Tuesday, October 28, 2008

McCain: "No One Will Delay The World Series With An Infomercial When I'm President."

While speaking in Pennsylvania, John McCain said, "No one will the delay the World Series with an infomercial while I'm President."

This was, of course, in reference to Barack Obama's 30 minute ad that will air tomorrow night on NBC, CBS and FOX which is covering the 2008 World Series. Game 5 of the World Series, which was suspended last night in the middle of the 6th inning due to inclement weather, will be resumed on Wednesday night but the start of the game will be delayed to accomodate Obama. The game is scheduled to resume at 8:37 p.m.

Does Obama really want to alienate Phillies and Rays fans who are based in key states Obama must win? Evidently so. Despite his occasional reminders to his supporters about the New Hampshire Primary he seems to think he can't wear out his welcome and can do no wrong.

The liberal media makes the weak case that NBC accomodated John McCain during his acceptance speech at the RNC last month. Because of the RNC, the NFL moved its kick off game between the New York Giants and Washington Redskins up 90 minutes earlier. (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/10/28/mccain_mocks_obama_infomercial.html)

But there's a problem with that line of reasoning like most left-wing arguments. The RNC was scheduled more than two years ahead of time. Far sooner than the NFL set up its schedule for the 2008 season. By contrast, twelve days ago the Obama campaign decides that it is buying half an hour of airtime with the knowledge it could conflict with the World Series. If the schedule had played out the Obama infomercial would have conflicted with Game 6 in Tampa Bay. But given the weather problems alluded to earlier it will now interfere with the resumption of Game 5.

I can't emphasize this enough. If I'm a Phillies fan and haven't seen my team win a World Series in 28 years, I don't want to see Obama, McCain or anybody else. The games start late enough as it is. If I'm a Rays fan who has never seen my team win a World Series and are on the brink of elimination, I don't want to see Obama, McCain or anybody else. I would just want baseball and save politics for another night.

But Obama is so full of himself. If he's willing to put the World Series on hold what is there to stop him from delaying the proceedings on Superbowl Sunday?

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