Tuesday, November 11, 2008

McCain, Amusing on Leno, Says Palin Not to Blame for Losing Election

I feel better about John McCain when he's just being himself, as he was on Jay Leno tonight, and funny. Not that surprised that he was funny because he amused me when he appeared on Saturday Night Live before Nov. 4. But he was more relaxed tonight.

According to reports about his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, just as McCain took the blame during his concession speech and did not blame anyone for defeat but himself, he's reiterated that he was proud of her. I suppose he should be since she did just what they wanted her to do, go on the attack, be the pit bull in lipstick.

McCain is also saying that he thinks the ticket would have lost no matter who ran with him.
Noting that Americans "don't like a sore loser," McCain defended his choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate and of Joe the Plumber as his campaign everyman.

Asked why he thought he lost, he deadpanned: "I think my personality. Or maybe too many people saw me on the Jay Leno show"...

On the day after the election, McCain said he and wife Cindy celebrated, if not a political victory, at least their release from the smothering oversight of the Secret Service.

"We got in the car and we went down to get a cup of coffee," he said. "Not the newspaper though. We knew what it would say." (from HuffPo)
People Magazine reports the beginning of his sit down with Leno.
"I've been sleeping like a baby," the GOP candidate said on The Tonight Show Tuesday. "I sleep two hours, wake up and cry. Sleep two hours, wake up and cry." (People)
I liked Bob Dole more also, after he ran for president. He seemed more relaxed and likable, doing those Viagra commercials. Come to think of it, I liked Al Gore more as well when he stopped running for office and started running to stop global warming.

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks, body language experts, noticed during John McCain's concession speech he already showed signs of a man less stressed. They attributed his relaxed state to dropping the facade he put on for the campaign. The duo said he was no longer angry because he didn't need to be two people anymore. During the campaign, they said, he showed the signs of being "a double-minded man," unstable in all his ways.

The Associated Press has more on McCain's Leno appearance, and I hope they don't get me for linking to the story.

I agree with McCain. He should shoulder the blame for the Republican loss. He selected, Palin. The RNC should cop to some blame as well.

Unlike Judge Judy, however, who said last night on Larry King Live that Palin should not be blamed because she didn't seek the nomination. I know that she did seek the nomination, but still believe she shouldn't be the fall guy/gal. The buck stops with the guy who invited her along for the ride. See "Palin's Got that Lean and Hungry Look."

Palin's kind of more likable too, at her house cooking moose burgers in Alaska, but I'd never vote her into office because I don't care for what she did/said during the McCain/Palin campaign or her political platform.

Here's video from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It's great that they had McCain on, the war hero and Vietnam Vet, on Veterans Day. My 87-year-old father, a WWII veteran, celebrated his birthday Sunday, and today out comes a war story about flipping over on a motorcycle. Every now then he tells one.

McCain also gave Obama props, said the President-elect inspired the young people and is a decent guy.

I feel better about McCain tonight even though I still think he has a horrible temper and is prone to be erratic, which is one reason I would never vote for him.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I agree, I liked McCain way better for his decent speech when he lost and his much more relaxed attitude now. He seems so much more human.