Friday, October 10, 2008

Chris Buckley Endorses Obama; McCain Angry

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The McCain-Palin campaign was dealt a serious setback today when author/satirist, Christopher Buckley endorsed Barack Obama.

The McCain campaign could not be reached for comment, but a guy down the street who thinks he might vote Obama told DBKP:



Sources say John McCain himself is "angry" at the news.

It is too early for Buckley's endorsement to reflect in the polls, but it's thought that Buckley's coming out for Obama might be the key to the multi-millionaire mildly-amusing vote.

Buckley announced his decision on The Daily Beast, Tina Brown's new website [Sorry Dad, I'll be Voting for Obama].

Buckley cited Obama's "temperament" as one reason he was "pulling the lever for a Democrat for the first time." Buckley also mentioned "intellect", but was more guarded in his assessment on that important point.

"He has exhibited throughout a “first-class temperament,” pace Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s famous comment about FDR. As for his intellect, well, he’s a Harvard man, though that’s sure as heck no guarantee of anything, these days. "

DBKP contacted one source, "a former aide to the McCain campaign" and asked for his assessment of the Chris Buckley endorsement.

"Personally, I'm crushed.

You want that with cheese?"

Buckley broke with National Review, which his father, William F. Buckley, founded over the Obama pick.

Those asking what swung Buckley to Obama need look no further than Sarah Palin, "namely, that Sarah Palin is an embarrassment, and a dangerous one at that."

"President Obama will (I pray, secularly) surely understand that traditional left-politics aren’t going to get us out of this pit we’ve dug for our ourselves...And so, for the first time in my life, I’ll be pulling the Democratic lever in November. As the saying goes, God save the United States of America."

It's not known if Senator Obama and Buckley are friends or just one of the thousands of people that Obama knows.

Buckley joins Louis Farrakhan, Hamas, Jimmy Carter, the entire line-up of the Dallas Cowboys and thousands of Europeans in lining up behind Obama.

Sources indicated that the McCain campaign was hoping to offset the loss by redoubling their efforts to win over the Bennett Cerf vote.

by Mondo

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