'Life isn't fair,' McCain laments explaining campaign downturn
David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Thursday October 2, 2008

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Republican presidential candidate John McCain sought the friendly embrace of the crew at Fox & Friends Monday morning, where he lamented that only the existential injustice inherent to human existence could explain the downturn his campaign has taken in recent days.

"Life isn't fair!" McCain said, giving perhaps the only reason he could muster to explain his struggling campaign.

McCain is particularly perturbed that voters prefer Obama's positions on the economy even though he theatrically and ineffectively "suspended" his campaign last week ostensibly to fix the economy. (Actually, McCain's campaign hummed along much as usual despite his dramatic exit from the campaign trail.)

It's not just McCain's woeful economic ratings that have him complaining about life. He wishes tonight's vice presidential debate had a different moderator other than Gwen Ifill, the PBS journalist who moderated last cycle's VP showdown between Dick Cheney and John Edwards. Conservatives, including the McCain campaign, have pounced on Ifill because she has a book coming out in January titled, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

The book was made public two weeks before McCain's campaign agreed to have Ifill serve as moderator. Ask McCain about it now though, and get a common refrain.

"Frankly, I would imagine that there's other people out there who aren't writing a book that's going to be on inauguration day favorable to Senator Obama, but that's life!" he tells his Fox friends. "Life isn't fair sometimes -- as I mentioned earlier in the program."

This video is from Fox's Fox & Friends, broadcast October 2, 2008.

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