Sometimes I think the zero marginal cost of CNN or another news outlet publishing one more opinion may not be a universally good thing. Campbell Brown’s piece today may actually be foolish enough to merit a read for humor’s sake. Brown is proposing that both campaigns stop spending money on ads and donate their money to food banks for the next three weeks.
First off, she keeps mentioning that they are going to spend $30 M per week, not mentioning that Obama is outspending McCain 2, 3 or 4 to 1 because he broke his pledge to take public financing. And for someone who has been so clearly and openly in the tank for Obama for so long now, is it not supposed to occur to us that she waited until her candidate was ahead in the polls before she proposes her idea? Why didn’t she suggest this great idea back after the Republican Convention? There were still hungry people before the current economic crisis. Did she just not care because those were poor people, as opposed to middle class people now facing trouble? Imagine all the money we could have redirected (sort of like spreading the wealth around) if we’d started in September!
Again, not that I think it was meant as an actual suggestion, but from McCain’s perspective what’s the better way to help America? Is it to abandon his quest for the White House, buy soup and sandwiches for a few weeks, and allow an outright socialist to come into office and tax us into the next Great Depression? Or does it seem more prudent to fight like hell to become this nation’s leader, and apply tried and true American principles to clean up government, enable American innovation and grow our economy out of this mess which socialism (CRA, subprime mortgages, Fannie/Freddie) created in the first place.
Hmmm . . . let me think about that one for a minute.