WINNING OHIO….So how does John McCain win Ohio? In the previous post I basically said it was impossible, but as near as I can tell McCain has already settled on a strategy: he’s going to run a very negative campaign in which he hammers on Obama as (a) naive about foreign policy, (b) unqualified to command the military, and (c) ready to surrender to al-Qaeda and squander the sacrifices of thousands of brave American soldiers. His supporters will help out with plenty of talk about terrorist fist jabs and “slips of the tongue” in which they call him Osama on national TV.
I don’t think it’ll work, but it’s pretty obvious that this is the direction things are going. McCain seems likely to make this into a pretty ugly campaign.