Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mccain's winning argument among Independents: FEAR A ONE PARTY RULE

McCain Raises the Spectre of a Multi-headed Reid-Pelosi-Obama Hydra Controlling Washington, DC

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – There's a topic that Sen; Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his campaign don't seem eager to discuss much, or at all, and it's one that Republicans are raising with increasing frequency in these final days: the notion of one-party rule returning to Washington DC.

Speaking at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Albuquerque on Saturday morning, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., raised the prospect of Democrats controlling the White House, the Senate, and the House.

"Senator Obama is measuring the drapes and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to raise taxes, increase spending and concede defeat in Iraq," McCain said.

It's one of McCain's closing arguments, and it makes sense. As ABC News' Polling Director Gary Langer points out, many swing-voting independents don't like the idea of one party controlling the executive branch, as well as both houses of Congress.

Independents, by 43-34 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, say divided government is the better way to go.

And by 45-37 percent they say they'd rather see Republicans win control of Congress. (Which ain't gonna happen. As of now, House Republicans lament, the only question is how many seats they lose.)

You're going to hear this argument a lot this week; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., has even come up with a handy nickname for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and (in this construct) President Barack Obama: "RePO".

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