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July 24, 2008

Thursday: John McCain’s BIZARRE Adventure in German Village, Ohio



 While Senator Obama readied himself for his speech in front of 200,000 people at the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany, Senator John McCain made his own little trip to Germany — sort of.  McCain lunched today at Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus in the historic German Village section of Columbus, Ohio.



McCain ate a bratwurst (a highly seasoned German sausage) at Schmidt’s — making a point of noting that the eatery has no link whatsoever to Steve Schmidt, the aide he recently hired to run his campaign — and indulged in a chocolate cream puff for dessert. His dining companions included best pal Lindsey Graham, the GOP senator from South Carolina, and a group of local businessmen – where was crazy Lieberman?

As he digested his Teutonic fare, McCain held a brief media availability outside Schmidt’s Fudge Haus.  He immediately pressed what is becoming one of his party’s main narratives in this year’s campaign: that Obama is prematurely, and arrogantly, assuming the trappings of the presidency.

Particularly peculiar is that the Republican National Committee (RNC) ran radio ads attacking Obama in three U.S. cities named Berlin: Berlin, New Hampshire; Berlin, Pennsylvania and Berlin, Wisconsin.

Even stranger the RNC continued their ‘schtick’ with plans to run the same ads attacking Obama in three U.S. cities named Paris: Paris, Missouri; Paris, Michigan and Paris, Maine. 

Senator Obama will be in Paris, France on Friday. Listen to ad below:

What’s the point of the Berlin and Paris ads – these are not particularly populous towns.  These are not towns with great numbers of independents or women or Latinos or any demographic McCain is desperate to court. 

So what’s the point of running these ads just in towns with the name of cities Senator Obama is visiting — the Berlins and Paris’ of the USA?  Is this supposed to be strategy of some sort?  I am genuinely taken aback.  Again, this seems so Freudian.

Asked about the point he sought to make with his stop at Schmidt’s, McCain said, “Well, I’d love to give a speech in Germany … that maybe the German people would be interested in. But I would much prefer to do it as president of the United States rather than as a candidate for the office of the presidency.”





  1. Now that’s funny.
    Hey – my post office box is in New Berlinville PA. Does that count?

    Guess McCain is suffering from “looking presidential” envy.

    Comment by Cats r Flyfishn — July 24, 2008 @ 10:29 pm | Reply

  2. New Berlinville — LOL!!! You should listen to the radio to see if you hear any of the RNC ‘ads’.

    Who are the people giving him advice? That’s what I want to know. German Village, OH — Crazy!

    Cats — he’s suffering from all kinds of envy…

    John McCain would be excited if he could get 1,000 people to pack into an auditorium to listen to him.

    Maybe he’ll give a speech in Belgium — since Budweiser’s owner InBev is located there. Maybe he’ll have a Bud and make a speech. Oy vey!

    Comment by Paulette — July 24, 2008 @ 10:39 pm | Reply

  3. McCain … he’s whistling into the wind at the moment. No one seems to care much. So he might use his real ace in the hole and name his VP choice before the convention. Smacks of desperation — desperation for ANY kind of news coverage.

    Comment by deannaizme — July 25, 2008 @ 1:43 pm | Reply

  4. The McCain campaign is like an episode of Looney Toones!

    I don’t understand the poll numbers at all!

    Comment by Paulette — July 25, 2008 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

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