McCain's Masterful 'Attention-Getting' Scheme Canceled Due To Poor Weather


Ha, so get this. John McCain and pals very recently came up with the MEDIA PLOY OF THE CENTURY: they were going to Take The Media Back from Barack Obama during his big speech in Berlin tomorrow, which at least 400 million people will attend (hurrah), by speaking from an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana. Surely all reporters and cameramen would've rushed to cover this instead, because what's a better venue for a media grab than some tiny offshore piece of metal that's only reachable by helicopter? But now, after publicizing this brilliant coup, McCain has had tocancel it because of, whatitscalled, THE MONSTROUS HURRICANE THAT IS DESTROYING EVERYTHING IN THE GULF.

While McCain don't give no guff about some evil hurricane, reporters are known to be whiny sallies and that's why the "trip" had to be canceled, immediately after being announced:

UPDATE: Just over an hour after finalizing plans to visit an oil rig tomorrow, the McCain campaign has canceled the visit.

“The meeting with Governor Jindal has been postponed and we are cancelling the trip to the rig due to weather," said spokesman MIchael Goldfarb.

McCain will now fly from Pennsylvania to Ohio. He had originally planned to fly tonight from Pennsylvania to New Orleans to be staged there for morning departure to the rig.

What the hell is going on with this terrible, incompetent campaign? Either they literally fucked up and had no idea that the hurricane would PROBABLY get in the way, or they announced the idea with the knowledge that they'd cancel it later -- just to get attention for a few minutes. Does anyone on this campaign know of a world beyond the next four hours? Do they remember that the point of all this is to win an election in November?

McCain to counterprogram Obama in Germany with visit to Gulf Coast oil rig [Jonathan Martin]


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