Philosophy for Dummies, By John McCain

McCain told Fox News today that the reason Obama is doing so much better than he is in the midst of the crisis on Wall Street is that “Life isn’t fair.”

Republican John McCain — making the rounds of the morning news shows as polls show him falling behind Democratic rival Barack Obama and his running mate losing the confidence of voters — sounded either bitter or fatalistic, or perhaps was trying some gallows humor.

Asked why Obama has been rising as the Wall Street crisis has dominated attention, McCain said with a chuckle on Fox News Channel: “Because life isn’t fair.”

“He certainly did nothing for the first few days,” McCain added. “I suspended my campaign, took our ads down, came back to Washington, met with the House folks and got on the phone, and also had face-to-face meetings.”

Of course, it couldn’t be that Americans are smart enough to know when they’re being played, oh no. It couldn’t be that voters figured out that McCain was lying, that he didn’t actually suspend his campaign at all, but rather, as Ben Smith put it, “…just turned a national crisis into an occasion to promote his campaign.”

McCain’s actions really have very little, if anything, to do with his campaign’s fortunes, you see. It’s all about fate, and the basic unfairness of life.

Over at Comments from Left Field, Kyle finds the timing of Sen. McCain’s moment of clarity a bit rich (pun fully intended:

Are you kidding me?  The man with seven houses is now saying life isn’t fair?  The man who traded his old wife in for a younger, non-disfigured-by-car-accident, model with a fortune is now saying life isn’t fair?

Because he isn’t winning an election he feels he’s entitled to, John McCain now says that life isn’t fair.  Thank you so much for the news flash, I’m sure all the people out there having a hard time paying their rent every month weren’t exactly sure until McCain came out and said it.

No, Senator, if life were fair, you would be down a whole lot more in the polls than you currently are.

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