McCain: I’m going to “whip Obama’s you know what”

Sen. John McCain has vowed to “whip” Sen. Obama’s “you-know-what” in Wednesday’s final presidential debate. Talk about managing expectations, anything less than a “whipping” could now become a loss if McCain doesn’t step up to the plate. Beyond that statement, McCain has vowed a strong direction for his campaign.

Video of the statement from the AP via YouTube:

Report from Dallas Morning News:

Republican John McCain vowed Sunday to whip Democratic rival Barack Obama’s “you-know-what” Wednesday in their final televised debate.

Mr. McCain made that pledge as top advisers said he is weighing new economic proposals to help the nation weather the financial crisis. He refused to answer a reporter’s question Sunday about what plans he might be considering.

A McCain adviser said new economic proposals will be rolled out this week. Officials said the measures being considered include tax cuts – perhaps temporary – for capital gains and dividends, according to

Meanwhile, Mr. Obama walked door to door in a working-class neighborhood near Toledo, Ohio, to ask struggling families how he could help them.

Their answers ranged from tax cuts to aid for struggling auto companies to measures to reduce home foreclosures.

Denise Knisley, a 53-year-old grocery-store employee, said she had been thinking about voting for the Democrat and definitely will after meeting him.

“You’ve got to believe in somebody,” she said.

Report on the new direction of McCain’s campaign from Politico:

Three weeks before Election Day, John McCain on Monday unveiled a more forceful new stump speech in which he portrayed himself as a scrappy fighter on the comeback trail against an opponent who’s already “measuring the drapes” in the Oval Office.

“The national media has written us off.,” McCain said in remarks prepared for delivery in Virginia Beach. “Sen. Obama is measuring the drapes and planning with Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Reid to raise taxes, increase spending, take away your right to vote by secret ballot in labor elections and concede defeat in Iraq. But they forgot to let you decide. My friends, we’ve got them just where we want them.”

Referring to his more than five years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, McCain says: “I know what fear feels like. It’s a thief in the night who robs your strength. I know what hopelessness feels like. It’s an enemy who defeats your will. I felt those things once before. I will never let them in again. I’m an American. And I choose to fight.”

McCain is appearing Monday in Virginia and North Carolina — two states that are usually safe for Republicans in presidential races and that he should have put away long ago. But Barack Obama is pouring visits and staff into the former Confederacy, and he has caught McCain in many Southern polls.

Nationally, the Real Clear Politics average has Obama up 7.3 points. A Washington Post-ABC News Poll out Monday morning gives Obama a yawning 10-point lead, while a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll shows Obama up just four points.

“Let me give you the state of the race today,” McCain says in his new speech. “We have 22 days to go. We’re six points down. …

“What America needs in this hour is a fighter; someone who puts all his cards on the table and trusts the judgment of the American people. I come from a long line of McCains who believed that to love America is to fight for her. I have fought for you most of my life. There are other ways to love this country, but I’ve never been the kind to do it from the sidelines.”

The remarks reflect the graceful cadences of Mark Salter, McCain’s longtime aide and co-author, and suggest that the senator plans to fight without personally going viciously negative in the final days. He can leave that to the television advertisements.

The reference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is part of a new Republican effort to warn voters of the consequences of having one party dominate all of Washington, as Democrats would if Obama won in a landslide that helped his party rack up wider congressional margins.

The question which always looms 3 weeks out, is it too late? Personally I think this race is tighter than the polls reflect, however, Obama is clearly at an advantage right now.

  • EricF

    Nate i told you this story was growing legs. lol.

  • Bill Hedges

    Eric F–I would like to see those videos, but my new computer sound is not working properly. McCain must figuatively come out swinging in this last Debate. Ignoring the questions if necessary. Problem is the number of people who believve Obama’s talk, and ignore the history on how he walks. I hope it is not to late. I do fear another Democrat controled Congress. Rep Lewis comparing Gerge Wallace to McCain is sinful

  • Travis

    Odd that a white man now hopes to send a message by whipping a black man in public.

  • EricF

    aww poor Travis got his race card out. everyone is starting to see the only ones injecting race are the liberal dems. you guys should be ashamed using race as a shield and a sword. do you guys have no shame at all?

  • Bill Hedges

    Travis- Perhaps you do not know the meaning of figuretivaly. (mispelled) Please look it up. You are taking a whole differnt meaning to what I said. Why woud you want to do that ? No intent of physical treat was involved in my statement. That is clearly stated in my comment.

  • EricF
  • I found this great cartoon on the Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 blog: dead on!

  • Grey

    Wow… you guys are taking a joke a little too seriously…

    I thought it was funny, Travis.

  • Ahhh Bill you call it figuratively, I like it, just like when Obama figuratively called McCains policies lipstick on a pig and the whole GOP went nucking futs thinking Obama was calling Palin a pig.

    Personally I hope McCain opens up a can of whoop-ass and Obama then promptly shoves that can up McCains “you-know-what” 😉

  • Bill Hedges

    Nz- You’re way out there tonight. Got anything left for me

  • EricF
  • Pats

    EricF you’ve gone too far. Generalisation is dangerous. Please withdarw that statement ” Obama supporters have no shame”. Your contribution in this web has been very good and thought provoking. Please maintain that.

  • EricF

    Pats im not withdrawing anything. take a look around other forums on the election. packed with liberal obama supporters calling McCain a racist and every other insult in the book. i stand by what i said. dont like it dont read it. simple.

  • Pats

    EricF, I’m sorry if you are offended by my suggestion. I’ve been reading your contributions and really respect your opinions. The forums and people you are referring to are far inferior to you, as far as I’m concern. Doing what they do is reducing yourself to their level. You must have been hurt by their deeds but please maintain your maturity as you are known to be.

  • EricF, this forum is this forum and shouldn’t be compared to others that are out there. Yes there’s some really wacky ones on the net but people who post on this one do so because they like the set up and the way Nate runs it.

  • Isaiah

    Quite frankly, Obama will whip McCain’s wrinkly “you know what” exactly as he did in the previous 2 debates.

  • Ms Molly

    How did Travis pull the race card? This whole debate has been racial! Do any of you people realize that if Obama said things like “You betcha!” or “Gosh darnit”, he’d be a black MAN WHO COULDN’T SPEAK WELL? Palin gets a pass because she’s white. Who the hell do you think the “hockey moms” are, or the “soccer moms” are? White women…This thing is about race. White folk seem to think that black voters wanting Obama to win is a “black thang”, but yet most of us supported BILL CLINTON! This campaign has always been about race even if WE ACT LIKE IT ISN’T. No, I am not racist, I’m just not going to sit here and sugar coat everything like BLACK and WHITE don’t matter. It will matter.