John McCain Campaign Chairman
I read in the paper today that you said this:
"This election is not about issues. This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."
This concerns me greatly because I'm planning on watching the debates later on this month and wonder exactly what Mr. McCain will be talking about. Knowing how much Mr. McCain hates to discuss his prisoner-of-war experiences personally, I can only imagine how much trauma it would cause him to have to somehow speak of nothing else for 90 minutes in response to questions about various and sundry subjects.
Although, now that I think about it, I can certainly understand why you might not want to discuss actual issues.
It's so much easier to try and knock around the other guy than to go to all the work of actually having....well, you know, ideas...and working out ways to pay for them and such. And even THEN, a lot of people might not vote for you anyway. So, really, why bother?
Still, I think that your strategy might still have a few bumps in it. I'm sure you know best though. I'm looking forward to seeing how this will play out over the next eight weeks.