem to have reached burnout stage on my political fuse box. Instead, I’ll just send you over to LOL Cats.