Is John McCain trying to lose?

When it comes to political campaigns, a lot of effort goes into making sure the candidate is presented well, but it seems like the McCain campaign is asleep at the wheel. For example, take a look at this photo of Barack Obama appearing before a crowd of 200,000 today in Germany :


It’s a striking image that really captures the enthusiasm Obama has generated not only here in America, but throughout the world. John McCain, on the other hand, chose to make an appearance today on the sidewalk in front of a German restaurant, beneath a sign that reads “Fudge Haus”.


Equally embarrassing was when McCain canceled his press availability yesterday (lest he answer questions about being a total dick) only to pop up in the “Dairy Delights” section of a local grocery store :



As an Obama supporter, I couldn’t dream of a better contrast. Barack Obama addressed the world today from Berlin, echoing speeches by Ronald Reagan and John F Kennedy. Yesterday, John McCain stood between the cheese and the orange juice and tried to explain why he couldn’t remember when the surge happened. If things continue like this until November, I might be laughing too hard to make it to the polls.