U. S. Senate challenger Jim Deakin demonstrated again that he’s not ready for prime time as he virtually collapsed while making his own closing statement during last night‘s televised debate. If he is unable hold up under the pressure of a debate, how would he manage in the rough and tumble world of Washington, D.C.?
Yet John McCain complimented him, saying “Jim you did a good job tonight, your first time out.”
The gratuitous compliment lends credibility to the buzz that Deakin is an integral part of the McCain strategy, to siphon enough votes from Hayworth to ensure a victory for the McMaverick — a man who can be counted on to continually stick his finger in the eye of his own party.
Deakin supporters should remember that a vote for Jimmie Lee Deakin is the same as a vote for Ross Perot was in 1992. Each of those votes translated to a boost for Bill Clinton. Votes for Deakin will ensure McCain another six-year term.