This video by Crooks & Liars shows Fox News discussing John McCain's awful speech on the final night of the primaries when Barack Obama secured the nomination. Besides giving Colbert viewers endless laughs with the green screen background, McCain proved beyond any doubt that he has great difficulty conveying a sense of sincerity when giving a speech.
That, plus his extremely creepy smile while reiterating his phony "my friends" tag before just about every sentence, shows why McCain is terrified of looking like a complete putz next to Barack Obama in a debate. And why he only wants to appear with him in an environment where their differences won't be so obvious.
In the succeeding weeks McCain has been pushing for a minimum of ten "town hall" style meetings with Obama, obviously because there is a much better likelihood of softball questions being given to McCain and the style of the meetings won't emphasize McCain's lack of speech-making talent.
And, judging from the recent McCain-only town hall meeting, Fox News hopes to control the audience by limiting admittance only to Republicans and McCain supporters. We all know that Obama's people aren't falling for that one, and they're going to stick with a normal schedule of debates. The debates that McCain dreads.
Which will only help solidify the nation's increasing support for Barack.