Sunday, October 26, 2008

Anchorage Daily News

The Anchorage Daily News endorsement struck me as an interesting statement of how far the narrative of the campaign has gone from where John McCain wanted it. The sub-headline of the endorsement says "[Blank]'s rise captivates us but nation needs a steady hand." If I asked you three months ago to fill in the blank, you would have reflexively said that the blank is Obama and the paper is endorsing John McCain as a steady hand.

But that isn't what they said. The blank is Palin and the "steady hand" the ADN refers to is Obama. When Obama is winning the "steady hand" argument among so many voters, what is there left for McCain to do?

He has to make you afraid of Obama. And that's what he'll try to do for the last 9 days.

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