As of this morning a new third party candidate has entered the race, much to the chagrin of John McCain. The new candidate, Joad Cressbeckler, could potentially steal votes from the Republican base, much like Ralph Nader in the 2000 race against Al Gore. The new candidate is very similar to McCain, except even more outspoken on the issues. He has a strict stance on negotiating with leaders of foreign countries that makes McCain's look weak by comparison. Believe it or not, the new candidate has even more life experience than McCain and has a tax plan that more conservatives are likely to agree with. In addition, his "straight talk" is unlike anything I've ever seen. This guy is 10 pounds of Maverickiness in a 5 pound bag. This could be devastating to John McCain's campaign, and this new challenger could not have come at a worse time. There is no doubt that this candidate shares many McCain's qualities, and will ultimately cost him votes on Nov. 4th.
Here's a link to a news story covering the emergence of this new candidate, who comes from even further outside the beltway than Sarah Palin.
I am JohnnyBax, and Mr. Cressbeckler scares the shit out of me.