Sunday, August 03, 2008

John McCain: Obama Backs off Debates - Now, What Would Cousin Wild Bill Hickock Say?

Hickock & Jane or Wild Bill Obama & Calamity Claire McCaskill?

Here's Obama cousin Wild Bill Hickock on playing it safe!

"Sure glad to see you, but hand me those guns." -- Wild Bill Hickok, greeting cowboys new to Abilene, Kansas in 1871.

Look'ee Here, Pards!

And one day after McCain promised not to raise taxes, Obama signaled he’s willing to have a vigorous debate. Maybe even a duel. “The family legend is that Wild Bill Hickok, he’s a distant cousin of mine,” Obama said, noting an 1865 duel that happened in this town. “We’re going to research that cause I’m ready to duel John McCain on taxes. Right now, right here. I’m a quick draw.”

Now, Look'ee Here

Democratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from rival John McCain's challenge for a series of joint appearances, agreeing only to the standard three debates in the fall.

In May, when a McCain adviser proposed a series of pre-convention appearances at town hall meetings, Obama said, "I think that's a great idea." In summer stumping on the campaign trail, McCain has often noted that Obama had not followed through and joined him in any events.

Obama's reversal on town hall debates is part of a play-it-safe strategy he's adopted since claiming the nomination and grabbing a lead in national polls. Advisers to the Illinois senator, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss strategy, say Obama is reluctant to take chances or give McCain a high-profile stage now that Obama's the front-runner.

Now, I wonder if John McCain - thought by some to be a tad on the onery side -might not be a distant cousin of Black Bart ( no Race Card intended or implied). I can almost hear Sen. McCain offering similar poetic sentiments as these:

Black Bart was a poet outlaw.

"I've labored long and hard for bread

For honor and for riches

But on my corns too long you've tread

You fine haired sons of bitches."

-- Black Bart

1 comment:

CKAinRedStateUSA said...

In one way, I'm glad that Obama has done this.

First, he's exposed that, indeed, he is a coward.

Two, McCain will nail him on TV in the first opporunity in one of those "debates." And then we'll all get to see gaffe-master Obama, without teleprompter, perspire and then trip, stumble and fall with his unscripted, but blaming tongue.

Three, it gives more ammo to McCain to continue to label Obama a coward and highlight that Obama is a big talker of the walk, but can't even take the first step to walk the talk.

As for WBH? He's probably spit tobacco juice on Obama's Guccis, maybe even on his Armani, laugh and then just walk away--content in knowing that Obama had likely soiled himself but, in any case, would do nothing.

Obama, yessir, now there's one courageous fella.