CNN contributor and GOP strategist Ed Rollins, who had worked the campaign for former GOP Presidential hopeful former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee had given a commentary on Monday, October 13, about the current campaign of GOP Presidential nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona. This is not the only time that Rollins had commented on the state of the McCain campaign.
In his words, everything that Rollins had said can be summed up in a few words: McCain is going down the same road as Hillary Clinton. Senator Hillary Clinton of New York was the final opponent in the race to the Democratic nomination. Clinton and Obama were the two front-runners of the race. Unlike the GOP primary race, the Democratic primary race has gone through every state’s primary and caucus.
Rollins had compared the current state of McCain’s campaign to that of Clinton’s. According to Rollins, McCain’s campaign had in-fighting and internal divisions.
On a side note, McCain’s decision to withdraw from Michigan is one example. There are many that are not happy with McCain’s decision.
McCain’s running-mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin openly spoke about her disappointment in the decision. Palin has said that she wants to win Michigan for McCain.
Rollins had also added that the Obama campaign is more disciplined and strategic.
In regards to the Clinton campaign, Rollins explains that Clinton had several groups were doing their own thing. In turn, those people were not able to get together and make a consistent strategy. As a result, it was Obama that emerged as the Democratic nominee instead of Clinton.
Rollins says that McCain is now in danger of making the same mistakes as Clinton.
In short, Rollins comments that the McCain campaign is set for self-destruct. However, Rollins does praise the McCain campaign of attacking Obama’s connections with Bill Ayers and Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
Bill Ayers is the founder of the radical anti-war group known as the Weather Underground during the Vietnam War-era.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright is the controversial pastor known for his notorious “God damn American” sermon.
While Rollins says that they are legitimate tactics, he makes note that not many voters really care what took place thirty or forty years ago when most voters are worried about losing their jobs and homes.
In short, Rollins urges McCain to focus on what fundamental issues that separates himself and that of Obama.
In that regard, McCain has one final chance to outline the differences between himself and Obama on the fundamental issues tomorrow on Wednesday, October 15. McCain and Obama will debate for the third and final time in Hempstead, New York, at Hofstra University.
So far, this could be McCain’s last chance to score a knock out blow against Obama. Maybe McCain will be able to do so come tomorrow night.