The Duck of Minerva

The Duck Quacks at Twilight

Those must have been some ugly internal polls

September 24, 2008

I can’t imagine how postponing the Friday debate will have any substantive impact on the nature or character of the bailout negotiations, so I’m going to go with the conventional wisdom and assume that this is basically a very dramatic attempt to get Rick Davis out of the headlines, give McCain a chance to close those 10+ points on economic leadership, and shift the momentum of the campaign.

But really now, could the 2008 election get any more bizarre?

… Apparently, yes.

What is this, some sort of poker game?

Obama: “I bid two bipartisan chips.”
McCain: “I’ll see your chips…. and raise you one presidential campaign!!!”

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.