Diary

And The Campaign Season Gets Juvenile

The latest meme appears to be something along the lines of “Vote Against John McCain Because He Is Short And Doesn’t Dress Like A GQ Model!”

Really, some people could not possibly be more ridiculous. If I am wrong about that, I am deeply afraid.

Of course, it is entirely possible that the latest potshots from the political cheap seats stem from fear:

John McCain and the Republican National Committee started August with a hefty $96 million, financially flush and strongly positioned to compete with prolific fundraiser Barack Obama and the Democrats.

Republicans have been trying to even out the financial playing field after trailing Democrats in overall fundraising for most of the election cycle.

McCain has been a subpar fundraiser and has lagged the much-more adept Obama in monthly campaign tallies. But the RNC, with big-draw President Bush helping, has trounced its Democratic counterpart in collections. That has helped McCain and the GOP stay competitive financially with Obama and the Democratic National Committee.

The July numbers reflect how far McCain and the Republicans have come.

McCain raised $27 million in July, his largest one-month fundraising haul since clinching the GOP presidential nomination, and had $21 million available to spend, while the RNC brought in nearly $26 million, and had $75 million on hand to compete with the Democrats.

Expect more tedious anti-McCain writings soon. It’s all the Huffington Post appears to be good for these days.